Who is The Audubon PTSA Board?
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.
Co-President – Lilach Geppert-Shapira
I was born in Israel and we moved to Redmond five and a half years ago. I'm married to Lior and we have 3 kids: Shachar, Tamar and Yotam. I'm a psychologist and a parent educator working part time. I've been volunteering at school for the past 5 years. I've served as the President for two years, VP of fundraising and this year as co-VP President, and as AVP of the Redmond area in council. I love volunteering, helping out and being the connecting link between parents, students and school's staff members.
Contact Lilach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President – Julia Rabinovich
My name is Julia Rabinovich, and this is my first year on the Audubon PTSA Board. I have two kids: one is the 2nd grader at Audubon, and another just started Middle School. We moved to Redmond from Toronto, Canada, about three years ago, and this is my second year at Audubon. I am very happy to leave the cold winters and sweltering summers behind me. Our family enjoys all the incredible nature around us; we love kayaking and swimming in the lake.
Our family loves Audubon, and I am very excited to contribute to the Audubon communities in any way I can. I look forward to PTSA returning to many of its activities in this “new normal”.
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Secretary – Jesna Ashok
I’m Jesna and we moved to Redmond about 2 years ago. This is my third year volunteering at Audubon. I really enjoy the Audubon community. My kids are in 6th and 3rd grade. I also have a toddler.
I have been volunteering in my kids school for the last three years and have seen the immense benefits kids receive when parents are involved. In addition, I have learnt and grown myself.
I enjoyed working as a program manager in India but have taken a break to raise our boys. In my free time I like to solve puzzles and learn to code. I also enjoy Pilates and going on short hikes with my family.
Contact Jesna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Treasurer – Hanyue Jiang
Hello! My name is Hanyue Jiang. I am Chinese and have been living in WA since 2009. I have two daughters: 6th grade and 4th grade. Both of them had a wonderful time in Audubon.
I am excited to be part of the Audubon Elementary PTSA, and this is my fourth year as a board member. Since I grew up in China, I don’t have experience with how US education works. Joining PTSA is the best way to understand the school system; I truly enjoyed the experience. I like to spend time with my family and friends, working out, and playing with my dog in my free time.
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Co-Treasurer – Ida Liu
Hello, I'm Ida and I'm from mainland China. Ten years ago I married my husband Jack, who basically grew up in Redmond. We moved to MN in 2013 for Jack's residency and moved back in 2016 right away. I'm a CPA and specialized in international tax. I'm working part time right now in a local CPA firm and of course a full time mother. I have two boys, my older one is attending Grade 3 this year and my younger one is almost going to preschool. I had volunteered in the classroom as an Art Docent and helped with financial reviews for the past two years. This year I am excited to be part of the Audubon Elementary PTSA and will serve as a Co-Treasurer. I love volunteering in school and enjoyed doing arts with the students and sharing cultures and fun history.
Contact Ida at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Communications – Anupama Gaddagimath
Hi everyone, this is Anupama. You can also call me Anu. I am VP Communications @ Audubon PTSA, Mom of a 3rd grader daughter, Indian, Senior Program Manager @ Microsoft, Digital Security Lead, Acrylic Painting Artist, Badminton Player, Mentor, Community Volunteer, and many more. Absolutely love all that I do!
What started as a small volunteering effort as an art docent at Audubon 2 years ago, has only grown since then. Over the years I have met many passionate moms and families who work so hard for the Audubon PTSA community. They surely inspired me to be part of this wonderful team. Ready to take on the new role, new challenges and make this year memorable for all our kids. Cheers!
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Co-Vice President, School Services – Remya Rajan Nair
Hello all !!! I am Remya R Nair, a Bancassurance Agent by profession with a degree in Master’s of Business Administration. I moved to Seattle in 2015 and since then have been volunteering in different organizations. This is my first year with Audubon PTSA and my daughter’s first year at Audubon school.
I love and respect all the works of PTSA and it’s amazing community support, outreach and programs.
I look forward to having a wonderful year with all the families and hope to serve my best at the PTSA.
