Michigan Certified Public Manager® Instructors
Dr. David M. Hall, CPM, holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, he also holds an M. S. in Educational Sociology and a B. S. in Accounting. He attended the Advanced Management Course at MIT. He is a graduate of the USAF Squadron Officers School, the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. He also completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Dr. Hall has served in leadership capacities with the federal government, corporate America and with non-profits. He is well versed in leadership. His experience includes serving at all levels of an organization.
Dr. Danilo Sirias, Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Memphis; M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Memphis; B.S., Industrial Engineering, National University of Engineering (Nicaragua). Professor Sirias specializes in Theory of Constraints application to management skills, production, supply chain management, marketing & sales. Sirias has co-author the book "Bridging the Boomer Xer Gap," and has been published in several journals.
Dr. Mamie T. Thorns- Dr. Thorns is the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs at Saginaw Valley State University and has over 30 years of extensive administrative experience in higher education and pre-K through 12 schools. Currently Dr. Thorns is responsible for providing strong visible leadership and champion diversity efforts related to curriculum and co-curriculum programs. Dr. Thorns is a native of Brandon, Mississippi and has a doctor of education from Wayne State University. She has a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University. Thorns is a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Fraternity, the American Association for Higher Education, National Alliance of Black School Educators, the National Council of Accreditation and Teacher Education and the Education Leaders Council. Thorns is also actively involved in several local community organizations (Saginaw Valley Rotary International Club, NAACP, The Bridge Center for Racial Harmony, Saginaw Community Foundation and Tri-City Chapter Links, Inc.).
Dr. Brad Jarvis is an assistant professor of History at Saginaw Valley State University. He earned his Master’s degree in Anthropology at Michigan State University and a Doctorate in History at the University of Minnesota. His research interests focus on the relationships between Euro-Americans and Native Americans in the Great Lakes. He also teaches courses in colonial and early American History at Saginaw Valley State University. He is interested in broadening the experience of students by introducing them to aspects of public history, in which academic history can be made accessible to a wider audience.
Jim Bockelman earned his Bachelors in Communications, minor in Political Science/Public Administration at the University of Cincinnati. He has done graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, and Saginaw Valley State University. Mr. Bockelman is certified in Conflict Resolution through the Saginaw ISD and certified in Human Relations by Covey Institute in Seven Habits training. He currently serves as an independent consultant, instructor, and speaker. He is also involved in political fundraising, campaign consulting for political candidates. He is an instructor in public policy, political science, as well as small business & entrepreneur development.
Pat Washburn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History from Michigan State University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SVSU. She holds a Masters Degree in Science Administration from Central Michigan University. Pat has worked as an Assistant Director, Finance Manager, Program Evaluator, Employment Specialist, and Marketing Coordinator throughout her career. Pat also taught Spanish as a second language at SER – Jobs for Progress, Inc. and Bridgeport High School. She has many years of community service with the United Way, Underground Railroad, Hospice of Saginaw, and the Girl Scouts.
Monica Reyes, CPMis Director for Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development at SVSU. OCEPD offers services including: Professional Development Courses, Leadership and Team Development, Customized Training and New Career Training Programs. Mrs. Reyes earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from SVSU and a CBSP from Michigan State University. Here background includes: Human Resource Management & Development, Project Development & Implementation, Organizational Development & Management, Research, Policy & Procedure Development, Budgeting & Financial Management, Benefit Coordination and Administration, Leadership & Supervisory Development, Training and Staff Development Facilitating & Coordinating Labor Relations and Negotiations.
Ronald Lee has been the Saginaw Township Manager since 1991. Prior to coming to Saginaw Township, Ron was the City Administrator of Grand Ledge, MI. Overall, his professional career includes nearly 29 years as a public manager, and another 10 years as a professional community planner in both Michigan and New York State. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University, Class of '71, and a post graduate of Western Michigan University with a Masters Degree in Public Administration (1981).
Ron serves on a number of the local boards, councils and commissions. Professionally, Ron is a member of the ICMA (International City & County Management Association), and its Michigan Chapter, MLGMA (Michigan Local Government Management Association), serving on various committees of the chapter such as the Managers In Transition Committee, the Winter Institute Planning Committee, and the Ethics Committee.
Anthony Dizon, CPA - is currently an accountant in the Controller’s Office at Saginaw Valley State University. He earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwood University in Midland, MI and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Sebastian College in the Philippines. He also earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification in the Philippines where he worked for nearly 10 years in the audit field. Prior to joining SVSU, Anthony served an adjunct instructor of accounting and the Business Manager of Great Lakes College, Assistant Coordinator of the Payroll Department at Central Michigan University. Anthony is the co-president of the Philippine Association of Northeastern Michigan and volunteers for the Midland Center for the Arts and Habitat for Humanity. He serves as a board member for the Midland Diaper Bank.
Tim Quinn, CPM is currently the Director of Personnel and Employee Relations for Bay County Michigan. Prior to this assignment, Tim served as the Director of Human Resources at General Motors’ Powertrain facility in Bay City, Michigan for a number of years. Tim earned his BA and MA at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his Jurist Doctorate at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Bay County Bar Association. He holds Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and is a board member of the Valley Society for Human Resources Management. (VSHRM)
Terry King - Terry is the CEO of Action Leaders Inc; a consulting, training, and coaching organization that helps small businesses outpace their competition and business leaders transform themselves into vibrant, self-confident, value driven achievers. Before establishing Action Leaders, Terry spent 10 years as a human resources innovator and trendsetter, as well as 5 years as a paramedic. Terry also has 9 years experience as a customer service manager, training employees to deliver the highest standards of performance. Terry is no stranger to helping people. He has spent over 18 years as an innovator and corporate leader, training, motivating and guiding people into rewarding careers. Terry is an energetic and dynamic motivational speaker. Terry does and has served on several boards in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Thomas M. Webb holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. Mr. Webb has legal experience in the areas of governmental condemnation of property, environmental law, and municipal government zoning law and land use. His practice has given him a perspective to government from the point of view of the private sector. Mr. Webb received his Masters of Business Administration degree as well as his undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University and is pleased to be back