for Friends of Audubon PTO 2016-17 BOARD SEATS
Pizza Social 5:30 pm
Meeting 6:00 pm
May 12, 2016 · Broadway Campus
Mandy Manuel Lilly: Mandy has served one term as the President of the PTO where she continued the work of the previous administration to align PTO work with school goals. She has been a parent at Audubon for 8 years, and has two children in the French Program – in 5th and 2nd grades. Mandy has been actively involved in the school community for many years, serving on the PTO and as room parent, and initiates and drives many improvement efforts including building school gardens, launching fundraising campaigns and much more. Mandy is a teacher at McGhee and has experience with fundraising and nonprofit organizations.
VICE PRESIDENT MONTESSORI:
Andrea Dupree: Andrea is a Montessori Kindergarten mom and the 2015/16 PTO Communications Co-Chair. Her background is in the arts, education and non-profit arts administration and development; she will be joining the McGehee’s Little Gate school faculty as an Early Childhood educator this Fall.
VICE PRESIDENT FRENCH:
Liz Dunnebacke: Liz is the parent of a child in Kindergarten and another in 5th grade, both in the French program. She has served on the board of Friends of Audubon PTO for one year, as Secretary, where she designed and launched the school survey, in conjunction with the Communications Co-Chair. She works as a free-lance television producer, and has served on the board of directors of several New Orleans nonprofits. Liz has a background in nonprofit administration, with a focus on finance, operations, organizational management, strategic planning and governance.
Tom Lasher: Tom is the father of a Kindergarten student in the French program and works as a self-employed planning consultant and real estate investor. He has a background in urban planning, redevelopment, project management, grant writing and he participated in leadership training through the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. Also, in 2010-11, Tom served as a board member with Bike Easy (the bicycle advocacy group serving the greater New Orleans area). Early in his career, Tom developed a resource center for non-profit organizations in Oregon’s Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties, which provided assistance to emerging non-profit organizations in fundraising, organizational development, and general capacity building.
TREASURER: NO NOMINATIONS
Mathew Snyder: Matthew teaches Political Science at Delgado Community College and has spent over 6 years in sales and management in the private sector. He is trained in fundraising, courtesy of numerous workshops provided by the Funding Seed, as well as substantial fundraising experience. Matthew was one of the top 100 fundraisers for Bike MS: Dats How We Roll 2014, raising over $1700 from friends and family alone for the National MS Society.
Gwynne Mashon: Gwynne is the mother of a PreK French student. Currently, she works as the Managing Attorney for the Homeless Advocacy Program at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the nonprofit legal aid agency. she also coordinates their fundraising events and communications. Before working at the Homeless Advocacy Program, she spent 6 years working as development professional. She is excited to contribute to the Audubon School community.
Crissy Bushman: Crissy has extensive experience in management including HR, Operations, Fundraising, etc. Communication has been an integral part in all of the positions she has held. Crissy’s son is currently heading into First Grade from Ms. Amanda’s class. She has volunteered often this year in the class and the school as a whole. Crissy understands the communication challenges that the school has been facing and would work diligently to help improve the process.
Joshua Goldstein: Joshua is the father of a child in French Kindergarten. He has an extensive background in Advertising and Marketing in both New Orleans and New York, working for companies like Ogilvy & Mather, as well as New Orleans’ own Trumpet Advertising, handling many of the communications and branding goals of Fortune 50-100 companies. His approach is data-driven and he has used it to incubate new businesses in New York, New Orleans, and abroad. Amongst other commitments, he currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for a New Orleans-based distillery startup.
MONTESSORI FAME BOARD REPRESENTATIVE:
Omar Mason: Omar is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Texas. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Aaron & Gianna, PLC in downtown New Orleans. Omar’s daughter, Sydney, is a Second Grade student at Audubon Charter School in the Montessori program. He has served, and continues to serve, on several Boards, including the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Sigma Lambda Chapter Scholarship Foundation, Alpha Plaza, Incorporated, and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has also served in the past as the National Advocate of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. (A Roman Catholic-based Fraternal Benefit Society) and have served on its Board in that capacity from 2008 to 2010.
Fred Tombar: Fred is the father of a Pre-K 3 and a 1st Grade Montessori Student. He is a New Orleans native who completed college at the University of Notre Dame and graduate school at Harvard University. Fred’s career has been dedicated to public service with a specific focus on housing and community development. Over the past several months, he has had the opportunity to serve as the Montessori Parent representative on the FAME Board’s Search Committee for a new ACS Head of School. I would love to continue this service as the Montessori parent representative on the FAME Board.