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Founder & President

For more than 30 years Joanne Rose-Johnson has worked in education with an emphasis in school management, operations and compliance. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing public relations strategies, operating programs funded through local, state and federal sources, and oversight of institutional compliance with state and national standards. She has been Vice President of Community and Governmental Affairs of a large corporation that owned as many as 17 schools.

In 2000, Joanne established Educational Advisors with the mission of providing independent support, guidance and solutions to educational entities in all matters of compliance, accreditation and regulatory. Joanne has worked with start-up organizations, single-campus and multi-campus schools, distance learning schools, privately owned and publicly traded institutions.

In addition to her many years in the vocational education field, Joanne has also been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her impact on disabled individuals, public assistance recipients and ex-offenders through the presentation of professional development seminars. She has served as a gubernatorial appointee under two California governors, served as a regional panelist for 4 years for the White House Fellowship Program, and has served on evaluation review teams for the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). For several years, Joanne also participated on the ABHES Annual Report Committee and Preliminary Review Committee; she is a past member of the Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Executive Vice President

Kim Rust has more than 15 years experience in the private postsecondary sector. Kim has worked with several national accrediting agencies: ACCSC, ACICS, ABHES, ACCET, COE, DETC, and NACCAS, along with numerous state governing bodies, within the technology, business, allied health, and cosmetology industries. Kim has worked in administration and compliance at both the school and corporate level. Her experience includes research, interpretation and dissemination of regulations, review and guidance on admission and placement processes and documentation, approval obtainment for new schools, change of location, and new programs. Kim compiles agency annual reports, interim reports, self-evaluation reports, and has provided campus support for site visit preparation and employee guidance.  Kim received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Fresno.


Accreditation & Compliance Manager

Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott has more than 15 years' experience in the private post-secondary education sector working for various entities that included publicly traded, private equity, and privately owned corporations during which time she served as a Career Colleges and Schools of Texas Board Member. She was also chosen to sit on the first Compliance Advisory Council for a publicly traded post-secondary education corporation. Stephanie has provided review of campus disclosure of compliance deficiencies for quarterly SEC 8K and 10Q Forms and has worked with several national and programmatic accrediting agencies: ACCSC, ACICS, ABHES, ACF, ASHP, CODA, COE, and NACCAS, along with various state licensing and degree granting authorities across the United States. She is a former ACICS and NACCAS Evaluator.

Her experience at the school and corporate level includes research, strategic planning, policy writing, compliance training presentations, interpretation and dissemination of regulations, review and guidance on marketing collateral, business practice assessment as well as business practice improvement as it relates to United States Department of Education, national and programmatic accrediting agencies, and internal audit preparation. She also served as the project lead for approval obtainment for start-up schools, change of location, new programs as well as internal and external audit preparation and narrative responses.

Stephanie received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology for the University of Texas at Austin. Among her various responsibilities as an EAI staff member, Stephanie compiles agency annual reports, self-evaluation reports, and has provided campus support for site visit preparation and employee guidance.


Accreditation & Compliance Manager

Anjean McCole has over 15 years' experience in developing, motivating and leading teams at the school and corporate levels in areas of admission, campus management and operations, as well as accreditation and compliance of multiple institutions. She has institutional and programmatic experience with national accrediting agencies, multiple state regulatory agencies, Veterans affairs - and has served as an ABHES Team Leader Evaluator since 2009.

Anjean has opened two start-up campus locations from facility project management through institutional maintenance of operations. She was responsible for securing and maintaining federal, state, accreditation and regulatory compliance, while also providing leadership, support and oversight of all institutional departments. Her experience at the corporate level includes research, interpretation and dissemination of regulations, internal audits, institutional effectiveness, annual reports, regulatory responses, self-evaluation reports, site visit preparation and employee guidance, on-site visitations to include preliminary, initial, re-certification, satellite and institutional and programmatic applications.

Anjean received a Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation from Central Michigan University.


Director of Events Planning

With experience as a Project Manager in the engineering, automotive, and e-commerce industries since 2000, Sanaz Kiesbye brought her knowledge and expertise to Educational Advisors in 2009.  Sanaz is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has hands-on experience leading multidisciplinary teams, developing project plans and schedules, performing risk analysis, and documenting and validating requirements.  Complementing her leadership and technical skills, Sanaz has also designed websites, logos, business cards, and magazine covers.  Sanaz received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Buffalo, where she also attended the fine arts program.