Instructor Spotlight: Joann Hillenbrand

August 03, 2020

Joann Hillenbrand, CCIFP, is the Chief Financial Officer for Airco Mechanical, Inc., overseeing all aspects of company finances, including accounting and reporting, surety, banking, risk management and human resources. Joann has over 30 years’ experience in construction accounting and finance for both specialty contractors and general contractors.

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Instructor Spotlight: Glen Fox

July 10, 2020
Glen Fox joined UC Davis in 2019 as the new Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science. With a Ph.D. in the subject of barley genetics as it relates to barley and malt quality, Fox has conducted research with some of the world’s largest beer companies. He is an instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Master Brewers Certificate Program.

Instructor Spotlight: Dan Croxall

June 02, 2020
Daniel Croxall, J.D., M.A., developed and teaches the world’s first craft beer law class at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. His webinar and course cover the Introduction to Craft Beer Law.

Instructor Spotlight: Jean-Xavier Guinard

May 26, 2020
Jean-Xavier Guinard will tell you that he deals in “deliciousness.” The professor of sensory science and co-director of the Coffee Center at UC Davis has 30 years of experience in sensory and consumer science.

Instructor Spotlight: Leslie Freeman

May 07, 2020
Leslie Freeman, MT(ASCP)SH, is a clinical laboratory scientist in hematology at UC Davis Health System with more than 25 years of experience. She is the hematology educational coordinator for the Clinical Lab Science Training Program at the UC Davis Medical Center and is the instructor of the online course Introduction to Clinical Hematology.

Instructor Spotlight: Natalie Ghilain

January 28, 2020
Natalie Ghilain is the chief estimator for Otto Construction, and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Instructor Spotlight: Jamie Meador

January 22, 2020
As a senior operational excellence consultant with Adventist Health System, Jamie Meador, RN, BSN, MBA, strives to improve processes within health care in order to reduce the workload on staff and deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Instructor Spotlight: Leticia Chacon-Rodriguez

January 09, 2020
Leticia Chacon-Rodriguez is the new winemaker/winery manager for the Viticulture and Enology Department at UC Davis. With more than 20 years of wine production and management experience in the California wine industry, Chacon-Rodriguez is enchanted by the winemaking process and the science behind it. She teaches Wine Filtration Short Course.

Instructor Spotlight: Greta Brownlow

October 30, 2019
Greta Brownlow is a senior manager at ICF. She has 20 years of experience as a planner and project manager preparing CEQA and NEPA documents, for local government agencies, private developers, school districts, universities, transit agencies and utility providers.

Instructor Spotlight: Brandy Bones

October 30, 2019
Brandy Bones has 13 years of experience helping states and localities implement disaster recovery, neighborhood stabilization and affordable homeownership and rental programs.

Instructor Spotlight: Sean Barry

October 30, 2019
Sean Barry is a herpetologist, conservation biologist and independent consultant with more than 50 years of experience with California amphibian and reptile populations.

Instructor Spotlight: Terry Rivasplata

October 30, 2019
Terry Rivasplata is a technical director at ICF International with over 40 years of experience in CEQA and environmental planning.

Instructor Spotlight: Elizabeth Pollock

October 28, 2019
Elizabeth Pollock is a Senior Associate for Remy Moose Manley, LLP with over 11 years of experience environmental and land use planning law.

Instructor Spotlight: Pat Greer

September 19, 2019
Pat Greer, MBA, has been working in the brewing industry for more than four decades. He recently retired from the corporate brewing world, where he traveled to more than 26 countries and managed all aspects of supply operations. “My career focused on enabling brew masters to make great beers,” says Greer.

Instructor Spotlight: Tom Witmer

September 05, 2019
Tom Witmer, M.S., is the president and CEO of SageLegion, an analytics startup. He has been working in health care for more than 25 years, including as an executive leader of the shared services analytics infrastructure group at Kaiser Permanente. He teaches Data Mining for Analytics in the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program.