Board Members

  Member   Email   Region   Term
Geoff Barnes Mr. Geoff Barnes   Region II   2019-2023

Geoff Barnes grew up in Dallas, Texas, and lives in Sewickley. He has a Bachelors from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters from the University of Oregon. Geoff taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Robert Morris University from 1997-2005, when he left teaching to practice design full-time. He currently works at Google. Geoff has two QVHS graduates, one member of the class of 2021, and a daughter who will likely graduate with the class of 2034. Geoff serves as a member of community engagement and government affairs, finance, and facilities and operations.  

Ms. Marna Blackmer   Region III   2019-2023

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 chairperson of the policy committee and is on the educational services and comprehensive planning committee, as well as the facilities and operations committee.  
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 chair of the community engagement and government affairs committee and is a member of the policy and personnel committees. In addition to serving on the Quaker Valley School Board, Kati also represents the District on the Sewickley Public Library of the Quaker Valley School District board.
Mr. Gianni Floro   Region I   2019-2023
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 facilities and operations committee, vice-chair of the policy committee, and serves on the finance 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 chairperson of the educational services and comprehensive planning committee, vice-chair of the personnel committee and is a member of the community engagement and government affairs committee. Ms. Helkowski also serves as a representative on the Parkway West Career and Technology Center Board.  
Sarah Heres
Ms. Sarah Heres
    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
Vice-President   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 personnel committee, vice-chair of the facilities and operations committee, and vice-chair of the finance committee. 

Chesney Soderstrom
Ms. Chesney Soderstrom   Region II   2019-2023
Chesney Soderstrom grew up in Woodward, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She went on to graduate school to obtain a Master's degree in School Psychology. Chesney worked for several years as a School Psychologist for Tulsa Public Schools before moving to Sewickley in 2010. She and her husband, Clint, are the proud parents of four students who attend Quaker Valley Schools. Chesney serves on the personnel, policy and educational services and comprehensive planning committees.
Mr. Jeffrey Watters
Treasurer   Region III   2019-2023

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 recently served as president and CEO of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. Jeff serves as treasurer of the board and chair of the finance committee, vice-chair of the educational services and comprehensive planning committee, as well as a member of the finance and policy committees.
Dr. Tammy Andreyko, Superintendent (non-voting),
Ms. Christine Kardong, Board Secretary,
Mr. Don Palmer, District Solicitor,

Student Representatives
Gabriel Musial and Emma Pulkowski

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