See below for the biographies of all Concord Academy trustees.


Trustee Bios 1Kim Williams, P’08, ’14 – President

Kim Williams is the president of Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees. She brings twenty-six years of experience in investment management to the board, having retired in 2005 as senior vice president and partner of the Boston-based Wellington Management Company, where she held various positions that included broad management responsibilities. The parent of Alex Miller ’08, Becca Miller ’14, and Ben Miller ’14, Kim co-chaired CA’s 2008 Senior Parent Gifts program with her husband, Trevor Miller, chief architect in the Boston office of Fixnetics, a U.K.-based computer software company. Kim holds a master’s in economics from the University of London. She sits on the boards of Weyerhaeuser Co., E. W. Scripps, Xcel Energy, MicroVest, and Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts; she was formerly a trustee of the Brookwood School, where she cochaired the endowment campaign. Kim also has served on the Board of Overseers of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and on the Oxfam America Leadership Council. Kim lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her family.


Trustee BiosFay Lampert Shutzer ’65 – First Vice President

Fay Lampert Shutzer brings sensibilities as an artist and a psychologist to CA’s board. She is a psychologist in 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 from NYU and the Postgraduate Center. Fay is also an accomplished artist with exhibits in galleries in New York and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Fay’s board affiliations include the Board of Trustees of the Chewonki Foundation 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.


Trustee Bios 3W. Anthony “Tony” Brooke P’07, ’09, ’13 – Second Vice President

A trustee who brings proven management expertise to CA, Tony Brooke is managing director of the private equity firm JMH Capital. Prior to forming JMH Capital, Tony was a managing director at Parthenon Capital; chief operating officer of Quadlux, which designs and manufactures commercial ovens; chairman and CEO of Garden Fresh Restaurants, a chain he cofounded; and a consultant at Bain & Company. He served as president of the board of trustees at the Meadowbrook School in Weston, Massachusetts. Tony earned a BA and an MBA from Stanford University; he lives in Weston with his wife, Concord Academy alumna Vicky Huber ’75. They have three children: Max ’07, Elizabeth ’09, and Abby ’13.

Trustee Bios 9Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’73 – Third Vice President

Amy brings to the board an alumna’s devotion to Concord Academy as well as keen insight into best practices at independent schools. At CA, she has served on the Alumnae/i Council and as class secretary, admissions representative, and leadership solicitor. She was also active in her thirty-fifth reunion committee. Amy served on the board of Choate Rosemary Hall, as president of the Parents Advisory Council. She has headed the Choate Parents Fund and served on the steering committee of Choate’s $200 million campaign. Amy also has been a trustee at New Canaan (CT) Country School, a director of the Darien Historical Society, and chair of the capital campaign for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. Amy holds a master’s in education from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College, where she has headed the Alumni Association; in 2005, she received the Dartmouth Alumni Award. Amy and her husband, John Cholnoky, live in Darien, Connecticut, and have three children, JB, Kari, and Robbie.


Trustee Bios 4Jennifer A. Pline P’13, ’15 – Treasurer

In her role as Managing Director and Chief Trusts and Gifts officer at Harvard Management Company, Jennifer Pline oversees all planned giving assets for Harvard University, directing and implementing investment policy as well as managing all operational aspects of the Trust and Gifts group. She is a member of HMC’s Operating Committee. In addition to her other responsibilities, Jennifer oversees the Harvard Master Trust portfolio, the pension plan for Harvard University. Prior to joining HMC, Jennifer worked for eighteen years at Standish Mellon Asset Management (formerly Standish, Ayer & Wood, Inc.).

Jennifer is a graduate of Boston College, where she also received her MBA. In addition to serving as a CA board member, Jennifer’s board affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and the Board of Trustees of North Hill, a continuing care retirement community in Needham.

Jennifer and her husband, Hans Oettgen, reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with their two daughters, Hannah Oettgen ’13 and Karly Oettgen ’15.


Trustee Bios 5Lisa Frusztajer ’80, P’10 – Secretary

Lisa Frusztajer brings abundant experience in the worlds of education and business to CA’s Board of Trustees, as well as a strong heritage of family involvement in the school. Lisa’s father, Bill Frusztajer, served as a trustee from 1978 to 1984, the last four years as board president. Lisa is director of program management at Avid Technology. Prior to that she served as director of marketing at KYOS Systems Inc. Lisa has experience in technology, finance, and marketing and holds degrees from the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, and Columbia Business School. Her long volunteer career at CA includes serving on the Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1995 and being an Alumnae/i Council member, class agent, class secretary, and both freshman and sophomore class chair for the Parents Annual Fund. Outside CA, Lisa has served on the Lexington Montessori School Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers of the New England Conservatory. Lisa lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with her husband, Larry Tye, and her children, Marina Long ’10 and Alec Long. Her sister, Nina Frusztajer ’82, is also a CA alumna.


