Board of Trustees
See below for the biographies of all Concord Academy trustees.
Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 – President
Fay Lampert Shutzer brings sensibilities as an artist and a psychologist to CA’s board. She is a psychologist recently retired from private practice in New York City. Fay has also taught cognitive assessment as an adjunct professor at the NYU school psychology program and school consultation at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and at The Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies (ICAFS). A graduate of Mount Holyoke, Fay holds a master’s and doctorate in psychology from NYU and postdoctoral certificates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from NYU’s program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Fay is also an accomplished artist and exhibits in galleries in New York and Wellfleet, Mass. Fay’s current board affiliations include the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) and she is an honorary trustee of the Chewonki Foundation. Past board affiliations include the Doe Fund of New York City, and the Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies (ICAFS). She lives in New York City with her husband, William. They have four children: Megan, Katherine, James, and Christopher. Fay’s sister, Emily Lampert ’69, also attended CA.
Kevin Parke P’12 ’15 – Vice President
Kevin brings extensive experience as a volunteer and board member to the CA Board of Trustees. He served as annual fund chair for Concord Academy for two years and also cochaired the 2012 Senior Parent Gift committee. Kevin also serves on the board of Beacon Academy and has previously served on boards for Boston Trinity Academy, Park Street School, Park Street Kids, Inc., and, as chairman of the board at The Fenn School. He also served nine years on the investment subcommittee of Lehigh University and as a member of the capital structure subcommittee.
Kevin has an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from Harvard University. He is the former president and CIO of MFS Investment Management. Kevin lives in Concord, Mass., with his wife, Leila, and has four sons, including Oliver ’12 and Tyler ’15.
Carolyn Stafford Stein P’11 ’14 ’17 – Secretary
Carolyn Stafford Stein served for more than twenty years in Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising, counseling Harvard Law students and alumni regarding public service careers. As a lecturer at HLS, Carolyn taught government lawyering and supervised students in clinical placements. A former Assistant United States Attorney, Carolyn prosecuted white-collar crimes for the Department of Justice in Boston and was Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in Washington. At CA, Carolyn has volunteered in a variety of CA Parents programs and served as a member of the CA Parents executive committee and, with her husband Eric, as co-chair of the 2011 Senior Parent Gifts program. She is the board chair emeritus of Acre Family Child Care in Lowell, Mass., and she continues to be active in nonprofits in Lowell dedicated to economic independence for women and high quality early childhood education. Carolyn is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University. She lives in Carlisle, Mass, with Eric and their three daughters, Natalie ’17, Audrey ’14, and Lena ’11.
Jennifer A. Pline P’13 ’15 – Treasurer
Jennifer Pline is the Executive Vice President and the head of Wealth Management at Cambridge Trust Company. She oversees all areas of Wealth Management, and serves as the senior contact person for wealth management clients. She is a member of Cambridge Trust Company’s Management Committee.
Jennifer has thirty five years of financial services experience. She joined Cambridge Trust Company in 2017 from Harvard Management Company where she served as Managing Director, Chief Trusts & Gifts Officer. Prior to that she worked at Standish Mellon Asset Management for 18 years and was the Director of Client Service when she departed.
Jennifer received an MBA from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College and a BA from Boston College. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Trustee at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Concord Academy. She is an Advisor at North Hill.
Jennifer and her husband, Hans Oettgen, reside in Wellesley, Mass. They have two daughters, Hannah Oettgen ’13 and Karly Oettgen ’15.
Richard G. Hardy – Head of School, Dresden Endowed Chair, ex-officio
As a school leader, Rick has focused his attention on the quality of the student experience both inside and outside the classroom, as well as on increasing financial aid resources to ensure broad access to independent school education. He has been a strong voice for faculty professional development and for diversity, coauthoring new procedures at Milton Academy to ensure diversity in hiring. He has also participated in strategic planning efforts on various initiatives, from gender balancing in the boarding community to schedule revision and curriculum innovation, as well as, most recently, long-range financial planning. Rick graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and earned his master’s degree from Brown University, where he was a teaching fellow in the Writing Program. He lives on campus and has two adult children, Aidan and Owen. Rick Hardy began his tenure as head of school at Concord Academy in July 2009. Prior to his appointment at CA, he served in various roles at Milton Academy, in Milton, Massachusetts, including interim head, upper school principal, and English department chair. A career English teacher, Rick was also a co-head of house and faculty advisor to various student publications and activities, and he coached softball, baseball, and boys soccer. He brings to CA a deep respect and love for teaching and learning.
