SRVEF
Board Of Directors
Gary Alpert
Gary Alpert Executive Board
Gary Alpert
Gary AlpertGary joined the SRVEF Board in 2016 after retiring from AT&T in 2015. During his 35 year career with AT&T, Gary held various management positions in Information Technology, Customer Care, Home Solutions, Call Center Operations and Network Operations. Gary and his wife, Cindy, moved to San Ramon in 1986 from Southern California. They have two children who attended San Ramon schools and both graduated from UC Davis. While his children were at California High School, Gary served as Vice President for one year and President for five years of Cal High’s Academic Boosters prior to Cal High becoming an affiliate of the SRVEF. Gary has volunteered on the Run for Education committee for two years. In addition to his service to the SRVEF, he currently is the Chair of City of San Ramon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the San Ramon Arts Foundation. Gary has a BA in Economics from the University of California San Diego, an MBA from Cal State Fullerton, an MS in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and is a certified Project Management
galpert@srvef.org
Leslie Anderson
Leslie Anderson Board Member
Leslie Anderson
Leslie AndersonLeslie is a product of the San Ramon Valley USD and grew up in the Alamo area. She has been a teacher, a principal, and district office administrator serving five districts in the bay area throughout her 40 years in education. Twenty (20) of those years were spent in the San Ramon Valley USD as principal and Senior Director of Educational Services. She retired from Castro Valley USD as Assistant Superintendent in 2014. She joined the SRVEF board in August 2017and is dedicated to supporting the education of students, the staff that provides that education and the parents who are partners in the educational process. In her tenure in San Ramon she helped lead the initiatives in curriculum, assessment and the redesign of special education communication and protocols. Leslie graduated from UC Santa Barbara in English and Social Sciences , received her teaching credential from St. Mary’s College and her Masters (B.S.) in School Leadership from Cal State University Hayward (Cal State East Bay). She currently is an Education Consultant who does statewide Professional Development for School Leadership Coaches and she is a Senior Associate with Lead Learner Associates. Leslie resides with her husband, who also attended San Ramon schools, in Alamo.
leslie@srvef.org
Vanessa Berastain
Vanessa Berastain Executive Director
Vanessa Berastain
Vanessa Berastain
vanessa@srvef.org
Gary Black
Gary Black Board Member
Gary Black
Gary Black
gary@srvef.org
Chris Gayler
Chris Gayler Board Member
Chris Gayler
Chris GaylerChris represents the third generation in the Gayler Construction family business. Chris and his wife, Natalie, move to San Ramon in 2003 and are the parents of two spirited and good-natured boys; Ethan and Zachary. Both boys are in the SRVUSD. The couple is active in sports and community events throughout the Bay Area. Chris belongs to the San Ramon Rotary and has served on the board for several years. He is a graduate of the invitation only year-long 2014 Leadership San Ramon program.
chris@gaylerdesignbuild.com
Elizabeth Graswich
Elizabeth Graswich Executive Board
Elizabeth Graswich
Elizabeth GraswichElizabeth Graswich is a communications expert with over 15 years of experience in public education leadership, public policy, media relations, crisis management, project management, community outreach, journalism and event planning. In September 2014, Liz was named Director of Communications and Community Relations for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In that role, she directs communications for one of California's top-performing school districts. She serves as a liaison with the community, and has the pleasure of serving on multiple community boards and committees. Prior to joining San Ramon Valley Unified, Liz served eight years as Director of Communications for the largest school district in Northern California, Elk Grove Unified, in Sacramento County. She was a Board Member for the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation. Previously, she worked five years as a reporter on the Sacramento Bee newspaper, covering education and public safety. Liz grew up across the continental U.S., Hawaii and Australia, finally selecting California as home. She and her husband have two sons.
liz@srvef.org
Tim Gunderson
Tim Gunderson Executive Board
Tim Gunderson
Tim GundersonTim joined the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board of directors in 2014. He is currently Senior Director of Business Development at DocuSign. Tim came to DocuSign from NetSuite where he led their strategic technology partners group and NetSuite’s emerging global systems integrator program. Prior to NetSuite, Tim held business development roles at the NASDAQ Stock Market and an e-commerce startup and finance positions at a publicly traded health care company and private investment bank. Tim's track record is evidenced by meaningful relationships at fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups and continuously driving channel revenue. Prior to joining the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board of directors, Tim served on the board of the East Bay Leadership Foundation. He also is a board member of the Furst-McNess Company. Tim received a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
tim@srvef.org
Gayle Isreal
Gayle Isreal Board Member
Gayle Isreal
Gayle Isreal
Winton Jew
Winton Jew Board Member
Winton Jew
Winton Jew
Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts Board Member
Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts
Jeneen Slack
Jeneen Slack Executive Board
Christine Williams
Christine WilliamsChristine spent 40 years in education serving her last 15 years as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Service in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. During her tenure in the district she was an active participant and supporter of SRVEF and the Endowment Committee. She retired from the district in December 2013 and joined the SRVEF Board in fall 2016. Being on the board of SRVEF gives her the opportunity to give back to the school community that she worked in for so many years. Working closely with SRVUSD’s dedicated principals and staff, she helped introduce and support many innovative district programs such as the Reading Writing Project, 1:1 Computer Initiative, AVID, Science Initiative, School Loop, and BTSA. She is proud that during her leadership, student achievement results rose every year and nearly all schools were recognized as State Distinguished Schools and/or National Blue Ribbon Schools. Christine is a native of California and a graduate of Cupertino High School. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Colorado State University, Ft Collins. She continues to maintain her California teaching and administrative credentials. Christine and her husband Mike reside in Walnut Creek. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Their youngest daughter is a teacher in SRVUSD and one of her grandson’s attends Montair Elementary.
christine@srvef.org