Executive Board Bios | 2023-2024
June Yang, President
We love this Mt. Washington community so much and are thrilled to have the opportunity to help enrich it even further. We have met some wonderful lifelong friends from this community and could not feel luckier. By day, I’m an attorney / certified public accountant, but by night, I get to be the mom to a sweet and toy-obsessed boy named Wyatt, who is the love of our lives.
Colin Popadiuk, Communications Chair
Yay for Mt. Washington! We've lived on Oban since 2016, and are excited to be part of the MWE family as Wally has entered kindergarten. We enjoy trucks, bike rides, and the song "Pico and Sepulveda."
As a marketer, I've spent plenty of time facilitating and executing on communications.
I am excited about doing it for a community I love.
Laurel Dickow, Programs Chair
Hello Mt. Washington! My family and I are happy members of the MWE community with kiddos Lucy (2nd) and Miles (Kinder). We’re a big Museum loving and theater making family. I’m the Associate VP of Programs & Community Engagement at the Natural History Museum and look forward to supporting and coordinating the after school programs as the PTA Programs Chair.
Sara Simmonds, Fundraising Chair
Howdy Mount Washington Wolves! My name is Sara Simmonds and I am mom
to Hazel Judd who is in 2nd grade this year. For the last two years I’ve been cheering on the PTA from the sidelines and I jumped at the chance to be involved this year. In my role as Fundraising Chair, I hope to create some great events for our school and community and bring in some funds. I have a background in production and events and a love for cooking, entertaining and being with family and friends. Let’s party!
Liz Fillmore, Volunteers Chair
I am Liz Fillmore Garrett and I will be heading up Volunteer Coordination for the 23/24 school
year. I was invited to join the board by the former secretary of the PTA Christina Hochleitner, who will graciously be assisting me in my new role. Last year I was a room rep and was impressed with how well Mike handled our school’s volunteer needs. So when the role became available I decided to give it a go! :)
In this new role, Christina and I are hoping to find an opportunity for every parent’s talents, build long lasting connections and create community!
My husband Jonathan Garrett and I have lived in Mount Washington since August of 2006. He works as a video games programmer and I am a LCSW. We adopted Erin in 2017.
Erin will be in the first grade this year and is looking forward to learning new skills and
spending time with her friends.
I look forward to meeting everyone!
Alex Riguero, Treasurer
Hi everyone! I am mom to two lovely little girls, Mei (a first grader) and Saoirse. Our family moved to Mount Washington in 2021 and we love the community, the hiking, and spying the occasional coyote chilling on a driveway. In my spare time, I'm a television production executive.
Jen Keefe, Membership Chair
I’m excited to be leading the efforts to engage our MWE community in PTA events this year as the Membership Chair! I am the mom to Henry, who is a second grader this year, and have been part of the Mt. Washington Elementary community since 2016 when my older son, Charlie, started Kindergarten. Our family loves nature, travel, and good food! We love our community on the hill and our amazing school. I want to personally invite this awesome community to join the PTA, become involved in any way that makes sense for you and your family, and engage in our goals of supporting students, teachers, and administrators!