Sunredi Admadjaja ’90, P’15 ’20
Including Sunredi, twelve members of his immediate and extended family have attended Concord Academy. Sunredi brings an intimate understanding of this institution that spans four decades to the board, as well as almost as many years of experience in both corporate and private business.
In 2006, Sunredi founded the Selaras Group, a privately held commercial real estate development company with a portfolio of office buildings and hotels in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia; He has been the CEO from inception to date. Prior to this venture, Sunredi spent 12 years in investment banking, first at Morgan Stanley and later at HSBC. Sunredi earned a BS in Management Science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sunredi is an Indonesian citizen and is currently living in Jakarta with his wife Debby Katharina Setiawan. They have two sons: Arick ’15 and Aidan ’20. In his free time, Sunredi enjoys scuba diving and fishing in any of the numerous incredible locations Indonesia has to offer.
Adil Bahalim ’02
Adil is an aspiring health care entrepreneur and a candidate for Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at Harvard University. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development at a diagnostics start-up at the Harvard Life Lab focused on HIV medication adherence. His prior experience includes strategy and policy development at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, consulting for the World Health Organization, and scaling up community health services in Liberia.
He started his career as a consultant at Accenture, where he advised clients from diverse industries including communications, government, and energy. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Davidson College.
Adil served as the 2018–19 co-chair of the Community and Equity Committee for the CA Alumnae/i Steering Committee. He lives in Cambridge.
Karl Bandtel P’20
Karl is currently a part-time student at Harvard Divinity School and serves on the board of Centennial Resource Development. He also serves on the board of the Wellington Management Charitable Foundation. He was formerly a partner and investment portfolio manager at Wellington Management, from 1990 to 2016. He was a board member of Fayerweather Street School from 2005 to 2008. He was educated at UW Madison.
Karl lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife and their four children, including Spencer CA ’20.
Harvey J. Berger
Dr. Berger is a physician-scientist, entrepreneur, and biotechnology executive. Today, Berger is a governing trustee and member of the board of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. He earned a B.S. in biochemistry from Colgate University and an M.D. from Yale School of Medicine. He then began his academic career on the Yale faculty and as a tenured professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Over the course of his career, Berger oversaw the development of seven new medicines and one diagnostic test — six of these have already been approved for use in patients with many difficult-to-treat diseases in cancer, immunology, and cardiology. In 1991, Berger founded ARIAD Pharmaceuticals and served as its chairman and chief executive officer until 2015, when he took on emeritus status. Berger led the company from a startup, as the initial employee, to a global commercial entity with more than 600 employees based in 15 countries. Under his leadership, the company developed five new medicines to advance the treatment of patients with challenging diseases, utilizing ARIAD’s novel platform of computational drug discovery. Approximately two years ago, Berger became the executive chairman of Medinol, a global medical-device company in Israel. He was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New England and the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in Pharmaceuticals. Berger previously served on the Board of Trustees of CA from 2000 to 2005.
Jennifer Burleigh ’85
Jennifer Burleigh ’85 is a retired partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an international law firm, where her practice focused on advising managers of private equity funds and other alternative asset pools. While at Debevoise, Ms. Burleigh was recognized as a leading practitioner in private equity fund formation, and she was a frequent writer and speaker on developments in U.S. and international private equity. She served on the Private Investment Funds Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and on the board of trustees of Prep for Prep.
Ms. Burleigh is also a trustee of The Caedmon School. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. with honors from Stanford University. She lives in New York City with her husband, William Regner, and daughter Sarah.
