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Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is led by Keith Cernak, Executive Director, and a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of corporate and community leaders who donate their time and talent to helping fund the quality education these students deserve.


Executive Director

Keith Cernak
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Keith Cernak has an extensive background in community needs assessment having created the nationally awarded and internationally recognized Partners For A Healthier Community effort. For a dozen years Keith managed the Partners effort that developed joint ventures between more than fifty schools, community service providers, businesses and health organizations to address populations in need. His expertise is in creating social and financial leverage through partnership development to address critical school, social and health issues. He has received numerous national awards for his efforts and has been an Advisor on partnership development to the World Health Organization. Keith has an MBA from UCLA where he was selected as one of UCLA’s "Inspirational 100 Alumni" from over 37,000 MBAs for visionary and highly collaborative leadership abilities.


Board of Directors

Corrine Bucher
President
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Deb Hedger
Vice President - Coastside Futures
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David Casentini
Vice President - Endowment Growth
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Kevin Andersen
Treasurer
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Jackson Robertson
Co-Secretary - PR and Communications
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Leila Lurie
Co-Secretary - Coastside Futures

Rob Mullarky
Director - Endowment Growth

Matt Haugen
Director - Technology and Communications

Stephanie Izzarelli
Director - Innovation Grants

Rosalva Segura
Director
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Mike Alifano
Director
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John Ediger
Director
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Heather Stambaugh
Director - HR
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Christine Mendonca
Emeritus Advisor


Advisory Committee Chairs

Endowment Allocation Committee, Co-Chairs, Corrine Bucher and John Ediger
Endowment Investment Advisory Committee, Chairperson, Deb Hedger
Events Committee, Chairperson, Corrine Bucher
PR and Communications Committee, Co-Chairs, Jackson Robertson and Heather Stambaugh
Fundraising Committee, Chairperson, David Casentini


Endowment Investment Advisory Committee

Keith Cernak, Executive Director, CEF
Deb Hedger, President, CEF
John Ediger, Vice President, CEF
Catherine Carhart, Director, CEF
Jackson Robertson, Director, CEF
Robin Jeffs, Principal, Jeffs and Associates
Steve Johnson, President, Johnson Lyman Wealth Advisors
Lenny Mendonca, Director, McKinsey & Company, Emeritus