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Dr. Patricia Caldwell, Secretary

Dr. Patricia Caldwell, Secretary

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.
Yolanda Carlos, Director

Yolanda Carlos, Director

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Yolanda Carlos has over 30 years’ experience in early childhood education.  She has served as an instructor for Victor Valley Union High School District for 27 years and at Pacific Oaks College School of Education for 9 years as professor of the BA and MA Early Childhood Education degree programs. Professor Carlos holds a MA Ed in Early Childhood Education from Cambridge College.  She developed a (2021) micro credential: Social Emotional Learning and Cultural Identity for three CETYS campuses in Mexico and their Spanish speaking student teacher candidates. She has  presented over 5 TCS Globe Talks (2021) in partnership with STADIO South Africa University on COVID, Trauma, and other relevant topics; presented papers and workshops at State wide and international conferences: presenting at The Learner Scholar Conference, Belfast, Ireland Queen’s University on the topic of Anti-Bias through the Lens of the Practitioner (2019), Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society (2018), China (2018) and California focusing on STEAM specialization developed for educators and a specialization in Trauma for teachers at the World Forum (2017).  Yolanda has also served in the non-profit community based organization, “A Better Way” as a parenting instructor and as a board member.  Yolanda joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2022.
Lisa Lamb, President/CEO (non-voting member)

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.
Jim Morris, Director

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.
Dr. Omari Onyango, Director

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.

Sharon Page, Director

Sharon Page, Director

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.

 
Kevin Porter, Treasurer

Kevin Porter, Treasurer

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.
David Rib, Vice Chairman

David Rib, Vice Chairman

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. David spent the previous 16 years at the Kramer Junction solar power plants. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and obtained a ME in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  David served on the Hearing Board of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District from 1994 to 2012. Other community involvements include Mojave Environmental Education Consortium, Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association and MCC Educational Foundation. Mr. Rib joined the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors in 2018.
Jessica Rodriguez, Chairman

Jessica Rodriguez, Chairman

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.
Patrick Schlosser, Director

Patrick Schlosser, Director

Patrick Schlosser grew up and attended school in Apple Valley Unified School District where he now works.  He began as a volunteer teacher in the United States Peace Corps in Eritrea in 1996.  Once he returned to the USA in 1998, he secured a position at his high school Alma Mater, Apple Valley High School.  He served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and Principal at AVHS until 2013.  He moved to the district office as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and now proudly serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Mr. Schlosser was appointed to the Lewis Center for Educational Research Board of Directors by Apple Valley Unified School District in 2022.