Bloom Academy
Board Members

Our charter school board is comprised of
highly qualified members of our community.

Homer Britton

BOARD CHAIR

HBRITTON@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Mr. Britton holds a BA from Tennessee Technological University and an MBA in Information Technology from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has spent the past decade of his career in project management. In his current role at Deloitte, he is responsible for developing quality, risk, change, issues, procurement, and communications management plans. He brings his expertise in business and project management to the board of Bloom Academy.

SARAH IBRAHIM

SECRETARY

SIBRAHIM@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Ms. Ibrahim began her career as a Teach for America Corps Member and a founding teacher at KIPP Spirit in Sunnyside. Following her teaching career, she attended law school and is currently General Council and the Assistant County Attorney with Harris County Attorney’s office. In her current capacity, she practices transactional and contract law with a focus on public finance. Ms. Ibrahim will bring her lens as an educator in Sunnyside and her legal expertise to the Board and is the proposed Board Chairperson. Ms. Ibrahim has a BA from Rice University and a JD from South Texas College of Law.

EDITH RAHIMIAN

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE CHAIR

ERAhimian@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Ms. Rahimian began her career in education as a Teach for America Corps member at a school in Houston Independent School District. She later spent nine years at YES Prep as a teacher, grade level chair, Director of Parent and Student Initiatives, and Dean of Instruction. She served as the Director for the Center of Parenting and Family Well-being at Children at Risk and is now the Director of Client Success at Prounitas. Edith holds a BA and a BS from the University of Arizona and a MA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Houston.

CHRIS DOUGLAS

BOARD MEMBER

cdouglas@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Dr. Christopher Douglas is a recognized leader in healthcare management, with expertise in strategic marketing, leadership development, and program advancement. He was instrumental in the statewide growth and merger of a multi-million-dollar mobile radiology business from 2010-2015. Dr. Douglas currently oversees a 155,000 sq. ft General Acute Care Hospital called River Oaks Hospital & Clinics in Houston, TX. Dr. Douglas is a proud alumnus of Rice University, a top Ivy League University and the University of Houston.Dr. Douglas is a faithful member in church, member of American College of Healthcare Executives and a Board Member of the Arthritis Foundation and Bloom Academy.

ALISON HAROLD

VICE CHAIR

AHAROLD@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Ms. Harold is the founder of The Frye Group Inc. LLC, a boutique consulting firm supporting client sales development, positioning, and branding that improve business outcomes. She has held positions progressing from territory sales, Regional Account Executive, District Manager and Senior Sales Director in both the Pharmaceutical and K-12 education industries, developing expertise in contract sales, client relations, client management, account retention, crisis management and procurement. Alison holds a BA in Social Work from St. Louis University, has participated in Executive MBA studies at Rice University, is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, and sits on the board of The Black Interior Designers Network.

JOANA NUNOO

BOARD MEMBER

JNUNOO@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Ms. Nunoo served for close to a decade as a Teach for America Corps Member and at the Houston Independent School District (HISD), where she taught grades 6 to 8 Math and Algebra. While at HISD, Ms. Nunoo has held the positions of the campus data analysis specialist, grade level chair and lead teacher. She went on to become the Senior Operations Manager at iEducate, where her primary responsibilities included collaborating with district and school staff to implement and evaluate a learning support program for elementary students across 5 school districts in the Houston area. She recently joined Grow Associates LLC, an ed-tech consulting firm in Houston, as a Senior associate. She brings her wealth of
experience in education and management to the Bloom Academy board. Joana received a BA from Grinnell College, majoring in Mathematics and Economics, and is currently pursuing her MBA at the Rice University, Jones School of Business.

JENNY PENNYCUFF

BOARD MEMBER

jpennycuff@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Dr. Jenny Pennycuff is a proud native Houstonian. She attended Rice University in which she received a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with a Health Science Concentration. While at Rice, she was a four year track and field athlete. Shortly after graduation. she attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Texas A&M Health Science Center where she obtained a Masters in Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree respectively. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Program Director at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. Dr. Pennycuff is an advocate for student-athletes entering STEM fields as well as health and education equity.

CHERECE MILTON

BOARD MEMBER

cmilton@BLOOMACADEMY.ORG

Ms. Milton graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and received her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Southern University. Over a decade ago, Cherece began her education career serving as a High School English teacher in the greater Houston area. After several years in the class, she transitioned to join Teach for America’s recruitment team leading their national collegiate recruitment efforts. Cherece brings an immense amount of educational knowledge and community engagement to the board of Bloom Academy.