Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Voices is led by a dedicated group of education, community and business leaders who are committed to pioneering new education solutions for students in Silicon Valley and beyond, and ensuring that the Voices community of students, families, and staff thrives.

Servando Sandoval (Board Chair)

Servando Sandoval is a partner with the firm practicing in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Labor and Employment Law. He has extensive experience in all facets of employment law and fair housing laws, including counseling clients as to day to day employment and housing issues, conducting investigations and defending claims before all Courts and in administrative hearings. He graduated with honors, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995 with a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Chicano Studies. He received his Juris Doctor in 1999 from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as Editor for the Chicano-Latino Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the state of California, including the District Courts in and for the Northern and Central Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Mr. Sandoval is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley. Mr. Sandoval also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Day Nursery.

David Richards

David Richards has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MA in Education from Stanford University. He brings over 15 years of experience teaching and administering in suburban and urban schools in the Bay Area and in Latin America. He is the Founder and CEO of Growth Public Schools. He was formerly the Chief Regional Officer at Summit Public Schools, a charter network in the Bay Area, responsible for the oversight and management of the Bay Area schools and the day to day operations of the organization. At Summit, his responsibilities have included program design, hiring, evaluation, student recruitment, budget development and management, curriculum and instruction, discipline, fundraising, and leadership development. He also worked as a curriculum writer and a special education consultant. During his time as Executive Director, of Summit Rainier and Tahoma, he led the organization to ultimately overhaul the school model into next generation schools that leverage the power of technology and focus on deeper learning to prepare students for success in the 21st Century.

Diego Arambula

Diego Arambula serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for GO Public Schools in Fresno, CA. To Voices, he brings experience as a Chief Growth Officer, founding principal, and teacher for Summit Public Schools. As Chief Growth Officer and a member of Summit’s Executive Team, Diego helped Summit expand its network and grow its impact through innovative partnerships across the country. He began his professional career in politics, serving as the Communications Director for U.S. Representative Cal Dooley after serving as Dooley’s Deputy Campaign Manager for a hard-fought campaign in California’s Central Valley in 2000. Diego earned his A.B. in government from Harvard University and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University. A Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and member of the James Irvine New Leadership Network, Diego is also on the board of Summit Public Schools and of the Downtown Fresno Foundation.

Kristen McCaw

Kristen McCaw is the Director of Growth at Summit Public Schools. She was formerly the Director of School Development, Bay Area, at the California Charter Schools Association, where she provided strategic guidance to school leaders and board members as they developed a vision for their school, write their charter petition, and navigate the highly political process of securing approval. Ms. McCaw began her career by establishing a college preparation program for students living in New York City public housing. She then joined Success Academy Charter Schools, where she oversaw special education and assessments at a first-year charter school in Harlem. She has also conducted research evaluating Los Angeles Unified School District policies, provided business development consultation to educational organizations, and managed the implementation of systems designed to improve teacher and student performance as an Education Pioneers Fellow at Lighthouse Community Charter Schools. Ms. McCaw holds a B.A. in Politics from New York University and an M.P.A. from the University of Southern California.

Alice Miller

Alice Miller is a founder of California’s first charter school, the San Carlos Learning Center, and a founder of two charter high schools. Ms. Miller worked for the California Network of Educational Charters from 1996-2003. She was the Administrator and CFO for Aurora Charter High School and has served on multiple non-profit boards and charter school boards. Ms. Miller has been the Director of Knowledge Management for the California Charter Schools Association (“CCSA”) since 2004. She is the technical assistance expert for CCSA, and provides guidance on legal, fiscal and compliance regulations, as well as workshops to charter schools in California and in the nation.

Sara Reyes

Sara Reyes is the Division Director for Children, Youth, and Family Development at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC). Ms. Reyes has been with CCSCC for 11 years and manages over 25 contracts with the Division budget exceeding $4 million dollars. Ms. Reyes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from The National Hispanic University and a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State University. Some of her active memberships include the Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative Governance Board, the California School-Age Consortium Board, and Los Padrinos Board for the Washington United Youth Center. Ms. Reyes volunteers at St. John Vianney School, Alum Rock Little League, and the Police Athletic League’s Berryessa Cougars Football.

Duy Vo

Duy is the Head of Engineering for NimbleRx, a pharmacy that enables prescriptions to be delivered to patients. Duy hopes to support the Voices Team by contributing his experience in entrepreneurship, finance, technology, and growth. Prior to his current role at NimbleRx, Duy was Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of FundPaaS, an online platform that helps businesses meet working capital requirements via crowdfunding. Duy earned his B.S. and M.S. from San Jose State University, and is passionate about using his software building skills to positively impact the world.

Kim Wisckol

Kim serves as Director, Total Rewards at Gilead and brings valuable experience in Human Resources to the Voices Board of Directors. She began her career at a nonprofit social services organization where she spent 7 years, the last 4 as Executive Director. After earning her M.B.A., she switched to the for-profit sector and spent 30 years in human resources. Working with organizations of all sizes and reaches, Kim developed and implemented performance management systems, compensation and benefits programs, organization development strategies and employee and management training programs. Highlights in her career include implementing a food and shelter program in conjunction with area churches and receiving an United Way award for most innovative counseling program while at the nonprofit; designing the organizational development strategy for a business forced to change its product market; and implementing the compensation and performance management systems for a newly public medical device company.

Darnell Cadette

Darnell Cadette is an Associate at Startup: Education. Darnell previously worked at Teach Plus, where he served as the Washington D.C. Program Manager for the T3 Initiative, supporting the leadership development of teachers to improve the instructional practice of their colleagues and accelerate student academic outcomes school-wide. Prior to Teach Plus, Darnell worked as a communications consultant, managing a portfolio of community engagement and communications projects for education non-profits and school districts in the DC Metro Area. Darnell holds an MPP in Education Policy and a BA in Political Science from the George Washington University. He currently resides in the Bay Area.

Holly Glover

Holly Glover is the Managing Director of Foundation Partnerships at Teach for America – Bay Area, where she leads regional development efforts across the organization’s portfolio of educational foundations. Prior to joining TFA, Holly was a founding staff member of Alpha Public Schools in East San Jose, where she served as the Director of Operations and oversaw all non-academic functions of the Charter Management Organization. Holly holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy, Organization, Leadership Studies from Stanford University and is a resident of San Jose.