Debbie Lee Rizzi
Debbie Lee-Rizzi has served as the chief financial officer of The Evergreen School in Seattle, Washington, since 2013. Prior to her work with The Evergreen School, she spent ten years managing the finances of independent schools in Hawaii and Virginia. In addition to her duties as CFO, Debbie loves being involved with schools in their daily activities, including working on sustainability efforts and wellness. Debbie holds a B.A. from San Jose State University.
Mary Kay Markunas
Mary Kay Markunas currently serves as director, research and member resources at NBOA, and has over 24 years of experience supporting management teams in independent schools and Fortune 100 companies. She manages all of NBOA's research efforts and surveys, as well as other online resources. Prior to joining NBOA, Markunas served for 12 years as the director of finance and operations at The Avery Coonley School. She holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
To mirror the essential bond between business officers and enrollment managers that is imperative for the financial sustainability and strategic direction of a school, NBOA has partnered with the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) to explore issues of affordability in PK-12 independent schools and spotlight innovations underway to address these challenges.