Announcing the 2023 NBOA Will J. Hancock Unsung Heroes

Congratulations to these exemplary business and operations leaders in independent schools!

Jul 7, 2023

2023 Unsung Heroes

The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify exceptional integrity, knowledge and motivation. At the end of each school year, new Unsung Heroes receive their award from their head of school, often at a significant school occasion such as a board meeting or an all-school ceremony. Stay tune throughout the summer for profiles of each recipient.


Sherry Krebsbach
Executive Director of Finance and Facilities
Saint John's Preparatory School
Collegeville, Minnesota


Joan McCabe
Vice President of Finance/CFO
Pinecrest Academy
Cumming, Georgia

Laura Miyoshi

Laura Miyoshi
Chief Operations Officer
Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring, Maryland

Robert Orenstein

Robert A. Orenstein
Chief Financial Officer
Avon Old Farms School
Avon, Connecticut

Howard Richmond

Howard Richmond
Business Officer
Krieger Schechter Day School
Baltimore, Maryland

Paul Silva

Paul Silva
Chief Financial Officer
Cushing Academy
Ashburnham, Massachusetts

Aimee Weil

Aimée Weil
Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
Edmund Burke School
Washington, DC




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