Contact Remya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Vice President, School Services – Chitra Ramalingam
Hello! I am from Bombay, India. Our family moved from Orange County, CA, to the Audubon area in 2012. This is my 10th year at Audubon! My older son graduated from Audubon and is now in 10th grade at the Juanita Cambridge Program. My youngest is at Audubon in 4th grade. I have served as volunteer, chair, and board member for the past 8 years. I'm also serving as the Area VP for the Rose Hill School PTSAs at the LWPTSA Council Board. I am proud to be part of PTSA. It is incredible, the work PTSAs do for student enrichment, child advocacy, and the school, keep families connected, and they do it very well! When I was starting to help the PTSA I was inspired by many mentors and parent friends by their passion and commitment in PTSA programs, the difference they could bring to the stakeholders, and that made me participate in it. Through PTSA I feel connected to my child's education, I'm helping taking care of PTSA business, I have also a great group of parents to interact and be friends with! Outside PTSA I love taking care of my business, I enjoy listening to carnatic music and WA outdoors.
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Co-Vice President, Student Enrichment – Cassie Lian
Hello! My name is Cassie, and I am from China. I have two kids - daughter in 3rd grade and son in K, this is our 2nd year in Audubon. I have volunteered in school during different events and had fun doing it. I am so impressed by all the other board members - how they handle both work and board errands smoothly, organize back to school events with diversity and inclusion in mind, etc. This year, I will be serving as a Co-VP, Student Enrichment Program. Looking forward to working with the wonderful PTSA board. In my spare time I like music, jogging, and spending time with my family and friends.
Contact Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Vice President, Student Enrichment - Swati Tayal
Hello everyone, my name is Swati. This is my third year as an Audubon parent and first year as a PTSA board member. I have two kids: Tanvi, who will be going to 2nd grade and Viaan who is pretty much excited to start his school as kindergartener this year.
For the past two years, we as a family have enjoyed all the activities and programs organized by PTSA. Especially during COVID times, when there was a social disconnect for kids, events conducted by PTSA were able to bridge the gaps. I decided to join this community as I felt I am ready to give something back. This year, I will be serving as a Co-VP for Enrichment. I am very much looking forward to contributing to kids' academic and social-emotional development. After all, the purpose of Enrichment activities is to provide extended learning opportunities and help kids to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths.
Professionally, I have taken this time in my life to stay at home and focus on my family. Together we enjoy yoga, hiking, travelling, and playing board games. If I ever get some time alone, I enjoy baking, crafting, music and most importantly eating a whole bar of chocolate all by myself :)
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Vice President, Outreach – Winnie Poon
Hi Audubon families! My name is Winnie Poon and I am from Sydney, Australia. My husband John Chung and I relocated to the US in 2010. I have 2 kids at Audubon, Joshua (3rd grade) and Isabel (Kindergarten). I currently work at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager. In my free time, I enjoy working out (Crossfit), playing golf, hiking and travelling.
I have been volunteering at Audubon for the last 3 years, at events like Jog-a-thon, International Night, and Games Night. Our family’s first interaction with Audubon PTSA was the “Play and Meet” that happened prior to my son joining Kindergarten. The welcoming environment and sense of community have inspired me to give back to PTSA. This year, I’ll be serving as VP Outreach to make our community feel welcome and be connected. I love our multicultural community and we want everyone to feel included.
Contact Winnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Vice President, Fundraising – Nishat Akhter
Hello! I am Nishat Akhter, Co-VP of Fundraising. I have been in the Seattle area for 13 years, but new to LWSD. I have a 3rd grader and a kindergartener at Audubon this year. This is my first year in the PTSA, and I am looking forward to serving my role and contributing towards the growth and enrichment of our children.
I have spent 17+ years in the Technology Industry, and I am currently a Data Engineering Manager at Amazon Web Services. I like to be involved in the community in multiple ways. I serve on the board for WestSide Baby, a non-profit that helps keep children safe, warm and dry. I also serve on the Board for Salal Credit Union.
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Co-Vice President, Fundraising – Shruti Rustagi
Hi everyone! I am Shruti, a finance leader by profession, a productivity coach by passion and a globetrotting mom otherwise. I have 2 lovely kids - Ananya (5th grade, Ms Celeste's class) and Parth (KG, Ms Sulliva's class). Earlier this year we moved from Dubai and this is our first year in the US. I am originally from India and we are an avid travelling family.
I'm excited to be part of the Audubon Elementary PTSA and looking forward to being involved as the VP of Fundraising.
Contact Shruti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Events – Ljiljana Vukic
I was born and raised in Serbia, where I studied Economics and earned a degree in Accounting and Finance. I moved with my husband to the United States in 2007. We have two wonderful boys, Danilo – fifth grade and Aleksandar – second grade, both in Audubon Elementary.
I am excited to be part of the Audubon Elementary PTSA and to contribute to my children’s education and their well-being, as well as to be involved in the community in a meaningful way. This is my third year serving as a PTSA board member and currently I am holding the VP Events position. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Ljiljana at email@example.com
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