Board of Trustees

The CCUEF Foundation is governed and administered by an independent Board of Trustees. As such, the Trustees are responsible for oversight of funds and how they will be appropriated.

BunkersBrian Bunkers – Chairman


Brian is currently a Los Angeles based 737 Captain for United Airlines. Brian holds a BS in Aeronautical Management from Arizona State University.

Originally from Southern California, Brian has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. Brian and his wife have one daughter enrolled at Horseshoe Trails Elementary where they have been active volunteers in the classrooms and PTO. Brian served as PTO President for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.


Jenn Louis – Vice Chair

August 2014-present

Jennifer has been an educator in Arizona since 1995. She has been an elementary educator in the Deer Valley, Cave Creek and Scottsdale school districts. She also works as an Academic Associate for Arizona State University.   She holds a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona as well as a Master’s of Education in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University.

Jennifer enjoys volunteering in her community and in the schools as well as reading, traveling and playing the flute. She and her husband have lived in the Cave Creek area since 1998.  She has a daughter, Sophie, at Cactus Shadows High School and a son, James, at Horseshoe Trails Elementary.

Kari WorkmanKari Workman – Secretary


Kari Workman is a certified elementary school teacher, currently an at-home mom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from ASU and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Kari has been an active volunteer in CCUSD since moving to the area is 2005 with her husband and three children. She has supported the district on many levels; ranging from directly working in classrooms, to site council and PTO, district planning committees, and election campaigns.

amy.hanagan_smAmy Hanagan – Treasurer

May 2014-present

Amy is a licensed CPA in Arizona, practicing in public accounting since 1995, for both local and national CPA firms. In 2010, Amy founded Hanagan CPA., LLC, providing tax and consultative services to both enterprise and individual clients across the country. Amy is an active member of the Arizona Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and Trustegrity.

Originally from Livingston, New Jersey, Amy has lived in the Valley since her days at ASU, where she graduated with B.S. degrees in Accountancy and Finance. She and her husband Luke settled in Tatum Ranch in 2000. Their two daughters, Sera and Kelly, attend Desert Willow Elementary, where Amy also volunteers her time.

An unapologetic dog lover, Amy volunteers for several dog rescue organizations. Specializing in the unique personality traits and eccentricities of beagles, Sherlock and Capone, are the latest canine rescues in the Hanagan family tree.


Sarah_ByrneSarah Byrne – Trustee



Kesha Cardinal – Trustee

September 2016-present


Corbett_LaDukeCorbett LaDuke - Trustee

April 2015-present

Corbett is currently a Vice-President Financial Consultant with Charles Schwab & Co.,  financial services firm, where he has been for over 20 years, along with his Certified Financial Planner designation.  Originally from Colorado and moved to Hawaii at age 14, then graduated high school and college from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in International Business.  Corbett is active with his church, Coolwater Christian Church, also currently serving on the finance committee there.  Corbett also serves on the community council for CCUSD that is lead by Dr. Debbi Burdick.

Corbett and his wife Jennifer, have two children, one son at Desert Willow Elementary School in the Spanish Immersion program and daughter who will start in the same program in about 2 years.  Corbett and family  recently moved into the Lone Mountain development 18 months ago, moving from Colina Del Norte subdivision, where we lived for 6 years. We love Cave Creek and all of its offerings for our family.


James Rich – Trustee

April 2015-present

James is a non-voting ex officio member of the CCUEF board.

Originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area, James spent ten years in the organ and tissue donation field in various capacities before switching careers. He is a graduate of the Mesa Police Academy and currently works for a valley police department.
He has a BA in Political Science from California University of PA and has been an active volunteer in CCUSD since moving into the district in 2013.  He has been on several district level committees as well as classroom volunteer and member of the PTO executive  committee.

James and his wife Andrea have two children, both of whom attend Black Mountain Elementary.

Don_TownsendDon Townsend – Trustee

September 2016-present

Don relocated to Cave Creek from Minnesota just 6 months ago and is enjoying the chance to get involved in the school district and community at large.  His wife and their four children have been enjoying the warmth of Arizona through a variety of outdoor activities.  He is involved in the PTO at Desert Willow Elementary School and also serves on the board of the Tatum Ranch Community Association.

Don is a licensed clinical psychologist and sleep medicine expert.  He has a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is involved in numerous national committees in the field of sleep medicine and has published scientific articles in his area of expertise, insomnia management.  He currently operates a private practice in sleep medicine in Phoenix.

Cynthia Weiss

Cynthia Weiss – Trustee


Cynthia is a non-voting ex officio member of the CCUEF board.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with specialization in Graphic Design from ASU as well as a Master’s Degree (Foreign Equivalent) from the Basel School of Design, Switzerland.

An Arizona resident for over 30 years, Cynthia currently lives in CCUSD/Tatum Ranch with her husband and local Realtor® Ron Weiss and their daughter Sarah, a student at Cactus Shadows High School.

Cynthia has a passion for technology, education and arts advocacy and has served CCUSD as an active volunteer in various public relations, marketing and branding capacities.


Regina Whalen – Trustee

May 2014-present

Regina is currently a licensed mortgage banker with Wallick and Volk a leading mortgage lender in business for over 80 years.

She holds a B.S. in business from Arizona State University. She is also a certified spin instructor and has taught spin at Freedom Fitness in Cave Creek for over seven years.

Regina and her husband Mitch have lived in Tatum Ranch for 15 years, they have two daughters Lauren and Megan who attend Cactus Shadows High School and Horseshoe Trails Elementary School. Regina has volunteered her time with her school PTO helping with various committees and in the classroom. She is also a former girl scout troop leader and service council member.

burdickDr. Debbi Burdick – District Superintendent


Dr. Burdick is a non-voting ex-officio member of the CCUEF Board. Dr. Burdick has been an educator for 42 years, in the roles of teacher, educational consultant, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent. She also is an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Burdick has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western IL University, two Masters Degrees from Eastern IL University and a Doctorate from Arizona State University.

Her family has lived in the Cave Creek Unified School District for 21 years since moving here from Illinois, with two of her children graduating from Cactus Shadows High School.

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