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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. Pre-pandemic, meetings were held in the MBUSD Offices at 325 S. Peck Avenue. Currently, meetings are held on Zoom. 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.


District Advisory Council Proposed Slate 2022-2023

The District Advisory Council (DAC) Nominating Committee is happy to announce the proposed slate for the 2022-2023 District PTA Council Executive Board.

  • President- Erin Levin
  • Executive Vice President- Jennifer Gale
  • Secretary- Ashley McCarthy
  • Treasurer- Stacy Myrose
  • Financial Secretary- Carrie Wetsch
  • Parliamentarian- Alison Rosenthal
  • Auditor- Dana Lupton 
  • Historian- Patricia Doumeng
  • Legislative Rep- Gita O’Neill

This slate will be presented at DAC meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Please contact Andrea Barker, DAC Nominating Committee Chair, with any questions.


Join Us for Our Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Contact Wysh Weinstein if you would like to attend. Here is the schedule for our 2021-22 meetings (9:30-11:30 am Open Session / 8:30-9:30 am PTA Presidents only):

  • Thursday, September 9
  • Tuesday, October 5
  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Tuesday, December 7
  • Thursday, January 4
  • Tuesday, February 1
  • Tuesday, March 1
  • Tuesday, April 12
  • Thursday, May 3
  • Tuesday, June 7 (Scholarship Luncheon)


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


Contact Us With Any Questions

Our 2021-22 Members include:

Wysh Weinstein, Council President

Erin Levin, Council Vice President

Dr. John Bowes, Superintendent

Sally Peel, MBUSD School Board Representative

Jen Cochran, MBUSD School Board Representative

Richard Montgomery, City Council Representative

Hilary Mahan, Executive Director MBEF

Jennifer Williams, Executive Director MBX


PTA Presidents


Jen Cram, PTA President, Grand View

Jessica Vanzura, PTA EVP, Grand View

Kimberly Rosenfeld, PTA President, Meadows

Michele Graeler, PTA EVP, Meadows

Jennifer Gale, PTA President, Pacific

Patricia Doumeng, PTA EVP, Pacific

Anna Bargagliotti, PTA President, Pennekamp

Angie Smith, PTA EVP, Pennekamp

Jenny Nugent, PTSA President, Robinson

Yea-Lan Chiang, PTSA EVP, Robinson

Katie Gunther, PTA President, MBMS

Pennie Stepczyk , PTA EVP, MBMS

Heather de Roos, PTSA President, Mira Costa


Executive Board Members & Committee Chairs

Donna Hughes, Treasurer

Carolyn Mukai, Financial Secretary

Tamany Bentz, Secretary

Patricia Doumeng, Historian

Lorelei Chao, Parliamentarian

Tiffany Levy, District Green Committee Chair

Pennie Stepczyk, Community Affairs Co-Chair

Pam Thomas, Community Affairs Co-Chair

Ashley McCarthy, Communications Chair

Nick Phillips, Technology/Operations Chair

Gita O'Neill, Legislative Rep

Kate Malik, District Auditor

Gillian Cato, Reflections Chair Chair

Heather de Roos, Membership Chair

Ryan Taylor, District Diversity Chair

Jennifer Klawin, District SEL Chair