Executive Board

Members

BRANHAM PTSA

Executive Board Members

2020-2021

BARBARA DIEKER - President

I have been a BHS parent for the last seven years with one graduate and a current Junior. I joined PTSA in 2017 and have served as Grad Night Co-Chair, Parliamentarian and this is my second year serving 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.

LEONARDO RENOVATO - Treasurer

I joined BHS PTSA Executive Board Team on 2018 as the Auditor. After serving on that role for two years, I accepted the role of Treasurer. I am a proud parent of a Freshman boy and Junior girl, and I have been also active being a parent volunteer for the Music Boosters and being a Women's Soccer Assistant Coach at Branham. I enjoy the camaraderie from the parents, students, teachers and our principal during PTSA meetings and conversations. Participating in PTSA has made me more aware of what's going on at Branham and has given me a chance to contribute to the school in a way that is very unique and rewarding. Outside of school, I run my own business as licensed general contractor, construction manager, and consultant.

SURYAKALA JANDHYALA - Secretary

My child is a sophomore at Branham. I joined PTSA as a member last year, and this is my first year on the executive board in the position of Secretary. I am very excited to be a part of Branham's PTSA and look forward to working with our membership to make the Branham community stronger.

VACANT - Executive Vice President

ALEX GOLDBERG - Parliamentarian

I'm a Senior 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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Cheryl Lawton - Principal

ANWESHA MISHRA - Student Involvement VP

I am a senior 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 - Auditor

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.

CHITRA MITTHA - Membership Chair

I have volunteered at my kids schools since they were in kindergarten. Volunteering and giving back to the community energizes me. I am parent of a junior and a sophomore at Branham and this is my second year serving on the PTSA. My hope for the organization is to bring in many more members into its fold to make it a vibrant and engaging community. Outside of school, I work in high tech as a product marketer. 

ADRIANA SALAMAT - Hospitality Chair

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 junior at Branham and my daughter a freshman.  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.

POOJA CHOPRA - Mini-Grant Chair

I have been an active member of Branham community for last three years. Currently, I have a Junior 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.

MELANIE BLEYLER - Programs Chair

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 senior attending Branham.

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Branham PTSA

Thank you!

Meetings

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

Usually the Second Wednesday of

Every Other Month at 7:00 pm 

September 16  /  November 11

January 12  /  March 10 /  May 11

Contact Us

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1570 Branham Lane

San Jose, CA 95118

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