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About the Governing Board

 

    Suzy Pak, President (2020)

Suzy has a background of more than 22 years in the asset management industry.  She is a native Californian and the product of California public schools.  She has a BA in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Suzy is an active community volunteer with service on the Boards of the Springhill Elementary Parent Faculty Club, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation, National Charity League-Acalanes Chapter, the Contra Costa Child Abuse Prevention Council, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Junior League of San Francisco, Lafayette for Education, and Educate Our State.  She served as the Treasurer for the Measure B parcel tax campaign in 2011 and 2014. Suzy has served on the Governing Board since 2014.

Her current Board assignments include Communications and Rapport. She is also Board liaison to Springhill Elementary School.

She and her husband, Mark Gundacker, moved to Lafayette in 2001, where they reside with their two daughters who have been enrolled in the Lafayette School District since kindergarten.

    Meredith Meade, Clerk (2020)

Meredith Meade was elected to the Governing Board in November, 2016.

Meredith has volunteered in Lafayette since her oldest child began kindergarten at Lafayette Elementary in 2006.  Her roles have included: Lafayette Elementary School PTA Executive Board (2007-2013; President 2011-2013); Lafayette Partners in Education (2013-2016; President 2014-2016); Rapport (2010-2016; Chair 2013-2014); Rancho Colorados Swim & Tennis Club Board of Directors (Swim Director 2012-2014); and, Lafayette Swim Conference Board of Directors (Secretary 2016-2018); and Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs Executive Board (Parliamentarian 2017-2018; Historian 2018-2019). She also volunteered for local parcel tax and bond measures, serving as a school site chair in 2011 and a signatory on the ballot in favor of Measure C, the 2016 bond measure passed for the upgrade and retrofit of the district’s schools.

Her current Board assignments include  Las Trampas Creek Council PTA, Communications, Policy, and LPIE. Meredith is also the liaison to Burton Valley Elementary School.

Meredith grew up in southern California and attended public schools, graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in History. Before volunteering and raising her children, Meredith worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley.

Meredith and her husband, Dan, have lived in Lafayette since 1999, and have three children who have been enrolled in the Lafayette School District since kindergarten.

   Rob Sturm, (2022)

Rob was appointed through a provisional appointment to serve as a Governing Board Member on August 16, 2017

Rob has been a practicing labor and employment attorney and litigator for the past 25 years.  He obtained his BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and his JD from Boston University Law School. 

Rob has spent significant time during his professional career doing volunteer service.  His non-profit work has included volunteer teaching and non-profit board service and has served for many years on the Board of Directors for CASA for Children of Klamath Falls and the Northern California Employment Round Table.  He currently serves as an Executive Board Member on the Burton Valley PTA (Vice-President, Education) and on the Board of the Lafayette Homeowners Council. 

His current Board assignments include the Joint City/District Traffic & Safety Committee and Sustainability. He is also the liaison to Stanley Middle School.

Rob Sturm, his wife Kristina, and their three children have lived in Lafayette since 2009.  Their oldest child attends Burton Valley Elementary and his two younger siblings will be enrolling over the next four years.

 

   Jean Follmer (2022)

Jean Follmer was elected to the Governing Board in November, 2012, and served a 4-year term. After a two-year break she returned to the Board in December, 2018.

In addition to her time on the School Board, Jean has been an active community volunteer. She served on the Springhill Parent Faculty Club for 3 years, including President in 2010-11. She is a Co-founder of Lafayette for Education, a grass-roots group with a mission to find and drive sustainable revenue for our public schools. Jean has also been involved in the local swim community for many years. She volunteered for LMYA Swimming in a number of capacities, including as Liaison to the Lafayette Swim Conference Board. She is currently in her fifth year on the Executive Board of Orinda Aquatics. Other past volunteer positions include: Joyful Beginnings Preschool Board, the Lafayette Community Foundation, East Bay Agency for children and various roles on local tax measure and election campaigns.

Her current committee assignments are: Transportation JPA,  Joint City/District Traffic and Safety, Curriculum Council, and Rapport. Jean is also the liaison to Happy Valley Elementary School.

A Chicago native, Jean and her family moved to Lafayette in 2007. She has two children who are currently in high school and have attended our local public schools since kindergarten. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina as well as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. Her prior professional experience includes servicing public sector property-casualty pools for schools and municipalities and writing/reporting for local papers.

 

    Kenny Tuckerman, (2022)

Kenny has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Auburn University and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia. His career has included time as an internal auditor for a bank, an accountant for a child abuse prevention agency, and rising to the rank of Accounting Supervisor with Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Kenny also taught accounting at various community colleges in Georgia and at Heald College in Hayward and San Jose.

He has supported our schools by serving on District committees including the Revenue Committee and Calendar Task Force; fundraising for the 2018 LPIE Derby; serving three years as a SEED Board  Member, two years as Happy Valley newsletter editor, and six years helping in libraries and classrooms at both Happy Valley and Springhill schools.

Kenny serves on the following Committees: Policy, Curriculum Council, and LPIE. Kenny is also the liaison to Lafayette Elementary School.

Kenny and his husband, David, moved to Lafayette in 2006, just prior to the birth of their twin boys. One of their sons attended Springhill Elementary's Special Day Class program while their other son attended Happy Valley Elementary. Both boys started middle school in the fall of 2018.