Advisory Council

The Western U.P. STEM Advisory Council is made up of regional leaders in higher education, business, ISD administrators, educators, community partners as well as government agencies. Members work with the Regional Director to collaborate to boost STEM education and innovation.

Regional Director

Emily Gochis

Phone:(906)482-0331 ext. 188

Advisory Council Members

Karen Colbert, Co-Director of Outreach Programs, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Savannah Dougherty,Training Specialist, UPWARD Talent Council, Michigan Works!

Emily Geiger, STEM Coordinator and Instructor, Gogebic Community College

Megan Hagen, General Education Director, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD

Jackie Huntoon, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan Technological University

David Kamrad, Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs, Finlandia University

Shawn Kolbus, Director of Career & Technical Education, Copper Country ISD

Nora Laho, Educational Technology Coach/District Technology Coordinator, CLK Public Schools

Cherilynn Lampinen, Chief Operating Officer, Career Education Advisory Council and UPWARD Talent Council, Michigan Works!

Jason Mack, Vice President of Business Development, MTEC SmartZone- Technology Business Incubator

Ashley Nevins, Career & Technical Education Director, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD

Jeff Ratcliffe, Executive Director, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance

Mike Richardson, Director, REMC 1

Samantha Schutz, Business Development Manager, OHM Advisors

George Stockero, Superintendent, Copper Country ISD

Carla Strome, General Education Director, Copper Country ISD

Alan Tulppo, Superintendent, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD

Jerry Wuorenma, Executive Director, Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region Commission

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