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Member at Large- Chuck Kraining, CCCP Certified 2008 Re-Certified 2013 Chuck serves as the Executive Director for Seabeck Conference Center in Washington State. With 25 years of experience in the conference center business, his history at Seabeck includes working as a cook and later as conference coordinator. In 2008, he assumed the position of Executive Director. He serves as the President of both the Silverdale Rotary Club and the Seabeck Community Club. He is a proud graduate of Washington State University. Go Cougars! He is an incurable techie, an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling in his free time. Click here to email Chuck.
Interim President / Vice-President - Charles (Chuck) Lehman, CCCP Certified. Chuck is a graduate of Purdue University, Chuck formed his landscape architecture firm, Lehman & Lehman, Inc., in 1988 and has since established himself as a leader in master planning and strategic planning and is recognized for his vision in planning, design and Placemaking. Click here to email Chuck.
Lehman & Lehman is committed to practicing with an emphasis on social, economic and purposeful design strategies. The company is dedicated to crafting sustainable landscapes, sites, and places that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations, and embrace the process of landscape architecture as the synthesis of art, technology and social sciences to create community-centered solutions.
Secretary/Treasurer- Carla Odell CCCP Certified 2013. Carla has held the Executive Director position at DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center for 9 years. Yet, her 16 year tenure at DaySpring includes her work as a bookkeeper and as administrator. She is also a member of the ECCC (Episcopal Camps and Conference Center Association). Carla's previous work experience includes teaching elementary grade levels and owning a software company for educational software for schools for Hewlett Packard where she installed software and trained School District Employees. Carla has previously taught several IACCA and ECCC classes and workshops.
Membership - Jamie Mielke-Mitchell - CCCP Certified 2013. Jamie is the Operations Manager at Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan. Before joining Kettunen Center in 2006, Jamie worked as an Environmental Educator where she organized environmental education programs and facilitated residential camps for school groups. She holds a BA in Environmental Education/Earth Science from Central Michigan University. Jamie has been an active member with IACCA since the fall of 2007. Click here to email Jamie.
Education - Dr. Charles Wallace, Life Member Charles Wallace has been living and loving conference center work for more than forty years. He is nationally known for his work as a teacher and trainer for leadership transitions at conference centers. A frequent presenter at IACCA sessions, Dr. Wallace continues to bring a fresh perspective to our work. He is Dean of the IACCA Certification Program and has written much of the textbook material that defines best practices for conference center administration. Seminar participants can expect an interactive and upbeat learning environment and will take away practical insights and useful professional applications. Click here to email Dr. Wallace
Communications - Bertha (Betty) deBastiani - CCCP Certified 2017 Betty is a certified meeting professional working for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas as director of the Catholic Conference and Formation Center since February 2015. Previously she worked as director of events and marketing for the University of Dallas School of Ministry, where she organized the Dallas Ministry Conference, second largest Catholic ministry conference in the country. Bertha moved to Texas from Mexico eleven years ago with her husband Joe. Her professional career in Mexico included executive director for the Chihuahua Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and communications superintendent for Electrolux of Mexico, among others. Click here to email Betty.