Dr. Geisce Ly
Dr. Geisce Ly’s career reflects more than 24 years of dedicated service helping students get on a path to college and career. He has been in the California Community College system the last 13 years and have the perspective of working at two community college districts—a small rural and a large urban—with their diverse needs and unique challenges. Currently, he serves as Dean of the Downtown Campus and School of Business, Child Development, Culinary Arts, Fashion, and Environmental Horticulture/Floristry at City College of San Francisco. Geisce enjoys facilitating leadership trainings and professional development workshops because he is passionate about empowering people to live their best life and do their best work. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from University of Michigan, a M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Penn State University, and a B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine.
Jennifer Mount's 15+ years of experience as a Workforce Performance Consultant has crossed the globe and many industries. She has worked with Fortune 500 Companies such as Microsoft, 3M, and Amgen as well as non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs to help enhance employee skills and to develop the next generation of leaders. Jennifer holds a BA from Providence College in Education, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, as well as a Professional and Executive Coaching Certification.
Mwanaisha A. Sims, J.D./M.PA
Mwanaisha is the Director of Policy, Training and Compliance for the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD). She oversees compliance with Federal and State laws including District policies and procedures and leads the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC), where she implemented several programs and professional development opportunities to increase awareness of social justice, equity and diversity. Prior to joining SMCCCD, Mwanaisha worked for the Office of Institutional Equity at Michigan State University and was instrumental in helping build an office that promotes an inclusive and equitable campus for all. She has also served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, and as a staff attorney with the Third Circuit Court General Counsel Office in Detroit, Michigan where she represented the Judges of the Third Circuit Court and drafted legal opinions and memorandums of law.
Carrie Collins, JD, PhD
Carrie Collins is an innovative and strategic change agent who crafts order from chaos and solves problems for people and organizations. A consummate connector of individuals and ideas, Carrie creates structures and processes that result in greater efficiencies. Her ability to strategically set a direction, gauge progress with quantifiable metrics, and report outcomes in a precise fashion has made her a critical asset to multiple organizations. Carrie’s work has been published in professional association magazines, business journals, peer reviewed journals (print and online), and she has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. Carrie’s finely honed organizational skills led her to found H.O.W. Lifestyle LLC in 2020, and she serves as its CEO (Chief Executive Organizer). As a H.O.W. Highly Organized WomanTM, she shares tools to find time with people and teams, so that they can work with flexibility without sacrificing productivity. She’ll show you H.O.W. to show busy who’s boss.
Dr. Aaron Anderson
Dr. Aaron Anderson is a native of Whitley County, Kentucky. He completed his Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts degree, and Rank I Certificate in education at Cumberland College. Also, he completed endorsements for Instructional Supervisor, Principal, and Superintendent, at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Anderson has 24 years of public school and higher education teaching and administrative experience; he has served as a high school teacher, middle school principal, adjunct undergraduate, and graduate Associate Professor in Leadership Studies. He completed his Doctor of Education degree in 2011 at the University of the Cumberlands. His teaching and research interests center around leadership, grant writing and professional writing, and program evaluation.
Traci Townsend-Gieg is a nonprofit and small business consultant specializing in program management, executive staff/board training and development, and grant writing, with over 30 years of successful involvement in her field. Her work experience includes community networking program management; oversight of regional education, clinical, and community outreach programs; and local, state, and national administrative and legislative advocacy. Traci studied biology at Penn State University and nursing at Holy Family College in Philadelphia, PA. She lives with her husband, Dale, in Paso Robles, CA.
Dr. Sonia Luckey
Dr. Sonia Luckey is a Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. Her heart-centered philosophy of care includes integrating the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects of health as the foundation for wholeness and well-being. She believes that when her patients care for themselves in a holistic way, they build resilience. Dr. Luckey works with patients and the rest of their health care teams to make a plan and be sure that all elements of their health care are balanced and incorporated to help reach goals for well-being.
Her national Board Certifications are as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
and Family Nurse Practitioner. She also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
from Brandman University, and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology from University
of Santa Monica, along with a Master of Science, Nursing and Bachelor of Science,
Nursing degrees from California State University, Long Beach. She is a Certified HeartMath®
Clinician and Trainer, and she has additional training in Functional Medicine and
Energy modalities and is a certified Reiki Master.
Sara C. Schrader, Ed.D.
Dr. Schrader is the Vice President of College and Administrative Servicesfor Modesto
Junior College (MJC).
She provides leadership in the development of the college’s annual budget building process and ensures
that the budget is integrated with strategic planning to provide ongoing leadership for financial decision
making at the College. She oversees the management and direction of the Business Service and Auxiliary
Service units, and she leads and manages the following college governance committees: Resource
Allocation and Facilities Committee and the College Technology Committee collaborating with faculty and
staff on college initiatives in support of student success.
Dr. Schrader currently serves as the Vice Chair for California Community College Colleague
and is an active member on both the Association of California Community College Administrators and
the Fiscal Standards Committee for the Association of Chief Business Officials. She received her
Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University, her Masters of Business
Administration in Accounting & Finance from American InterContinental University and her Bachelor of
Science in Accounting, International Business and Economics from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.