Trustee Bios 6Richard 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 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 with his wife, Adele Gagne; they have two 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.


Board Members


Trustee Bios 7Jennifer 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.


Trustee Bios 8Joanne R. Casper P’11

Joanne has held numerous volunteer positions at CA, including serving as a volunteer tour guide for CA’s Admissions Office. She was also an active volunteer for the 2011 Senior Parents Gift program. Joanne is supportive about the need for financial aid and access to institutions. At CA’s Benefits for Financial Aid, Joanne has always spoken passionately about the importance of financial aid. Joanne has held board positions at the Meadowbrook School and Weston Affordable Housing Foundation. Joanne has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Joanne’s youngest child is a 2011 CA graduate, and her mother-in-law is Nancy Billings Bursaw ’49. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts, with her husband Wendell B. Colson.


Trustee Bios 10Sean M. Dalton P ’16, ’19

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., Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S., Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He lives in Winchester, MA, with his wife Julie and four children, Mikaela, Bronte CA ‘16, Chaney CA ‘19, and Everett.


Trustee Bios 11Mary Wadsworth Darby ’68

She received a B.A. from Princeton and M.B.A. and M.I.A. degrees from Columbia. Mary and husband Lawrence live in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.; their twin children are Abigail and Lawrence.  Mary Wadsworth Darby ’68 is the founder and managing director of Peridot Asia Advisors, a strategic transactions advisory firm focusing on cross-border transactions and strategic advisory services for firms doing business in greater China. She is also a senior research scholar of the Chazen Institute at Columbia Business School.

She began her career as a management consultant in the first group of businesses to travel to China after the historic Nixon-Kissinger opening. She joined Chase Manhattan Bank’s Pacific Advisory Group, was a member of the first Chase Bank delegation to Beijing with David Rockefeller, and served as executive director of the America-China Society. She headed the Asia Desk at Morgan Stanley in New York and was acting head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Hong Kong. She serves on a number of educational and foundation boards and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She speaks Mandarin.


Trustee Bios 13Michael Firestone ’01

Mike is currently attending Harvard Law School and recently served as field director on Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2012. Prior to enrolling in law school, Mike worked on several political campaigns and as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). In 2005, Mike graduated from Harvard College with a degree in history. Together with Kelsey Stratton ’99, Mike founded the Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) – a group designed to connect young alumnae/i with each other and the broader CA community. He has also been an active volunteer for his reunions and the annual fund leadership program. Mike lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kristan First P’18, ’20Kristan First P’18, ’20
President of CA Parents

Kristan attended Brown University and has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She practices landscape design in the Concord area, and has been an active volunteer in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Concord Art Association. Kristan’s husband Tom is a CA alumnus, class of 1985. He was a member of the CA board from 1998-2004 and 2007-2008.

Kristan and her husband, Tom, live in Concord. They have three children: Olivia ’18, Timothy ’20, and Luke who is 12.


John Grossman P'17, '19John 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 BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania ’88, 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 with their daughters, Eliza ’17 and Charlotte ’19, and their younger son, Xander.


Trustee Bios 14Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger ’94

Hugenberger currently volunteers with the Arlington Family Connection and sits on the School Council for Brackett Elementary School in Arlington, MA. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science in geological sciences. She and her husband Nathan have three sons, Isaac, Jonah, and Micah. Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger ’94 spent the early part of her career working as an analyst, program manager, and sales engineer with information technology and consulting companies. She then returned to Concord Academy, serving as a computer studies teacher, lacrosse coach, and web editor.


Trustee Bios 15Bridget C. Johnson

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. Bridget C. Johnson is the Associate Executive Director of Prep for Prep, a not-for-profit 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.

Johnson previously worked as the Associate Director of Admissions at Episcopal High School in Northern Virginia. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, 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, ’18Jamie 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 – i.e. 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 ’90, and he also 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 ’95.

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. He is a member of the CA Class of ’86 and father of Lindsay ’15 (Williams College ’19) and Ethan ’18. Jamie’s sister, Alexandra Glazier, is a member of the CA Class of ’89.


