Guam - The Foundation for Public Education tonight will be holding their inaugural meeting at Cars Plus. The foundation is a public not-for-profit corporation that is separate and apart from GovGuam. DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez said, "That will basically help leverage the support of the private sector to support our initiatives and our goals of getting students improving student outcomes and getting giving them the support they need form our public schools."

Fernandez serves as chairman and was authorized by law to appoint the nine founding board members. They are

1. Carlos Camacho, executive director, Micronesia Self-Help Housing Corp.
2. Joyce Crisostomo, executive director, Cars Plus
3. Noel Enriquez, client services manager, Brown Caldwell
4. Maria Eugenia Leon Guerrero, vice president & strategic planning officer, Bank of Guam
5. James Martinez, president, Guam Contractors Association
6. Lou Sanchez, sales and marketing manager, First Hawaiian Bank
7. Samuel Shinohara, managing director, business development, United Airlines
8. Ronald Su, general manager, Royal Orchid
9. Leslie Travis, attorney, Civille and Tang

Members of the Foundation's board of directors will assist in bringing innovative ideas and projects to fruition for the betterment of DOE public school students.