This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.

Trustees and Advisors

List of 23 items.

  • Charlotte Merrell, Board Chair

    Parent 2010
    Somerville, MA
  • Deb Mankiw, Board Vice Chair

    Parent 2013
    Wellesley, MA
  • Ben Giess, Board Treasurer

    Parent 2017
    Wellesley, MA
    Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Anvil Capital
  • Dr. Rhonda Bentley-Lewis

    Parent 2019
    Needham, MA
    Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Chuck Black

    Parent 2010
    North Hampton, NH
    Retired, Fidelity Investments
  • Scott Brody

    Parent 2024
    Sharon, MA
    CEO/Camp Director, Camps Kenwood & Evergreen
    National Board Chair, American Camp Association 
  • John Buten

    Parent 2023
    Cambridge, MA
    Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Laura Cabot Carrigan

    Parent 2019
    Wenham, MA
    Financial Services - Executive Chairman, Cabot-Wellington, LLC
  • Joe Cannistraro

    Parent 2022
    Weston, MA
    Chief Financial Officer, Cannistraro Mechanical Construction & Service
  • Dr. Silvina Choumenkovitch

    Parent 2021
    Brookline, MA
    Professor, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • David Cohen

    Class of 1970
    San Francisco, CA
    Change Management and Executive Communications Consultant
  • Bob Donnelly

    Parent 2024
  • Charles Evangelakos

    Parent 2019
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Managing Director & Co-Founder, Pallas Capital Advisors
  • Mark Hardmon

    Parent 2009 and 2018
    Burlington, MA
    Director Program Management Office at Organogenesis
  • Alden Harrington, J.D.

    Warren, RI
  • Grace Heintz

    Parent 2024
  • Todd Lemke

    Parent 2015
    Somerville, MA
  • B.J. Rudman

    Parent 2008
    Concord, MA
    Retired not-for-profit Chief Financial Officer
  • William Ryan, Jr., CLU, ChFC.

    Parent 2002 and 2006
    Melrose, MA
    Owner, WFR Financial Planning and Insurance
  • Kim Sciacca

    Parent 2016, 2019
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Chief Executive Officer, Feet First Partners
  • Daniel Strachman

    Class of 1989
    Parkland, FL
    Managing Director A&C Advisors LLC
  • Rich Testa

    Parent 2021
    Sudbury, MA
    Emerging Business Services, Automatic Data Processing
  • Jeff Wolk

    Parent 2022
    Chestnut Hill, MA 
    Co-President, The Cross Country Group

About the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the school. As such, it oversees both the immediate and long-term success of the institution. The board carries out critical fiduciary, strategic and generative functions for the school. In practical terms, this means that the board:
  • Sets the school's mission, and reviews and revises it periodically
  • Creates the school's strategic plan, modifying it as needed
  • Monitors the overall performance of the school, working with the administration to achieve optimal status in all areas
  • Selects, evaluates, supports and, when necessary, replaces the head of school
  • Conserves and grows the school's resources
  • Builds the school's reputation and renown in its many communities nationally and across the globe
Ours is a working Board of Trustees. It meets five times a year in full session. Trustees also work monthly with school administrators on board committees. Our board committees include: Executive, Development, Faculty/Staff Experience Committee, Audit, Committee on Trustees, Investment, Buildings and Grounds, Marketing, Finance, Performance Review and Compensation, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Wellness.

Trustee Emeriti

List of 4 items.

  • Kim Giler

    Parent 2008
    Boston, MA
    Community Volunteer
  • Gene Reppucci

    Class of 1955
    Wayland, MA
    Senior Vice President for Development (retired), Northeastern University
  • Palmer Swanson

    Douglas, MA
    Retired Executive, Polaroid Corporation
    Founder, Waltham Partnership for Youth
  • Eric Thorgerson, Ph.D.

    Cambridge, MA
    Visiting Professor (Emeritus) of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

The Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a group of parents, past parents, alumni, emeriti trustees, community leaders and friends with a special interest in education who support the mission of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. Distinct from the Board of Trustees, which provides strategic guidance and oversight, the members of the Board of Advisors serve as ambassadors for CH-CH as well as strategic advisors to the School.
Peter Cameron - alumnus of Huntington School; former trustee
Michelle Codrington - parent of alumnus
Anna Colton - parent of alumnus; former board chair
Sean Ferguson - former faculty
Kim Giler
- trustee emeritus; parent of alumnus
Sam Giler - alumnus
Bill Gostylo - parent of alumna, former faculty
Dr. David Grayzel - parent of alumnus; New Business Committee member
Jon Hirschtick - parent of alumnus
Dr. Mark Kline - parent of alumnus; former executive director of HRS (Human Relations Services)

Deb Mankiw - parent of alumnus; Board of Advisors chair; Board of Trustees vice chair
David McNeil - current parent
Sean Mulvehill - alumnus; Alumni Council chair
Scott Prenovitz
- alumnus; former chair, Alumni Council
Gene Reppucci - trustee emeritus, alumnus of Chauncy Hall
Jim Roberti
- former trustee; parent of alumna  
Kevin Sarney - alumnus; former trustee
Alice Solorow - former faculty
Dr. Eric Thorgerson - trustee emeritus; former board chair; New Business Committee member
Dr. Ingrid Tucker - former trustee; head of Cambridge Montessori School
David Vaughn - parent of alumnus; New Business Committee member
Michelle Wang - former trustee
Dr. Rick Weissbourd - faculty, Harvard GSE; director, Making Caring Common project
Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (CH-CH) is a private, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 8-12/PG. CH-CH cultivates intellectual courage, creative ambition, and unwavering empathy that drives students to achieve their best.