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Ross Meisner
Parent Representative
Term expires 2016
Ross grew up in Cloquet, MN, received his BS in Electrical Engineering from DeVry Institute in Kansas City in 1987, and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, in 1997. Ross has been an entrepreneur several times over, including his current company, Dymedex Consulting, which he co-founded in 2007 to deliver strategic marketing insights to the medical technology industry. He spent 6 years at Medtronic doing global marketing. His prior work includes management consulting, internet financial services, and the semiconductor industry, including a three year stint in Tokyo. He started his first company while in college.

Ross brings an array of business skills to the board, notably financial management and strategic planning. Ross also spent six years on the MIT Club of Minnesota board, two as Treasurer and two as President, where he led an expansion of membership programs. He has been an active volunteer on the DaVinci Academy Board's Finance Committee for three years before joining the Board as Treasurer in 2013.

Ross, his wife Mandy, and their two children - both enrolled at DaVinci Academy - now reside in Fridley. Ross is a passionate advocate of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as a supporter for music and art programs
Mike Hebert
Vice President
Teacher Member
Term expires 2015
Mike is a 2011 graduate of Northwestern College (St. Paul), with a BA in Instrumental Music Education. He is a member of the Tri-State Judges Association where he judges fall and summer marching band competitions.

Mike lives in Maplewood with his wife, Laura, and his daughter, Addison.
Mike joined DaVinci Academy Board in August 2012 as a teacher representative. He comes to the board with a passion for education that is meaningful, relevant, and worth the student's time. Mike is excited to use his training in quality classroom instruction to help DaVinci provide a superior model of education for the benefit and joy of its students.

Douglass B. Hiatt
Parent Representative
Term expires: 
Doug graduated from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska in 1990, with a BSBA in Accounting. In 1993 he graduated with a JD from the Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in October 1993. He has been a practicing attorney in the area of banking and financial law for the past eighteen years. He has been employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Bankers Systems in St. Cloud, and for the last fourteen years has been in-house counsel at TCF Financial Corporation.
Doug and his wife are the proud parents of a fourth grader and two first graders at DaVinci Academy.
Doug served on the board of a small private school in Elk River from 2006 thru 2008. He has served on the DaVinci Academy Board since September 2008, and is currently the chair of its Finance Committee. Doug has volunteered in a number of different programs over the years and enjoys helping others.
Sunil Unnikrishnan
Parent Member
Term expires 2017
Sunil graduated from Madras University, India in 1993 with a Bachelors in Commerce. In 1998 he graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from NIIT, Chennai, India. Sunil is currently employed by Carlson Wagonlit Travel Inc., a large business Travel and Meeting/Event management company in Minnetonka, where he is responsible for global engineering efforts focused in Information Security. His prior work includes software consulting, software development with Medical and Tele-Communication industries.

Sunil and his wife, residing in Blaine, are the parents of third grader at DaVinci Academy.

Sunil joined the DaVinci Board in January 2013 as a parent representative and currently acting as the Board Secretary.
Dale F. Lieb
Community Member
Term expires 2015
Dale is a 1974 graduate of St. Mary’s University, with a BA in Business Administration and Modern Languages. He also received a MBA in Marketing in 1976 from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business. Dale is currently employed by CHS Inc., a large grain/energy agribusiness company in St. Paul, where he has held various finance, sales, marketing management and insurance brokering positions for the past thirty-three years.
Dale and his wife, Linda, are longtime residents of Vadnais Heights.
Dale joined the DaVinci Academy Board in May 2011 as a community representative. He comes to the board with substantial experience in financial and operational management, customer relations, marketing, and risk management. He looks forward to utilizing those skills to help DaVinci Academy accomplish their mission and achieve continued success.
Erin Nelson
Teacher Member
Term expires 2017
Valerie Slaymaker
Community Member
Term expires 
Tom Trempe
Parent Member
Term expires 2017
Tom grew up in Coon Rapids, MN, received his BA in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN in 1994, and his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN in 2001. His background includes over 7 years of scientific research in the field of neuropharmacology/pharmacy, and currently works for Walmart stores Inc., as Pharmacy area manager for market 181 and also holds Pharmacist in Charge position at Walmart store 2352 in Cambridge, MN.

Tom and his wife Jenny have 7 children, four at DaVinci Academy, Eli, Lanie, and Logan are in Kindergarden and Camille is in seventh grade. They have two children attending attending the CEMS program at Blaine HS, Rachael, a senior and Lauren a freshman. Ryan is attending Mckinley elementary school in Ham Lake, he is in the 5th grade. 

Tom and family reside in Ham Lake, MN.