The Foundation’s Board is comprised of volunteers from our community including parents, teachers, PFA/PFC presidents and business and civic leaders.
Round Meadow Elementary
Marc Hernandez is an owner and operating partner of Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, a local family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving up nothing but the best since the opening of its first location in 1967. He is a Los Angeles native, graduating from Chatsworth High School and earning a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. He was previously the PFA Treasurer at Round Meadow Elementary for two years and is currently on the board of directors for The Boys and Girls Club of Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes. Marc also serves on the advisory board for California United Bank. He now resides in Calabasas with his wife, Carie, and their four children. Marc is acutely aware of the importance of our excellent public schools to families and business owners alike. Marc’s passion for the community and for our children’s educational future is truly intertwined.
Deanna Glassberg – V.P., Fundraising (Events)
Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School
Deanna Glassberg graduated from California State Northridge in 1990 with a B.A. in Social Studies. She worked as a professional artist for 11 years and owned her own party planning business. She has been a constant volunteering force in the Las Virgenes schools since 2001. She volunteered as a “Great Works of Art” docent at Willow Elementary for seven years and has chaired many school fundraising programs. In 2011, she was on the steering committee for the “Every 15 Minute” program at Agoura High School. Deanna and her husband, Scott, have lived in Agoura Hills for nineteen years. They have two children, a sophomore at Agoura High School and an 8th grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Her commitment to public education inspired her to be an integral part of the The Foundation and is the driving force behind the much-anticipated The Event on June 9, 2012.
Ray Pearl - V.P., Fundraising (General)
White Oak Elementary, Lindero Canyon Middle School
Ray became the Executive Director of the California Housing Consortium in March 2009. Ray is responsible for leading the premier “big tent” housing advocacy organization representing the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in a non-partisan effort to advance affordable housing and community development across California. Prior to joining the Consortium, Ray spent many years in the private sector working in the government affairs and land use planning departments of two major Southern California development companies. He also has extensive experience in association management and housing policy advocacy through his service as the Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. In addition, Ray is a former Congressional staff member and served as a US Naval officer. Ray received his B.A. degree from UCLA and his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Ray is also the President of the PFC at White Oak Elementary and is active with his children’s soccer teams through AYSO. Ray lives in Westlake Village, CA with his wife, daughter and two sons.
Janice Dingman – V.P., Marketing/Communications
Willow Elementary, Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School
Janice brings a strong marketing and advertising background to The Foundation. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in English she began her agency career in account management working on advertising for brands such as Honda and Infiniti where she employed an integrated marketing approach to new model launches and brand development. Her experience includes designing and executing advertising plans with a full spectrum of print, broadcast and interactive media as well as collateral support. She also applied her expertise to the high-tech category on Apple Computer and the financial segment on Charles Schwab. Her agency resume includes TBWA/Chiat Day, BBDO and Deutsch. Janice and her husband Brooks have been living in Agoura Hills for 15 years. She took a break from the advertising world to raise their 5 children and quickly transitioned from account management to child management. She has been active at their schools, as a Girl Scout leader and in various roles at her church, Cub Scouts and AYSO. Both Janice and Brooks come from families of public educators, administrators and reformers and strongly believe in the value of public education. With children spanning the ages of 7 and 14, she has seen the impact of the budget depletion at all grade levels and is eager and motivated to make a difference.
Carole Gilligan - Treasurer
Agoura High School
Carole Gilligan is controller for Broadcast Architecture, Inc., a radio consulting and research company that produces The Smooth Jazz Network for radio syndication. Prior to joining BA, Carole was employed with Group W Broadcasting in New York City and later transferred to Los Angeles to become controller for four CBS radio stations in the L.A. market. Carole has always been an active volunteer in the community. She served five years on the Willow PFA Board, including one year as Willow Co-President, and served three years on the Lindero Canyon Middle School PFC board. In addition Carole has coached youth sports, taught religious education, and currently sits on the board of Gift of Life L.A., a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-saving heart surgery for children in underprivileged countries. Carole and her husband Phil have lived in Agoura Hills for 18 years and have three children. Their daughter Kelsey is a freshman at Agoura High. Their two older sons are college graduates and are both gainfully employed! Carole believes in public education and is honored to serve on The Foundation Board.
Stephanie Williams - Secretary
Bay Laurel Elementary, AC Stelle Middle School
Stephanie became the General Counsel for Utility Consulting Group, LLC, in 2004. Before joining UCG, she spent 15 years practicing law in the corporate appellate and public sectors in Los Angeles and Chicago, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ferdinand Fernandez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her major cases include successfully reversing an award of $1 billion in punitive damages in the Lockheed Skunkworks litigation and convincing the Illinois Supreme Court and Legislature to reinstate public benefits for children and disabled adults.Stephanie received her J.D. cum laude from the Loyola Chicago School of Law, and her B.S. in Education and Public Policy from Northwestern University. She has served on the faculties of Loyola Los Angeles Law School, Whittier Law School, and Loyola Chicago School of Law, as well as teaching in Wellesley College’s summer program.Stephanie has been a long-time volunteer for LVUSD, sitting on several District committees and helping with many fundraising efforts. She currently serves as the President of the Bay Laurel PFA and a member of the School Site Council at A.C. Stelle. She is also very active in the City of Calabasas, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. Having represented poor children in the Chicago Public Schools and LAUSD students as a volunteer at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Fairfax, Stephanie is very grateful that her boys have the benefits of the LVUSD schools. She is committed to keeping those schools strong for all of our children and for our communities.
