ALLEN G. GARBER, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Mr. Garber has been a recreational diver since 1974 and has dived in such places as the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, St. Martin, and the Great Barrier Reef. He holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts in Marketing with a minor in Civil Engineering. He also holds a USCG operator’s license and has sailed both offshore and competitively. Mr. Garber has been involved in the marine industry for over twenty years and most recently was the Brand Manager & National Sales Manager for a major manufacturer of offshore recreational boats. Mr. Garber directs business development and is responsible for all marketing, recruiting and promotion of CDA Technical Institute.
LINWOOD NOBLE, DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE
Mr. Noble is a four year USN veteran, with over seven years of higher education counseling and management experience. He holds an Associate’s degree in Journalism, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s degree in Education with a minor in College Administration through Keiser University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology. Mr. Noble is the Director of Compliance with CDA Technical Institute.
AMBER JAXON, COMPTROLLER
Ms. Jaxon brings several years of bookkeeping experience to CDA. She is currently enrolled in accounting classes at a local college. She maintains all student accounts, ledgers and records. Her duties also comprise compliance with State and Federal accrediting agencies.
JUDY MCCARTY, STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Ms. McCarty is originally from Upstate New York and recently moved to Florida. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Bookkeeping/Accounting field. She has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Clinton Community College. She currently is in Student Accounts at CDA to provide accurate, professional and courteous service to students with regard to student finances.
SANDRA HOOD, REGISTRAR
Mrs. Hood is originally from Dallas, Texas. She brings over 20 years of experience in the accounting and business administration to CDA. She currently serves as the Registrar, handling all student files, grades, attendance, transcripts and diplomas.
LINDA BROWN, DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
Ms. Brown is a native of Jacksonville. She attended FCCJ and majored in Accounting. She has 20 years of experience in both Accounting and Financial Aid. Her areas of expertise are accounting, financial aid, student funding and relationship building. Linda is currently involved in all aspects of the Financial Aid Process. Her greatest pleasure is making a positive difference in the lives of the students at CDA.
RACHEAL HORMIS, FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATOR
Ms Hormis has extensive experience in the financial aid field. Prior to working at CDA she worked for many years in admissions. Rachael is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Management in December of 2004. Her greatest joy is seeing our students reach for the stars and then get there. Her motto is “Become the Light.” Attention to detail, good listening skills, and great empathy are symbols of appreciation by current students as well as graduates. When she is not working, Rachael can be found volunteering at her local church, working on a book about the power of positivity, or spending quality time with her family and Cocker Spaniel Cooper.
DREW DUFFY, ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Duffy is a Veteran of the USN, serving for nine years as a helicopter crew chief, flight instructor, and trainer. Over the last 14 years, he has worked for post-secondary educational institutions & regional workforce development organizations. He has held assorted positions such as Business Office Manager, Corporate Trainer, Employment Specialist, Employer Liaison and Director of Graduate Services. He is a member of the American Welding Society and an active player in the Northeast Florida Section. Mr. Duffy was recruited to CDA because of his welding industry and educational experience and is currently the Admissions Specialist for the Maritime Welding Program. His duties include recruiting and placement assistance.
SCOTT LEVINE, ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Levine is originally from Massachusetts. He moved to Jacksonville, FL to attend Jacksonville University, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Management. He has over 6 years of experience in the educational field. He is currently an Admissions Representative with CDA Technical Institute. He enjoys working with students, servicing them through the admissions process, watching them graduate and pursue their career objectives.
ANDREW STALEY, ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Staley is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He has well over 5 years of customer service, as well as co-owning his own Coffee house with his Family. He has also worked in collections where he excelled in working in extreme and diverse conditions. He also played semi pro football for two years, and has Coached middle school football for two Duval County Private schools. He currently guides future students through the enrollment process and helps them with any questions on the industry, as well as certifications.
RICHARD FEGELEY, RETAIL GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. Fegeley was originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but grew up in New Jersey where his love for the water began. Throughout his grade school years he was a state swimmer and would work the weekends at a local marina. He moved back to Jacksonville to attend college where he majored in Business with a minor in Marketing. He brings 17 years of experience in Customer Service and Retail Management. For the last 10 years, he has been involved in recreational scuba. Currently he holds the title Director of Operations for The National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE Worldwide). Richard strives to be a positive contributor to lives of the students at CDA. He believes in enhancing their experience during free time and after school through Scuba.
CAROLYN KIRBERG, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT