Every Academy meets with a professional Advisory Board  to review curriculum,  exchange ideas and plan enrichment activities. Advisory Board members also try to help pull in other professionals and find learning opportunities for students, including but not limited to field trips, guest speakers and job shadowing. Advisory Board meetings are usually in the early evening and last one to two hours.

  • Susan Hutcher

    Retired Public Defender

  • Mark Liss

    Retired Public Defender

  • Ila Deiss

    Assistant U.S. Attorney

  • Lynette Parker

    Richmond Police Department

  • Lisa Fitzgerald

    Clerk at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Phyllis Redmond

    Contra Costa Defense Attorney

  • Rodolfo Beas Orozco


  • Bertha Romo

    Youth, School & Community Partnership Coordinator