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Governing Board


Daniel Brown – Board Vice Chair, Governance Committee Chair
Daniel Brown – Board Vice Chair, Governance Committee Chair

Daniel Brown, co-founder and Managing Partner of the Myriad Real Estate Group, specializes in helping people create a fantastic real estate experience. Whether working with bank-owned homes, short sales, investment properties, or traditional sales, Daniel works tirelessly to find the perfect home. As a Realtor with more than seven years of experience, Daniel works to educate his clients and ensure they get the best value in a rapidly changing housing marketing. He is an expert in analyzing neighborhoods and current market trends to establish fair property values. As an Arizona native, who currently lives in Phoenix, Daniel is extremely knowledgeable about the market and cities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Daniel graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Management in 2004 and began his career in real estate in 2007. Daniel is an avid health and nutrition enthusiast. He enjoys staying active and enjoys golf, hiking and mountain biking at South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, or in the McDowell Mountains. Since Daniel ran his first mud run in 2009, he has competed in a total of nine runs, including four years in a row in the Tough Mudder.

Michael Campillo – Board Member
Michael Campillo – Board Member

Michael F. Campillo is a licensed Arizona attorney, a founding partner of intellectual property boutique law firm, Venjuris P.C., and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Michael is the proud son of parents who were also native Arizonans. Michael’s law practice is focused on the procurement, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property law rights. Michael has over 20 years of experience in counseling, litigation, and procurement of patents, in the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts and the procurement trademark and copyright registrations in all areas. Michael has appeared in Arizona, Nevada, New York, and Texas courts in litigation matters involving patent infringement claims, inventorship disputes, and trademark disputes. Prior to becoming a registered patent attorney, Michael attended the University of Arizona and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as an electrical engineer for six and a half years for a major semiconductor manufacturer before returning to law school.

Evan Hunt – Board Member
Evan Hunt – Board Member

Evan Hunt is currently a Human Resources Consultant for Banner Health. Prior to joining Banner, Evan spent 13 years with Fairmont Hotels & Resort in several different capacities, including Director of Talent & Culture and Director of Banquets. His primary background is in utilizing the engagement of workforces to drive exceptional service. Evan attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his B.S. in Marketing. He loves the Chicago Cubs, Crossfit, and coffee. He also adores his wife, Michelle, and their son, George. Evan is excited to connect with the CASA community and assist with its continued improvement and evolution.

Madison Major – Board Secretary, Culture and Engagement Committee Chair
Madison Major – Board Secretary, Culture and Engagement Committee Chair

Madison Major is currently an associate attorney at the law firm Fennemore Craig, P.C. where she focuses her practice in Business and Finance. Madison is a Teach for America alum. In 2010, she joined the corps in Memphis, Tennessee where she taught first grade and then sixth grade English. After her two years as a corps member, Madison joined Teach for America staff as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development. In that role, she served as an instructional coach for teachers teaching Pre-K through 8th grade in the Achievement School District.

Patrick McHonett – Board Member
Patrick McHonett – Board Member

Patrick McHonett is a Phoenix native who attended Brophy Prep and then Claremont McKenna College in suburban Los Angeles, where he began his career in education. After serving as an Assistant Dean of Admission at CMC, Patrick returned to the Valley to work at Phoenix Country Day School, an independent PK-12 school in Paradise Valley. Over the ensuing dozen years at PCDS, he has been a classroom teacher, Director of Admissions & Marketing, Director of College Counseling, and now serves as the Associate Head of School. He has his B.A. in Literature from Claremont McKenna and M.Ed. in Leadership from ASU. He is the proud father of young children, Charlotte and Jack, and enjoys witnessing their joy of discovery in learning. Patrick is excited to support the teachers, administrators, promising scholars and families at CASA as they transform the educational landscape of Phoenix.

Danielle Puente – Facilities Committee Chair
Danielle Puente – Facilities Committee Chair

Danielle Puente is currently the CFO of D.P. Electric, an electrical contracting company in the valley. In her current role, she oversees Human Resources, IT, accounting and risk management. Danielle has a background in public accounting and is currently a CPA. She graduated from the University of Arizona with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Entrepreneurship. She has always had an interest in entrepreneurship and hopes to help CASA constantly improve, innovate and grow.

Mark Tucker – Board Chair
Mark Tucker – Board Chair

Mark Tucker is an executive with 37 years of experience in retail management in merchandising, buying, and operations, most recently with Macy’s Department Stores in Customer Service and Financial Operations. His long history with Macy’s (31 years) gives him the knowledge and ability to create new ideas to support the improvement of the marketing, operations, financial health and culture of any organization. With his retirement from Macy’s in 2016, Mark is developing his own consulting business that will focus on supporting small businesses and guide them through the changes needed for growth with all of the challenges that organizations experience. He attended the University of Denver receiving a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and also received his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Mark is a skier and enjoys golfing in his spare time. In his younger years, he was a river guide for a white-water rafting company in Colorado and enjoys the outdoors. He has been a die-hard Arizona Cardinals Fan since 1988 when the Cardinals moved to Phoenix. Mark and his wife, Patti, have a daughter who attends Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He is excited to be part of the CASA Academy board and is looking forward to a great future for the school and the scholars.

Tia Wee – Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Tia Wee – Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Tia Wee is an Arizona native and proud Sun Devil. She attended Arizona State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Master of Accountancy degree. She currently works in public accounting at a big 4 firm where she specializes in providing financial statement audits and audits of internal control services. Having a young daughter of her own, she understands the importance of high-quality learning in early childhood and is very excited to bring her financial background to serve on CASA Academy’s Board and Finance Committee.


Governing Board Meeting Dates and Locations

CASA Academy Governing Board meetings will take place at the CASA Academy campus (1500 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015). One or more members of the Board may participate telephonically. Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice of meetings for CASA Academy and any of its committees will be posted on this website. Notices will also be posted in the front office of CASA Academy (1500 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015), which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For agendas and minutes for all Governing Board meetings and committee meetings, please click here.


Documents

Hearing Notification
Proposed Budget
Annual Financial Report
School Wellness Plan