Our Advisory Board
Volunteer Pool Coordinator - Emily Sun
Emily (Yanxia) Sun is our Volunteer Pool Coordinator Committee Chair and works with the VP of Comminication. After she earned her undergraduate engineering degree from China, she came to US and pursued her dual master degrees at MIT. She then started a career in the engineering field. Her daughter, Chloe is an IA freshman. She enjoys cooking, yoga and travel. She is honored to be part of the IA PTSO team and will absolutely do her best.
Webmaster - Soumya Bhaaradwaj
Soumya Bhaaradwaj is our Webmaster Committee Chair for the PTSO page, and works with the VP of Communication. She has a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangalore, India. She has a strong technical background and has a diversified skill set covering Data, Application and IT support. Soumya loves volunteering in her free time and has volunteered in multiple organizations over the years in Event management and Fundraising as a committee member. She is very excited to be part of the founding team of IA's PTSO.
School Media - Kira Milford
Kira Milford is our School Media Committee Chair, and works with the VP of Communication.
Spirit Wear - Leah Wojewoda
Leah Wojewoda is our Spirit Wear Committee Chair and works with the VP of Ways and Means.
Fundraising - Olivia Seymour
Olivia Seymore is the chair of our Passive Fundraising Committee and works with the VP of Ways and Means. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she received her Marketing degree. For over 18 years, Olivia has been a noteworthy leader in the industries of marketing and entertainment. Olivia is also a respected community advocate who can be credited with multiple contributions and acts of service on the boards for The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – MECCA Chapter, K-Piano Music Academy, as well as the Project XL Readiness Program. She has also contributed her time to other organizations of impact, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Kidney Foundation, Hosea Helps, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow, Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, and many more. She is currently the founder and CEO of See More to Life Foundation, Inc., where she plays a major role in ensuring that youth in underserved communities get the exposure and resources that they need to transition into college and the workforce. Through her commitment to this role, Olivia helps teenagers explore their options for personal and professional interests, while teaching them about leadership and life skills.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation - Mini Lala
Mini Lala is our Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee Chair and works with our VP of School Support.
Teacher Grants - Rose-Anne Schmidt
Rose-Anne Schmidt is our Teacher Grants Committee Chair and works with our VP of School Support. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Fordham University. She worked in the legal field for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her four children, ages 3, 9, 11, and 14. Currently she stays busy by volunteering regularly at food pantries and with other community service projects. She also met a big life goal this year and became a certified SCUBA diver!
Hospitality - Stacy Lampert
Stacy Lampert is our Hospitality Committee Chair and works with our VP of School Support.
STEM Professional Volunteer - Kashmira Date
Kashmira Date is our STEM Professional Volunteer Committee Chair and works with our VP of Community Relations.
Business Sponsor & Community Engagement - Marci Rudolph
Marci Rudolph is our Business Sponsor & Community Engagement Committee Chair and works with our VP of Community Relations.
Parent Events - Ting Withers
Ting Withers is our Parent Events Committee Co-Chair and works with our VP of Community Relations.
Parent Events - Verna Kimura
Verna Kimura is our Parent Events Committee Co-Chair and works with our VP of Community Relations.
She relocated from Tokyo, Japan after spending 25 years there as an International Educator at St. Mary’s International Preparatory School for Boys as an administrator, teacher trainer and curriculum developer. Verna was Co-founder of a Corporate Communication Boutique in Tokyo. Her accounts included Tokyo Disneyland, P&G with Leo Burnett Kyodo, Sumitomo. She holds a Masters Degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C. and Certificate in Communications from Boston University. Former Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Georgetown University Law Center, she is skilled in events planning and seminar presentations. At IA, she aspires to foster an interactive and enthusiastically creative environment inclusive of a diversified group of parents whose ideas are welcomed wholeheartedly and respected. She maintains that curiosity, humor, the ability to laugh at oneself and food from all different cultures are a solid recipe for inspiration and success.
Social Events - Isabella Filippone
Isabella Filippone is our Social Events Committee Co-Chair and works with our VP of Student Support.
Academic Support - Haomin Wang
Haomin Wang is our Academic Support Committee Chair and works with our VP of Student Support.
Cultural Arts - Emily Sheehy
Emily Sheehy is our Cultural Arts Committee Chair and works with our VP of Student Support. Cultural arts is pretty much Emily’s life! She’s a graduate of UGA, a creative director and the owner of a production company. She grew up immersed in the arts, as a classical violinist and illustrator. Her son, Donovan will be a 9th grader at IA. He is also a musician (classical piano and violin) and a car enthusiast. He will miss orchestra but is so excited to follow his passion in the engineering pathway. Emily believes that STEM, the arts, and visual creativity go hand in hand. If you have ideas on how to introduce cultural arts to our students, Emily would love to hear from you!
College & Career Center - Adina Mondan
Adina Mondan is our College & Career Center Committee Co-Chair and works with our VP of Senior Support. Adina was originally born in Romania and moved to the United States 22 years ago. An elementary educator back home, Adina has a love for teaching and nurturing young minds. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technologies and worked with name designers as Donna Karan and Norma Kamali in New York. Adina has a freshman at Innovation Academy and treasures the philosophy of this amazing school. She is currently working at Fulton County Schools. As a parent, she has always been part of PTA/PTO’s volunteers’ team at her sons’ schools, FAST and Hembree Springs Elementary. Adina believes in continuous personal achievement, perpetual learning and personal betterment; therefore, she is currently working on her master’s degree in Early Education. Volunteering is a huge part of Adina’s life. Adina has also served on her neighborhoods HOA’S Boards as a President. She is grateful to be part of PTSO at IA, and with brilliant parent volunteers to create an amazing high school experiences for our children.
College & Career Center - Becky Waple
Becky Waple is our College & Career Center Committee Co-Chair and works with our VP of Senior Support
Scholarships - Zhou Yang
Zhou Yang is our Scholarships Committee Chair and works with our VP of Senior Support. Zhou Yang, Ph.D., MPH, is the Principal Health economist of Omada Health, the leading digital health startup in the US. Dr. Yang immigrated from China to the US in 1997, obtained her graduate degrees from UCLA and UNC Chapel Hill, have worked in academia, the World Bank Group, and the American Board of Family Medicine. Her son, Abraham Li, is in the class of 2025. Dr. Yang enjoys long distance running and vacation at Santa Rosa Beach in Florida. Besides IA PTSO, she also serves as the Vice President of Philanthropy of the North Fulton Chapter of Young Men’s Service League.