Professional Development Committee

Co-Chairs:  Charlain Bailey, Community Bridges (MD) and Daniel Zawacki, Towson University (MD)

Vice Chair:  Damian Garcia, Glenelg Country School (MD)

Committee Members:

  • David Adams, Widener University (PA)
  • Anthony Ambrogi, St. Catherine's School (VA)
  • Germel Clarke, US Naval Academy (MD)
  • Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA)
  • Damian Garcia, Glenelg Country School (MD)
  • Barbara Hancock, The Potomac School (VA)
  • Christine Jenkins, Univ. of MD Baltimore County (MD)
  • Jeannine Lalonde, University of Virginia (VA)
  • Rebekah LaPlante, Radford University (VA)
  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter School (DC)
  • Kirstin Lazri, Mary Baldwin University (VA)
  • Matthew Munsey, Mary Baldwin University (VA)
  • Luis R. Portillo, University of Delaware (DC & VA)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Ben Rous, Hampton Roads Academy (VA)
  • Jennifer Scott, Norfolk Academy (VA)
  • Lauren Wagner, George Mason University (VA)
  • Alison Weston, New River Community College (VA)
  • Jennifer Williams, Jemicy School (MD)
  • Hannah Wolff, Langley High School - CCS (VA)


The Professional Development Committee develops programs, training models and forums for professional issues and trends which will assist in the development of college admission counseling at secondary schools and post-secondary institutions.  To view our archive of past events and professional development materials, login as a member and click on the sub menus under Professional Development.  If you are not a member, please visit and click on "Join" under the Membership Information section.

The co-chairs of Professional Development will work to build a cohesive professional development program that seeks to serve the membership of PCACAC. Specifically, the co-chairs will organize and manage a committee that will plan the day-to-day professional development programs. Furthermore, the co-chairs will help identify and develop future leaders of PCACAC by recruiting young professionals to present at programs.  The co-chairs will report on efforts, as well as represent the interests of Professional Development to the President's Council through regular board meetings and communication with President of PCACAC.

A member benefit

Members may login at to access hidden menus under "Professional Development".  There you can view our program schedules, session materials,  information on faculty, sponsors, keynote speakers, and grants/scholarships offered.

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