ILA Board of Directors
Aleksandar Jokik, Board Chair
Jennifer Pryal, Board Member
“I am Qahara Hepper’s mother, a Moyenne Section student. I am very excited to be a part of ILA and look forward to helping it grow and be as wonderful for others as it has been for my daughter thus far. To tell you a little about myself, I am a Midwife with my own practice in Portland called Portland Natural Childbirth. I started my career with a degree in psychology from DePaul university and then became nurse. I have worked in the private sector (as a mental health provider), public sector (as a mental health provider and a nurse) and have also helped start and work with non-profits (as a midwife). I hope to be a valuable asset to the ILA community.”
Derek Malsam, Board Member
Derek Malsam is a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer of Superior Tire Service. He has been with Superior since 2011, responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, human resources and information technology. Before relocating to Portland, he worked in Public Accounting for KPMG Seattle and HKP Seattle. Derek enjoys being involved in the community and is excited to serve on the board at ILA. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with an Accounting and Finance degree. In his free time Derek enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and daughter who attends ILA.
Michael Schafir, Board Member
Mike Schafir has been associated with ILA for over five years. He is the proud father of his twin girls Abby and Zoey. Mike has over 25 years experience in high-tech engineering and marketing working for both small startup and large companies including Netscaler, Inc., Resonate, Inc., Axil Computer and Sun Microsystems. He has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In addition to his board activities, Mike helps ILA maintain it’s website, technology and fundraising efforts.
Erin Bonura, Board Member
Erin Bonura is a French speaker; board certified practicing Infectious Diseases (ID) physician and medical education researcher. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Biology and Minor in French Studies. Following this she graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2006, completed her residency in Internal Medicine from New York University in 2010 then finished two fellowships; Infectious Diseases (2012) and General Internal Medicine (2014). Though Erin practices clinical medicine, half of her time is dedicated to medical education in the form of curriculum development, research, and direct teaching across multiple levels of learners. She has secured a number of grants to fund educational research and plans to bring these skills to ILA as we grow our school. Erin also brings the perspective of an ILA mom as all of her three boys attend ILA.
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