Craig Berman – Board Member
Craig S. Berman, an equity partner in the law firm of Feldman Berman Schwartz LLP, is an experienced commercial litigator and entertainment attorney. During the course of his career, he has represented clients in a wide range of fields including real property, entertainment, retail, trade secret, wrongful termination and product liability. Craig was born in South Africa and moved to Santa Monica, California where he graduated from Santa Monica High School. Craig received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 from Claremont McKenna College and received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1997. Craig lives in Calabasas with his wife and three children. He is heavily involved in the various youth sports within the Calabasas community, coaching soccer, basketball and rugby.
Ian Goldey – Board Member
A young entrepreneur, Mr. Goldey filed his first patent at age 11 and had multiple start-ups prior to joining the financial services industry in 1986. Prior to starting Goldey Capital, Ian had over 14 years’ experience working as an advisor at major financial firms, UBS Financial Services and Salomon Smith Barney.
His previous experiences include the titles of Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Consulting Group Associate, the highest internal levels available by his former firms for specialized managed money. As a portfolio manager with discretionary authority, Ian estimates he has traded over a $1bb in securities over his career at these firms. Mr. Goldey has lived in the immediate area for 45 years, and now resides in Agoura Hills CA. He has been married for 13 years and is the father of a son who attends Willow Elementary. Favorite quote, “I paint so I can afford to garden”, - Monet. Besides gardening, Ian enjoys traveling, museums, science, history, economics, technology, music/ live concerts, classic cars and hosting social events with friends and neighbors.
Mark Hathaway – Board Member
Mark Hathaway is a financial consultant with Apheta Advisors a boutique multi-family office in Century City. Mark consults with entrepreneurs and their families from across the country and throughout Latin America on multi-generational, legacy planning and business succession issues. He specializes in leveraged, tax mitigation strategies. Prior to his current consulting position, Mark spent a decade as the President of Leading Information Technology Institute, a Japanese Venture Capital firm, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in Economics
Mark and his wife Tami are both Southern California/Los Angeles natives, growing up in San Marino and Calabasas, respectively. Their family currently lives in Calabasas where his three children attend Chapparal Elementary School. Mark enjoys being involved in the community where he coaches soccer.
Tina Johnson – Board Member
Sumac Elementary, Lindero Canyon
Tina earned a BA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 1998, and began her career in the management training program at Transamerica Insurance & Investments in the Los Angeles office. After obtaining her financial licenses, Tina worked for American Funds as an internal wholesaler and represented her company at tradeshows and conferences throughout the country. With over seven years experience working in the financial industry, she decided to focus on the education field after her children were born. She obtained a Masters Degree in Education from Old Dominion University and became a certified teacher in 2003. She recently added on her School Librarian specialization after completing her MLIS at San Jose State University in 2012. She moved to Agoura Hills in 2008 with her husband and four children who are all enrolled in Las Virgenes Unified School District.
Laura Klausner – Board Member
Yerba Buena Elementary, Lindero Middle School
Laura Klausner is Vice President, Operations Project Manager for Bank of America. As a Communications professional, she specializes in providing end-to-end strategic direction and support for change initiatives. She has worked on both domestic and international projects for the bank over the last 11 years. Laura and her husband Greg have lived in Agoura Hills for 16 years and have two children. Both she and Greg are involved in the community. Laura spent four years on the board for Yerba Buena Elementary school and three years volunteering for the Conejo Valley Free Meal and Shelter Program including one year as a site coordinator. Laura received her Master’s in Business Administration, from California Lutheran University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University.
Jen Levinson – Board Member
Jen Levinson is the owner and sole operator of JensList.com, a free daily email newsletter and website, sent to over 18,000 households daily and acts as the families guide to what's hot, new, and undiscovered in Los Angeles and beyond. Jen is constantly out and about in the community with her finger on the pulse, learning about the latest and greatest products and services in the area. She graduated college from San Diego State University with a major in Criminal Justice in 1992 and then spent almost 10 years as a liaison between 21st Century Insurance and the State of California in the Automotive Fraud Division. Jen and her husband Mike live in Calabasas with their 5 children, including 2 sets of identical twins! In addition to organizing and writing the Jen’s List newsletter and being a stay at home mom for 5 boys, she is very active in philanthropic causes as well as being heavily involved in the PFA at Round Meadow Elementary. Jen recognizes the importance of The Foundation, because as the challenges remain with the current state of our economy, it is vital to keep in mind that with the support of those around us, the students and schools CAN and WILL BE successful now and forever.
Rich Lopez – Board Member
Round Meadow Elementary
Rich Lopez joined the Board of The Foundation because, quite frankly, having two kids at Round Meadow and teaching English at Calabasas High School just wasn't enough involvement in LVUSD. Seriously, having previously taught at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Rich has seen first hand how inadequate funding and large class sizes affect student achievement. He and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Calabasas in 2004 in order to take advantage of the "Excellence" of Las Virgenes Schools, a goal that has been seriously jeopardized by the continual cuts to the State's educational budget. Originally a native of Massachusetts, Rich received his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Richmond in Virginia and his Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine. When he's not volunteering at Round Meadow, or teaching class at Calabasas, or returning phone calls from Board President Marc Hernandez, Rich enjoys spending time with his family, obsessing over the Red Sox and golfing - not necessarily in that order.
Alicia Weintraub – Board Member
Alica Weintraub has committed her professional career to public service. She has a Master Degree in Public Policy with a focus on local, regional and economic policy. Alicia has extensive experience in community development. She has worked on the revitalizations of Downtown Culver City and Burbank as well as worked for over a dozen other Southern California communities. Alicia moved to Calabasas with her family 4 years ago and has become very involved in the Calabasas community. She services as a City Environmental Commissioner, Bicycle Advisory Committee member, and LVUSD Measure G member. Since a very young age, Alicia has been committed to quality education. During her youth she served in many different capacities to improve LAUSD, testified before the California State Senate on education reform and worked with her local Congressman on education policy. During her time at UCLA, her minor was in education.