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
Officer
Tressa Pankovits
Chief of Staff 
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
Clarence Fields

Dave Gordon

Mary Catherine Swanson
AVID Founder
Dr. Stephen Weber
Board Chair
Clarence Fields
Secretary
Matt Gianneschi 
Vice Chair
Dave Gordon

 
Nori Juba Dr. Moses Monte
 Dr. Eric J. Smith
Nori Juba
Sue Levin Dr. Monte Moses Dr. Eric J. Smith