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

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Brian Mitchell - Vice Chairperson of the Board

Facilities Director, Westfield Topanga and Parent

Brian Mitchell is currently the Facilities Director at Westfield Topanga, located in Canoga Park.  Brian’s over 20 years of real estate property management experience includes multi-family residential, college campus, lab, and retail facilities.  He is a member of both the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and has earned FMP and ARM certifications from each respective organization.  A resident of Woodland Hills, Brian resides locally with his family.

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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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Janay Bailey - Member

Office Manager, S. Barrett Insurance Agency, Inc. and Former Parent 

Ms. Bailey is an Office Manager at S. Barrett Insurance Agency, Inc., where she is responsible for day-to-day operations; overseeing employees, general agents, vendors, and clients; and servicing, renewing and marketing large commercial accounts.

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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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