ALLEM Leadership

We are pleased to usher in a new approach to ALLEM’s leadership by introducing, not one, but two Co-Presidents and two Vice Presidents that represent both our Spanish Immersion Program (SIP) and Japanese Immersion Program (JIP).

In this way, we hope to achieve a strong communication and partnership across the languages we speak and cultures by which we live at El Marino.

Maximina Juson Revis
SIP Co-President

Maximina has a 7-year old son in second grade, and alum daughter who now attends CCMS.  In addition to being a working mompreneur and User Experience Architect, Maximina runs Digital Communications for the EMPTA.  As a child of a retired United Nations peacekeeper, Maximina is extremely thankful to be a member of El Marino’s international community.

Contact: maximina@allelmarino.org

Bobbi Shiflett
JIP Co-President

Bobbi has three children at El Marino. After her oldest made it to 4th grade she and her husband decided to have a 4th child, simply to ensure their lifelong attendance at the school. More than EM, Bobbi loves the people and children that make up our school.

Contact: bobbi@allelmarino.org

Rina Yano
VP of Fundraising

Rina has a third grader and a kindergartener in the JIP program  She feels fortunate that her children attend El Marino and is able to benefit from a bilingual education.  She strongly believes that having a native speaking adjunct is a critical part of language immersion program.  Rina works as an inhouse attorney for a digital entertainment company.

Contact: rinayano@gmail.com

Archit Chivakula

Archit has a 5-year old son in JIP Kindergarten, and a one month old son. Archit works for PwC as a Management Consultant. Archit lived, travelled or worked in over 15 countries. He is honored to be able to support ALLEM, and by extension El Marino.

Contact: architspeaks@gmail.com

Sayaka Karitani

Sayaka has a 6-year old daughter in JIP first grade.  She is excited and honored to be part of ALLEM to continue the work by the outgoing board and officers.

Contact: sayaka.karitani@gmail.com

Shizuki Yamashita
Financial Secretary

Shizuki has a daughter in second grade and is a total rock star!

Contact: shizuki.yamashita@gmail.com

Hilary Ketchum
Recording Secretary

Hilary has a 10-year old Son in SIP 5th grade and an 8-year old son in SIP 2nd.  She is a recovering actor who now works for Merrill Lynch Private Bank.  She is honored to be joining ALLEM and beyond grateful to have her kids at this amazing school.

Contact: hilaryketchum@gmail.com

Paavo Monkkonen

Paavo has a 5 year old daughter who is loving SIP Kindergarten. He is a product of the SIP (back when it was at El Rincon) and as such very excited to be a part of El Marino and ALLEM! He is a professor of urban planning at UCLA but lived and worked in Mexico for many years.

Contact: monkkonen@gmail.com

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