Our Board

The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization led by district parent volunteers who raise funds to support innovation and education excellence for students at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview. The MPAEF funds 29 additional best-in-class teachers and credentialed specialists in the arts, science, library and technology. It also promotes innovative education programs, guidance counselors, and professional development for teachers, so they can continue to provide an excellent educational experience.


Executive Board

Astor Toyos, Co-President
Katie Rottier, Co-President
Amy Coolican, Past President/Advisor
Stacey Wueste, Past President/Adivsor
Sara Rosenthal, Treasurer
Ian Medlock, Assistant Treasurer
Suzanne Yonkers, Secretary
Paige Arata, Parent Campaign Co-Chair
Sarah Thayer, Parent Campaign Co-Chair
Francie Maletis, Envoy Chair
Colleen Cutcliffe, Jeannie Ritchie Grant Chair
Jaime D'Allesandro, Business Co-Chair
Reed, Moulds, Business Co-Chair
Alison Poirier, Auction Co-Chair
Mary Grundy, Auction Co-Chair
Maria Lehmkuhl, Auction Co-Chair
Ben Ewers, Schoolhouse Rocks Run Co-Chair
Kristin Gray, Schoolhouse Rocks Run Co-Chair
Anjali Patel, Schoolhouse Rocks Run Co-Chair
Katherine Armstrong-Hochstetler, Endowment Chair
Dan Gehant, Social Media Chair

MPAEF Office Staff

Carrie Chen, Director
Kim Drury, Administrator
Kendall Hofstetter, Administrator
Susu Ribaudo, Administrator

Full Board

Alex Arguello
Alex Norcross
Amy Redell
Angela Hayward
Ben Wang
Beth Chopra
Caroline Bowers
Casey Miller
Darcy Gamble
Deepti Patibandla
Dulcy Freeman
Ellen Long
Evan Herberts
Francesca Serge
Gauri Manglik
Jason Banks
Jennifer Kline
Jenny Brundage
Jessica Gilmartin
Joy Shih
Julie McEvilly
Katherine Glass
Kathryn Brottem
Krista Rosa Brennan
Marc Bryman
Megan Bernstein
Noopur Gupta
Patricia Zahedani
Patty Lopez-Jaramillo
Rebecca Emery
Roshini Gurung
Ryan Downey
Sameera Mian
Scott Marshall
Stephanie Retchless
Teresa Kwon
Tim Burks
Todd Rose
Tricia Mulcahy
Veronica Kogler
Ward Bullard