Board of Directors

BookEnds is governed by a board comprised of the diverse perspectives of a unique group of people; student volunteers, stakeholders, community leaders and esteemed professionals. The result is a highly empowered, financially transparent, entrepreneurial organization.

Board of Directors 2013/14


Naya Bloom is the Managing Director, Regional Alumni Affairs at Teach for America.
President: Robin M. Keefe is the president of BookEnds and a non-voting member of the board of directors.
Vice Chairs: Lori Kozak is an attorney specializing in trademark law at BSTZ.
Natalie How is Head of Curriculum for Westside Neighborhood School.
Treasurer: Brian Yacker is a principal of YH Advisors, an accountancy firm that specializes in non-profit accounting.
Secretary: Jeffrey L. Richardson Esq. is a partner with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp.
Ex Officio: Kelly Merryman is Vice President of Content Acquisition, Netflix, Inc.

Zemia Atkins is an educator and former sixth-grade teacher at Seven Arrows Elementary School in Pacific Palisades - a BookEnds donor school.

Rocio Bonsall is a business manager for a startup charters school, development consultant and former investment manager for Bank of America.

Emma Hofheimer is a ninth grade student at The Archer School for Girls.

Ken Long, is an Enterprise Security Architect for Hewlett-Packard.

Sahara Pynes, Esq. is a principal at Training Mavens Consulting, specializing in employment law consulting.

Ashley Sacks is a twelfth grade student at Harvard-Westlake School who was just made President of the Student Council.

Belinda Sacks, Esq. is a retired litigation attorney with the Department of Justice and is currently a community volunteer.

Jack Stovitz is a tenth grade student at Harvard-Westlake School and a five year alumnus of the BookEnds program.

Patricia T. Tanenbaum is an educator and co-founder/consultant community service learning - The Beverly Hills Unified School District.

Carol A. Zaslow is an educator and past-president of the Community Service Association.

Honorary Members:

Ronni Ephraim is past Chief Instructional Officer for Los Angeles Unified School District, Founding Board Member of BookEnds and is Vice President Curriculum/Chief Academic Officer of 2tor.

Brandon J. Keefe is the co-founder of BookEnds and is the Western Development and Operations Manager of CEN.

Madeline Chais is a student at Michigan University, recipient of the 2006 NAFRP Los Angeles Youth Volunteer award and co-founder of the BookEnds Youth Leadership Board.

Megan Hilliard is a student at New York University and co-founder of the BookEnds Youth Leadership Board.