Please note: Officers are elected by the board at the meeting following the Annual Meeting, or as members change.

Meeting Lys Wren - President Biography
Katie - Vice President Biography
Maria Vistro - Treasurer Biography
Irina Birman - Secretary Biography
Natasha Shtamm - Member at Large Biography


Lys Wren

Lys Wren has lived at Village Serramonte for more than 20 years, and literally was appointed to the Board of Directors on the night she moved in. She continued to serve on the Board as Secretary for nearly five years, but chose not to run for re-election because of working full-time plus running her own business. She strongly believes in community service and volunteered to take the Minutes of the Board meetings, and was eventually appointed as Recording Secretary, a position she held until she was elected to the board in April 2018. In addition to volunteering at Village Serramonte, Lys does volunteer work with military support organizations in our community.

When she is not working at one of her several volunteer jobs, Lys enjoys being with friends. She likes to cook, is an avid reader, and sews, knits and crochets.

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Katie has been an active member of the board at Village Serramonte since 2012. She has worked in the non-profit field and continues to proactively support and dedicate her time to the community in various ways by volunteering. She has participated in a variety of events such as the AidsWalk, Tour de Cure, and Tenderloin Tessie. Katie is passionate about making a positive imprint on the community and hopes to continue to do so through volunteer work and as a member of the board.

Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and is a big foodie.  

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Maria Vistro

Biography coming soon.....

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Irina Birman

Biography coming soon.....

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Natasha Shtamm

Biography coming soon......

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Q: What is a Board of Directors?

A: Here's what Wikipedia says:

A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. Other names include board of governors, board of managers, board of regents, board of trustees, and board of visitors. It is often simply referred to as "the board".

A board's activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself. These matters are typically detailed in the organization's bylaws. The bylaws commonly also specify the number of members of the board, how they are to be chosen, and when they are to meet.

In an organization with voting members, e.g., a professional society, the board acts on behalf of, and is subordinate to, the organization's full assembly, which usually chooses the members of the board. In a stock corporation, the board is elected by the stockholders and is the highest authority in the management of the corporation. In a non-stock corporation with no general voting membership, e.g., a typical university, the board is the supreme governing body of the institution;[1] its members are sometimes chosen by the board itself.[2][3]

Typical duties of boards of directors include:[4][5]

The legal responsibilities of boards and board members vary with the nature of the organization, and with the jurisdiction within which it operates. For companies with publicly trading stock, these responsibilities are typically much more rigorous and complex than for those of other types.

Typically the board chooses one of its members to be the chairman, who holds whatever title is specified in the bylaws.