Meet the Advisory Board

Seasoned educators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists all devoted to helping Novus build the next generation of leaders, innovators, and entreprenuers.

Education Board



Roger Garfield

Amanda Pelsor

Instructional Technology Coordinator, D95
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Dale Lasky

CTE Educator, D207
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David Baysingar

CTE Educator, D207



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John Schwan

CTE Educator, D207
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Kayla Hansen

Career Coordinator, D207
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Mark Odonerez

Chief Technology Officer, D207

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Matthew Wong

Desktop Systems Engineer, Oakton CC
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Philip Lacey

Director of Instructional Technology, NTHS
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William Greenwald

CTE Educator, D207



Corporate Board



Roger Garfield

Chintan Patel

Sr. SAS Programmer, Boehringer Ingelheim
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Craig Johnson

Managing Director, Progmmatic Media
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Darryl Allen

Managing Partner, Mentorship Institute

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David Seitz Jr

iOS Developer, Rally Health
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Peter Hostrawser

Founder, Disrupt Education
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Ray Nicholus

Software Engineer, Action Verb

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Vlad Moldavskiy

Partner & Digital Director,
Mabbly
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Vrutti Patel

Software Engineering Manager, Capital One
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Wade Berger

Teen Learning Lab Manager, Shedd Aquarium



Interested in becoming an advisor?

Advisors help Novus students realize and reach their full potential through mentorship, workshops, guest speaker events, and competition judging.