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, 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
Terry Ragins, President
Torrance Unified School District


Shireen Ossanlo
Executive Director

Denise Mandel
Business Administrator

Cynthia Palacio Rios
Executive Assistant

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

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
20695 S. Western Ave., Suite 136
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-7232