Welcome to the Helix Charter High School Governing Board page. Here you will find links to the most recent board agenda as well as previous minutes from board meetings.

A nine member Charter Governing Board, consisting of parents, staff and community members, is empowered to make school wide policy decisions. School wide policy includes, but is not limited to: graduation requirements, admission standards, attendance policies, school calendar, general and fiscal oversight and annual budget approval. Moreover, the Helix Charter Governing Board is also responsible for appointing, evaluating, compensating and, when necessary, replacing the Executive Director.

The Helix Governing Board consists of nine voting members. The voting members are:
Three Staff Members (elected by a vote of the Helix Charter High School staff)
- 1 Classified Staff Representative
- 2 Certificated Staff Representatives

Four Parent/Community Members (elected by the parents of current Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students)
- 2 Parent Representatives
- 2 Community Representatives

One PTSA Member (selected by Helix PTSA)
-1 PTSA Representative

One District Member (if the district elects not to exercise its right to place a representative on the Charter Governing Board, then one additional Community Member shall be selected by a majority vote of the current Parent and Community Members)
- 1 District or Community Representative

The Helix Charter Governing Board also includes non-voting members:
- Executive Director
- Management Team
- 2 Student Representatives (selected by Student Council)

Contact Information:
All Charter Board members can be contacted via email or mail. To email a board member, please view Board Members' information below.

Mailing Address:
Helix Charter High School
c/o HCHS Charter Governing Board
7323 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942

Charter Board Members:

Luis Altamirano, through March 2023

Parent Member


Arielle Carroll, through March 2024

Classified Staff Member


Kristy Drake, through March 2025

Parent Representative


Matt Guarnotta, - Board Chairperson, through March 2025

Certificated Staff Member

Melanie Harrington, through March 2023

Certificated Staff Member

Rienzi Haytasingh, through March 2023

Community Member

Gayle Neville, through March 2024

PTSA Representative 


Tricia Olsen, through March 2024

Community Member 


Kevin Osborn 

Executive Director


Natalie Winspear, through March 2022

Community Member



Student Representatives

Sienna Baird