Board of Trustees

Ad Fontes Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees (not governed by a particular church) which serves five primary functions in accordance with our mission statement and statement of faith:

    • To preserve and support the school’s mission and statement of faith
    • To establish and evaluate the Board and school governance and management policies
    • To strategically plan for the school’s future development
    • To hire, equip, evaluate and support the President in implementing the operational plan
    • To provide adequate funding to fulfill the strategic plan

2017-18 Ad Fontes Academy Board of Trustees

Rob Ball
Chair
Robert Ball is a Vice President at CGI Federal and is responsible for business engineering and delivery assurance.  During his 35 years with CGI, Rob has served in leadership positions across CGI’s commercial and government business in delivery operations, business development, and strategic planning. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Duke University.  Rob and his wife Alice have had six children graduate from Ad Fontes. They are members of Redeeming Grace Church in Fairfax. Rob has served on the AFA Board since 2006.

Jennifer Elkhouri
Vice Chair and
Chair, Advancement Committee
Jennifer Elkhouri is a principal software engineer at ManTech where she writes and maintains custom applications for various government organizations. Jennifer is also co-founder and Vice President of Salon Khouri, a full service salon with two locations in Fairfax and Arcola. Mrs. Elkhouri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University in Organizational Communication with a minor in Information Technology. She and her husband Jonathan have three children who attend Ad Fontes. The Elkhouri family attend Truro Church in Fairfax, VA where Jennifer and Jonathan were married in 1999. Jennifer has served on the board since November 2014.

Richard Leed
Treasurer
Mr. Leed is an experienced finance and accounting professional who provides CFO services and strategic business consulting services to growing companies.  He is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia and holds the chartered global management accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA and CIMA.  Rich has nearly 12 years of experience in the not-for-profit industry including positions in fundraising, as an independent auditor of not-for-profit organizations, and as the director of finance for a national not-for-profit organization.  He enjoys providing counseling to organizations and individuals in the area of stewardship and personal financial planning. He is a graduate of Grove City College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and his master of science degree in accounting.  Rich and his wife have two sons, whose oldest attends Ad Fontes, and are active members in various ministries at Chantilly Bible Church.  Rich has served on the Board since 2016.

Scott Shortmeyer
Secretary
Mr. Shortmeyer is a Sales Manager at AT&T Public Sector Solutions serving the Federal Government and been with AT&T for over 15 years. He has a BS in Marketing from Monmouth University. Scott and his wife Allison have three girls attending Ad Fontes, and reside in Gainesville. The Shortmeyer family are members of Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax.  Scott has served on the Board since 2015.

Jim Hadley
Past Board Chair
Mr. Hadley is Founder and President of Tiber Solutions, LLC; a professional services company focused on delivering business intelligence/data analytics leadership and solutions to corporations and government agencies. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.  Jim and his wife, Katrina, live in South Riding and have four children.  Kassidy is a 2015 graduate who is attending Furman. One child currently attends Ad Fontes. Jim and Katrina are members of McLean Bible Church. Jim has served on the Board since 2012.

Kevin Kotowski
Mr. Kotowski is the founder and President of a professional services firm that provides analytical and program management services to various government clients. Mr. Kotowski holds a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the George Washington University. He and his wife Mary Beth have two children: Jennifer (an AFA graduate) and Kevin Jr. (a current student at AFA). The Kotowski family attends Providence Baptist Church. Kevin started his second tenure on the Board in 2014.

Duncan Sutton
Mr. Sutton is a Business Development and Capture Manager at AECOM specializing in developing solutions for Federal linguistic and intelligence analytic needs.  He is former US Marine where he served as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist.  He has a BS in Liberal Arts with dual concentrations in Middle Eastern Studies and Business with continued education at the Wharton School of Business.  Duncan and his wife, Jodi live in Sterling, VA with their four children.  Two of their children currently attend Ad Fontes.  Duncan and Jodi attend Epiphany Anglican Church in Herndon, VA.  Duncan has served on the Board since 2016.

Brad Ward
Mr. Ward is a Senior Vice President with Hexagon US Federal and manages the geospatial software and solutions business. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy and served as an officer in nuclear submarines. Brad and his wife Mary live in Chantilly and attend McLean Bible Church where they lead the ministry to engaged couples. Their daughter Samantha is a 2005 graduate of Ad Fontes and later earned a BA in International Affairs from James Madison University. Their son Kristopher coaches soccer at an elite high school in southern California. This is Mr. Ward’s second term on the Board starting in 2016, after having served from 2004 to 2014 including three years as the chair.

Dean Luckenbaugh
President

Mr. Luckenbaugh has served as President at Ad Fontes since July 2007. Since 1998, Dean had served Veritas Classical Christian School as founding Chairman before being hired as President in 2003. Dean previously served the YMCA of Greater Richmond for 13 years completing his tenure as Vice President over 3 branches. Dean also serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Classical Schools. Dean holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Richmond. Dean is married to Robin and has three children: Rachel and Joshua (both are AFA graduates), and Jacob currently is an AFA student. He has served on the Board since 2007.