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.

Instructor Spotlight: Vira Danak Bhatt

August 23, 2019
Vira Danak Bhatt, M.S., is an informatics specialist and member of the Pathology Informatics team at the UC Davis Health System. She has more than six years of experience working in healthcare analytics, is a certified advanced SAS programmer and is the instructor of Introduction to Healthcare Analytics in the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program.

Instructor Spotlight: SheriAnn Murphy

August 20, 2019
SheriAnn Murphy is Vice President and General Counsel at Swinerton Incorporated, a commercial construction and construction management company founded in 1888. Murphy specializes in arbitration, commercial litigation and contract negotiation. Her previous education experience includes teaching construction management for Sacramento State University.

Instructor Spotlight: Robert Thiele

August 20, 2019
Robert Thiele is an attorney and member of the California State Bar. He is also licensed in California as a professional mechanical engineer and electrical contractor. He has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years as a contractor and consulting engineer. Thiele is currently principal of a mechanical consulting firm.

Instructor Spotlight: Paul Martin

August 20, 2019
Paul Martin is a LEED-accredited professional and is the senior estimator for the Cathedral Hill Hospital Project, a $1 billion acute care hospital in San Francisco. Martin has been teaching for CPE since 2006, and during this time has witnessed a lot of changes both in the Construction Management program and the industry at large.

Instructor Spotlight: Hitesh Dewan

August 20, 2019

Hitesh Dewan is an experienced construction and technology operations manager, with over 10 years in the construction industry. Hitesh has built a reputation for developing and implementing company-wide initiatives that help departments improve their process flow and potential. With a demonstrated history of working across a variety of market sectors in the construction industry, Hitesh is often invited to be a guest speaker or lecturer for various industry organizations and technology panels, including DBIA, CFMA, SRBX and more.