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Our Vision

The San Bruno Education Foundation (SBEF) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to raising money to benefit the children in the San Bruno Park School District, grades pre-k through eight. We are committed to helping students receive a quality, well-rounded education through key enrichment programs. Examples of key initiatives include music, art, technology, summer programs and professional development opportunities for teachers and staff. Since the organization is completely staffed by volunteers, donations raised directly impact San Bruno schools and students.

Our board of directors consist of parents, community members and people just like you. We all believe that a strong community is made up of healthy and thriving public schools. We have all joined the board of directors to help drive this mission.

Meet Our Board

The San Bruno Education Foundation (SBEF) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to raising money to benefit the children in the San Bruno Park School District, grades pre-k through eight. We are committed to helping students receive a quality, well-rounded education through key enrichment programs. Examples of key initiatives include music, art, technology, summer programs and professional development opportunities for teachers and staff. Since the organization is completely staffed by volunteers, donations raised directly impact San Bruno schools and students.

Our board of directors consist of parents, community members and people just like you. We all believe that a strong community is made up of healthy and thriving public schools. We have all joined the board of directors to help drive this mission.


Heather Latta,
President

Heather has worked for over a decade for the federal government, serving as an auditor of international affairs and trade programs. She is passionate about public education and wants to help support the district in providing equitable access to engaging educational experiences. She and her husband have two children in the San Bruno Park School District.

Alexis Petru,
Vice President

Alexis has spent the last 15 years helping companies, government agencies and publications communicate the message of sustainability better. She joined the SBEF because she believes strongly in the importance of public education and has always been impressed by the "City with a Heart's" sense of community. She and her husband have two children in the San Bruno Park School District.

Annie Yoshiyama,
Treasurer

Annie has worked in finance and accounting at biotech and tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 20 years. She is a licensed CPA in the state of California. Annie enjoys being involved with local youth-focused organizations. She and her husband have two children, one currently and one incoming, in the San Bruno Park School District.


Kingsley Ma,
Secretary

Kingsley has spent over 20 years building software in early and late stage startups as an engineer and as a product leader. He joined SBEF to help create and nurture programs that increase equitable education across the school district. He and his wife have two children in the San Bruno Park School District.

Scott Curtner,
Board Member

Scott is an IT Audit Leader for Wells Fargo and also manages rental investments in California, Colorado, and Arizona. His goal is to increase opportunities for all children in the San Bruno Park School District, almost 50% of whom are in low-income families. He and his wife have two children who have graduated from the San Bruno Park School District.

Bryan Vander Lugt,
Board Member

Bryan is a research scientist and project manager at Amgen. He served as a naval officer before earning his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He believes in equitable access to a well-resourced education as a means to unlock the potential of our community's children. He and his wife have two children who have graduated from the San Bruno Park School District.


Makiko Sato,
Board Member

Makiko has worked as a consultant to California school districts for over 15 years with a focus on planning and implementing responsible and sustainable bond programs. She is involved in SBEF to support an enriching educational experience for students in San Bruno. She and her husband have two children in the San Bruno Park School District.

Amando Balbuena,
Board Member

Amando grew up in San Bruno and was a student of the San Bruno Park School District from K - 8. He lives in San Bruno with his family and both of his children attend elementary school in the district. He is passionate about improving children's outcomes through education, extracurricular activities, and strengthening adult capabilities that together are essential to a lifelong love of learning. Amando heads up marketing for an investment management firm that invests to generate competitive returns alongside positive social and environmental impact. 

Steven Rose,
Board Member

Steven has worked as a software engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than twenty years and is currently at Google. He is passionate about bringing an excellent STEM education to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in these subjects. He lives in San Bruno with his wife, mom, and daughter.



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