Meet Your 2017-2018 ACPTA Executive Board

Your Austin Council of PTAs Executive Board is ready and excited to be a part of your PTA world for 2017-2018!

Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Choni Hajibashi

The gift of gab is one that keeps giving. Choni is selfless, extremely knowledgeable about what she speaks, quick witted and insists on making sure every child is given consideration.

Vanessa Santamaria-Dainton
1st Vice President / Aide to the President

With a name bigger than she is – don’t let that fool you. She is mighty, with a smile that could melt Mt. Everest.

Summer Youngblood
2nd Vice President / Scholarships

New to the ACPTA board but not new to ACPTA. As a past Austin Vertical Team Lead she brings lots of knowledge and enthusiasm!

Laura DiCarlo
3rd Vice President / Vertical Teams

Laura is (and has been) ready and willing to jump in and assist any PTA that needs help – reaching out well beyond her own vertical team. Training is second nature to Laura and it shows!

Annemarie Read
4th Vice President / Awards

A veteran to the board. She loves camping and exploring Austin with her boys, and also has a passion for all things AISD and PTA of course!

Lynn Boswell
5th Vice President / Programs

Level headed, business savvy, and a great addition to the ACPTA board We are fortunate that she has returned for a second year. Lynn’s professional approach and PTA insight will be a huge asset to the ACPTA board.

Maria Mandujano

New to PTA and to ACPTA, she has an enormous amount of enthusiasm to learn and to advocate for students and for parents to get involved!

Nu Chanpheng

Endless enthusiasm and positive energy. Need more be said? Nu lights up every room she enters and brings with her a strong perspective that nothing is impossible.

Kim Belew

New to ACPTA, but certainly not new to PTA! Kim is sharp as a tack, and her book keeping skills are unparalleled.

Arati Singh
Advocacy Committee Chair

An entrepreneur and active volunteer whose passion is education. Arati is plugged into legislative happenings on a regular and relentless basis and is a great addition to our team.

Narda Fisher
Communications Chair

Loves her vertical team schools and volunteers more than she should, enjoys yoga, digging in the dirt, and is a firm believer that
communication is KEY!

Nekosi Nelson
Healthy Lifestyles Chair

Nekosi is dedicated to changing the life trajectory of young people and their families. Nekosi is VP of Programs and Evaluation of Common Threads, a company whose foundation is based on the belief that “family and food have the power to nurture and strengthen us, to connect us to culture and community and to teach and excite us about our world.”