The Education Advisory Board is comprised of the Current NISD Superintendent, an elected NISD Board Trustee, and three appointees of the superintendent.

  • Dr. John M. Craft, Ed.D. Superintendent
  • Dr. Karla Duran Board of Trustees Member, Northside ISD

Executive Committee

President Emily Persyn, Equitable
President-Elect Amanda Emery, Sinclair Broadcasting
Past-President Jerry Lammers, Alamo Architects
Treasurer Vaughn Bomberger, Garza Bomberger & Associates (Ret.)
Secretary Cathy Naiser, The Castillo Group, KW City View
VP Administration Col. Larry Romo, USAF, Ret.
VP Development Lilia Gibson, Linebarger Attorneys at Law
VP Programs Richard Delgado, Jr., Boeing
VP Communications Ramiro Rabadan, Garza Bomberger & Associates


Erica Bernal RBFCU
Cassy Brandenburgh Jefferson Bank
Mariana Castillo The Castillo Group, KW City View
Wade Cleary Cleary Zimmermann Engineers
Christopher Clements KCI Technologies, Inc.
John M. Folks, Ed.D. Former NISD Superintendent - Director Emeritus
Dave Gannon Airgas (Retired) - Director Emeritus
Pierre Gutierrez Star State Consulting
Melissa Jourdan Joeris GC
Joe Luna Texas Chiller Systems
Tim Martin Bartlett Cocke GC
Carl McClenan Joeris GC
David Puente Firstmark Credit Union
Merry Raba Raba Kistner Consultants - Director Emeritus
Ed Rawlinson Former NISD Superintendent - Director Emeritus
Art Reyna Art Reyna & Associates - Director Emeritus