GNPEC Staff

Leadership

Headshot of Executive Director, Kirk Shook

Kirk Shook

Executive Director

Kirk Shook was appointed as Executive Director to the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission by Governor Brian Kemp on February 1, 2019. He currently serves on the Regional Steering Committee of the Southern Regional Education Board and the Experiential Professional Development Advisory Committee at the University of Georgia. Before his time at NPEC, Kirk worked in K-12 education as a high school teacher for twelve years.

Compliance Staff

Title Name
Associate Executive Director Laura Vieth, EdD
Division Director/GA-SARA Coordinator Adam Hawk
Program Manager/Compliance Pat Neri
Program Manager/Communications and Exemptions Magda Rivers
Regulatory Specialist/Initial Applicant Coordinator Michael Kaiser
Regulatory Specialist/Financial Assessment Coordinator James Cheek
Regulatory Specialist Hannah Meeks
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Annelise Cantrell
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Sara Catherine Rogers
External Auditor (Contractor) Phil Embry

Administrative Staff

Title Name
Office Manager

Shirlene Mitchell

File Clerk (Contractor) Caroline Fairhurst