Governance

Board of Trustees

Meadowbrook is led by a board of trustees that holds sacred the mission of the school. Our board is composed primarily of current and past parents with expertise in finance, business, development, education, real estate, medicine, law and many other fields.

A Letter from former Board President

Dear friends,

My family and I have been part of the wonderful Meadowbrook community since 2005. We feel incredibly blessed that our three sons have been thoroughly known, loved and challenged by the talented Meadowbrook faculty. Before coming to the school, we never imagined the wonderful partnership that would develop with the faculty—where they too care deeply, work hard, and provide tremendous support for our sons as they become the best students, athletes, artists, and most importantly, the best people they can possibly be. We are grateful to Meadowbrook, the institution and the community.

I became a trustee of Meadowbrook in 2011 because I wanted to support the school and its leadership. Meadowbrook is an institution that never stands still. The Meadowbrook board of trustees is made up of highly dedicated and talented individuals. These trustees also serve on board-level committees in partnership with school administrators and non-trustee parents. The committees accomplish much important work each year!

In 2016, I was lucky to become the president of the board of trustees at a time of exciting change for the school. That year, we broke ground on our state-of-the-art learning commons and lower school building. We also launched the search for Meadowbrook’s seventh head of school and ultimately appointed arvind grover to the position. While there is much new and exciting about Meadowbrook today, there is also a lot to be learned from its classic practices and traditions. It is this thoughtful and deliberate balance that sets Meadowbrook apart from other schools.

As the president of the board of trustees, I believe my and each trustee’s role is to ensure that Meadowbrook has the leadership and resources to deliver on its mission “to know, love and challenge every child.” I hope you appreciate Meadowbrook and its wonderful mission as much as I do!

Best regards,

Susan Littlefield
Former Board President

 

Members

Name Position Parent Years
Christopher M. Austen ('81) President '18, '18, 23
Jennifer Block Co-chair, Committee on Trustees '26, '27, '30
David V. Cappillo Vice President '20, '22
Cathy Connolly   '15, '19, '21
Megan Craigen   '25. '27, '28
Kate Ellis Vice President '16, '18, '22
Amy Finkelstein   '22, '24
Nicole Fitzpatrick Secretary '21, '23, '25, '29
Suzanne Foley Co-chair, Community Committee '23, '27
arvind grover* Head of School '29, '29
Larry Hamelsky   '22
Nina Hanlon ('92) Alumni Trustee  
Bryan Krause   '23, '25, '27
Wyatt Larsen   '22
Jen Lee Co-chair, Compensation & Benefits Committee '22, '23, '26
Irene Levangie* Co-chair, Parents Association '26, '30, '30
Susan Littlefield Chair, Auxiliary Programs Committee '15, '20, '22
Timothy Mack   '25
Matthew Mittelstadt ('89) Chair, Facilities Committee & Co-chair, Development Committee '21, '24
Alexis Montemaggiore* Co-chair, Parents Association '25, '30
Vincent Montemaggiore Treasurer '25, '30
Gisele Nelson Co-chair, Parents Association '26, '29
David Newbower   '25, '28
Christopher Parris    
Paresh Patel Co-chair, Investment Committee '23, '24, '25, '26
Marni Payne Chair, Audit Committee '21, '23
Lisa Rose ('84) Co-chair, Community Committee '19,  '22
Meg Smith   '18, '20,  '22
Brian Sung   '22, '23, '27
Rudina Seseri   '28
Ethan Thurow('89) Chair, Finance Committee '23, '25
Esperanza Watkins Co-chair, Development Committee  '22, '26
Jed Weiss Co-chair, Compensation Committee '24, '27, '29
*ex-officio trustee