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Marci Cornell-Feist

Founder & CEO



Marci Cornell-Feist is a national expert on charter school governance. She has worked with over 500 charter schools nationwide to improve their effectiveness—more than anyone else on the planet. She founded her charter school consultancy Meetinghouse Solutions in 2001, and has focused on charter school governance since the mid 1990s. She created BoardOnTrack to implement the most effective strategies and practices of her many clients, and as a means of spreading this information to a wider audience of charter schools.

Marci is author of the book Board Meetings: A Guide for Charter Schools and Board Structure: A Guide to Bylaws, Officers, Committees, Responsibilities and More for Exceptional Charter Schools.

Marci is also a co-founder of The Achievement Network, which helps schools use data-driven strategies to raise student achievement.

Earlier in her career, Marci worked throughout the nonprofit sector, including positions as a senior staffer at the Massachusetts Charter School Resource Center, Northwest Regional Director for the Student Conservation Association, Deputy Director of the Consortium/UNHCR refugee resettlement program in Lao P.D.R., and Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Marci is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Bowdoin College.

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About Marci

Richard Thomas Jr.

Chief Software Architect & Founder



Rick is a software engineer with over twenty-five years of expertise developing top-rated, enterprise-quality products. We’re fortunate that he wrangles BoardOnTrack code into submission with particular mission flair, as he is the proud parent of a charter school student. Rick always codes with the valiant school staff and board members in mind.

Prior to joining BoardOnTrack, Rick worked at Oracle Inc. in the Health Sciences Global Business Unit, designing and developing the Clinical Development Center system. In addition, Rick was a principal software engineer at Incipient Inc. and helped create the architecture, design, and development of a cutting edge, highly scalable, interactive Web 2.0 storage virtualization management application. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

About Rick

Ben Robinson

Chief Financial Officer



A process engineer on the side, Ben is constantly focused on doing things smarter, better and faster. He is the founding partner of Driven Insights, an outsourced accounting firm. Prior to Driven Insights, Ben co-founded Wheelock Partners, a boutique private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating $5-50m businesses. He led Wheelock’s acquisition of NEP where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Ben began his career at Abbott Laboratories as a program manager for Abbott’s blood glucose monitor product lines. Ben is an active advisory board member for several regional organizations, including the Foundation for Academic Excellence . He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth College and Master of Engineering Management Degree from the Thayer School at Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Ben was a Division I NCAA All American in alpine skiing.

About Ben

Rachel Jordan

Chief Experience Officer



With nearly 20 years of experience leading marketing in nonprofit, enterprise, education, and entrepreneurial settings, Rachel builds people-centered marketing for mission-minded brands.

Prior to becoming BoardOnTrack’s Chief Marketing Officer, Rachel founded 929 Marketing, a consultancy working with educators and mission-minded entrepreneurs. She launched her career managing membership growth and a nationwide volunteer program at the globally-focused nonprofit, UUSC, and later led corporate marketing strategy for the global early education and work/life leader, Bright Horizons.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music and alum of Seth Godin’s altMBA, Rachel’s work is defined by a singular combination of strategy, creativity, and heart.

When not making marketing, Rachel can most likely be found quoting the Three Amigos, devouring the latest lovely novel, or listening to anything the Grateful Dead did before 1974.

About Rachel

Sam Falk

Chief Customer & Product Officer



Sam Falk brings over 25 years of experience in the software industry to BoardOnTrack, and we’re delighted to have Sam’s leadership for our Product and Member Success teams.  Sam’s two children both attend and love a charter school, so he is particularly passionate about BoardOnTrack’s mission.

Before joining BoardOnTrack, Sam spent his entire career at Pegasystems running large and small teams in Engineering, Product Management, and Customer Support.  Sam has a BA in Math & Computer Science from Haverford College and a business degree from MIT Sloan.

