Meet Our Board

We are proud to introduce the volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to the success of Ivy Academia.  As you read below, you will note that the Board of Directors come to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

To contact any member of the Ivy Academia Board of Directors, please click the blue hyperlink "Email Board Members Name" below their name and governing role. You may also submit an email to [email protected].


The Ivy Academia Board of Directors consists of the following individuals:


Tyler Hishmeh - Chairperson of the Board

Tyler Hishmeh graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He is the Director of Operations for Central Cities Pizza and is a co-owner of H and S Helping Hands. Tyler is also an entrepreneur as he established his own LLC for TD ATM Systems as well as HDS Food Delivery Service. Tyler has provided extensive community support as a volunteer for vulnerable youth. As an English Language Learner, Tyler brings an important perspective to the Board. He enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid gamer.Tyler is proud to serve Ivy Academia as its Board President for the 23/24 term.  

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Wyatt Truscheit - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Board

Consulting CFO/CFO, Responsive Education Solutions

Wyatt Truscheit began his financial career with the national public accounting firm Deloitte & Touché in St. Louis, MO., and has served in various senior level financial positions over the past 30 years specializing in entrepreneurial, multi-location, accelerated growth organizations, notably and most recently as Consulting CFO/CFO with Responsive Education Solutions and 11+ years as Chief Financial Officer of IDEA Public Schools where he uniquely combined private and public sector experience to help lead industry leading growth with “A” rated financial results and the highest accountability ratings.

Wyatt served as Chief Financial Officer in the private equity sector for the 8 years prior to joining IDEA, and as Vice President Finance with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Dallas, Tx, for 14 years. Wyatt earned an MBA from Baylor University, a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting (cum laude) from the University of Missouri, and a BA in Government from Valparaiso University.

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Steve Hochman - Vice Chairperson & Secretary

Steve graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. Steve is president of Solarhawk and is also a freelance writer and producer. He is an active member of the West Valley Chamber of Commerce and leads the Sustainable Professional Network for the Chamber. Steve has a passion for education and the care of children. 

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Farbood Majd - Member

Attorney and Owner, Law Offices of Majd & Associates

Mr. Majd is an attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Majd & Associates. He previously was a finance manager at Beverly Hills Unique Sports Cars, where he processed loan applications for clients. Mr. Majd graduated from Ankara University-School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Glendale, School of Law.

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Dennis Zine- Member

Dennis graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 1970.  He was a police officer with the LAPD for over 28 years. Dennis served on the Los Angeles City Council  from 2001-2013 having been elected three times. He has also been elected three times to the Board of Directors of the Police Protective League representing over 9,000 officers. .  For over ten years, Dennis has been an active member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and has served on several  boards including the Haven Hills Battered Women's Shelter.

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