Board of Trustees

Craig Anderson

District Sales Manager for Nestle USA. 34+ years sales and sales management for Kraft Pizza Company and Nestles USA. Anthem, Arizona.

Margaret Fippinger, M.Ed.

M.Ed Leadership, B.S. Education with a minor in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. Margaret has worked with curriculum, state standards, conducted staff development, and taught grade four through college. Phoenix, Arizona.

Mary Alice Hegreness, B.A.

Agent, Hegreness Realty, LLC in Anthem, Arizona. 20+ years in the field of education. B.Ed. Oregon State University responsible for reading programs for all grade levels in the Reynolds School District in Troutdale, Oregon. Anthem, Arizona.

Dr. Fred Laughlin (Chairman)

Fred is a partner with The Andringa Group consulting with nonprofit boards and their CEOs. His specialty is in developing board policy manuals and he has co-authored a book on the subject, published in 2007. He is an adjunct professor of leadership at Grand Canyon University and an instructor in the National Center for Leadership in Washington, DC. Anthem, Arizona.

Mark McCory

Mark is the Senior Pastor at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mark serves as the CEO of the church and is responsible for preschool operations and for a staff of 25. Mark is a strong advocate of the Lutheran faith and represents the LCMS doctrine in leadership, community outreach, and counseling.

Cathy Oliva

An entrepreneur at heart, Cathy serves the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in a number of different capacities. As Founder and CEO of Midas Capital Management, Desert Gardens Properties and other she oversees the operations of these companies. In addition, she is currently Executive Director for the Christine Ostwinkle Foundation for Lupus, Executive Director for the Oliva Family Foundation for Education, Executive Advisor for Shannon Hoffpauir Ministries, Executive Advisor for Adventure Academy, and Board Member for the Peoria Education Foundation.

Dr. Jack Preus

National Director of People Development, Educational Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) growing school networks (HOPE Christian Schools and EAGLE College Prep public charter schools) as well as its Christian wraparound programs (Compass Educational Programs). Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, UCLA., Gilbert, Arizona.

Brad Stewart, B.B.A. (Secretary)

Vice President-Treasury and Financial Risk Management at Knight-Swift Transportation and is a licensed CPA in Texas and Arizona. B.B.A. in finance and accounting, B.A. in mathematics from Abilene Christian University in Texas. Phoenix, Arizona.