Board Of Directors
Gary Alpert
Gary AlpertGary joined the SRVEF Board in 2016 after retiring from AT&T in 2015. During his 35 year career with AT&T, Gary held various management positions in Information Technology, Customer Care, Home Solutions, Call Center Operations and Network Operations. Gary and his wife, Cindy, moved to San Ramon in 1986 from Southern California. They have two children who attended San Ramon schools and both graduated from UC Davis. While his children were at California High School, Gary served as Vice President for one year and President for five years of Cal High’s Academic Boosters prior to Cal High becoming an affiliate of the SRVEF. Gary has volunteered on the Run for Education committee for two years. In addition to his service to the SRVEF, he currently is the Chair of City of San Ramon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the San Ramon Arts Foundation. Gary has a BA in Economics from the University of California San Diego, an MBA from Cal State Fullerton, an MS in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Vanessa Berastain
Vanessa Berastain
Chris Gayler
Chris GaylerChris represents the third generation in the Gayler Construction family business. Chris and his wife, Natalie, moved to San Ramon in 2003 and are the parents of two spirited and good-natured boys; Ethan and Zachary. Both boys are in the SRVUSD. The couple is active in sports and community events throughout the Bay Area. Chris belongs to the San Ramon Rotary and has served on the board for several years. He is a graduate of the invitation only year-long 2014 Leadership San Ramon program.
Elizabeth Graswich
Elizabeth GraswichElizabeth Graswich is a communications expert with over 15 years of experience in public education leadership, public policy, media relations, crisis management, project management, community outreach, journalism and event planning. In September 2014, Liz was named Director of Communications and Community Relations for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In that role, she directs communications for one of California's top-performing school districts. She serves as a liaison with the community, and has the pleasure of serving on multiple community boards and committees. Prior to joining San Ramon Valley Unified, Liz served eight years as Director of Communications for the largest school district in Northern California, Elk Grove Unified, in Sacramento County. She was a Board Member for the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation. Previously, she worked five years as a reporter on the Sacramento Bee newspaper, covering education and public safety. Liz grew up across the continental U.S., Hawaii and Australia, finally selecting California as home. She and her husband have two sons.
Tim Gunderson
Tim GundersonTim joined the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board of directors in 2014. He is currently Senior Director of Business Development at DocuSign. Tim came to DocuSign from NetSuite where he led their strategic technology partners group and NetSuite’s emerging global systems integrator program. Prior to NetSuite, Tim held business development roles at the NASDAQ Stock Market and an e-commerce startup and finance positions at a publicly traded health care company and private investment bank. Tim's track record is evidenced by meaningful relationships at fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups and continuously driving channel revenue. Prior to joining the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation board of directors, Tim served on the board of the East Bay Leadership Foundation. He also is a board member of the Furst-McNess Company. Tim received a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.