Audubon PTSA Board

Who is the Audubon PTSA Board? 

 
The Audubon PTSA Board is a group of elected volunteers (called officers) who have oversight and accountability for the PTSA's programs and budget. We are very proud that our PTSA board reflects the diversity of our school community. Please take a moment to read the short biographies of each of our talented and hardworking board members. We will be introducing 3 board members each week.
 
 

Lilach Geppert-Shapira, President

I was born in Israel and we moved to Redmond five and a half years ago. I'm married to Lior and we have 3 kids: Shachar, Tamar and Yotam. I'm a psychologist and a parent educator working part time. I've been volunteering at school for the past 5 years and this is my first year as the president and on the board. I love volunteering, helping out and being the connecting link between parents, students and school's staff members. 

 

Trina Ring, Co-Treasurer

Hello!  My name is Trina and this is my 10th year at Audubon, 15th if you count the years that I attended Audubon as well.  :)  We have 2 boys, 1 in 3rd grade and 1 at Lake Washington HS as a sophomore.  I have really enjoyed all the times I have volunteered in the classroom or participated on the Board.  I am the Co-Treasurer again this year.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with many fun activities.  We have an amazing PTSA Board and would love to see lots of parent volunteers to help us with upcoming events.  It's so fun to be involved and you'll have an even greater sense of community when you do!  In my free time I enjoy spending it with friends, at the gym, playing with my puppy, and being outdoors.

Meyrav Altaras, Co-VP Events

I have relocated from Israel to the United States in January 2017 due to my husband's work at Amazon. I am a mother of 3 boys Noam (13) 8th-grade in Rose Hill Middle school, Dan (10) 5th-grade at Audubon and Ron (7) 2nd-grade at Audubon. Except for volunteering as a PTSA board member, I am also a volunteer at Tag International Development as a Human Resource adviser. During my free time, I love traveling, hiking and skiing with my family."

 

Celine Moreau, Co-VP Events

I’m French and moved to Redmond from France (Paris) with my husband in January 2016. I have 3 boys. Gautier (13) ,Simon (12) in Rose Hill Middle school and Joseph (8) is in second grade at Audubon. In France I was working in Finance, and now I am looking for a job. I love traveling, hiking and skiing with my family. I also like fitness, yoga and pilates and go to modern dance classes with my friends. This is my second year serving as the Secretary of the Audubon PTSA board.

Tamaer Hefets, Co-VP Fundraising

I moved from my home country Israel to Redmond 12 years ago, I have a 16 year old daughter in LWHS and an 11 year old son going into 5th Grade in Audubon. I work as a program manager at Microsoft and enjoy every moment.  I previously volunteered at Mark Twain Elementary PTSA, from chairing committees to serving on the PTSA Board as VP. This is my first year as a Co-VP in Audubon, I also co chair the Math Puzzle and the School Dance. In my free time I like to go to the gym, go for walks, and this summer I am taking up paddle boarding with my son.

 

Ganesh Sankara Kumar, Co-VP Fundraising

I have a daughter who is in 5th grade here at Audubon. This is our sixth year at this school (started at Kindergarten), my fifth year as a traffic volunteer in the mornings and my second year as a Board member of the Audubon PTSA (VP of Communications). Really proud of the group of folks volunteering here at Audubon PTSA! I grew up in India. I did all my school/university education in India, with absolutely no exposure to the US education system! With that background, and my full time job at Google, I was a little bit hesitant in volunteering for the PTSA at the beginning, but this has been quite an interesting and satisfying experience here with such wonderful peers making it so easy for each other! I am grateful for this opportunity as it provides me a sense of purpose when contributing to enhance the wonderful public school system here in LWSD! Outside of the above, I love enjoying our family time with some South Indian Classical music (called Carnatic music), playing badminton, rooting hard for the Chennai SuperKings, the Indian cricket team and the Seattle Seahawks!

 

 

Chitra Ramaswamy, VP Communication

Hari Om! I am from Bombay, India. I moved to the Audubon area with my husband in 2012. This is my 7th year at Audubon! I have an older son who went to Audubon and is now in 7th grade at Rose Hill Middle and a younger son now at Audubon in 1st grade. I have served as volunteer, chair, and board member for the past 5 years. This year I'm also serving as the Area VP for the Kirkland School PTSAs. I am proud to be part of PTSA! It is incredible, the amount of work PTSAs do for student enrichment, and school and family support, and they do it very well! When I was starting to help the PTSA I was inspired by many mentors and parent friends by their passion and commitment in PTSA programs and that drove me into participating in it. Through PTSA I feel connected to my child's education. I have also a great group of parents to interact and be friends with! Outside PTSA I love taking care of my business, and enjoy art, carnatic music and WA outdoors.

   
Dalia Apple, Co-VP Student Services
 
I'm Originally from Tel Aviv - Israel, I moved to Redmond 8 years ago with my 2 little kids Dafna and Eyal. Now both of them are in Audubon in the 5th and 3rd grade, with the addition of 4 year old son Ido. I have been volunteering in Audubon for the past few years but this is my first year acting as the Co-VP of school services in the PTSA. I have a Bsc degree in computer science and worked in several software companies here and in Israel. Currently I'm studying for an MBA and in my spare time I love being with my kids, exercising, cooking and watching TV. 
Looking forward for this year as a new board member!