Sean M. Dalton P’16 ’19 ’23
Sean M. Dalton is a general partner of Highland Capital Partners, a global venture capital firm that has raised more than $3 billion in capital and invested in more than 225 companies. At Highland, Dalton focuses on disruptive technologies in the mobile, enterprise and media markets.
Dalton has been recognized multiple times by the Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. He represents Highland on the boards of Anova Data, CENX, ClearSky Data, ExaGrid, Infinio and QD Vision.
Dalton previously worked as Venture Associate at Fidelity Capital, focusing on communications and electronic commerce. Before that, he was a Product Manager for GTE (now Verizon), leading the nation’s first DSL trial for Internet Access.
Dalton holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. He lives in Winchester, Mass., with his wife, Julie, and four children, Mikaela, Bronte ’16, Chaney ’19, and Everett.
Jon DeSimone P’20
Jonathan (Jon) DeSimone is a senior investment and financial management executive with 20+ years’ experience at leading alternative asset management and management consulting firms. From 2002 until 2019, he worked at Bain Capital Credit (fka Sankaty Advisors) in Boston and London.
For the last decade he was the Chief Investment Officer of Liquid Credit and member of the BCC Credit Committee, working with institutional investors around the world to deploy capital into the high yield, leveraged loan, structured credit, private credit and distressed and special situations markets. Prior to that he worked at Bain & Company from 1992 to 2002 supporting a variety of clients in the consumer, industrial and private equity sectors.
Jon received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Georgetown University. He is a Trustee at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers.
Jon and his wife, Vicki, reside in Beverly, Mass. They have two sons, Brendan and Christian, and a daughter, Portia ’20.
Matthew Ginsburg P’16 ’17 ’23
Matthew Ginsburg previously served as the managing director and head of investment Banking for the Asia-Pacific Region at Barclays Capital. Mr. Ginsburg served as head of the Asia Investment Bank of Barclays PLC until July 2014. He served as the head of investment banking of Asia-Pacific division of Morgan Stanley from 2006 to 2009. He has been a non-executive director at Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd. since August 2015. He also served as head of Morgan Stanley’s financial institutions group in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Ginsburg joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 in Asia and held various positions including investment banking operations officer and head of M&A Asia Pacific. Matthew serves on the board of directors for Mother’s Choice in Hong Kong.
Matthew lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Joanna, and their daughters Sophia ’16, Anna ’17, and Isabella. Joanna is very engaged with CA, serving in many parent volunteer capacities.
John Grossman P’17 ’19
John is managing director and general counsel at Third Sector Capital Partners in Boston, a nonprofit organization that leads governments, high-performing nonprofits, and private funders in building evidence-based initiatives that address society’s most persistent challenges. Prior to joining Third Sector in 2012, John completed the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, after spending more than 15 years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He most recently served as the undersecretary for forensic science and technology within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).
John holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Pennsylvania (1988), graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1991, and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 2012.
John and his wife, Katharine Olmsted, live in Chestnut Hill, Mass., with their daughters, Eliza ’17 and Charlotte ’19, and their younger son, Xander.
Lori Hick P’19 ’22 — President of CA Parents, ex-officio
Lori graduated with a degree in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent 10+ years in Human Resources at several early stage start-ups in the bay area.
After moving to Concord in 2007, Lori shifted her focus to community engagement, connecting people and resources closer to home. As a long-serving Board Member of her town’s elementary and middle school PTGs, Lori coordinated events and initiatives that brought families and faculty together beyond the classroom. She has been involved in various committee roles at Concord Academy.
In the broader community, Lori worked with the International Institute of New England, tutoring newly resettled immigrants and refugees in English and job skills. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Charity League Middlesex, mobilizing women and daughters in over 3,500 hours of service each year. As a Board Member of the Concord Carlisle Community Chest, Lori has co-chaired the allocations process, distributing an average of $500,000 annually to local organizations.
Lori lives in Concord with her husband, Karl, their daughter, Camille, ’22, and their two dogs. Their son, Karl, ’19, is enjoying college.
