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Board of Directors

President – Jeremy van Frank

Jeremy is a engineer with almost 20 years working in the military and defense contracting environment. Jeremy is the Chief Engineer for Forward Slope, Inc, a small San Diego company, working in System Design and Integration of maritime surveillance systems installed in partner and allied countries. Jeremy is also an officer in the Navy Reserve having served 9 years active duty on submarines, one year in Afghanistan performing provincial reconstruction and is currently working in anti-submarine warfare. Jeremy has an MS in Management of Information Systems and BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Jeremy’s son will be attending Kavod in the fall.

Vice-President and Founder – Tamar Caspi

Tamar graduated with a BA in Women’s Studies from UCLA. She has been a journalist since 2003 working as a writer and reporter in broadcast news, radio and print. Currently, Tamar is writing a book. In addition, Tamar has worked in the non-profit world serving on the boards and committees of many local organizations where she initiated new programming and was involved in fundraising and planning. She also has experience in marketing, promotions and internet marketing. Tamar is a local San Diegan with an Israeli father and was raised speaking Hebrew in the home.

Treasurer – Avi Frohlichman

Avi started his financial planning career in 1994.  From 1994 to 2001, Avi held various positions around the state of California with national banks including Wells Fargo Private Client Services and California Bank & Trust’s Wealth Management group. Avi earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in Davis.  Avi holds a life and disability insurance license (CA license #0D83176) and a series 7, 63, 66 securities licenses.  He is an investment advisor representative with Sagemark Consulting, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Avi served on the Executive Committee and on the Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, & Hebrew Free Loan Association Committee. Avi and his wife Margarita, became new parents and welcomed their daughter, Milana in December 2010.  The Frohlichmans live in the University Town Center area of San Diego, CA.

Secretary and Founder – Harriet Herman

Harriet is an educator with more than 30 years experience in grades pre-school through 8th grade, including 6 years in administration as the school Principal of an Independent Kindergarten-8th grade school. She presently serves on the Board of Directors of a parent advocacy non-profit organization for parents of special needs children. Harriet has direct experience with CAIS and WASC re-accreditation as the team leader in charge of the writing of the document, as well as the contact person during the weeklong visit. Her education experience includes curriculum development, assessments, materials selection, professional and parent presentations. Harriet has an MS in Curriculum Development and a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Member – Reverend Wendell Bass 

Reverend Bass is a Minister and Director of Christian Education at New Creation Church of San Diego, CA.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. After 37 years in public education, he retired from the San Diego Unified School District as high school Principal. Reverend Bass has been in education for 41 years.  He is a former Board of Director’s member of the Association of African American Educators, Keiller Leadership Academy Charter School and The Jackie Robinson YMCA. He has  been married to his wife, Dr. Angela Bass for 35 years and they have have two children and a grand-daughter.

Member – John Milikowsky

Member – Michelle Anderson

Parent Committee Liaison to the Board – Kevin Mann


Interested in Joining the Kavod Board?

Though we are not actively seeking new members for our Board of Directors, resumes are always welcome. If you are interested please email your resume and a letter of intent to tamar@kavodelementary.org for consideration.

Please contact us for more information:
(858) 227-9450

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