TAICEP 2022 Leadership Election Results

Dear TAICEP Members and Friends, 

I am pleased to announce the results of the 2021 election for 2022 leadership positions. TAICEP volunteer leaders are the backbone of the organization, and TAICEP would not exist and thrive without their many ongoing contributions.  Congratulations to all!

LesLee Clauson Eicher, Chair of the Governance and Finance Committee, thanks TAICEP leaders for their time and diligent efforts in developing a strong slate of candidates for the 2021 election. The newly elected board of directors, committee chairs and committee chair elects are:

Board of Directors

President – Jeanie Bell, current TAICEP President, Colorado, USA

Past President – Margit Schatzman, President, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., Wisconsin, USA

President-Elect – Marina Malgina, Senior Project Officer, Department of Education, Council of Europe, France

Vice President, Standards and Quality – Diana Hense, Head of Admissions Office, University of Amsterdam, Central Student Administration, The Netherlands

Vice President, Membership and Engagement – Patrick N. Leahy, Senior International Credential Analyst, Office of Admissions, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

Vice President, Professional Development – Linda (Toby) Tobash, Senior Director for Education, Project Bridge Youth Ambassador Program, The Korea Society, New York, USA

Vice President, Resources and Knowledge Management – Shelby L. Cearley, Senior Global Transcript Evaluator, Walden University, Maryland, USA

Director at Large – Pei (Peggy) Zhu, Manager/Senior Credentials Assessor, Comparative Education Service, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Director at Large – Kathleen T. Freeman, Senior Credential Analyst, Spantran: The Evaluation Company, New York, USA

Treasurer – Andrew Goss, Senior Credential Analyst, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Secretary – Seeking a candidate. Please contact LesLee Clauson Eicher (eicher.leslee@gmail.com) for more information.

Committee Chairs and Chairs-Elect

Chair, Committee for Standards and Quality – Bettina Sumegi, Credential Evaluator, The Swedish Council for Higher Education, ENIC-NARIC Sweden

Chair-Elect, Committee for Standards and Quality – Chris Lyons, Head of External Engagement, Ecctis Ltd, UK

Chair, Committee for Membership Outreach and Engagement – Rachel Salinas, Director, International Admissions, Office of International Services, Indiana University, Indiana, USA

Chair-Elect, Committee for Membership Outreach and Engagement – Seeking a candidate. Please contact LesLee Clauson Eicher (eicher.leslee@gmail.com) for more information.

Chair, Committee for Professional Development – Denise Benz, Director, Global Transcript Evaluation Team, Walden University, Maryland, USA

Chair-Elect, Committee for Professional Development – Annetta Stroud, Associate Director for Content and Curriculum, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington D.C., USA

Chair, Committee for Resources and Knowledge Management – Garrett Seelinger, Team Leader/Senior Evaluator, InCred, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, USA

Chair-Elect, Committee for Resources and Knowledge Management – Olivea Dodson, Evaluator, Transcript Research, Texas, USA

Chair, Conference Committee – Margaret Hutchinson, International Articulation Manager, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scotland

Chair-Elect, Conference Committee – Karla Piacentini-Souza, Coordinator for International Admissions, International Programs and Global Engagement, California State University-Sacramento, California, USA

Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!


Jeanie Bell, MPA

President|TAICEP-The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals