Our Team2022-12-14T10:52:42-07:00

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

Melissa Norelli
Events Coordinator

Phyllis Fang
Program Manager

Crystal Jerabek
Family Support Specialist

Executive Committee

Amy Dechary

Iva Pawling
1st Vice President

Jonathon Cohen

Elizabeth Hanauer

Carol Moss
VP Board Development

Erin Berryman
VP Community Impact

Ashley Brown
VP Public Relations

David Vermilya
Member at Large

Harpal Sadhal
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

Elaine Brashier

Mark Smialowicz

Amy Dechary
SchoolPower Representative

Jonathon Cohen
SchoolPower Representative

Chad Neault
SchoolPower Representative

Michael Pinto
Chairman Emeritus

Board of Trustees

Cara & Craig Abrahams

Cathy & Stuart Adair

Rob Alshuler

Nicole & Peter Anderson

Liz & Peter Black

Lisa & Steve Britt

Erin & Eric Brougher

Ashley & Mike Brown

Alex & Mike Cattan

Briana & Jonathon Cohen

Amy & Paul Dechary

Christiane & Jed Engel

Kristine & Bill Flynn

Robin Kennedy & Josh Hall

Cherlin & Ian Kirby

Aegea & Daniel Lee

Katie & Shaun MacGillivray

Ayesha & Robin Mahapatra

Carol & Aaron Moss

Carrie & Chad Neault

Iva & Andrew Pawling

Anita & Boris Piskun

Elizabeth Hanauer & Paul Pohoresky

Erica & Tim Rahall

Christy & Brian Rayburn

Danielle & Jeff Roedersheimer

Nidhee & Amit Sachdev

Shaheen & Harpal Sadhal

Stacy & Scott Seminoff

Julie Gersten & Greg Sharenow

Meital & Aaron Taub

Kristin & Brian Tovtin

Melissa & David Vermilya

Ashley & Kevin Walden

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Happy 40th Birthday, SchoolPower!

Thanks to our generous donors, we've supported over 10,000 students with over $13,000,000 since 1981. We are honored to be recognized by the District for 40 years of partnership [...]