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

Rose Neubert

Chair-Elect

Rose Neubert

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

Susan Lansverk

Treasurer

Susan Lansverk

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

Duncan Booth

Secretary

Duncan Booth

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

Jeff Shields

Ex-Officio Officer

Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE

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

Board Members

Tom Arnold

Thomas Arnold

Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Western Reserve Academy
Hudson, OH

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

JT Coats

JT Coats

Chief Financial Officer
The Hockaday School
Dallas, TX

James Cooper

James Cooper

Chief Financial Officer
Sequoyah School
Pasadena, CA

Linda Dennison

Linda Dennison

Director of Finance and Comptroller
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA

Michael Ebeling

Michael Ebeling

Head of School
Summit School
Winston-Salem, NC

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

Founder & Managing Director
Mehta Cognition
Atlanta, GA

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

Director
Stifel Public Finance
Bethesda, MD

Laurel Baker Tew

Laurel Baker Tew

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment
Viewpoint School
Calabasas, CA

Ann Marie Tidona

Ann Marie Tidona

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

Board of Directors

2019-2020 NBOA Board of Directors