Meet the PTA Board

president

Desiree Valdivieso

Over the last 5 years Desiree’s participated in PTA as VP, Earth Day Chairperson, Room Parent, Book Fair Chairperson and Roller Skating Coordinator and served on many committees.  Her Doves are Isabella (Izzie) grade 5 and Leo grade 3.


executive vice president

Allison Turner

Allison Turner has been a member of the Dahlia Heights PTA since her now-4th grader was in kindergarten. She previously served as a Room Parent and as Fundraising Chair, and she is excited to continue this year as Executive Vice President. Allison is a mom of two Dahlia Doves.

secretary

Kate Davis Caldwell

Kate is the proud parent of a Dahlia second grader and is grateful for the teamwork and dedication of her school community. Kate’s role as Secretary caters to her organizational side and attention to detail; traits that also comes in handy as her son’s chief Lego building assistant.

treasurer

Marni Garland

Marni Garland is a native of Eagle Rock and has lived in or around the area nearly her entire life.  With her third (and final) child Naomi entering Kindergarten (Emilio going into 2nd and Liliana into 4th) at Dahlia Heights this fall, she is all-in with the PTA for the long haul!

financial secretary

Ruth Behr

Ruth has enjoyed counting money and writing checks for the past two years serving as the Treasurer, and is thrilled to continue to help with all things money-related in a new role as Financial Secretary. Ruth has two Dahlia littles; a son and a daughter.

1st vp - membership

Kristine Henderson

Kristine has been a member of the NELA community for 16 years. She has one third grader and a desire to help you find your voice through PTA membership. Join the PTA today!

Assistant membership chair

Jenna Van Wagner

As a proud parent of 3 Dahlia Doves, Jenna has been active in building the school’s Garden & Sustainability program, and this year she’s helping build the PTA’s membership too!

 

2nd vp - communications

Lydia Estrada

Lydia Estrada, mom of Timmy Driscoll (4th grade), is a proud #Dovelove supporter. 
As VP of Communications, she oversees weekly newsletters and social media efforts, to inform, inspire and create community spirit for our Dove Families. 

Executive Board Contact Info

Board PositionFirst NameLast NameEmail
PresidentDesireeGates Valdiviesodesiree@dahliapta.org
Executive Vice PresidentAllisonTurnerallison55@me.com
SecretaryKateDavis Caldwellkate@dahliapta.org
TreasurerMarniGarlandmarni@dahliapta.org
Financial SecretaryRuthBehrruth.behr@dahliapta.org
ParliamentarianMollyVan Wagnermolly@dahliapta.org
HistorianDahliaDoveinfo@dahliapta.org
1st Vice President - MembershipKristineHendersonkristine@dahliapta.org
Assistant Membership ChairJennaVan Wagnerjennavanwagner@gmail.com
2nd Vice President - CommunicationsLydiaEstradalydia@dahliapta.org

Standing Committee Chairs

PositionFirst NameLast NameEmail
Room Parent CoordinatorLindsayThompsonlindsayt@gmail.com
Hospitality ChairMandyKentmandykent77@gmail.com
Assistant Chair - HospitalityMagdaPrado
Fundraising and Events ChairMegPearsonmegmariepearson@gmail.com
Legislative Advocacy ChairLindseyMeyer Cloughlindseymeyer@mac.com
Assistant Advocacy Chair** Open Position **
Arts Committee Chair** Open Position **
Assistant Arts Committee Chair** Open Position **

Ad hoc / Event Committee Chairs

EventFirst NameLast NameEmail
Silent AuctionGingerDeLeonginger.deleon@icloud.com
Silent AuctionHeatherHemingwayheather@eaglewalk.com
Dine OutDajanaCouloncoulon.dajana@gmail.com
Harvest FestGirardPaulGirard.a.paul@gmail.com
Annual FundAaronVanWagneraaronjvanwagner@gmail.com
Annual FundMegPearsonmegmariepearson@gmail.com
Walk-A-ThonBridgetByrnes Hirschbridgetcara@gmail.com
Ice Cream SocialPatRowanpaddyrowan@gmail.com
Sustainability / Earth DayJennaVanWagnerjennavanwagner@gmail.com
Sustainability / Earth DayEllenMackleellenhope@mac.com
Read-a-palooza** OPEN POSITION **
BannersGeoffCloughgeoff@dahliapta.org
Spring DanceDahliaDoveinfo@dahliapta.org
Career DayRuthKatzruthiebkatz@gmail.com
Career DayJuliaLee-Ermanjophelia@gmail.com
Game NightDahliaDoveinfo@dahliapta.org
Reflections** OPEN POSITION **
Social Justice CommitteeLucianaSvidlerluciana.svidler@gmail.com
New Building ProjectJessicaWethington McLeanJessica.wethingtonmclean@gmail.com
GardeningJennaVan Wagnerjennavanwagner@gmail.com
GardeningEllenMackleellenhope@mac.com
ValetShellyFrasiershellyfrasier@gmail.com
Prospective Parent Tour** OPEN POSITION **
Yearbook & Candid PhotographyLydiaEstradalydia@lydiaestrada.com
Yearbook & Candid PhotographyKristineHendersonkristine@dahliapta.org
Staff Holiday Luncheon** OPEN POSITION **
Scholastic Book FairRuthKatzruthiebkatz@gmail.com
Dahlia DIYLindseyCloughlindsey@dahliapta.org
Dahlia DIYDanielleNettlerdnettler@dahliapta.org
Grants CommitteeDarbySaxbydsaxbe@usc.edu
Grants CommitteeRachelShapiroachelliza@gmail.com
Graphic DesignLizClimoelclimo@gmail.com
Graphic DesignEduardoValdiviesoeduardo@rogueca.com
Charleston gift wrapDesireeValdiviesodesiree@dahliapta.org
Masked Mile Mondays** OPEN POSITION **