The Carey School Board of Trustees
For the 2012-13 School Year
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAREY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Carol Pereira, President
Carol has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Carol is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Altamont Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in change-intensive middle market businesses. Carol twice served as a room parent and was an Annual Fund ambassador/class chair six times. She was Treasurer of the Carey School Parent Association (CSPA) from 2001-2003 and has served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President of the Board of Trustees as well as chair of the Head of School Search Committee for the Board. Carol is the parent of one current Carey School student and two Carey alumni. This is Carol’s seventh year on the Board of Trustees.
Devon is the parent of a Carey second grader, as well as two Carey graduates. This is Devon’s second year on the Board of Trustees where she served as Advancement Chair prior to becoming Vice President. Devon served as CSPA President until 2011 and was an ex officio member of the Board. Her other roles at Carey have included co-chair of the Auction and Walkfest, Room Parent, and Literature Week Coordinator, and she has also served on the leadership teams for several Annual Funds and the Raise the Roof Capital Campaign. Devon holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She formerly worked as a litigation attorney for the Los Angeles and San Francisco based law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where she specialized in antitrust, patent, copyright and trademark litigation. Devon has been active on other nonprofit boards, having served as both Development Chair and President of the Board of Little Wonders, a San Mateo parent participation nursery school. She has also been involved in fundraising for Team Up For Youth, an Oakland based nonprofit that brings quality sports programs to underserved youth throughout the state.
Mark Moore, Treasurer
Mark, the parent of three Carey School students, received his B.A. from Georgetown University, MAT from Stanford University and MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mark was born and raised in San Francisco, and currently works at Horsley Bridge Partners in San Francisco. Mark spent a number of years working in education, first as a corps member for Teach For America in New Orleans, then as a teacher and administrator in independent schools and finally as the Director of a charter school in Redwood City. Mark is currently on the Board of the California Historical Society and is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlingame.
Betsy Berman, Secretary
Betsy is the mother of two happy Carey School students in grades 4 and 2 and one proud graduate in grade 6. Betsy received her B.A. from DePauw University in Indiana and currently serves as the Associate Director of Development/Alumni Director at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough. Betsy has twenty years of experience working in independent schools, and has served as Campaign Director and Director of Alumnae Relations at The Hamlin School in San Francisco as well as the Director of Admissions, Associate Director of Development, and Director of Alumni Relations at the Latin School in Chicago. Betsy has volunteered in a number of capacities at The Carey School including Annual Fund co-chair, Campaign co-chair, Teacher Appreciation committee co-chair, Mentor Committee co-chair, and room parent. In addition to serving as Secretary, she currently chairs the Trustee Committee on the Board.
Maria Frantz, Strategy and Communications Committee Chair
Maria is the proud mother of two Carey graduates and one current Carey School student. Maria is a founder and managing partner of Hat Trick Communications, a marketing communications firm providing presentation consulting services to growth companies in the Bay Area and nationally. Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant with Gemini Consulting and started her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and London. She holds a B.A. with honors from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she currently serves on the school’s Management Board. As a former treasurer of the CSPA, Walkfest lead and room parent, Maria is honored to extend her involvement at the Carey School to the Board of Trustees and help further the school’s mission.
Duncan Lyon, Head of School
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THE CAREY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Kristy Tosh Cowan is the mother of three current Carey school students (grades K, 2 and 3). This is Kristy’s first year on the board, serving as Advancement Chair. Kristy received her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. As a partner with the law firm of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, Kristy has 18 years of experience representing state education agencies, public school districts, nonpublic K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions in audit defense and federal grants management issues. Kristy has written numerous books and articles on federal laws affecting education, particularly focusing on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In addition to serving on the board, Kristy has contributed to the Carey parent community in numerous capacities, including taking Lead positions for Walkfest, producing class auction items, serving as Room Parent, and singing with the Mamas & the Papas.
Brian is commencing his seventh year as a Carey parent and is the proud father of two Carey students. Having earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Brian has focused on working for technology companies at inflection points, assisting with financial infrastructure implementation and governance. He is a CPA and a member of the California Society of CPA’s, Financial Executives International, Financial Executives Networking Group and is a Board member of the Belmont Redwood Shores Little League.
Joe is the parent of two Carey students and is serving in his first year on the board. Born and raised in the Monterey area, Joe has a B.A. from University of California at Davis and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He currently is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vorstack Corporation, a fast growing private tech company in Silicon Valley. Joe also serves on the Board of Trustees of Hidden Villa where he is Chair of the IT Task Force, and is a founding member of the Board of the Crowdsortium Association.
Mary is the mother of three girls, including a current Carey School student and a recent Carey graduate. Mary had a 10-year career in marketing, working for Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Nestle, specializing in brand management and new product development. During that time, she was an active volunteer and program director with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Family Connections and The Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center. In 1996, Mary changed her career and helped to create, open and run Leadership High School, San Francisco’s first startup charter high school. Mary received her education at Hamilton College (B.A.) and The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA (M.B.A.). In August 2012, she was certified to teach the Enneagram, which is a personality typing system that provides profound insight into relationships, both personal and professional. Mary has been a 15-year Advisory Board member of The Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center, which provides services for women & children in San Francisco and at the Tenderloin Community School.
