Board of Trustees

Sylvia Ehrenthal

Sylvia Ehrenthal is a retired Planning and Community Development Director for the city of Hayward. As a director of various governmental functions she brings planning and organizational skills as well as knowledge of human resources policies and procedures. Federal and municipal grant funding oversight for a variety of nonprofit social services also helps her to understand nonprofit fundraising issues. Sylvia is one of the parents who assisted in the founding of Bayhill High School.

I feel that membership on the board of Bay Area Educational Institute and Bayhill High School allows me participate in the effort to expand the opportunity for our students to achieve a greater level of success in education and in life than would otherwise be the case.

Ken Dreyfuss

Ken is an attorney with expertise in non-profit legalities, administration and governance. His one of founders of Bay Hill High School.

I am a founder of Bayhill High School and have always valued having a successful high school in the San Francisco East Bay for students with learning differences. I received the Jefferson Award honoring my volunteerism for starting Bayhill High School, and to this day I enjoy working with other board members, focusing on giving the best opportunities to students who learn differently.

Michael Perna

Michael is an estate planning attorney in Oakland and serves as legal counsel on the board.

Richard Segol

I am a parent of children with learning differences and have advocated for them from an early age. I understand what it takes to educate a child in this day and age. I first served on the board so that there would be an appropriate high school to educate my daughter. She is now an alumni, a college graduate and, now, a member of the Bayhill staff. I continue to serve because I believe there is a need for schools like ours to educate and prepare young adults for the next phase in their lives. I  have served on this board since the schools inception serving in many positions including Chairperson. I have expertise in finance and facility management. I take great joy in attending graduation each year to see the seniors and their families beam with pride at what they have accomplished.

Susan Jordan

Susan is a Certified Public Account with over 20 years of a public accounting experience. She is the mother of two Bayhill students.

Sharon Jobson

Sharon is a special educator and the mother of a Bayhill graduate. She has served on the board since 2014.

Paula Page

Interested in Board Membership?

If you are interested in Board membership, or know of someone who might be, please contact any of the Trustees. Board membership is voluntary, for a two-year term that can be renewed, and every Trustee must also serve on one or more Board Committees (Governance, Fundraising & Development, Finance, Facilities, and Program/Volunteers).