Kerry Hoffman P’14 ’20
Kerry worked as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice for ten years, handling criminal antitrust cases in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings. Since moving to New England, Kerry’s volunteer efforts have focused on the arts, education, and the environment. She taught as a Gallery Instructor at the MFA in Boston for five years. She served as co-chair of CA’s 2017-18 Parent Annual Fund. She also sits on the Council for EarthJustice, a non-profit environmental law firm, based in San Francisco.
Kerry and her husband, Paul, live in Lincoln, Mass. They have two children, Martha ’14, and Samuel ’20.
Bridget C. Johnson
Bridget C. Johnson is the associate executive director of Prep for Prep, a nonprofit that identifies New York City’s most promising students of color and prepares them for placement at independent schools in the city and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. At Prep, Johnson oversees the day-to-day operations of the program, which has placed more than 4,500 students since 1978. Before joining Prep, Johnson served for five years as the dean of students at Milton Academy.
Johnson previously worked as the associate director of admissions at Episcopal High School in Northern Virginia. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. She serves as a Georgetown alumni interviewer and is active in the New York Urban League.
Jamie Klickstein ’86, P’15 ’18
Jamie is the director of global marketing operations at Oliver Wyman, a 3,000+ person international consulting firm, a position he has held since 1995. In this capacity, he is responsible for “operationalizing” Oliver Wyman’s global brand building efforts — designing and implementing events, sponsorships, assessing client impact (surveys), advertising, web and social media. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Wesleyan University (1990), and he spent time during his undergraduate education at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business (1995).
Outside of his professional life, Jamie has been a member of the board of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation and says that he enjoys “traveling to obscure/unsafe countries to pursue dangerous sports.”
Jamie and his wife, Kathryn, live in Carlisle, Mass. He is a member of the CA class of 1986 and father of Lindsay ’15 (Williams College ’19) and Ethan ’18. Jamie’s sister, Alexandra Glazier ’89, is also an alum.
Steve Kramarsky ’85
Steve is a commercial litigator, who also advises clients on complex issues arising in the litigation and transactional context, with a particular focus on technology, complex financial instruments, intellectual property and employment matters. He regularly practices before financial industry arbitral panels and represents clients in related state and federal court actions.
Steve also has an active intellectual property practice, and he has written extensively and taught CLE courses on issues of electronic discovery and document management for large organizations in the litigation context. He writes a regular technology law column for the New York Law Journal. Steve was recognized as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by the National Law Journal in 2019.
Before resuming private practice, Steve served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Applications Development of the Gryphon Group LLC, an internet company based in New York City. Steve began his career as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked on antitrust matters, bankruptcy cases and telecommunications litigation.
After graduating from CA in 1985, Steve received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1989 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993. Steve lives in New York City with his wife Elise and their two sons.
Yuchun Lee P’19
Yuchun Lee is CEO and co-founder of Allego, a software company focusing on transforming corporate learning and development. Mr. Lee is also the executive chairman of Clarabridge, a customer-experience management software company. Prior to Allego and Clarabridge, Lee served as vice president and general manager at IBM, with a global responsibility on software for chief marketing officers. He joined IBM in 2010 as part of its acquisition of Unica, which Lee co-founded and led from its inception to a successful IPO and subsequent sale to IBM. Prior to Unica, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation and MIT Lincoln and Media Lab. He holds bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a master’s in business administration from Babson College.
Lee is also currently an executive in residence at General Catalyst Partners, a venture firm; he serves on the board of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX), an S&P-500 pharmaceutical company, and as an executive advisor with Summit Partners, a global venture and private equity firm. Lee is also currently a trustee at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Meadowbrook School of Weston, and on the board of advisors for Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the MIT Museum.
Yuchun lives in Weston, Mass., with his wife, Agustina, and their three children, including daughter Jaime ’19.
