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”.
Contact Julia at email@example.com
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.
Contact Han at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Treasurer – Marie Beverly
Contact Ida at email@example.com
Co-Vice President, Event – Chitra Ramalingam
Hello! This is my 11th year volunteering at Audubon. Ha ha you can tell I love been involved! My older son graduated from Audubon and is now a Junior at the Juanita Cambridge Program. My younger son is at Audubon in 5th grade. I have served as volunteer, chair, and board member in the past. I've also served at the LWPTSA Council Board for 4 years. 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 music and WA outdoors.
Contact Chitra 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.
Contact Nishat at email@example.com
Co-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 firstname.lastname@example.org