Parent Revolution Board of Directors
Spencer Styles | Chair
Spencer is the President and CEO of Charter Impact, a leading provider of high-quality and cost-efficient accounting, financial and business management services for charter schools. Prior to taking over Charter Impact, Spencer was the Vice President of Finance for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, where his primary areas of concentration included maintenance of all accounting systems, designing and implementing the internal control framework, and developing cash flow projections and forecasts for organizational growth and providing guidance on fiscal best practices. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was a practitioner in public accounting for several years and has experience leading audits and reviews of privately held companies, publicly traded companies, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. Spencer graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics, as well as a Master of Professional Accountancy degree with an emphasis in Finance.
Michael Schlesinger | Treasurer
Michael Schlesinger is President of Cambra Realty and a real estate entrepreneur and investment expert with more than fifteen years of experience focused on Southern California’s dynamic office market. He has provided strategic direction and leadership for Cambra Realty and all of its transactions and joint ventures since the firm’s inception in 2005. Michael has been recognized by Real Estate Southern California as one of the “Top 40 Rising Young Stars” in commercial real estate. Michael is a proud and devoted parent of three young children – two of whom attend elementary school within LAUSD – and serves on the board of his children’s preschool and elementary school PTA. Michael has served on the Parent Revolution board since 2010.
Carolynn Martin-Person | Chair Emeritus
Carolynn Martin-Person is the founder and Executive Director of the Wellness Station, a non-profit providing health and educational services in South Los Angeles, including the Pueblo del Rio housing projects. Carolynn is the former president of the View Park Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and a longtime community advocate and activist on a wide variety of issues. In addition to her work at the Wellness Station, Carolynn currently works in the field of HIV/AIDS as a Program Director and as the Co-Chair for the National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day Coalition Los Angeles. She is the mother of four adult children and grandmother of fifteen, and has been a board member at Parent Revolution since 2010.
Lydia Grant | Secretary
Lydia Grant is a parent of three and longtime community activist in the San Fernando Valley. She has been fighting for over 10 years to improve her local schools, and volunteering extensively at her children’s local public schools. She has been recognized with LAUSD’s “Beyond the Bell” award, as well as the President’s Volunteer Gold Level Service award. Additionally, she has served as the Education Representative for the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, as well as the Education Chair for the Saving Los Angeles Project (S.L.A.P.). Lydia has been a member of the Parent Revolution board since 2010.
Marco Petruzzi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Dot Public Schools National. During Marco's tenure, he has established Green Dot as a leading agent of reform, establishing new high school and middle school transformation models, developing a collaborative labor and management culture, expanding Green Dot towards a national footprint, and creating a world-class school and instructional leadership model as well as an efficient central office to support the schools. Prior to joining Green Dot, Marco founded r3 school solutions, an organization that provided management and administrative support services to charter management organizations, and was a partner at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Marco earned a BS in Industrial Engineering at Columbia University, where he also earned an MBA He has extensive international experience, having lived in six different countries, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Marco has been a member of the Parent Revolution board since its inception in 2009.
Marshall Tuck is currently an Educator in Residence at the New Teacher Center (NTC), a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, veteran teachers and school leaders. Prior to his work at NTC, Marshall was a candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Before running for State Superintendent, Marshall served as founding CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s groundbreaking collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District to operate 16 struggling public elementary, middle, and high schools. Prior to launching the Partnership, Marshall served as President of Green Dot Public Schools, a leading charter school operator based in Los Angeles. Before devoting his career to helping students, Tuck was an executive at Model N, a successful enterprise software company based in the Bay Area. Prior to that, he worked in finance, and spent a year teaching and doing service work internationally, primarily in Zimbabwe and Thailand. Marshall graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard Business School.
Bishop Robert T Douglass, Sr.
Dr. Robert T. Douglas, Sr. is the Founder/CEO/Pastor of Jacob’s Ladder Community Fellowship Church and Ministries since 1986, and has served as the Executive Director and Founder of the Jacob’s Ladder Institute of Recovery. He is also the former Pastor of the Radiant Life in Christ Community Church of Baldwin Park, California, and has worked extensively in the field of family therapy and substance abuse for the City of Inglewood, the Century City Mental Health Center, and the Pasadena Department of Public Health. In addition to his ministry and work, Dr. Douglas plays a number of key leadership roles in his community, including services on the Inglewood Unified School District’s Strategic Planning Committee, the LAUSD Measure K Oversight Committee, and the Inglewood Area Ministerial Alliance, where he currently serves as President. Dr. Douglas is a graduate of the Aenon Bible College West Cost and the Ministerial Training Institute in Inglewood, California. He has a Master’s degree in Christian Education, Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling and Ph.D in Theology.
Mr. John A. Weissenbach is a former Partner at the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. John’s practice concentrated in the areas of business transactions and counseling, with a particular focus on structuring, documenting, and managing the legal aspects of leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and venture capital investments, public and private mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, public offerings, and risk capital fund formation. He completed his JD from Harvard Law School and AB from Princeton University.