Board and Volunteers

Ulla Foehr has served as CAF President since 2017. Prior to that, she served as CAF’s Student Leadership Board liaison. Her work at CAF was preceded by a long history of involvement in our local public schools. She has worked on parcel tax campaigns and has served on the SchoolForce Board in various capacities, including Communications Chair and school liaison for both Central and Ralston. Some of her favorite volunteer work includes teaching Art in Action, and coaching volleyball at Ralston and soccer. She and her husband, Matt, have three daughters, two of whom are currently at Carlmont, and one of whom is at Ralston.

Ulla’s past professional work focused on research on youth and media – content, exposure, literacy, effects, and policy. She received a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Ulla also serves as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for Belmont, and in her free time enjoys swimming and hiking with the family dog (Daisy).

Michelle Kelley currently serves as CAF’s VP of Campus & Community Outreach and chairs CAF’s Annual Bagpiper Bash.  This year, she is also PTSA President for Carlmont High School as well as the Parent Project Coordinator, her third year in this role.

Michelle has over 10 years experience volunteering for PTA and the SchoolForce Education Foundation while her children were in the Belmont Redwood Shores School District.  Her roles for the PTA included Fundraising Chair for Central Elementary, 17th District PTA Council President, and co-chair of the Discovery Day event at Central for 5 years.  During her time on the SchoolForce board, Michelle volunteered in several roles including Central’s School Chair and the chair for SchoolForce’s District-wide fundraiser for several years.  Michelle has long been involved in local sports and served on the Belmont Redwood Shores Little League for 4 years.

Michelle and Steve Kelley have two sons at Carlmont High School.

Robin Bennett joined CAF in 2016 and has a junior at Carlmont plus two children who graduated in 2020. Robin and her family have lived in Belmont since 2004, and have made supporting Belmont’s public neighborhood schools a family affair with both Robin and her husband, Matthew English, previously volunteering for SchoolForce – Robin as treasurer and Matthew focusing on major donors and endowment before becoming President.

Robin currently volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advisor (CASA) for foster youth in San Mateo County and is a corporate attorney with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP. She has a BS from Northwestern University and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Mandy Gibbs serves as VP of Marketing for CAF and has been CAF’s graphic designer since 2017.  After years of volunteering with Art in Action in the classroom, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Art In Action, and is the chair for Carlmont’s PTSA Reflections Art Program.  Mandy and her family live in Belmont.  Her son is currently a junior at Carlmont and her daughter a sophomore in college. 

Angel Camacho is the new VP of Fundraising for the 2020-2021 school year; he joins CAF after serving on multiple boards for non-profit organizations that focus on youth sports and healthcare. Angel is passionate about education and is a life-long learner, during the pandemic he obtained a certificate in Data Science from UC Berkeley.  

Angel is a veteran of Silicon Valley that has worked for iconic companies and small startups in leadership positions for Product Marketing and Product Management. He received a B. Sc. degree in Engineering from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, and an MBA from SFSU. He lives in Belmont, and with his wife, they are raising three kids, a boxer, and a tortoise; his oldest son is starting in Carlmont in 2020.

Shelly Kim joined the CAF board as secretary in 2018. Previously, she served as treasurer for both SchoolForce, and Tulita Elementary in Redondo Beach. When her husband and two girls moved to the Bay Area in 2012, she volunteered at Central Elementary in the classroom as needed, and on campus co-chairing the “walking track” program.

Before kids, Shelly worked as a City Planner in Southern California after receiving a MA in urban planning from UCLA. Currently, she teaches upholstery for Palo Alto Adult School, and is on the board of Belmont Runners, a local run club.

Raquel Peasley joined CAF as Treasurer in 2018.  She grew up in Belmont and is an alumni of Ralston and Carlmont.  She lives with her family in San Carlos and has 3 sons (a sophomore and junior at Carlmont and one at Mariposa in 5th grade).  Raquel is currently the Corporate Controller at ThoughtSpot.  She has over 20 years of accounting experience with public and private high-tech organizations in Silicon Valley, including Saba, Rambus and Oak Technology.

Raquel is a Certified Public Accountant in California and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

CAF’s Executive Board is comprised of dedicated parent volunteers with expertise in a variety of areas, including fundraising, finance, and marketing.  Learn more about the members of our Board and their professional and volunteer background.  Thank you to our board and our wonderful CAF volunteers!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2020-2021

Ulla Foehr, President

Shelly Kim, Secretary & Financial Secretary
Raquel Peasley, Treasurer
Michelle Kelley, VP Campus & Community Outreach
Angel Camacho, VP Fundraising
Mandy Gibbs, VP Marketing
Robin Bennett, VP Operations

Ralph Crame, Principal

VOLUNTEERS

Shelly Blythe
Annette Boynton
Hector Casab
Zeynep Dursun Salahifar
Grete Fry
JoAnn Gurdus
Jacqueline Kraft
Flora Lee-Chan
Kristin Lee Lemke
Anna Leung
Heather Mannion
George Mastalir
Laura Miyazono
Clarissa Naftzger
Katt Ortiz
Chris Perrone
Claire Sebti
Jeff Selman
Alison ten Cate
Mike  Wescott

Bagpiper Bash Team

Michelle Kelley
Clarissa Naftzger
Mandy Gibbs
Robin Bennett
Shelly Kim
Ulla Foehr
Kristin Lee Lemke
Nicole Aissa
Grete Fry
Barbara Fetterly
Suzy Mathers
Alexandra Bernardini
Faith Velschow
Charisse Lee
Lara Schultz
Angelica Fields
Flora Lee-Chan
Steve Kelley
Kevin Lemke