BOARD MEMBERS

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Yogin Patel

President

Mr. Patel was motivated to join the Valley Academy Board by his tremendous experience as a former student there. Having moved from school to school in his early years, Mr. Patel found a home at Valley and made several lifelong friends. Graduating from Valley Academy in 2010, he can attribute many of his adult accomplishments to his interactions with Valley’s wonderful teachers and staff members, and with his peers. Mr. Patel is currently a digital marketing professional and leader. He is the founder of YPSOCIAL, an advertising agency that services some of the largest brands and billion dollar organizations. He started this company from his apartment during his undergraduate years at Arizona State University. He regularly consults with large tech start-ups and eCommerce companies. Mr. Patel is big supporter of entrepreneurship, which has led him to interview some of the sharpest minds in business, including the executive producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the CMO of Bashas’, and the Former CEO of Edelman. Aside from his personal experience in business, Mr. Patel regularly participates in the community by mentoring young children who want to get a head start or build their own business. If he’s not in the office working, you can find him hiking with his Goldendoodle, Krish. He is looking forward to seeing the growth of the students who graduate from Reid Traditional Schools. He believes you truly can create your own opportunities.

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Letha Warner

Secretary

Mrs. Warner was drawn to Board service by her support of the traditional values of Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy and by the commitment of its employees and students’ parents. Mrs. Warner has enjoyed her many years of Board service and looks forward to watching the growth and success of Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy. Her years of volunteer work have expanded to include working with Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and Teen Reach Adventure Camp (Hope Unlimited), and hosting two foreign exchange students from Russia through Ayusa International. Most recently, she is involved with ToastMasters International and currently is President of one of its Arizona Chapters, Peacock ToastMasters. Mrs. Warner is also an active member of Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) and has volunteered with the 4th-6th graders. Mrs. Warner is married, and she and her husband, Wayne, have five adult children, four grandchildren, and more on the way. Mrs. Warner is a long-time employee of Wells Fargo Bank; it is this association that connected her with Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy when she partnered with the Specialty Markets Government division to help Valley start its banking relationship with Wells Fargo.

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Dr. Parag Chokshi

Treasurer

Dr. Parag Chokshi is a proud parent of two Valley Academy alumni. He is honored to have served on the Valley Academy Board of Directors since 2012, serving six years as President. While continuing service on the VA Board, in 2020 he became President of the Reid Traditional Schools Board of Directors. He has a deep commitment to serving the community and making a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. He is a practicing gastroenterologist who is actively engaged in many other community and professional leadership roles. Dr. Chokshi currently serves on the Executive Board of Arizona Digestive Health and on the Executive Clinical Committee of the GI Alliance. He has served many roles in his career including Chairman of the GI section at Banner Boswell Medical Center, Medical Director of the Sun City Endoscopy Center, President of Clinic for Digestive Diseases, and Member of the Board of Directors for Arizona Integrated Physicians. Dr. Chokshi is also a consultant for the Arizona Medical Board. In addition to his professional roles, Dr. Chokshi has also served on the Board of Vaishnav Samaj of Arizona, a local Indian Temple. Dr. Chokshi did his undergraduate education at Cornell University, followed by graduate studies at New York University School of Medicine. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine followed by Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a proud father, husband, and Arizona community leader.

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Cuyler Reid

School Founder and Board Member

Mrs. Reid is a former teacher, a published author, and one of Valley Academy’s founders. As a member of the leadership team that developed Leadership for Educational Entrepreneurs (a master’s program developed for charter school operators through the Arizona State University West campus), she worked with charter school leaders on a national level. In the formative years of Arizona’s charter industry, she served on the Arizona Charter Schools Association as secretary, treasurer, and President. She was a member of Superintendent Tom Horne’s Charter Advisory Committee. Mrs. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University. Mrs. Reid’s background in the education field and her determined drive toward education reform has made her a critical part of Reid Traditional Schools’ development.

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