Sybel M. Pici is the President of our board. She uses her skills honed in her 25-year career as a McDonald’s employee and franchise owner to provide service to schools and non-profits in South Texas through business and personal mentoring, leadership development, team building, and strategic planning. A good Samaritan at heart, Sybel served on the Board of Directors at Goodwill Industries San Antonio for ten years, including a 2-year term as Board Chair. Sybel also serves on the Northeast Independent School District Transformation Design Team. She further demonstrates her support for the education of women as a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Accion Women Business Center, which provides business mentoring for women.
Dr. Sara McAndrew is the Vice President of the board and has served since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in English from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Trinity University, and her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Austin’s Cooperative Superintendency Program. With more than four decades of experience in education, McAndrew began her career as a high school English teacher and now works as Assistant Superintendent of Southwest ISD. She has been honored with the namesake of the Dr. Sara B. McAndrew Elementary School in Northside ISD.
Jennifer Parlett is the Secretary of the board and has served as a board member since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. With more than ten years of experience in hospital and healthcare facility design, Parlett has been part of major construction and renovation projects all over the country totaling more than one million square feet. She currently works as a licensed architect for Perkins+Will in Dallas, TX. Parlett is a CCSA alumna with eleven years of choral experience.
Matthew W. Newman is the Treasurer of our board, and the Vice President and Commercial Credit Department Manager for Broadway National Bank. He earned his bachelor of business administration in finance at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He was the Senior Credit Analyst at Western National Bank for 3 years between 2004 and 2007, and then their Assistant Vice President in Commercial Lending from 2007-2011. He currently resides and works in San Antonio.
Col. Daniel Badger retired after 28+ years of active duty with the USAF. Following his military service, he continued to work with the USAF as a federal civilian, serving as a deputy director at the Air Force Personnel Center from 2009-2017. He led many large initiatives during his time with the Air Force including service-wide restructures and force shaping efforts. Badger received numerous military decorations including the Legion of Merit and civilian awards. He holds degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.S), University of Oklahoma (M.A.), Air University (M.S.), and is currently studying with the University of Tennessee (Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership). He served as the CCSA Vice President of the board from 2014-2016 and currently serves as the Chair for the Board Resource Committee.
Dr. Scott J. Bolton is an Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bolton is also the Principal Investigator for the Juno project (which successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4th, 2016), part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program. He has earned a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, has studied at the California Institute of Technology, and attained his Ph. D. from the University of California Berkley. Dr. Bolton’s interests extend beyond the sciences to education and arts, with an emphasis on the collision of the three. He leads a number of educational programs (such as Juno E/PO) aimed at developing science, math and art skills for children from elementary to high school and college level.
Mary Maley Bull is a Senior Account Executive with Alpha Media who has eight local radio stations including Jack FM, KTFM, KTSA and ESPN AM. She has worked in radio sales for 28 years, during which time she has been active in the American Advertising Federation- San Antonio, serving as their President and on the Board of Directors. An active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of SW Texas, Mary served as Service Unit Director for Alamo Heights and led her three troops to a total of ten Gold Awards. She is a member of the River City Ringers Handbell group and is a new graduate of the Masters Leadership Program, Class XI. Her double degree from Trinity University is in music and history.
John A. Heller is Of Counsel in the Fisher Phillips San Antonio office. For almost 40 years, John has represented clients accused of violation of employment civil rights. This representation includes federal and state courts, and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United States Department of Labor (USDOL), and Texas Workforce Commission. He strongly believes representing clients effectively is a matter of trust. John serves his clients by providing employment advice which is trustworthy, competent, experienced, and ethical. Heller has both a BA from St. Mary’s University and a Juris Doctor (JD) in law from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Michele D. Hoskins is the Vice President/Owner and Chief Operating Officer of P&M Hoskins Enterprises, LLC. in San Antonio, TX. She is an author and award-winning speaker and is a member of a multitude of professional organizations such as Women’s Global Connection, The 100 Club, and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Hoskins has a masters of arts in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Organizational Management from Grand Canyon University.
Dr. Ramona Ann Parker is an Associate Professor and a member of the interprofessional administrative team of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine as the Assistant Dean of Medical and Interprofessional Education. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio School of Nursing, a master of science degree in Nursing from the University of the Incarnate Word, her doctorate in 2007 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing with a specialty in Parent-Child Nursing and in 2012, received her master of education from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign.
Lauren Phillips, a board member since 2008, brings a strong legacy of commitment to CCSA. In addition to serving as president of the board in 2013-2014, she is the past president of the CCSA Parents’ Council and the mom of two former CCSA singers. A former high school French and English teacher, Phillips currently practices as an attorney. She graduated magna cum laude from Houston Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in English and French, earned a J.D. from the University of Houston College of Law, and received her master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University. Phillips has co-authored two publications, the Texas Environmental Law Handbook and the Texas Employment Law Handbook.