Board of Directors and Staff

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is drawn from parents in the school community as well as alumni and other community supporters. 

CHARTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amy Hui Johnson, President

Amy is an accountant specializing in tax for over 25 years; she worked in small business tax, and for the last 16 years in corporate tax specializing in derivatives. Amy was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Texas. Since 2000, she has been involved with an employee-organization which promotes ethnic diversity and networking in her field; she has held several officer positions within this organization and currently serves as National Treasurer. Amy received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Texas State University. Amy and her husband Blake discovered Waldorf  when they lived in Boulder, Colorado.  They have one student in the middle grades at Sebastopol Charter and another that graduated and is now in high. Both have been in Waldorf education since pre-school.

Franz Feuerherdt, Treasurer & Secretary

Franz works in the solar industry, and brings a broad scope of business savvy and experience to the Charter Foundation Board. Franz is a parent of two students in the middle grades at Sebastopol Charter. He has held valuable roles in volunteer efforts to support the School in several property enhancement projects, as well as the many committees and leadership roles he offers to the CF Board on a regular basis.

Diana Ortiz, Member at Large

Diana has recently joined The CF Board as Board Member at Large. A Sonoma County local resident, she has been a part of the banking community for over 12 years providing financial expertise to help serve her community. Currently she is serving as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in Rohnert Park for Summit State Bank. Diana enjoys volunteering, and has volunteered for many different nonprofits including North Bay Animal Services, Wilson School, Loma Vista School, and more. A creative thinker herself, she looks forward to serving on the CF board in support of the Waldorf mission and all that it encompasses.

James Korzo, Member at Large

James is a native New Yorker who has been a full-time Sonoma county resident for the past 10 years. James has a Bachelor’s Degree in French/Secondary Education and has 25 years of experience with financial firms such as UBS, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in the private banking and wealth management space, advising high net worth and ultra high net worth clients on banking, securities-based loan transactions, mortgages and other complex loan structures. He has since shifted to the world of real estate, working with clients in Sonoma and Napa county for the purchase and sale of residential properties. 

James is trilingual (English, French, Spanish) and is a world traveler, touring various destinations spanning five continents. In his spare time, James and his wife enjoy volunteering, hiking, skiing and all aspects of art and gastronomy that Northern California has to offer.

Ashley Schroth-Cary, Member at Large

Ashley Schroth-Cary is a whole foods nutritionist who studied at Bauman College. Her background is in emergency medicine where she worked as an EMT/firefighter and a ski patroller. She found her true calling as a nutritionist and has never looked back. She has spent the last eight years helping build a lifestyle program in Santa Rosa. She is passionate about helping people eat healthier, train better and stress less. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being with her 2 young daughters, husband and dog, usually doing something outdoors. She has a passion for healthy cooking and loves to help others ignite their passion as well.

CHARTER FOUNDATION STAFF

Essie Bishop, Administrative Director

Essie has worked with multiple local charter schools and businesses in fundraising and various administrative work for over 20 years. She has been with the CF and Sebastopol Charter School for 7 years, during which time she has established successful events, systems and relationships among the two organizations and the greater school community. She is passionate about working in positions that have direct impacts in the betterment of humanity, a goal which is happily fulfilled at the CF and SCS.  Essie is a Sonoma County native, as is her husband and, of course, her two children. Her family finds great joy in hiking, traveling and exploring the wonders of the natural world.

Jeanna Collet, Community Engagement and Development Manager

Jeanna (pronounced Jenna) is the parent of a second grader and fourth grader at SCS. She really enjoys volunteering at the school, witnessing the love and dedication that teachers put into crafting lessons. She’s grateful for the many dear friends she’s made while working and volunteering at the school. To share this season of life with such fellow committed parents is a real treasure for her. 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Bob Haroche

Bob has a private law practice, Haroche Law, where he practices real estate, land use, administrative and general commercial law. His work involves representing individuals, businesses and nonprofits in both transactional settings and litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Bob served on the Charter Foundation Board of Directors for 13 years. Prior to joining the Charter Foundation in 2008, Bob served as President of the Sonoma County Animal Shelter Volunteers organization. In years past, he also owned and managed OnPoint Solutions, a web development and design company. Originally from New York, Bob attended the Wharton School of Business and New York University School of Law. He has lived in Sonoma County since 1992, and has two sons, both of whom graduated from Sebastopol Charter.

Anthony More

Anthony is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Vir2us, Inc., an Internet security firm based in Petaluma. Prior to Vir2us, he was an information technology manager for an academic institution, and managed a team of IT professionals that pioneered one of the first laptop computer programs for elementary grade levels and deployed the first wireless network in a California school. Having attended Waldorf schools through high school, Anthony thereafter graduated from Colby College. He has two children, both of whom graduated Sebastopol Charter. Anthony served on the Charter Foundation Board of Directors for 6 years.

Jeanna has worked in the classrooms as an assistant teacher, and also supported the School as a crossing guard and Kindergarten aftercare assistant. She cherishes each moment she’s spent with the children and those whom she’s worked closely with.

Jeanna is excited for what the future holds for the School and all of the ways that she can support it. Much of her role will focus on the pursuit of funding needed for SCS’ robust curriculum, available programs, and infrastructure improvements. Jeanna joyfully looks forward to meeting and collaborating with parents on ways to engage in stewardship of the land, connecting  through PLAY, and making space to nourish connection.  

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