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FAPSC is always in need of volunteers to carry out the association's strategic plan goals. Volunteers can participate in multiple committees and task forces. FAPSC has standing committees that plan and organize a range of educational programs, events, and industry and professional development activities for our members. Must be a member of FAPSC to volunteer for a committee.  These committees will meet via conference and or in conjunction with the FAPSC quarterly board meetings.

Members interested in serving on one of the committees below can contact the FAPSC staff coordinator for more information or complete a volunteer profile to get started.

Allied Health

Composed of all health related profession programs except Nursing but include Home Health Aide, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technicians, Radiological Technicians, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technicians, Ultrasound Technicians, Veterinary Technicians, etc.

Co- Chair: Mark Gutmann and Debra Weninger
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Katie Allan


This committee administers the Annual FAPSC Awards Program, recognizing their colleagues according to the policies established by the board of directors. Members are responsible for promotion of the awards program and selection of  recipients.

Co-Chairs: Jorge Alfonso and Pamela Kraska
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Katie Allan


The Communications Committee is responsible for coordinating effective communication efforts to promote the private postsecondary career schools/colleges message and promote the value our members provide to student and the business community.

Co-Chair: Mitch Talenfeld
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Curtis Austin

Computers & Information Technology

Composed of schools/programs in Computer Assisted Design, Computer Gaming, Engineering, Information Technology, Network Management, Software, etc.

Chair: Gil Bonwitt
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Wanda Minick

Continuing Education and Conference

The Continuing Education Committee meets bi-monthly in conjunction with the FAPSC Board. The committee covers conferences and continuing education courses through FAPSC. Members will assist with curriculum development and logistics for all continuing education programs, online and in-person, for school administrators and faculty. The committee hosts workshops throughout the state and provides assistance at conferences.

Chair: Melissa Wade
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Katie Allan

Cosmetology Arts and Massage

Composed of schools/programs in Aesthetics, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Nail Technicians, Spa Management, etc.

Chair: Nancy Bradley
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Wanda Minick

Creative Arts 

Composed of schools/programs in Advertising, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Graphic Arts, Media, etc.

Co-Chair: Open
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Wanda Minick

Distance Education

Composed of schools/programs in Online Education.

Co-Chair: Steven Brooks and Brian Swanson
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Katie Allan


The Legislative Committee focuses on policy and higher education regulatory issues, with the objective of advancing career colleges and schools and their students.  Committee members help develop FAPSC' legislative agenda and make recommendations for action on all legislation affecting career colleges and schools. 

Co-Chairs: Justin Berkowitz and Nancy Rodriguez
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Curtis Austin

Liberal Arts & Traditional Programs

Composed of schools/programs more closely aligned with traditional educational programs such as Accounting, Business, Criminology, Education, Psychology, etc. as well as General Education and ESL.

Co-Chairs: Connie Duke and Dr. Ramon Garcia
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Katie Allen

Member Services

The Member Services Committee is responsible for advancing and meeting the needs of member schools through on-going recruitment and retention initiatives. The committee is responsible for coordinating regional activities such as workshops, town hall meetings, and social events.  The committee also is responsible for the implementation and monitoring FAPSC Affinity Partnership Programs.

Co-Chairs: Brandon Biederman and Susan Schulz
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Wanda Minick


Formed in 2009 due to the demand of the Nursing shortage in the State of Florida, FAPSC mission is to support quality nursing programs in our sector. Since, this committee has been a driving force identify topics and issues that need to be addressed, and ways to share best practices through hosting sessions at conferences, webinars and through regional events. This committee meets in a variety of different ways, either at the quartely FAPSC board meeting, via conference call or schedule one on one's with fellow members. The Nursing committee continues to seek ways to assist member and non-member schools to offer quality nursing programs that help meet Florida’s need for nurses and collaborates with the Florida Board of Nursing.

Co-Chair: Steven Litvack and Jay Ober
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Curtis Austin

Technical Arts & Trades

Composed of schools/programs in Construction, Diving, Electronics, HVAC, Mechanics, Truck Driving, Welding, etc.

Chair: Greg Jones
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Curtis Austin


Formed in May of 2011, this committee seeks ways to strengthen workforce development policies and relationships that will benefit students attending Florida’s career schools and colleges.

Chair: Open
FAPSC Staff Coordinator: Wanda Minick

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