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Ronae Harrison is a Staff Assistant II for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) division of Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The SAPC program leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. Although she is a dedicated and hard worker in all that she does, her most important and rewarding job is that of mothering her two children, whom attended Arts in Action Community Charter Schools since elementary school. Ms. Harrison joined the Board in 2014, when she was elected United Parent Council (UPC) President, and saw the positive impact parents made when their voices were heard. After a year of acclimating to her additional work assignments, she returned to the board in 2016 where she is presently serving as the President.
Nancy Flores is a high school Resource Specialist teacher at a small high performing Alliance-College Ready Public School in Downtown Los Angeles. She has been an educator for over seven years. Nancy earned her Masters degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. During her Master’s training she was part of the Teach for America (TFA) Los Angeles Corps. She continues her involvement with TFA through the 2017 Cohort for the OneDay Fellowship. Nancy specializes in creating partnerships with parents and families to promote student growth. Nancy is very passionate about education, service, promoting student advocacy and social justice.
Deborah R. Bronner is an attorney practicing in the area of business and consumer law. She has operated a law firm as a solo practitioner in Los Angeles for close to thirty years. Ms. Bronner has extensive experience as a business owner and as an attorney specializing in business disputes and business transactions. She is committed to the founding principles of the Arts in Action Charter School. Ms. Bronner earned her BA at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, a Masters degree in Urban Studies at University of New Orleans and a J.D. at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Maria Raffanti joined the board during the 2018-2019 school year. Maria Raffanti is an Intervention Coordinator at Synergy Kinetic charter school, where she facilitates intervention structures in classrooms and supports teachers with instructional strategies. She has 7 years of teaching experience in special education and math intervention. Maria earned her Masters Degree at Loyola Marymount University in Special Education and is a former Teach for America corps member. In addition to her current role, Maria works closely with the advocacy organization, UnidosUS, to provide culturally relevant service learning opportunities for middle school students in her South Los Angeles school.