Need to Transform Your Board? It Starts with Your Governance Committee

Tune in to a quick 20-minute Q&A session with BoardOnTrack’s charter school governance experts.

~February 8th at 3pm ET~

Need to Transform Your Board? It Starts with Your Governance Committee

Upcoming Q&A with the Experts

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Meet Your Experts


Gina Fafard
Senior Governance Coach, BoardOnTrack

Gina brings over 20 years of educational leadership experience to BoardOnTrack, having served students and families in both large urban and small suburban districts. Gina taps into her broad range of experience, from being a classroom teacher to Charter School CEO to providing governance coaching that is both practical and attainable. She believes that the key to success in growing a healthy and vibrant school or network of schools starts with its leadership. Gina helped pioneer the role of governance coach at BoardOnTrack and has twice been a BoardOnTrack Member – once serving as a CEO of a CT Charter School and the second time in Florida.

Gina holds an EdS degree, an MS degree in Ed Leadership, and a BA degree in Art. When she’s not coaching school boards, she enjoys everything outdoors, including camping, fishing, kayaking, and cycling.

BriannaBrianna Stuczynski
Governance Coach, BoardOnTrack

Brianna is a graduate of Long Island University’s Global College, a program that allowed her to study in 12 different countries. This has prepared her with the ability to excitedly connect with people from every background and quickly think on her feet, no matter what bump in the road they may come upon.

This experience has also instilled in her a passion for great education, as a human right. Before joining BoardOnTrack, Brianna worked for the New York City-based education equity nonprofit, Student Leadership Network, where she gained experience supporting and managing their Board of Directors. She also comes with experience in customer service from the Brooklyn-based jewelry company, Bird + Stone, whose mission is to partner with and give back to local nonprofits.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, she loves to hike, play with dogs, bake and travel.

About this Q&A:

Great boards don’t miraculously appear. They evolve over time with the hard work and intentionality of a group of strong governance leaders. Your Board Chair, Officers, and CEO have a vital role to play in creating and sustaining effective governance, but they need the support of an active and engaged governance committee. 

During this lively, interactive session, we will: 

  • Define the work of the governance committee
  • Provide you with a job description template you can customize and make your own 
  • Talk about the role of this committee vs. the rest of the board leadership 
  • Clarify who makes a great governance committee chair  
  • Clarify who should serve on this committee 
  • Share some sample governance committee goals 
  • Share some observations on the common mistakes this committee makes and how to avoid them 

In addition, we’ll make sure you leave this session with concrete action steps and access to tools to help you implement our recommendations. 


We hope you can make it!

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If time allows, you'll be able to ask our experts anything.

P.S. If you want to learn more about how BoardOnTrack's membership can strengthen your governance, there will be time to chat at the end of the session.