Karen E. Liesching P’21
Karen is a Managing Partner of Prides Crossing Capital, a private debt fund that provides debt capital to businesses throughout the US. Prior to co-founding Prides Crossing Capital in 2013, Karen spent 14 years at Housatonic Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. She previously spent 12 years at State Street Corporation in commercial banking.
Karen holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University. In her prior role as a private equity investor, she has served on the boards of several private companies. Currently, Karen serves on the Women’s Leadership Council of Lahey Health and as a trustee of the Belmont Day School, where she previously served as Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Chair of the school’s board.
Karen lives in Winchester, MA with her husband, Dr. Timothy Liesching, and their daughter, Madison ’21.
Pauline Lin P’21 ’23
Pauline graduated from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan in 1982 with a concentration in English and embraced a love of learning throughout her adult life. Pauline took several advanced business administration courses in Hong Kong and Shanghai before enrolling in a business administration program at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom in 2013. She graduated with her MBA in 2015 and went on to earn an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) from the ICD International Business School, located in France, in 2018.
Her professional career began in sales, for companies in both Taiwan and the United States. In 1992, with almost 10 years of sales experience behind her, Pauline accepted the position of deputy general manager with the Shanghai HJH Catering Group, comprising three catering chains. After seven years with HJH, Pauline moved on to the Shanghai HJW International Hotel Management Group, where she has served as vice-chairwoman of their board for the past 20 years.
Outside of her professional career, Pauline currently serves as a member of the board of the Overseas Chinese Union, a role for which she was appointed by the Shanghai municipal government. She has also volunteered in several roles for the Shanghai American School, which her children attended. Despite her physical distance from Concord Academy’s campus, Pauline has also contributed to the Faculty/Staff Appreciation and International Potluck events, demonstrating her strong commitment to the school community. Pauline lives in Shanghai with her husband, Richard, and their children, Liliane ’21 and Eric ’23.
Podie Lynch ’67
Rose Peabody Lynch ’67 (Podie) has over 30 years experience in the cosmetics and fashion industries. She served as a chief operating officer for over 13 years as President of Danskin, Inc., Chief Operating Officer of LeRoi Princeton, and SVP/GMM of Victoria’s Secret Fragrance, a division of Victoria’s Secret.
Lynch currently serves on the board of Steve Madden, LTD, the publicly traded fashion shoe company, and is a Director of General American Investors, a closed-end fund traded on the NYSE. Podie is President of her Princeton Class of 1971 and is on the Board of Directors of The Princeton Varsity Club. Sher received her MBA from Harvard University.
Lynch lives in New York City. Her son, Gates Peabody Torrey, is a 2013 graduate of Princeton.
Karen McAlmon ’75 — President of CA Alumnae/i Association, ex-officio
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Karen attended Concord Academy on an A Better Chance scholarship. She completed her education at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. After pediatric and newborn medicine training at Boston Children’s Hospital, she became a staff neonatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. Her career has included clinical work, basic science research, and administrative and policy work.
Karen currently serves as the Medical Director of the Special Care Nursery at Winchester Hospital and Medical Director of the Beth Israel Lahey Neonatology Network and works clinically and administratively.
She is a long-term, dedicated volunteer for the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association, currently serving as Co-Chair for the Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee. She helped to imagine, create, and execute CA’s Alumnae/i and Students of Color Conference, now in its third year. Karen is also a Trustee for The Governor’s Academy.
Karen is married to Kwame Ofori-Asante and has two sons, Alexander and James. They reside in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Matt McCahill ’95 – Co-Chair of the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, ex-officio
Matt McCahill is a litigation partner at the New York law firm Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer, where he focuses on civil and criminal antitrust cases. He graduated from Rutgers College and Fordham Law School. Following graduation from CA, Matt did a year of public service at City Year Boston and continues to volunteer his time to help Marine Corps veterans in benefits proceedings. He is also active with several cultural institutions in New York, including the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Municipal Arts Society.
He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, an English professor.
