Academy Leadership

Leadership

Board of Directors

Marianna Buoni, Clean Harbors, Buttonwillow, LLC
Jess Frederick, WZI, Inc.
Jamie Thornberry, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas
Jim Varley, Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

Staff

Michael Turnipseed, Academy Director
Marlene Heise, Communications Director, Owner, Heise Media Group

Faculty 2019

Romeo Agbalog, Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government
Sharlet Briggs, PhD, San Joaquin Community Hospital
Michael Burroughs, PhD, Kegley Institute of Ethics
Heidi Carter-Escudero, Kern County Public Works Department
Richard Chapman, Kern Economic Development Corporation
Mark Evans, PhD. California State University, Bakersfield
Robin Fleming, Chevron
Melissa Frank, Wonderful Company
Steve Gamboa, PhD, California State University, Bakersfield
Richard Gearhart, PhD, California State University, Bakersfield
Karen Goh, Garden Pathways
Marlene Heise, Heise Media Group
Barry Hibbard, ASU Associates
Scott Hurlbert, City of Shafter
Nancy Lawson, Kern County Administrative Office
Elsa Martinez, Kern County Administrative Office
Nyakundi Michieka, PhD, California State University, Bakersfield
Oliver Rosales, Bakersfield College
Amanda Avila Ruiz, Kern County Administrative Office
Bryon Schaefer, PhD, Kern High School District
Michael Turnipseed, Kern County Taxpayers Association, Faculty Director
Keith Wolaridge, Wolaridge Consulting