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Board of Trustees

Upland Christian Academy is governed by a strong Board of Trustees. The Board is committed to govern by Policy Governance. Under the Policy Governance model, the Board is responsible for establishing the organization’s mission, vision, core values, and governing policies. The daily management of the school is delegated to administration, and the Board holds administration accountable for fulfilling the school’s mission/vision and for managing in full compliance with Board policies.

The UC Academy Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating board. There are nine board positions; three are selected from the parent body, three from the community at-large, and three from the Abundant Living Family Church membership. The Board meets at least quarterly. The first half (or general session) of Board meetings are open to parents and the community. The second half (or executive sessions) are for Board members and the Superintendent only.

Board members are kept aware school activities, but they do not participate in the daily management of the school. The Board encourages those with operational, management, or personnel concerns to contact school administration.

Board of Trustees email: ucaboard@uplandchristianacademy.org

Meet the Board

David Davis

David Davis

Trustee
  • Director of Global Accounts, ADM/WILD Flavors
Patrick DeClaro

Patrick DeClaro

Trustee
Chinaka DomNwachukwu

Chinaka DomNwachukwu

Trustee
  • Associate Dean, Azusa Pacific University
  • Professor, Azusa Pacific University
  • Senior Pastor, The Potter’s Wheel Assembly of Chino Hills
Luella Hairston

Luella Hairston

President
  • Family Law Attorney, Law Office of Luella Hairston Professor, Devry University and Westwood College
Ashley Mesa

Ashley Mesa

Trustee
  • Women’s Ministry, Abundant Living Family Church
  • UC Academy Alumna
Diego Mesa

Diego Mesa

Trustee, Ex-Officio
  • Senior Pastor of Abundant Living Family Church

Daphne Riedel

Daphne Riedel

Trustee, Representative to IMPACT
  • Sales and Quality Control, WA Alloy, Inc.
Andrea Toupal

Andrea Toupal

Secretary
  • California Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential
  • UC Academy Alumna
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