Professional Development Committee

Interim Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)

Committee Members:

  • David Adams, Widener University (PA)
  • Anthony Ambrogi, St. Catherine's School (VA)
  • Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA)
  • Tisa Frederick, West Springfield High School (VA)
  • Barbara Hancock, The Potomac School (DC)
  • Christine Jenkins, Univ. of MD Baltimore County (MD)
  • Matt Kaberline, Georgetown Visitation (DC)
  • Jeannine Lalonde, University of Virginia (VA)
  • Rebekah LaPlante, Radford University (VA)
  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter Sch (DC)
  • Mary Layman,The Covenant School (VA)
  • Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
  • Luis 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)
  • Libby Weith, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA)
  • Jennifer Williams, Jemicy School School (MD)
  • Hannah Wolff, Langley High School - CCS (VA)
  • Rachel Wyant, St. Margaret's School (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.

What's Coming Up?

  • Annual Conference
    May 2-4, 2019
    College Park Marriott |  College Park, MD

  • Annual Summer Institute
    July 15-16, 2019 with College Tours July 17
    Shepherd University | Shepherstown, WV

  • Drive-In Workshops for both sides of the desk.

Other Professional Development Opportunities

    • Year-round:  Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) SAIL (Succeed, Advancement, Innovate, Lead) Program. CLICK HERE to learn more.