Directors

Kevin Hill

President, Blue Legacy Advisors

Kevin Hill

I am thrilled to be working with the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. The foundation supports the teachers and students who feel that the set standards are not enough. I want to be a part of a group that promotes education growth, helps raise the bar, and supports those willing to put in the extra effort.

President

William Morales

Program Manager, Valkyrie Enterprises, Inc.

William Morales

A solid educational foundation will set up our children for success as contributing members of society, and ensure they are ready to take advantage of future 'life-changing' opportunities afforded to them. VBEF provides me opportunities to repay my community the debt I owe society for my professional success.

President Elect

John Mazach

Vice Admiral, USN (Ret.)

John Mazach

Having spent 30+ years in the Navy and 10 years in the shipbuilding industry, I learned the importance of a solid education, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at an early age (pre-college/university). I also have a daughter who teaches in the Virginia Beach school system and a son-in-law who is a principal in the same system, and I am interested in what they do.

Treasurer

Monica Curry

Real Estate & Technology Specialist, Midatlantic Team Realty, LLC

Monica Curry, secretary

I've worked with Virginia Beach City Public Schools' technology programs for the last 14 years. Technology is my passion and encouraging students to embrace it has been my goal. Joining the Virginia Beach Education Foundation board enables me to further support students in Virginia Beach to grow their technology skills.

Secretary

Rob Broermann

CFO, Sentara Healthcare

Rob Broermann

I, my wife, and my children are all products of Virginia Beach Public Schools. We are blessed to have such a great public school system in Virginia Beach. Serving the Foundation is small token of my gratitude.

Immediate Past President

Jon Abrahams

Co-Owner, Jpixx

Jon Abrahams

From day one, I've always been impressed with VBEF staff and volunteers. They do such great work and having a family and owning a business in VA Beach, I can think of no better organization to contribute my time and services to help the greater good. It's a joy to see the real-world results of VBEF (and I get to see that firsthand, which is amazing).

Morgan Albiston

Principal Structural Engineer, Speight Marshall Francis

Morgan Albiston

As someone born and raised in Virginia Beach, I am extremely passionate about quality education for our community. I look forward to working with other leaders to continue to raise the bar and create the best learning environment for our students and faculty.

Tony Arnold

Director of Owner Solutions, Hobbs & Associates

Tony Arnold

I would like to continue to remain involved in the great work that VBCPS does throughout our community.

Justin Ballard

Justin Ballard

S.B. Ballard Construction Company has been building first class education facilities for Virginia Beach Public Schools for decades. Having the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the Foundation is an honor and enables me to further support my children that attend VBCPS, their fellow classmates and the great educators that help grow our youth.

Tom Barringer

President, Beach Windows & Siding

Tom Barringer

Having grown up in Virginia Beach and attending VBCPS Schools, I will do everything possible to give back and ensure the students receive the best possible education.

Rob Berz

Architect, RRMM Architects

Rob Berz

Devoting time to the Virginia Beach Education Foundation is one of the best ways I can think of to ensure that outstanding teaching and learning continue to happen here in Virginia Beach.

Daniel D. “Dan” Edwards

Retired Virginia Beach School Board

Daniel D. “Dan” Edwards

VBEF presents an opportunity to leverage private resources to enhance basic tax-supported public schools in unique ways to make incredible things happen all very satisfying to my passion for public education

Joe Flanagan

Journalist

Joe Flanagan

I got to know the Virginia Beach Education Foundation from years of serving as MC (Master of Ceremonies) for their teacher grants awards program, TGIF Celebration. I've also been impressed with the board's passion to serve teachers and the dedication and hard work of the teachers where my three children attended schools. Contributing to the foundation is time and money well spent.

Christine Gustafson

Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, The Breeden Company

Christine Gustafson

It’s an honor to play a role in strategizing new programs and revenue avenues for the organization. I understand my voice has an impact, but I am also able to hear the impactful voices of others, too.

Sheila S. Magula

Former Superintendent, VBCPS

Sheila S. Magula

Knowing the school division cannot financially support all the great ideas, I want to help the Foundation Board with fundraising and with processes to enable teachers to move forward with implementation. The conversation with, and excitement of students participating in these projects and activities indicate that the Foundation is having a long-term positive impact on student growth and learning.

Amy Mallinson

Vice President Marketing, Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union

Amy Mallinson

Serving as an ambassador for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation has been a dream of mine for close to 15 years. I’ve admired the work the Board and supporting committees do since learning about the Foundation and the impact it makes in the lives of teachers, students and our schools. I am honored and grateful to help promote the Foundation’s good works and serve in any capacity as needed.

Debbie Nadiran

Community Leader

Debbie Nadiran

I have worked as a Partner in Education with the school division for 33 years. In that role, I could see the direct benefit of community involvement in our schools and the positive experiences students receive because of the program. As a board member with the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, I have the opportunity to further benefit the school division and the great work done in our schools on behalf of our students and community.

Robyn Niss

Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn

Robyn Niss

I love finding opportunities to support students in what they’re passionate about! It’s the extra programs, niche clubs, or special projects that allow kids to flex their creative muscles, grow their confidence, and develop a love for learning. Being part of providing those opportunities through VBEF would be incredibly rewarding!

Skip Templeton

Vice President, TowneBank Mortgage

Skip Templeton

Having been a graduate of Cox High School and with my kids having attended VBCPS, I believe in the schools and look forward to giving back.

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