Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the school’s governing body and consists of parents elected by the school community, a teacher representative, and appointed members from outside  the school community. The Board is legally required by our school’s non-profit status and is responsible for setting policy for the school, overseeing school governance, and ensuring the financial stability of the school.

In the past two years, we have focused on creating a strategic plan, exploring building expansion possibilities, negotiating labor contracts and changing our enrollment policy to support diversity.

Meet our board members

Kate Maselli Zimman – President –[email protected]

Kate has spent over 10 years working in public education. She began her career as a physics and biology teacher with an emphasis on curriculum development, project based learning, and alternative assessment strategies. She has worked as a mentor and supervisor for student teachers as well as a school and teacher coach with an emphasis on helping schools implement practices towards closing their achievement gap. Kate holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University with a focus in Teaching & Learning and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Bowdoin College. Kate has a daughter in 4th grade and a son in 1st grade at Creative Arts Charter.


Michelle Meyer – Treasurer –[email protected]

Michelle is a CPA with over 15 years of experience in financial planning and technical accounting. Her prior board experience includes serving as board member and audit committee chair for Palcare, an early childhood care center and preschool located in Burlingame, and also at Alvarado Elementary where she served as an executive board member and eCommunity lead/ advisor. Michelle believes that communities and families should work collaboratively to create excellence in our children’s educational experience, holding exemplary standards and seeing no boundaries in the possibilities of success. She has two daughters, a fourth grader at CACS and an eighth grader at Gateway Middle School.

Judy Lewenthal Daniel – Secretary – [email protected]>

Judy is a 20-year veteran of business journalism and communications. She has deep experience defining and implementing strategic plans and creating engaging communication programs. Judy has managed the CACS Facebook page for the past few years and looks forward to expanding our social reach. She is the mother of two (twin) 4th graders @ CACS who trek along with her to the Saturday Alemany Farmers Market in Bernal Heights.


   Jen Gette [email protected]

Jen Gette New 2016 2 webJen is a medical practice consultant specializing in operational efficiencies for both private medical practices and larger medical centers/institutions resulting in improved patient access to care. She has over 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry serving in several different roles from field sales to major account management, and has worked at Allergan (a worldwide growth pharma leader) for over 11 years. Jen has served as both President and Secretary on the CACS Board of Directors and as an officer on two additional non-profit Boards: Golden Gate Mothers Group and CCLC Kids by the Bay Preschool. Her hobbies include travel, food/wine, hanging with family and friends, live music, being outdoors, connecting with others and helping her kids explore their interests. Jen has a 5th grade son and 3rd grade daughter at CACS and they both love being a part of the CACS community.

Priti Tripathi – [email protected]

Priti Tripathi has an 8th grader and a 5th grader at CACS. Her varied experience as an architect has inspired in her the love of collaborating and the arts. She is very excited to see her children’s enthusiasm for this experience through CACS and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community at CACS.


Melanie Brooks –[email protected]Melanie2

Melanie Brooks is currently a professional mom and board member. She served for four years as the Fundraising and Auction chair on the board of directors for Laurel Hill Nursery School and was the Auction Chair for the 2013 CACS auction. She’s currently (and always!) trying to cook up plans for the next great CACS fundraising event. In her spare time, she can be found hanging out with her two favorite CACS students, 2nd grader Wyatt and kindergartner Owen and their dad Jason, and enjoying her favorite things; San Francisco, fantastic food and great music.

Juliette Bouquerel –[email protected]

Juliette has over fifteen years of experience working at the intersection of branding, entertainment, content marketing, and digital media. She most recently led the business development effort for a podcasting platform. Her daughter Mia is in first grade. When not working, she enjoys traveling and music festivals.


Logan Mc Dougal –[email protected]

Logan is a father of three current or former CACS students: Quincy (8th), Xavier (6th), and Zoe (4th). He and his wife Merilee spend most of their time either managing their children or working, the latter of which for Logan is in technology operations. Logan has a broad business background across both functions and industries, as well as in a variety of countries, and has been on several school and non-profit boards.  Lastly, Logan is a passionate believer in education, with degrees from Williams College, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago.

Malik Looper- [email protected]

malikMalik is a San Francisco native and civil servant with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development. He brings over two decades of experience working with and for nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and neighboring communities. Malik and his wife Isa are raising two school-aged children: Remy (6th grader at CACS) and Anjeli (4th grader at Alvarado Elementary School). In addition to his volunteer commitment to Creative Arts, Malik serves on the board of directors for the San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC).

Joe B Adams 

Joe is a litigation attorney at a law firm in downtown San Francisco.  He has a daughter in second grade and a son in first grade at CACS.  Joe and his wife Sarah love the outdoors, good food, and traveling.  Joe is an avid cyclist and advocate for the bicycling community.

Sandy Naing –[email protected]Sandy web

Sandy has almost a decade of experience working in nonprofit, corporate, and startup environments. Most recently, she held a role at the intersection of product and operations at AltSchool, a company and network of micro-schools seeking to re-imagine primary education. Previously, she was involved in program management and fundraising at organizations assisting resettled refugees in the Bay Area. Her main hobbies revolve around food and community; she’s currently learning how to make fresh pasta at a neighborhood restaurant and volunteering through 18 Reasons to teach children’s cooking classes.

Julie Campioni –[email protected]

Julie is 20+ year Bay Area technology start-up veteran, currently consulting with a medical device company.  She felt at home during her first visit to CACS, which was odd because it was so different than her own very traditional, very small town education.  The common thread was community and letting kids be kids while they learn.  She has a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a daughter in the 4th grade.  

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