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Board Positions for 2024

President: Doug Brown (Term expires Dec. 2026)

Vice President: Dan Devoy (Term expires Dec. 2026)

Clerk: Florence Wong (Term expires Dec. 2024)

Trustee:  Sarah Ghulamhussain (Term expires Dec. 2024)

Trustee: Lisa Mudd (Term expires Dec. 2024)


Mr. Brown was first appointed in 2022 and is serving through 2026. Trustee Brown is in Trustee Area 1. 


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Doug Brown joined the Burlingame School District Governing Board of Trustees in March of 2022.  He and his wife have two children in the Burlingame School District, one at Lincoln elementary and one at BIS.  Since moving to Burlingame in 2013, he has been active in the community by serving on the Measure M and O Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee since 2019, coaching AYSO soccer, and supporting BCE.

Doug is a Managing Director and co-head of higher education public finance at Wells Fargo Securities, where he assists universities and nonprofits in accessing the capital markets to fund projects, primarily with municipal bonds. He earned a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale College and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Away from work, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, camping, and visiting his native state of Montana.


Mr. Devoy was first appointed in 2022 and is serving through December 2026. Trustee Devoy is in Trustee Area 4. 


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Dan Devoy joined the Board of Trustees in March, 2022.  He and his wife were both born and raised on the peninsula, and moved to Burlingame in 2017.  They have two children.  One child is currently enrolled in the Burlingame School District and the other will join in a few years.  

Dan grew up attending public schools in the neighboring town of San Carlos, and volunteered for military service in the Army upon high school graduation.  He served two enlistments in the Army, including an 18 month deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Upon completion of military service, Dan obtained his law degree, and began his career as a civil litigator.  Later, he created his own private practice with an emphasis in real estate law.  For the last eight years Dan has been a Professor of Law at Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco, where he teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Internet Torts.  He is also the founding Director of the law school’s Veterans’ Clinic, which provides pro bono representation to disabled military veterans, and military members that were discriminated against by the government based on race, ethnicity, or LGBTQ+ status.   

Dan is committed to providing a well-rounded education to all students and preparing them to succeed in high school, and begin the path towards their higher education. Dan’s focus is to ensure Burlingame schools maintain their excellent achievement record, while maintaining fiscal discipline that will allow future Burlingame students to enjoy the same great education system we have today.  


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Ms. Ghulamhussain was first appointed in 2023 and is serving through December 2024. Trustee Ghulamhussain is in Trustee Area 5. 


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I recently moved back to Burlingame with my husband, two-year old son and our labradoodle named Ralphie. I am a proud former student of McKinley and BIS, which I believe laid a strong foundation for my own education as a first-generation student in the US. I’m thrilled to rejoin the community in which I grew up. These days, I am a practicing attorney and law firm partner here on the peninsula. When I’m not working, you can find me walking with my family and a dark roast coffee through the farmers market on Sunday or buried in a fiction book even when I promised I would sleep early. 



Ms. Mudd was first elected in 2020 and is serving her first term (2020-2024). Trustee Mudd is in Trustee Area 1. 


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Lisa Mudd joined the Burlingame School District Governing Board of Trustees in December of 2020.  She and her husband have two children and Lisa has been a deeply engaged member of the Burlingame community since moving here in 2016.  Lisa has served on the BCE Board of Directors as both the Lincoln Site Director and the VP of Site Directors.  She is an active member of the PTA, a strong supporter and volunteer for BCE, and also serves as a School Site Council Representative and Room Parent at Lincoln Elementary. 

Lisa is a 2020 graduate of the San Mateo Leadership Program, she served as a Measure M representative and has also spent many volunteer hours with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. She is currently working towards completion of the Masters In Governance Program through the California School Boards Association. 

Lisa was an Elementary Educator for over ten years in both Chicago Public Schools and with the Mill Valley School District.  Her time as an educator left her with a deep appreciation for equity, and well-rounded, progressive education.  Having spent time on many sides of the table — teacher, parent, fundraiser, organizer — Lisa appreciates the need to consider all stakeholders. 

Outside of BSD, Lisa works in interior design and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling.


Ms. Wong was first elected in 2015 and is serving her third term (2022-2024). Trustee Wong is in Trustee Area 3.


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Florence has been a BSD trustee since 2015. She received her BA in psychology from UC Berkeley and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, NY. She completed a postdoctoral program at Davis Medical Center focused on psychological testing. Her background as a licensed psychologist has served her well as a BSD trustee, particularly in the creation of the district’s Mental Health Board Policy and Administrative Regulations (BP/AR 5141.5).

Prior to joining the governing board, Florence chaired BSD’s Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) for 3.5 years. She served 2 years on the board of Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) as a Roosevelt Site Representative and then VP of Scholars Circle. She served as Roosevelt PTA’s Financial Secretary for 2 years and volunteered for other events, such as Chili Cook-Off, Science Olympiad, and yard duty.

Outside of BSD-related activities, Florence enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano in a her band, Lemon Thief, and volunteering for American Red Cross’s Recovery and Disaster Mental Health teams. She is a San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities commissioner and a member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Bay Area Regional Advisory Committee. Both of her children went through BSD. Currently, one is a senior at BHS, and the other is in her 3rd year of the SMUHSD's Adult Transition program.