Before joining the AbilityPath Auxiliary in 2019, Kirsten worked as the Adult Volunteer Coordinator at Students Rising Above, an organization serving low- income high school students throughout the Bay Area. Previously, she chaired the Development Committee at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School and participated in a variety of volunteer activities at St. Matthew’s and at St. Ignatius College Prep. Kirsten received her undergraduate and MBA at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sara Jungroth is the 2023 AbilityPath Auxiliary Board Treasurer. She previously was a 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.
Susan taught public school for 35 years; most of her years of service were on the Peninsula. She retired from the Portola Valley School District. After retirement, Susan spent another 10 years as a lay reader for high school AP literature and a private tutor. She’s enjoyed sports and outdoor activities since childhood. Her interests now are reading, golfing, walking, playing bridge, and traveling. Oh yes, and to deal with the aches and pains of aging, she swears by reformer Pilates! Being a member of the AbilityPath Auxiliary extends her passion for advocacy for the members of our society who cannot always speak for themselves.