NCA is lead by a godly group of men and women who agree to serve the school with their time, gifts, and prayers. The NCA Board of Directors have been selected from among members of the Naperville community, local churches, former teachers, parents, and school founders. Currently, we are blessed by the selfless service of the following individuals.
Jay Anderson is the Vice President of Operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, managing the day-to-day operations for all surgical, professional and imaging services. Jay’s leadership helped bring process improvement, measurement and monitoring skill sets to the large, urban academic medical center. Previously, Jay was a certified Six Sigma Black Belt for General Electric Company, employing his process improvement skills within the financial services sector, and a nuclear officer for the US Navy. He received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He and his wife, Melissa, attend Chicago Church of Christ and have 3 children who attend NCA.
John MacIntyre (Board President) has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. John is a patent attorney at Motorola. John and his Wife, Kim, attend One Way Church in Aurora and John currently serves on the board of One Way Ministries. He and his wife Kim founded Naperville Christian Academy in 2000. Their two sons currently attend NCA and their two daughters are NCA alumni.
Steve Melter has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University. He was the Chief Financial Officer and a principal in a national commercial architectural & interior design firm for 17 years, and subsequent to a merger has been the Assistant Chief Financial Officer of NELSON & Associates, an international Architectural & Engineering firm, for the last 4 years. Steve has also been a consultant and tax advisor to small businesses, since 1980. Steve and his wife Tammy have been with Naperville Christian Academy since its inception in 2000. Their two sons are NCA alumni.
Ann Nikchevich has a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and is currently working on an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. She home schooled classically for 6 years before finding Naperville Christian Academy. Ann and her husband Rich have four children. They are members of Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton. An avid reader, Ann is the coordinator of NCA’s Parent Book Discussion Group.
Tracey Shannon has a B. A. in English Literature from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Prior to becoming a full time homemaker and mother of her four children, Tracey was an Associate Acquisitions Editor for Moody Publishers in Chicago. She and her husband Luke are members of Bethel OPC in Wheaton, IL, where Tracey serves on the Fellowship Committee and as a Sunday School teacher.
NCA Board Meetings
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Parents are welcome to attend the open portion of each meeting at 7:00 pm. If you plan to attend a meeting, please send email to the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon of the Friday prior to the meeting with a brief description of any topics you would like to discuss.
Advisors to the Board of Directors
NCA is also so very thankful to have an experienced group of men and women to call upon for purposes of advice and prayer while seeking to lead the school on the most excellent path. Our current group of advisors is culled from diverse fields of experience– from education to business to the arts. We are blessed to have these men and women to turn to for godly counsel and wisdom.
Jon McCord is currently the Headmaster for Veritas Preparatory School in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. McCord taught at NCA beginning with the 2007-2008 school year and served as Headmaster from 2010 to 2014. He earned a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Biblical Languages and a M.A. from Wheaton College in Biblical Exegesis. He has also done additional work in Hebrew at Jerusalem University College and advanced Latin study in Durham, England.
Michael Thompson is a gifted pianist and composer. Michael has served the Lord as a missionary to Ghana and as a Worship Pastor at churches in the Chicago area. Michael is the founder and president of OneWay Ministries, a missions organization whose mission is to activate God’s people worldwide to exalt Jesus Christ and advance His gospel to the multitudes.
Diane Quagliana served NCA in many ways during its first years. She stepped in to finish a year as the music teacher, taught computer classes, reading enrichment, and has filled in as a Kindergarten teacher, typing instructor, and substitute teacher. Diane is an amazingly godly woman who seeks to follow the Holy Spirit in every area of life.