Randall J. Asmo
Randy is an experienced business executive with an extensive background in education. Randy spent nearly 30 years in a leadership position at Media Source, Inc., which helped librarians acquire materials and inspire a lifelong love of reading. Under his direction, the company grew into a leading brand supporting librarians in all aspects of their jobs to ensure their patrons had the resources they need to make their lives better.
Randy graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Finance.
President and COO
Joe Pino is an experienced operations executive who has led the delivery of contract services and has been accountable for client retention, growth, clinical and operational goals across the country. Joe previously held leadership positions at several hospital and healthcare organization in Tennessee and Florida.
Joe was named President and Chief Operating Officer of ChanceLight Education in 2020.
Joe holds both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Florida.
Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer
Emily Langfeldt leads ChanceLight’s Program and Information Technology teams. She is responsible for driving the development of systems and processes to ensure program models are designed to meet the needs of the company’s diverse student, district, client, and patient populations; establishing performance metrics to ensure accountability across the organizations; and establishing effective processes to integrate new companies into the ChanceLight family.
Emily has led major strategic initiatives resulting in increased student achievement and significant improvements in learning, outcomes and program operations. Emily leads curriculum and instruction, clinical and behavioral services, integrity assurance and data and reporting. She began her career at ChanceLight as a teacher in 1998; since then she has served as regional manager, assistant vice president of operations, vice president of program operations and vice president of program integration and accountability. She earned a bachelor’s in Psychology from Boston University and is pursuing a master’s in Educational Psychology.
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Rudy Flores has more than 30 years of experience in education, and prior to ChanceLight he served as an educator, principal and school board superintendent and a consultant and entrepreneur in the fields of education, technology, health care and commercial real estate development. Flores earned a master’s degree in International Business from San Jose International University in Costa Rica and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. He is also a graduate of the Disney Way of Leadership and Business Excellence – Disney Institute in Orlando, Fla. Rudy previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Ombudsman Educational Services, a division of ChanceLight that provides alternative education programs to serve at-risk students. Flores provided oversight and direction resulting in significant growth for the company’s Arizona-based charter schools and its programs in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Mitchell has been a key member of the ChanceLight accounting and finance team since he joined ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education in 2004. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for leading ChanceLight’s accounting and finance department, and has overall responsibility for financial planning and reporting, capital formation, acquisitions, accounting, tax, treasury and risk management.
Kevin earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy from the University of Mississippi and is a member of the CFA Society of Nashville, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the CFA Institute, a global organization of investment professionals committed to professional excellence. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA charterholder).
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Kathy brings vast expertise in multi-channel marketing with over 25 years of experience in building executable customer-focused strategies, with experience ranging from small to enterprise B2B and B2C companies across multiple verticals, to her role at ChanceLight. She was named Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer of ChanceLight in 2020.
Kathy is also a regular speaker at conferences with a focus on improving customer-centric marketing strategies with actionable data insights.
Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Colorado State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer and General Counsel
Josh Short is an accomplished attorney whose expertise includes compliance, regulatory proceedings and trend and data analysis. As General Counsel, he serves as the chief legal officer of the company and leads ChanceLight’s compliance department. In addition, Josh leads ChanceLight’s human resource department as chief human resource officer.
Josh has a background in both law and behavioral health. He previously served as a behavior support professional and a behavior specialist, and helped provide ABA therapy to individuals, drafted data collection and support plans and conducted training for caregivers, therapists and others. Josh has donated legal services to community legal clinics and indigent individuals.
Josh is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
Executive Vice President, Special Projects
Gail Henderson provides leadership and mentoring to new leaders in the organization, assists in acquisitions integration and leads other special projects as assigned by the CEO. With more than 40 years of experience in special education leadership and juvenile justice alternative education, she previously served as ChanceLight’s Chief Instruction Officer and Chief Operating officer of ChanceLight Education Division’s Spectrum Center Schools and Programs.
As CIO, Gail developed ChanceLight’s instructional framework, which included aligning systems, processes, professional development and progress monitoring of all classrooms to ensure fidelity of practices and provided oversight, leadership and direction for all academic and behavioral programs to ensure high rates of student growth and achievement.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer of Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, she managed multiple school district partnerships, and designed and implemented evidence-based programs for students with special needs.
SVP of Operations
Binky began her career with Ombudsman in 2000 as a center director for Metro Charter, one of eight schools operated by the company in Arizona. She has served in several positions for Ombudsman, including regional manager of Arizona and assistant vice president of operations. In 2013, Binky was promoted to regional vice president and is responsible for providing overall leadership, quality assurance, and strategic direction for the Ombudsman Charter Schools. Binky has bachelor’s and master’s degrees of education and administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She currently holds a K-12 Arizona teaching certificate in vocational education and an Arizona Principal’s Certificate. She is president of the Arizona Alternative Education Consortium.
SVP of Operations
Mark DiConsiglio has over 10 years of experience working in exceptional student education and student services. He holds master’s (M.S.) and specialist (Ed.S.) degrees from Florida State University in School Psychology. Mark also holds Advanced Graduate Certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis (Florida Institute of Technology) and Educational Leadership (University of Central Florida). He is a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist.
