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 have also been active volunteering for Music Boosters and women's soccer at Branham. I enjoy the camaraderie from parents, students, teachers and our principal during PTSA meetings and conversations. Participating in PTSA has given me a chance to contribute to the school in a way that is 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.

Anwesha Mishra

Student Vice President

I am a senior and I look forward to providing the student perspective to the PTSA executive board.  Along with PTSA, I am also in ASB, Vice President of National Honor Society, and am on the varsity field hockey team.  I really enjoy working with such an amazing team as everyone cares so much about the school.    

Vacant 

Executive Vice President

Position is current vacant.  Contact branhamptsainfo@gmail.com if you are interested in serving on the PTSA Executive Board.

Alexander 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 hopeto meet you soon!

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 become a routine in my personal life. My son is a junior at Branham and my daughter is a freshman. Volunteering is a great opportunity to give back to the school and community. I am looking forward to continuing this contribution and helping Branham grow strong.

Melanie Bleyler

Programs Chair

I first joined Branham’s Home & School club board at the request of a fellow parent volunteer.  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 fifth 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. 

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.

Pooja Chopra

Teacher Mini-Grant Chair

I have been an active member of Branham’s community for the last four years.  Currently, I have a junior attending Branham.  I have been involved in my kids’ education since they were in elementary school.  I love meeting new parents and learning from them. I joined the PTSA executive board as Membership Chair and am happy to now have the position of Mini-Grant Chair.

Cheryl Lawton

Principal

Teacher Representative

Branham PTSA

Thank you!

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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!

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