Directors

Heather Lubeck, President

Heather has served on the Mission Kids Board as President since 2011. In 2009, she co- founded Mission Kids and since then has worked in all areas and aspects of the school’s growth as a director, teacher, and parent. Heather received her B.S. in Educational Psychology from University of Georgia and her Masters in Special Education from Georgia State University. She is the mother of three, two Mission Kids alumni and one current Mission Kids student.

Licinia Iberri, Vice President

Licinia joined the board of Mission Kids the summer of 2019. In addition to being the Vice-President, she manages forms and files for the school. She is the Campus Planning Manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, running the overall real estate development master plan to rebuild public transit yards and maintenance buildings. Licinia holds a Masters in Planning from USC and a BA in Urban Studies from Macalester College. In her free time, she cooks elaborate meals, plays soccer, and cheers passionately for the Brazilian national team. Her and her husband Dave’s daughter is currently enrolled at Mission Kids.

 

 

Brian Marchiel, Treasurer

Brian has served on the Mission Kids Board since 2009 and is currently serving as Treasurer. Brian heads Product Management at MyVest in San Francisco. He has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. Brian is the father of two Mission Kids alumni.

 

 

Christina Maluenda, Director

Christina is one of the founding Co-Director/Teachers of Mission Kids and has been working in early childhood education for over 15 years. She was the Founder and Director of Imagine Preschool, which merged with Mission Kids to become a licensed child care facility in 2009.
 Christina served as the Director of Partners in Autism Treatment, a non-profit agency serving young children on the autism spectrum. Christina has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience from Duke University and a Master of Science in Child Development from University of California Davis. Christina is a Spanish bilingual educator, a certified CLASS observer, a trained member of San Francisco’s NERT program, and she serves on the Board of Trustees for Presidio Hill School. Christina’s two children both are Mission Kids alumni.

Judy Lee, Admissions Coordinator

Judy has served on the Mission Kids board as Head of Admissions since May 2017. She is a design thinker, researcher, and strategist using human centered methodologies to bring compelling new offerings into the world, from design strategy and conceptual development through implementation. Judy received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Design at North Carolina State University. She and her husband have a three-year-old son and a newborn daughter.

Oona Marti, Annual Fund/Capital Campaign Coordinator

Oona has served on the Mission Kids board since March of 2017, focusing on the annual fundraising efforts of the school as well as a potential capital campaign that would help the school expand. She is a professional nonprofit fundraiser, working most recently for nine years for the Commonwealth Club of California where she ran all aspects of their fundraising and membership efforts, including their development, membership, guest services and travel departments. She currently stays at home full-time with her two kids. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in French Studies. She and her wife have one current Mission Kids student and one MK alum.

Addy Williams, Fundraising Chair

Addy has served on the Mission Kids Board since July 2016 as a Fundraising Chair. She has previously served on the San Francisco Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society Alumni board, where she focused on alumni events and chapter fundraising. With a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and a Certificate in Interior Design from U.C. Berkeley Extension, she worked in the restaurant and hotel design and construction industry for the past 15 years. Addy and her wife have three children, all of whom will be enrolled in Mission Kids for the 2017-18 school year.

Pha Pha Hamilton, Membership Chair

Pha Pha has served on the Mission Kids Board since 2017, previously as the Head of Admissions and currently as the Membership Head. She holds a BA in American Studies from Tufts University, an MA in Education from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Speech Language Pathology from Cal State East Bay. For most of her professional career she has worked with youth and families in the Bay Area, including positions at the I Have a Dream Foundation, Breakthrough Collaborative, Mission Graduates, and as a teacher for SFUSD. She currently works as a speech therapist in the Bayview. Pha Pha was born in Vietnam and raised in San Francisco. She has lived in the same Mission District apartment for over 20 years with her husband and two sons—one current and one alum of Mission Kids.

Miles Pickering, Secretary

Miles is pleased to have joined the Mission Kids board as Secretary in May of 2018. He has spent the last 20 years of his life running small businesses including a consultancy, a postcard printing business, and a restaurant but is now happily working as a stay-at-home dad for his two sons who keep him very busy.

Dan Spinnerty

Dan joined the Mission Kids board in 2019. In his professional life, he owns and operates a professional services practice advising small businesses on all things finance, accounting, and HR. He holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois.  He looks forward to helping MK grow into it’s new home at 969 Treat. Dan and his wife Christine have two children, one current Mission Kid and one future Mission Kid!

Shyla Batliwalla

Shyla joined the Mission Kids board in the summer of 2019. She has worked in education for nearly a decade teaching various elementary school grades. She also worked as the program director of Headstand Schools, a non-profit that taught yoga, mindfulness, and social emotional learning in schools. Shyla holds a BA in International Studies from UC Irvine and a teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to being an educator and mom, she is endlessly curious about issues surrounding diversity and inclusion and creating more empathy in world. Her and her husband Danoosh’s son is a current Mission Kid.