Advisory Committees

Curriculum Advisory Committees 2019-2020

Curriculum advisory committees are integrally involved with the development and improvement of occupational/technical and continuing education programs at Blue Ridge Community College. These volunteers from local and regional businesses, industries, educational institutions and government agencies provide valued expertise and advisement in curriculum development, curriculum assessment and modification, internship opportunities, marketing, and graduate placement.

Administration of Justice

  • Sheriff Donald Smith, Augusta County Sheriff’s Department
  • Mr. James E. Williams, Staunton Police Department
  • Vacant
  • Mr. Andy McNally, Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy Director
  • Chief Michael D. Wilhelm, Waynesboro Police Department
  • Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department
  • Mr. Eric English, Harrisonburg Police Department

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Mr. Ben Ham, Stuarts Draft High School
  • Ms. Rhonda Nicely, McKee Foods Corp.
  • Mr. Jeff Stapel, Shickel Corporation
  • Ms. Keri Hutcheson, Merck and Co., Inc.
  • Ms. Mary Sullivan, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Ms. Velma Bryant, Blue Ridge Community College


  • Mr. Eric Fitzgerald, Mt. Solon
  • Mr. Jeff Ishee, Mt. Sidney
  • Mr. John Flora, Lenhart Pettit, Harrisonburg
  • Dr. Bruce Bowman, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Matt Lohr, Farm Credit
  • Dr. Paul Edmonston


  • Dr. William Wightman, James Madison University
  • Mr. Joey Groah, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Tommy Thompson, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Jaye Brumfield, Bridgewater
  • Ms. Piper Groves, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Doug Sheridan, Staunton


  • Mr. Mikkle Bak, Fisher Auto Parts, Grottoes
  • Mr. Ryan Basile, Ford Power Stroke Diesel, Charlottesville
  • Mr. Cliff Clements, Charlie Obaugh Chev., Buick, GMC, Kia, Staunton
  • Mr. Grant Dinwiddie, Charlie Obaugh Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Kia, Staunton
  • Mr. Sean Duncan, Valley Career and Technical Center, Fishersville
  • Mr. Mike Evelsizer, Obaugh Ford, Staunton
  • Mr. Steve Faught, Rittenhouse Auto Service and Shenandoah Automotive, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Wade Faucher, Harrisonburg Ford, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Joshua Fix, Valley Honda/Valley Nissan, Staunton
  • Mr. Greg Obaugh, Obaugh Ford, Staunton
  • Ms. Terry Powers, Dick Myers Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Brannon Pyles, Steven Toyota, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Devin West, Ford Motor Company

Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Mr. Kyle London, Classic Aviation, Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Greg Campbell, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Brad Holliday, Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater
  • Mr. Nathan Krobath, Blue Ridge Aviation Charlottesville Flight Center, Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Val Larsen, EAA President, Bridgewater
  • Mr. Joel Shank, Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater
  • Mr. Karl Stoltzfus, Jr., Avotek, Weyers Cave

Business and Accounting

  • Mr. Raymond Ergenbright, Staunton
  • Mr. Aaron Green, FM Bank, Timberville
  • Ms. Margaret Hersh, DuPont Community Credit Union, Waynesboro
  • Ms. Tara Smith, DuPont Community Credit Union, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Steve Stroop, Elmore & Hupp, Staunton
  • Ms. Tina Sweet, LUMOS Networks, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Jeffrey Ward, Franklin, Franklin, Denny & Ward, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Jim Weaver, Bridgewater Retirement Community, Inc., Bridgewater
  • Ms. Glenda Western, Miller Coors, Elkton
  • Ms. Cindy Rader, Pendleton Community Bank/Allegheny Mortgage Company, Harrisonburg

Commercial Driving

  • Mr. Devon Anders, Interchange Group, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Jonathan Berry, Crosby Trucking, Inc., Mount Sidney
  • Mr. Andy Butler, J.D. Newman Trucking, Inc., Elkwood
  • Mr. Hobie Halterman, Valley Proteins, Inc., Linville
  • Mr. Dennis Houff, IDM Trucking, Inc., Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Dave Newman, J.D. Newman Trucking, Inc., Elkwood
  • Mr. Bob Thomas, Crosby Trucking, Inc., Mount Sidney
  • Mr. Chris Thompson, Interchange Group, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. J.W. Wood, Shenandoah Trucking. Inc., Staunton

