The SBEZ Team

South Bend Empowerment Zone Team

Dr. Cheryl Camacho

Empowerment Zone Chief

South Bend Empowerment Zone Team

Isaias Solis

Deputy Empowerment Zone Chief

Rob Daigneau

Executive Director of Finance

Savino Rivera

School Culture Coordinator - Family Initiatives

Ronda Ross

Director of Operations

Roxana Zapata 2

Roxana Zapata

Executive Director of the Instructional Support Team

Chloe Georgiades

Executive Assistant and Manager of Organizational Learning

Jonathan Bailey

External Communications Manager

Jacqueline Miller

Jacqueline Miller

Internal Communications Manager

Sandra Spicher

Director of Specialized Services

Francesca Hoffmann

Chief of Staff

South Bend Empowerment Zone Principals

Coquillard Elementary School

Germaine Smith

Interim Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Carol Draeger Thomas

Assistant Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Savino Rivera

Interim Dean of School Culture

Harrison Elementary School

Karla Lee

Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Darice Austin-Phillips

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Bibi Hardrict

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Navarre Middle School

South Bend Empowerment Zone Team

Isaias Solis

Interim Principal, Navarre Middle School

Carlicia Gadson

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Melanie Hacket

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Dr. Rashad Minor

Dean of School Culture

Regina Williams Preston

Dean of School Culture

Tania Pacheco

Dean of School Culture

Warren Elementary School

Dr.Libby Wilson

Principal, Warren Elementary School

Heidi Erickson

Assistant Principal, Warren Elementary School

Wilson Elementary School

Samantha Smith

Principal, Wilson Elementary School

South Bend Empowerment Zone Board

South Bend Empowerment Zone board members live in our communities and bring a broad range of experience and expertise to the board

Sam Centellas, Board Chair
Interim Executive Director, CDFI Friendly 

Dr. Erin Moira Lemrow 
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

Jeff Rea
President/CEO, South Bend Regional Chamber

Kareemah Fowler
Chief Financial Officer, South Bend Schools

Stephanie Ball
Board Member, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Leslie Wesley    
Board Member, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Ashley Northern
Insurance Agent and Advisor/HIS, Saint Joseph Health System 

Jasmine Bradley 
Director of Youth Empowerment, Transformation Ministries

Rosa Hiestand
Professor, Ivy Tech Community College

Ryan Matthys
Partner and Managing Partner, RSM US, LLP