ASA Board of Directors

As a non-profit charitable corporation, ASA is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors. Board members are elected for terms of three years, with two members rotating off each year.  Current members are:

ASA Management Team

All members of the management team,  except for the operations manager, are Academy Village resident volunteers. 

Dan Angelo, ASA Board president, former Professor, Business & Technology; Former Vice President, Student Services, San Bernadino Valley College; Former President, CA Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers. Academy Village Resident

Sabra S. Anderson: ASA Treasurer and Board Member; Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences; Former Dean, University of Minnesota Duluth College of Science and Engineering. Academy Village Resident

Maria Dobozy, ASA Board Member. Retired Professor  of German and Medieval Studies, University of Utah, and professorship atin Budapest at the Central European University. Native of Hungary. Academy Village Resident

Gary Fenstermacher: CEO of Academy Services Corp. (Ex Officio ASA Board Member). Retired Professor of Education, University of Michigan. Former Dean, University of Arizona College of Education. Academy Village Resident

Marcia Neugebauer, ASA Vice President for Programming and Board Member; Space Physicist, Past President of the American Geophysical Union; Academy Village Resident

Virginia Richardson, ASA Board Secretary. Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan; Profesor of Education, University of Arizona; Former Assistant Director, National Institute of Education, Washington, D.C. Academy Village Resident

Max Fredric “Fred” Volkmann, Ex Officio ASA Board Member); Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis; Past Interim VP for Strategic Affairs, Penn State; Past Board Chair, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Academy Village Resident.

Peter Backus. Asa Board Chair.

President of PB Trading Company of Coyote Creek Development.


Edward Reid ASA Board Member. Director, University of Arizona School of Music and University Distinguished Outreach Professor                                            

Helen Schaefer, ASA Board Member. Board of Trustees, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona; Former Chair, College of Humanities Board, U of Arizona, Poetry Development Committee, Board of Directors Arizona Repertory Singers.

Bruce Wright, ASA Board Member, Assoc. Vice-President, Tech Parks Arizona, retired; UA Office of Economic Development; recipient, 2017 Arizona Best Award for Economic Development; 2018 Man of the Year award by Greater Tucson Leadership

Christopher Sheafe, ASA Board Member; Member, Pima County Bond Committee; Partner, Rancho Del Lago; Member Rio Nueavo Board of Directors

John Carruth, ASA Board Member; As of Feb. 2020, Superintendent of Vail Public Schools; Former Chief of Staff for AZ Board of Education; Former teacher & administrator in Vail Public Schools for 20 years.

ASA Administration

President: Dan Angelo

Vice-President for Administration: Bill McCourt

Vice-President for Programming: Marcia Neugabauer

Treasurer: Sabra Anderson

Secretary: Virginia Richardson

Resident Music Liaison: Leslie Nitzberg

Operations Manager: Tremia Cox (

Committee Chairs

Lectures and Programs: Marcia Neugebauer
Music: Leslie Nitzberg
Finance: Sabra Anderson
Technology: Dan Angelo
Information Resources/Library: Nancy Green


February 26, 2020

November 20, 2020

October 21, 2021 (draft)

Tremia Cox in ASA Office