Board of Trustees

Tim Bull


Tim is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for MixBit in San Mateo, a technology startup building tools to help companies hold better video and audio conferences. Tim, CEO and Co-Founder of, moved to the Bay Area from Melbourne, Australia in 2013 when his startup was acquired by the YouTube Founders. Tim has also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Global as a Director of IT Architecture, conducting reviews of technology designed for use by 160,000 staff globally. He was selected by PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia as part of their youth leadership team and was the National Director of Software Development. He has experience on both sides of the board process, including a previous term as a board member for an elementary school in Melbourne. Tim enjoys volunteering at the school, sailing, writing software and playing computer games.


Maurice Goodman

Mr. Goodman serves as the Executive Director of San Francisco based non-profit start-up, Operation Genesis, Inc. and the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees for the San Mateo County Community College District. Prior to his career in educational leadership and youth development, he worked as a legal paraprofessional and received degrees in Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education. He was elected to two terms of office on the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees and twice served as President. Mr. Goodman’s volunteer experience includes the Red Cross, South San Francisco Host Lions Club, North San Mateo County Boys & Girls Club. Mr. Goodman is a passionate advocate for all students, with a focus on historically underserved students and their families within our community.

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Emmy Joseph

Emmy Joseph joined the board in Fall 2018 as the staff representative. Emmy received a B.S in Chemistry and a B.A in Spanish from Virginia Commonwealth University. Emmy began her career in education in 2012 as a high school Spanish teacher and became a Special Education teacher in 2013 and has co-taught mainly math and science classes. She is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team at and feels passionately about creating a welcoming and inclusive culture and experience at and ensuring access to opportunities for all students. Emmy has been instrumental in mentoring students who have founded the Student Diversity Council and in encouraging them to share their stories at Community Meetings.

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Purvi Kunwar

Purvi Kunwar joined the board in July 2018. She has a Masters in Public Health from UCLA and from UC Berkeley she received a BA in Political Economies of Industrial Societies, a BA in Development Studies and a Certificate in College and Career Counseling. Purvi’s professional career has been in healthcare management. Purvi has served on the Board of the Menlo School, Hillsborough Schools Foundation and the Peninsula Girls Chorus. Purvi also co-created and led the Youth Ambassador Program for the American India Foundation for high school students.


Mark Kuperschmid


Mark has been a private investor for the past decade across a variety of industries, and he has served in operating roles or provided consulting services with respect to several of his investments. He previously served as Co-Head of Technology Corporate and Investment Banking for Bank of America Securities and also ran the northern California commercial real estate operation for Trammell Crow Company. He began his career with Morgan Stanley in New York. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude.


Steven Laub

Steven Laub is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Atmel Corporation, a public semiconductor company based in San Jose. For more than 25 years, he has served in executive management and board positions in public and private semiconductor corporations, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Image, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer at Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Executive Chairman of Teridian Corporation. He also was a technology partner at Golden Gate Capital Corporation, a private equity buyout firm and was a vice president and partner at Bain and Company, a global strategic consulting firm. Mr. Laub holds a BA degree in economics from the UCLA and a JD degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Laub brings critical expertise in executive management.


Lija McBride


Lija McBride joined the board in January 2016. She earned a BA in American Studies and an MBA from Stanford University. Most of Lija's professional career was spent in retail and consumer strategy, marketing and merchandising roles, including at The Gap and Evite. More recently, she has spent her time and energy serving on and managing non-profit boards including The Princess Project and the Parca Auxiliary. She lives on the peninsula with her husband and two sons and enjoys hiking, watching sports and traveling.


Alex Terman

Alex Terman is an independent education consultant, focusing on strategy, finance, and operations for K-12 schools, education technology companies, and non-profit organizations. He also serves on the board of Rocketship Public Schools. Previously, he was a Partner at the Learning Accelerator which supports high-quality blended learning, and the co-founder and CEO of Digital Parent, providing e-learning resources for parents of young children. He served as the Chief Business Officer for the Stupski Foundation, focused on transforming urban school districts, and was the founding Chief Operating Officer at Leadership Public Schools, a charter management organization serving low-income communities. Alex has worked at America Online and Bain & Company. He has an MBA from Stanford University, a BA in History from UC Berkeley, and he completed the Broad Residency.

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