Board of Directors

Meet our board members

Eric Talbert, President | etalbert@creativeartscharter.org

Eric Talbert has over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience with a focus on global health and he teaches at San Francisco State University in the Nonprofit Management Program. His daughter enjoys attending CACS where she appreciates being in community.

Manda Mora Simpson, Vice President | mmorasimpson@creativeartscharter.org

Manda Mora Simpson has over 20 years of experience being the trusted business partner to C-Level Executives with responsibilities in operations, administration and finance.  Manda currently works at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center as the Senior Executive Associate to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Leadership Team.  Prior to joining CPMC, Manda was the Senior Business Partner to the President and CEO of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, California’s Stem Cell Agency.  She’s also worked for Executives in the Tech industry and the non-profit sector.  Manda is a San Francisco native, married with twin daughters at GHS and a son at CACS.

Grace Cortez | gcortez@creativeartscharter.org

I am excited to be on the board this year! I have lived in San Francisco since 2004 and have loved all of it. I am. Mom to Elliott in third grade and Gloria in first and  have loved being a part of the CACS community. I am currently in master’s program with an interest in working towards creating a more equitable city. You can find our family riding our bikes through the park on the weekends or hanging out in the neighborhood.

Janina Floyd, Secretary | jfloyd@creativeartscharter.org

My name is Janina Floyd and I am a wife and proud mother to 3 beautiful children.  I have worked at Sutter Health for the past 15 years managing the registration/ intake department where my dedication has been to helping people and patients.  I enjoy serving in my church and my community. I am dedicated to being involved in my children’s education and overall well being.

Justin Amirault, Treasurer jamirault@creativeartscharter.org

Justin has over 15 year of corporate finance and capital-raising experience. Currently, Justin finances renewable energy projects throughout the United States and is passionate about securing our nation’s renewable energy future. Justin, his wife Becca, 4th-grade daughter, and 1st-grade daughter treasure the love, values, and community of CACS. He has a BA in Economics from Colby College, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Laura Farley, Staff Representative | lfarley@creativeartscharter.org

Laura holds a BS in Environmental Science from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction through the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI). Before joining CACS, she worked as an Associate Teacher at Katherine Delmar Burke School. Other past work experiences include directing the after school program at Presidio Hill School and teaching as a naturalist for San Joaquin Outdoor School in the Santa Cruz mountains. Laura enjoys designing and implementing creative curriculum that engages multiple learning styles. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, camping and traveling, as well as spending time with friends and family.

About our board

The Board of Directors is the school’s governing body and consists of parents elected by the school community, a teacher representative, and appointed members from outside  the school community. The Board is legally required by our school’s non-profit status and is responsible for setting policy for the school, overseeing school governance, and ensuring the financial stability of the school.

In the past two years, we have focused on creating a strategic plan, exploring building expansion possibilities, negotiating labor contracts and changing our enrollment policy to support diversity.

Board Agendas & Minutes

2021-2022 Agendas & Minutes

    • August 17, 2021 – Agenda/Minutes (English / Spanish)
    • September 21, 2021 –  Agenda/Minutes (English  / Spanish)
    • October 12, 2021 – Agenda/Minutes  (English  / Spanish)
    • October 19, 2021 – Agenda/Minutes (English / Spanish)
    • November 16, 2021 – Agenda/Minutes  (English / Spanish)
    • December 14, 2021 – Agenda/Minutes (English / Spanish)
    • January 18, 2022 – Agenda/Minutes  (English / Spanish)
    • February 22, 2022 –  Agenda/Minutes  (English / Spanish)
    • March 15, 2022 – Agenda/Minutes   (English / Spanish)
    • April 19, 2022 – Agenda/Minutes  (English / Spanish)
    • May 17, 2022 – Agenda/Minutes  (English / Spanish)
    • June 15, 2022 – Agenda/Minutes (English / Spanish)

    2020-2021 Agendas & Minutes

      2019-2020 Agendas & Minutes

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