President & CEO

Neda Eaton is a visionary leader with a passion for serving the community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), one of the leading educational foundations in the nation, she is entrusted with ensuring that high-quality enrichment programs in critical areas such as the arts, music, sciences, health and wellness and math are sustained in public schools. In her role, she is responsible for guiding the strategic visioning and direction of the foundation, program and social enterprise development, day-to-day operations and implementation of various fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

Under Neda’s leadership, IPSF has achieved tremendous success by strategically uniting the business, parent and resident community to earn the reputation of the premier educational foundation in California. Since she joined the foundation, IPSF’s total annual amount raised has increased by 183%, raising over $6.5 million annually and an operating budget of over $8 million.

Neda’s career began soon after earning her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, graduating summa cum laude. It was during this time that she began to work in the social service area. From 1996-2000, Neda served as a senior manager in a comprehensive residential treatment facility for high- level acute clients at Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abuse Children. In 2000, she joined Boys Town USA where she moved up the ranks to run the California program and became Boys Town USA Senior Operations Officer managing an $8.9 million operating budget and serving at risk youth in both short term and long term residential treatment programs.

IPSF is relentless in fulfilling its vision of a world class education for every child and ensuring that public schools have the resources needed to nurture and grow the potential of its students. The organization is poised to continue to expand its funding for essential programs such as music instruction for every child, STEAM initiatives, robust after school and summer programs, grants to teachers for innovative teaching methods, and funding for athletic trainers and school nurses. IPSF serves as a resource to other communities and school districts in support of educational excellence.

Board Of Trustees

Our committed, talented, resourceful and knowledgeable board of trustees is the driving force behind the success for IPSF. Their leadership has enabled our organization to grow and succeed for the benefit of all Irvine students.

Ali Abaye

 Ali Abaye

IUSD Parent

Jim Aralis


Mike Breller

Mike Breller

Beacon Pointe Advisors
IUSD Parent

*Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

Danny Chang

Danny Chang

Wells Fargo Bank
IUSD Parent

Kathy Colao

Kathy Colao

Founding Legacy Partner
IUSD parent

Mike Dennin

Michael Dennin

University of California, Irvine
IUSD Parent

*Chair, Program Assessment Committee

Eric Hsiao

Eric Hsiao

BNY Mellon
IUSD Parent

Michael Jafar

Michael Jafar

IUSD Alumnus

diane kim

Diane Kim

OC Korean Cultural Center
IUSD Parent

*Chair, Resource Development Committee

Grace Lin

Grace Lin

Reproductive Fertility Center
IUSD Parent

*Chair, Community Relations Committee

Thad Martin

Thad Martin

Honeybaked Ham
IUSD Alumnus

*First Past Chair

Rich Masterson

Richard Masterson

Community Leader
IUSD Parent

*Vice Chair

Jafar Rashidian

Mohammad Rashidian

Schools First Federal Credit Union
IUSD Parent

Elizabeth Rho

Elizabeth Rho

Community Leader
IUSD Parent

Steve Rhorer

Konica Minolta

Luke Schell

Luke Schell

Merrill Lynch
IUSD Parent

*Board Chair

Damon Smith

Damon Smith

DCI Engineers

Karl Tokita

Karl Tokita

KSK Medical


Chris Van Dusen

Parcon Media

doug walker

Doug Walker

IUSD Parent

Shareen Young

Shareen Young

JCM Engineering Corporation
IUSD Parent

Advisory Council

Kenya Beckmann, Hoag Hospital Foundation

Carol Choi, United Exchange Corp.

Steve Churm, FivePoint

Connie Colao, Community Leader

Emile Haddad, FivePoint

Bill Habermehl, Retired County Superintendent, OC Department of Education

Mike Hamel, Irvine Police Department

Sean Joyce, City of Irvine

Dennis Kuhl, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Jeff Larsen, MV&E Architects

John Withers, Irvine Ranch Water District


Ambassador Program

The IPSF Ambassador program includes parents, teachers, community leaders and business owners who are committed to excellence in Irvine schools. Ambassadors improve the relationship among IPSF, individual school sites and community organizations through ongoing communication and collaboration.

 2017 – 2018 IPSF Ambassadors

Beacon Park
Gwen Aquino
Yi Jin
Bonita Canyon Sarah Cohen
Brywood Angela Fong
Canyon View Grace Linker
College Park Agnes Hahn
Creekside HS OPEN
Culverdale OPEN
Cypress Village OPEN
Deerfield Anne Chang
Eastshore Carin Guertin
Greentree ChrisAnn Shane
Irvine High Susan Lyons
Jeffrey Trail Phoebe Lo-Wang
Lakeside Brigette Lindstrom
Meadow Park Elena Marukhlekno
Northwood Paula Greenberger
Northwood High Michael Hsueh
Oak Creek Jessica Jordan
Plaza Vista Cyndi Ruszat
Portola HS Christina Hatch
Portola Springs OPEN
Rancho MS Janet Rome
Santiago Hills Jane Wu
Sierra Vista Ing Tiong
South Lake Omer Odabasoglu
Springbrook Matt Gordon
Stone Creek Zena Reichert
Stonegate Bhuvana Yerapotini
Turtle Rock Duyen Nguyen
University HS Laleh Redjaian
University Park OPEN
Venado OPEN
Vista Verde Grittiya Corrigan
Westpark Peilin Chen Breller
Woodbridge HS Marlene Batelaan
Woodbury Saranyan Chon

IPSF Ambassador Alert February 2018


Join Our Team

We are seeking innovative, creative problem-solvers who are passionate about furthering educational excellence in public schools. We are looking for people from different career paths and backgrounds that thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. If you share in our mission and genuinely care about students, we encourage you to apply to IPSF.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Current Opportunities:

Certificated K-8 Teaching Positions - Summer 2018

We are now accepting applications for certificated teaching positions for the 2018 Summer Enrichment Academy K-8. For information about dates and sites, please click here. Classified positions (clerks & instructional assistants) will be posted in early March. Although our program is based entirely in Irvine, we are open to students and employees from outside of IUSD.

Apply here: Certificated teaching positions application