Executive Board



Executive Board Members


I have been a BHS parent for the last six years with one graduate and a current sophomore. I joined PTSA in 2017 and have served as Grad Night Co-Chair, Parliamentarian and this year I'm delighted to serve as President! Participating in PTSA has made me more aware of what's going on at Branham and has brought me closer to other parents, teachers and staff members. It's opened my eyes to the many ways parents can contribute to continuous improvement. Outside of school, I work in the field of high-tech market research/analytics.

MELANIE BLEYLER - Executive Vice President

I first joined Branham’s Home & School Club board at the request of a fellow parent volunteer at the beginning of my daughter’s freshman year. In 2016-2017, as President of the Branham Home & School Club, I worked with our Board and Cheryl Lawton, our Principal, to bring the PTSA to our school.  This will be my third year on the board and I am excited to continue to find ways we can best serve all the wonderful parents, students, teachers, and other Branham Community Members.  I currently have a junior attending Branham.


JENNIE ORTLER - Programs Chair

I am a parent volunteer and am proud to be a part of the Branham community.  I have a son who is a Junior this year at Branham, and my daughter graduated from Branham in 2016.  I am looking forward to contributing to the school as the Programs Chair and being an active member of our school community.  I hope to meet many of you at the PTSA Association meetings this year.  Go Bruins! 

ALEX GOLDBERG - Parliamentarian

I'm a Junior at Branham this year. I got involved in PTSA as the Parliamentarian because I'm excited about all the great things that PTSA does for the school and community. I'm proud to be a member of this wonderful organization, and I hope to meet you soon!

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ANWESHA MISHRA - V.P. Student Involvement

I am a junior and am the Student VP of PTSA. I look forward to providing a student perspective in the program as I'm in ASB, vice president of NHS, and on the varsity field hockey team. I really enjoy working with such an amazing team as everyone cares so much about the school. 

KENJI MILLER - Treasurer

I'm the father of two Branham students and a firm believer in this school. I'm excited to see all the improvements taking place as we continue to build out both our physical infrastructure and our strong community of parents, staff, students, and local businesses. This is my second year on the board and I look forward to doing whatever I can to continue to strengthen and grow this great community.

POOJA CHOPRA - Membership Committee Lead

I have been an active member of Branham community for last three years. Currently, I have a Sophomore attending Branham. I have been involved in my kids education since they were in elementary. I love being part of the school community by meeting new parents and learning from them. I used to help in College and Career Center and now I am happy to be part of PTSA as a Membership Committee Lead. I look forward to meeting all the wonderful parents.

TERRI HANNIGAN - Mini Grants Committee Lead

ADRIANA SALAMAT - Hospitality Committee Lead

Being a parent volunteer is something that I enjoy the most. Participating in my children's school lives, donating time, effort and joy for what I am doing, has became a routine in my personal life. My son is a sophomore at Branham and my daughter a 8th grader, who is joining her brother next year.  Volunteering at Branham is a great opportunity to give back to my school and community. I am looking forward to continue this contribution and keep helping Branham to grow strong.

RACHEL ROSENBERG - Hospitality Committee Lead


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A sincere thank you to everyone who generously donates their time and money in support of B-PTSA committees, programs and events.  We couldn't do it without you.  Thank you for partnering for a better Branham!

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