Andrew Ory P’16 ’21
Andrew Ory, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and board member since inception. Prior to 128 Technology, Andrew co-founded Acme Packet in August 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until Acme Packet’s acquisition in 2013 by Oracle Corporation. Andrew also founded Priority Call Management and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until its sale to LHS group in 1999. Andrew is involved in several educational and philanthropic organizations. He is a Trustee at the Fenn School in Concord. He is the Board Chair at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University. He also is a board member of the Lincoln MA Historic District Commission and the Lincoln Historic Committee. Andrew holds a B.A. from Harvard University.
Andy lives in Lincoln, MA with his wife, Linda, and their children Abigail ’16, Audrey, and Tyler ’21.
Derrick Pang ’93
Derrick is committed to bringing his visionary mindset and international perspectives to the Board of Trustees. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a doctorate in civil engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He is the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited. Derrick was appointed to the Economic Development Commission and the Land and Development Advisory Committee and served on the Construction Industry Council.
He dedicates his time and effort in philanthropy and founded a non-profit organization called Lifewire, an online crowdfunding platform that raises funds to help children who have medical needs.
An amateur photographer, Derrick loves to take pictures. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Etta, and his son, Darius. Derrick’s sister, Angela ’95, also graduated from CA.
Imani Perry ’90
Imani was born in Birmingham, Ala., and reared in Cambridge, Mass. She is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the programs in law and public affairs and gender and sexuality studies and is affiliated with the University Center for Human Values and the program in jazz studies.
After graduating from Concord Academy, Imani attended Yale College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in literature and American studies. She went on to earn a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, both in 2000. As a postgraduate fellow at Georgetown Law Center, she earned an LL.M. in the history of property and contract law.
Imani was a professor at Rutgers Law School until 2009, when she joined the faculty at Princeton. She is the author of numerous articles and book reviews and of six books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and winner of Pen America’s Pen/Bograd Weld Award in Biography and the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. Her book May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem was a 2018 finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Nonfiction.
Imani lives outside of Philadelphia with her sons, Freeman and Issa Rabb, ages 15 and 13.
Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05 – Co-Chair of the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, ex-officio
Claire owns and operates a small real estate development company, High Tide Homes, which focuses on vacation rental homes on Nantucket Island. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor of arts in Anthropology, and completed her Masters in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmith College, University of London in 2010. She previously worked in advertising and development.
Claire and her husband, Justin, live in Boston and spend a lot of the summer – her busiest season – on Nantucket. There, Claire is involved with the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and is Co-Chair of the Club’s largest fundraiser, the Summer Groove.
Claire’s sister, Kate Graham ’02, and brother, John Moriarty ’07, are also alums.
Ly Tran P’22 ’23
Ly is a tech entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded AtHoc, an emergency mass communications system for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security; it was backed by Greylock and Intel Capital and acquired by BlackBerry.
His board and advisory responsibilities include serving Jane Technologies, a leader in e-commerce cannabis; Genetica.asia, a leader in Vietnam-based DNA testing for Asian populations; Cirkul, a next-generation personal hydration system; and All American Lithium, which recovers lithium from geothermal brine in the Salton Sea.
Ly’s interests include annual team cycling for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Waves-to-Wine ride (San Francisco to Sonoma County). Ly has served as a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations and was nominated and selected as a civilian participant in the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar, Carlisle Barracks. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard.
Ly was a member of CA’s International Potluck committee in 2018–19. He lives in Newton with his wife, Lexie Olmsted; two children, Will ’22 and Katie ’23; and two cats.
John E. Abele P’86 ’87 ’90, GP’18 ’19
John Abele is inextricably linked to CA — through his wife, an alumna, Mary Seton Abele ’56; his three children, Christopher ’86, Alexander ’87, and Jennifer ’90; and his service on Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2002. John is co-founder of Boston Scientific, a medical device company with more than 25,000 employees, and was president of Medi-tech, Inc. He retired from Boston Scientific in 2005. John is the owner of the Kingbridge Conference Centre and Institute in King City, Ontario. He is the vice chair of the board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Foundation and is a member of the President’s Council of Olin College. John also chairs his family foundation, the Argosy Foundation, and is trustee emeritus of Amherst College, where he received his B.A. John and Mary live in Shelburne, VT.