Bobbie is the mother of two Carey students. With a B.A. from Harvard College, Bobbie has served in various volunteer capacities, including: creating Public Service Announcements for non-profits such as Goodwill, American Red Cross, and the San Francisco Food Bank; providing companionship to Hospice patients; raising funds for Hillsborough Beautification Foundation; and co-directing the Alopecia Areata Initiative, a family foundation.
Diane is the parent of a recent Carey graduate and is starting her fourth year on the Board of Trustees. Diane attended Mercy High School in Burlingame before receiving her BA from San Francisco State University. She is a CPA and has worked in public accounting with a focus on non-profit organizations. For the past ten years, Diane has served as the CFO and Director of Financial Affairs at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough. She also sits on the board of ISBOA (Independent School Business Officer Association) and Chairs the Finance Council of St. Roberts Church in San Bruno. Diane has served on the H.R. committee at The Carey School and was most recently Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Steve Lo is the proud parent of two Carey School students. He is serving in his first year on the board. Steve is Vice President and Head of Commercial Operations for Corcept Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company. He is leading the launch of the company’s first FDA approved medicine. Prior to joining Corcept in 2010, Steve spent 13 years at Genentech in a variety of leadership positions overseeing areas such as product launches, marketing, sales and managed care. Steve received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis and his Masters of Health Administration from the University of Southern California.
Sarah is the parent of two Carey School students and one Carey alumnus. This is Sarah’s sixth year serving on the Board of Trustees. She has served as Vice President of the Board, Secretary of the Board, and Chairperson of the Advancement Committee. Sarah holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and an M.A. from Amherst College. Sarah co-chaired The Carey School “Raise the Roof” Capital Campaign, and has chaired the Carey School auction, introduced and run the Square One Art program, served on the Teacher Appreciation Committee, and has been a room parent for several years.
Katie is the parent of a second grade student at The Carey School and is serving in her first year on the board. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Katie has taught high school, middle school and pre-school in San Francisco, San Mateo and Burlingame. She is currently a pre-school teacher at Gazelle Creative Learning School. Katie serves as a Community Service Committee co-chair and has also been an auction volunteer and room parent.
Erich is the proud father of two Carey School students. Erich holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a M.A. from the London School of Economics. Erich is Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Silicon Valley office and sits on the firm’s Northwest Executive Committee. He brings 20 years of experience in commercial real estate to his role as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee. Erich is a member of the Corporate Support Committee at SFMOMA and The Guardsmen which supports the needs of underprivileged Bay Area children.
Henry is the father of two Carey School students. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Henry has since had various product, general management and executive positions at a number of technology-based companies, including Apple, Intuit, Berkeley Systems, Compaq, Yahoo!, Gateway and Flurry. He has also worked on CiviCRM, an open-source CRM project intended for non-profits, and has volunteered at QuestBridge, a non-profit aiming to help low-income, high-performing students get into college. Henry has previously served on the Executive Board for the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley, and the board of Global Healing, a healthcare-based non-profit.
John, the parent of one Carey student and one Carey alumnus, is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy at Salesforce.com where he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investments, and other strategic transactions for the company. John has served as a Commissioner of the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Commission, and is a former President of the Baywood Owners Improvement Association. While he was President, the Association received the Citation Award from the California Park and Recreational Society. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy at the University of California Boalt School of Law. John received a J.D. from the University of California Boalt School of Law at U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Bill has served on the Board of The Carey School since 2008. He holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis College of Engineering. Bill has extensive experience in finance and is currently the Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer at the Menlo School in Atherton, CA. He serves on the Board of Directors of Sunoco Logistics (NYSE:SXL), and on the board of Directors of Music at Menlo, one of the Nations’ premier chamber music festivals and summer music education programs. Bill is also Vice Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee of the town of Los Altos Hills, where he and his wife Joan reside. He served for five years on the Board of Trustees of Sage Ridge School in Reno, Nevada, a grade 5 through 12 college preparatory school, and is a Trustee Emeritus.
Cathleen, the mother of two Carey School students, currently serves as the President of the Carey School Parents Association. As an active Carey parent, she has co-chaired CSPA committees, worked on several auction teams, volunteered many years as a room parent and worked as an ambassador for the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign. Before having children, Cathleen held senior marketing positions with consumer technology firms including Kodak Gallery (formerly Ofoto) and WeddingChannel.com. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.
Bill is the father of two Carey School alums. He was born in St. Louis, but grew up on the Peninsula. Bill is currently an investment consultant with Cambridge Associates LLC, where he advises College and University Endowments, Foundations and Family Offices on investment issues such as asset allocation, traditional and alternative manager selection, and investment program evaluation. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, Bill worked with Citigroup, as a member of the institutional credit sales team in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Bill received his B.A. from Denison University and his M.B.A from the University of Chicago.