Board of Directors
The Board of Directors functions as the governing body with executive oversight of the school, and deals with strategic, financial, and long -term planning and communication. Creating policies and procedures that have a far reaching impact on our school’s future is a key focus of the Board of Directors. We seek to uphold our vision, mission and values as defined in our Charter. Our board is comprised completely of volunteer members who donate their time, money, and talents to preserving our Montessori culture and supporting a solid educational experience for all of our students.
Meet the 2022-2023 Board
Stacy Williams - President
Brett Casey - Vice President
Brett Casey has over 15 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry. He has been a successful leader in both digital media start-up’s as well as corporate IT for Fortune 500 companies. Brett holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University. Brett has led the successful development of innovative digital products, as well as large business transformational projects & programs. Brett is currently the Sr. Director of IT Program Management at Travel + Leisure Co. where he oversees strategic technology programs
Kristin Chase - Secretary
Kristin Chase is the Senior Director of the Organizational Development department for Universal Orlando. She has contributed to Universal since 2003 through consulting and leading employee feedback surveys, performance and talent management, leadership development, mentoring, selection assessment tool and competency model development, employee research, facilitation, and team effectiveness. She is a 2003 graduate of the UCF Masters’ program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Kristin has been active in developing herself professionally as a member of the Advisory Board for the Greater Orlando Organization Development (GOOD) Network (www.goodnetwork.us) since 2013, and has been involved with the group as a founding member and in several leadership team roles since 2003.
Philip Gallina - Treasurer
Philip has 15 years of experience in corporate accounting working for several large corporations in their shared service groups. His focus has been navigating the complexities of corporate needs and requirements, while evolving processes to achieve high levels of efficiency and accuracy. These roles have helped him to develop skills in finding solutions to complex situations through understanding the needs and desires of the others involved.
Kevin Stone - Member
Since 2006, Kevin Stone has been with Stone & Gerken, P.A. acting as outside general counsel to government, school, and public pension clients while also counseling businesses operating in construction, development, and facility management. Kevin earned his B.S. in business in Decision Sciences and Marketing as a National Merit Scholar at Miami University in Oxford, OH, then his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati. After wrapping up his education, he immediately escaped the Midwest to rejoin his extended family in the warmer clime of Central Florida and to start a family of his own.
A.J. worked for Hyatt Hotels for 13 years and was in a senior leadership position at one of the largest convention hotels in Orlando. Using the leadership, organizational, and people skills from his tenure with Hyatt, he has transitioned to financial planning as a Financial Advisor with Virtus Financial Partners. His passion for personal finance, working alongside individuals as a guide, and forging long lasting relationships has worked to his advantage as he has started this journey.
Marissa Caravelis - Member
Marissa has over two decades of progressive and diverse experience within both a Fortune 100 corporation and a family-owned business. Her recent work has been focused on talent development, project management, change management and enhancing leadership skills. She has a history of creating and executing strategic solutions that positively impact employees and move the organization’s culture forward to keep up with the demands of our fast-paced and competitive work environment.
Marissa started her career as a financial analyst; therefore, she also has a solid background in data analysis, data consolidation and presentation construction.
Marissa is a 2002 graduate of UCF with a B.S in Business Administration with a major in Finance. She also obtained her Master’s in Business Administration in 2007 from Rollins College.
Board of Directors Welcome Packet
Click HERE to view the Board of Directors Welcome Packet for 2022-2023