Board of Directors

Board Officers

Chad Blotsky, President
Business Manager
Todd County School District, South Dakota
Indian Lands

Tom Schneider, Vice President
Community Consolidated School District 180, Illinois
Federal Property

Keith Mispagel, Secretary
Fort Leavenworth Unified School District 207, Kansas

Ray Proctor, Treasurer
Associate Superintendent, Business Services
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, California
Military, Federal Property, Mid-to-low LOT

Regional Directors

Region I: Helen Payne
North Hanover Township Board of Education, New Jersey

Region II: William Hardin
Camden County Board of Education, Georgia

Region III: Wendell Waukau
Menominee Indian School District, Wisconsin
Indian Lands

Region IV: Trista Hedderman
Business Manager
Douglas School District, South Dakota

Region V: Jeff Limore
Dahlonegah Public Schools, Oklahoma
Indian Lands

Region VI: Vacant

Directors At-Large

Director At-Large I: Craig Hutcheson
Kittatinny Regional School District, New Jersey
Federal Lands

Director At-Large II: Rosemarie Kraeger
Middletown Public Schools, Rhode Island
Military, Mid-to-low LOT

Director At-Large III: Voyd St. Pierre
Rocky Boy School District #87, Montana
Indian Lands

Director At-Large IV: Quincy Natay
Chinle Unified School District, Arizona
Indian Lands

School Board Liaison

Brian Gallup
School Board Member
Browning Public Schools, Montana
Indian Lands

Immediate Past President

James Sarruda
Northern Burlington County Regional School District, New Jersey
Military, Mid-to-low LOT


NAFIS serves as the umbrella organization for four subgroups:

Federal Lands Impacted Schools Association (FLISA)
Tom Madden, Executive Director

Mid-to-Low LOT Schools (MTLLS)
James Sarruda, President

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
Kyle Fairbairn, Executive Director

National Indian Impacted Schools Association (NIISA)
Brent Gish, Executive Director

NAFIS State Chairs

Alaska: Mark Vink, Bering Strait School District
Arizona: Chris Ostgaard, Pinon Unified School District
California: Nancy Nien, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Colorado: Keith Owen, Fountain Fort Carson School District 8
Florida: Pennie Zuercher, Brevard County School Board
Georgia: Jason Rogers, Liberty County Board of Education
Idaho: David Aiken, Lapwai School District #341
Illinois: Matt Swick, Wilmington Community Unit School District #209-U
Indiana: Chip Mehaffey, Loogootee Community Schools
Kansas: Keith Mispagel, Fort Leavenworth School District
Kentucky: Tiffany Carroll, Edmonson County Schools
Louisiana: Michael Rocks, Belle Chasse Academy
Michigan: Jason Stowe, Leland Public School
Minnesota: Jeff Bisek, Mahnomen Independent School District #432
Missouri: Chris Berger, Waynesville R-VI School District 085-046
Montana: James Baldwin, Arlee Joint School District #8

Nebraska: Ed Stansberry, Multiple school districts
New Jersey: Helen Payne, North Hanover Township Board of Education
New Mexico: Bob Tenequer, Grants-Cibola County Schools
North Carolina: Mike Dunsmoore, Wayne County Schools
North Dakota: Duane Poitra, Belcourt School District #7
Ohio: Gary Walker, Fairborn City Schools
Oklahoma: Stephen Haynes, Briggs School
Pennsylvania: Robert Reichert, Hatboro-Horsham School District
Rhode Island: Rosemarie Kraeger, Middletown Public Schools
South Dakota: Jamie Hermann, Kadoka Area School District
Tennessee: John English, Unicoi County Board of Education
Texas: Burnie Roper, Lackland Independent School District
Utah: Kyle Hosler, San Juan School District
Virginia: Frances Thomas, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Washington: David McVicker, Central Kitsap School District #401
Wisconsin: Larry Ouimette, Lac du Flambeau School District #1
Wyoming: Dan Hudson, Multiple school districts

If your state isn’t listed but you are interested in learning more about the NAFIS State Chair role, contact Leslie Finnan.