Kathleen “Kitty” Fisk Ames ’65, P’95
The first alumna to serve as president of CA’s Board of Trustees, Kitty Ames presided over the board for five years, from 1986 to 1991, and served as a trustee for 13, beginning in 1978. She co-chaired the 2000 capital campaign and chaired the board’s Advisory Council. Board affiliations include the Trustees of Reservations preservation group, Steps to Success, the WGBH Ralph Lowell Society, and the Brookline Education Foundation Board of Overseers. She lives in Brookline, Mass., with her husband, Charlie, a former CA trustee from 1993 to 2000; their daughter, Elizabeth ’95, graduated from CA.
Marion Freeman ’69
A longtime supporter of Concord Academy, Marion Freeman began her first term on the Concord Academy Board of Trustees in 1986 and continued until 1997, spending the last six years of that term as treasurer. She stayed off the board only a year, returning as president and overseeing a capital campaign and a head search process, which resulted in Jake Dresden joining CA. To honor outgoing head Tom Wilcox, Marion raised more than $2 million for the Wilcox Leadership Fund. She stepped down as president in 2002, but stayed on the board until 2003, serving on various committees and allowing a smooth transition for the next board president, Henry P. Becton Jr. Marion became a life trustee in 2002.
Marion earned a B.A. in romance languages from Princeton and a Ph.D. in French from Yale. At CA, she taught, coached squash, served as a house parent in Phelps House, and was an assistant director of admissions from 1973 to 1974. After earning her Ph.D. in 1980, she taught French at Yale and became a dean of one of the residential colleges there. Shortly thereafter, she began her career in international banking by joining JP Morgan in New York. Marion has served on various boards in Maine, including that of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute; and the Portland Museum of Art. Marion still remains very involved with CA. She has served as a leadership solicitor, a class agent solicitor, a phonathon caller, and a member of her 40th-reunion committee. She has remained on CA’s investment subcommittee since her departure from active board duty. Marion lives in South Freeport, Maine, with her husband Corson Ellis, CEO and founder of Kepware Technologies in Portland, Maine. They have a daughter, Linden, and a son, Francis.
John Moriarty, P’02 ’05 ’07
He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Since 1985, he has been president of John Moriarty & Associates, a commercial building contractor with offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, and North Carolina. John founded the firm after 12 years with Turner Construction, Inc.
John has served as an officer on the board of the Nashoba Brooks School, president of the board of Belmont Day School, a member of the facilities committee at the Fenn School, and a member of the board of directors of the Winchester Co-operative Bank.
He lives in Winchester, Mass., with his wife, Carol. His children are Kate ’02, Claire ’05, and John ’07.
Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70
Linden Havemeyer Wise shares with CA all she has learned from nearly three decades working with educational institutions and other nonprofits. Long dedicated to CA, Linden served on the Board of Trustees for 19 years and presided over it from 1991 to 1995. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Linden is a special counsel to the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She chairs the board of the Chapin School in New York City, a board she has served since 1992. She also sits on the board of Early Steps, which promotes diversity in New York City independent schools. Linden has served on the boards of the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Mass.; the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt; and Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a New York-based adoption agency. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Scott; they have two children, Harry and Lucie.
Kim Williams P’08 ’14
Kim Williams joined Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees in the fall of 2009, and served as president from 2013-2018.
Kim holds a Master of Science degree in economics from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and French from Kingston Polytechnic, London. She spent the majority of her professional career working in investment management and retired in 2005 as senior vice-president and partner of Boston-based Wellington Management. Kim was a noted leader in the business world, and while advancing her own career, advocated for women in business and brought about progress for women in many industry-leading organizations. She currently sits on the board of several companies involved in a range of production, including forest products, renewable energy, and media. Kim currently lives in Newbury, Mass. with her husband, Trevor Miller. They are the proud parents of Alexander ’08, Ben ’14, and Rebecca ’14.