Dr. Patricia Caldwell, Director

Dr. Patricia Caldwell spent 20 years in the California community college system where she served as a counselor, instructor, academic department chair, dean, Vice-President/Assistant Superintendent and Interim President.   She also has over 20 years experience as a consultant to community colleges, public agencies, nonprofits, and state and county fairs primarily in the areas of strategic planning, management and board training, and organizational development.  In addition to her professional activities, Pat has always been very committed to community service, serving on the Board of Directors of the Victor Valley Chamber, Victor Elementary School Board, Victor Valley College Foundation Board, and Desert Communities United Way Board.  Pat has a dual Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in Politics of Higher Education and Management and Decision-making.  Additionally, she taught in the MBA program for the University of Redlands. Dr. Caldwell joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2018.
 
Email: patcaldwel (at) aol (dot) com
 

Torii Gray, Director

Torii Gray is District Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company, overseeing 16 Starbucks company operated stores in the cities of Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon and Palm Springs.  Torii has worked or Starbucks for 9 years.  During her time at Starbucks, Torii founded the Starbucks Women’s Development Network of the Inland Empire and was the Chair for the first founding year, in 2017.  Currently, Torii is a Project Lead for Starbucks Black Partner Network for Inland Empire and Los Angeles Region.  Prior to Starbucks, Torii was a Banking Center Manger, for Bank of America.    She possesses a variety of experience and skills in interpersonal communication, public speaking, strategic planning, training and human development.  Torii is an active volunteer with the Redlands Boys and Girls Club and she received her BA in Human Development from Azusa Pacific University.  Ms. Gray joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2019.”
Starbucks Coffee Company
2401 Utah Ave.
Seattle, WA  98134
Phone: (760) 219-0935
Email: togray (at) starbucks (dot) com

Lisa Lamb, President/CEO (non-voting member)

Lisa Lamb is the President/CEO of the Lewis Center for Educational Research.  Prior to this position she was the Chief Academic Officer. Her tenure at the LCER/Academy for Academic Excellence (AAE) began in July 2008. During this time, she has served in the roles of AAE Teacher, AAE Middle School Vice Principal and AAE K-12 Principal. Lisa began her career in Barstow Unified School District as a teacher, and then administrator, working with a largely underserved student population. In 2005, she was honored as the WalMart Teacher of the Year and also the Teacher of the Year for Barstow Junior High School. Currently, she is an active member of the California Charter School Association (CCSA), CCSA Capitol Advocacy Leaders Liaison, CAHELP Governance Council, Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce. Lisa holds a MA in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and a BA in Liberal Studies from California Baptist University.
 
Lewis Center for Educational Research
17500 Mana Rd.
Apple Valley, CA  92307
Phone: (760) 946-5414 x201
Email: llamb (at) lcer (dot) org

Jim Morris, Director

Jim Morris is principal and owner of InCity Consulting, a management and financial consulting firm to public agencies.  He has over twenty years of experience working in the fields of public policy and finance, municipal law, economic development, and public agency governance and leadership.  Jim began his professional career as a public law attorney with the County of San Bernardino and Best Best & Krieger LLP.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and received both his Juris Doctorate and master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA.  Mr. Morris joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2017.
 
InCity Consulting
776 Bernard Way, San Bernardino, CA  92404
Phone:  909-648-3176
E-mail: jmorris (dot) incity (at) gmail (dot) com

Dr. Omari Onyango, Director

Dr. Omari Onyango is the owner and CEO of Palmdale Family Dental & Orthodontics. He has been the 1st Elder/administrator of SDA Fellowship of Rancho Cucamonga since 2006. He has served  as chair of the Kenya American Association for two terms and was a researcher at Center for Dental Research, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University. Previously, he served as a note taker for the Board of Directors for Alliance for Multicultural Community Services in Houston.  He was also a college Professor in the Department Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, where he taught courses in Health Services Management and Health Care Administration.  He also coordinated an international course for the training of Health Care Administrators for the continent of Africa.  Dr. Onyango graduated with a DDS in 1985 and Masters in Public Health in 1988 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He comes from a family of teachers.  Dr. Omari joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2018.

