A former web developer, Megan moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and worked for many years in technology. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Zach, their fifth-grade daughter, Ramsey, and their dog, Sampson. In her spare time, she is a preschool storytime reader through the Oakland Public Library and leads Ramsey's girl scout troop. She also enjoys reading and crafting.
Personal Statement: "During our kindergarten search, we were thrilled to find Redwood Day, which seemed to have the perfect emphasis on socio-emotional development while also maintaining a carefully considered approach to academics. Every expectation has been met or exceeded for us by the school and the Redwood Day community has become an important part of our lives. I am pleased to have the opportunity to give back and invest in its future."
Hena Borneo | Co-Vice President
Parent of Maya Swartzberg (8th grade) and Teia Swartzberg (5th grade)
Redwood Day Involvement: Generations Day Co-chair, classroom volunteer, library volunteer
Professional Experience: Internal Medicine Physician – hospitalist at Highland Hospital, educator for resident physicians and medical students, Public Health
Personal Statement: "The Redwood Day community has been such a welcoming one for our family. Watching our children thrive academically and emotionally, and forming their intellectual and world views in this supportive environment has been a joy. Being a part of the PGA is an important way for me to offer something in return for all that we’ve received from the amazing Redwood Day community."
Dalbir Singh | Co-Vice President
Parent of Jeevan (3rd Grade) and Sevak (1st Grade)
It has been exciting watching the different iterations of Redwood Day over the last 17 years. One thing that has not changed is the sense of community, and being part of the PGA is one of the many ways I can give back. It is important to me to volunteer time and effort to a school that has brought so much joy to our family.
Karine Sully | Middle School Coordinator
Parent of Olivia Sully 7th grade and Eliza Sully 4th grade Professional Experience: Engineering Manager
Redwood Day involvement: chaperone and driver for field trips.
We love Redwood Day! Our daughter has benefited so much from the terrific teachers and community at this school. We are thrilled our son is just beginning his own experience as he starts Kindergarten this year. We are so grateful to the terrific Redwood Day community and I am delighted to be able to give back by serving on the PGA board.
Teresa Surichamorn | 3-5 Representative
Parent of Cara (Kindergarten) and Owen (3rd Grade) Professional Experience: Marketing and Data Analytics at The Clorox Company
Redwood Day Involvement: Classroom Volunteer, Fall Festival, Generations Day, Book Fair
Personal Statement: "We have been at Redwood Day School for the last three years and our family's experience, especially our son's, has been wonderful. I have been an active volunteer in his classroom, but this year with our youngest starting Kindergarten, I wanted to contribute in a more meaningful way, especially during these unprecedented times."
Lennie Green | Middle School Representative
Parent of: Sam (6th Grade) and Olivia (7th Grade) Professional Experience: Cal Student Housing Facility Manager
Redwood Day Involvement: Fall Festival, Classroom Volunteer
Our family loves being a part of the Redwood Day community. My daughter has been so happy here these past few years. I think it’s very important to be active in the community, so being a part of the PGA board was an easy decision. I look forward to it!
Joanne Cain | President Emeritus
Redwood Day Parent Surgical Scrub Nurse, United States Army & AOS Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu
Professional Experience: U.S. Army Surgical Scrub Nurse, Director of Skyline Lacrosse Club Redwood Day Involvement: Former PGA President, former PGA Vice President, Room Parent, Auction Committee/Hosted Parties, Admissions Tours, Classroom Volunteer
Personal Statement: "The Redwood Day community welcomed our family, exceeding our expectations of a new school. I look forward to working with a diverse group of dedicated individuals on the PGA Board who share the same vision for the well-being of our wonderful school community."