Board of Trustees:

  • Vinessa Brown - Chairman; parent member; Co-founder and Development Director of Lifeline to Success; Frayser resident & Libertas parent 
  • Joshua Shipley - immediate past chairman; Vice President at Memphis-based Independent Bank; native of Memphis area
  • Markise Rogers - Vice Chairman; entrepreneur; military veteran, Memphis area native
  • Matt Johnson - Treasurer; Chief Operating Officer of Medical Anesthesia Group
  • Francis Ginski - Secretary; attorney; In-House Counsel, Benefit Recovery Group LLC; Memphis native; parent
  • Loretta Rudd; professor, University of Memphis
  • Jamesha Hayes; leadership coach / director at Teach for America; Memphis area native
  • *Bob Nardo - *Ex officio; Executive Director / Founding Head of Libertas School of Memphis

Finance Committee:

  • Matt Johnson - treasurer & chairman
  • Kahlmus Eatman - Pacific Charter School Development Corp
  • Vinessa Brown, Bob Nardo - ex officio

Performance Review Committee:

  • Laura Gardiner - HR executive, St. Jude Hospital; former Montessori & public school teacher
  • Francis Ginski
  • Vinessa Brown, Bob Nardo - ex officio

Development & Advancement Committee:

  • Joshua Shipley
  • Jamesha Hayes
  • Francis Ginski
  • Vinessa Brown, Bob Nardo - ex officio

Grievance Committee:

  • Karyn Bondi; parent; adjunct professor of Physics at Rhodes College
  • Susie Pineda; parent
  • Kimberly Clark; parent
  • Vinessa Brown, Bob Nardo - ex officio

Advisory Committee:

  • Scott Newstok; professor of English at Rhodes College
  • Wes Russell; HR executive, Autozone

Please contact us for more information.


Meeting Information

The Board of Trustees generally meets quarterly on the first Monday of each month at noon at 3777 Edenburg Dr, 38127. The full schedule of Board and committee meetings for 2018/19 can be downloaded here. Any changes to time or location will be announced. The meetings, agendas, and minutes are open to the public. Please contact us and we will be happy to share those materials.