Board of Directors

NACSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of an esteemed group of education advocates who have been on the front lines of the reform movement and represent a diverse portfolio of educational institutions, districts, school boards, and non-profits. NACSA president and CEO Greg Richmond served as founding chairman of the Board in 2000, and stepped up to become NACSA’s president and CEO in 2005. The NACSA Board of Directors meets six times annually to oversee strategic planning, organizational leadership, and finances.

Scott Pearson 

Board Chair

Executive Director, D.C. Public Charter School Board

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Mashea Ashton

Board Vice Chair

Founder and CEO, Digital Pioneers Academy

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Steve Canavero, Ph.D.

Board Treasurer
2012 NACSA Leader

State Superintendent for Public Instruction, Nevada Department of Education

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José Cole-Gutiérrez

Board Member
2013 NACSA Leader

Director, Charter Schools Division, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Rick Hess

Board Member

Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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James Merriman

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer, New York City Charter School Center

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Hanna Skandera

Board Member

Former Secretary of Education, New Mexico

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Greg Richmond

President and CEO

National Association of Charter School Authorizers

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Robbyn Wahby

Board Member

Executive Director, Missouri Charter Public School Commission

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