Meet the Board


Melissa Sutton


Melissa is serving as Clara Barton's PTSA President this year. She and her husband JD have 6 children ages 16,14,10,8,6 and 3. Fun fact, all but one are boys! Melissa also enjoys photography, listening to audio books, paddleboarding, skiing and biking with her family. Her favorite thing about volunteering with the PTSA is the many friendships she has developed and the sense of strong community she feels while serving. She is excited to be a part of building an amazing Clara Barton community with all of you that will carry on for years to come! 



Open Positions

Vice President

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering for this positions contact our VP of Volunteers.








Annie Franklyn


Annie Franklyn is serving as Clara Barton PTSA's Secretary. She has a grandson in the second grade at Clara Barton and a granddaughter who will be joining in a few years.







Irina Czyzewski


Irina is one of the Treasurers focusing on the PTSA's budget and financial statements. She has a 1st and 4th grader who are excited to attend Clara Barton Elementary. Irina loves spending time with her family exploring the great outdoors or the rich cultural scene that the PNW has to offer, attending kids' sporting events, or simply playing board games at home. Prior to moving to Washington, Irina worked in college administration, and then as an IT Business Analyst for a lending company. She also volunteered as an interpreter for the Russian speaking community. Having found that volunteering is very rewarding and makes her kids very proud of her involvement, she is excited to be part of this PTSA that is working hard to help build a great Clara Barton Elementary community.



Ana Maria Feito

VP of Communications

Ana is serving as Clara Barton PTSA’s VP of Communications. She and her husband Rathan moved from beautiful Spain to the PNW in 2008. Her children, Adriana (8) and Leo (7)  are looking forward to start 3rd and 2nd grade respectively.

A Real Madrid fan, Ana loves traveling around the world with her family along with hiking in summer and skiing in winter.

After volunteering at Einstein Elementary, she is looking forward to building a great Clara Barton Community.






Yuyuan Wang

Co-VP of Membership











Su Huang

VP of Membership

Su Huang is serving as Co- VP of Membership this year. He and his wife have three children aged 6,6 and 1. The family moved to Redmond from New York in 2017. Su is now now working in Amazon as an Economist and played critical roles in a 501c3 organization before. Su and his family are looking forward to be working with parents, teachers and students in the new school.



Renu Bhandari

VP of Enrichment

Renu is serving as VP of Enrichment on the Clara Barton PTSA board. Renu moved to Redmond from CT three years back when her husband took a job in Seattle. They have three boys ages 12, 9 and 4. Ayush, the 9 year old is excited to be a 4th grader at Clara Barton. Renu is an IT professional but plans to be a stay at home mom for a few more years. The family loves everything outdoors and of all the trails here is specially thankful for the Sammamish River Trail which is right by their home. Renu is fluent at Hindi and if required can be reached out for interpretation.



Open Position

VP of Fundraising

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering for this position contact our VP of Volunteers.







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Jay Lippe

Co-VP of Events

More details on Jay coming soon!













China Helwig

Co-VP of Events

China is serving as Co-VP of Events this year.  She and her husband, David, moved to Washington seven years ago from Colorado, and have a son, Cole, in 2nd grade this year, and two daughters, Tasha (4), who will be attending Clara Barton next school year, and Daphne (2).

China left her career as a technical accounting professional in 2017 to focus more on her family and has found the experience volunteering at Einstein and her daughters’ preschool to be very rewarding.  She joined the PTSA board this year, as she looks forward to helping create a strong sense of community here at Clara Barton, and working closely with the families and faculty to achieve this goal.

China values spending time with friends and family, loves travelling with loved ones, enjoying the sunshine (when possible…) and spending whatever free time she has at Jazzercise and gardening.


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Camille Miller

VP of Volunteers

Cami is serving as VP of Volunteers this year.  She firmly believes in our volunteering slogan "Better Together!" and gets lots of practice at home with her five children encouraging people to chip in.  She and her husband Ivan moved to Washington a year ago.  Clara Barton is the 6th elementary school her children have attended in the past 5 years and she's excited about the strong community here.  She loves helping in her children's classrooms, reading, travelling, and camping with her family.








Julie Lemery

VP of Advocacy

Julie Lemery is serving as Clara Barton’s Director of Advocacy.  She and her husband Greg have two children,  Ali (9) and Austin (7) who will be entering 4th and 1st grade respectively.  Before Clara Barton Julie served on the PTSA Board at Einstein Elementary  in both the VP of Membership and VP of communications roles.  Julie works at Microsoft where she has worked for over  20 years in various positions across finance, operations, sales and marketing and Services.   She enjoy spending time w/ friends and family,  running,  playing and coaching basketball, and time at Hayden Lake.  She looks forward to working with the families,  teachers and staff at Clara Barton in the coming year to help build a strong PTSA.