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PTA Board Bios

 

Keyuri Shah, PresidentKeyuri

Keyuri is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community and to be able to contribute in a meaningful way. She is excited to work with passionate team of PTA volunteers, families and school staff to ensure Fox reaches its greatest potential. 

Keyuri and her husband, Saurin, moved here from Southern California seven years ago. They have twin girls in 3rd grade. She is also a court-appointed special advocate for children and works with abused and neglected foster kids to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened social service system. In her spare time, Keyuri loves running, weight lifting, hiking, travelling, and volunteering in the classroom.

Professionally, Keyuri works as a software developer at IBM. 


AlleAllegragra Newman, 1st VP, PTA Council

This is Allegra’s third year as a Fox parent.  As 1st VP, PTA Council, she represents Fox Elementary on the PTA Council, which is a group made up of 2 members from each school in the district and meets monthly to discuss best practices, get updates from the district, etc. She is excited about the opportunity to become more involved in the decisions affecting  our kids’ education.

Allegra and her family moved to Belmont in January 2018, but her and her husband have been in the Bay area for over 15 years.  They have a boy in 2nd grade and a girl in pre-K. Their extended family lives in the Midwest (Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan).

Professionally, Allegra is a Speech-Language Pathologist and works with adult patients in the hospital setting. In her spare time, she enjoys taking exercise classes and spending time with her family.


Sijen Olthof, HistorianSijen

Sijen is delighted to serve on Fox Elementary’s PTA, helping to influence programs brought to Fox. This is her second board position. She previously served as auditor and will be serving as historian this year. She also helps coordinate running club. 


Sijen and her family live in Belmont. She has two kids; her daughter is in 2nd at Fox and her son is in 6th grade at Ralston. They participate in many activities within the community.
 
Outside of school, Sijen enjoys spending time outdoors.  Sijen recently became the Computer Lab Teacher at Highlands Elementary School. She previously worked with George P. Johnson in event marketing, producing the world’s largest tech conference in San Francisco.



BeccaBecca Rowntree, Parliamentarian

This is Becca’s second term with the Fox PTA serving as Parliamentarian.  This role is mainly to serve as the President's advisor regarding the parliamentary process and the PTA bylaws to enable the Board to execute decisions made by the PTA members.

Becca and her family have lived in Belmont for 7 years with one daughter entering 3rd Grade at Fox and an older daughter moving on to Ralston.  Becca is involved in local youth soccer teams and running groups and professionally works in Oncology Research for a local Biotechnology company.


MingMing Wu, Auditor

Ming is excited to be joining Fox Elementary PTA as auditor. In this role, he is responsible for verifying that all expenses are being properly spent. 

Ming and his family have lived in Belmont since 2007. He and his wife, Cindy, have two kids - a boy in 1st grade and a daughter in preschool. 

Professionally, Ming works for a SaaS software company focused on data and analytics. 


ColleenColleen Greshock, Communications

Colleen and her husband Tom moved to Belmont from the Philadelphia area in June 2017. They have twin boys, who are in 3rd grade. In this role, Colleen makes sure the PTA’s communications align with the school’s schedule and messaging. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys running, watching her kids play sports, and catching up with family and friends.


Professionally, Colleen is the co-owner of Lightsource Creative Communications, a marketing agency that focuses on high-tech, business-to-business clients.

 

 


RuhiyyaRuhiyya Hindi, Membership

This is Ruhiyya’s first year on the PTA Board as a membership chair. Ruhiyya has been volunteering at Fox for a few years as a classroom parent and other volunteer positions and is excited to join the PTA board.  Ruhiyya’s main focus will be to help grow Fox PTA membership and help parents understand the benefits that come with being a PTA member. 

Ruhiyya and her husband Faris have lived in Belmont for 4 years. They have 2 children at Fox Elementary. Kamran is in 5th grade and Dunya is in 2nd grade. Ruhiyya loves to bake, sew and spend quality time with her family.

Professionally, Ruhiyya works as a Realtor at Keller Williams Bay Area Living (San Carlos)


SueSue Constantinides, SchoolForce

Sue is in her first year in the role of VP, SchoolForce. She has previously served on the PTA Board in the role of Secretary. She enjoys volunteering at Fox in the classroom, supporting our Reading Power and Foxtravaganza initiatives, and serving on the TK/K family welcome committee. 

Sue and her husband have lived in Belmont for 8 years and love raising their two children here (K and 2nd grader).  They have enjoyed coaching for AYSO soccer and love watching their kids play little league baseball and dance! They love to ski or swim depending on the season. 

Professionally, Sue is a Director of Recruiting, but has taken a break to stay home with her children, spend time volunteering, and pursue a professional coaching certification. 


KristinKristin Stura, 2nd VP, Ways and Means

This is Kristin’s first year serving on the PTA Board. She enjoys volunteering at Fox in the classroom and on field trips. As 2nd VP, Ways and Means, she will lead the PTA’s fundraising efforts for the school.

Kristin was born and raised in the Bay Area. She lives in Belmont with her husband. They have 2 daughters at Fox (2nd grade and Kindergarten). Both are active in local sports and  love being outdoors. In her spare time, Kristin loves to do yoga, travel,  and spend time with her family.

Professionally, Kristin works as an International Account Executive at FedEx. 


LilliaLilliiann Yamada, Secretary

This is Lillian’s fourth year as a Fox parent and first year serving on the PTA Board as Secretary.  She also serves on the Buddy Family, Directory and Volunteer Committees in addition to volunteering in the classroom.  She is excited about the opportunity to become more involved in school-wide initiatives that impact our kid’s education and school experience.

Lillian and her family are from NY/NJ but moved to the Bay Area in 2005.  They have 2 daughters (3rd and 1st) and spend most of their time outside of school either doing various extracurricular activities, hanging out with friends or traveling.

Professionally, Lillian works full time as an HR Business Partner at a Bay Area tech company.



Jennifer O’Mahony, Financial SecretaryJen

This is Jen’s first year serving as Financial Secretary on the PTA Board. She has been particularly drawn to the close-knit Fox community and has enjoyed supporting the school in various volunteering capacities.

Jen moved from Tewksbury, MA to the Bay Area in 1999 and has lived in San Mateo with her husband for over 12 years. Their daughters, Judy and Helen, are in second grade and their son, Donogh, is in preschool. They enjoy hiking and picnicking on all of the amazing local trails, camping, and cooking with friends.  They are also often found on weekends at Fox flying kites, scootering, and hanging from the monkey bars (kids only). 

Professionally, Jen works as a Project Manager at Genentech.