Committed to a common vision, Brighton Hall’s Board of Directors apply their individual expertise to ensure the school achieves its educational goals and retains a high academic standard.
Frank Ferri / Financier / Tax Expert / Board Member since 2005
Frank Ferri founded the prestigious accounting firm Ferri & Company in 1989. An eclectic scholar, he holds a number of degrees in the fields of Business, Education, and Bioethics. Mr. Ferri brings his skillset to a number of local groups as a longtime board member.
During his downtime, Mr. Ferri works with local civic and charitable organizations, including Boys and Girls Scouts of Southern California, National Charity League: San Marino Chapter, Foothill Family Services: Pasadena, Good Shepherd Shelter and other Franciscan charities.
Angie Peiris / Brighton Hall Director & Founder / Board Member since 2005
As head of the school, Angie Peiris has steered Brighton Hall to the fully accredited, college readiness institution it is today. From its inception, she has been fully devoted to Brighton Hall’s success and continues to set ambitious goals for its future.
With a successful career in finance and training in college counseling, Ms. Angie combines her passion for children’s education with the pragmatism of corporate finance to lead the close-knit community of Brighton Hall’s students, parents, faculty, and staff in an innovative educational setting.
Alan H. Tooraen / Parent of Brighton Hall alumnus
Head of Security 2010-2018 / Board Member since 2018
Mr. Alan Tooraen became involved with Brighton Hall as a parent and became the head of Security in 2010. He is a licensed California school guard and has prior security experience running a Law Enforcement Supply Company for 33 years and providing security for car dealerships. He also has experience keeping both the students and the Brighton Hall campus safe and secure.
Mr. Tooraen is also a lifelong drummer and has helped organize and facilitate Brighton Halls concerts and musical events for the last 9 years providing drum sets and sound systems.
Saritha Mittapalli / Board Member since 2017
Ms. Mittapalli first met Brighton Hall in 2001, when she interned with our director Angie Peiris. She continued to work for the school, developing an online presence and looking for ways to improve awareness of BH through networking and local talent agencies, for the next few years.
Since 2003, she has enriched her experience by working across diverse industries like Banking and Healthcare, in operations analysis and through technical leadership positions. Her expertise includes IT, finance, marketing, sales, regulatory compliance, QC, R & D and manufacturing. She has worked with biomedical companies to improve cochlear implants and insulin management.
Ms. Mittapalli brings excellent business analysis skills and a warm, friendly personality to Brighton Hall’s team!
Barbara L. Youngblood / Board Member since 2016
Barbara Youngblood became involved with Brighton Hall as the parent of an alumnus. As a former school administrator and business owner of over 14 years, Ms. Youngblood understands how to nurture creativity in the Brighton Hall student body, and ensure the school keeps thriving.