Who is on your PTO?

You are. Any parent or guardian that has a child attending Burns Park School is a voting member of the PTO. Welcome!

Your PTO Executive Board



Al Masias

Al has two fourth graders, Annabel and Rosemary.  This is his third year on your Burns Park PTO.





Rachel Ufer

Rachel has a fourth grader, Cora, and a first grader, Alice. This is her fourth year on your Burns Park PTO and third year working on development for Burns Park.


Karen Healy

Karen’s twin boys Jack & Callum are in 4th grade. This is her 3rd year on your PTO.



Julie Rick

Julie has a 4th grader, Henry, and twin 1st graders, Will and Charlie. This is her fourth year on your Burns Park PTO


Silvia Robles

Silvia is the mother of a second grader and a middle schooler. This is her fourth year on your PTO



Tasha Huges

I am excited to start my second year as treasurer of your BPE PTO. I have a fifth grader, first grade and a future penguin (in just five short years!).


Melissa Gumenick

Melissa is thrilled to be serving her 2nd year on the Burns Park PTO as Co-Treasurer with Tasha. She has a daughter, Maya in 4th grade and a daughter, Lily in 2nd grade. Melissa has worked in real estate asset management, marketing and operations for the last 20 years, and is so happy to be applying her skills to support our community.

Volunteer Coordinators: 

Volunteer coordinators help support the volunteer needs of the school and coordinate room parents for classrooms including:

  • Recruitment of school wide volunteers for activities such as library, art volunteers, and others as needed by committee chairs
  • Recruitment and coordination of room parent volunteers.



Sa'Keenha Hester 

I am excited to serve as Volunteer Coordinator for the 2022/23 school year. As an HBCU graduate of the Illustrious Alabama A&M University with the motto "Service is Sovereignty" I am passionate about volunteerism. It is an innately embedded value. As an education practitioner I have over 2 decades of diverse experience in the education profession, which includes teaching, instructional leadership, leadership coaching, consulting and board governance in both the traditional brick and mortar and virtual environments. My husband Anthony and I have been members of the BPE PTO since 2017 and we are the proud parents of two Penguin scholars, Odum an outstanding 5th grader and Ahsha an adventurous 1st grader. I look forward to partnering with parents and community stakeholders through volunteerism.



Grace Overlander


Technology coordinators: 

The tech coordinators support the tech needs of the PTO, advise on communication plans, and manage the PTO website.

Ry4an Brase

Ry4an has a middle schooler who came through Burns Park and Noah in fifth grade. This is his third year helping with PTO tech stuff.


Sarah LaTarte

Sarah LaTarte

Sarah has a son, Grant, in fifth grade, as well as a daughter, Ruby, who attends Tappan. This is her third year serving on your PTO board.

Your PTO At-Large Members 

Our at-large members have an increased attendance and involvement expectation. They are expected to attend all meetings (barring unforeseen circumstances) and either chair a committee or be a consistent and frequent volunteer.


Oscar Barbarin

Oscar is the father of two Burns Park Penguins, a Kindergartener (Mia) and a Second Grader (Oscar). This is Oscar’s first year as a member at-Large.


John Cangany


Ellen Delonis


Kathy Fant Brzoznowski

Kathy has a first grader (George) and a former Penguin (Vee), a tenth grader at Greenhills. Kathy is returning from a nine year hiatus to serve as Walk & Talk co-chair. Go Penguins!!!


Mayuri Guntupalli (5th Grade Capstone Co-Chair)

Mayuri has a fourth grader, Nylah, and first grader, Gavin. This is her third year on your PTO.


Kelly Mitchell


Ashley Oberheide


Viki Tijunelis (Inclusion Chair)
Viki is the mother of a third grader (Indraja), first grader (Andrius), and two year old penguin-in-training (Gabija). This is her first year on your PTO.



Melissa Weiss


Your PTO Committee Chairs

Your PTO absolutely could not do the many things we do without the fabulous and dedicated community volunteers who take leadership of special events and projects. They are in many ways the "unsung heroes" of your PTO. Learn more about our wonderful committees - and see where and how you can get involved.

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