Board of Visitors

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Ana Ponce, Ed.D. ’13

Co-Chair, SOE Board of Visitors; Executive Director, Great Public Schools Now

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Catherine Sanders

Co-Chair, SOE Board of Visitors; Senior Program Officer, Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

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Sarah Ali


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Frank E. Baxter

Chairman Emeritus, Jeffries LLC

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Virginia Beutner

Community Volunteer


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Marlene Canter

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Tony Digiovanni

Board Chair, Claremont Lincoln University

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Shawna Draxton, Ph.D.

Executive Director, WISH Charter Schools

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Debra Duncan

Education Advocate

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Paul Escala

Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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Deborah A. Estes 

Chairperson, Specialty Family Foundation 


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Andrew Furedi, Ed.D.

President and CEO, Para Los Ninos

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Anthony Galla, Ed.D.

President, Alemany High School

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Matt Hill, Ed.D.

CEO, SummitHill Advisors

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Ellen P. Holton

Executive Director, Catholic Schools Collaborative

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Lida Jennings

Executive Director, Teach For America, Los Angeles

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Heidi Johnson

Executive Director, The Association of Catholic Student Councils

Maureen Kindel

Partner, Kindel Gagan 

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Laura J. McGowan-Robinson, Ed.D.

Founder and CEO, Diversity in Leadership

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Nick Melvoin '10

Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School Board 

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Dan O'Connell, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal for Faculty Development, Loyola High School

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Mary Odell

Chairman of the Board, Riordan Foundation

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Brandi Odom Lucas, Ed.D.

Head of School, St. Mary's Academy

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Emilio Pack


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Jan Pipkin

Education Advocate

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Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District

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Delia Roges

Managing Director and Regional Head US Institutional, Invesco

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Maria Salinas

President and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Renata Simril

CEO and President, LA 84 Foundation

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Ricardo Soto, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Legal Advocacy and General Counsel, California Charter School Association

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Sr. Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Program Operations and Head of Catholic Sisters, Conrad N Hilton Foundation

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Joe Womac, M.eD., JD

President, Specialty Family Foundation

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Matt Wunder

CEO and Superintendent, Da Vinci Schools