Board of Directors

The NBOA Board, comprising of business officers, heads of school and representatives from the business partner community, addresses the strategic and fiduciary needs of the association. The Board has three standing committees – Finance and Audit, Governance and Strategic Initiatives – in addition to specific task forces that are established on a case-by-case basis to address specific purposes.

The full Board meets three times a year (fall, winter and spring). Committees are convened throughout the year via telephone, video conferencing and in person. Individuals serve an initial term of three years and may be renewed to serve an additional term. Board members must rotate off after serving six consecutive years unless they are elected as Chair-Elect during their service.

The NBOA Board maintains a strong commitment to diversity of thought, geography and perspectives among independent school leaders.

Officers

Chuck McCullagh

Board Chair

Chuck McCullagh

Chief Financial Officer
The Williston Northampton School
Easthampton, MA

Tracey Fudge

Past Chair

Tracey Fudge

Director of Finance and Operations
Holton-Arms School
Bethesda, MD

Susan Lansverk

Treasurer

Susan Lansverk

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
University Prep
Seattle, WA

Russell Rabinowitz

Secretary

Russell Rabinowitz

Director of Finance and Operations
Duke School
Durham, NC

Jeff Shields

Ex-Officio Officer

Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE

President and CEO
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Washington, DC

Board Members

Duncan Booth

Duncan Booth

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD

Rick Branson

Rick Branson

Executive Director
Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Mystic, CT

Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Vice President for Business Development
United Educators Insurance
Bethesda, MD

James Cooper

James Cooper

Chief Financial Officer
Sequoyah School
Pasadena, CA

Linda Dennison

Linda Dennison

Director of Finance and Comptroller
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA

Jill Duncan

Jill Duncan

Chief Financial Officer
New Hampton School
New Hampton, NH

Kurt Godfryd

Kurt Godfryd

Director of Business Operations
Cranbrook Schools
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nancy Greene

Nancy Greene

Vice President of Finance and Operations/CFO
Pine Crest School
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Alex Heiberger

Alex Heiberger

Chief Financial Officer
The Madeira School
McLean, VA

Heather Hoerle

Heather Hoerle

Executive Director and CEO
The Enrollment Management Association
Princeton, NJ

Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis

Senior Managing Director, Core GM
TIAA
Waltham, MA

Nishant Mehta

Nishant Mehta

Head of School
The Children's School
Atlanta, GA

Rose Neubert

Rose Neubert

Director of Finance and Operations
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Princeton, NJ

Donna Pacchioni

Donna Pacchioni

Interim Director of Finance and Operations
Kentucky Country Day School
Louisville, KY

Sara Skinner

Sara Skinner

Director of Human Resources
Lakeside School
Seattle, WA

Dev Talvadkar

Dev Talvadkar

Senior Vice President
George K. Baum & Company
Washington, DC

Ann Marie Tidona

Ann Marie Tidona

Director of Finance, Operations & Strategic Projects
Friends Academy
Locust Valley, NY

Jerry Walker

Jerry Walker

Associate Head of School and Chief Financial Officer
Kent Denver School
Englewood, CO

Board of Directors

2017-2018 NBOA Board of Directors