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BOARD OF TRUSTEES


The E.L. Haynes Board of Trustees is comprised of leaders in a variety of critical-need fields who serve as the leadership body of the school. At least two trustees are parents or guardians of enrolled students. There are six Board-led committees. The Board meets eight times per year.

The agenda for each full board meeting is posted on the Parent Center bulletin board at each campus 24 hours prior to the meeting. The agenda is also available on the staff wiki prior to the meeting. Full board meetings are open to the public.  If you have any questions about the Board of Trustees, please contact Mary Clune, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at mclune@elhaynes.org.

Board of Trustees Members

Guy Cecil (Vice Chair) is Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado; President of Thomas Circle Strategies, a public affairs and issue advocacy firm based in Washington, DC; and National Political and Field Director for Hillary Clinton's campaign for President. Cecil has more than ten years of experience managing high-profile political, non-profit, and corporate issue advocacy campaigns. He is also recognized as a leading Democratic strategist, specializing in campaign management, targeting, voter contact, and getting out the vote, with experience in every region of the country. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Beth Colleye, Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Jacquelyn Davis, Founder of ED-Volution Education Group, is a consultant with significant organizational development, start-up, and policy expertise. Previously, Davis launched and led the DC Program of New Leaders for New Schools, a national nonprofit that attracts, prepares and supports outstanding school leaders. She co-founded and co-led Thurgood Marshall Academy (TMA) Public Charter High School, and co-founded Hands on DC to help refurbish DC public schools and fund college scholarships for low-income students. Davis was named a "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian Magazine and awarded "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and a JD from Georgetown University.

Heath Kern Gibson is a former Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Washington, DC office, serving as a member of MLA’s Partner Practice Group, placing partners and practice groups in AmLaw 100 firms, as well as premier boutique firms. Prior to joining MLA, Heath was the Director of Digital Media at the US Department of State, where she also launched and was the Editor-in-Chief of the first cabinet level blog. Previously, she was the lead producer for Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, where she focused on investigative reports and politics. She also produced the Paula Zahn Show and Court TV’s Cochran & Company. She holds a BA from Denison University and an MPA from Harvard University.

Michael Hall (Secretary and Parent Trustee) is a Principal Architect at his firm, Studio CrowleyHall, with his wife, also an architect. Hall has 20 years of experience designing buildings and working on private and public art commissions. His work focuses on communities and neighborhoods, with an overarching interest in environmental themes. He combines both his technical and management expertise as an architect with his experience and training as an artist to provide thoughtful, sustainable, and technically sound buildings and art installations. A native of Northern Michigan, Hall lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three sons. He holds an MA in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Roy Jones is a physicist at Leidos working on high-fidelity physics-based modeling of the ocean environment. Dr. Jones has 20 years’ experience in the area of advanced sensors and signal analysis for defense and environmental remediation. He has worked on a variety of scientific projects involving both modeling and field experiments, focusing on acoustic and non-acoustic submarine detection; hydrodynamics; littoral bathymetry; and magnetic and electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors. In addition to his scientific work, for the past thirteen years Dr. Jones has volunteered as a reading and math tutor for Horton's Kids. He holds a BA in Physics from Columbia University and a PhD in Astrophysics from Rutgers. 

Stefan Kershow (Treasurer) is an Assistant Director of Structured Finance for Consortium Capital. His primary responsibilities include tax credit deal origination and transactional work as well as overseeing asset management. Kershow is also involved in leading the Consortium’s efforts for new tax credit syndication and renewable energy investment opportunities. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Reznick Group, consulting on tax-incentivized real estate and renewable energy transactions.   He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Jennifer C. Niles is the Founder and Head of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Prior to founding E.L. Haynes in 2004, she was a fellow of New Leaders for New Schools, an intensive, year-long program to prepare urban principals. Previously, Niles was Director of Education Initiatives at The Ball Foundation of Glen Ellyn, IL, an operating foundation that partners with school districts to increase student achievement through systemic reform. She headed the Charter School Office for the Connecticut State Department of Education, taught middle school and high school science, and directed service learning programs at schools in California and Massachusetts. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MA in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management, and an MS in Public Administration from Trinity University.

William Rawson (Chair) is a Partner and Chair of Environment, Land & Resources (ELR) Department at Latham & Watkins LLP. He has extensive experience with complex issues pertaining to hazard, exposure and risk assessment and risk communication. He has counseled clients on these issues before state and federal agencies and also in connection with high visibility coverage by national news media. Prior to joining the ELR Department, Rawson spent several years in the firm's Litigation Department and handled a variety of matters in various state and federal jurisdictions. He also serves as a Director at The Environmental Law Institute. He holds a BA from Amherst College and a JD from Stanford University Law School.

Victor Reinoso, Co-founder of Decision Science, is an eentrepreneurial leader with more than fifteen years of experience starting, building, managing, advising, and reforming organizations in the private and public sectors. Most recently, Reinoso served as Senior Advisor to the President of Georgetown University, following a four-year term as Deputy Mayor of Education of the District of Columbia. As member of a five-person team, Reinoso led a takeover of DC’s public school system – recognized as most aggressive public education turnaround attempt in country. He currently serves on a number of boards, including Ellevation Education and LearnZillion. He holds a BA from Georgetown and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Theodore Smith (Parent Trustee), Supervising Producer, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership

Tammy Mank Wincup, is Chief Operating Officer of EverFi, Inc., a leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying students in critical skills. Wincup oversees EverFi’s 125 team members based in 25 states, the development of EverFi’s SaaS based learning platforms, the implementation of the technology in over 6000 K-12 schools and college campuses, and the 400 companies that fund the technology in schools. Previously, she worked for Price Waterhouse’s International Strategy Consulting Group, an education and knowledge management technology start-up in San Francisco, Diamond Technology Partners in Chicago, and the U.S. Department of State.  Wincup holds an MA in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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