Carolyn is a Bay Area native, who graduated from Notre Dame High School, Belmont, and UC Davis. Previously, she volunteered in various roles in her church and with Shelter Network (now called Life Moves). Having grown up with a brother who had special needs, Carolyn wants to contribute to helping those who are now caring for someone who needs extra help and attention.
She and her husband Robert have been married 57 years, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She has served as recording secretary previously and looks forward to keeping records for this very special group.
Carolyn joined the AbilityPath Auxiliary in 2018. As a teenager, she frequently babysat her two young cousins with Down Syndrome. She graduated from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. Her senior internship was with Logan Community Services which served adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After college she worked with Catholic Charities in southside Chicago and with the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services. Prior to moving to the Northern California, she was a business consultant with AON and Effective Learning Systems.
Sara Jungroth is the 2024 AbilityPath Auxiliary Vice President. She was previously Board Treasurer and Holiday Party Co-chair and is happy to continue to be involved more in depth in the AbilityPath Auxiliary.
Sara worked as a Loan Officer for American Savings and Loan in Georgia, as an Advertising Executive for Peninsula Parent Magazine, and Director of Commercial Properties for McLellan Estate. She also has a wide range of community service experience ranging from volunteering in college at Family Service, in the Big Sister Mentor Program for Notre Dame College, and at the Ronald McDonald House.
After graduation, she continued to volunteer at the Family Service, in addition to getting involved in PARCA. Later on, Sara become the president of a parent group at St. Paul’s Co-op Nursery School. She has worked as the President of Friends, a parent group at St. Mathew’s Episcopal School, and as the Vice Chairman of the School Board. Sara also spent time at Dickens House, where she set up a software program for check out and was the Chairman of Financial Accounting. She is excited to use these financial skills to assist the AbilityPath Auxiliary in their mission.
Marilyn has an MPA in Public Administration and was an elementary teacher before becoming a principal of an elementary school, then principal of Crocker Middle School followed by being Superintendent of the Hillsborough City School District for eighteen years. She was active in State, National, and International education associations and has spoken at educational conferences within the United States, Europe and Asia. Upon her retirement from public sector work, Marilyn enrolled in the floral design program at Filoli and after graduation became a volunteer there and chaired the Filoli Flower Show multiple times. She served as a member of the county’s Grand Jury. Volunteering as a member of the AbilityPath Auxiliary is both an enjoyment and fulfills the need to be productive in retirement years. Marilyn is married to her elementary school sweetheart. They have three children, and very happily, four grandchildren.