Governing Board


Debra Murray

Debra Murray
ASTEC Board Chair
Blue Springs Wellness Chair


Franci Hart
ESCCO Director of Development and Marketing


Gordon Chandler
Mortgage Loan Officer
AMC Mortgage


DG Smalling
Native American Artist


Elizabeth Parker
Administrative Assistant, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Past President, State of Oklahoma PTA


Alba Santiago
Mortgage Loan Officer
Gateway Mortgage

ASTEC Charter Schools' governing board consists of experienced businessmen and women from the Oklahoma City metro area. Board meetings are every other month, with committee meetings occurring monthly and open to the public. The CEO/Founder meets weekly with the board chair.

The governing board is responsible for ensuring the financial and academic success of the school. The school is led by the CEO/Founder who reports directly to the board.

As the founder, the CEO is the president of the organization, but is not a voting member of the governing board.

The advisory board members are not voting members of the governing board. Rather, they serve as ambassadors, promoting ASTEC in the community and providing expertise and advice in a number of areas.

The board does not take complaints regarding employees or students. Those issues are handled at the school level according to the procedures and guidelines found in the Elementary School Parent/Scholar, Middle/High School Parent/Scholar and Employee handbooks.

As a public school, ASTEC Charter Schools is required by law to have an annual, independent financial audit. To date, ASTEC boasts clean audits each year since its inception. Click here to view the audits from the last few years.

The governing board works closely with the school's foundation, The ASTEC Fund, Inc., a separate nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Both entities are tax exempt and contributions to either entity are tax deductible.


Tommy Baker
Attorney, Baker GC, PLLC

Susan Calonkey
Administrative Assistant, University of Oklahoma College of Engineering

Jeff Cato
 Vice President of Digital Marketing & E-commerce at Jasco Products

Clay Cockrill
Project Director, Manhattan Construction

Kathy Funston
 Owner, Personal Peak Life Coaching  

Gail Huneryager
Chief Marketing Officer, Hogan Taylor

Rhonda Kieson
Owner, Rhonda Kieson Designs

Dr. Sharon Lease
Vice Provost, Mid-America Christian University

Ryan Leonard
Partner/Shareholder, Meyer, Leonard & Allison

Brad Martin
President, Premier Insurance, LLC

Rev. Krizzo Meadows
Senior Pastor, Christ Temple Community Church

Dr. Terry Neese
Founder and CEO, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women

Pama Palmer
Retired Educator, Community Volunteer

Kerry Robertson-Kerby
Founder, Kerry Robertson Communications/Training and Consulting Firm; Former Television Anchor

Meg Salyer
Former Councilwoman Oklahoma City Ward 6 Councilperson 

Randy Tate
Director, NorthCare

Pati White
Retired Health Professional