Dr. Tammé Shinshuri

Board President, Executive Director

Dr. Shinshuri is the Founder and our fearless Executive Leader. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Instructional Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has more than twenty-five years’ experience in new media, education, instructional technology, information technology, and engineering fields.

She provides leadership and direction to grow the organization. She raises capital funds through corporate giving programs and sponsorship, donations, and product, service, and program revenue. She also develops educational programs, policies, and procedures and co-plans and coordinate human, education, and employment services.

Cristina Ledesma

Board Trustee, Secretary

Ms. Ledesma is the Executive Administrative Assistant. She holds certifications in notary public and Business Office Administrations. She co-plans and co-manages board meetings, coordinates and schedules all board meetings maintains corporate records, prepares corporate files and business licenses, provides notary public services, and manages special projects to support board activities and operations.

Elizabeth Moreno

Board Trustee, Vice President

Ms. Moreno serves as Vice President and performs functions to support the Board President (Chairperson). Ms. Moreno provides exemplary leadership to lead committees and drive performance on the board to accomplish strategic business goals and objectives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, and sociology and brings more than 23 years’ experience working for the State of California across several departments (e.g., California Employment Development Department, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Justice, California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Department of Health, California Energy Commission, and California Department of Transportation). She has also assisted with various organizations such as California Gang and Violence Prevention (assist with youth intervention), Stephon Clark Foundation, Food-link, SEIU California Nominated Delegate, and most recently have been voted in as Secretary Treasurer for DLC 744 (Bay Area).

Ms. Moreno is a child of two immigrant parents. One from Mexico who came in pursuit of a better life. While the other came as a child, a political refugee from Cuba escaping abuse of power and the oppression of humanity. Spanish is her native language and I spent most of my childhood translating for her parents and assisting them with the family business. She is a former Sacramento City Unified School District student and also an English Second Language (ESL) student.

She is an exemplary leader and aspires to work via collaboration to make a positive difference when we unite towards the common goal of improving the livelihood of people, protecting children, protecting our environment, advancing educating, and ensuring humanity is in the forefront of every decision made.

Gabriel Ory

Board Trustee, Treasurer

Mr. Ory holds a Bachelor of Art in Accounting. He is an accomplished executive in the fields of finance and administration, mergers and acquisitions, and auditing. He spent eighteen years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) serving as CFO and Treasurer. He also served as CFO for New York State Medicaid. He was responsible for $18 billion in annual Medicaid payments.

Mr. Ory is responsible for managing and administering financial aid, overseeing financial planning and management of student education and lifestyle plans, handles program budgets, financial statements, taxes, accounting, payroll, and invoicing.

Tracey Stone

Board Trustee

Ms. Stone holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership. She has more than 27 years’ experience working in K-12 education and has led multiple afterschool and community recreational programs and events. Ms. Stone serves the community through education, volunteering, and exposer to positively create uplifting experiences in athletics, gardening, and personal relationships. She actively supports youth development activities that lead to job creation and actively leads fundraising and event planning projects in her local community. She supports organizational operations and program activities on a contingency based as needed.

Mónica Rodriguez

Board Trustee

Ms. Rodriguez has more than 20-years of information technology consulting experience working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. This includes 26-years of instructional design experience, and 12-years with Deloitte (Global Consulting Organization). She is a natural leader and entrepreneur. She owned and operated a small franchise coffee house for seven (7) years.

Ms. Rodriguez provides leadership and direction to manage academy educational programs and curricula. She is responsible for managing teams of learning technologists, curricula design, courseware development, and oversees the planning, installation, and implementation of the school’s educational platforms.