It takes a village to raise a child.

- African Proverb

Little Forest Board of Directors:

The Board is made up of two parent representatives, five members at large, the Executive Director (ED), and the Business Manager.


Current Board Members:

  • Executive Director – April Wade

  • Business Manager – Claire Ayraud

  • President – Ginny Grant, Parent Representative

  • Vice President – Staci Heineman, Parent Representative

  • Secretary - Ashley O’Malley, Member at Large

  • Board Member – Vacant

  • Board Member – Andrew Morello, Parent Representative

  • Board Member - Vacant

Little Forest Board Structure

Join our Board! We are in need of two community members at large to join our board. Learn more about our board structure here, how you can apply to join, and what committees you may be interested in joining. 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities: Parent volunteers are in need to assist with committee operations. Learn more about how you can help!

Ginny Grant


Joined Fall 2021

Info about Ginny to come...

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StacI masten


Joined Fall 2018

My husband, John, and I have two kids attending Little Forest, Johnny, four, and Annabelle, one. I appreciate the positive environment at Little Forest. My kids love school days because they get to play and learn with great friends and are supported by dedicated teachers. I joined the board wanting to support my kid’s community and learn more about the school. While my kids are at school, I work for Northrop Grumman as an Instructional Designer supporting a variety of projects and programs, currently specializing in extended reality training solutions.

Ashley O'Malley


Joined Fall 2019

Ashley was born and raised in the Midwest, but her passion for the outdoors (and her husband’s job) brought her to New Mexico. Ashley loves hiking, skiing and spending time outside. She is also passionate about exercise and is a group fitness instructor. Ashley was also the President of the Santa Fe Mommy Meetup prior to moving to Los Alamos. Ashley happily married to her husband Dan and has a 4 year old son named Ryan.

Andy morello

Parent Representative

Joined Fall 2021

Info about Andy to come...