Board of Directors

Manny A. Aceves, Ed.D., Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Educational Effectiveness, Loyola Marymount University
As a member of the Dean's Executive Cabinet and School of Education's Leadership Council, Dr. Manny A. Aceves oversees the areas of continuous improvement, accountability, accreditation, and clinical fieldwork in addition to leading strategic partnerships and policy relations for the SOE. He joined the School of Education in 2007, where prior to being appointed Associate Dean, he was the Assistant Dean and Director of Strategic Partnerships. Before joining LMU, Dr. Aceves was a classroom teacher at New West Charter Middle School in Los Angeles.

Danelle Fisher, MD
Dr. Danelle  Fisher is a pediatrician and owner of Westchester Pediatrics since 2003. She earned her B.S. from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Fisher completed a pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 2001. Dr.  Fisher is the Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Providence St. John's in Santa Monica and board member of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. Dr. Fisher has served as a volunteer physician on medical missions in Liberia, Burundi, and The Gambia. Dr. Fisher has a demonstrated passion for offering guidance to individuals who are pursuing careers in medicine, including providing resident education to residents at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and mentoring high school students who are interested in medical careers through the Gene Black Summer Program. Dr. Fisher has also served as a guest speaker at Emerson Adult School. Dr. Fisher lives with her family in Westchester. 

Suzanne Madison Goldstein, Co-Founder, Attorney
Suzanne is a former business litigator and Corporate Counsel for The Sports Club Company.  Suzanne established a collaborative classroom with a co-teaching model in a private preschool, consisting of a general education teacher a behavior support aide, a special education teacher, and speech and occupational therapy clinicians.

Victoria Graf, Ph.D., Professor of Education, at Loyola Marymount University, School of Education
The focus of Dr. Graf's work is on research and professional development of special educators to meet the needs of a multicultural society.  Over the last 30 years, Dr. Graf has published numerous scholarly articles, including recently, Education for all: Critical Issues in the Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities (2008); and Building Communities through School Success Teams (2008).  Dr. Graf is active in the community of schools in Westchester, and is dedicated to improving student outcomes.

Mary McCullough, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Loyola Marymount University, School of Education
Dr. McCullough came to the School of Education after serving as principal of Torrance High School. During her years in K-12 education, she served as a secondary school teacher, elementary school assistant principal, and secondary school principal in both public and Catholic schools. Her experience in the field helped her to build the SOE administration and doctoral programs. In addition to serving as the first director of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice program, McCullough served as chair of the Professional Services Division and the Department of Educational Leadership. She also served two terms as president of the LMU Faculty Senate. McCullough's research continues to focus on leadership, and currently on generational diversity in the workplace. In her new role as associate dean, she will focus her work on faculty support, tenure and search processes, and curricular matters.

Irene Oliver, Ed.D., Chair, Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Loyola Marymount University, School of Education
Dr. Oliver is the Director of the Elementary and Secondary Education Program at LMU and has access to all programs and professors in the School of Education.  Dr. Oliver's areas of focus are best practices for teachers, differentiated instruction and literacy.  She has published and presented numerous papers on early literacy and empowering teachers through technology.  Dr. Oliver is a long time resident of Westchester and is active in all the local schools.

Miles Remer
Miles Remer is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 15 years of experience providing audit and advisory services in media and entertainment, technology, consumer products and healthcare, both nationally and internationally. He has also managed multiple financial, operational and IT audit advisory engagements. He previously served on the Board of the American Red Cross Southern California Blood Services Region. Miles received his B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College and is licensed as a CPA in California. Miles lives in Westchester with his wife and 3 children.

Jason Rudolph
Jason Rudolph is the Director of Business and Legal Affairs at STEM Preparatory Schools where he manages the non-profit corporation's business and legal affairs. Prior to joining STEM Prep, Mr. Rudolph worked as an attorney representing clients in professional liability and business litigation matters, and employment-related litigation.

Matthew Swanlund, Esq.
Matthew Swanlund is the founder and principal of AESTHETIC LEGAL, a  boutique  Silicon Beach law firm representing artists, creative individuals and creative companies in intellectual property, business and real estate matters. He has served on the Board of Directors for California Lawyers for the Arts, and is a former Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica. He received his BA in English with honors from UCLA, and his JD from Loyola Law School. He is also a published children's book author and lives in the Westchester community with his family.

Benjamin Tysch
Ben Tysch earned a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Ben has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing clinical, hospital and managed care organizations in complex multi-departmental/clinical change and restructuring efforts, and introducing new processes and products. Ben is a strategic leader with a history of successfully building the finance, IT, compliance and administrative functions for a clinical organization and planning for growth, reducing costs, improving efficiency and managing organization change. Ben's experience includes serving as the Chief Administrative Officer, CFO, V.P. Strategic Initiatives for the non-profit Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.  Ben is currently the Founder and Owner of Ben Tysch Consulting, which provides strategic planning, operations/process improvement and change management to organized care organizations.

Michelle Windmueller, Ph.D., Retired Administrator, LAUSD; Adjunct Professor, Loyola Marymount University, School of Education and UCLA Teacher Education Program
Dr. Windmueller is an adjunct professor in the areas of reading, learning disabilities, assessment, instruction, and technology at LMU and UCLA.  Dr. Windmueller completed her Ph.D. in Education at the USC in 2004 where her dissertation entitled "Early Reading Predictors of Literacy Achievement for English Learners: A Longitudinal Study from First Through Third Grade" won the Dissertation Award of Merit.  Dr. Windmueller taught for twenty-eight years in the urban public schools of East Los Angeles and was a school principal and Director before retiring in 2015.