EDVOICE KEY STAFF
Working Towards a Brighter Future
President and CEO
Bill Lucia has served as Executive Director of the State Board of Education and in a number of key staff positions within the California State Legislature, including Chief Consultant of the Assembly Education Committee, senior staff on the Budget and Appropriations Committees, and Chief of Staff and education consultant to the Chairman of the Senate Minority Caucus. He has also served in Senior Analyst roles at the Legislative Analyst's Office and the Department of Finance.
Lucia has worked in various senior education policy roles, including as COO and Director of Policy at EdVoice from March 2008 through March 2010. Prior to joining EdVoice, Lucia served as Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, leading the advocacy and legal defense team at the California Charter Schools Association(CCSA). Before joining CCSA, Lucia worked as Senior Assessment Policy Liaison for Educational Testing Service, and prior to that, spent five years in Washington D.C. working as a senior official in the U.S. Department of Education and in the U.S. Senate.
Lucia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a MA in economics from the University of California, Davis. He also successfully completed Ph.D. coursework and Ph.D. qualification examinations in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and international economics from the University of California, Davis.
Chief Operations Officer
Erika Davis serves as the COO at EdVoice. Davis manages and oversees all operations for the EdVoice family of organizations. These duties include review and maintenance of financials, meeting and event coordination, and human resources. Before joining EdVoice in 2013, Davis served as the recruiting coordinator for Direct Technology and as an administrative assistant for the City of Sacramento. Davis holds a B.S. in Administration from California State University, Sacramento and currently serves as a financial advisor for Sigma Kappa Sorority at California State University, Sacramento.
FELIX FLORES JR.
Chief External Relations Officer
Felix Flores serves as EdVoice's first Chief External Relations Officer. Felix will lead EdVoice’s partnership efforts, oversee planning and implementation of fundraising for the EdVoice family of non-profit organizations and ensure quality, relevance and consistency of EdVoice’s advocacy messaging to stakeholder audiences statewide. Felix has over 20 years of leadership experience in educational and non-profit organizations from creating scholarship programs for STEM students of color, to organizing volunteers nationwide, and building three educational organizations from the ground up. Felix served as Executive Director at iMentor Bay Area, National Director for #YesWeCode and as Program Director for Genesys Works. Flores holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lexi Lopez is the Communications Manager at EdVoice and assists in the development and implementation of EdVoice's communication strategy. Lexi actively manages EdVoice's social media, website, advocacy campaigns and provides support for all other forms of digital communications, as well as research, editorial support, and coordination of EdVoice and the Institute's communication projects. Before joining EdVoice, she worked in the legal field and with non-profits such as Guide Dogs for the Blind and the California Youth Empowerment Network. In addition, she spent her collegiate years interning for several politicians and advocacy groups at the Capitol and in her home district; as well as joining the NationBuilder team to create RunForOffice.org. Lexi graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from the University of California at Davis.