Duberly Beck, Vice-Chairman

Duberly is the owner of Beck's Tax & Business Services, LLC, in Fontana, CA. and has been in the tax and financial business for over 16 years. Duberly graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Science in International Business with a minor in Accounting and received her M.B.A from Cal State San Bernardino as well. Duberly has also dedicated the last 12 years advocating for youth and family programs, most importantly foster children. Three words that describe Duberly are: Knowledgeable, Experienced and Dedicated! Duberly Beck joined the Lewis Center Board and the Norton School Board Committee in 2013.

Beck's Tax & Business Services, LLC
17087 Orange Way, Suite B
Fontana, CA  92336
Email: duberlyb (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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 x243
Email: llamb (at) lcer (dot) org

Kirtland Mahlum, Treasurer

Kirt Mahlum is a retired court commissioner and was with the San Bernardino Superior Court since 1997. Prior to that he was a practicing attorney in the high desert since 1972. Mr. Mahlum received his Juris Doctor degree in 1969 from California Western University School of Law and his Bachelors in Economics from the University of California at Davis in 1966. He is a past president of the Barstow Unified School District Board of Trustees and is currently the President of the Spring Valley Lake Home Owners Association Board of Directors. Mr. Mahlum joined the Lewis Center Board in 2009.
Email: kirtmahlum (at) gmail (dot) com

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.
                                                                                                                                         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

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 Board 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

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 Board in 2018.

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

D. Kevin Porter, Chairman of the Board

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 joined the Lewis Center Board in 1997.
Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter
15476 West Sand Street
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: (760) 245-1637
Email: kporter (at) cklaw (dot) net

David Rib

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 Board in 2018.

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

Marcia Vargas, Secretary

Marcia Vargas retired as the Executive Director of 2-Way CABE and has been involved with two-way bilingual/dual immersion programs for over 20 years.  Prior to her position with 2-Way CABE, Ms. Vargas worked as Curriculum Coordinator for Dual (Two-Way) Immersion Programs for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools office.  During her educational career, she also worked as a bilingual classroom teacher, bilingual resource teacher and bilingual coordinator.  She has taught classes at the university level for California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach, Claremont Graduate University and most recently taught a class, Foundations for Dual Language Education, for the University of California at Riverside.   Ms. Vargas has a B.S. from Cal Poly, Pomona, M.A. from California State University, San Bernardino and has completed class work toward a doctorate at the University of Southern California.  Ms. Vargas joined the Lewis Center Board in 2013. 
E-mail: mkvargas (at) aol (dot) com

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.
Apple Valley Unified School District
12555 Navajo Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92038
Phone: 760-247-8001
E-mail: rick_wolf (at) avusd (dot) org