© 2019 Friends of FPE


The board of Friends of Forest Park Elementary consists of the following members

Sunita Thaker

Originally from Vancouver (Canada), Sunita has lived in Forest Heights for the past 8 years. She has two kids at the school - Mia (4th grade) and Jay (2nd grade). Sunita has been heavily involved with the Board and the auction for the past 3 years. Sunita looks forward to getting more parents involved with the school. When she’s not volunteering, Sunita is a full time Real Estate Broker. 


Eleanor Dolev

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Meghan McClelland

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Courtney Qualls

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Volunteer Coordinator

Denisa Warden

Denisa has two kids at the school, Henry in kindergarten and Heidi in forth grade. She is a former Deloitte financial auditor and has been serving as the treasurer for Friends of Forest Park the past two years, helping with their accounting and budgeting, as well as with the PTA and foundation merger.  Denisa is looking forward to volunteering for another year on the board and to getting more families connected with the school and Friends of Forest Park.



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Kimberlee Bouska

Eight years ago Kimberlee and her family evaluated Portland neighborhoods looking for the best place for their young children to go to school and thrive.   Forest Park and the community of Forest Heights was the easy choice when they decided on their new location. Kimberlee is dedicated to keeping the school a top choice for parents and improving the features that attracted them to Forest Park Elementary.  This is her second year on the board as chair of non-auction fundraising.  As a financial planner Kimberlee also participates in several boards and councils to encourage women in the profession.

Fundraising Chair

Mike Liefeld

Mike moved to Forest Heights in 2018 and his blended family has four kids at FPE (Eva-5th, Elia-3rd, Chloe-3rd, Nate-1st). His wife Mieke was Mike’s bridge to forming connections at FPE and within the community and he is eager to help others create a lasting connection to FPE and support the enriching power of community for our children. He’s excited to have the “behind the scenes” experience to support all the diverse opportunities at FPE. Mike is the self-proclaimed board “newbie” and invites you to ask him any question you have about FPE-if he doesn’t know the answer he’s excited to learn together!


Christie Robinson

Christie has two children at Forest Park: Avery, in 3rd grade, and Evan, in kindergarten. Although a native Oregonian, Christie has lived across the country before returning to Portland two years ago to be closer to family. She feels so lucky to have found such a community in FPE and was inspired to get more involved at the school. Christie’s professional background is in healthcare, but she's excited to learn accounting skills in this unique opportunity, as well as contribute as a board member. Most importantly, she wants to “pay it forward” and welcome more families to Forest Park Elementary with open arms.


Heather Beck

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Claire Tyler

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Social Chair