Our Team2022-04-06T16:01:24-06:00

our team

SchoolPower is governed by a board of trustees, most of whom are parents of LBUSD students. Our success depends on a team of hard-working volunteers, a small, dedicated staff and a generous community.


Sarah Durand
Executive Director

Laura Jumani

Laura Jumani
Accounting & Administrative Manager

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Family Support Specialist, Family Resource Center

Program Manager, Family Resource Center

Executive Committee

Harpal Sadhal

Amy Dechary
1st Vice President

Iva Pawling

Elizabeth Hanauer

Carol Moss
VP Board Development

Erin Berryman
VP Community Impact

Melissa Vermilya
VP Public Relations

Alan Flatt
Member at Large

Mark Smialowicz
Past President

Steve Samuelian
Endowment President (ex officio)

Sarah Durand
Executive Director (ex officio)

Board of Directors

Steve Samuelian
Endowment President

Nicole Anderson

Mike Nozzarella

Tom Motherway
Investment Committee Member

Buzz Shaw
Investment Committee Member

Elaine Brashier

Harpal Sadhal
SchoolPower Representative

Iva Pawling
SchoolPower Representative

John Halloran
SchoolPower Representative

Michael Pinto
Chairman Emeritus

Board of Trustees

Cara & Craig Abrahams

Cathy & Stuart Adair

Rob Alshuler

Nicole & Peter Anderson

Maria & Juan Bianchi

Liz & Peter Black

Lisa & Steve Britt

Erin & Eric Brougher

Ashley & Mike Brown

Keely & Blake Chism

Briana & Jonathon Cohen

Amy & Paul Dechary

Kristine & Bill Flynn

Lauren & John Halloran

Cherlin & Ian Kirby

Aegea & Daniel Lee

Katie & Shaun MacGillivray

Ayesha & Robin Mahapatra

Carol & Aaron Moss

Carrie & Chad Neault

Iva & Andrew Pawling

Anita Sankaran & Boris Piskun

Elizabeth Hanauer & Paul Pohoresky

Christy & Brian Rayburn

Danielle & Jeff Roedersheimer

Shaheen & Harpal Sadhal

Stacy & Scott Seminoff

Stacey & Mark Smialowicz

Alan Flatt & Justin Stykemain

Meital & Aaron Taub

Kristin & Brian Tovtin

Melissa & David Vermilya

what’s new:our team

Allison And Tom Motherway Receive 2021 Bill Steel Award

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, SchoolPower presented “The Bill Steel Award,” its annual recognition of exceptional volunteerism, to Allison and Tom Motherway. The Motherways have been passionate, unwavering supporters [...]

The Power of Community

This week, we came together and raised over $175,000 to help over 300 families in our district who are facing financial hardship. I am proud to announce we have [...]