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Leadership Advisory Board 2017-2018 (L to R): Gayl del Pero, John Root, Tish Busselle, Roger Heighton, Nancy Bush, Noemi Avram, Michael Berube, Rachel Del Monte, Cheryl Fama, Shaunda Scruggs, Linda Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Etherton, Lisa Goldman, Cheryl Angeles, John Draper, and Margi Power, Program Director. (Not Pictured: Nirmala Bandrapalli, Laura Bent, Joanne Bohigian, Marie Chuang, Supervisor Carole Groom, Lars Lund, David Mendell, Kevin Miller, Georgette Naylor, Larry Patterson, and Robert Webster.)


Advisory Board

Rachel Del Monte – District Executive Director, Peninsula Family YMCA (Class of 2013)
Board President

Cheryl Angeles – President & CEO, SM Area Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2014)

Noemi Avram, AIA – President, Gumbinger Avram Architects (Class of 2004)

Nirmala Bandrapalli – Co-Founder & COO, Fusion BEATZ (Class of 2013)

Laura Bent – Chief Operating Officer, Samaritan House (Class of 2001)

Michael Berube – President, The Berube Company (Class of 1991)

Joanne Bohigian – President & CEO, Foster City Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2014)

Nancy Bush – Senior Vice President, Heritage Bank of Commerce (Class of 2006)
Communications Co-Chair

Tish Busselle* – Educational Consultant

Marie Chuang – Mayor, Town of Hillsborough City Council (Class of 2005)

Drew Corbett – Incoming City Manager, City of San Mateo (Class of 2018)

Gayl Del Pero – Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics (Class of 1999)
Selection & Scholarship Chair

Adrienne Etherton – Executive Director, Sustainable San Mateo County (Class of 2012)

Claudia Ferguson – Senior Vice President, Presidio Bank (Class of 2015)

Linda Fitzpatrick – Sr Human Resource Advisor, Sutro Biopharma, Inc. (Class of 2014)
Board President Elect

Lisa Goldman – City Manager, City of Burlingame (Class of 2014)
Curriculum Co-Chair

Supervisor Carole Groom* – Supervisor, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Roger Heighton – Principal, Heighton Insurance Services (Class of 2009)
Board Development Chair

Joseph Ibe – Chiropractor, True Health Centers (Class of 2011)

David Mendell – Owner, Kern’s Fine Jewelry (Class of 2010)
Fund Development Chair

Georgette Naylor – President & CEO, Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

*Honorary Graduate

Margi Power – Program Director & Ex Officio Board Member

Margi became Program Director for the Leadership Program on September 1, 2016.  She brings experience in education, software development and nonprofit leadership to the role. Margi has served as a Trustee on the Hillsborough City School District School Board since 2011, and recently served as President of Crystal Springs Chapter of National Charity League in 2017-2018.

Prior to obtaining the Program Director Position, Margi served as an Education Day Chair on the Curriculum Committee.  She is a 2005 graduate of the program and has held leadership positions with the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, the San Mateo County School Boards Association and the San Francisco Junior League.  She has also served on the Board of the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.

After graduating with a BA from Bowdoin College, Margi became a Charter Corps member of Teach For America.  She also holds an MA from Stanford University in Educational Policy Analysis.