EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ellen Rosen, Chair Karen Breslow, Vice-Chair Lori Lepler, Vice-Chair Peter Godwin, Secretary Kevin Yoder, Treasurer
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMITTEE Peter Godwin, Chair Lori Lepler Marylin Kingston Margie Power Karen Breslow
COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEES Marylin Kingston, Chair Peter Godwin
AUDIT COMMITTEE Brian Haskin
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Peter Godwin John Stone
2E CENTER COMMITTEE Robin Schader, Chair Lori Lepler
FINANCE COMMITTEE Kevin Yoder, Chair Brian Haskin Margie Power Karen Breslow Jacques Stambouli
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE Lori Lepler Karen Breslow Robin Schader
MARKETING AND BRANDING COMMITTEE Lori Lepler Max Goldberg Jim Dauterive Robin Schader David Lapeze Patti Mangan Kevin Yoder Jon Baum
The Head of School serves ex-officio as a non-voting member on all committees. The Chair serves ex-officio on all committees and is non-voting except on Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees and Finance Committee
Karen Breslow Karen Breslow, a litigation attorney, received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Columbia University. She practiced in New York at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; in California at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown; and Irell & Manella, and was Vice-President of Litigation and Assistant General Counsel for Sony Pictures. She is married to Robert Schwartz, a partner at Irell & Manella. Their son, Ben, graduated from Bridges in 2017.
Jim Dauterive Jim Dauterive is Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning Fox animated comedy “Bob’s Burgers.” Prior to that, he was a writer-producer for the Fox cartoon “King of the Hill,” and he is the namesake of Hank Hill’s friend, Bill Dauterive. Jim was an advertising copywriter in Philadelphia for 10 years before beginning his screenwriting career. He is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of Harvard University. His wife Evelyn is a professional cook and caterer. Jim’s son Buck is a student at Bridges.
Jim joined the Board in 2017.
Peter Godwin Peter Godwin has served as an in-house and private practice attorney and consultant for public and private start-up technology and telecommunications ventures for more than 20 years. He received his J.D. with a specialization in International Legal Affairs from Cornell Law School and his M.A. in Social Science and B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago. Peter is married to Hilary Godwin, the Dean of and a Professor in the University of Washington School of Public Health. Their son started at bridges as a student in the Phoenix program and graduated in 2019.
Peter joined the Board in 2014.
Max Goldberg Max Goldberg joined the Bridges Board of Trustees in 2015, becoming the Board’s first ever Bridges Alumnus to serve as a Board Member, having graduated with the Class of 2003 at Bridges‘ original campus in Sherman Oaks. Max achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College in Boston, studying Entrepreneurial Studies and stand-up comedy, helping to create Emerson’s first ever Stand-Up Comedy Major. Producing successful online content led to his launching several online marketing businesses, as well as serving the role of Senior Search Engine Marketing Specialist for advertising agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. Max’s actively strives to bring a “Bridges kid’s perspective” to all Board-related activities.
Brian Haskin Brian Haskin is the director of marketing and business development at Poplar Forest Capital, where he is responsible for managing and directing the firm’s sales, client service, and marketing activities in the retail and institutional channels. Prior to joining Poplar Forest in 2017, Mr. Haskin spent 24 years in the investment management industry specializing in distribution, product development, and investment strategy across both traditional and alternative investment products. His experience includes senior management roles in the U.S., Asia, and Australia for firms such as Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock), Wilshire Associates, Deutsche Asset Management, and Analytic Investors. Early in his career, Brian practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young and served as a senior financial analyst with The Walt Disney Company. He earned his Masters of Business Administration, with honors, from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
One of Brian's children graduated from Bridges in 2017. Brian joined the Board in 2010.
Jeffrey Hill Jeffrey moved with his family to Los Angeles (Rancho Palos Verdes) in 1963 and has lived in Los Angeles (Koreatown, Santa Monica on the beach, Beverlywood, Santa Monica away from the beach, West Hollywood, Bronson Canyon, Laurel Canyon) ever since. He is married to Caroline Lubbe, a Phoenix Grade Level Parent. He has two adult children who attended Carlthorpe and Harvard-Westlake, and two younger children, including one who attends Bridges and other in the Gifted Magnet at Wonderland Avenue Elementary School. Jeffrey has practiced law since 1980, first in private practice concentrating on banking and corporate matters, and then as in-house counsel at California Bank & Trust.
Jeffrey joined the Board in 2020.
