The Great Lakes College Testing Association Governing Board is comprised of eight dedicated volunteer GLCTA members. These include a President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Conference Chair, Committee Chair, Secretary and two Members-at-Large. The Board exists to provide direction and leadership to the organization, which exists to serve its professional members.
Heidi Hartley is Testing Center Coordinator for The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. She has worked in testing for over ten years, and has been in her current position since 2015.
She is currently working on her EdD in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration for Nonprofits. Her passions include being involved in campus activities and groups that promote diversity and inclusion, fighting for the underdog and local stand up comedy.
She spends all her free time with her daughter, two stepsons and partner. Together they like to play in the sunshine, cook and go to lots of live music events.
Heather Vennekotter is currently an Accessibility Specialist at the University of Toledo. Through this position, she supports students who are registered with the Student Disability Services office. In addition, she conducts intake appointments and determines appropriate accommodations.
Heather became a member of the Ohio College Testing Association in 2015. She served as a Board Member for OCTA and continues to serve on the GLCTA Board as Conference Chair.
Heather holds an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Toledo. She also holds a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
In her free time, Heather loves to spend time with her family, especially her two little boys. She also enjoys rowing and running.
Maurice Anderson, Coordinator at Columbus State Community College, has been working at the college for 17 years, specializing in vendor testing (community and profession). A former graduate of Columbus State and Union Institution & University (Cincinnati, OH) in Sports Management. Maurice loves sports.
In his free time, Maurice plays basketball and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Jan Gonzalez is the Associate Director of the Testing Services Centers at Purdue University Northwest, which has campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. In this role, she manages all aspects of testing in two on-campus testing centers, including placement testing, national testing, proctored and academic testing and income-based testing.
Jan became a member of the Ohio College Testing Association in 2015, serving as Conference Chair and Treasurer, then as President Elect and President for the newly formed Great Lakes College Testing Association.
Jan is also a member of the National College Testing Association and sits on the governing board of that orgnization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Technology, both earned at Purdue University Calumet.
In her free time, Jan enjoys reading, cooking/baking and travel.
Stacey Lewandowski is the Front Line and Program Management Coordinator at Columbus State Community College’s Main Campus. In this role she is responsible for managing front line operations in the academic test center. Previously, she had been working with vendor testing.
Stacey came to Columbus State after being an educator in Michigan for 17 years. She joined College Testing Services in June 2017. She became a member of the National College Testing Association in 2018.
Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Education from Michigan State University and an Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In her free time, Stacey loves to cook, shop and spend time with her family.
Jennifer is the Testing Services Manager for Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis. She has been in Assessment for 15 years. She manages the Academic and Certification Centers within the service area, and is actively involved with the Statewide Testing Managers group.
She is currently looking into Doctorate Programs, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Capella University.
Jennifer joined GLCTA in 2019, and this is her first term serving on the board.In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two step daughters. They are passionate about animal rescue and have two basset hounds, a Red Lored Amazon parrot and cockatiels.
Member at Large
Denise Cashon is Supervisor of College Testing Services at Columbus State Community College where she oversees the daily operations of the Community & Professional Testing (CPT) Center, the Delaware Campus Testing Center, as well as for the Regional Learning Testing Centers. In addition, she is highly involved in the development and implementation of new projects that meet the testing as assessment needs of Academic, Workforce Development and Employer-based program at the College and in the community.
Denise has over 15 years experience in higher education in the areas of academic/vendor testing and assessment, admissions, registration and academic advising. She became a member of NCTA in 2013 and GLCTA in 2014. Denise joined the GLCTA Governing Board as a Member at Large as a way to support the college testing profession and she now serves as the Treasurer. She holds an MBA and is actively involved in the business aspects of the College testing department.
In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her family and three Australian Shepherds.
Member at Large
Nathan Byrer has served Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in various leadership positions for 20+ years. His background and undergraduate education, holding a an A.S. in Computer Technology and a B.S. in Computer Information Technology with certificates in Network Security and Legal Informatics. He is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with certifications in Server Administration and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He leads Technology Services and Facilities and Operations for the Division of Undergraduate Education. Most recently, one of his new roles has been to lead the IUPUI Testing Center which has two locations providing both vended and academic testing with a volume of 80,000+ exams a year. In his free time, Nathan enjoys collecting vinyl LPs, doing remodel work, and travelling with his wife of 25 years, Colette Byrer.