The Audubon PTSA Board is a group of elected volunteers (called officers) who have oversight and accountability for the PTSA's programs and budget. We are very proud that our PTSA board reflects the diversity of our school community. Please take a moment to read the short biographies of each of our talented and hardworking board members. 


For the description of responsibilities under each position, visit Leadership Descriptions.


Sanjeev Nath, Co-President



Sanjeev is a father of 3 kids (Alisha - 3rd grade; Nayan - 2nd grade; and Kiara - Pre-K). Along with his wife Ester, the couple relocated from Spain to Redmond in July of 2021. Sanjeev works at Microsoft on industry strategy for an engineering platform. He believes in partnership with the amazing Audubon staff; an active PTSA benefits kids by fostering an inclusive community thru volunteer-led events, enrichment, and school services.  



Andrea Turnbull, Co-President 



Andrea is a stay-at-home mom to Alexis (5th grade) and Quinn (2nd grade). She is a Pacific Northwest native and was formerly a structural engineer. As a volunteer, Andrea is happy helping around the classroom and teaching art docent lessons. When not driving her kids to various activities and otherwise momming, Andrea enjoys reading, music, and gardening.


Marie Beverly, Treasurer



Marie has been with the Audubon community since 2012 when her oldest (Redmond Highschool Class of 2023!) joined in 2nd grade, and originally joined the PTSA Board in 2014, serving as Treasurer for two years. Now with her youngest son, Andy, entering 3rd grade, Marie is again serving as PTSA Treasurer, in her second term. Marie, along with her husband Craig, have volunteered in various Audubon activities over the years, including Yearbook, Field Days, Idylwood and other field trips, as well as several fundraising events for the school. Marie works in the finance department for a local life-science company and is a licensed CPA. Her family enjoys sailing in the Puget Sound, bonfires and hanging out in the front yard of their home with all the neighborhood kids playing nearby. 




Meredith Rivin, VP Communications

VP Enrichment (acting)



Meredith is serving her second year on the Audubon PTSA Board, but her first year as the VP of Communications. She is originally from southern California, but has lived in Redmond with her family since 2015. She has a son, Oliver, in 3rd grade for the 2023-2024 school year, and a daughter, Emily, in pre-K. In her other life, she works as a paleontologist and worked at the Burke Museum in Seattle, but is taking time off to spend time with her kids. She also enjoys running, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her dog. She’s excited to bring more visibility to the PTSA at Audubon and to encourage more involvement in the community!


Magdalena Minchev, VP School Services



Magdalena is a proud mother of Sofia, a 3rd grader at Audubon Elementary. Originally from Poland, she moved to the Greater Seattle Area two years ago from California. With a background in publishing, Magdalena provided marketing solutions for scholarly publishers and associations. As a freelance Marketing consultant, she now helps start-up businesses grow and achieve their goals. Last year, Magdalena volunteered at Audubon as an Art Docent and worked on the School Yearbook. She loves cooking, cycling around Seattle, and exploring new trails. Magdalena values bringing together a diverse community through fun activities. She is excited to contribute to the school community at Audubon Elementary!



Sarah Rafuse, VP Events 


Sarah, mom of Beckett (2nd grade), is excited to represent the PTSA as the VP of Events.  Sarah is a lifetime resident of Washington and, along with her husband Jeff, has lived in Redmond since 2011. Outside of the PTSA Sarah works for a Long-Term Care Insurance brokerage firm and enjoys traveling, wine, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to help foster a sense of community and belonging throughout the Audubon community for the 2023-2024 school year.  Go Owls!


Shay Ben Avi, VP Fundraising 



Shay is a  father of 2 kids (Shahar - 7rd grade; Erez - 2nd grade). Along with his wife Nofar, the couple relocated from Israel to Redmond in August of 2022. Shay works as a CTO/CIO.  He believes in partnership with the amazing community and school staff; elevating the kids to success by enrichment, school services and fun activities.