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:
Devon Gold, President
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, Vice President
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.
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.
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:
Ben has two children at Carey and serves as one of the co-heads of the Broad Reach fundraising effort in the school’s current capital campaign. Ben graduated from Harvard College in 1995 with a degree in Economics and was Captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey team. He was formerly a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, where he spent 13 years as a private equity investor focused on investments in growing media and communications companies. Ben also serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Camden Partners, a private equity firm based in Baltimore with a specialization in education investments.
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 eighth year as a Carey parent and is the proud father of a Carey student and a Carey graduate. Brian earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and began his career with Deloitte. After public accounting, over the past twenty years, Brian has focused on working for technology companies at inflection points, assisting with financial infrastructure implementation and governance. He has been an integral member of four IPO teams with listings on the NASDAQ, NYSE and TASE as well as private equity, debt offerings and business combinations for companies delivering a wide range of products and services including communications software, embedded software, holographic film, payment processing solutions and life sciences research and development products and services. 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.
Miguel, the parent two Carey students, received his B.B.A in Finance with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Miguel was born in London, England and raised in Houston, Texas but has called California home for the past 15 years. Miguel spent almost 15 years at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banker, the last 13 of which were in the San Francisco office leading coverage of the Private Equity community on the west coast with a focus on capital raising and strategic advisory work for his client base. Prior to business school Miguel spent two years with Morgan Stanley in London covering Oil & Gas companies in the UK, Continental Europe and Russia. Miguel is currently on the Board of the San Francisco Zoological Society and a member of the Development Board at The University of Texas.
Robbie is the mother of two Carey students in fourth and second grades. As an active Carey parent, Robbie is currently serving her second year as CSPA Secretary. Robbie enjoys hands-on involvement at school and has taken on various volunteer roles, including co-chairing Faculty Appreciation for two years, leading committees for both Walkfest and Auction, serving as Room Parent, new family mentor, Annual Fund class ambassador, and parent liaison for the relocation committee. Robbie holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Robbie has worked in marketing services for over 15 years, and currently works as Director of Operations Services at Coupons.com, Inc. where she leads the Business Operations, Program Delivery, Ad Operations, Production and Training teams for the Operations organization.
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.
Mason is the proud father of two daughters at Carey, a fourth grader and a first grader. He has served as a Class Agent and Class Ambassador, co-chair of the Annual Fund, and part of a Carey mentor family. He is best known, perhaps regrettably, for appearing as Ryan Seacrest at last year’s auction. Mason has an economics degree from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford, and currently is a partner at Petersen, Flynn & Dinsmore, a Palo Alto-based investment firm.
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.
Markus received his B.A. from Howard University and Ed. M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Markus is currently the Upper School Head (grades 5-8) at Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco, where he has served as Acting Head of School and sits on the board’s finance committee. Before becoming a school administrator, Markus was a Latin teacher at Rye Country Day School (NY), Trinity School (NYC) and The Field School (DC). Markus is also an artist—in theatre, he has written several plays and directed two operas; and as a musician, he is currently active as a double bassist. Markus lives in San Rafael with his wife Laurel, a sign language interpreter and yoga instructor, and six-year old daughter Maya, an aspiring animal rescuer.
Lydia Alexander Kapoor
Lydia is the mother of a proud Carey alumnus, two current Carey students and also has a toddler at home. Lydia has worked on the CSPA Community Events team for the last two years organizing fun events like the Carey Family Jam, school-wide bowling, roller-skating, and camping trips. She continues to co-chair the Annual Fund and has thoroughly enjoyed being a room parent many times over, working on auction projects, building classroom websites, and serving as a roving photographer. Lydia is on the Board of her children’s Greek School where she also chairs Fundraising and Community Events. In the summer, she volunteers as the staff physician at her children’s Greek Immersion camp. Lydia holds a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and an M.D. from UC Davis School of Medicine. While there, she created and organized lecture series on Healthy Aging and Underserved Populations as part of the accredited medical school curriculum. She completed residency and served as Chief Resident at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco where she was part of the Admissions Committee and helped organize community outreach providing medical care to San Francisco’s indigent population. Lydia is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and currently works part-time as a Hospitalist.
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.
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.
Invited Administrative and Parent Association Representatives
Laura Agarwal, CSPA Parent Representative
Laura is the mother of two Carey students: a girl in fifth grade and a boy in third. Laura currently serves as the co-President of the CSPA, having spent the past two years as co-Vice President. Other past roles include co-Chair of the Faculty Appreciation Committee for two years, leading registration for Walkfest, and serving in a variety of other roles including Room Parent, new family mentor and Annual Fund class ambassador. Laura also enjoys her recurring role as the Operetta Costume Coordinator for PreK through first grades. Outside of Carey, Laura is committed to serving the schools she attended, acting as a Class Agent for Milton Academy since her graduation in 1985. She is also an Alumna interviewer for Wellesley College and a current member of her 25th Reunion Committee. Laura has worked in high-tech sales and marketing for over twenty years, and currently works as the Director of Strategic Accounts for HyTrust, a leading provider of virtualization and private cloud security solutions.
Dana Goldberg, Director of Admission
Dana Goldberg joined the Carey community in 2008. In addition to her role as Director of Admission she assists fifth grade families with the middle school placement process. A San Francisco native, Dana returned home after college and worked as the Admissions Associate at Lick-Wilmerding High School for three years before becoming the Founding Director of Admission for The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS). At JCHS, she helped start the school, developed the admissions program from scratch and brought in the first classes of students to JCHS. She has enjoyed coaching the girl’s volleyball and basketball teams at each school.
Jane Kolmodin, Director of Finance
Jane comes to us after seventeen years as the CFO of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavior Sciences, now merged with Stanford University. Though it may take Jane a little bit of adjusting to the different level of conversation with Kindergarten students versus PhD’s, she brings a wealth of talent and understanding about non-profit organizations to The Carey School.
Cameron Moredock, Director of Technology
Upon graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in English and American Literature, he headed east to Shady Hill Teacher Training Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts to obtain his Master’s in Elementary Education. While at least one of the two winters he faced there, was mild, the one that wasn’t was more than enough to convince him to return to California. In the late summer of 1995, he moved to San Francisco to take the post of 6th grade Humanities teacher at the Katherine Delmar Burke School. More or less early in the life of the World Wide Web, Burke’s was looking for someone with exposure to this whole “internet thing”. Having been a computer hobbyist for some time at that point, he became one of the resident techies, and quickly found himself moving into a different role within the school world. In 1998, he became the Director of Technology for Lick-Wilmerding High School, and during his tenure there, was able to explore the application of technology to a whole host of curriculum, including their very strong technical arts program. In the summer of 2000, he took a break from working in schools and went to work for Lucent Technologies while he and his spouse had their two wonderful kids, Maia and Dylan. While working at Lucent, he took the opportunity to polish his system and network administration skills, all the while yearning for the day that he could reconnect with a school environment. 2003 would be the year he would make his return to schools, having been extended the position of Director of Technology for Bentley School. For the past eight years, he worked hard to create and implement systems to bridge the physical distance between the two campuses, teach course at the secondary and elementary levels and get faculty excited about the use of powerful tools to make their jobs easier and increase the effectiveness of their teaching. He looks at the opportunity to work with a new school and a new faculty in much the same way he approached working with Bentley eight years ago.