Board of Directors

Officers

Alison Ouska, President

Hi! I am Ali and I am a full-time stay at home mom to my almost one year old boy/girl twins! I joined the board because I wanted another outlet outside of my kiddos. SVTT is the perfect place because I am able to dedicate my time to an organization that has given us such a support and sense of community. Being a multiples parent is hard work and I love spending my time with those that totally understand what it's like raising two (or more) tiny humans. 

My husband and I are originally midwesterns and moved out here for work. Once the kids go to bed, you can find me either working on my art (mostly illustration and hand-lettering) binge watching a new Netflix show, or playing board games. 

president@geminicrickets.org

Julie Jensen, Treasurer

Welcome! I have identical twin girls born in April 2017 and a feisty toddler born in 2014. I joined the board of Gemini Crickets so that I could give back to an organization that has been overwhelmingly supportive, welcoming, and full of amazing resources for twin families! Gemini Crickets is a wonderful community of families and I am incredibly grateful for all of the friendships that I've made and for all of the advice that I've received.   

Sheila Collins, Chief of Staff & Secretary

I have very energetic three-year-old twin boys! I joined the board to contribute to a club that has been super helpful and supportive in my new role as a mom of multiples. But I also joined because it's really fun!  We have lots of social events and we make the club events amazing for the rest of the members. Additionally, I love being a part of an organization that assists less fortunate members of our community.

Loretta Seto, Membership Coordinator

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Katie Butler, New Member Coordinator

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Sarah Kee, Outreach Coordinator

My name is Sarah, and I am truly enjoying my current role as Co-Outreach Coordinator I have met such wonderful people and shared many laughs by volunteering my time to the organization. Having that sense of community has been a tremendous support for me and my family. Taking a glimpse into my personal life, you'd see that my wife, our two-year-old twin girls, and our two miniature schnauzers keep me pretty preoccupied. Traveling, scrapbooking, and event planning & decorating are just a few of my favorite hobbies.

Katie Schneider, Outreach Coordinator

Our family moved to San Jose when our daughters were just 4 months old, and the amazing families we quickly met through SVTT provided the support network we needed to blossom in our new community.  Three years later, we've made lifelong friends who've shared all of the challenges and joys of raising twins through playdates, moms' and dads' nights out and, of course, endless text messages.

David Taylor Siegal, Event Coordinator

Winnie H, Co-Fundraising Coordinator

Tara Ferdosi, Co-Fundraising Coordinator

I am mom to the most enthusiastic and sensitive 5-year-old and two 1.5 year twins with most unique and dynamic personalities. One of the first people I called once I realized I was pregnant with twins was my friend Theresa who is a twin mom and former SVTT board member. She was so sweet and supportive, came to my house with her sweet toddlers and sat me down and explained to me all I needed to know to get through a twin pregnancy/registry, etc. Having twins (or more) is an experience like no other from the minute you realize you are carrying twins on! Being part of GC allows me to meet and build friendships with people that are going through the similar situations as I am. My twin parent friends share my joys, hardships, laughs, and challenges of raising twins with me. Together we conquer twin parenting!

Melanie Staley, Philanthropy Coordinator

I am a busy homeschooling mother to three active boys. My singleton was born in February 2012 and my identical twins were born in June of 2014. I joined SVTT in the hopes of making new friends for both myself and my children. I ended up gaining so much more than I expected! From park play dates and club parties, to moms' nights out, running buddies, and ever listening ears, SVTT has given me a support circle that has been with me through every crazy step of raising multiples. I joined the board as the events coordinator in an effort to give back to an organization that has given so much to me. I love volunteering for this group and hope to do so for a long time.

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Chairpersons

Hospital Outreach, Meaghan Andrews

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Gloria K, Webmaster

I joined SVTT because of the resources it provides to all families of multiples, including my own. The club is open to all families, and it's been a great way to get through the whirlwind journey of parenting of multiples. If anyone wants to start a surf/skateboard subgroup, message me.

Michelle Codding, Playdate Coordinator

Hi! I love being a member of this amazing club, and am thrilled to be able to volunteer on the Board! I 4 year old boys and a 2 year old girl. This club has been my main source of support, laughter, empathy, and community over the past couple years, and I'm so thankful to have made amazing friends while in the trenches of being a new parent of twins. I love all of the advice, the "realness", and the fresh ideas I get here, and it's always fun to catch up with so many others at our all club events like the holiday party and spring picnic. The Board is a lot of fun - it's a learning experience and it's filled with people who want to give back. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but do make big efforts to make the club as inclusive, fun, and helpful as possible:) 

Norika , Meal Train Coordinator

Mai Bui, Garage Sale Coordinator

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garagesale@geminicrickets.org

Melanie Staley, School Age Co-Coordinator

I am a busy homeschooling mother to three active boys. My singleton was born in February 2012 and my identical twins were born in June of 2014. I joined Gemini Crickets in the hopes of making new friends for both myself and my children. I ended up gaining so much more than I expected! From park play dates and club parties, to moms' nights out, running buddies, and ever listening ears, Gemini Crickets has given me a support circle that has been with me through every crazy step of raising multiples. I joined the board as the events coordinator in an effort to give back to an organization that has given so much to me. I love volunteering for this group and hope to do so for a long time.

Bobby Schneider, Dad's Group Coordinator

Hi! I’m Bobby, an engineer in the wireless semiconductor industry. More importantly, I’m a husband to Katie, and father to identical 3 year olds Maddie and Ella! To give back to this group that helped me through the rough baby years (So. Much. Crying.), my aim is to organize quarterly “dad’s night out” social opportunities. Together, we can strengthen and renew our commitments to having fun, being good parents, and developing friendships. That’s #whyIGC.

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