Board of Directors

Michael Gonzalez, Board Chair

Michael Gonzalez is an attorney with more than 15 years of experience representing public and private clients in matters regarding administrative/regulatory law, land use and environmental law, construction law, contract negotiations and corporate transactions.  In addition to his years of private legal practice, Mr. Gonzalez has also served in various levels of government, both as legislative staff and agency executive. He was also an elementary teacher at a local Los Angeles school.  Mr. Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree in Public Administration from USC and his law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

To contact Michael Gonzalez, please call 323-291-1211 or email info@isanaacademies.org.

Jae Chang, Board Member

Jae Chang is a multi-licensed general contractor and real estate broker specializing in all aspects of project acquisitions and real estate development phases.  With more than twenty years of experience driving his career, Chang has bolstered a myriad of duties ranging from pre-construction licensed advisor to post-development sales liaison. His experience as a leading manager in a broad spectrum of industries has emboldened Chang to envision every situation from his own unique perspective and approaches it from a multifaceted standpoint. He is a proud father of two young boys, with another baby boy on the way. He often mentions that his wife June is what has kept him grounded throughout his career and that her support is a major component to his success.

To contact Jae Chang, please call 323-291-1211 or email info@isanaacademies.org.

Vijay Patel, Board Member

Vijay Patel is an attorney with almost 10 years of experience as a litigator in medical practice claims, liability claims, and disability law.  In April of 2020, he joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as a criminal prosecutor handling everything from domestic violence to assault and battery cases. In 2006, Mr. Patel became a Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Officer, volunteering his time to fulfill many of the same roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.  Mr. Patel received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law.

To contact Vijay Patel, please call 323-291-1211 or email info@isanaacademies.org.

Svea Morales, Board Member

Svea Morales received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Upon graduation, Morales began working at a grassroots nonprofit organization that engages parents, youth, law enforcement, elected officials, and gang members to sit together at the table and draw up solutions for reducing violence and bringing peace to their communities.  Inspired by the resiliency of the youth and families she met, and with a desire to create greater change in the community, Ms. Morales went on to pursue a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.  After receiving her MSW, she worked as a Mental Health Clinician.  She currently serves as a director of Human Resources, and has previously served on a charter school board for eight years.

To contact Svea Morales, please call 323-291-1211 or email info@isanaacademies.org.

Board Agendas

Would you like to view past and future board agendas? Click on the link below for a history of our meetings.

Upcoming Board Meetings 

Regular meetings at 6:00 p.m.

Special meetings are announced here:
ISANA Meetings on Demand

Meetings locations will vary from school to school.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • September 15, 2020

  • October 20, 2020

  • December 15, 2020

  • February 16, 2021

  • April 20, 2021

  • June 15, 2021

Board Resources & Policies

Notification of ISANA Board Meetings

Parents and community members are notified of ISANA Board meetings in compliance with the Brown Act.  All meeting agendas are posted at each school site and at ISANA’s administrative offices, as well as on the website.