PTA Board Bios
Cynthia Zhang, President
Cynthia and her husband Mike moved to Belmont in 2014 and have 3 daughters (4th grade, 1st grade and a 3-year-old). This is Cynthia’s sixth year as a Fox parent and first year as PTA President. In her years at Fox she has served as a Room Parent every year, Auditor on the Board for two years, and led and volunteered with several committees including Science Fair, Incoming TK/K/New Families Welcome Team, Yearbook and more.
Rachel Chandra, VP PTA Council
Lillian Yamada, VP Ways and Means
This is Lillian’s seventh year as a Fox parent and second year serving on the PTA Board as the VP of Ways and Means, after serving two years as our Board's Secretary.
She loves being involved in school-wide initiatives that impact our kids' education and school experience.
Allegra Newman, VP SchoolForce
This is Allegra’s sixth year as a Fox parent. She represents Fox Elementary as a member of the SchoolForce board.
She is enjoys being involved in important decisions affecting our kids’ education. Allegra and her family moved to Belmont in January 2018, but her and her husband have been in the Bay Area for over 15 years. They have a boy in 5th grade and a girl in 1st. Their extended family lives in the Midwest (Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan).
Megan Paul, Secretary
This is Megan’s second year serving on the PTA Board. She is excited about the opportunity to be more involved in school decisions that affect all of our children. Megan has previously been active in the Community Building Committee, along with attending field trips and volunteering in the classroom. Megan is a Bay Area native, growing up here on the Peninsula. She and her husband have lived in Belmont for 11 years and have two boys in 2nd & 6th grade.
Kristin Stura, Financial Secretary
Shraddha Gupta, Auditor
This is Shraddha’s first year serving on the PTA board. In her role as an Auditor she is responsible for verifying all expenses. Shraddha and her husband have been living in Belmont since 2014. They have a boy in K and a girl in 2nd grade. In her spare time, Shraddha loves staying active and enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.
Denae Bolghand, Communications
This is Denae’s third year as a Fox parent and is also her third year on the Fox PTA Board. She and her husband have lived in San Carlos for six years, and before that, they lived in Belmont for five years. Denae has two young boys: Leo (7 years old), who is in 2nd grade and Wyatt (4 years old), who is in TK. She loves giving back to her community in any way she can and has also signed on to be involved with the Reading Power Team, School Site Council, and is a Room Parent. In her spare time, she and her family love to do any outdoor activity from skiing to boating, bike riding to hiking, and just relaxing at the beach. Professionally, Denae has taken this time in her life to stay at home and focus on her family.
Kulaya Jirasut, Parliamentarian
Kulaya is in her first year serving as a Parliamentarian. This role primarily serves as the President's advisor on parliamentary processes and the PTA bylaws to enable the Board to execute decisions made by the PTA members.
Kulaya Jirasut, Parliamentarian
Anubha Bhardwaj, Historian
This is Anubha’s seventh year as Fox parent and second year serving on the PTA board.She loves volunteering in the classroom. She and her husband Dipesh moved to Belmont 9 years ago.They have 1 son at Fox (1st grade) and 1 son at Ralston (6th grade). As a family, they enjoy biking, hiking, and travelling. In her spare time, Anubha enjoys painting/sketching and music. Professionally, Anubha works as Technical Program Manager/QA Manager driving teams to deliver quality software programs on time.