Academy at the Lakes’ Board of Trustees provides valuable leadership and governance for the school. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the school focuses on executing its mission. The men and women who serve as Trustees govern from an intentional strategic perspective focused on the institution’s continued financial viability and organizational excellence.

2024-2025 Officers & Executive Committee

John Faith, Chair
Paul Tuten, Vice Chair
Skip Miller, Treasurer
Cynthia Martin, Secretary

Executive Staff

Mark Heller, Head of School
Pat Pesch, Chief Financial Officer
Jessica Fugate, Director of Development
Karen Sooklal, Secretary to the Board


Piers Curry
Tommy Giglio ‛05
Santosh Govindaraju
Mark Heller, Ex-officio
Roger Joyce
Doug Kugley
Roshan Mahtani
Kaukeb Malik
Mary McCormick, Ex officio, Emerita
Keith O’Malley
Michael Riley
Ralph Sevelius
Brent Smith
Maggie LaPunzina Wells