Welcome to our Palos Verdes Peninsula community!

The PVP Council of PTAs is proud to be part of the nation's largest volunteer association with a 125-year history of advocating for all children. 

Our council consists of 16 PTAs and nearly 10,000 PTA members throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  We are excited to embark upon the 2023-24 school year to serve and support the hardworking and generous volunteers at each school as they enrich our children's daily educational experience. We continue to engage in positive and collaborative relationships with the board of education, school district administrators, staff, teachers, and with the wonderful families of our community to make this school year an exceptional one for all students.

In 2022-23, PVP PTAs donated over 43,000 hours to the benefit of our kids.

PTA would not exist without the efforts of thousands of parents and community volunteers.

THANK YOU for supporting our school community!


Jean Liu Christen, President

Margaret Liou, Executive Vice President

Eva Fu, Recording Secretary

Mariko Hama, 1st VP of Organization

Kelly Cook, 2nd VP of Hospitality

Annabell Kim, 3rd VP of Education

Jackie Sugarman, 4th VP of Community Services

Portia Bhattharai, 5th VP of Communications

Jan Lim, 6th VP of Ways and Means

Chinyarai Hamilton, 7th VP of Legislative Affairs

Kathy Neder, Financial Secretary

Tasneem Ali, Auditor/ Financial Reviewer

Trish McNamara, Historian

Amy Friedman, Corresponding Secretary

Lisa Paolucci, Parliamentarian


Anna Littleford, Mental Health

Erin Smith, Reflections

Michelle Aleixo, Diversity Equity Inclusion

Lilliana Po-Garcia, Neuro & Physical Divergent

Carol Sligh, Wellness & Family Engagement

Cheryl Dawson, Emergency Preparedness

Starr Nagdev, Sustainability

Jennifer Ng, Scholarship & Costume Closet

Mariko Hama, Principal & Presidents Brunch

Amy Friedman, Membership

Lisa Paolucci, Registration

Grateful for Past Council Members

Have you visited the PVPUSD Families Connected page on the PVPUSD.net website?  The goal of the page is to provide resources, videos, and educational material to support parents, teachers, and staff as we work together in our shared vision of empowering all students to achieve and thrive.  Click here to follow the link to visit PVPUSD Families Connected.

Upcoming PVP Council of PTA Events