Parent Representatives

These experienced GAC Parents are VIPs (Very Important Parents) to us because they are willing to talk with new families about our program. Please contact our office at 1-800-554-2267 or via email and request contact information for the VIP you wish to contact.

Northern California

Albany Corrie Winnacker -Marin Elementary
Atherton Laura Woodside- Menlo School
Berkeley Jonathan De Yoe – Prospect Sierra
Danville Jennifer Shurman – Monte Vista High School
El Cerrito Mike McLaughlin – Prospect Sierra Middle School
El Dorado Hills Beth Maese – Jackson Elementary
Gold River Dr. Patrick Daubert – Gold River Discovery Center
Livermore Jill Zolkos – Livermore Charter School
Los Altos Polly Caddes – Los Altos High School
Tani Holstege Wheaton – Oak Elementary School,
Blach Middle School, Mountain View High School,
and Yale
Sandra Mahlmeister – Oak Elementary School and
Blach Middle School
David Watson – Almond Elementary School and
Egan Junior High School
Menlo Park Amy Burnett – Phillips Middle School
Doug Feick and Kelly Brennan Feick – Oak Knoll
Elementary School and Hillview Middle School
Tim and Kimberly Harris – Oak Knoll Elementary School
and Hillview Middle School
Sharon Lemberger – Las Lomitas Elementary School
Jennifer Levey – Oak Knoll School and
Hillview Middle School
Tatyana Purlatz – La Entrada Middle School
Andre and Maria Turenne – St. Raymond School
Mill Valley Gwyndolen Thiessen – Mount Tamalpais School
Matt & Hope Timberlake – Old Mill School
Oakland Sally Ann Friedman – Hillcrest School
Jim and Laura Kroger – Bentley School
Will Sellman – Sequoia School
Jen Vedock – Redwood Day School
Palo Alto Allyson Fisch – International School of the Peninsula
Petaluma Beth Laurence – River Montessori Charter School
and Hillcrest Middle School
Piedmont Annie Perrin – Havens Elementary School
Portola Valley Michelle Bellomo – Corte Madera School
Rancho Santa Margarita Julie Burch – St. John’s Episcopal School and The Pegasus School
Roseville Annette delaCruz – Granite Bay High School
and Loomis Basin Charter School
Sacramento Wendi Zales – Sacramento Country Day School
San Francisco Ben and Carrie Goorin – Brandeis Hillel Day School
Meg Kingsland – San Francisco Friends School
Sophie O’Neal – The Thacher School
Julie Purnell – Cathedral School for Boys
Steve and Beth Scheer – Town School for Boys and Sherman Elementary
Stacey Scott – Presidio Hill School and
Town School for Boys
Danielle Siegel – San Francisco Day School
Mika Varma  – Brandeis School of San Francisco
San Jose Kiersten McAuley – Union Middle School and Noddin Elementary School
Stanford Michael Hollett – Terman Middle School

