GVAC Board of Directors Members

Ray Sullivan's PortraitPresident
Ray Sullivan, GVA Northglenn
Mr. Sullivan is an Information Technology professional, specializing in software development and large system implementations. Mr. Sullivan as served in Sr. leadership and technology roles for several Fortune 500 companies, including CIO. He has also served as a curriculum advisor for several local college and university computer and technology departments. Ray and his wife Shannon have been married for over 34 years, and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. From 2004 - 2013, the Sullivans were licensed Therapeutic Foster Parents, serving over 20 foster children in their home. Ray and his family enjoy camping and the outdoors, sports, reading and biking.
Debra Wilson's PortraitVice President
Debra Wilson, GVA Douglas County
Debra Wilson has worked in the education field for 18 years in a variety of settings. Currently, she is the Preschool Coach and Elementary Enrichment Teacher at Cherry Hills Christian School. During GVA-DC's founding year Debra served on both PIC and SAC. Debra and her husband, Adam, have two boys enrolled in the Spanish Village at GVA-DC.
Carol Rieger's PortraitSecretary
Carol Rieger, GVA Aurora
Carol has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2018, having previously served as a member and chairperson of the GVA-Aurora School Accountability Committee. With two daughters in elementary and middle school Spanish Villages at GVA-Aurora, Carol believes that GVA offers great potential to students, families, and the community in its mission of foreign language immersion. Growing up in the Denver area, she was exposed to foreign languages from junior high school through college where she studied Russian and has dabbled in French, Spanish, and Italian. Carol earned her B.A. in Geology from Western State College of Colorado and is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (PG) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Over the past 30 years she has worked as a consultant in the environmental and hazardous waste remediation industry and happily serves as the Program Hydrogeologist with the U.S. Army's Operations and Maintenance Contractor at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Edsel Clark, GVA Douglas County
Edsel has worked in and around education for the past 18 years as a former math teacher, school principal, assistant superintendent, and graduate faculty instructor. Currently, he is the Education Programs Lead for Got It - a technology company that provides on-demand knowledge for learners around the world. Edsel and his wife Christine have two daughters in the Spanish village. 

His career passions in improving schools to ensure students are college ready and prepared for a global society align with his role on the board of directors. He is excited about the future of GVA-DC and the impact that our school can have on the students and families of our community.
casey reynoldsDirector
Casey Reynolds, GVA Northglenn
Casey Reynolds was born and raised in Iowa. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering, and met his wife, Miranda, at Iowa State University. Since 2001 he has lived in Colorado working for a technology company in Westminster. His roles have included software and systems engineering and are currently in the area of Senior Systems Architect. 

Casey has 3 current and 1 former child at GVA-Northglenn, starting in 2012. He has volunteered in multiple capacities at GVA, formerly assisting with Odyssey of the Mind and currently as a member of the Board.  Casey and family like to play with their dog, enjoy outdoor activities around Denver, and take advantage of the many outdoor concerts available in Colorado.
melinda heinerDirector
Melinda Heiner, GVA Aurora
Melinda Heiner has served on the Global Village Academy board since November 2016. She taught Spanish for 20 years at both the high school and college level. She has had the fortune to live for extended periods of time in Spain, Mexico, and Chile. Melinda earned a Master's degree in Spanish Literature from Saint Louis University in Madrid, participated in the Fulbright Program as a teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, and lived in Chile as her husband was a Fulbright participant in Santiago. She has constantly used travel not only to practice language but to learn about the people and culture in each country. She is currently adjunct Spanish Faculty at the Community College of Aurora.