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. Their daughters are currently in the middle grades at Sebastopol Charter and 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 third and fifth grade 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.
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
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 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.
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.
Jill Bottomley, Community Engagement and Development Director
Jill is an alum parent of two SCS graduates who enjoys lending her creative skills to the Charter Foundation’s purpose of financially supporting Sebastopol Charter School’s mission. She also loves music, costumes, and riding her bike to work. She holds a MA in Organization Development from SSU and finds multiple opportunities with the Charter Foundation and Sebastopol Charter School to streamline and uphold collaborative systems and communication. Whether through event production, volunteer engagement, marketing, grant writing, program development or resilient problem solving, Jill loves to ignite her community to work together in service to organization-wide learning and thriving!