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CMSD Senior Leadership

Chief Executive Officer - Eric Gordon
Chief Academic Officer -
Chief Communications Officer -
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer - Derek Richey
Chief Information Officer - Roderick Houpe 
Chief Legal Counsel - Wayne Belock 
Chief Portfolio Officer - Christine Fowler-Mack
Chief Operating Officer - Patrick Zohn
Chief Talent Officer - Lori Ward



Office of the CEO

Policy and Labor Liaison - Michele Pomerantz 
Executive Director, Office of Institutional Advancement - Leo Serrano 
Eric S. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

Board of Education

  • Anne E. Bingham, Board Chair
  • Robert M. Heard Sr., Board Vice Chair
  • Louise P. Dempsey, Esq.
  • Jasmine Fryer
  • Denise W. Link
  • Willetta A. Milam
  • Shaletha T. Mitchell
  • Justin L. Monday, Esq.
  • Lisa Thomas, Ph.D.

Ex Officio Members

  • Dr. Alex Johnson
  • Dr. Ronald M. Berkman


Chief Academic Officer - Dr. Michelle N. Pierre-Farid
Deputy Chief, Curriculum and Instruction - Karen Thompson
Deputy Chief, Leadership and Growth - TBD
Deputy Chief, Academic Resources - Diana Ehlert
Interim Deputy Chief, Organizational Accountability - Chris Broughton
Executive Director, Assessments Testing and Logistics - LaTisha Grimes 
Executive Director, Family & Community Engagement - Tracy Hill
Executive Director, Humanware - Denine A. Goolsby, M.Ed 
Executive Director, Intervention Services - Jessica Baldwin
Director, Professional DevelopmentDr. Jacquinette Brown
Director, Office of Attendance - Lorri Hobson 
Director, Strategic Design and Budgets - Megan Traum 
Academic SuperintendentNetwork Support Leaders


Chief Communications Officer - Dr. Roseann Canfora
Director, CMSD News Bureau - Thomas Ott
Director, Marketing & Advertising - Bernadette Repko
Director, Ombudsman - Ron Kisner

Financial and Administration

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer - Derek Richey
Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Controller - Dennis Kubick
Executive Director, Budgets & Grants -
Executive Director, Internal Audit - Larry Johnston
Executive Director, Payroll - Mychael Henderson
Director of Procurement - Angela Foraker  

Human Resources

Chief Talent Officer - Lori Ward
Executive Director, Talent Impact -
Executive Director, Talent Management - Luther Johnson
Executive Director, Talent Operations -
Director, Culture and Strategy - Erica Merritt 
Director, Employee Services - Maria Monroig 
Director, HR Information Systems - Gary Nagorney 
Manager, Management and Labor Relations - Irene Dunbrook

Information Technology

Chief Information Officer - Roderick Houpe
Deputy Chief of Information Technology - Curtis Timmons
Executive Director, Instructional Technology - Shawn Braxton
Executive Director of IT Operations - Rosie Tufts 
Executive Director of Enterprise Applications - Blessing Nwaozuzu  
Director of Student Information Systems - Susanne Farkas 
Director of IT Security - Robert Zellers 

Legal Counsel

Chief Legal Counsel - Wayne Belock
Executive Director of Legal Services - Victoria Brian 
Director, Hearings and Appeals - Cardell Parker
Board Attorney and Liaison - Kevin Burtzlaff 

Portfolio Schools and Programs

Chief Portfolio Officer - Christine Fowler-Mack
Executive Director, Charter Oversight, Review & Partnership - Stephanie Klupinski 
Executive Director, New School Development - Joe Micheller
Executive Director, Policy and Planning - Melissa Skelly
Executive Director, Portfolio Engagement - Angee Shaker 
Executive Director, Research and Evaluation - Matt Linick
Executive Director, School Choice & Enrollment - Rick McIntosh
Executive Director, School Performance - Nicholas D'Amico


Chief Operating Officer - Patrick Zohn
Deputy Chief, Business Operations - TBD
Deputy Chief, Capitol Programs - Gary Sautter
Deputy Chief, Safety and Security - Lester Fultz
Interim Executive Director of Food and Nutrition - Chris Burkhardt
Director, Transportation - Eric Taylor