The board of directors consists of parents and past parents who strive to support the faculty of Kingswood and maintain the school’s mission and philosophy.  

Kingswood Academy’s Board of Directors meets regularly and can be reached at

Lisa Bergman, President

Lisa is the owner of St. Augustine Academy Press, a Catholic publishing house specializing in reprints of Catholic Classics, mostly focusing on children’s catechesis.  Lisa holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.  Lisa is the mother of six children, all of whom have attended or are now attending Kingswood.

Rich Garro

Rich is the Controller for Turano Baking Company. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and holds his M.B.A. from Benedictine University. Rich has 2 children that both attended Kingswood.

Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro is Chief Financial Officer at Tiber Health, a private equity-owned medical and health sciences university. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Universidad EIA, a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an active CPA license. Alejandro has one son who attends Kingswood Academy.

Tony Vaca-Merlos

Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  After graduation, he served as Director of Summit Educational Association in Milwaukee, WI.   Later, he returned to Chicago where he married his high school sweetheart.   They have two young daughters at KA.   Currently, Tony is a project manager at Twin Supplies, Ltd., a family owned lighting business in Oak Brook.

Peter White

Peter is the Managing Attorney at Immaculata Law Firm.  He is a graduate of the University of Dallas and Ave Maria School of Law.  He and his wife Carol have four children, all of whom currently attend Kingswood Academy.