Tyler is CEO of Santini Foods in the East Bay. Prior to that, he worked as a tax manager in a legal/accounting office, taught for 20 years in the computer information systems and mathematics departments at Golden Gate University, and worked as a computer programmer and consultant. Tyler has a B.S. in Physics from Reed College and an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He has served on the boards of six organizations, from music to running to education. Tyler, who joined the Board of Trustees in 2015, has been a member of its Finance Committee since 2011. At PHS, he’s also been active in the Parent and Guardian Association, serving as a room parent and as chair of the School Store, Fall Gathering and the Parent Education Committee. He has also been a regular member of the Annual Auction’s Wine Raffle Committee and has volunteered for numerous classroom events and field trips throughout the years. Tyler and his wife, Kelly Murphy, have one son who in the sixth grade at PHS.
Jonathan works as a physician in the Intensive Care Unit at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco. He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2013 and on the PHS Development committee since 2012; he is currently chair of the Development Committee. Jonathan has a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, as well as an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco. Jonathan and his wife, Shawn Halbert, have two daughters, one in the fourth grade at PHS and the other in preschool. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys walking on Baker Beach with Shawn and their dog, Jack Jones.
Tamara was hired to teach at PHS as a long-term substitute in first grade and is currently a Learning Specialist supporting teachers and students in the lower grades. This is her first year serving on the Board of Trustees. Before joining the PHS community, Tamara taught first grade at a parochial school, and then at a Jewish day school, in San Francisco. Tamara holds a B.A. in Psychobiology from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in cross-cultural, language and academic diversity, from San Francisco State University. At PHS, Tamara serves as a member of the Diversity, Scope and Sequence and Language Arts Committees. She also coordinates the Volunteer Tutoring Program.
April has a diverse background in marketing and communications. Before becoming a full-time mom, she was an account director at MarchFirst, one of San Francisco’s first integrated marketing/advertising agencies, where she was responsible for accounts such as Apple, NetFlix and Visa. Prior to MarchFirst, April worked at NBC in New York as a marketing research analyst for clients including Elizabeth Arden, American Express and Anheuser Busch. Before her time in New York, April lived in Tokyo working for Gekidan Himawari, the leading contemporary theatrical company and talent agency—a position she enjoyed because of her years spent as a ballet dancer. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Boston University and her graduate degree in cross-cultural communications from New York University. April joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and currently chairs its Communications Committee. Her involvement at PHS has included co-chairing the annual auction, serving on the Development Committee and helping with the Maple Street Capital Campaign. April and her husband, Hiroki, have three boys: two at PHS (in fifth and second grade) and one in preschool.
Regina has a vast background in business and finance. She
worked as a senior financial analyst for Intel, where she maintained budgets
for new manufacturing processes, and in sales for software company Advanced
Digital Data Inc., where she continues to be an active member of the board of
directors. Regina earned her B.A. from Lehigh University and her M.B.A. from
the University of California, Davis. Aside from joining the Board of Trustees
in 2014 as a member of the Finance and Building & Grounds Committees,
Regina has been involved at PHS in a variety of capacities, including room
parent, secretary and co-chair of the Parents and Guardians Association, and
various classroom volunteer roles. She has also served on the board of her
children’s preschool, Glenridge Cooperative, and is past president of the San
Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools and past secretary
for the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools. Regina and
her husband, Marc, have two children at PHS: a daughter in seventh grade and a
son in the fifth grade.
Xochi is an entrepreneur with experience in finance, human resources, legal, customer service, strategic planning and product development. She began her career in London as a trainee software developer for insurance companies, and later began working with her husband, Michael Birch, developing consumer-facing websites. In 2002 she and her family returned to California where she and Michael continued to build a number of internet community sites. During that time, Xochi moved from development to overseeing the operations of their companies. Xochi, who has a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from St. Mary’s College of California, has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012, serving on the Development Committee and its Capital Campaign sub-committee. She and Michael have three children: a junior at Drew High School, a freshman at International High School, and one in the second grade at PHS.
Michelle has taught fifth grade at PHS for the past four years. This is her second year serving on the Board of Trustees, where she is a member of the Development Committee. Before joining the PHS community, Michelle taught third grade at The Pike School in Andover, Mass., and Brookwood School in Manchester, Mass. Michelle holds a B.S. in business from Fairfield University and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Lesley University. She also attended the Klingenstein Institute at Columbia University Teachers College. At PHS, Michelle serves as a member of the Diversity and Language Arts Committees and coaches the fifth-through-eighth-grade cross-country team.
Scott has served as head of school since
July 2009. As such, he is an ex-officio member of all board committees. Before
coming to PHS, Scott was the founding head of Blue Oak School in Napa. Prior to
that he served as the Lower School head at Catlin Gabel School in Portland,
Oregon, and the Middle School principal at the American School in Japan. He
also taught in international schools in Norway and Switzerland. Scott has
served on the board of the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, the
advisory board of CalWest Educators, the Marin Horizon School board, the
Assessment Task Force of the California Association of Independent Schools, and
the planning team for the Progressive Education Network. He has a
Master’s in Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a
B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. He has also done graduate work
at University of California, Irvine and at Lewis and Clark College. He is
married to Brenda Duyan and has two sons and a grandson living in San Francisco.
Amar is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in finance and accounting. He is the founder of the AIS Group, an information technology consulting firm that provides ERP implementation, consulting and support to midsize companies. Amar has a B.S.B.A. in accounting from Ohio State University, an M.B.A. in finance from Golden Gate University and an inactive C.P.A. from Washington State University. This is his first year on the Board of Trustees, where he serves on the Development Committee. Amar and his wife, Julie have three sons: one in the seventh grade at PHS, as well as a senior at Bay School and a sophomore at Bard College.
Jeni is chief financial and operating officer at Net Impact, a nonprofit empowering a new generation to create social and environmental change in the workplace and the world. During her 13-year tenure as a nonprofit executive she has focused on creating and leading finance, operations and talent growth strategies. Prior to Net Impact, Jeni was CFO at VolunteerMatch and a consultant with KPMG’s Global Grants Program. A dedicated volunteer, she received the 2011 Bay Area CFO of The Year award for community service, has served on the Board of Directors of the KIPP SF Bay Academy, and is currently treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit HandsOn Bay Area. She has led volunteer engagements with international NGOs, including the NESsT social venture fund, Amy Biehl Foundation and Grameen Bank. This is her first year on the Board of Trustees, where she is serving on the Finance Committee. Jeni received a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Derek, have a son in first grade at PHS and a daughter who will be eligible for kindergarten in 2017.