At IHSD, it is the people that make our programs effective. A
diverse board of directors leads IHSD and works continuously to improve the
quality of service for families, and build a foundation for educational
Judith L. Hirsch, M.A.
Elected on March 11, 2005
Judith Hirsch joined the IHSD Board of Directors in 2002. She retired as
the Associate Vice President for Student Enrollment Services after fifteen
years with California State University, Hayward and California State
University, East Bay. Prior to moving to California, she was associated
with the University of Maryland, both Baltimore County and College Park
campuses, teaching and serving administrative positions. She has been a
paid consultant with the University of Colorado, San Francisco State University
and the University of California, Berkeley. She has developed management
skills workshops that she and her partners presented nationally over a
period of ten years. At different times over the years, her administrative
tasks have involved student counseling, public relations, scholarship
programs, student affirmative action, school relations, as well as
admissions, records and registration.
Jeanette D. Wheeler (Vice-Chairperson)
Jeanette D. Wheeler has a M.A. from San Jose State University in Counseling Psychology and is one of our newest board members. Her lifelong interest is in education, especially for the underserved, minority, low-income population. Jeanette was a Senior Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research in Palo Alto where she worked on local, state and federal project, evaluating programs for children with special needs at he school and state levels. She has also volunteers for the Family Services Agency in Redwood City, served as the 2004-2005 Chairperson for the Education Committee of San Mateo Grand Jury, and was the liaison to the Board of Directors for Achievekids School in Palo Alto. Jeanette’s fields of specialization include Education Equity, Compensatory Education-Primary Level, Program Evaluation and Special Education.
Suzanne Bonotto is one of our newest members to the IHSD Board. Ms. Bonotto is an attorney with the Intellectual Property Group at Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn, in Burlingame, California. Ms. Bonotto received a B.A. in English cum laude from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Bonotto also externed for the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, United States District Court, Northern District of California, and was the Director of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Honor Moot Court program.
Colleen Berube (Board Chairperson)
As Vice President of Applications at Adobe, Colleen is responsible for IT business solutions including Adobe.com, and is leading the evolution of Adobe’s enterprise architecture. Under her leadership, Adobe is transforming the way IT engages with the business to build and deliver new business capabilities. Colleen brings to Adobe extensive experience driving large-scale transformational change across IT organizations. Prior to joining Adobe, Colleen served as Senior Director, IT at Cisco Systems where she was responsible for advancing capabilities to support significant growth and business change in their services and support business. Colleen also served as Vice President of IT at Intermec Technologies, leading all aspects of IT, and held senior management positions at Palm and SAP America. Colleen earned a BA from State University of Arts and Sciences at Potsdam, NY, and an MBA from the University of North Florida. She has served as a presenter and panelist at a number of technology and business forums. Active in the community, she recently joined the board of directors for The Institute for Human and Social Development in San Mateo County (California), a non-profit organization providing education and support services for young children and their families.
Bunnie Morrow(Policy Council Member)
Bunnie is currently San Mateo County Head Start/Early Head Start Program’s Policy Council member and a member of the Board of Directors. She is a Head Start parent with a great interest in collaborating with program staff and other parents to enhance program quality. Bunnie maintains a strong belief in the leadership development of all Head Start parents, and specifically Policy Council members, and has been working closely with IHSD management to ensure ongoing training and development of Policy Council Members. She also supports ongoing development of IHSD’s comprehensive services, family involvement efforts, community partnerships, and parent education components, and has provided many insights as a parent who has benefited from these services.
Susan L. Kelly
Susan L. Kelly has a Bachelor in Science in Psychology from UC Berkeley, California a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University in Hayward, California. Susan’s professional experience includes being staffed at the Rhinette Nursery School in Burlingame, Founder and Director/Teacher of Steppingstone Nursery Daycare in Burlingame, being a substitute teacher, owner of Ride a Purple Pelican Family Daycare and is presently Director/Teacher at St. Paul’s Nursery School in Burlingame. She is also a partner with IHN and St. Paul’s Church.
District Manager for West Coast, Mission Coastal Market.
B.A., in Business Management from San Francisco State University
2009 Current Quarter 5th in California for Presidents Challenge, Leaders Circle 2006 and 2007; Numerous Coach and President Club Awards, Annual Conference winner 2004, Vice President since 2002.
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Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Minor in Marketing, Nortre Dame de Namur University