Sam is passionate about time with his family – including his two Labrador Retrievers – sports, the outdoors, and great food and wine.  He is particularly proud of his volunteer work for Eliminate Poverty NOW, a charity fighting poverty in Africa.

About Sam

Mike Mizzoni

Chief Governance Officer



Mike joins the BoardOnTrack team with professional experience in higher education, board governance, law, and state and local politics. Most recently, Mike worked for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, where he served as the Director of Trustee and Community Relations and formerly as Deputy General Counsel. Mike began his career as a Legislative Aide at the Massachusetts State House while attending law school full-time. In addition to his professional experience, Mike volunteers for a variety of organizations. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Town of Littleton School Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Freedom Summer Collegiate, an education non-profit that he co-founded, and as an active member of the UMass Lowell Young Alumni Council.

Mike currently lives in Littleton, Massachusetts and is a proud graduate of both the University of Massachusetts Lowell and New England Law Boston. While not working, Mike enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, traveling, and spending time outside with his French Bulldog, Charlie!

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About Mike

Rachel Ksenyak

Senior Governance Coach



Rachel is an experienced education leader specializing in charter school start-up, authorizing, strategy, program development, and human capital.

Prior to joining BoardOnTrack, Rachel served in a variety of leadership roles across the ed reform sector.

She was the Senior Director of Talent for STRIVE Prep, a Denver-based charter network, the Director of Authorizer Development for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, and the Senior Director of Recruitment and Selection for the Chicago Public Schools, Office of New Schools. Rachel also
developed her own consulting practice, giving her the opportunity to work with hundreds of schools and school systems across the country.

An avid volunteer, Rachel taught middle and high school English in Monteverde, Costa Rica. She’s also a founding board member and current board secretary of 5280 High School, a Denver-based charter school that serves teens in recovery from addiction.

Rachel earned an MEd in educational leadership from the Broad Residency in Urban Education, an MA in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BFA in dance from Ohio University. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Murry.

About Rachel

Brianna Stuczynski

Governance Coach



Brianna is a graduate of Long Island University’s Global College, a program that allowed her to study in 12 different countries. This has prepared her with the ability to excitedly connect with people from every background and quickly think on her feet, no matter what bump in the road they may come upon.

This experience has also instilled in her a passion for great education, as a human right. Before joining BoardOnTrack, Brianna worked for the New York City-based education equity nonprofit, Student Leadership Network, where she gained experience supporting and managing their Board of Directors. She also comes with experience in customer service from the Brooklyn-based jewelry company, Bird + Stone, whose mission is to partner with and give back to local nonprofits.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, she loves to hike, play with dogs, bake and travel.

About Brianna

Asion Jackson

Governance Specialist



Asion Jackson is a Long Beach native and a proud product of the Long Beach Unified School District. During college, he co-founded AMB Computers, a start-up focusing on computer building and repair.

After graduating, Asion joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, where he used his passion for computers to become a Curriculum Specialist focusing on education technology. In this role, he helped teachers across the US implement technology solutions into their classrooms.

He also spent time as part of the MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program with Bank of America Corporation, where he worked in ATM data analytics, sales management, and operations management.

Before joining BoardOnTrack, Asion worked as the Regional Operations Manager for Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles.

Asion is an Alumnus of Education Pioneers (14’) and The Broad Residency in Urban Education (19’). He holds a B.S. in Biology from UCLA (05’) and an M.B.A. from Cornell University (15’).

About Asion

Petar Matković

Full Stack Software Developer



Petar Matković joins BoardOnTrack as a full-stack software developer with over nine years of experience in software development. He works on designing and building features with a strong focus on creative solutions and user-oriented designs, while working remotely from Split, Croatia.

Prior to BoardOnTrack, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Extension Engine, building top rated IT solutions for clients in the education field. He also successfully accomplished large freelance projects for the local Croatian market. Petar is a proud graduate of the University of Split (FESB) with an MS in Computer Engineering.

While not programming, he enjoys biking, swimming, and hiking.

About Petar

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