Trustee Bios 19Rose Peabody Lynch ’67

Rose Peabody Lynch ’67 (Podie) has over 30 years experience managing health, beauty, and fashion brands. She served as a Chief Operating Officer for over 13 years: as President of Danskin, Inc., Chief Operating Officer of LeRoi Princeton and SVP/General Manager Merchandising for 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. She is on the Board of Directors of S.O.S. Children’s Villages, U.S.A. (the U.S. Division of S.O.S. Children’s Villages, International), the Executive Committee of the Princeton University Alumni Council, and the Board of Directors of the Princeton Varsity Club. She is the President of the Princeton Class of 1971.

In addition to Princeton, Lynch received an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Lynch lives in New York City. Her son, Gates Peabody Torrey, is a 2013 graduate of Princeton.


Trustee Bios 20Peter H. Mattoon P’13

As Chairman and CEO of SCS Financial Services, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts, Peter Mattoon brings to the board over twenty-seven years of experience in the investment business. Peter co-founded SCS, an asset management firm whose fifty professionals supervise in excess of eight billion dollars for family offices, private clients, endowments, foundations, and pension plans. Prior to SCS, Mattoon worked for nearly fifteen years at Scudder, Stevens & Clark where he served as Managing Director.

In addition to his work in the investment world, Mattoon has shared his talents with a variety of nonprofits. He served as chair of the Investment Committee for the Joslin Diabetes Center, and as a member of the Teach Green Foundation. Since 2010, he has served on CA’s Investment Subcommittee and as chair since 2012.

A graduate of Bucknell University, Peter lives in Weston, Massachusetts, with his wife Mary Ann and their four children. His daughter Izzy is CA Class of 2013.

Trustee Bios 21Jill Conway Mehl ’85

A member of the Class of 1985, Jill Conway Mehl has remained active as a volunteer for CA. Jill is a former fourth-grade teacher at the Rodoph Sholom School in New York, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her Master of Education from Lesley University. As an educator, Jill brings an enthusiasm for Concord Academy and for independent school education, and tremendous support of faculty. Jill is married to entrepreneur Marc E. Mehl. The couple lives in New York City with their children Sarah and Adam.


Trustee Bios 22Mervan F. Osborne

As Associate Head of School at Beacon Academy, Mervan brings to CA his passion for and experience with independent schools. Beacon Academy, where Mervan served as director of admissions before accepting his current position, offers Boston area students a fourteen-month program which prepares them for independent and competitive public exam high schools. Beacon offers the only such program in the nation.

Prior to Beacon, Mervan taught English and coached at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge for eleven years. During those years, he served also as resident director of A Better Chance House in Winchester, Massachusetts. In 2009 Mervan was appointed to the Massachusetts Humanities Board of Directors by Governor Deval Patrick and is an elected member of the Cambridge School Committee. Mervan has been an active member of People of Color in Independent Schools since 1996.

A native of London, Mervan grew up primarily in New York City. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to his work in schools, Mervan has a passion for filmmaking. He earned an MFA from Boston University and he has taught filmmaking at Shady Hill School and the Steppingstone Foundation.


Trustee Bios 23Derrick Yat Bond Pang ’93

Derrick Yat Bond Pang brings an international perspective and extensive experience in construction and engineering to the Board of Trustees. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS in civil and environmental engineering and obtained a Master of Engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Derrick has geotechnical design experience in the United States and construction experience in Hong Kong. Derrick joined Chun Wo Development Holdings in 2001 and has been Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Chun Wo Development since April 2009.

Derrick lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Etta, and son, Darius. Derrick’s sister, Angela, graduated from CA in 1985.


Trustee Bios 24Kevin Parke P’12, ’15

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. Kevin’s board affiliations include Boston Trinity Academy, Park Street School, Park Street Kids, Inc and 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, Massachusetts, with his wife, Leila, and four sons. Oliver is CA Class of 2012 and Tyler, CA Class of 2015.


Trustee Bios 25Neil E. Rasmussen P’10, ’15

In 1981 Neil founded the American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) in Billerica, Massachusetts. He sold the company in 2007 but stayed on as Chief Innovation Officer. A recognized expert in both the power electronics and information technology industries, Neil is often called upon to provide keynote addresses at industry conferences in both fields.

Neil earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. From 1979 to 1981, he worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratories on flywheel energy storage systems and solar electric power systems.

In addition to his scientific and business leadership backgrounds, Neil has significant experience in volunteer work with nonprofits. He and his wife Anna both serve on the advisory board of the Walden Woods Project. Active volunteers for Concord Academy, they cochaired the 2009–2010 Senior Parents Gifts Program. Their daughter Autumn is CA Class of 2015, and son Anders graduated in 2010.


