Our Consultants

To learn more about us, call 281-296-7827


Linda Head
Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Education and Corporate College Partnerships
Head has a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in occupational technology with an emphasis in corporate training. Prior to joining Lone Star College System, Head’s experience was in an oil and gas corporation in Houston and a hospital equipment manufacturing company in Pennsylvania.

Pattie Harakal
Executive Director
Harakal has a M.S. in organizational leadership and a B.S. in education. She has more than 25 years of experience as an administrator and trainer in higher education. She also has experience as an owner-operator of a business. 

Joe Stamilio
Executive Director
Stamilio has a bachelor's degree in Forensics from Indiana University. He has 35 years in management with 12 years in Professional Sales Management as well as 23 years in Training & Development as a senior manager and Vice President in the private sector. 


Hubert Hillman
Instructor – Machining & Lean Implementation
Hillman has a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and more 35 years of oil field manufacturing experience. His areas of expertise include downhole tools, subsea systems, forging, and all aspects of oilfield tubular goods, including premium and API threading.

James Ward
Instructor – Oil & Gas 
Ward is the lead instructor for the Oil & Gas Program at Lone Star College.  With 28 years of oil and gas industry experience, Ward worked as floor hand to pushing crews on & offshore, safety and compliance officer, tubular manager, district manager and finally vice president of two oilfield companies. Ward is the lead instructor for the LSCS Floor-hand Certification Program and IADC Certified Rig Pass® Instructor. He is also an appointed member of the IADC Safe Gulf® Curriculum Committee as well as the IADC Crane & Rigging® Workgroup.  He is the first instructor to teach the IADC Gateway Accredited Course.

Michael Hunley
Instructor – Safety/Soft Skills 
Hunley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and more than 30 years experience in training and development within the oil and gas industry. His areas of expertise are Management Development, Supervisory Skills, Introduction to Oil & Gas and Environmental Health and Safety and is an IADC Certified Rig Pass ® instructor.

For more information, call 281-296-7827 or email us: CorporateCollege@LoneStar.edu.

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