Board of Directors

Dr. Doretha O’Quinn, Board Chair

Dr. O’Quinn has over 40 years of service in private and public kindergarten through 12th-grade schools and universities in Southern California.   She began in education as an elementary school teacher, working her way up to principal before transitioning into being a college professor. From there she became program director, Associate Dean, Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, and as Provost. She has spoken in women’s conferences, taught government officials and NGO leaders, served on both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Director’s for different colleges and churches, and has been the national keynote speaker for multiple organizations.

Dr. Doretha O’Quinn was honored by the Los Angeles Women in NAACP (WIN) for her commitment and leadership displayed throughout her career as she mentored young students to achieve their goals. In addition, Dr. O’Quinn was the only African-American woman to hold the position of Provost at any Christian college or university throughout the US. On top of her work in administration, Dr. O’Quinn has also authored, “Silent Voices, Powerful Messages: The Historical Influence and Contribution of African-Americans to the Foursquare Gospel Movement” and contributed to the book, “Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America and Alone in Marriage.” Dr. O’Quinn holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education and a M.A. in Education.

To contact Dr. O’Quinn, please call 323-291-1211 or email info@isanaacademies.org.

Ron Ben-Yehuda, Board Member

Ron Ben-Yehuda is a transactional intellectual property and corporate attorney with more than twenty years of experience structuring and negotiating transactions to commercialize intellectual property, technology, content, brands and other assets. His practice focuses on domestic and international licensing, development, services, marketing, and distribution transactions, as well as joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent lecturer and author speaking at numerous technology and legal conferences. Mr. Ben-Yehuda earned a B.A. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Yale College, and a J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.

To contact Ron Ben-Yehuda, 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.

Michael Gonzalez, Board Member

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.

Francisco Mares, Board Member

Francisco Mares is Payroll Director of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is responsible for the oversight of payroll administration, regulatory compliance, communication, and development of team members. Mr. Mares is a member of the American Payroll Association and is serving a second 2-year term on the FPC Certification Committee. In 2014, he was elected President of the Los Angeles Chapter of American Payroll Association and served prior in leadership positions as Treasurer and Secretary. A Certified Payroll Professional since 2008, he has mentored others in their pursuit for certification.

To contact Francisco Mares, 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:

  • August 28, 2019
    (Originally scheduled for August 27, 2019)

  • October 15, 2019

  • December 17, 2019

  • February 18, 2020

  • April 21, 2020

  • June 2, 2020

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.

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