Computer and Electronics

  • Mr. Al Alexander, Buffalo Gap High School, Swoope
  • Mr. Berry Grant, COMSONICS, Inc., Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Greg Kempfer, Valley Automation, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Jeff Long, Augusta Health, Fishersville
  • Mr. Doug May, Shentel
  • Mr. Richard Wilkins, Dominion Technical Solutions, Fishersville
  • Mr. James W. Perry, Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater

Early Childhood Development

  • Ms. Kathy Banks
  • Ms. Jelisa Wolfe, Staunton City Schools, Staunton
    Ms. Ashley Jean, Staunton YMCA, Staunton
  • Ms. Peggy Vaughn
  • Ms. Pamela Johnson, Rockingham County
  • Ms. Delores Jameson, Harrisonburg/Rockingham
  • Ms. Andrea Reigel, Augusta County
  • Ms. Marta Szuba
  • Ms. Valerie Locklear, Augusta County

Emergency Medical Services

  • Ms. Mandy Bennington, Augusta Health
  • Dr. Asher Brand, Waynesboro, VA
  • Kim Craig, Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad, Staunton
  • Mr. Gary Critzer, City of Waynesboro Fire Department, Waynesboro
  • Ms. Briana Haley, Boy Scouts of America
  • Ms. Sidney Hamann
  • Chief Holloway, Rockingham County Fire Rescue, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. John Howard, Waynesboro First Aid Crew, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Travis Karicofe, City of Harrisonburg Fire Dept, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Matt Lawler, Augusta County Fire and Rescue, Verona
  • Mr. Jeffery Lohr, Merck Manufacturing Division – Stonewall, Elkton
  • Mr. Scott Masincup, Augusta Health Transportation Services, Fishersville
  • Ms. Pamela Monger, Elkton Emergency Squad, Elkton
  • Mr. Steve Powell, Rockingham County Fire Rescue, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Linda Sheffer, Broadway Emergency Squad, Broadway
  • Ms. Debra Stevens-Fitzgerald, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Zachary Taylor, Priority Patient Transport, Inc., Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Kevin Wilkes, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport ARFF, Weyers Cave
  • Mr. Jeremy Wampler, Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company, Weyers Cave


  • Ms. Beth Brower, Augusta Health ENT, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Fishersville
  • Ms. Lisa Bricker, Harrisonburg Community Health Center, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Jill Byrd, Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Michael Druin, Bridgewater Retirement, Bridgewater
  • Ms. Cara Graham, Augusta Health, Fishersville
  • Ms. Debby Houston, UVA Physicians Group, Charlottesville
  • Mr. Troy Kurtz, Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Renee Nestor, Augusta Health, Shenandoah Valley Surgical Associates, Fishersville
  • Mr. Shawn Printz, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Karen Riley, Sunnyside, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Angie Whitmer, Harrisonburg Community Health Center, Harrisonburg

Human Services

  • Ms. Miranda Ball, Augusta County Public Schools, Fishersville
  • Ms. Lynn Grigg, Harrisonburg Rockingham Community Services Board, Harrisonburg
  • Dr. Scott Hand, Rockingham County Public Schools, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Kimberly S. Harman, Western State Hospital, Staunton
  • Ms. Kathy Kristiansen, Valley Community Services Board, Staunton
  • Ms. Lisa McGuire, James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Mary Clay Thomas, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton
  • Ms. Celestral Williams, Harrisonburg Rockingham Department of Social Services, Harrisonburg

Information Systems Technology

  • Ms. Robin Bryan, James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Chiedo, Chiedo Labs, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Jim Elmore, Rockingham Group, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Wayne Hannah, Shenandoah Valley Electric Corporation, Mt. Crawford
  • Mr. Ron Perry, Grep Innovation LLC, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Dave Peters, Riddleberger Brothers, Inc., Mt. Crawford
  • Mr. Kurt Plowman, City of Staunton, Staunton
  • Mr. David Whitcomb, DuPont Community Credit Union, Waynesboro