In his current role as SVP of Operations for ChanceLight Education, Mark works to ensure the successful delivery of quality educational services, customer relations, marketing/development, and accountability oversight to all schools within his assigned region. Prior to his current role, Mark served Seminole County Public Schools, Florida for 10 years in a variety of capacities including: School Psychologist on the district’s behavior support team; Elementary Coordinator of Exceptional Student Education; Supervisor of Psychological and Behavioral Services; and Director of Autism and Emotional/Behavioral Disability Services. Mark also has experience consulting with school districts nationwide on the provision of special education and related services.
SVP of Operations
Sue Leuser has been a member of the Ombudsman team since 1999. She has held several management positions at Ombudsman, including director, regional manager and assistant director of center operations. In 2008, Sue was promoted to vice president of center operations, with responsibility for providing leadership, quality assurance, managerial and administrative support to all regions and centers. In 2020, Sue was promoted again to Senior Vice President.
Sue also leads the accreditation process for Ombudsman learning centers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a certificate as a school improvement specialist.
SVP of Operations
Kyle Farris leads Spectrum Center Schools and Programs in Northern and Southern California.
Kyle is an accomplished business leader with 10 years of operations management experience. He served as operations manager for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), where he was responsible for leading day-to-day operations and mentoring site managers for the largest behavioral health therapy provider in the United States. He served most recently as Regional Director of Operations for a large network of occupational health and urgent care centers
Kyle develops strong relationships with our district partners and prospective partners; as well as focusing on enrollment, utilization, contract renewal, program start-up, budgeting and financial management. He empowers site leadership to do the same by building positive, productive, professional relationships with all staff to ensure their personal and professional success.
Kyle earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an option in management from California State University, Los Angeles, and is also a certified nursing assistant.
VP of Business Development
Ralph began his career with ChanceLight in 2011 as VP, Customer and Community Relations, before joining the Business Development team. Ralph is a proven educational leader with stellar relationships with school district staff and board members, community advocates, local government, law enforcement and juvenile courts, and community organizations.
Ralph served for 33 years in a number of leadership positions in the Tennessee Metro Nashville Public School system, Tennessee’s second-largest school district where he was named teacher, principal and educator of the year. Additionally, Ralph was awarded the state’s highest honor when named the Tennessee Colonel Aide de Camp in recognition of his contributions to education. Ralph is a member of the Tennessee State University Education Wall of Fame and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
Mary Lydia May, M.Ed., M.A.
VP of Business Development
Mary began her career as a Title 1 teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, where she worked with at-risk students and students with behavior disorders in grades K-8. She then served as an account executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, earning the award for Associate of the Year in 2015. Mary became known as a valued partner that principals of a large, urban school district could trust for curriculum direction and solution-based K-12 intervention recommendations for Literacy and Mathematics.
Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and two master’s degrees – in Education and Educational Administration – from DePaul University in Chicago.
Brian De Moss, M.Ed.
VP of Business Development
Brian has a passion for helping educators improve their instructional environment by determining, developing, and providing effective solutions that improve student achievement. Brian enjoys listening to people’s ideas and actualizing those concepts into reality.
Brian completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and then earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, from the Northern Arizona University.
Starting his career in Arizona as an elementary teacher and school administrator, Brian later went on to establish district partnerships with educators all 50 states by collaboratively building solutions specific to the needs of each district in literacy, math, and science.
Brian now lives in Dallas and has worked with district partners in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
With more than 27 years of experience providing PK-12 educators nationwide with solutions that increase student success, Brian is well-positioned to build meaningful partnerships with school districts on ChanceLight’s behalf.
VP of Business Development
Bill Listanski began his career with ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education as a teacher at an Ombudsman center in Pennsylvania in 2006. He was promoted to center director, training specialist and operations manager, and then named a vice president of business development in 2015.
As operations manager, Bill supervised all Ombudsman programs in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and developed and nurtured strong relationships with school district partners, and led a significant expansion in Ohio. Bill graduated from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s in secondary education social studies and political science. In 2010, he was awarded ChanceLight’s highest honor in recognition of his exemplary leadership.
VP of Business Development and Government Affairs
John Scott works with key stakeholders including city, state and federal officials across the country to enhance and grow business opportunities for ChanceLight Education. He is also responsible for providing strategic oversight on community and corporate engagement strategies to ensure the company continues to meet its goal of developing more district partnerships and helping more students succeed.
John joined ChanceLight from the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest district, where for four years he was responsible for government affairs and community organizing and outreach. John currently serves as a Board Trustee of East/West University of Chicago. He attended Loyola University and Richard J. Daley College, both located in Chicago, and he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Brooks Keisler, Ed.S.
VP of Business Development
Brooks has more than 10 years of experience in business development with school districts. During that time, he established partnerships with educators in more than 40 states by collaboratively building solutions specific to the needs of each district.
Brooks earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Georgia Southern University, then completed a Master of Education degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia.