Board Members

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Debbi Burr, Chairperson
Appointed Seat 1
Appointed: May 2021
Term Expires: June 2024   

Debbi Burr has served on the Board since 2011.  Dr. Burr is currently a clinical oncology pharmacist at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute.  Dr. Burr was previously Pharmacy Operations Manager for the St. Luke’s Magic Valley inpatient pharmacy as well as a staff pharmacist for St. Luke’s since 2000.  She is active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the MSTI Cancer Survivorship Committee and Relay for Life as well as serving in various technical capacities for the music ministry at Twin Falls Reformed Church.  Dr. Burr received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University.

Marc Astin, Board Member
Elected Seat 2
Appointed: June 2022
Term Expires: June 2024

Marc Astin MD is a retired physician, husband, father, and grandfather who has lived in Twin Falls, Idaho since 1985, where he raised three children.  He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he received his education with a BS in chemistry and an MD from the University of Utah.   He practiced OBGYN in Twin from 1985 until 2016, then traveled part-time until COVID after which he fully retired.  I have served in the US Army Reserve, been a missionary and bishop for the LDS church and twice gone to Kenya for a medical mission. He also has served on the hospital board with MVRMC before it was acquired by St. Luke’s. 

He has a daughter who teaches at Xavier and two grandchildren who currently attend the school.  

Amy Wendler, Secretary
Appointed Seat 3
Appointed: June 2022
Term Expires: June 2025

Amy Wendler was born in Montana and emigrated to the Magic Valley as a child, ultimately graduating from Filer High School.  She has spent the greater part of her life living in the Magic Valley and making it her home.  Faith is an important part of her life. She has attended, taught, and volunteered at her church home for many years.  She is an avid entrepreneur and, as such, has started, operated, and sold several different types of businesses.  From these ventures she has gained much experience in business management and operations.  She has also been a licensed cosmetologist for over 25 years.  Being an entrepreneur has granted her the flexibility to be home with her children and interact with them closely as they have navigated the Xavier Charter School trivium.  Amy’s children have experienced, and graduated from, each of the school’s programs including grammar, logic, and rhetoric.  She has a vested interest in the success of Xavier Charter School as her younger children continue through the trivium.  She serves on the board to help the school continue in the tradition and culture of excellence for which Xavier Charter School has come to be known.

Melissa Crane, Vice Chair
Appointed Seat 4
Appointed: May 2023
Term Expires: June 2026

Melissa Crane has served on the Board since 2011. Ms. Crane is currently the Marketing and Sales Director for the Magic Valley Arts Council. She is active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Junior Club of Magic Valley, Magic Valley Arts Council, Past-President of Magic Valley Advertising Federation as well as volunteering for the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce, St. Luke’s Health Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley, Twin Falls Senior Center and City of Twin Falls Archway Committee. Ms. Crane received her bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Nicole Wilson, Treasurer
Elected Seat 5
Appointed: June 2023
Term Expires: June 2024

Nicole Wilson has called the Magic Valley home since 1992, when she moved here to raise a family and start her first business in early childhood education. Since that time, she has had five beautiful children who are her pride and joy, three of whom have attended Xavier Charter School. This, paired with her five years working in the Twin Falls school district gives her a unique, hands-on perspective of education and understanding the importance of all children having an opportunity to find success in the classroom. Nicole is a certified public accountant and partner at Tilley, Lincoln, and Wilson, CPAs. When she isn’t working or spending time with family she loves to be actively involved in the community, donating her time to local philanthropies that focus on promoting women business leaders and children.