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Board Members

Valiente College Preparatory is an independent 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Directors which brings more than seven decades of combined experience in diverse professional fields including education, school administration, finance, law, marketing and management. Directors are all volunteers - they receive no compensation for their work in support of Valiente, and are bound by the same conflict-of-interest and transparency laws as all school boards in California.

The founders of Valiente College Preparatory have come together because we share a passion for helping others achieve through educational opportunities. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Board chair at [email protected] or Mr. Marin at [email protected].
Jennifer Bunn Hayden, President

Los Angeles native Jennifer Bunn Hayden is a litigation attorney at Hueston Hennigan LLP. Ms. Hayden began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Josephine Staton of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to law school, Ms. Hayden was a Teach for America Corps Member in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she taught fifth grade. During her undergraduate and law school years, Ms. Hayden also worked for the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and Los Angeles City Attorney. Ms. Hayden holds a BS from the Wharton School and a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas, and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Leo Medina , Vice President 

Leo Medina is a Logistics Professor at East Los Angeles College Technology & Logistics program. He is also an adjunct business professor at CSULA and Instructor &  Learning Designer at USC, Center for Third Space Thinking. 

His twenty years of experience as a Logistics professional with UPS in Operations Management and Human Resources, including thirteen years as a Career Education professor, has made him a renowned subject matter expert. His adventurous spirit has also made him the founder of both MEDINA+CO and MEDINA+EDU where he and his team consult and train various corporations; write curriculum for high school and college students; and consult and train academic institutions, respectively.

Some of his most meaningful projects involve the “College at the Hub” program in partnership with UPS; the LA Metro “Logistics: College on the Move”; the Temco Logistics “Grow with Temco” program; the “High School Logistics” program; and the “Courses to Careers” program with LA County Probation. His goal is to solve today’s most urgent problems in business and academia while producing tomorrow’s innovators, problem solvers, and industry disruptors.
Pamela Christian, PhD

CEO Phronesis Management Consulting (PMC) Incorporated

Dr. Pamela M. Christian, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a first-generation college graduate with a B.A. in History from Seton Hall University, an M.A. in Educational Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University.  With over 25 years of experience leading diversity initiatives within both academia and industry, she has been recognized for her expertise designing, implementing, and evaluating diversity strategic plans.  She was awarded the competitive American council on Education Fellowship and participated in the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.  Her administrative and teaching experience spans community college, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education within both public and private institutions.  She has experience teaching American and international students in five countries including Mexico, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Egypt.  Her portfolio encompasses responsibility for:  strategic planning; diversity and inclusion program development and evaluation; community outreach and partnership development; academic program review; curriculum development; accreditation reports; faculty development; student retention and success; student, staff, and faculty recruitment; grant writing and management; and budget development and management.  She is a proud mother and enjoys travel, cycling, and beach outings.  

In March 2020, Dr. Christian founded Phronesis Management Consulting (PMC) Incorporated, with the mission to equip individuals and organizations to realize their full potential by valuing the people they serve, employ, and lead.