LCCA Board Meetings:

July 6, 2020 - Agenda, Minutes
August 3, 2020 - Agenda, Minutes
September 8, 2020 - Agenda, Minutes
Oct. 7, 2020
Nov. 4, 2020
Dec. 2, 2020
Jan. 6, 2021
Feb. 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
April 7, 2021
May 5, 2021
June 2, 2021

LCCA Board Members:

Kristina Vourax
Board President & Founder: With a double major in journalism and psychology from Indiana University, Kristina has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and marketing. In her role as official spokesperson for United Airlines and later the Denver Humane Society, Kristina gained invaluable experience pitching stories and providing weekly live on-camera and radio interviews. In addition to her strong media relations skills, she possesses a broad range of experience in strategic planning, crisis communications, and marketing. Kristina was also an account executive at Bozell Public Relations in Chicago, providing PR and marketing support for healthcare and consumer clients including Abbott Laboratories and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  

Bart Williams, CIA, CISA, CSA
Board Treasurer & Founder: Bart earned undergraduate degrees in economics, finance, and political science, as well as a master’s degree in accounting. He is currently working on a doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in educational leadership. For years, Bart taught auditing to undergraduates and cost accounting to MBA students and has also been an academic advisor. He served a total of three terms on two different public school boards, and as an officer of the board all but one of the seven years he served. Bart is an audit leader in the healthcare industry, but he also has experience in 11 other industries.

Heidi Brookes 
Board Secretary & Founder: Heidi has more than 24 years of experience in developing and retaining a quality workforce by establishing an inspiring and engaging corporate culture. As the Director of Learning and Organizational Development, EVERSANA, she is a collaborative leader that leverages change management skills to guide staff at all levels through periods of change and rapid growth and expansion. Heidi received her undergraduate degree in Marketing and German from Hillsdale College, and her Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University.

Lynda Daniel
Board Member (non-voting): Lynda has deep Wisconsin roots, having been born and raised in the Greater Milwaukee area. Although she lives in South Florida, she will always consider Wisconsin ‘home,’ as close family and hometown ties bring her to the area often.  These connections resulted in her learning about and contacting the LCCA team to offer her assistance with bringing LCCA to life, as Lynda is a founding board member and key visionary of a BCSI affiliate school, Treasure Coast Classical Academy in Stuart, FL, which opened in August of 2019. Lynda earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and worked as a Human Resources professional for Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts and Martin County Board of County Commissioners.

William H. Hughes, Ph.D.
Board Member & Founder: William is the Program Director at the Kern Family Foundation. Prior to moving to the Kern Family Foundation in March of this year, William was the chief academic officer of Seton Catholic Schools (2015-2019), the largest network of 13 Catholic K-8 schools in North America that is strengthening academics and business operations at participating Catholic elementary schools in the City of Milwaukee. From 2012 – 2015 he was managing director of leadership for the nonprofit school support organization Schools That Can Milwaukee working with charter, choice and public schools while redesigning principal training and master’s degree program at Alverno College to focus on preparing school leaders to serve in urban schools. From 1996 to 2012, William was the superintendent of the Greendale School District, leading it to recognition as one of the highest performing districts in the Milwaukee metro area. He is a member of several governing and advisory boards to national and regional non-profits, think tanks, and associations.

Timothy Peterson 
Board Member: Tim earned his Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He promptly began his career selling Intel and Microsoft based products and services to larger institutions before retiring in 2010. He then ran for US Senate as the Libertarian candidate before reentering the workforce by partnering in a technical writing and Federal business development consulting business ( with which he is the current President. Mr. Peterson believes there is no more important public policy issue than educational choice and reform.  

Taryn Whipple
Board Member & Founder: Taryn graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. She is a mezzo-soprano who performs regularly throughout the Milwaukee area. Recently, her cabaret Our Favorite Things: A Tribute to Julie Andrews delighted audiences in two sold out runs at Sunset Playhouse. She is the organist and choir director at her church in Wales. Taryn also plays the vi
olin and piano and arranges choral music.