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Meet the Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Jeanna Ratnayake

Jeanna Ratnayake

President
Aramark

Jeff Dearing

Jeff Dearing

Vice President of Finance & Governance
Diamond Financial

Melissa Garcia

Melissa Garcia

Vice President of Programs
Tanger Outlets Fort Worth

Mary Zapata

Mary Zapata

Vice President of Development
Wabtec

Alba Garza

Alba Garza

Secretary
Buchanan Technologies

Rachel Nobles

Rachel Nobles

Advisory Board Chair
Baylor Scott & White Health

Judy Copp

Judy Copp

NISD School Board Representative

David Hicks Ed.D.

David Hicks Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools
superintendent@nisdtx.org

Lanette Artiles

Lanette Artiles

Elected Board Member
Fidelity Investments

Sarah Beard

Sarah Beard

Elected Board Member
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance

Kadee Blair

Kadee Blair

Elected Board Member
CORE Construction

Tamme Byers

Tamme Byers

Elected Board Member
Simple Business

Eric Childs

Eric Childs

Elected Board Member
Key Construction

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Elected Board Member
Aspen Wealth Management

Cody Earley

Cody Earley

Elected Board Member
First National Bank Southlake

Adam Hess

Adam Hess

Elected Board Member
Citigroup

Steve Isham

Steve Isham

Elected Board Member
Steve Isham Insurance Agency

Jill Kolb

Jill Kolb

Elected Board Member
Sabre

Rudy Martinez

Rudy Martinez

Elected Board Member
NextHome Real Estate Advisors

Chasidy Murphy

Chasidy Murphy

Elected Board Member
Chasidy Murphy State Farm

Drea Reyes

Drea Reyes

Elected Board Member
Hillwood

Marcus Warren

Marcus Warren

Elected Board Member
NTE Mobility Partners

Staff

Jennifer Burton

Jennifer Burton

Executive Director of NISD Education Foundation
jennifer.burton@nisdtx.org
817-215-0084

Alyssa Pry

Alyssa Pry

Director of Communications and Public Relations
alyssa.edstrom@nisdtx.org
817-215-0166

Rachel Keable

Rachel Keable

Operations Manager
rachel.keable@nisdtx.org 
817-215-0084

Advisory Board

Sally Aldridge
Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce

Kim Becan
Northwest ISD, Executive Director of Elementary Education

Mercedes Bolen
Hillwood

Marcie Conrad
Northwest ISD Educator

Roy Eaton, NISD Distinguished Alumnus
Wise County Messenger

Dave Edstrom
Realtor, Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. 

Robin Ellis
Northwest ISD, Retired Principal

Bob Golden
Former Mayor of Haslet

Michael Griffin, Ed.D. 
Northwest ISD, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Phyllis Grissom
Northwest ISD Council of PTAs, President

CarrieAnn Jones
Northwest ISD Council of PTAs, Past President

Carol Jones
Realtor, Fadal Buchanan and Associates

Sam Leopard
FastSigns Alliance

Ron Myers, Ph.D.
Northwest ISD, Principal at Byron Nelson High School

Tina Patel
Comfort Suites Roanoke

Danny Simpson
TexOp Construction, LP