OUR LEADERSHIP

STAFF LEADERSHIP

Kelli Rhodes, MBA Co-Founder, President and CEO
Kerri Rhodes, MACo-Founder, Chief Program Officer
Sharon Klinker, MBADirector of Business Operations
Jennifer RochaDirector of Instruction
Michelle BarronDirector of Workforce
Andrea MelcherDirector of Development
Gabriela TobiasInstructional Coach & Training Manager
Katherine KelleyWorkforce Manager
Rosa TapiaEL Civics Program Coordinator
Sergio Rodriguez VazquezIntake & Data Coordinator
Ilse ReyesCompass Program Coordinator
Jazmine MartinezLead Outcomes Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Ric Jimenez
Mr. Ric JimenezBoard President
Director of Operational Excellence
Bit Defender
Mr. Mahlon Long, CPA
Mr. Mahlon Long, CPABoard Vice-Chair
Budget & Forecasting Specialist
Valero Energy Corporation
Ms. Dawn Patrice Benitez, Ph.D., MBA
Ms. Dawn Patrice Benitez, Ph.D., MBABoard Secretary
Adjunct faculty member
Incarnate Word College
Ms. Alexandra Wood, MBA
Ms. Alexandra Wood, MBABoard Treasurer
Vice President, Portfolio Mgt
Hancock Whitney Bank
Ms. Lydia Castruita
Ms. Lydia Castruita
Program graduate, student
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Ms. Tiffany Cox Hernandez, Ph.D., JD
Ms. Tiffany Cox Hernandez, Ph.D., JD
Vice President for Student Success
San Antonio College
Ms. Darcie Schipull
Ms. Darcie Schipull
Strategic Initiative Liaison
Texas Department of Transportation
Ms. Amanda Aguillen
Ms. Amanda Aguillen
Vice President, CRM Manager
Jefferson Bank
Ms. Lisa Petrakis, MPH
Ms. Lisa Petrakis, MPH
Senior Management Analyst
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Mr. Sam Merchant, FNP
Mr. Sam Merchant, FNP
Hospital Supervisor
University Health System
Mr. Justin Hill, JD
Mr. Justin Hill, JD
Principal
Hill Law Firm
Mr. James Ravizee
Mr. James Ravizee
Director of Information Technology in Enterprise Data & Analytics
USAA
Mr. Fabio Lima
Mr. Fabio Lima
Director of Photography
Key Ideas
Ms. Marivel Arauza
Ms. Marivel Arauza
Public Relations Manager
City of San Antonio
Mr. Taerikk Perry
Mr. Taerikk Perry
Ms. Sonali Patel
Ms. Sonali Patel
Private Wealth Manager
Texas Capital Bank
Mr. Amit Patel
Mr. Roland Tamez