Board of Directors- Bios

Bryan Williams

Bryan is heavily involved in the community, serving on several other Boards and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Gainesville. His experience in leadership positions around the community is essential for networking and recognizing human capital opportunities. He works for McGriff-Williams Insurance, his family’s company. He has helped to recruit other Board members and has set up meetings for the school with a variety of community leaders in Northeast Gainesville. His connections with leaders in Gainesville will be critical to the success of our fundraising efforts. Email: bryan@mcgriffwilliams.com

Steve Bradford

Steve is a Sergeant with the Gainesville Police Department in Youth Services. He is head of the School Resource Officers and is heavily involved in school safety in Northeast Gainesville. He has experience consulting with school officials regarding issues at the school or in the community, investigating the circumstances surrounding crime which may have occurred on the school grounds, conflict intervention/resolution between students, providing advice to a troubled student, teaching law-related topics to students in a classroom setting, and building a positive rapport with the students at the schools. He is also a point of contact for parents in the community. Email: bradfordsl@cityofgainesville.org

Cindy Boulware  

Cindy is a descendant of the Boulware family of North Gainesville. She is an active member of the NE Gainesville community. She has taught and/or coached at Gainesville High School for 32 years. She is currently the Athletic Director and a teacher at Gainesville High School, having recently relinquished her position as the GHS volleyball coach. She had an extremely successful career as the volleyball coach, having been named the Florida Dairy Farmers’ state coach of the year in 2003. In 2009 Coach Boulware was named The Gainesville Sun’s Coach of the Decade; and in 2012 was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Email: boulwacj@gm.sbac.edu

Wanda Nichols

Wanda is the grandparent of a Boulware student. She is actively involved in the school- volunteering and serving on the PTA. She is also an employee in the health care industry. Email: nichowj@medicine.ufl.edu

Dennis Kramer  

Dennis serves as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and the Associate Director of the UF’s Institute for Higher Education. His prior research has focused on the economics of higher education, the evaluation of federal and state policy adoption, and impact of state decision on community and four-year institutions. Dr. Kramer specializes in the adaptation of advanced quantitative measures to education-based policy questions and program evaluation. He focuses on the utilization of the econometrics, quasi-experimental, parametric and nonparametric economic models, and hierarchical linear models within higher education. Email: dkramer@coe.ufl.edu

Charounson (Char) Saintilus

Charounson (Char) Saintilus is a technology entrepreneur. He founded the Saintilus Consulting Group, during his time at Florida State University and continues to build other business ventures. Char is highly engaged in the local Gainesville community via his work on social advocacy for various causes and involvement with professional organizations. While he is employed professionally as a Software Engineer, Char has also broad experience and interest in other disciplines such as management consulting, computational biology and of course education. He brings a unique perspective to the Board of Directors and a commitment to the success of the school and every student. Char looks to leverage his varied skillset to strengthen the school’s reputation and fundraising efforts. His vision is that every child is able to exercise their right to an adequate and balanced education which equips and enables them to reach their highest human potential. Email: charounsons@gmail.com

Audrey Sommer

Audrey is retired and has been a volunteer at Boulware Springs Charter School since 2015, dedicating approximately 300 hours a year to the school. She had previously volunteered in Gainesville at the Boys & Girls Club as well as Kids Count. Prior to retirement, Audrey was a Fitness Director for Club Corporation of America (CCA), managing 95 employees at one of their flagship clubs in New York City. She was a Certified Fitness Director by the American College of Sports Medicine and had been recognized by CCA as the Health Fitness Director of the Year (award given to the top performing CCA Fitness Director in the country). Audrey graduated from University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration. Email: audreysommer@sbcglobal.net