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Babcock Neighborhood School Governing Board

Babcock Neighborhood School Governing Board members have been recruited from a pool of local educational, business and community leaders.  Our inaugural board members are:

Jim Gelardi- Cofounder of De LaSalle Academy of Fort Myers,  a private, nonprofit elementary and high school for children with special needs, providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing the environment, where each student’s diverse ability is honored and valued. Mr. Gelardi was also the Co-founder of St. Martin’s Soup Kitchen.    

Robert Kenny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Technology & Research at FGCU.  Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Florida.

Stacy Lomonaco - Vice President/Branch Manager at Regions Bank, and has been in the Banking and Financial Services Industry for 20 years. She and her husband Ron have also owned Ron’s Airport Transportation of Cape Coral for the past 9 years.  Mrs. Lomonaco has received many awards for her dedication to fundraising in the community and through her service on various boards. She is a Co-Founder of the Cape Coral Business Alliance, the Chairperson of the CRA Advisory Board for the City of Cape Coral, and served as the Chairperson of the Charter Review Commission for the City of Cape Coral. Stacy is a member of the Cape Coral Giving Alliance of Women, Republican Women of Cape Coral, Federated, and the Cape Coral Civic Association.

Jennifer Languell, Ph.D.Founder and President of Trifecta Construction Solutions, providing consulting services to industries that are incorporating sustainable business practices into their daily operations. An award-winning author, Dr. Languell was also selected as a technical advisor and star for the Discovery Channel’s environmental series Discovery Project Earth. Dr. Languell serves in leadership roles with many non-profit organizations, is a past President/Vice President of the Florida Green Building Coalition, a LEED Accredited Professional for the USGBC, a Class 1 Certified Energy Rater, an NAHB Verifier and Certified Green Professional, and a Certifying Agent with the Florida Green Building Coalition.  

Richard Lewis, Ph.D. - Chair of the STEAM team of Southwest Florida, which works to connect students and teachers to STEM businesses through hands-on, real-world interactions.  Dr. Lewis also serves as the STEAM liaison for the Calusa Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society, Vice Regional Chair on the MIT Educational Council, and on STEM advisory organizations for both Lee and Collier County Public Schools.

Megan Just - Professor, FGCU College of Education.  

Sarah E. Spector-Local Land Use and Community Association Law Attorney.  Ms. Spector is a Board Member of the Community Associations Institute, South Gulf Coast Chapter; member of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers, serving as President from 2015-2016; Recruitment Chair & Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast-Lee County Community Board.  

Angela Katz - Development Director for the LARC, an organization that provides support for developmentally disabled individuals. Angela holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana Universty. She is a licensed fundraising profession and President of Angela Katz, LLC. Angela is a highly accomplished strategic Fundraising/Development professional with broad-based experience in annual campaigns, special events, donor prospecting, recognition, and stewardship, as well as non-profit administration, volunteer management, non-profit messaging, branding, and communications. 

Parent Representative

Pursuant to 1002.33(7)(d)1., Florida Statutes, the Board will appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. The representative from BNS is Stacy Lomonaco and she can be reached at

Curious about the Mission and Vision of BNS? Check out the official BNS Charter Application submitted to Charlotte County.