Meet the Board of Directors
Jeff Kemp, President
Jeff Kemp owns his own landscaping business and is active in his church. He has a child at PTEC and another at James Irwin Charter High School. Jeff served on the JICA board prior to this board. Jeff’s term expires August 22, 2024.
Greg Swartz, Vice President
Greg Swartz is President and Founder of Swartz Electric, a Colorado Springs-based electrical contractor that has been voted Best of the Springs the last 7 years in a row. Having served 9 years with the United States Marine Corps before transitioning into the civilian sector, Greg has licenses as a Master Electrician and an Electrical Contractor with degrees in Electronics Technology and Electrical Engineering. He currently serves as a Deacon, enjoys short term mission trips, and leads several studies at Redemption Hill Church. Mr. Swartz participates in extreme events such as the ADT 1/2 Marathon, Tough Mudder, and Triple Bypass Ride. Greg and his lovely bride Kimberly have been married for 22 years. They have 4 children: 1 at UCCS and 3 at James Irwin’s PTEC campus. Greg is a firm believer in James Irwin’s leadership, character, and ethics models. Greg’s term expires August 22, 2024.
Steven A. Hester Sr., Treasurer
Steve Hester has lived in Colorado Springs for over 30 years. He has a demonstrated commitment to the community and the education of our youth. He worked at Memorial Health Systems for 20 years. Mr. Hester served on the Astrozon Board of Directors of James Irwin Charter Schools from 2007-2017 until it merged with this board. Prior to his tenure with James Irwin Charter Schools, Steve served on the Harrison School District 2 Board from 1997 to 2001 and again from 2003 to 2007, and held the positions of Vice President and Secretary. From 1992 through 2000, Steven served on several community-centered committees including Chairman of Stratton Meadows Neighborhood council 1994-2000, where he served as Chairman; Chamberlin Elementary Accountability Committee 1992-1994, Gorman Middle School Accountability Committee, 1994-1997, and Harrison High School Accountability Committee 1997-1998. Steven proudly served his country from 1971-1992 in the U.S. Army. Steven has also volunteered as a coach for City Youth Sports Teams for baseball, basketball and football. Steve’s term expires August 22, 2024.
Angie Guerrero, Secretary
Angie Guerrero is a retired Federal Civil Servant whose family has been proudly connected to James Irwin Charter Schools since 2001. She is currently employed by the Linquest Corporation as a Senior Operations Specialist II supporting the Commander’s Action Group at Headquarters Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) at Peterson Space Force Base, CO. Mrs. Guerrero is married to Andrew, a retired Army First Sergeant, for over 35 years and together they have two daughters, a son, and a daughter-in-law who are all proud JICHS Alum. Angie has extensive Board experience with the former Ramstein and Pikes Peak Chapters of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She is committed to fostering excellence, a strong work ethic and advocacy for one of the most important tenets of parenthood and citizenship – a quality education for every child and family who chooses it. Angie’s term expires August 23, 2025.
Leilani M. Foronda, Director
Leilani is married to an Army Veteran and has lived in Colorado Springs since 2007. She has two sons who are enrolled at James Irwin Charter Highs School and James Irwin Charter Middle School, respectively. She is the Relationship Specialist for The Justice Center – Colorado Springs. Leilani has been involved in various volunteer capacities within the Army community, both here and abroad. She teaches religious education at Fort Carson and renders occasional volunteer service at various non-profit organizations in the Pikes Peak region. She has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University and is an active member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines as a licensed attorney. She believes that parents should take an active part in the school life of their children to ensure their success both in academic development and character building. Leilani enjoys volunteering in the different JI school programs and activities which for her is the best way to have an active involvement in her children’s school life. Leilani’s term expires August 23, 2025.
Brian Sidari, Director
Brigadier General Sidari is the Director of Intelligence, United State Space Command, Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. In this capacity, he serves as the senior intelligence advisor to Commander of USSPACECOM and directs all intelligence operations. Brigadier General Sidari was commissioned in 1995 from Kent State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has held numerous operation and staff tours, featuring joint and combined service in three theaters.
Brian Sidari’s term expires August 2024.
Trinity Albertson, Director
Trinity Albertson is a US Army Veteran and is the NextGen Ministry Director of Pikes Peak Christian Church. She earned a Doctorate in Education from Bradley University. Trinity is also a military spouse of an active-duty service member and the mother of a JICMS student. A business owner, lifelong learner, and advocate for rigorous and quality education, she enjoys nature, hiking, painting, reading, and serving her community.