Meet the Board

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Houston ISD/Dave Einsel:

The National Black Councils’ Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of National Black Council are leaders in the effort to support and enhance the education of African American students.


Carla Windfont
Crosby, TX
Crosby Independent School District
(Term Expires 2020)


Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Emma Turner
Spring Valley, CA
La Mesa-Spring Valley, CA
(Term Expires 2020)



Devin Del Palacio
Tolleson, AZ
Tolleson Union High School District
(Term Expires 2019)



Tanya Eagleton
Crosby, TX
Crosby Independent School District
(Term Expires 2020)



Regional Directors

Central Region Director

Dr. Tamara Young
Country CLub Hills, IL
Country Club Hills School District #160
(Term Expires 2020)



Northeast Region

Michael Jaime
Elmont, NY
Sewanhaka Central High School District
(Term Expires 2020)


Pacific Region Director

Devid Evans
Chandler, AZ​
Chandler Unified School District 80
(Term Expires 2019)


Southern Region Director

Rhonda Skillern-Jones
Houston, TX
Houston Independent School District
(Term expires 2019)



Western Region Director

Rev. John R. Williams 
Topeka, KS
USD 501 Topeka Public Schools 

Term Expires 2020


NSBA Liaison Staff

Frank C. Pugh
NSBA President

Tom Gentzel
NSBA Executive Director & CEO

Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq.
Chief Equity and Member Services Officer

Myra Maxwell
Sr. Program Associate, Equity & Governance

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