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Manhattan Beach PTA District Advisory Council (DAC)


Who We Are

Manhattan Beach PTA District Advisory Council meets monthly during the school year. The Council consists of representatives from MB PTA Leadership, MBUSD Administration and School Board, MBEF and MBX Leadership and City Council. These Representatives come together to collaborate and share ideas on how to maintain and improve the excellence in our schools for all parents, teachers and students in our schools now and for generations to come.


Join Us for Our Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Contact Jennifer Gale if you would like to attend. Here is the schedule for our 2024-25 meetings (9:30-11:30 am Open Session / 8:30-9:30 am PTA Presidents only):

  • Thursday, August 29 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, September 26 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, October 24 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, December 12 @ Location TBD
  • Thursday, January 30 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, March 27 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, April 24 @ MBUSD District Office
  • Thursday, May 29 (Scholarship Luncheon)

If you have a question or issue you would like raised at the meetings, please contact Council President, Jennifer Gale, or any of the members listed below.


Contact Us With Any Questions

Our 2024-25 Members include:

Jennifer Gale, Council President

Andrea Barker, Council Executive Vice President

Dr. John Bowes, Superintendent

Dr. Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard, Deputy Superintendent

Hibah Samad, Public Information Officer

Tina Shivpuri, MBUSD School Board Representative

Bruce Greenberg, MBUSD School Board Representative

Richard Montgomery, City Council Representative

Hilary Mahan, Executive Director MBEF

Heather Interian, Executive Director MBX


PTA Presidents

Tiffany Quick, PTA President, Grand View

Vanessa Sullivan, PTA EVP, Grand View

Jillian Robertson, PTA President, Meadows

Cindy Marian, PTA EVP, Meadows

Erin Vancura, PTA President, Pacific

Brooke Zipperman, PTA EVP, Pacific

Katie Ranne, PTA President, Pennekamp

Jennifer Yee, PTA EVP, Pennekamp

Tara Riley, PTSA President, Robinson

Katherine Dunlap, PTSA EVP, Robinson

Patricia Doumeng , PTA President, MBMS

Erin Coppola, PTA EVP, MBMS

Carolyn Mukai, PTSA President, Mira Costa

Pennie Stepczyk, PTSA EVP, Mira Costa


Executive Board Members & Committee Chairs

Jen Cram, Treasurer

Stacy Myrose, Financial Secretary

Jessica Vanzura, Secretary

Tisha Anderson, Historian

Madeline Kaplan, Parliamentarian

Rachel Tornek, District Green Committee Chair

Pennie Stepczyk, Community Affairs Co-Chair

Sally Peel, Community Affairs Co-Chair

Vivian Kelly, Communications Chair

Dana Lupton, Technology/Operations Chair

Nathalie Rosen, Legislative Rep

Shana Kish, District Auditor

Julie Kim, Reflections Chair Chair

Alison Rosenthal, Membership Chair

Ankur Batheja, District Diversity Chair

TBD, District SEL Co-Chair



Tessa Garner, Beach Cities Health District

Emory Chen, Beach Cities Health District

Hilary Mahan, Executive Director, MBEF

Heather Interian, Executive Director, MBX