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Board of Directors






Josh Tetens


Emilie Cunningham

Emilie Cunningham, PhD, MPH

Vice President


Grady Crowson

Grady Crowson


Photo of Jess Smith

Jess Smith, PhD


Rochanda Farmer Neal

Rochonda Farmer Neal

Rachel E. Pate

Rachel E. Pate

Government/Policy Sector Representative

Benjamin Gomez

Benjamin Gomez

Chaquinta Hill

Chaquinta Hill

Parent Representative

Chris Nason

Chris Nason

Faculty Representative

Board Service

There are nine members of the Rapoport Academy Board of Directors, each elected to serve staggered three-year terms. Officers are elected by the members of the Board. Directors provide public service to the Rapoport community without financial compensation. Candidates are identified by community members with each position reflecting a specific area of expertise.  These areas are Parents, Staff, Healthcare, Legal/Law, Business, Non-Profit, Finance, Higher Education, and K-12 Education.

Meeting Information

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Dunham Creative Arts Center (1020 Elm Ave., Waco, ATC 76704) beginning at 5:00 p.m. unless scheduled otherwise. 


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