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Executive Staff / Consultants

Joseph F. Tavolacci

President and CEO

Mr. Tavolacci has had over forty years in business and technical management, leaving him with the nickname “Professor Joe” among his You Can Learn, Inc., employees. He has had a stellar career full of success and exciting experiences that have lead him to create business alliances, negotiate critical contracts, manage information systems, and develop key corporate strategies.  After working with General Electric, Harris Corporation, One to One Marketing, Computershare, he and Mrs. Tavolacci decided to relocate from New York to Tampa, Florida, where Tavolacci and Associates Inc., the parent company of You Can Learn, Inc., was founded. His love of new technology and education lead him to create the concept that “education is not one size fits all” that powers these educational apps.

Eugenia R. Tavolacci

Vice President

Ms. Tavolacci brings over forty years of business experience in all levels of management ─ from level one management to owner/operator of a highly successful service business. She has worked with both Fortune 500 and mid-size companies such as Merrill Lynch, Frederick Hatch & Company, and Deltec Bank & Trust, specializing in client relationship management.   Ms. Tavolacci is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English. She has exceptional people and communication skills and is a co-founder of You Can Learn, Inc., as well as a major stockholder.

Mark Komula

Executive Vice-President


Mark is Vice-President and Director of Technology with You Can Learn, Inc.  He holds a MS in Technology from Capella University and a MBA from Chadwick University. Mark has served as a college professor in the areas of computer networking, programming and web design. As an entrepreneur, he has founded a company that trains photographers and another that designs and maintains computer networks. Mark has held technical and lead positions at Everest University, Tampa Tech Institute, and other organizations.He has taught at the college level for over 15 years.  Mark has a variety of interests including photography and video, he was the CEO of Allied Pixels, LLC. He is a certified hypnotist, certified life coach and certified NLP practitioner.

Lissette Garcia

Marketing Consultant


AAS, BA – 10 years of marketing and public relations experience. Ms. Garcia is a Marketing Consultant for YCL. She earned an A.A.S. in Multimedia Management from College of Westchester. She expanded her studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and ultimately at the University of South Florida (USF) earning her BA degree in public relations. Currently in addition to her duties at YCL she manages digital marketing integration at Fortune Global Fortune 500.


Melvin Chudzik

Business Consultant

Mel is a business advisor and consultant to YCL and has known Mr. Tavolacci for more than 45 years, beginning with their employment at General Electric working on the Apollo Program. Chudzik has decades of experience in teaching strategic management courses, and served as the Dean of the School of Management at Union Graduate College for 6 years. In addition to this tenure, he has taught MBA courses at Union Graduate College and the Antai School of Management ant Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Chudzik’s experience in international development began with General Electric where he expanded business and market development in Euroie and Asia. He expanded GE’s Asia-Pacific organization to over 30 offices with distributors and facilitated joint ventures with companies in Shenzhen, Beijing, and Shanghai. Chudzik was responsible for increasing Asia-Pacific sales more than 400%.

Chudzik’s early career involved a start-up in the building communications and control systems field. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Management, and serves on the board of several companies and non-profit organizations, and is a founding member and investor in the Eastern New York Angel Fund for early-stage companies.