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 26 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, Mass.; she was formerly a trustee of the Brookwood School, where she co-chaired 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, Mass., 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 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.

Trustee Bios 9Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’73 – Second 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 35th 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 (Conn.) Country School, a director of the Darien Historical Society, and chair of the capital campaign for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn. 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, Conn., and have three children, JB, Kari, and Robbie.

Trustee Bios 25Neil E. Rasmussen P’10, ’15 — Third Vice President

In 1981, Neil founded the American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) in Billerica, Mass. 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 co-chaired the 2009–2010 Senior Parents Gifts Program. Their daughter Autumn ’15 and son Anders ’10 graduated from CA.

Trustee Bios 4Jennifer 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.

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 works as a consultant focusing on project management and investment analysis. She has worked at Avid Technology, KYOS Systems, Sun Microsystems and Procter & Gamble in technology, marketing and finance. Lisa 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 a 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 Cambridge, MA with her husband, Larry Tye and has two children: Marina Long ’10 and Alec Long. Her sister, Nina Frusztajer ’82, is a CA alumna and a CA parent.

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 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 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 35Karl 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.

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, Mass., 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. 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.

Trustee Bios 36Lynn Bay Dayton P’20

Lynn is the president of Dayton LLC and principle of DH Design Studio, an interior design firm specializing in custom furniture and décor. Her professional experience includes founding a luxury retail home décor showroom in Wellesley, Mass., and working as a chef, food writer, and special-event planner. Lynn is an active board member on the WGBH Boston Trustees (since 2005), serving as vice chair since 2015 and current co-chair of the WGBH campaign steering committee. She is also an active trustee of the MSPCA-Angell board, with service on the nominating and development committees.

Lynn’s previously served as a trustee on the board of Lovelane Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, Public Radio International (PRI), and The Carroll School. Other committees and service include advisory boards for The Second Step, MGH Cancer Center, and Eagle Hill School. Lynn holds a bachelor’s in economics from Immaculata University, Philadelphia, and a culinary chef degree, from CCA, San Francisco.

Lynn lives in Chestnut Hill, Mass., with her husband, Bruce Dayton, and their two sons, including Conner ’20. She is very engaged with CA, serving as a parent volunteer.

Trustee Bios 13Michael Firestone ’01

Mike Firestone is Chief of Staff and an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. He manages office communications and scheduling, and coordinates initiatives focused on economic security and student lending. He also oversees the Attorney General’s Community Engagement Division. Mike served as Attorney General Healey’s campaign manager for which he was named “Campaign Manager of the Year (2014)” by the American Association of Political Consultants. He previously served as Field Director for the successful campaigns of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2012 and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2008. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. 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 Somerville, Mass.

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, Mass., area, and has been an active volunteer in the community as a member of the board of directors of the Concord Art Association. Kristan and her husband, Tom First ’85, wo was a member of the CA Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2004 and 2007 to 2008, live in Concord, Mass. They have three children, Olivia ’18, Timothy ’20, and Luke (12).


Trustee Bios 37Matthew Ginsburg P’16, ’17

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, '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 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.

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’s of science in geological sciences. She and her husband, Nathan, have three sons, Isaac, Jonah, and Micah. Sarah 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

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, ’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 — 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.

Trustee Bios 38Yuchun 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.

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 of 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. Lynch received an MBA from Harvard University.

Lynch lives in New York City. Her son, Gates Peabody Torrey, is a 2013 graduate of Princeton.

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 City. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her master’s 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 39Derrick Yat Bond Pang ’93

Ir Dr. Pang Yat Bond (Derrick) is committed to bringing his visionary mindset and international perspectives to the Board of Trustees. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained a Master of Engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from MIT, a master’s in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a doctorate of philosophy in civil engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He is the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of a Hong Kong listed company, Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited. With his over 19-year professional experiences and technical knowledge in construction engineering and corporate management, he was appointed to the Economic Development Commission and the Land and Development Advisory Committee, and he served on the Construction Industry Council — all are appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Derrick was also appointed a justice of the peace in 2017.

He dedicates his time and effort to philanthropy and founded a nonprofit organization called Lifewire, an online crowdfunding platform aims to raise funds to help children with medical needs.

Derrick is an amateur photographer and loves to take pictures. He now lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Etta, and his son, Darius. Derrick’s sister, Angela, also graduated from CA.

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 committee. Kevin’s board affiliations include Boston Trinity Academy, Park Street School, Park Street Kids, Inc., and, as chairman, 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 four sons, including Oliver ’12 and Tyler ’15.

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 and 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 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 was recognized as a leader 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, as president of the Womens Travel Club, and as a trustee of the Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund. Lauren’s brother Michael ’88 is a CA alumnus, 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, Mass., with their two young daughters, Lila (9), and Orly (7).

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

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.

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 she lives in Chicago, where she Chairs the LGBTA Committee for The Village Chicago. She was a CA trustee from 1980 to 1982, served on the annual giving subcommittee from 2006 to 2008, 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 has a Ph.D. in gender studies and currently has a post-doc at Grinnell, where he is teaching Women’s Studies and LGBT History. 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.


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 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.

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 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.

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 to 2013 and has been a member of the board since 1999.

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.

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 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.