Meet Our Team

Gene Zhu

CEO & Chief Accountant
Gene is a well-seasoned accounting and finance professional. He has been serving in various capacities in financial operation for non-profit organizations and public charter schools…

Bill Mays

Chief Consulting Officer
Bill retired from serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Uplift Education since 2007. As CFO, Bill was responsible for all aspects of Uplift’s financial…

Michael Hooten

COO & Chief Consultant
Michael was Founder & Superintendent/CEO of an innovative environmental charter school, Trinity Environmental Academy, as well as the Executive Director of Destination Wilderness Youth, an…

Dr. Brance Barker

Chief Consultant
Dr. Barker served as a founder, charter writer, and a lead administrator of UME Preparatory Academy, a college preparatory charter school in southwest Dallas that…

Stephanie Sy

Accounting Consultant
Stephanie joined DSS in 2013. She comes with extensive knowledge in the accounting department with over 18 years of experience. Stephanie worked in the accounting…

Ann Stevenson

Chief Consultant
Ann Stevenson recently retired from Uplift Education where she most recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer and Superintendent. She previously served as Senior Director…

Isabel Barboza

Administrative Consultant
Isabel served as an Executive Assistant for the Superintendent/CEO and Board Members at charter schools in Dallas. She’s been working for charter schools since 2010…

James Dworkin

CPA
James entered the not-for-profit sector as CFO of Trinity Basin Preparatory in 2015. His background is in private and public corporations where he served in…

Dr. Alan Seay

School Leadership Consultant
Alan Seay is a twenty nine year veteran of Texas public education. He spent the first twenty-five as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and…

Litechsia Sarr

Accounting Consultant
Litechsia Sarr has been an Accounting Consultant for charter schools since 2015.  Her experience includes, Payroll, TRAQS, Accounts Payable, PEIMS, FSP, CRDC, ECDS, TX-UNPS reporting…

Lisa Ybarra

Staff Consultant
Lisa started her career in charter schools in 2006 as the administrative secretary. Her ambition and interest in data analysis quickly established her as the…

Belinda Bai

CPA
Belinda is a seasoned accountant with over 25 years of experience in financial accounting management. She has experience in various financial areas, not limited to;…

Collin Harvey

IT Consultant
Collin is the IT & Security Director for UME Preparatory Academy. He has nearly 20 years of experience in IT and security support in public…

Dena Hussey

Accounting Consultant
Dena Hussey is an Accounting Clerk and Purchasing Agent for Dynamic Support Solutions. Her career in Bookkeeping and Administrative Assistance began as a Senior in…

Cindy Wade

Accounting Consultant
Cindy Wade is proficient in a wide range of Accounting duties, including Cash Receipts, Journal Entries, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, TWC Quarterly Reporting, Quarterly 941…

Dennis Vasquez

Federal Programs Consultant
Dennis Vasquez is currently starting his 23rd year in public education. He started his career in education with Goodwill Industries in vocational rehabilitation and worked…

Gabriela Garcia

Accounting Consultant
Gabriela joined Dynamic Support Solutions in November 2015. She has over 18 years of experience working with non-profits and using QuickBooks. Gabriela currently maintains the…

Jeanne Domingue

Accounts Payable and Purchasing Consultant
Jeanne Domingue is an Accounts Payable and Purchasing Consultant with Dynamic Support Solutions. Jeanne began her career in fashion industry sales culminating with her serving…
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