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Board of Directors

Navigator Schools is governed by a volunteer board of directors, comprised of educational leaders, committed parents, and dedicated community members. With their efforts targeted on the strategic focus of Navigator Schools, the board is responsible for ensuring the organization is faithful to the terms of its charters, and that our schools are effective, equitable, and responsive to the needs of students and families.
 
JP Anderson

As the father of two students, JP was elected as the Gilroy Prep School parent representative in 2016. He works for KeyPoint Credit Union as a Real Estate Mortgage Underwriter and is an active member of the GPS Parent Club. He served as the parent/teacher liaison for the club and has been committed to providing opportunities for parents at both sites to have a voice in governance.

 
 
Nora Crivello

Nora serves as CEO of WestPak, Inc. in San Jose, and is a parent at Hollister Prep School, and has served on the Board of Directors at Navigator Schools since 2016. She is a graduate of Leadership Salinas, has served as the Council Chair of the Graziadio Alumni Network of Northern California – Pepperdine University, and, as a parent of a child with special needs, is committed to ensuring equity in education for all students.

 
 
John Flaherty

John currently lives in Gilroy but most recently was the Director of Heinz College (Carnegie Mellon University) in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, John was a Principal and Senior Advisor at Washington Media Group and the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, located in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Flaherty was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation where he provided policy, program, operational and staff management for all operations at the Department. He is one of the primary architects of the Transportation Security Agency, chaired the Department’s National Infrastructure Security Committee, and served on the National Security Council’s Counterterrorism Security Group which reports to the President. Mr. Flaherty was Chief of Staff to two Members of Congress, Rep. Anna Eshoo and Rep. Norman Y. Mineta.

 
 
Joyce Montgomery
Treasurer 

Joyce is the Chief Financial Officer for Summit Public Schools and is the current chair of the Finance Committee for Navigator Schools. Joyce has over 8 years in the charter school finance industry and over 20 years in education finance. Prior to joining Summit, Joyce was with the Charter School Development Center (CSDC) where she managed and lead the Charter School Business Officer Training Program, a program dedicated to training individuals to serve as Chief Business Officers. She also developed and still moderates a bay-area centric group of Charter School Business
Officers who meet on a regular basis to discuss challenges, problems and develop best practices.

 
 
Fiaau Ohmann

Fiaau is the current chair Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and is a small business owner protecting individuals, families, and small businesses from identity theft. A longtime resident of Aromas, Fiaau is an active member of Soroptimist International of Watsonville. Through the chamber she is involved with the Adopt-a-School program and is committed to ensuring all students in PVUSD are receiving a high-quality education.

 
 
Victor Paredes-Colonia 

Victor is a manager in KPMG’s Major Projects and Contract Advisory practice. He has close to eight years of dedicated experience in software license compliance, OEM and royalty audits, enterprise software sales negotiations, and software asset management (SAM) services. All of Victor’s experiences involve significant software industry knowledge and project management oversight, having worked with several major publishers across various engagement projects in the US, Asia, and Latin America.

 
Caitrin Wright

Chair

Caitrin is a partner with Silicon Schools Fund and is currently serving as chair of the board for Navigator Schools. In her previous roles at the Stupski Foundation and the Bridgespan Group, Caitrin focused on developing and implementing strategies that personalize learning for students using technology along with other innovative tools. She is the co-author of the article, “Next Generation Learning: Can We Crack Four Problems to Unleash Quality for All?”