Violette ("Vi") Huang Vi was born in New Jersey and raised in Hong Kong. Prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College, Vi passed the State of Pennsylvania NCEES fundamentals of engineering examination. She was one of the founding members of the Society of Women Engineers Lafayette College Student chapter, as well as serving as President of the International Students Association. She was also both a Student and Professional Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Vi has worked for the petrochemical, contracting, and aerospace industries, specializing in the areas of mechanical equipment design, waste treatment, and project engineering. Vi is married to David, a retired engineering manager who previously worked in the aerospace industry and holds both a Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley. Their son Nick graduated from Bridges and is attending the College of Wooster in Ohio.
Vi joined the Board in 2015.
Lori M. Lepler Lori is Founder and President of BRANDspeak LLC, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Development firm. Lori founded BRANDspeak in 1999 after serving in senior leadership roles at some of the world¹s largest advertising and marketing firms. One of her greatest passions has been developing and unlocking the potential of those working with her. During her corporate career, Lori has launched many individuals into the executive positions they hold today. Lori is the mother of two sons, one of whom graduated from Bridges Academy in 2019.
Lori joined the Board in 2012.
Margie Power Margaret A. Power is a proposal and business capture specialist, working both as an independent consultant in Pasadena and as an Associate with Steven Myers & Associates of Newport Beach. Her work focuses on high-technology business opportunities in aerospace, transportation, and information technology. She has served on the Board as Vice Chair for Development in 1999, as Chair from 1999-2001, and as Treasurer from 2001-2002. Margie’s son is a Bridges alum who is currently attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Margie joined the Board in 1999.
Tom Ropelewski A graduate of Dartmouth College, Tom Ropelewski has written and directed for both film and television. He wrote and made his feature directorial debut with the comedy Madhouse, starring John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley. Other film credits include Loverboy, Look Who's Talking Now, and The Next Best Thing.
In 2010, he produced his first documentary, Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange, which has screened on public television and at film festivals around the world. His latest documentaries, 2e: Twice Exceptional and 2e2: Teaching the Twice-Exceptional, focus on the challenges and rewards of twice-exceptional education and features staff, teachers, and students from Bridges Academy. 2e was named Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Richmond International Film Festival, Audience Choice: Best Feature Film at the 2015 Silver Springs International Film Festival, and Best Social Benefit Documentary at the 2015 Eugene International Film Festival. Tom resides in Berkeley, California, with his wife, screenwriter Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire, Hairspray, The Thomas Crown Affair, Limitless). Their son Thomas graduated from Bridges Academy in 2014.
Ellen Rosen — Chair, Board of Trustees Ellen Rosen is an attorney who received her JD from Villanova University School of Law and earned her BA with honors in psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. She was associated with the law firm of Simke Chodos in Los Angeles where she practiced in commercial and business litigation. Prior to her tenure at Simke Chodos, she was associated with the firm of Lamb, Windle & McErlane in Pennsylvania and practiced in business, real estate, municipal and governmental law. She is married to Martin Rosen. They have three children, one of whom graduated in 2016 from Bridges Academy.
Carl Sabatino, Head of School (non-voting) Carl has held the position of Head of School at Bridges since 2005. Prior to that, he was Head of the Upper School at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, N.Y., on Long Island for 11 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Carl has been in education as a teacher and administrator for over 30 years, serving students in both the public and private educational spaces
Robin Schader Robin holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a focus on talent development and the role of parents, from the University of Connecticut. She was the Parent Resource Specialist for ten years at the National Association for Gifted Education. She was also the founder and director of Music House, a non-profit “home away from home” for highly gifted pre-college music students who needed to live near the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has served on the boards of several public and private institutions, including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Neag School of Education Advisory Board, the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, the Butte Valley, California Public School Board, and Apple Computer’s National Dealer Advisory Board (she owned and operated an independent Apple dealership for 15 years prior to graduate school).
Jacques Stambouli Jacques is an entrepreneur currently serving as CEO of Via Trading Corporation and has founded and run multiple businesses over the years. He holds a BSc and MSc in management from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is married with three children, and his middle child attends Bridges Academy. Jacques previously served on the board of Pacific Point Academy and in his spare time enjoys watching Manchester United and playing backgammon.
Jacques joined the board in 2019.
John Stone John is president of JDSS Construction Company, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in residential remodeling and construction. John is Involved in all aspects of the job. He is a graduate of UC-Santa Barbara.
John joined the board in 2020.
Kevin is a senior strategic marketing and research executive with over 25 years of experience in branding, business development, and marketing. Kevin has a son who attends our Bridges Academy.