Mechanical Design Technology

  • Mr. Brian Bailey, Cadence, Inc., Staunton
  • Mr. Dave Beebee, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Verona
  • Mr. Daniel Blosser, Riddleberger Brothers, Mt. Crawford
  • Mr. Matt Dean, Kawneer,  Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Micah Herron, Energizer Personal Care, Verona
  • Mr. Daniel Michael, Valley Engineering Survey & Planning, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Ross Moreland, City of Waynesboro
  • Mr. Mark Shickel, Shickel Corporation, Bridgewater


  • Ms. Stephanie Carpenter, Massanutten Technical Center, Harrisonburg
  • Dr. Melody Cash, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Karen Clark, Augusta Health, Fishersville
  • Mr. Steve Colvin, Cargill, Inc., Dayton
  • Ms. Lesley Cook, RMH-Sentara, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Crystal Farmer, Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Barbara Frye, Bridgewater Home, Inc., Bridgewater
  • Ms. Denise Gochenour, VMRC, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Donna Hahn, RMH-Sentara, Harrisonburg
  • Dr. Bob McWhirt, Cargill, Inc., Dayton
  • Ms. Karen Riley,  Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Nodeane Robotham, Western State Hospital, Staunton
  • Ms. Julie T. Sanford, James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Gregory Smith, Augusta Health, Fishersville
  • Ms. Tracey Smith, Valley Career and Technical Center, Fishersville
  • Dr. Joe Tacy, James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Nathan Wallace, Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation, Harrisonburg

Personal Enrichment

  • Ms. Amanda R. Butzen, McGaheysville
  • Ms. Catherine Lareau, Mount Sidney
  • Ms. Kathy MacHardy, McGaheysville
  • Ms. Joan Swift, Staunton
  • Ms. Sarah Butzen, McGaheysville

Veterinary Technology

  • Dr. Brian Arneson, Heartland Veterinary Clinic, Harrisonburg
  • Ms. Melanie Charlton, LVT, Pet Health Clinic, Daleville
  • Mr. Marsh Davis, LVT, Maidens
  • Ms. Jessica Eppard-Colombel, LVT, Shenandoah
  • Dr. Larry Evans, Augusta/Valley Animal Hospital, Staunton
  • Mr. Jeremy Gatesman, LVT, UVA Medical School, Charlottesville
  • Ms. Carol Heizer, LVT, Middlebrook
  • Dr. Steve Karras, Cave Spring Veterinary Hospital, Roanoke
  • Dr. Greg Lorenz, Animal Hospital of Waynesboro, Waynesboro
  • Ms. Anne Lynch, LVT, Fishersville
  • Ms. Kathy MacHardy, McGaheysville
  • Dr. Jennifer Miller, Waynesboro
  • Dr. Bill Olkowski, Cedarcrest Animal Hospital, Fishersville
  • Ms. Karen Piercy, LVT, Earlysville
  • Dr. Sarah Salmon, Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service, Charlottesville
  • Ms. Ronnie Serrett, LVT, Ruckersville Animal Hospital, Ruckersville
  • Ms. Taryn Singleton, LVT, Sycamore Veterinary Hospital, Midlothian
  • Ms. Angela Small, LVT, Valley Vo Tech, Staunton
  • Ms. Victoria Smith, LVT, Stafford
  • Mr. Chris Stefanac, LVT, Glen Allen
  • Ms. Diana Steubing, LVT, Sterling
  • Ms Erin Tobin, LVT, Steeles Tavern
  • Ms. Sara Whetsel Turner, LVT, Waynesboro
  • Ms. Hilary Vanoy, LVT, Woodworth Animal Hospital, Waynesboro
  • Ms. Tina Wiseman, LVT, Swoope


  • Mr. Jim Belcher, Virginia Panel, Waynesboro
  • Mr. Steve Brydge, Bridgeworks Waterjet and Powder Coating, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Mike Carter, Valley Industrial Piping, Inc., Waynesboro
  • Mr. Scott Crickenberger, Daikin-McQuay, Inc., Staunton
  • Mr. Philip Doyle, Industrial Machine Works, Inc., Waynesboro
  • Mr. Dan Lively, Tenneco, Harrisonburg
  • Mr. Mike Shelton, Blue Ridge Machine Works, Grottoes
  • Mr. Gary Shickel, Shickel Corporation, Bridgewater
  • Mr. Jeff Stapel, Shickel Corporation, Bridgewater
  • Mr. Eric Suter, Cerro Fabricated Products LLC, Weyers Cave