Our Team

  • Nancy

    Nancy Peters-Lewis, Executive Director - nancy@jacksoncac.org

    Nancy Peters-Lewis joined the CCAC team as Executive Director in the Fall of 2014. Before joining the CCAC, Nancy was the Education Director and Community Outreach Coordinator for the YMCA in Battle Creek.  Prior to that, she served as the LCAN Coordinator of the Greater Albion College Access Network. Nancy is a Jackson, Michigan native and a proud alumna of Jackson High School.

    Ms. Peters-Lewis obtained her Bachelor of Economics and International Studies from Albion College, where she also minored in French. She continued on to acquire her Masters in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. Throughout her professional career, she has served in various capacities within government, non-profit, education, and business arenas; with a strong focus on providing equal access to programming for underrepresented populations.

    Nancy spends her personal time reading, running, biking, swimming, and enjoying the Arts.  She also appreciates the togetherness she finds with her husband and six children.

    Favorite Quote: 

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead 

    Specialty Areas:

    Leadership and Management • Fundraising and Grant Writing • Communications • Business Direction and Strategic Planning • Public Relations • Organizational Management • Agency and Staff Evaluation • Community Advising/Presenting/Speaking

  • brian

    Brian Green, Senior College & Career Advisor/Community Initiatives Coordinator - brian@jacksoncac.org

    Brian Green is a Jackson native.  A graduate of Michigan Center High School, Brian continued his education at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied Language, and the University of Michigan - receiving his BA in Communications. Brian returned to further his education at Baker College of Jackson - building core competencies in Human Services and Psychology. It was through a Baker internship that Brian arrived at the College & Career Access Center. After the term, he was hired to assist in the Summer Melt program, later transitioning into an advisor position. 

    In his free time, Mr. Green serves the Jackson community as a volunteer and mentor. Brian is also a dedicated father who enjoys spending quality time with his daughter, particularly developing culinary skills together. Brian's other interests include: writing fiction and poetry, long-distance running, and musical performance.

    Favorite Quote:

    “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you possess is a hammer, to treat every problem as if it were a nail.” - Abraham Maslow

    Specialty Areas:

    Office Scheduling and Maintenance • Summer Melt Coordination • Board and Team Meeting Support • Special Projects Support • Fund Drive Support • Marketing Initiatives Newsletters • Press Releases •   Monthly Scholarships • Website Maintenance • Social Media • Summer Outreach • Internship Coordination • Juniors Over the Local Circuit Coordination • Kids2College/Pathways to Professional Skilled Trades Coordination • Special Projects Support • Training Mentorship • College & Career Advising 

     

    Brian Advises:

    • Springport High School
  • Travis

    Travis Miller, College & Career Advisor - tmiller@jacksoncac.org

    Travis Miller was born and raised in Brooklyn, Michigan, where he graduated from Columbia Central High School. Travis went on to study at Indiana Wesleyan University; earning his Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a concentration in Mathematics. Mr. Miller brings a wealth of experience in the college planning process to his position. Before arriving to the College & Career Access Center, he spent four years working in college admissions and financial aid at Marygrove College as well as Madonna University.

    In his free time, Travis enjoys watching sports, playing video games, and spending time with his cat and dog, Anakin and Major.  

    Favorite Quote:

    “Some people want to see you fail. Disappoint them.” - Anonymous

    Specialty Areas:

    Data Compilation • Career Assessment • Cover Letters/Resumes • Soft Skills/Interviewing Skills • Job Shadowing • Employment Exploration • Scholarships • FAFSA Completion • College & Skilled Trades Applications • Presentation Construction • Summer Outreach 

    Travis Advises:

    • Grass Lake High School
    • Vandercook Lake High School
    • Western High School
  • Jorge

    Jorge Rodriguez, College & Career Advisor - jrodriguez@jacksoncac.org  

    Jorge Rodriguez hails from the South Side of Chicago, where he spent his childhood, but comes to the CCAC from San Antonio, Texas. Jorge graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sociology. After completing an active-duty tour with the U.S. Navy, Mr. Rodriguez interned and pursued a position working with the Department of Family & Protective Services for the state of Texas. Most recently, Jorge moved to Michigan to explore new opportunities and achieve higher education. In his free time, Jorge enjoys exercising, lounging around and spending time with friends and family. Jorge’s other interests include traveling and sight-seeing.

    Favorite Quote:  

    “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” - Andrew Carnegie  

    Specialty Areas:

    Career Assessment • Cover Letters/Resumes • Soft Skills/Interviewing Skills • Job Shadowing • Employment Exploration • Scholarships • FAFSA Completion • College & Skilled Trades Applications • Presentation Construction • Summer Outreach 

    Jorge Advises:

    • East Jackson High School
    • Napoleon High School
    • Northwest High School
  • Shelah Amburgey, College & Career Advisor - samburgey@jacksoncac.org

    Shelah Amburgey is a Jackson Native, who graduated from Michigan Center High School in 2006. She holds an Associate Degree from Jackson College, as well as, a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Siena Heights University. Shelah is an artist, a social justice advocate, and is passionate about helping animals. Prior to joining the CCAC, Shelah worked at Jackson College for more than a decade in various departments. She enjoys working with students to help them build a plan of action for their hopes and dreams. The individuality and worth of each student fuels her passion for assisting students in pursuit of their bright futures.

     

    In her spare time, Shelah enjoys taking care of her many animals, spending time with her family, and taking frequent trips to the lake. 

     

    Favorite Quote:

     

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou

    Specialty Areas:

    Career Assessment • Cover Letters/Resumes • Soft Skills/Interviewing Skills • Job Shadowing • Employment Exploration • Scholarships • FAFSA Completion • College & Skilled Trades Applications • Presentation Construction • Summer Outreach 

    Shelah Advises:

    • Columbia Central High School
    • Hanover Horton High School
    • Michigan Center High School
  • Zaire Ingram, College & Career Advisor - zingram@jacksoncac.org

    Specialty Areas:

    Career Assessment • Cover Letters/Resumes • Soft Skills/Interviewing Skills • Job Shadowing • Employment Exploration • Scholarships • FAFSA Completion • College & Skilled Trades Applications • Presentation Construction • Summer Outreach 

    Zaire Advises:

    • Concord High School
    • DaVinci Institute High School
    • Jackson High School
  • Stacy

    Stacy Bell, Finance Coordinator - stacy@jacksoncac.org

    Stacy Bell, a native of Kalamazoo, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Spanish from the University of Michigan, and continued on to acquire her Masters of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Prior to joining the CCAC, Stacy worked for PNC Bank as a Treasury Management Officer and Business Banker.

    Stacy now resides in Jackson with her husband and daughters. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, attending college football games and spending family time in northern Michigan.

    Favorite Quote: 

    "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen." - Unknown

    Specialty Areas:

    Payroll • Annual Fund Drive • Accounts Payable/Receivable • Preparation of Financial Reports Budget and Audit Review 

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    Megan Pitts, Operations Coordinator - mpitts@jacksoncac.org

    Specialty Areas:

    Office Scheduling and Maintenance • Fund Drive Support • Marketing Initiatives • Monthly Scholarships • Website Maintenance • Social Media Management Communication Plan Coordination • Quarterly Newsletter • Advisor Support •  Data Management