OUR LEADERSHIP

STAFF LEADERSHIP

Kelli Rhodes, MBA Co-Founder, President and CEO
Kerri Rhodes, MACo-Founder, Director of Student Success
Sharon Klinker, MBAController
Jennifer RochaDirector of Instruction
Janet KetchamDirector of Career Pathways
Luis PerezDirector of Operations
Eliana Mijangos-BrownDirector of Development
Gabriela TobiasInstructional Coach & Training Manager
Rosa TapiaEL Civics Program Coordinator
Sergio Rodriguez VazquezIntake & Data Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022

Mr. Ric Jimenez
Mr. Ric JimenezBoard President
Director of Operational Excellence
Bit Defender
Ms. Dawn Patrice Benitez, Ph.D., MBA
Ms. Dawn Patrice Benitez, Ph.D., MBABoard Secretary
Adjunct faculty member
Incarnate Word College
Mr. Mahlon Long, CPA
Mr. Mahlon Long, CPABoard Treasurer
Budget & Forecasting Specialist
Valero Energy Corporation
Mr. Akeem Brown
Mr. Akeem Brown
Fellow
BES (Build Excel Sustain)
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
Dean for Student Success
San Antonio College
Mr. Justin Hill, JD
Mr. Justin Hill, JD
Principal
Hill Law Firm
Mr. Sam Merchant, FNP
Mr. Sam Merchant, FNP
Hospital Supervisor
University Health System
Ms. Sylvia Nellis, MBA
Ms. Sylvia Nellis, MBA
Product Scheduler
Valero Energy Corporation
Mr. Chris Nwabueze, JD
Mr. Chris Nwabueze, JD
Associate Attorney
Chasnoff | Stribling
Ms. Darcie Schipull
Ms. Darcie Schipull
Strategic Initiative Liaison
Texas Department of Transportation
Mr. John Vegas
Mr. John Vegas
Principal
Vegas Consulting Group
Ms. Alexandra Wood, MBA
Ms. Alexandra Wood, MBA
Vice President, Commercial Lender & Banking
Broadway National Bank
Ms. Lisa Petrakis, MPH
Ms. Lisa Petrakis, MPH
Senior Management Analyst
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Ms. Amanda Aguillen
Ms. Amanda Aguillen
Vice President, CRM Manager
Jefferson Bank