ASA Board of Directors
ASA Management Team
All members of the management team, except for the operations manager, are Academy Village resident volunteers.
Gary Fenstermacher: ASA Interim President. 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.
Diane Ashton: PhD in ed. psych., Professor and Fulbright Scholar, lengthy career in Public Education, including working with school boards and served on many non-profit Boards. Academy Village resident.
Susan Simmons: Retired family and child psychotherapist in Washington State. Served on many non profits in Whatcom County for 30 years. Experienced facilitator for Board development and fundraising. Academy Village resident.
Tom Travis: Former Administrator Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; former Study Director, Joint Center for Operational Analysis; Commanding Officer on USS New York City (SSN 696). Commander Submarine Squadron 11, and Deputy Commander USS Theodore Roosevelt (CGN71) Battle Group. Academy Village resident.
Bruce Wright, ASA Board Chair, 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.
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.
Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand: the Dorrance Dean of the College of Humanities, U of A, Professor of French, and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies, Applied Intercultural Arts research, Latin American Studies, LGBT Studies, and Public and Applied Humanities, U of Arizona.
Kristin Murray; Coordinator for the Vail Innovation Center, encompassing Vail Blended Learning Middle School and the Vail School District Online High School.Developer of the Book Share program in relationship with the Arizona Senior Academy.
President: Gary Fenstermacher
Vice-President for Administration: Ernie Mattern
Programs: Charmaine Wellington
Treasurer: Jennifer Broden
Secretary: Ann Ratcliff
Resident Music Liaison: Leslie Nitzberg
Operations Manager: Tremia Vague ([email protected])
Lectures: Charmaine Wellington
Music: Leslie Nitzberg
Classes: Diane Holtz & Margaret Benson
Finance: Jennifer Broden
Technology: Jim Johnson
Information Resources/Library: Maria Dobozy
Art Wall: Virginia Richardson