Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Board of Trustees


Kathleen Logan

  • MKA Board Title: President, Chair, Executive Committee
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2008
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Ex Officio member of all Board Committees

  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 2013 and 2014

Merrick (Rick) Andlinger

  • MKA Board Title: Chair Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2004
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee, Facilities Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alum in the class of 2007

Dr. Naveen Ballem

  • MKA Board Title:
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2017
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships:
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2026 and 2030 and alumnus of the MKA class of 1990.

Jennifer Barbetta

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2016
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Development Committee, Facilities Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2027 and 2029



Anya Barrett '89

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2015
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Development Committee, Facilities Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the MKA class of 1989. Parent of students in the classes of 2025 and 2027


Jim Bromley
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2012
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Facilities Committee, Finance Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alumnus from the class of 2016 and a current student in the class of 2017




Evelyn Colbert
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2011
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee, Student Life Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 2014 and 2016 and a current student in the class of 2020

Christina Cotton

  • MKA Board Title: Vice- President, Chair, Development Committee
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2012
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Development Committee, Facilities Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of a student in the class of 2017

Paige Cottingham- Streater '79
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2015
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Development Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the MKA class of 1979



David Crichlow

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2013
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Development Committee, Finance Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alumnus from the class of 2015 and current student in the class of 2018.

Carolyn Everson
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2013
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Educational Programs and Policies Committee, Student Life Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the class of 2021



Clifford Finkle '92
  • Member of the MKA Board since 2014
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Facilities Committee, Student Life Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumnus of the class of 1992, parent of current students in the classes of 2025 and 2027



Peter Fusco '89

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2016
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Student Life Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee.
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumnus of the class of 1989, parent of alumnus from the class of 2016 and of a current student in the class of 2019.

Karen Gulliver
  • Member of the MKA Board since 2014
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Finance Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2022



Tracy Higgins

  • MKA Board Title: Chair, Facilities Committee
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2011
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Facilities Committee, Finance Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2021

Michael Johnson

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2000
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Committee on Trustees
  • Relationship to MKA: Past Board President, Parent of alums in the classes of 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 and of a current student in the class of 2019

Kenneth Rivlin

  • MKA Board Title: Chair, Committee on Trustees
  • Member of the MKA Board since 2012
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees, Student Life Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alumna from the class of 2015 and current student in the class of 2017

Luke Sarsfield, III '91

  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2013
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Educational Programs and Policies Committee, Finance Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumnus of the class of 1991




Jaclyn V. Latzoni Spedaliere '00

  • Member of the MKA Board since 2014
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Development Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the class of 2000, President of the MKA Alumni Association

Linda Sterling
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2013
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Vice President, Executive Committee, Development Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 2012 and 2014




Jeffrey Szilagyi

  • MKA Board Title: Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2013
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2023


Mei-Mei Tuan
  • Member of the MKA Board since 2014
  • MKA Board Committee Memberships: Committee on Trustees, Educational Programs and Policies Committee
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2017 and 2019

Honorary Trustees


Aubin Ames '54
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 1974. Board President 1977-1980
  • Relationship to MKA: Member of The Kimberley School Class of 1954, parent of alums in the classes of 1981, 1985 and 1989, sister of Gail Zabriskie Wilson TKS '56, sister-in-law of Hyla Ames Troxell TKS '49 and daughter-in-law of Anna Lincoln Ames TKS '23.



John Garippa
  • Member of the MKA Board since:1989. Board President 1994-2000
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alum in the class of 2000.




Alice Hirsh
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 1994. Board President 2007-2010
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 1995, 2003 and 2006.




Susan Ruddick
  • Member of the MKA Board since 1977. Board President 1984-1988
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 1980, 1982 and 1989, married to Perry Ruddick, member of the Montclair Academy Class of 1954.



Newton B. Schott, Jr.
  • Member of the MKA Board since 1989. Board President 2000-2007
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 1987 and 1998.



Advisory Trustees


Barry Ridings '70
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 1994
  • Relationship to MKA: Member of the Montclair Academy class of 1970.



Robert Tortoriello
  • Member of the MKA Board since: 2000
  • Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 2002, 2004 and 2010.


Board Committees

Executive Committee

To advise and consult the President of the Board and Headmaster, to act on behalf of the Board in any emergency between meetings, to review compensation and to perform annual evaluation of Headmaster.

Committee Chair: Kate Logan

Committee Members: Merrick Andlinger, Kenneth Barrett, Evelyn Colbert, Christina Cotton, Tracy Higgins, Michael Johnson, Kenneth Rivlin, Linda Sterling, Jeffrey Szilagy, Lori Yanes

Committee on Trustees

To identify, cultivate, recruit, nominate, orient and educate all Trustees. The Committee also reviews and updates the Bylaws.

Committee Chai
r: Ken Rivlin

Committee Members: Michael Johnson, Jonathan Strain, Mei-Mei Tuan

Development

To set policy and exercise oversight for the School's Development Program, inclusive of Constituent Relations.

Committee Chair: Christina Cotton

Committee Members: Jennifer Barbetta, Anya Barrett, Paige Cottingham-Streater, David Crichlow, Jaclyn Spedaliere, Linda Sterling

Educational Programs and Policies

To assess the School's performance and to review specific Academic and Co-curricular Programs and Policies in light of the School's philosophy and goals. The Committee also includes Technology as it relates to education.

Committee Chair: Merrick Andlinger

Committee Members: Evelyn Colbert, Paige Cottingham- Streater, Carolyn Everson, Peter Fusco, Karen Gulliver, Luke Sarsfield, Linda Sterling, Jeffrey Szilagyi, Mei-Mei Tuan

Facilities

To ensure that our physical properties are safe, upgraded and meet the present and future needs of the School community. The Committee also includes Technology as it relates to MKA’s infrastructure.

Committee Chair: Tracy Higgins

Committee Members: Merrick Andlinger, Jennifer Barbetta, Anya Barrett, James Bromley, Christina Cotton, Clifford Finkle

Finance

To manage and preserve the School's financial resources and endowment funds, plant reserve and short-term cash.

Committee Chair: Jeff Szilagyi

Committee Members: James Bromley, David Crichlow, Karen Gulliver, Tracy Higgins, Michael Johnson, Luke Sarsfield

Student Life

To discuss items of campus-wide concern that the students have already brought to the attention of their respective Heads of Campus or the Headmaster; to act as a bridge between the students and the Board.

Committee Chair:

Committee Members: Evelyn Colbert, Carolyn Everson, Clifford Finkle, Peter Fusco, Kenneth Rivlin

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