Judith S. Eaton, President, joined CHEA in August 1997. Prior to her work at CHEA, she held various leadership positions in higher education, including serving as chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and president of the Community College of Philadelphia, the Community College of Southern Nevada and the Council for Aid to Education.
Jeffrey S. Abbott, Vice President of Finance and Administration, joined CHEA in August 2013. He previously served in a variety of positions at The Clearing House and The Clearing House Payments Company, including Senior Vice President, Vice President of Finance and Controller.
Thomas J. Cornacchia, Vice President for Recognition Services, joined CHEA in May 2015. He previously served as Director of Operations and Program Development at the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Earlier, he served as Director of Accreditation for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and held a variety of positions at the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Joél Espinoza, Special Assistant to the President, joined CHEA in December 2011. He has served as an executive assistant at companies including Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, Russell Reynolds Associates, Opus8, Inc. and Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Previously, he served as Senior Knowledge Analyst, Program Management in the Global Office of Knowledge Management at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Kathleen Ford, Website Manager, joined CHEA in December 2017. She previously was Creative Director of Health Affairs, a nonprofit organization for whom she served in a number of Website management and design capacities for nearly 15 years. She has also worked for organizations including Heath Strategies Network and Kaiser Permanente.
Jan Friis, Vice President for Government Affairs, joined CHEA in May 2006 from Final Analysis Communication Services, Inc. where he was Vice President of Administration and Director of Government Relations. Jan has served as chief of staff for two former Members of Congress (Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania and Mr. Forbes of New York) and served as district administrator for a third Member, Mr. Schulze of Pennsylvania. Jan has also been in private law practice.
Kaitlin Scanlan, Office Manager, joined CHEA in February 2017. She previously was Administrative Assistant for the Office of International Education Services at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. She also has experience as a temporary Lease Coordinator for a leading commercial real estate organization.
Eric Selwyn, Membership and Information Administrator, joined CHEA in May 2011. He previously served as Production Manager for Bulls Eye Marketing, Inc., where he handled day-to-day operations for a data management company. He also has served in administrative positions for the George Mason University School of Management, Washington Gas, First Union and Bank of America.
Tim Willard, Senior Director of Communications, joined CHEA in January 2009. He previously worked at several nonprofit associations.