Bryan Balazs

(Ph.D.) has lived in Livermore for over two decades and has been a long-time supporter of educational and civic efforts in the community. He has also been active at the national and international levels through his volunteer work with the American Chemical Society, particularly in the areas of public outreach and advocacy for science and education. He is an Associate Program Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Sean Batchelor

(CPA) is a manager in the Governance, Risk and Compliance practice with Armanino LLP and based in San Ramon. He is a longtime Livermore resident and graduate of Livermore High School. He believes in giving back to the community where he grew up and looks forward to helping students achieve their educational goals.

Regina (Gina) Bonanno

(Ph.D.) has lived in Livermore since 2000, and recently retired after successfully completing 27-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she most recently served as a senior manager in the National Ignition Facility Directorate. She was involved in a number of student focused educational and community outreach activities while at the lab, and has increased her community service in retirement. Her son recently graduated from the Livermore schools, where she has been an active volunteer. Gina’s goal is to ensure post-secondary opportunities for all Livermore students.

Kathy Coyle

(President) has spent many years volunteering and advocating on behalf of students and families in Livermore at the classroom, school and district level, including as chair of the Measure D Oversight Committee and District Budget Advisory Committee. As local Rotarian she works on several youth-oriented programs and projects, including mentoring students and serving six years on the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Board of Directors. She has also served as Board President of CAPE Head Start for multiple years.

Tom Felter

(Ph.D) is a second generation Bay Area Californian and has lived in town with his wife since 1980. With recollections of their kids in Livermore schools, Tom looks forward to building such great opportunities for others. He manages the Hydrogen and Metallurgy Department at Sandia and is retired from LLNL.

 Richard Gumbs

has been a Livermore resident for over 25 years. He served as a Probation Officer in San Mateo County early in his career, and for over 30 years has been a financial advisor and insurance agent with the Principal Financial Group. For numerous years, Richard served as a member of the Billy Givens Memorial Scholarship board and knows first-hand the impact of helping students achieve their educational goals. Richard has two adult children. His son, an attorney, was recently nominated by President Obama, for the position of Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He and his wife were guardians for Richard’s nephew who relocated from the east coast and completed his junior and senior years at Livermore High School.

John W. Houghton, Jr.

(Treasurer) worked as an engineer and engineering manager at LLNL after earning BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, retiring in 2001. His diverse interests and passions include trains and railroads, environmental conservancy (including local support of Tri-Valley Conservancy), amateur farming and ranching, and giving back to society so that others can have an opportunity to live a good life.

Lisa Lagorio

(CFP, Secretary) is a certified financial planner that began her career working with teachers. She has been advising clients for close to 30 years. She has two children that graduated from Livermore High School.  Her daughter is currently a science teacher in the Livermore school district and her son recently graduated from college and is currently in the Management Training program with Cintas Corporation.

Patrick McMenamin

spent his career in education – as a special education teacher, county office of education administrator, and in various positions with the California Department of Education. In retirement, Pat has a strong desire to help individuals achieve their potential – no matter the path they follow to continue their education.

Rev Robert Mendonça

is a former educator who taught in public schools in Alameda and Union City, California prior to his ordination as a presbyter of the Diocese of Oakland. He is currently the Parochial Vicar at St. Raymond Catholic Church in San Ramon.

Nancy J. Stoyer

(Ph.D.) is a longtime Livermore resident with children in the Livermore schools. As a chemist, she collaborated with other scientists in the discovery of a number of elements, including element 116 livermorium (Lv). Through school visits, participation in the Tri-Valley’s Expanding Your Horizon and Dinners-with-a-Scientist, she brings science directly to students. She values supporting a variety of educational opportunities for students.

Committee Members:

  • Diane Belak
  • Neal Cavanaugh
  • Monica Moya, Ph.D.
  • Philomena Rambo
  • Carol Perry
  • Stephanie Shang
  • Stephanie Ueland

We appreciate the contributions of our former board members:

  • Andrew Aguilar
  • Kathleen Banke
  • Steve Bell
  • Kelly Bowers
  • Kevin Drake
  • Steve Faith – Past President
  • Nancy Gomes
  • Gene Hale – Past President
  • Karen Haliday
  • John Howard
  • Art Krakowsky
  • Maurie Louis
  • Pam Luster
  • David Mertes
  • Paula Orrell – Past President
  • Steven Pangelinan
  • Abbie Rockwell
  • Anthony Santos, CPA
  • Julie Schnitter
  • Mark Shawver
  • Howard Storms
  • Elizabeth Trutner – Past President

Carolyn June 2015Executive Director

Carolyn Siegfried

Contact: csiegfried@pedrozzifoundation.org