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Board Members

  Member   Email   Region   Term
Ms. Marna Blackmer   Region III   2015-2019

Marna Blackmer is a proud Quaker Valley graduate. She and her husband live in Edgeworth and have three children in QV schools. Marna attended Slippery Rock University where she earned a degree in political science and attended law school at Capital University. Marna is a former trial attorney and is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She serves as vice-chairperson of the community engagement and governmental affairs committee and is on the facilities and operations and the educational services and comprehensive planning committees.

Ms. Kati Doebler   Region III   2017-2021

Kati Doebler lives in Aleppo after growing up in New Jersey. She and her husband Matt have two children, Heidi and Libby. Kati has a degree in English from Miami University and a master’s of science in new media and information systems from London School of Economics. She works full-time as a software engineering product manager. Kati is part of the community engagement and government affairs committee the policy committee and personnel committee. 

Mr. Gianni Floro   Region I   2015-2019

Gianni Floro is a graduate of Quaker Valley High School and has been serving as a school board director since 2001. Raised in Sewickley, Gianni is an attorney whose practice is focused in the area of civil litigation. He also offers strategic campaign consulting for political campaigns throughout Western Pennsylvania.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Master’s of Science degree in environmental sciences and management along with his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University. Gianni resides in Bell Acres with his wife Lisa, and their two children. He is the chairman of the community engagement and governmental affairs committee. He is the vice-chairperson of the policy committee and facilities committee.      

Daniella Helkowski Ms. Daniela Helkowski   Region I   2017-2021

Daniela Sauro Helkowski grew up and Sewickley and is a QVHS graduate. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and an elementary education degree from Slippery Rock University. Daniela and her husband Dan have three children: Gabriella, Juliana and Maria. She is a business partner at Insurance on Walnut. Daniela serves as the chairperson of the personnel committee and vice-chairperson of the educational services committee.

Sarah Heres
Ms. Sarah Heres
President   Region II   2017-2021

Sarah Stoessel Heres serves as the board president and is a 25-year resident of Sewickley, after growing up in Massachusetts. She attended Boston University where she earned a degree in business administration. Sarah worked in higher education fundraising and alumni relations, before transitioning to community volunteer leadership positions. Sarah and her husband Ed have three children, all proud graduates of Quaker Valley schools.

Mr. Jonathan Kuzma   Region I   2017-2021

Jonathan Kuzma grew up in Leet Township and is a proud member of Quaker Valley's class of 2001. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics and history from the College of William and Mary. Since graduating, Jonathan moved to Leetsdale, where he currently resides. He is a commercial real estate appraiser for Newmark Knight Frank. In addition to serving on the Quaker Valley School Board, he represents the district on the Sewickley Public Library of the Quaker Valley School District board and is the chairman of the municipal authority of the Borough of Leetsdale. Jonathan is the chairperson of the policy committee and on the finance and facilities committees.

Mr. David Pusateri   Region II   2015-2019
David Pusateri grew up in Burgettstown, PA and attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned an undergraduate degree in government and international studies, as well as a law degree. Dave serves as attorney and deputy managing partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, and is the proud father of four children: Meg, Nick, Emmy, and Tim. Dave serves as the chairperson of the facilities and operations committee, and is a member of the finance and personnel committees. 
Mr. Robert Riker
Vice-President   Region II   2015-2019

Rob Riker made his way from the New Jersey and Connecticut shores to Pittsburgh in 1993. It took a while, but he finally found Sewickley and Quaker Valley in 2004, when the oldest of his two sons was approaching kindergarten age. Now, with both boys at the high school, he is known more commonly as "Leslie's husband." He operates a medical device research and development company, with roots tracing back to the neurosurgical device company he started as a Yale undergraduate studying computer science and neuroscience. He has served on the Quaker Valley school board since 2007, currently on personnel and educational services committees and chairing finance.

Mr. Jeffrey Watters
Treasurer   Region III   2015-2019

Jeff Watters grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Edgeworth with his wife Suzanne, their three children and two dogs. Jeff has a undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and a masters of business administration from the University of Maryland. Jeff has spent his entire career in the consumer packaged goods industry and currently serves as president and CEO of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. Jeff serves as treasurer of the board and chair of the educational services committee, as well as a member of the finance and policy committees.

Dr. Tammy Andreyko, Superintendent (non-voting),
Christine Kardong, Board Secretary,
Mr. Don Palmer, District Solicitor,

Student Representatives

Jillian Umstead 
Tarun Venkatasamy

Student representatives attend the Educational Services Committee work session and the legislative meeting each month. They report on different topics relating to student experiences.



Region I: Bell Acres Borough, Leet Township, Leetsdale Borough
Region II: Sewickley Borough
Region III: Aleppo Township, Edgeworth Borough, Glenfield Borough, Haysville Borough, Glen Osborne Borough, Sewickley Heights Borough, Sewickley Hills Borough