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Board President - Doug Husen, J.D.

Mr. Husen serves as a Pastor at Crossroads Christian Church for nearly 20 years. He was Superintendent of Crossroads Christian School (1,000 K-12 students) in Corona. He was US Marketing Manager for Pacific Image Electronics, a Taiwanese based company. For 10 years, he worked as a Marketing Specialist for IBM creating plans and programs to address opportunities within schools, colleges, and university marketplace. He graduated from California Polytech Pomona University with a BS in Marketing Management.
E-mail: BoardMembers@irvineia.org

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Glenn Rogers

Glenn Rogers is an accomplished senior Fortune-class executive who has played a major role in guiding the growth of dozens of global industrial, retail, and technology companies. Rogers recently retired as Senior Partner with Accenture ($39B revenue, 459,000 employees and operations in 55 countries) running Oracle’s Products Industry practice globally. He led engagements for Fortune clients in the Retail, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Travel sectors, over a 25-year period. Major clients included Honda Motors, Williams-Sonoma, and numerous State and Local governments. He is considered one of Accenture’s leading partners in the design and implementation of Oracle systems from CRM, Finance, to HCM, design of the overall architecture, and implementation. While quite technically competent, he “speaks human” and distills the complex to understandable terms.

Rogers is also a certified Board Leadership Fellow by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

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Board Secretary - Joleen Smith, EdD

Dr. Smith is the Executive Principal at Crossroads Christian High School (CCHS) in Corona, California. As principal she implemented a learning environment emphasizing collaborative learning methodologies and technologies based on her book, Let’s Collaborate! ™ Collaborative Learning Techniques for Life-long Learners. A Facilitator’s Guide of Researched Tools and Materials . She has pioneered the A-G classes and students receiving college credit towards their Associate Degree during high school. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Hope University and Azusa Pacific University where she has taught the following:

• Student Teacher Supervisor for California Teaching Credentialing
• TEP 517/518 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing
• TEP 527/528 Teaching Strategies and Models of Instruction
• TEP 547/548 Curriculum and Assessment

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Miller Zhuang

Mr. Zhuang was born and lived in China until the age of 21 when he was selected because he was in the top 5% academically of Chinese students. He was allowed to go overseas to study after China’s Cultural Revolution. After completing his college degree in Canada, he traveled to Venezuela and worked with Chinese immigrants for 7 years. Now a fluent Spanish speaker, the Latin culture prepared Mr. Zhuang to help in his work with 2008 earthquake survivors in Chengdu. Government leaders honored Miller for the 10-year anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake. Mr. Zhuang was the guest speaker. Mr. Zhuang’s training system is still being used to train generation after generation of teachers to recognize and help troubled kids. Mr. Zhuang is greatly respected in Beijing education and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Spanish, and 3 other languages.

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Brett Freeman

Brett Freeman joined the Irvine International Academy Board during the Summer of 2021. He has lived and studied or worked in China, Costa Rica, Spain, and Mexico. He is passionate about fostering cross-cultural understanding and educating children. He is a firm believer in creating a healthy, safe environment where children are nurtured, can develop their self-confidence, and form a strong sense of character. He was educated in the public school system, and received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Ohio, and his MBA from UC Irvine.

Education:
University of California, Irvine – The Paul Merage School of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Miami University – Marketing, International Business, Spanish, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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Ethan Kay

Ethan Kay is on the Board of the Kay Family Foundation established by his father, Steeve Kay, a scientist. Education is one of their priorities for donations. Ethan’s greatest strength is his experience in business and working with non-profit boards. Additionally, he owns 4 Montessori preschools in Orange County. He is an advocate of Dual-immersion Mandarin and English schools. He has traveled extensively throughout China. The Kay Family Foundation grant is supporting IIA’s Edison Initiative and our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) instruction.

Education:
Southern Methodist University – The Cox School of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Finance
Southern Methodist University – International Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA)