Board of Directors

Jennifer Jarosz
Jennifer Jarosz
Executive Commity Chair

Mrs. Jarosz played a key role as a principal founder of Charlton Heston Academy, working with others to hone the school’s vision and create a competitive charter application. She is the founding President of Rural Education Matters (REM). Mrs. Jarosz is a life-long resident of St. Helen, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. Mrs. Jarosz is a well respected, small business owner/operator of the Hen House Restaurant in St. Helen.

hodnett2Michael Hodnett
Board Member

Michael Hodnett is a resident of St. Helen and owner of St. Helen Realty.

veronica_bridsonVeronica Bridson
Board Member

Veronica Bridson is an original member of Rural Education Matters, the group that worked diligently to bring Charlton Heston Academy to life. She is a legal assistant.

Gary Buddenborg
Board Member

Mr. Buddenborg is a resident of St. Helen and owner of Budd Holdings, LLC.

He worked in the Transportation Industry downstate for over 35 years before
retiring to our community in 2009.

He joined the CHA Board of Directors in 2017 with anticipation of sharing his
knowledge and experience to help guide the Academy along its path to continued

Dave Fultz is a resident of St. Helen and owner of Fultz Insurance Agency.