Southern California

Agoura Hills Matt and Andie Kallinger – Sumac L-STEM Elementary
Beverly Hills Jim & Kari Kramer – Oakwood School
Burbank Rebecca Huntley – John Muir School
Calabasas Cheryl Cohen – AC Stelle Middle School
Tami Hathaway – Mariposa School
Carlsbad Meghan Malony – El Camino Creek Elementary
Kerry Cusick – San Dieguito Academy and MIssion Estancia Elementary
Claremont Mina Oak & Mark Mantel – Foothill Country Day School
Corona Del Mar Debbie Howell – Harbor Day School
Coto de Caza Melissa Gross
Culver City Jennifer Hannon – Willows Community School
Encinitas Alan Schneider – Rancho Encinitas Academy
Blair & L.J. Nicholas – La Costa Canyon High School, Diegueno Middle School
and Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
 May Liu – Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
Encino Doug and Alex Wald – Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
Fountain Valley Libby Frolichman – Orange County School of the Arts
Hemet Paul Bailey – Western Charter Academy
Hermosa Beach David Adler – Redondo Union High School and
Hermosa Valley Middle School
Huntington Beach Judy Desbans – The Pegasus School
Jennifer Murphy – Huntington Christian School
Irvine Christina Welford – The Pegasus School
La Jolla Nettie Keck – La Jolla Elementary School and The Bishops School
Maribel Robin – High Tech Middle Media Arts
Virginia Sullivan – Muirlands Middle School
Laguna Niguel Ronna Zolinski – Alison Viejo Middle School and Aliso Niguel High School
Long Beach Cheryl Epstein – Stanford
Los Angeles Courtney Adams – Loyola High School and Marlborough School
Elizabeth Aquino – Fusion
Rick Benfield – Crossroads, Archer and St. Matthews
Michelle Cohen – Curtis School
Barbara Deming – St. Paul the Apostle
Carin Farkas – Willows Community School
Sean and Holly Feller- The Buckley School
Jonathan Fernandez – Larchmont Charter
Lisa Klingenberg – Brentwood
Jack Koll – The Center for Early Education
Despina Landers – Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles
Brian and Mel Latt – New West Charter Middle School and Mammoth High School
Amanda Mansour – St. Brendan School and Marlborough School
Mania Mirroknian – Westland
Alix Olavarria – St. Paul the Apostle School
Matthew Pauley – Park Century School and Carlthorp School
Beth Robin – Thomas Starr King Middle School and University High School
Jennifer Shneiderman – Oakwood Secondary School
Matthew Skinner – Turning Point
Cara Steinberg – Fusion Academy
Diana Stephenson – Wildwood
Katy Strouk – Archer School for Girls, Warner Avenue Elementary
Dana Stuckey – Echo Horizon and Palms Middle School
Manhattan Beach Nina Allen – Robinson Elementary
Carol Bernstein – Chadwick School
Clare Flynn- Robinson Elementary School
Stacy Myrose – Robinson Elementary School
Robyn St. Germain – Manhattan Beach Middle School
Seth Yakatan – Grandview
Newport Beach Roman Darmer – The Pegasus School
Kim Davis – Tarbut V’Torah and Sage Hill High School
Julie & Dino Ditta – Carden Hall
Aimee Elliott – Harbor Day School
David & Catherine Kennett – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
Todd Leigh – The Pegasus School
Greg Lukosky – Newport Harbor High School
Lisa Neal – Andersen Elementary School
Bruce and Shelley Orcutt – St. Mary’s School
Crista Quick – The Pegasus School
Oxnard Lori Bockserman – DeAnza Academy of Technology and the Arts
Pacific Palisades  Darren and Karin Gilford – St. Matthew’s Parish School
and Viewpoint School
Liz and Billy Jones – St. Matthews’s Parish School
Susan Hertz – Seven Arrows Elementary
Ana Belden – St. Matthew’s Parish School
Palos Verdes Estates Josephine Balzano – Montemalega Elementary and
Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Rick and Melissa Bradley – Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Kim Brothers – Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Diane Moore – Palos Verdes High School
Pasadena Linda Bortell – Walden School
Stacy Berger – Polytechnic School
Nina Gutin – Westridge School for Girls
Tiffany Harris- Polytechnic School and Westridge School
Caroline Howell – Polytechnic School and Westridge School
Katie Galbraith Hult – Polytechnic School
Valarie Russell – Holy Family
Poway Kathy Jelsma – St. Michael’s School
Rancho Palos Verdes Michael Stamolis – Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Rancho Santa Fe Sally LaRocca – R. Roger Rowe Middle School
Karen Nicholas – R. Roger Rowe Middle School
Rancho Santa Margarita Julie Burch – St. John’s Episcopal School
Tracy Havens – Melinda Heights Elementary School and
Hicks Canyon Elementary School
San Diego Susie Salvi – Oak Valley Middle School
Ellen Gruwell – The Nativity School and Cathedral Catholic
San Juan Capistrano Catherine Kennett – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
San Marino Amanda Horton – Valentine Elementary School and Huntington Middle School
Santa Barbara Mara Dworsky – Crane Country Day School
Stacy Halperin – Bishop Diego High School, UC Irvine and Colorado University
Santa Monica Erin Benfield – St. Matthew’s Parish School, Archer School for Girls, and
Crossroads School
David Gooding and Dawn Ahrens – St. Matthew’s Parish School and
Windward School
Sandra Javaheri – Crossroads School for Science and Arts
Craig and Joanne Forsyth – Franklin Elementary School
Sherman Oaks Brielle Lebsack Cohen – The Buckley School
Todd Sandler – Laurence School
Jodi Plageman – The Laurence School
Sheri Lawson – The Buckley School
Studio City Dorian Meehan – Campbell Hall
Kathy Paul – Walter Reed Middle School and Norte Dame High School
Ilyse Pallenberg – Campbell Hall and Walter Reed Middle School
Angelee Reiner – Campbell Hall
Mia Williams – Campbell Hall
Torrance Sharon Witzansky – Towers Elementary School
Villa Park Bob and Chris Drobish – Cerro Villa Middle School
West Hollywood Lance Wyatt and Denise Williams – The Center for Early Education

Central California

Clovis Anisha Mayberry – Dry Creek Elementary
Fresno Jessica Adams – Kastner Intermediate School
Fresno John Dresick – Nelson Elementary School & Kastner Intermediate School
Merced Peter & Anne Lizdas – El Capitan High School
San Luis Obispo Tracy Anderson – San Luis Obispo High School and Laguna Middle School

Out of State

Nogales, AZ Martin Ley – Bracker Elementary School and
Dessert Shadows Middle School
Scottsdale, AZ Al and Erin Alaimo – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
Shawna Apple – Pardes Jewish Day School
Karyn Stocker – Pardes Jewish Day School and Sonoran Sky
Laurie and George Jackson – Saguaro High School and Mohave Middle School
Las Vegas, NV Mauricio Molina – Lamb of God
Jackson, TN Eric Sievers – University School of Jackson
Allen, TX Suzanne Arnzen-Curtis – Reed Elementary
Dallas, TX Kelly Brennan – Hyer Elementary, St. Mark’s School of Texas,  and Elite Learning Academy
Houston, TX Michael Bonderer and Dr. Tiana Shiver Bonderer – Annunciation Orthodox
School, Strake Jesuit Preparatory, and The Buckley School
Park City, UT           Patricia Moran – Park City High School and Santa Clara University
Seattle, WA Jennifer Schweickert – Meridian School

Out of Country

Germany Jolie Gutentag – Frankfurt International School
Slovakia Anna Denisenko – British International School of Bratislava
Spain Jill Stribling – American School of Madrid
United Kingdom Christine Jay – St. Paul’s School
Phil White – St. Pauls Girls School and Pilgrims School