Professional Development Steering Committee


The Professional Development Steering Committee (PDSC) coordinates content and programs for the professional development mission of WACUBO by identifying programmatic opportunities based upon the needs of the WACUBO membership. The PDSC is responsible for developing and providing professional development programs to meet those opportunities and needs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing findings from available needs assessment, environmental scanning, market analysis, and/or prior event feedback and from the volunteer engagement committee
  • Identifying needed offerings, defining learning outcomes, and positioning offerings to targeted audiences through appropriate modalities;
  • Annually provide an overview of the collective program offering of the organization across all offerings (institutes, annual conference, workshops, etc.)
  • Continuously monitoring evaluations and feedback and recommending course additions and corrections, as needed;
  • Identify and cultivate members and other professionals serve as program facilitators for the various programs;
  • Administration and coordination of a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program
  • Coordinate and represent WACUBO in NACUBO programming efforts
  • Identify and implement additional program offering to strengthen the overall suite of WACUBO program offerings


  • Arch Asawa, President
  • Teresa Costantinidis, First Vice President
  • Ruth Johnston, Second Vice President and Annual Conference Program Committee Chair
  • Lisa Frace, Third Vice President
  • Katy Rees, Leadership Program Chair
  • Sara Reed, Workshops Chair
  • Jennifer Williams, Mentoring Program Chair
  • Pam Hemann, BMI Director
  • Lauralea Edwards, Data Analytics Chair
  • Nicholle Zarkower, Marketing and Communications Committee Chair
  • Pia Brancolino, WACUBO CPE Manager
  • Lynn Valenter, At Large Member
  • Jean Vock, At Large Member
  • Robyn Pennington, PDSC Chair