Palmdale Family Dental & Orthodontics
12384 Palmdale Rd., #204
Victorville, CA  92394
Phone: 760-843-5400
Email: palmdaledental (at) gmail (dot) com

Sharon Page, Vice Chairman

Sharon Page is the owner/operator of The HR Edge in Victorville, California providing Human Resource consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses and organizations in the High Desert and Inland Empire. Sharon Page is an active member of both the IE SHRM and PiHRA Inland Valley chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management. She graduated from CSU, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Services and holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Ms. Page joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2018.

The HR Edge
7486 SVL Box
Victorville, CA  92395
Phone: (760) 218-6960
Email: sharon (at) hredgeonline (dot) com

Kevin Porter, Chairman

Kevin Porter is a partner in the firm Caldwell, Kennedy and Porter in Victorville, CA. Mr. Porter graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1982, and from Citrus Belt Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1992. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1992. Mr. Porter served on the Lewis Center Board for many years and was re-elected to the Board in 2019.

Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter
15476 W. Sand St.
Victorville, CA  92392
760-245-1637
Email: kporter (at) cklaw (dot) net

David Rib, Treasurer

David Rib joined Mitsubishi Cement Corporation in 2005 where he handles all aspects of environmental compliance for the large mining and manufacturing facility at the Cushenbury plant. As Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, he is involved with employee safety and community relations. He spent the previous 16 years at the Kramer Junction solar power plants, and before that at the Cool Water Coal Gasification Program in Daggett, CA.  David graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and obtained a ME in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He holds certifications for Visible Emissions Evaluation, Hazardous Materials Specialist, UST Designated Operator and Radiation Safety Officer.  David serves as Treasurer of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium. He served on the Hearing Board of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District as the Engineer Member from 1994 to 2012. Other community involvements include: Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association, MCC Educational Foundation and Advisory Committee for SCADA (Systems Control & Design Academy) at Granite Hills High School.  Mr. Rib joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2018.

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
5808 Highway 18
Lucerne Valley, CA  92356
Phone: (760) 248-5184
Email: drib (at) mitsubishicement (dot) com

Jessica Rodriguez, Secretary

Jessica Rodriguez started her career with Goodwill Southern California over 15 years ago.  She is the Regional Director of Workforce and Career Development and oversees workforce and career development programs in the Inland Empire.  She has the honor of working with local non-profits, business leaders and local leaders in public office.  Jessica has always had a passion for helping people.  Before coming to Goodwill she had the opportunity to work with families in a shelter setting.  Jessica graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BS in Human Services and minor in Chicano Studies.  Jessica has sat on the San Bernardino Youth Engagement Team and was appointed to the San Bernardino County Workforce Development's Special Populations Committee.  Ms. Rodriguez joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2019.
 
Goodwill Southern California
8120 Palm Ln.
San Bernardino, CA  92324
Phone: (909) 952-0135
Email: jrodriguez (at) goodwillsocal (dot) org

Rick Wolf, Director

Mr. Rick Wolf retired from public school service in 2006 following thirty-seven (37) years experience as a regular classroom teacher, a Special Education instructor, elementary school principal, and District Director of Student Services. Currently Mr. Wolf serves the Apple Valley Unified School District on a part-time basis as the Expulsion Hearing Chairperson and the District representative on the Lewis Center/ AAE Board of Directors. Mr. Wolf received his Masters Degree in Education from California State University, San Bernardino in 1981.  Mr. Wolf was appointed to the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors by Apple Valley Unified School District in 2009.
 
Apple Valley Unified School District
12555 Navajo Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92038
Phone: 760-247-8001
E-mail: rick_wolf (at) avusd (dot) org