Trustee Bios 26Olivia Howard Sabine ’97

Olivia began her career at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. After college, she worked at McKinsey & Company where she consulted in the healthcare, media & entertainment, and consumer products industries. From McKinsey, Olivia joined Bain Capital, where she is currently the senior vice president of North American Private Equity. Olivia’s board affiliations include the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Ernest Alexander, a menswear e-commerce business. Olivia is an advisory board member of Refinery29 (a style website founded by CA graduates Phillip von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98.) Olivia attended Columbia University for her undergraduate work. She lives in New York City, with her husband, Ernest, and their two children, Charlotte and Wyatt.


Lauren Bruck Simon ’85Lauren Bruck Simon ’85 – President of the Alumnae/i Association

Lauren is the founder and president of CuriOdyssey Travel, a company that provides worldwide, educational travel planning services to institutions and organizations seeking to offer educational travel experiences for their members or graduates. She has over 25 years of experience working in the travel industry, as an adventure travel guide, tour manager, lecturer, and travel planner. Prior to founding CuriOdyssey, Lauren spent over 13 years at Harvard University as the Director of the Travel Program at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. This program at Harvard, and Lauren, were recognized as leaders in the industry for the 40+ annual custom and unusual itineraries that were offered to all continents.

Lauren has been a member of the CA Alumnae/i Association Steering Committee since 2007 and is currently serving as Secretary. She is also a member of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Boston-Haifa Ethiopian Committee. Throughout her career Lauren has held several volunteer positions, including serving on the board of trustees of the Exploration School, as a council member of the Harvard Travellers Club, President of the Womens Travel Club, and as a trustee of the Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund. Lauren’s brother Michael was in the CA class of 1988, her father Donald was a member of the CA board from 1984-1990, and her mother Joan was a founding member of the CA Parents’ Committee in 1983.

Lauren is a member of the CA class of 1985, who earned her bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from Wesleyan University in 1989. She and her husband, Jon, live in Newton with their two young daughters, Lila who is 9, and Orly who is 7.

Trustee Bios 27Carolyn Stafford Stein P’11, ’14, ’17

Carolyn Stafford Stein currently serves as the Assistant Director for Alumni Advising at Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising, where she counsels Harvard Law alumni with respect to 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 served as 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, MA, and continues to be active in non-profits 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, MA, with Eric and their three daughters, Natalie ’17, Audrey ‘14, and Lena ’11.


Trustee Bios 28Peggy Walker ’63

Peggy Walker ’63 was founder and for 17 years a sole practitioner at MarBeth Consulting. She also worked in large corporations and at a small new product/marketing consulting business. Her career focused on finance, marketing and brand management, advertising, and market-driven strategy development and strategic planning. She has degrees from Vassar and Harvard Business School.

Peggy serves on the board of directors of Healthy Schools Campaign in Chicago, where she lives. She was a CA trustee from 1980–82, served on the Annual Giving Subcommittee from 2006–08, and volunteered for 1963’s 50th reunion. Her father, Winthrop Walker, was a CA trustee in the 1960s; her niece, Sara Walker ’97, and sister, Sindy Walker ’65, are also alumnae. Her son, Eli Vitulli, is pursuing a Ph.D. in gender studies. In retirement, Peggy travels extensively and accompanies herself with an amplified acoustic guitar, playing rock and roll in bars in Chicago.


Trustee Bios 29Nashan Vassall ’98

Nashan is an investment advisor at Credit Suisse. He has previously worked at both Goldman Sachs and Huron Consulting Group. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and an MPA from Harvard University. Despite his work schedule, Nashan still finds time to maintain close ties to Concord Academy. He has volunteered his time to the Alumnae/i Community and Equity (C&E) Committee and the Alumnae/i Association BBQ with the Senior Class. Nashan lives in Boston, Massachusetts


Life Trustees

Trustee Bios 30John E. Abele P’86, ’87, ’90

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 cofounder 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 BA. John and Mary live in Shelburne, Vermont.


Trustee Bios 31Kathleen “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 thirteen, beginning in 1978. She cochaired 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, Massachusetts, 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, the last six years of that term spent 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 BA in Romance Languages from Princeton and a PhD 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 PhD 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 fortieth-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.


Trustee Bios 32John Moriarty, P’02, P’05, P’07

John J. Moriarty P’02, ’05, ’07 served as president of the Board of Trustees from 2009–13 and has been a member of the board since 1999.

He graduated from Phillips Academy in 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.

Trustee Bios 33Linden 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 nineteen 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, Massachusetts; the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont; 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