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Board of Directors - 2016-17

L to R Standing: Board Treasurer Jaime Guzman, Board President Debbie Lamb, Board Vice Pres/Sec. Jim Shorter
L to R Seated: Board Chair Lynne Vaughan, Andrea Wynn-Walker, Student Rep Teresita Gaitan


The MITA Board of Directors typically meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (including the Summer), at 5:30pm in Room Z on campus. Please verify the dates of the meetings on the Calendar.

Board Members

Name & e-mailExecCurriculumFiscalVOORPPersonnelFacilities
Debbie Lambx xxxx
Jaime Guzmanx x   
Lynne Vaughanxxx xx
Jim Shorterx     
Andrea Wynn-Walker      

*VOORP = Volunteer Oversight, Outreach/Recruitment, PR & Personnel Committees


Meet The Board


Debbie Lamb

Board President

Ms. Lamb has been a board member since 2010 and is a is a seasoned marketing, advertising and public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing. She posseses a degree in Public Relations and Communications.  



Lynne Vaughan

Board Chair

Ms. Vaughan is a founding Board member of MIT Academy. She has 50 years of experience in education in addition to a Masters degree in English and a PhD in American Studies.




Jim Shorter

Board Vice-President, Secretary

Mr. Shorter has years of experience working in the field supporting individuals with developmental disabilities with his current position as Executive Director of Golden Gate Regional Center. He holds a degree in Psychology and a masters in Business Administration.



Jaime Guzman

Board Treasurer

Mr. Guzman has served as Treasurer since 2008 with over 20 years of experience in the accounting field. He received his accounting education from Heald College and California State University, East Bay and currently works for Solano County Health Social Services.



Andrea Wynn Walker

Ms. Wynn Walker joined the board in 2014 and serves as the president of the AAPA at MIT Academy. She received her Bachelor's in Computer Science with emphasis in computer programming from Sonoma State University and currently works as a Senior Lab Technician at Ausenco LLC and as an Adjunct instructor teaching CIS at Solano Community College.





Teresita Gaitan

Student Representative

Teresita is a Senior at MIT and will serve on the Board for the 2016-17 school year. She has been attending MIT Academy since the 6th grade. Teresita  is a volunteer at Kaiser Permanente and at the Solano County library.




Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

Board of Director - Application


Board FAQ's


When and where does the board meet?

The board meets at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month in room Z at MIT Academy. Closed sessions (limited to board members) meet in room Z from 4:30 - 5:30pm prior to board meetings.

Why be on the board?

The MIT Board helps decide the direction of MIT Academy. As a board member you have the chance to effect chance and help MIT move forward.
What does the board do?

  1. The board sets and enforces policy for MIT Academy
  2. The board oversees all budgetary information, and makes financial decisions
  3. The board hires various director(s)
  4. The board is involved in all personnel decisions
  5. The board makes decisions involving all curriculum-based programs
  6. The board makes decisions involving volunteering opportunities and personnel
  7. Board members sit on various committees dealing with the above
  8. Board members sit on TOE hearings (Termination of Enrollment) to decide consequences for students who have demonstrated inappropriate behavior, or have engaged in egregious rules violations

Does time spent being on the board and its related activities count as volunteer time?

Yes, the more time spent on the board means more involvement in activities.

What kind of time commitment is involved in being on the board?

  • Attend regular monthly board meetings, including closed session
  • Provide points of view and information from personal experience
  • Attend special board meetings (numbers vary but usually 4-6 a year)
  • Board members usually serve on one or more board Sub-Committees, which include:
    • VOORP (Volunteer, Outreach, Recruitment, and Personnel)
    • Curriculum
    • Executive
    • Financial
    • Facilities

Steps to apply for Board membership

  1. Attend a minimum of 3 board meetings
  2. Fill out a complete application
  3. Interview with board members
  4. Voted on by board majority