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MB PTA Council

Manhattan Beach PTA District Advisory Council (DAC)


Who We Are

Manhattan Beach PTA District Advisory Council meets monthly during the school year in the MBUSD Offices at 325 S. Peck Avenue. 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  held at the MBUSD offices at 325 S. Peck Avenue monthly and are open to anyone who would like to attend. Here is the schedule for our 2018-19 meetings: 9/4, 10/2, 11/6 (MCHS Small Theater), 12/4 (Private Home TBD), 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9, 5/7 & 6/4 (Scholarship Lunch - Tin Roof).


If for some reason you can’t attend and  have a question or issue you would like raised at the meetings, please contact Council President, Heather de Roos at or 310-480-8005 or any of the members listed below.


Contact Us With Any Questions

Our 2018-19 Members include:

Heather de Roos, Council President

Jo Karambelas, Council Vice President

Dr. Mike Matthews, Superintendent MBUSD

Karen Komatinsky, MBUSD School Board Representative

Richard Montgomery, City Council Representative

Hilary Mahan, Executive Director MBEF

Jennifer Williams, Executive Director MBX

Bonnie Darrow, President MBX


PTA Presidents

Stacy Myrose , PTA Co-President, MBMS

Betsey Keely, PTA Co-President, MBMS

Tiffany Levy, PTA Co-President, Pacific

Wysh Weinstein, PTA Co-President, Pacific

Katie Gunther, PTA Co-President, Pennekamp

Pennie Stepczyk, PTA Co-President, Pennekamp

Nicole Shepley, PTA President, Grand View

Kathleen Paralusz , PTA President, Meadows

JJ Corr, PTA EVP, Meadows

Ann Marie Whitney, PTSA Co-President, Mira Costa

Kristi Knowles, PTSA Co-President, Mira Costa

Andrea Barker, PTSA Co-President, Robinson

Kristen Borland, PTSA Co-President, Robinson


Executive Board Members & Committee Chairs

Keri Herczeg, Treasurer

Lorelei Chao, Financial Secretary

Kate Malik, Secretary

Jenni Tucker, Historian

Jennifer Smith, Parliamentarian

Carolyn Mukai, District Green Committee Chair

Cathey Graves, Community Liaison Co-Chair

Mariel Waller, Community Liason Co-Chair

Jeanne Fratello, Communications Chair

Jen Berlinger, Technology Liason

Jennifer Fenton, MBUSD SEW Co-Chair

Kate Leach, Legislative Rep

Larissa Chapin, District Auditor

Lindsey Fox, Reflections Co Chair/ Special Education Council Rep.

Michelle Collins, Reflections Co Chair