Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Our integrated model makes The Community Solution stronger and fosters an environment of collaboration for the more than 100 professionals that make up our Boards of Trustees.

The collective gathers biennially at a System-wide Board Conference as a forum for trustees to exchange ideas, discuss pressing issues in higher education, learn about emerging trends, and advance our System-wide goals.

The Community Solution Education System

R. Edward Bergmark
R. Edward Bergmark, Ph.D. (Chair)
Founder at Optum®/UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Retired)
Patricia Potter
Patricia E. Potter, MBA (Vice Chair)
President, National University (Retired)
Douglas Patinkin
Douglas Patinkin (Second Vice Chair)
Owner, Waddington, LLC
Michael Horowitz
Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.
The Community Solution Education System
Alyssa Bryant
Alyssa Bryant, MD
Clinician, Northside Gwinnett Hospital Emergency Department
dr richard chaifetz psyd
Richard A. Chaifetz, Psy.D.
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, ComPsych Founder and Chairman, Chaifetz Group
Valerie Coachman Moore
Valerie Coachman-Moore, MPH
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coachman Moore & Associates, Inc.
Victoria Dolan
Victoria Dolan, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Revlon Inc. (Retired)
Dorothy Farris
Dorothy Farris
Vice President, Veeam Software (Retired)
Jennifer Forbes
Jennifer Forbes, DC
Chiropractor/Clinic Owner, Heritage Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
Jana Johnston
Jana S. Johnston, J.D.
Partner, Mullen & Henzell L.L.P.
Kevin Kotecki, MBA
Chief Executive Officer,    Group O
T.V. Joe Layng
T.V. Joe Layng, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, Generategy LLC
Renee Levi
Renee Levi, Ph.D.
Principal, Resonance Consulting
Steven Nakisher
Steven Nakisher, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nakisher Psychological Services
Teresa Nuno
Teresa Nuno, M.Ed.
Former Chief of Programs and Planning, First 5 LA
dipak panigrahy
Dipak Panigrahy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Leslie Sanchez
Leslie Sanchez, M.A.
Chief of Operations and Strategy, University of California San Diego
Rodd Satterwhite, MBA
Senior Vice President, Bank Performance Liberty Bank & Trust

Life Trustees

Joseph Brimhall, DC
University of Western States
Jennifer Gantz, M.S.
Chief Financial Officer
The Community Solution Education System
Rick Merrick
Rick Merrick, B.S.
Chief Information Officer
The Community Solution Education System
Steven Nakisher, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nakisher Psychological Services

System-wide Board Members

the chicago school
the colleges of law
kansas health science center
pacific oaks college and children's school
saybrook university
university of western states