About Pineywoods Community Academy

School Board Members


President J. Neal Naranjo, PhD

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Vice-President Linda Robbins

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Secretary Charlie E. Grumbles

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Treasurer Louise LaVane

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Member Joe Douglas, III

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Member Dr. Josefa Santiago, M.D.

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Member Emeritus R.L. Kuykendall

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Member Emeritus Sarah Strinden, PhD

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Bios

Joe Douglas, III

Joe Douglas is the Executive Director of Pinewood Park Trust Corporation in Lufkin, a Texas Realtor, and the owner of Douglas Consulting and Management Company. He is a graduate of Leadership Lufkin Class of 2002. He earned his Associate of Science in Business Degree from Angelina College and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a member and Trustee of Long Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, served as Chairman of General Solicitation for the Angelina County United Way, President of the Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce, President of Lufkin Independent School District, President of Affordable Housing Management Association of East Texas, and elected National Delegate to Texas Senate District 3 representing 17 East Texas Counties. He has served on advisory boards of Deep East Texas Council of Government Family Self Sufficiency, Angelina College Child & Family Development, Angelina County Vision 2020, the Lufkin State Supported Living Center Advocacy Program, and various other boards. He and his wife Yvette have 2 children.

J. Neal Naranjo, Ph.D.

Dr. Naranjo is a native of Lufkin. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology. He went on to get his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Southern California and became a Fellow of the Harvard Medical School during his postdoctoral studies. He is a member of the American Board of Psychotherapists and had a private practice in Lufkin for 17 years. He currently serves as Administrator and CEO of A Pineywoods Home Services, Inc. and A Pineywoods Hospice. He is active in the community and has participated in Leadership Lufkin, Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club in addition to serving on the Board of Lufkin's first Public Charter School.

Charlie Grumbles

Charlie Grumbles is a long time resident of Lufkin having server his community as a fire fighter and Fire Inspector for the last 15 years just prior to his retirement in 2005. he spent his initial working years as a Texas Army National Guardsman while working at various jobs with Temple Industries, Parkwood Homes, SENCO Sales and Service, Conner's Western Auto and Furniture and his own roofing company, Charlie E. Grumbles Roofing. He has extensive training and education in Life Safety courses. He is active in the community not only as a Pineywoods Academy board member but also as a member of the boards of Lufkin's Main Street and American Red Cross. When he is not working, he is retired enjoying his grandchildren with his wife Ruth.

Dr. Josefa Santiago

After majoring in Biology in 1983, she went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1987. She finished her Internal Medicine training at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York in 1995. She served in the NY area until she moved to Lufkin in 2001 where she presently has a busy primary care practice. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, member of the American College of Physicians, member of the Angelina County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association. She and her husband, Dr. Samuel Santiago are the proud parents of 2 children who both attend Pineywoods Community Academy. She leads a productive life fulfilling the demands of family and a health care provider. She wishes to bring this productivity to PCA as a board member by upholding the mission of the school to provide quality education.

Sarah Strinden, Ph.D.

Sarah Strinden is currently the office manager of her husband's surgical practice, Lufkin Plastic Surgery. She graduated from U.S.C with a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1981 and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for 1 year. She was a stay at home mom with four children until they moved to Lufkin in 1988 where she helped her husband establish his practice. She actively participated in her children's schools parent teacher organizations as well as district committees. She is active in the community through her church, First Presbyterian, where she serves as treasurer and chairperson of the New Shepherd's Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Centennial Condominiums Homeowners Association in Austin, Texas, since 2003. She is one of the original founders of Pineywoods Community Academy.