Professional Experience: Internal medicine physician, Highland Hospital, graduate and undergraduate medical education, 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-President
Parent of Jeevan (4th grade) and Sevak (2nd grade)
Redwood Day involvement: Co-Vice President, Fall Festival Committee
Professional Experience: Former Hospital Administrator
Personal Statement: "We are thankful to be a part of the Redwood Day community and for all the wonderful opportunities it has offered our family. I feel it is important to be engaged in the schools our children attend and volunteering on the PGA board allows me to contribute in a meaningful way. It also provides an opportunity to make connections and work with other families at Redwood Day."
Ayanna Brown | Communications Secretary
Parent of Parent of Michaela (5th grade), Jasmine (Class of 2018), and Briahn (Class of 2011)
Redwood Day Involvement: Room Parent, Classroom Volunteer, Generations Day, Book Fair, Library Volunteer, Families of Color/African-American Families Reception Volunteer
Professional Experience: Healthcare Revenue Cycle Professional/Electronic Medical Record Trainer
Personal Statement: "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 Parent of Olivia (8th grade) and Eliza (5th grade)
Redwood Day involvement: chaperone and driver for field trips.
Personal Statement: "Our family feels so fortunate to be part of the Redwood Day community. Our children love the school, all the teachers and staff, and their experience has exceeded our expectations. Being part of the PGA is a way for me to give a little back to the community that has given so much to us."
Ahnika Johnson | K-2 Representative
Parent of Parent of Arya (Kindergarten), Mila (2nd grade), Svea (4th grade)
Redwood Day Involvement: Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee, Room Parent, Fall Festival
Professional Experience: Administration, Event Coordinator, Manager of Four Children
Personal Statement: "We are so grateful to be a part of the Redwood Day Community. Our kids are receiving the best possible education, developing social and emotional skills, and creating lifelong friendships. I am thrilled to be able to give back to the Redwood Day community by contributing my time and energy into being a part of the PGA board."
Diana Macadam | 3-5 Representative
Parent of Caroline (6th grade) and Luka (4th grade)
Professional Experience: Financial Services and Executive Search, currently a stay-at-home mom
Personal Statement: "Volunteering at Redwood Day was an easy decision for me. I feel fortunate to have the time in my schedule right now to give back to the school that has offered so much to my children, both academically and emotionally. To see my kids run into school in the mornings with huge smiles on their faces makes our family feel so grateful to be part of this amazing community."
Zach Larson | Middle School Representative
Parent of Ramsey (6th grade)
Redwood Day Involvement: Lower School Coordinator, Room parent, Fall Festival
Professional Experience: Investment Officer for the University of California
Personal Statement: "My daughter really enjoyed her first year at Redwood Day and I'm excited to use my professional experience to support her, the other students, staff, and faculty of the RDS community."
Megan Larson | President Emeritus
Parent of Ramsey (6th grade)
Redwood Day Involvement: Former PGA President, Book Fair co-chair, room parent, Library committee
Professional Experience: 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."