The Board of Trustees is the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences governing board. Meeting Dates are the second Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 pm. Check the calendar for more information.
Muneeb Ata is a proud child of immigrants. He attended Jenks High School and the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in letters. During his summers, Muneeb served as an intern at the Mayor’s Office at the City of Tulsa, project coordinator at the Gathering Place, and contractor at Tulsa Remote. Muneeb now works on civic enhancement, economic development, and communications at the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dr. Patrick Forsyth
Dr. Forsyth began his career teaching high school in New York City and subsequently taught graduate studies in school leadership and policy at OSU, Arizona State, Penn State, University of Missouri, and for the past 11 years he co-directed the Oklahoma Center for Education Policy at The University of Oklahoma. He holds a BA from Marist College, an MA from New York University, and an Ed.D. from Rutgers University.
His research has focused on collective trust properties of organizations and the application of self-determination theory to school reform. He has authored or edited eight books, including Collective Trust: Why Schools Can’t Improve Without It (with Curt M. Adams & Wayne K. Hoy; Teachers College Press, 2011).
Forsyth served for 15 years as the Executive Director of The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Vice President of The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division A, Administration, and co-founder and chair of The National Policy Board for Educational Administration, which initiated the establishment of national standards for the licensure of school administrators.
Jonathan Hall is the President of Warburton Capital Management. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner; he guides his clients through a life of financial purpose, helping them to define and achieve their goals as a fee-only fiduciary financial advisor.
Jonathan earned a B.A. in History, a B.A. in Government, and an M.B.A. from Oral Roberts University. He further earned a Master of Science in Financial Services (M.S.F.S.) with an emphasis in Financial Planning from Saint Joseph’s University.
Jonathan has served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at ORU teaching Personal Financial Planning and Capital Markets. Jonathan was recognized in 2016 as one of Tulsa’s “40 Under 40.” Jonathan is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, Class 51. From 2020-2021, he served as the President of the Board of Directors for Emergency Infant Services and had served on that Board since 2014.
In 2019, City Councilor Phil Lakin appointed him to the City of Tulsa Sales Tax Overview Committee, representing District 8. In 2020, he was appointed by the Governor to the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, serving as a member representing Business & Industry, and was elected Secretary of that Commission in 2022.
Jonathan and his wife Deanna Hall, a Registered Nurse, have three children: Adaline, Lincoln, and Gentry. They also have a family golden retriever, Bella.
Thomas D. King
Thomas King (retired) was a Senior IT/Computing Technical Specialist with Phillips Petroleum Company. Tom has 44 years experience in all aspects of Information Technology and Computing. He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Engineering (1976) from the University of Tulsa and numerous certifications in various programming languages, operating systems, and major software applications.
Tom grew up in the TSAS neighborhood and attended Roosevelt Jr. High, now the home of TSAS. His current interests and hobbies include community service, computer technology, photography, genealogy, and travel (40 countries visited so far). Tom is a Charter Member of the new First Americans Museum (FAM), a Gilcrease Museum Council member, attends seminars and educational events at the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease and the OU Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture, is a member of the Tulsa Alumni Association, has served on the Tulsa Alumni Association Board for 3 years, has chaired the Tulsa Alumni Association Athletics Committee for 4 years, is a supporter of the University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences (particularly the Math Circles STEM program), and was a member of the Athletic Director’s Circle of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Club for 5 years.
Tom and his wife Judy have been married for 57 years and have one son.
Dr. Emily Mortimer
Dr. Emily Mortimer is the Vice President of Ecosystems for the Tulsa Regional Stem Alliance (TRSA) where she has served since 2018. She is also an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University and serves on the board of directors for The Sustainability Alliance. Prior to her work at TRSA, she was in charge of educational programming at the Tulsa Zoo.
Dr. Mortimer is also a scholar of educational research holding a PhD in Curriculum Studies from OSU and is published in various journals on topics related to STEM pedagogy. In addition to her professional and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Mortimer is a dedicated volunteer and community partner to many nonprofit and educational organizations such as the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Golden Key National Honor Society, the National Association of Interpreters, the National Education Association, the National Science Teachers Association, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Angela Vivar Romero is the daughter of Mexican immigrants from Orizaba, Veracruz. She is an educator, business owner, and travels the country (via Zoom now because of COVID) teaching first generation youth how to go to college, stay in college, and graduate. Angela worked in high schools and at Oklahoma State University coordinating the RISE Program and overseeing Hispanic/Latino Affairs. As she became a subject matter expert in university first year retention, Ms. Vivar developed a campus wide scholarship program and initiatives for first year and first generation students OSU. Soon after, Angela took a leap of faith and started her own education consulting and workshop facilitation business.
Angela currently goes to daily Mass, serves as the only Mexican American woman on her local United Way Board, is a former Miss Oklahoma Latina, Miss Hispanic OSU, two-time president of the Hispanic Student Association, an Emerging Leader Under 40, a Oklahoma NextGen award winner in Education, and was awarded the Golden Torch award at Oklahoma State University. She joyfully served the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, UnidosUS, for six years. Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Spanish from Oklahoma Sate University and a Masters in Education in School Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her fondest memory is gliding through the kitchen as a child, pretending to be an ice-skating Olympic champion as her mom applauded her “triple axles.”
Mr. Wortham started his TSAS Board of Trustees tenure during the summer of 2020. He is a member of the career advisory management staff of Tulsa Technology Centers, and previously worked as an Adolescent Health Specialist for Youth Services of Tulsa.
Mr. Wortham is a passionate musician and social advocate, and is a long-standing member of the music and arts community of Tulsa.
In his spare time he enjoys making and performing music and spending time with his family.