Torrance Education Foundation

Board of Directors and Staff

Executive Committee

Patrick Furey, President
Past Torrance Mayor
Attorney at Law

Patrice Lefevre, Secretary
President/ Owner
Bookkeeping 4 You


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

Eunice Lee​, Treasurer
LAUSD Teacher



Donna Belitz
Independent Education Management

Robin Taub Comer
The Real Estate Group

Teresa Furey
Commissioner, TUSD Personnel Commission
Torrance Unified School District

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

Novelette Laing Witt
Morgen Real Estate


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

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

Terry Ragins
Past TCPTAs President

Dr. Jeremy L. Gerson
Board of Education

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

David Zygielbaum
Deputy District Attorney
Bureau of Specialized Prosecutions
Family Violence Division

Aaron Aaccides
Alpha Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty – South Bay


Denise Mandel
Business Manager

Jessica Tinajero
Administrator Assistant

2022-2023 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