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    2019-2020 Elected PTSA Board Members


    President – Jennifer Wenrick

    Jennifer has three children, twin girls heading into 7th grade in the fall of 2019 and a son going into 5th grade. Jennifer was heavily involved in the elementary school PTA, serving terms as president and vice president, as well as running the after school programs and creating the yearbook. Jennifer has a professional background as a fundraiser and public speaking/communications instructor but has elected to stay home with the kids. She is an Ohio native who moved to Seattle six years ago after living in various locations throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

    Vice President – Miki Takihana (incumbent)

    Miki has a 6th grader at Hamilton. She has years of experience on the elementary school’s PTA board, where she served as the lead for Finance Committee, Safety Committee, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee and a BLT representative. She worked as a program evaluation specialist for the United Nations Development Programme and International Labour Organization and was a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She has a PhD in public administration from the University of London.

    Secretary – Mark Roschy

    Father of two boys that will be at Hamilton next year. Akiva will be in the 6th grade and Zev will be in the 8th grade. I have been a PTA Board Member almost every single year that my kids have been in school. I was over committed last year and so I have not been involved, but I am excited to get back. My work does not allow me to volunteer during the school day, so I have always found that the PTA Board is a great alternative to giving back to the school community. I have done almost every PTA Board position except President, so I feel I have a lot to offer. In addition, I am a former school teacher, a former school principal, and a current central office Director for the Edmonds School District.

    Treasurer –  TBD

    Coming soon


    Events VP – TBD

    Coming soon

    Co-Vice President, Fundraising - Elizabeth Oestreich

    Elizabeth has an incoming 6th grader at Hamilton and a 4th grader at McDonald international elementary for the 2019-2020 school year. She is serving her second term as Vice President of the McDonald Elementary PTA and will bring her experience to Hamilton. She grew up in New Jersey, but has called Seattle home for the last 11 years. She is finishing her Master in Public Health (genetics) at the UW. She enjoys reading, family time, travel and languages. In her previous life she spent 6 years in the Navy as an Arabic linguist.

    Vice President, Communications – Pete Looney

    Pete has a 7th grader at Hamilton and a 5th grader at West Woodland. He has served on the West Woodland PTA board for the past year and been involved in various volunteer roles for the last six years. He's been paid to have fun coding for the last 20 years and before that was briefly a librarian. He reads a lot. In another life he would have been a film historian.

    Elected positions constitute the Executive Committee and are elected by the PTSA Membership at its Spring Meeting.


    Appointed PTSA Board Members

    6th Grade Liaison – Clara Behnke

    7th Grade Liaison – Alison Tintle

    8th Grade Liaison –  Sandhya Subramanian

    Member at Large – Camilla Layman

    Co-Legislative Rep – Joanna Grist

    Co-Legislative Rep – Lorelei Goodyear

    Membership Chair – Brandi Mattila

    Staff Representative – Sarah Erb

    The Executive Committee makes the above appointments during the summer board meeting.

    Other Key PTSA Positions

    Mini Grants Committee Co-Chair – Erin Bernau

    Mini Grants Committee Co-Chair – Miki Takihana

    BLT Liaison – Cat Howell

    Reflections Coordinator – Coming soon

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon Coordinator – Coming soon

    Website & Calendar – Pete Looney

    Hamilton Weekly News Editor – Coming soon