See below for the biographies of all Concord Academy trustees.

 

Officers

 

Trustee BiosFay 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.
 

Trustee Bios 9Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’73 – First 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, and was 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 serves as president of the Darien Library board of trustees and is a trustee of the Montana chapter of The Nature Conservancey. She has also 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 Big Sky, Mont., and have three children, JB, Kari, and Robbie.
 

Trustee Bios 24Kevin Parke P’12, ’15 – Second 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.
 

Trustee Bios 27Carolyn 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.
 

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 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

 
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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.
 

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 35Harvey J. Berger, M.D. P’01, ’06

Dr. Berger founded ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1991 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2015. He then became advisor to the Board through mid-2016 and now is Founder, Chairman and CEO Emeritus. In January 2017, Dr. Berger joined Medinol, Inc. as Executive Chairman, focusing on business development and global strategy, new business and technology initiatives and efforts to expand operational efficiency as the company expands worldwide.

Dr. Berger has been a member of the Dean’s Council of Yale School of Medicine. He received his A.B. degree in Biology from Colgate University and his M.D. degree from Yale School of Medicine and did further medical and research training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital prior to joining the Yale faculty.

Dr. Berger resides in Palm Beach with his wife Chrysanthi and his daughters Nicole and Isabella. Dr. Berger’s oldest sons are graduates of CA – Eric ’01 and Mark ’06 and he previously served on the Board of Trustees from 2000-2005.
 

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 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.
 

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 43Kerry Hoffman P ’14 ’20 – President of CA Parents, ex-officicio

Kerry attended college and law school in California. She worked as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice for ten years, handling criminal antitrust cases in Washington, DC and Atlanta. Since moving to New England, Kerry’s volunteer efforts have focused on the arts, education, and the environment. She serves as co-chair of CA’s 2017-18 Parent Annual Fund.

Kerry and her husband, Paul, live in Lincoln, Mass. They have two children, Martha ’14, and Samuel ’20.
 

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.

 

Board of TrusteesKaren 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.
 

Trustee Bios 19Podie 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.
 

Matt McCahill ’95 – Co-Chair of the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, ex-officicio

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.
 

Trustee Bios 42Laura McConaghy ’01 – President of the Alumnae/i Association, ex-officicio

Laura McConaghy is the Director of Philanthropy Operations at the Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, where she is responsible for day-to-day oversight of operations within the Development and Donor Services team. Additionally, she manages corporate and foundation relations for the Foundation, and is responsible for fundraising strategy development and implementation for impact area aligned partnership efforts.

Laura joined the Boston Foundation in January 2010 to coordinate the Haiti Fund, and also spent three years as Program Associate supporting the arts and culture strategy. Prior to joining the Foundation Laura has held roles at the Experiment in International Living, CommongoodCareers, and spent a season working on an organic farm in Lincoln, MA.

Laura received her BA from Bates College in Latin American history and Spanish, and completed a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University.
 

Trustee Bios 35Andrew 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 and Tyler ’21.
 

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.
 

Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05 – Co-Chair of the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, ex-officicio

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.
 

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.