Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Board of Trustees


 Kathleen Logan, President

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2008

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


 Luke Sarsfield, III '91, Vice President

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2013

 Relationship to MKA: Alumnus of the class of 1991

 


 Linda Sterling, Vice President

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2013

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums in the classes of 2012 and 2014

 


 Jeffrey Szilagyi, Treasurer

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2013

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2023


 David Crichlow, Secretary

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2013

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of alumnus from the class of 2015 and 2018.


 Merrick (Rick) Andlinger

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2004

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alum in the class of 2007


 Dr. Naveen Ballem '90

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2017

 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

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2027 and 2029

 


 Anya Barrett '89

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2015

 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

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of an alumnus from the class of 2016 and 2017

 


 Evelyn Colbert

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2011

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of alums from the classes of 2014 and 2016 and a current student in the class of 2020


 Paige Cottingham- Streater '79

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2015

 Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the MKA class of 1979

 

 

 Amanda L. Englander '04

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2018

Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the class of 2004 and Alumni Council President


 Carolyn Everson

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2013

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of a current student in the class of 2021

 


 Clifford Finkle '92

 Member of the MKA Board since 2014

 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

  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

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2022

 

 


 Tracy Higgins

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2011

 Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2019 and 2021


Barbara Holmes

Member of the MKA Board since 2017

Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2024, 2026 and 2030

 

 Michael Johnson

 Member of the MKA Board since: 2000

 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

Tina A. Jordan

Member of the MKA Board since 2018

Relationship to MKA: Parent of current students in the classes of 2022, 2024, and 2026 and current PAMKA President

Lauren H. Kaplan '93

 

Member of the MKA Board since: 2018Relationship to MKA: Alumna of the MKA class of 1993 and parent of a current student in the class of 2025

 

 

Robert J. Ruberton

Member of the MKA Board since 2018

Relationship to MKA: Parent to current students in the classes of 2026 and 2030

 

  Stephanie A. Salzman

  Member of the MKA Board since: 2018

  Relationship to MKA: Current parent to students in the classes of 2020, 2024, and 2028


 Mei-Mei Tuan

 Member of the MKA Board since 2014

 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, Evelyn Colbert, David Crichlow, Tracy Higgins, Michael Johnson, Luke Sarsfield, Linda Sterling, Jeffrey Szilagyi, Mei-Mei Tuan, Anya Barrett, Clifford Finkle

Committee on Trustees

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

Committee Chair: Mei-Mei Tuan

Committee Members: Michael Johnson, Luke Sarsfield, Linda Sterling, Rich Andlinger

Development

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

Committee Chair: Anya Barrett

Committee Members: Tina Jordan, Paige Cottingham-Streater, Tracy Higgins, Barbara Holmes, Stephanie Salzman, Robert Ruberton, Amanda Englander

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: Evelyn Colbert

Committee Members: Anya Barrett, David Crichlow, Carolyn Everson, Peter Fusco, Karen Gulliver, Barbara Holmes, Linda Sterling, Lauren Kaplan, Dr. Naveen Ballem

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, James Bromley, Clifford Finkle, Peter Fusco, Jeffrey Szilagyi

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: Jennifer Barbetta, James Bromley, Paige Cottingham-Streater, David Crichlow, Karen Gulliver, Michael Johnson, Luke Sarsfield, Robert Ruberton

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: Clifford Finkle

Committee Members: Naveen Ballem, Evelyn Colbert, Carolyn Everson, Clifford Finkle, Mei-Mei Tuan, Lauren Kaplan, Stephanie Salzman