2016-17 Board Members

Who is on the Board of the Organization?

The directors are parents and community leaders dedicated to working with the superintendent, school board, school-based PFAs & PFCs, and parents. There are representatives on the board from each of the five schools in the Oak Park Unified School District, as well as community members who no longer have children in the District.

Barry Myerson

Oak Park Education Foundation (aka 'Friends') has become a passion for Barry as he tries to do what ever he can to assist our district with financial support for the programs at OPUSD. As a profession, Barry consults with companies who … Read More

Robert Brown

Robert has served on the board for over 7 years after serving on the Red Oak PFA and Site Council. Robert’s daughter is an Oak Park graduate and now attends the University of Wisconsin Madison. Robert is the COO and General Counsel for … Read More

Linda Brown

Linda brings a passion for service to the Friends Board which she has served for 7 years. Prior to Friends, she served on the Boards of Red Oak PFA and The Sherman Oaks Nursery School. Linda’s daughter is an Oak Park graduate and now … Read More

Darian Cohen

Darian has lived in Oak Park since 1997 and has served on the Board of Friends of Oak Park Schools since 2005. He feels strongly that it is important to “give back” to your community and to support education. Both of Darian's children … Read More

Andy Goldbeck

Vice Chairperson

I have been a resident of Oak Park for over 22 years and own a business in Westlake Village. We chose to live in Oak Park because of the great school system. I was active for 7 years in the YMCA Adventure Guides Program with my daughter who … Read More

Ryan Rosen


Ryan Rosen is the director of Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp in Agoura Hills and a graduate of Oak Park High School. Ryan and his wife Brittany have been a part of the community for many years. Ryan has been actively involved with helping … Read More

Denise Jaffe


Denise moved to Oak Park in 2007 with her husband. They wanted to return to her husbands hometown to raise their children. She loves Oak Park for the schools, open land, hiking, and supportive community. Her son attends Medea Creek Middle … Read More

Helene Winston


Helene joined the Friends of Oak Park board as Treasurer in early 2016. She has a son at Brookside and a daughter at Medea Creek and has taken an active role to get involved in the community. Since moving to Oak Park in 2011, Helene served … Read More

Kendall Baker

Kendall and her husband, Ryan, moved to Oak Park in 2010 to raise their young family. Since then she has fallen in love with the Oak Park community and currently has a second grader at Oak Hills Elementary and a preschooler at Oak Park … Read More

Ryan Baker

Ryan grew up in the neighboring town of Agoura Hills, but moved to Oak Park with his wife, Kendall, in 2010. He works as a Licensed Finish Carpenter and loves raising his two young boys in the area he grew up in. Ryan enjoys coaching his … Read More

Sara Sarti


Sara entered into the Oak Park school district when her son was accepted through the District of Choice lottery as a kindergartener. She immediately fell in love with the wonderful community of Oak Park and was fortunate to move here with … Read More