Board of Trustees
The Reverend Louis R. Giardino, Pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, served as a Board Member from 2007 to 2009 and as a Board co-chair from 2009 to 2011. Father returned as a Board co-chair effective September 2013.
Ms. Irma L. Tuder, mother of a St. John Paul II Catholic High School graduate. She and her husband, Jack, have been long time supporters of JPII. They are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison. Ms. Tuder is a business consultant to small technical companies in the areas of strategic, planning, financial management and operations. She is the founder of Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI). Ms. Tuder founded ASI in 1992 and successfully led the acquisition of ASI by Arctic Scope Regional Corporation Federal Housing Company in 2007. Ms. Tuder has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, business management and strategic planning and execution. She has been very active in community service has served as the past-chair for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama Science and Exhibit Commission, a member of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College Business Advisory Council, UAH Foundation Board, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Board and ServisFirst Bank Board. Ms. Tuder received a BBA in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Troy State University in Montgomery.
Mr. John Zierdt Jr is a retired Army Brigadier General who spent his 30 year career in Logistics, Resource Management and Research & Development assignments. After retiring he was the CEO of a Transportation Company in Nashville TN for five years, then a Vice President of Orbital Sciences Corporation for ten years in charge of all Huntsville Operations and all logistical planning for the GMD Interceptors deployed in Alaska and California. He is also a volunteer supporting the St Vincent de Paul Council and doing Disaster Relief Planning for Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He has extensive managerial experience.
Ms. Debbie Beaupre has been a Huntsville City Schools principal, the Director of Education at the EarlyWorks Museum Complex, the Executive Director of The Schools Foundation, and is a founding partner in Organizational Concepts. She brings to the board her significant expertise as an educational consultant focusing on curriculum and program development, implementation of professional development for school leaders, and community engagement initiatives.
Mr. Joel P. Jaqubino is an attorney and an Adjunct Professor at Athens State University teaching Accounting Law, Business Law, and Government Contract Law. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Ability Plus, Inc. a non-profit corporation that provides residential care and day services for intellectually disabled individuals. He also currently serves on the Foundation Board of Drake State Community and Technical College. He brings much experience in the establishing, governing, and funding of non-profits and in educational institutions as well as expertise in applicable laws.
Mr. Rodney Kreps is Chief Financial Officer of AEgis Technologies. In addition to managing banking and financial matters for the company, he represents the Company’s interests in relationships with customers, vendors, and government agencies. His experience includes serving as a CPA, Divisional Controller, CFO, and President of different companies. He has volunteered with the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce in various capacities, and served as Finance Committee Chairman and Parish Council President at his church. He brings to the Board his financial expertise as well as negotiating and relationship skills.