Torrance Education Foundation

Board of Directors and Staff

Executive Committee

Martha Deutsch, President
Trustee, Torrance Unified School District
Board of Education (2012-2018)
Past President, 33rd District, California PTA

Camilla Seferian, Treasurer
Commissioner, Torrance Library Commission
Past President, Torrance Council of PTAs

Brian Sunshine, Vice President
Assistant to the City Manager (ret.)
City of Torrance

Emi Munekata Morimoto, O.D., Secretary
Doctor of Optometry
Community Leader


Donna Belitz
Independent Education Management

Robin Taub Comer
The Real Estate Group

Christina Chin Flores
Vice President, Operations 
Financial Finesse

Teresa Furey
Commissioner, TUSD Personnel Commission
Torrance Unified School District

Susan S. Gibson, Ph.D.
Educator, College Professor

Nazy Haghani
Manager, Report Analyst
Murad, LLC

Mary Hoffman, M.Ed.
Special Education Teacher (ret.)
Torrance Unified School District

Patrice Lefevre
President/ Owner
Bookkeeping 4 You

Katie Pandolfo
General Manager
Dignity Health Sports Park / LA Galaxy

Asam Sheikh
Senior Financial Analyst
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Carolyn Snyder
Community Leader
Co-Chair, Torrance Memorial Hospital
Festival of Trees

Liaison – Torrance Board of Education
Betty Lieu, President
Torrance Unified School District


Shireen Ossanlo
Executive Director

Denise Mandel
Business Administrator

Cynthia Palacio Rios
Executive Assistant

2020-2021 Advisory Board

Kim Edwards
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Steve Fechner
Surf Management Inc.

Pat Furey
Mayor of Torrance

Barbara Graham
Torrance Refining Company

Rob Katherman
Water Replenishment District

Sherry Kramer
Continental Development

Ted Lieu
U.S. Representative

Al Muratsuchi
California Assemblymember

Andrea Sala
El Camino College

Robert Van Lingen
The Van Lingen Group

Joe Ward
Little Company of Mary