AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Who We Are

AVID Center is made up of a diverse staff dedicated to serving our districts and schools in their efforts to ensure all students are college and career ready.

Executive Leadership »

Sandy Husk
Chief Executive
Rob Gira
Executive Vice President
Robert Markee
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Mullen
Executive Vice President
Thuan Nguyen
Executive Vice President
Steve Silberman
Executive Vice President
Lee Vargas
Executive Vice President

Board of Directors »

Mary Catherine Swanson Dr. Moses Monte Clarence Fields Dave Gordon
Mary Catherine Swanson
AVID Founder
Dr. Monte Moses
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Stephen Weber
Vice Chair, Treasurer
Clarence Fields
Matt Gianneschi Dave Gordon
Todd Gutschow
Nori Juba Melendy Lovett
Dr. Eric J. Smith 
Todd Gutschow Nori Juba
Sue Levin Melendy Lovett Dr. Eric J. Smith