Our Governors

Meet Our Board of Trustees

The LEAP Academy Board of Trustees holds the responsibility for governance, policymaking and oversight of all operational areas of the school, including curriculum, personnel and finance. Its work focuses on accountability, academic improvement, efficiency, and resource development.

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D.

Chairperson & Rutgers Representative

View Bio

Dr. Michael Palis

Vice Chair & Rutgers Representative

View Bio

John Hall

Finance Chair & Public Member

View Bio

Lori A. Vermeulen, Ph.D.

Curriculum Chair and Public Member

View Bio

Horacio Sosa, Ph.D.

Curriculum Chair & Public Member

View Bio

Hector Nieves

Secretary, Parent Affairs Chair & Parent Representative

View Bio

Jennifer Perkins Young

Personnel Chair & Public Member

View Bio

Matthew Goodwin

Parent Representative

View Bio

Brenda Ortiz

Parent Representative

View Bio

Wanda Garcia, MSW

Board Liasion

For all questions about board members, meetings, or minutes, contact Wanda Garcia. As the Associate Director of the Community Leadership Center at Rutgers University-Camden and the liasion to the LEAP Academy Board of Trustees in a non-voting/non-member capacity, Wanda is your best resource for all board information.

Contact Us

Board Meetings

The 2018-19 Board meeting schedule: August 21, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 9, June 20

All Board Meeting are open the public.

Policies & Regulations

The Board of Trustees develops and adopts policy pertaining to all aspects of operations of the school. Policies area aligned with New Jersey Laws and Regulations as well as with the School’s Charter.

View Policies
View Regulations

Board Minutes Archive