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.

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.

Ian is on the investment team at Charter School Growth Fund and leads investments in innovative schools. Prior to joining CSGF, he was an associate for Techstars and Kapor Capital. At Kapor Capital, he focused on the education sector and provided strategic support for a competency-based education startup, UniversityNow. Ian also cofounded a California software company providing state and local workforce development programs with real-time reporting and analytics. Outside of work, Ian is a founding board member of Moonshot edVentures, a nonprofit working to surface and support a diverse pipeline of leaders to design and launch the learning environments of tomorrow. Ian has a BA in economics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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 has lived in both California and Washington, DC. He was recently a Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Heinz College (Carnegie Mellon University) program in Washington, D.C. Mr Flaherty was chief of staff of the u.s. Department of Transportation. Mr. Flaherty was also chief of staff to two California Members of Congress, Rep. Anna Eshoo and Rep. Norman Y, Mineta. He is a Senior Fellow of the Silicon Valley American Leadership Forum and on the Board of Directors of the Edge Foundation, an organization assisting students with ADHD and executive function. John lives outside of Gilroy with his wife, Michelle. 


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 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.