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

Dezha Moore

School Culture Coordinator - Community Initiatives

Savino Rivera

School Culture Coordinator - Family Initiatives

Tania Pacheco

School Culture Coordinator - Student Initiatives

Regina Williams Preston

CRPBIS Coordinator

Kourtney Bradshaw-Clay

Digital Learning Coordinator

South Bend Empowerment Zone Principals

Coquillard Elementary School

Dr.Antoine Reed

Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Carol Draeger Thomas

Assistant Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Harrison Elementary School

Karla Lee

Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Darice Austin-Phillips

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Juan M. Hernandez, Jr.

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Navarre Middle School

Nate Boyd

Principal, Navarre Middle School

Carlicia Gadson

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Melanie Hacket

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

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

Germaine Smith

Assistant Principal, Wilson Elementary School

South Bend Empowerment Zone Board

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

Sam Centellas, Board Chair
Executive Director, La Casa de Amistad

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

Jeff Rea
President/CEO, South Bend Chamber of Commerce

Kareemah Fowler
Chief Financial Officer, South Bend Schools

John Anella     
Board Chair, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Leslie Wesley    
Board Member, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Ashley Nothern
South Bend Heritage Found., Accounting Specialist

Jasmine Bradley 
Director of Youth Empowerment, Transformation Ministries

Rosa Hiestand
Professor, Ivy Tech Community College

Ryan Matthys
Partner and Managing Partner, RSM US, LLP