Responsibilities of the WCS Board

Westminster Christian School's Board of Trustees, who act as one body and speak with one voice, is tasked with very specific responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  1. Hires, supervises, evaluates, and supports the Head of School;
  2. Develops the school's mission, vision, long-range and strategic goals and establishes school policies that reinforce them;
  3. Provides fiduciary oversight;
  4. Guards the school's charter and mission and uses them as a guidepost for making board decisions;
  5. Supports and oversees fundraising initiatives;
  6. Accountable to Westminster for sound financial management, ensuring the financial stability and financial future of the school;
  7. Develop, maintain and regularly review the school's bylaws.
Day-to-day operations of Westminster Christian School are the responsibility of the Head of School and his/her administration.

How Does the Board Spend its Time?

    • Source: DeKuyper, Mary Hundley, "Trustee Handbook," 8th edition, 2003

      Source: DeKuyper, Mary Hundley, "Trustee Handbook," 8th edition, 2003

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  • Dr. Alexander Trujillo, President

    Dr. Trujillo is a dentist and owner of Simply Smiles Miami. He and Kiara have two children: Noah (WCS Class of 2024) and Jake (WCS Class of 2027).

    Affiliations: New York University College of Dentristry; Christ Fellowship
  • Mr. Jorge Scopazzo, Vice President

    Mr. Scopazzo is an architect and director of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. Jorge and wife, Myriam, have three sons: Agustin (WCS Class of 2019), Andres (WCS Class of 2020), and Franco (WCS Class of 2024).

    Affiliations: University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture; University of Miami School of Architecture; Christ Fellowship Church
  • Ms. Cindy "Cece" Boozer, Treasurer

    Ms. Boozer is a self-employed residential and commercial property manager. She has three sons: Carmani (WCS Class of 2024), Cameron (WCS Class of 2025), and Cayden (WCS Class of 2025).

    Affiliations: North Carolina State University; Duke University; Fellowship Church
  • Mrs. Vanessa Turner-Fernandez, Secretary

    Mrs. Fernandez is a retired health care finance consultant with KPMG, LLP.  Vanessa and her husband, Mario, have two daughters:  Sara (WCS Class of 2019) and Isabella (WCS Class of 2020). 

    Affiliations:  University of Florida; Florida International University; St. Matthew Episcopal Church.
  • Mr. Eric Eikenberg

    Mr. Eikenberg is chief executive officer of the Everglades Foundation and a former chief of staff to the governor of Florida. Tonya and Eric have four children: Eric Jr. (WCS Class of 2025), Rebecca (WCS Class of 2026), Patrick (WCS Class of 2027) and Kathleen (WCS Class of 2029).

    Affiliations: The American University; Granada Presbyterian Church; Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists; Florida Blue Key.

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  • Mr. German Espitia

    Mr. Espitia is an architect and senior project manager at Santoriello Architects in New York. He and his wife Fernanda have two daughters: Gabriela (WCS Class of 2024) and Sara (WCS Class of 2026).

    Affiliations: University of San Buenaventura, Colombia; NAAB-accredited; NCARB certification (in progress); Christ Fellowship.
  • Mr. Rich Gaschott

    Mr. Gaschott is a recently retired vice president at Northern Trust Corp. Rich and Sue have one son, Adam (WCS Class of 2008 and UF Class of 2012 with honors).

    Affiliations: University of South Florida; The American Legion; Old Cutler Presbyterian Church.
  • Mrs. Lourdes "Luly" Hilliard

    Mrs. Hilliard is an attorney and business owner.  She and her husband, Isaac, have three daughters: Leila (WCS Class of 2024), Ilysa (WCS Class of 2026), and Jewels (WCS Class of 2029).

    Affiliations: University of Florida; Florida International University; University of Miami School of Law; Christ Fellowship
  • Mrs. Stacey Kern

    Mrs. Kern is a real estate salesperson and real estate office administrator. She and husband, Drew (WCS Class of 1990), have two sons: AJ (WCS Class of 2021) and Justin (WCS Class of 2023).

    Affiliations: University of Florida; Old Cutler Presbyterian Church
  • Mr. Paul Quentel

    Mr. Quentel is a managing partner at Everest Management Advisors and a director with ACM Capital Partners. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Micah (WCS Class of 2021), Caleb (WCS Class of 2023), and Kaiya (WCS Class of 2027). 

    Affiliations:  University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, School of Business; University of Texas - Austin; Christ Journey Church
  • Mrs. Lelenia Vasallo

    Mrs. Vasallo is an attorney, experienced in the non-for-profit sector. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, Chris, and children Christopher and Isabelle. Prior to serving on the board, Lelenia was president of the WCS Parents’ Guild. The Vasallos have deep roots at Westminster since the 1970s, with Lelenia’s father-in-law, Pedro Vasallo, and husband, Chris, both serving on the board as well.

    Affiliations: Emory University; University of Miami School of Law; Grace Church of Chapel Hill.