State Affiliates

The JAG National Network is comprised of 34 state organizations and 1,250 program affiliates delivering services in the 2017-2018 school year. There are two types of state organizations:

Private non-profit corporations with 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. These corporations are easiest identified in the state list with “Inc.” following the name of the State Organization.

Public operating companies organized by a sponsoring government agency including but not limited to: Department of Education, Department of Workforce Education, Department of Labor, Department of Workforce Development, Department of Commerce, Department of Employment and Workforce, School District, and Business Roundtable.


The Chief Executive of the JAG State Organization sits on the JAG National Council of State Affiliates and referred to as the CSA Representative. The state representatives meet biannually for sharing, learning and feedback purposes. The CSA representatives’ contact information is provided below:



CSA Representative:
Mandy Nichols, State Program Manager
Jobs for Alabama Graduates
Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office Tel. 334.353.1545
Office Fax. 334.353.8406


CSA Representative:
Alison Kear, Executive Director
Covenant House Alaska
755 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Office Tel.  907.272.1255

Carlette Mack
Chief Operating Officer


CSA Representative:
Graciela Garcia Candia, President
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, Inc.
3320 W. Cheryl Drive
Suite B220
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Office Tel. 602.216.9507
Office Fax: 602.216.9508


CSA Representatives:
Shannon Buckner
Special Populations Program Manager
Department of Career Education
#3 Capitol Mall, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office Tel. 501.682.5056
Office Fax. 501.682.1509
Sonja Wright-McMurray, M.Ed., M.S.
Associate Director for CTE Special Programs
Arkansas Department of Career Education
#3 Capitol Mall, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office Tel. 501.683.4432
Office Fax. 501.682.8306




CSA Representative:
Craig Beswick
Jobs 4 California Graduates
177 Holston Drive
Lancaster, CA 93535
State Coordinator:
Cindy Tanner
Jobs 4 California Graduates


CSA Representative:
The Honorable Nicole Poore, President
Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc.
381 W. North St.
Dover, DE 19904
Office Tel. 302.734.9341
Office Fax. 302.734.4912



CSA Representative:
Heather Beaven, President
Jobs for Florida’s Graduates, Inc.
PO Box 1779
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Office Tel. 386.439.5730
Office Fax. 386.439.5731


CSA Representative:
Nedra M. Wakefield, Project Director
Jobs for Georgia’s Graduates
Georgia Department of Labor
151 Ellis Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30305
Office Tel. 404.656.5567
Office Fax. 404.463.0596

Leslie Crist
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
10 N. Senate Avenue RM SE304
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2277

Brianna Morse
Associate Director of Youth Initiatives
Department of Workforce Development
10 N. Senate Ave, Room 203
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Work: 317-234-8434
Cell: 317-376-5083


CSA Representative:
Laurie C. Phelan, President
Iowa JAG, Inc.
1111 9th Street
Suite 268
Des Moines, IA 50314
Work:  515.216.3161
Cell:  515.201.6111
Fax:  515.361.5375



CSA Representative:
Chuck Knapp
515 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603




CSA Representative:
Lisa Handziak
269 Meadow Valley Rd
Lexington, KY 40511


CSA Representative:
Dianna Keller, Dropout Prevention Coordinator
Office of College and Career Readiness
Louisiana Department of Education
The Donna Contois Louisiana Jobs for America’s Graduates
1201 N. Third Street, Suite 4-272
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Office Tel. 225.342.3412
Office Fax. 225.219.4439


CSA Representative:
Craig Larrabee, President
Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, Inc.
65 Stone Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Office Tel. 207.620.7180 x 213
Office Fax. 207.620.7185


CSA Representative:
Kristin Harrington
Executive Director of Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates
Youth Solutions, Inc.
330 West Main Street, Suite 101
Benton Harbor, MI  49022
Office Tel. 269.208.1596
Office Fax. 269.927.1399


CSA Representative:
Paul K. Kincaid
Missouri Community College Association
3154 West Tracy Court
P.O. Box 2386
Springfield, MO  65807
Telephone: 417.425.5139



CSA Representative:

Leslie Lewandowski


CSA Representative:
Ramona Seabron-Williams
Executive Director
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.
6055 Ridgewood Rd, Suite A
Jackson, MS 39211
Fax: 601-978-3232


CSA Representative:
Erica Swanson, State Director
Jobs for Montana’s Graduates
P. O. Box 1728
1327 Lockey
Helena, MT 59624
Office Tel. 406.444.0978
Office Fax. 406.444.3037


CSA Representative
Rene Cantu Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Director
Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, Inc.
4045 S. Buffalo Drive, Ste. A-101-128
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: (702) 425-1384

Southern Office: Spring Valley High School, 3750 S. Buffalo 89147
Northern Office: Sparks JobConnect, 1675 E. Prater Way 89434

New Hampshire

CSA Representative:
Janet Arnett
New Hampshire, JAG Inc.
175 Ammon Drive, Suite 208
Manchester, NH 03103
Office Tel. 603.647.2300

New Jersey

CSA Representative
Sandra Strothers
Executive Director
JAG-New Jersey

New Mexico

CSA Representative:
Kay Provolt, State Director
Jobs for America’s Graduates–New Mexico
3908 Calle Pino NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Office Tel. 505.239.9270

North Carolina 

CSA Representative:
Stacia S. Solomon
VP, College & Career Readiness
Communities in Schools of North Carolina
222 North Person Street, Suite 203
Raleigh, NC 27601
Office Tel. 919.832.2700
LaTeesa A. Allen, M.Ed
Chief Program Officer/Vice President of Embedded Operations
Communities in Schools of North Carolina
Office Tel. 984.664.9406


CSA Representative:
Chris Canova, State Director
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates, Inc.
55 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
Office Tel. 330.374.9445
Office Fax. 330.374.9448


South Carolina

CSA Representative:
Elaine Midkiff, State Director
JAG-South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
1550 Gadsden Street
P.O. Box 1406
Columbia, SC 29202
Office Tel. 803.737.0214
Office Fax. 803.737.2199’s-graduates

South Dakota
CSA Representative:
Jacquie Larson
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501


CSA Representative
John Dwyer, Executive Director
Jobs for Tennessee Graduates, Inc.
6 S. 14th Street
Nashville, TN  37206
Tel. (615) 289-1703


Jeff Koeninger
548 Silicon Drive, Suite 101
Southlake, TX 76092


CSA Representative:
Barry Glenn, President and CEO
Jobs for Virginia Graduates, Inc.
16333 Pouncey Tract Road
P.O. Box 519
Rockville, VA 23146-0519
Office Tel. 804.513.1931

Virgin Islands 

Lizette Llanos-Popo
Territorial Project Coordinator | Youth Services & JAG-VI
Virgin Islands Department of Labor
340.773.1994 x 2144

WashingtonCSA Representative
Mary Kanikeberg

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jobs for Washington’s Graduates, Inc.
Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Tel. 360.725.4964

West Virginia

CSA Representative:
W. Brent Sturm, Executive Director
Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.
Post Office Box 635
Barboursville, WV 25504-0635
Office Tel. 304/667-8278
Office Fax. 304/521-1905



JAG-Wisconsin Balance of State Representative:
Sarah Jo Dahlstrom
Forward Service Corporation
4600 American Parkway, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53718
Office Tel. 715.299.9417
Office Fax. 608.244.6273