The Village Academy Board Members

The Village Academy board Members are a team of Eight professionals, who have come together to support and educate the youth of today. This fabulous team is compiled of a very diverse group with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

We Work To Support and Promote the faculty and staff of The Village Academy. Our goal is to further the mission and vision of the Academy as we nurture and graduate strong well adjusted contribuitiong adults.

Tim Winterfeld

Tim is an experienced International educator. He grew up in the  Midwest, but received his college education in the Pacific Northwest with a B. A. degree in Education from Central Washington University in Washington State and later his M. S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon. Tim has worked at a number of different public and private schools K-12 throughout his career. He has developed and taught college classes in education and Computer Science as an associate professor for both small and large institutions. He’s had teaching, administrative and supervisory roles throughout his career. He has been recognized by both professional and state organizations for his leadership. Tim is a champion of students that have limited opportunities, having taught in Washington state with Hispanic and Indian youth. Then working overseas in China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia with students from over forty different nationalities, assimilating their language and cultural diversity.

Tim believes, “Schools can be great. However, there are specific key elements that must be in place for that to happen.” He says, “We are building a school with a strong community culture, including integral elements so that all students know they are valued and will achieve their full potential.”

Bianca Mccall

LMFT;M.S. Marriage,Family, and Child Counseling- University of Phoenix  B.S. Humanities- Washington State University                    Founder of Reach In Now Suicide Prevention and Awareness 

Bianca is a seasoned executive-level professional, who has global reach as an educator. With a practical ability to get things done and a fair and thoughtful approach to management, Bianca proposes innovative approaches and initiative to get things done.

Bianca moved to the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2005 and quickly fell in love with its transient nature; as she got to meet  people from every part of the world, while  finding herself  in the desert seeking life-altering experiences. Which makes Las  Vegas, the most spiritual place in this part of the world!  She also  noticed there was a wonderful opportunity to continue her  education and begin a career in mental health; going on to earn a master’s degree in Marriage, Child, and Family  Counseling. In June of 2011, she founded Desert Rose Counseling Group. “Everywhere; we need to change the trauma-stress and suicide culture, eliminate stigma and shame surrounding mental health, and we need to empower trauma and suicide survivors because we are the experts in this space.”

kendrick kumabe

Kendrick is a deeply respected education professional with more than 20 years of experience. He is the Founder of Kenzumi Education Consulting | Author- “Coaching Young Champions” | President- Superior Substitutes | Opportunity 180 Fellow | Franklin Covey Consultant | Director of Academics | Real Estate Aquisitions Manager


Grant Hewitt

Grant is an experienced and effective leader with a proven record of managing government departments and is a thought leader in public policy and building national campaigns.

As the Vice President of Foundational Education for Stand Together, he oversees the community’s strategy regarding K-12 education. In this role, he works to identify operational efficiency, ensure vision alignment, and develop strategies that allow for the greatest development.


Prior to joining Stand Together, he served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for yes. every kid. And oversaw the organization’s lobbying capability. In this role, he was responsible for sourcing grant opportunities, identifying new reform coalition members, exploring and developing policy positions, and evaluating the legislative climate for transformational educational changes.

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel is an experienced educator and administrator. She grew up in the Midwest,  received her B.A. in Elementary Education (Minor in Math and English) and M.S. in Leadership and Curriculum Instruction, both from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. Rachel has worked at a number of different public and charter schools, grades K-12, in multiple states. She has held multiple teaching, administrative and supervisory roles throughout her career. Rachel also implemented curriculum, food programs, testing, athletic programs, peer mediation and facilitated several other school and student programs. Rachel is an advocate for all students and for educating the whole child. Having taught mostly marginalized student populations, she sees the need for social-emotional education and mentorship for all students. Students are slipping through the cracks and getting lost. Rachel believes that  “You must educate the whole child, and to do this it takes a village.”  We have to make resources accessible to students in one place.  “We cannot just teach curriculum, we have to support students in becoming functioning citizens within their community.”  Every student deserves a champion and we want that champion to be the Village Schools Organization, VSO.

Dana Barooshian

Dana Barooshian is a creative, resourceful professional with a proven track record over 30 years building, managing and selling successful businesses. He is a Partner at Martin & Associates, Ltd. Certified Public Accountants where he has many years of professional experience providing audit, advisory and accounting services to Public Charter Schools, non-profit organizations, independent Federal Government agencies and a wide range of small and medium size businesses.  High profile engagements include auditing the Executive Office of the President – White House Travel Office press funds and close out audit of the Panama Canal Commission as part of ownership transfer to Panama.  He has extensive expertise in risk assessment, internal control, financial process improvement, and distilling complex information in understanding form for decision making. He has an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a BA in Sociology from Binghamton University.

Dr Amy Cook

Dr. Amelia Cook earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Master’s degree in secondary education (mathematics) from the University of Phoenix, and a BSBA in business management from Hawaii Pacific University. Currently she serves as a Curriculum Coordinator and Mathematics teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School in Henderson, Las Vegas. Dr. Cook’s experience spans over 15 years in education.

Andrew Martin

Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and entrepreneur who heard the calling for public service and was elected to the Nevada State Assembly (2012-2014) representing District 9 (southwest Las Vegas) and served on the Health & Human Services Committee, Judiciary Committee and Legislative Operations Committee. Andrew currently serves as a Trustee on the College Savings Plans of Nevada, which oversees the management of 529 plans, prepaid tuition plans and related funds exceeding $23 billion.  Andrew served on the Nevada Economic Forum (2010-2012) which is an independent panel of five experts who review economic and tax forecasts and then calculate revenue estimates for the state which become legal spending caps.   Andrew served on the Clark County School District Bond Oversight Committee(2009-2011) that oversees the capital improvements fund, including buildings and other capital improvements such as technology investments, and facility condition index. Andrew’s professional career in public accounting spans over 32 years providing accounting, advisory, audit and tax services to a diverse group of business, individual, governmental, and non-profit clients.   In 1994, Andrew founded Martin & Associates, LTD, a CPA firm.  High profile engagements include auditing the Executive Office of the President – White House Travel Office press funds and close out audit of the Panama Canal Commission as part of ownership transfer to Panama.  Andrew also spent 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting in a community college.  Andrew has a Master of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University and was the recipient of the National Association of Accountants Award of Excellence in Graduate Studies for being the best accounting graduate student in 1989.