Meet Our Team
Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Dr. Holly Bennett
Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Holly Bennett currently works with IRE on producing college reporting and strategic planning. She also works with continuing contract and SACSCOC Reaffirmation.
Bennett has been at Palm Beach State College for six and a half years. Prior to that she worked in various positions in five other community colleges and one university.
Business Intelligence Developer
As Business Intelligence Developer, Angel Camilo works collaboratively to design, develop, and implement Business Intelligence strategies, tools, and software across the institution. He is also responsible for supporting the effective use of data analytics strategies across the organization to facilitate data informed decision-making.
Camilo joined PBSC in November 2001 and has worked within the Financial Aid department as Financial Aid Advisor, VA Certification Officer, Interim Financial Aid Manager and Campus Registrar.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA degree in Business Intelligence Analytics from Nova Southeastern University.
Project Reports Coordinator
State Reporting, IPEDS Survey & IPEDS Keyholder
As Project Reports Coordinator, Linda Madera is responsible for creation, management and certification of the College Databases to the State of Florida Department of Education and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). She is also responsible for FTE reporting as well as various other state and federal reports.
Linda joined PBSC in November 2009 as the Foundation department’s Research Coordinator. Following that, she was promoted to Business Analyst in the IT department. She is a graduate of Palm Beach State College, has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences, a minor in Sociology and a certificate in Ethnic Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Linda also holds a MS in Information Technology-Cybersecurity from Florida Institute of Technology.
Associate Administrative Assistant
Ayleen Martinez is the assistant administrator to David Weber, Dr. Holly Bennett and the Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) team.
She worked as a Business Education professor, Faculty Trainer and as an Instructional Designer for more than 25 years. In addition, Martinez holds three certifications including Microsoft Office User Specialist, Educational Television and Distance Learning (online course). Since 2016, she worked at PBSC as an Adjunct Instructor of the Microsoft Office and Parenting Education courses for the Department of Corporate and Continuing Education in both languages (English and Spanish). Martinez worked as Administrative Assistant II for the same department.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Sciences from the Central University of Bayamon and an MA degree in Business Education from Interamerican University.
Research & Analytics Director
Jeff Nowak joined Palm Beach State in 1996 as a research associate, following several years in the marketing research industry.
Today, he is responsible for managing many of IRE’s college-wide research projects, including the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work for,” as well as coordinating and maintaining the Student Assessment of Courses and Faculty, tracking of strategic planning and performance funding outcomes, and working with faculty and staff at all levels on their data and research needs.
Dr. Karen D. Pain
Director, Assessment and Special Projects
Karen leads the development and assessment of institutional, program, and course learning outcomes with oversight across general education, degree, and certificate programs as well as non-academic units. She also assists with program review, strategic planning, and SACSCOC accreditation. A former PBSC student, Karen has served the College since 2000 in a variety of positions including full-time faculty and QEP manager. She enjoys music, walking, and most of all, playing with her grandchildren.
Research Analyst, Sr
Joan Roberts has been at Palm Beach State College since 2010 and worked on two of the College’s health science grants as an advisor and then data analyst before joining IRE. She currently provides broad support for the department including work on research, data, assessment, strategic planning and accreditation. Her experience prior to PBSC includes various positions with government, health and insurance organizations in New York and Pennsylvania. She has a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Duke University.
Dave Weber serves as the Executive Director for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Specific responsibilities include Strategic and Integrated Planning, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and oversight of all activities of the office.
Besides planning, he has expertise in continuous improvement having served as Chief Judge and examiner for the Performance Excellence Award in Minnesota and senior evaluator for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Weber served as Executive Director for Planning and Effectiveness at Lake Sumter State College in Clermont/Leesburg, Florida and as Chief of Strategic Operation and Student Affairs at Rochester Community can Technical College in Minnesota.