Our Governance Board is made up of community members that are committed to making Focus Academy the finest quality school possible. Meetings are monthly and open to the public.


Our parent representative to the Governance Board is Kirsten Fisher, MD, who is a governance board member as well as parent representative. She can be reached at If you have questions, comments, or an agenda item request for an upcoming meeting, please email For complaint resolution procedures, please see the additional information or email the parent representative directly.

Focus Academy is not a letter-graded school, but is rated through the Florida Department of Education School Improvement Ratings.  Click here to view the school improvement rating on the FLDOE website.




All meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the Focus Academy main building multipurpose room, except where noted.  Virtual meeting links will be posted at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. Click on the date to download approved minutes. Specific meeting date minutes are also available by email request; please send an email to Heather Rodriguez,


Past Meetings: 2019-20 Academic Year 


Dr. Pamela Merrill Brekka

Dr. Pamela Merrill Brekka

Dr. Jack Lamb

Dr. Jack Lamb

Mr. James Rossman

Mr. James Rossman

Governance Board Members

Governance Board bios

Douglas Amoroso

James Ballard

Kirsten Fisher, M.D.

Karl Langefeld

Beth Bondi McIntyre

James M. Rossman (chair)

Ildes Sotelo

Emeritus Members

Jack Lamb, Ed.D.

Pamela Merrill Brekka,Ph.D. 


  • Jim Rossman, President & Chair

  • Beth Bondi McIntyre, Vice President

  • Kirsten Fisher, M.D.,  Secretary

  • James Ballard, Treasurer

  • Kirsten Fisher, M.D., Parent Representative


​When possible, committees meet in Focus Academy administration offices, Room 2. Meeting dates for 2020-21 are listed below.


Finance, Audit, & Compensation Committee, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 11, 2020

September 15, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 3, 2020

December 8, 2020

February 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

April 13, 2021

May 4, 2021

June 25, 2021

Governance, Planning & Technology Committee, 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

September 16, 2020* (date change)

October 15, 2020

November 512, 2020

December 10, 2020

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 6, 2021

June 24, 2021 

Marketing, Advocacy & Fundraising Committee, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

September 17, 2020

October 15, 2020

November 12, 2020

December 10, 2020 – cancelled 

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 6, 2021

June 17, 2021 – 2 p.m.