Torrance Education Foundation

Board of Directors and Staff

Executive Committee

Dr. Chad Mabery, President
Director of Data, Assessment & Professional Development
Laguna Beach Unified School District

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

Kevin O’Brien, Immediate Past President
Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets
Bank of America, Merrill Lynch

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

Emi Munekata Morimoto, Secretary
Doctor of Optometry
Community Leader

Susan Swinburne, MBA – ex officio
Executive Director
Torrance Education Foundation

Members

Donna Belitz
Independent Education Management
     Professional

Robin Taub Comer
Realtor
The Real Estate Group

Dana Cortez
Treasurer
City of Torrance

Martha Deutsch
President, 33rd District
California PTA

Teresa Furey
Commissioner, TUSD Personnel Commission
Torrance Unified School District

Chris Getchius
Community Leader

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

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

Patrice Lefevre
President/ Owner
Bookkeeping 4 You

Peter Mladina, MBA
Director of Portfolio Research
Northern Trust

Jeanne O’Brien
Executive Director
Edge Accountancy Group, Inc.

Sacha Ohara
Senior Vice President
Malaga Bank

Liaison – Torrance Board of Education
Terry Ragins, Trustee
Torrance Unified School District

Katie Pandolfo
General Manager
Dignity Health Sports Park / LA Galaxy

Jeff Schenkelberg
Account Executive
Southern California Gas Company

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

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

Rachael Steven
Producer
Bakers Man Productions

Staff

Susan Swinburne
Executive Director
SusanS@TEF4kids.org

Denise Mandel
Business Administrator
DeniseM@TEF4kids.org

Cynthia Palacio
Office Assistant
Admin@TEF4kids.org

Advisory Board

Steve Fechner
Surf Management

Sherry Kramer
Continental Development Corporation

Hon. Ted Lieu
U.S. Representative

Steve Stoppel
Torrance Community Credit Union

Hon. Pat Furey
Mayor, City of Torrance

Gary Kuwahara
PDM CPAs

Hon. Al Muratsuchi
California Assembly Member

Robert Virtue
Virco Manufacturing Corporation

Barbara Graham
Torrance Refining Company

Don Lee
Farmers Insurance

Bill Oberholzer
Preferred Bank

Mark Waronek
Ek, Sunkin & Bai

Torrance Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1397
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 320-7232
info@TEF4Kids.org