E-Rate Central Staff

Eric Flock

Before joining E-Rate Central, Eric Flock worked at USAC as a part of the Schools and Libraries Division's senior management team for 9 years. In his role at USAC, Eric was responsible for determining the eligibility of products and services, and for creating and updating the PIA application review procedures.

Joe Freddoso

Joe Freddoso has provided assistance to over 1,500 E-rate applicants over a three-year period while working with USAC. Prior, Joe was President and CEO of MCNC.

Mel Van Patten

Mel Van Patten has over a decade of E-rate consulting experience, working with large urban and small rural applicants. Mel is the President of the E-Rate Management Professionals Association.

Marci L. White

Marci has been working with state and federal broadband initiatives for community anchor institutions since 2012. She is the owner of Redbud Telecom Consulting, where she manages FCC Rural Health Care Program funding processes for applicants in eight states, representing 200 health care provider locations.