Our Leadership

List of 20 items.

  • B.J. Rudman, Board Chair

    Parent 2008
    Lexington, MA
    Retired not-for-profit Chief Financial Officer
  • Charlotte Merrell, Board Vice Chair

    Parent 2010
    Somerville, MA
    Vice President, Grace Construction Products
  • Dr. Margaret Allen

    Parent 1993 and 1995
    Sebago, ME
    Retired, Education
  • 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
    Boston, MA
    Retired, Pyramis Global Advisors, a unit of Fidelity Investments
  • 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
    Enterprise Change Management, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Charles Evangelakos

    Parent 2019
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Private Wealth Advisor, Sagemark Consulting
  • Ben Giess

    Parent 2017
    Wellesley, MA
    Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Anvil Capital
  • Mark Hardmon

    Parent 2009 and 2018
    Burlington, MA
    Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Program Management for Integra LifeSciences
  • Alden Harrington, J.D.

    Warren, RI
  • Dr. K. Babu Krishnamurthy

    Parent 2018
    Brookline, MA
    Neurologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical Center
  • Todd Lemke

    Parent 2015
    Somerville, MA
  • Suzanne Loonie

    Parent 2017
    Boxborough, MA
  • Deb Mankiw

    Parent 2013
    Wellesley, MA
  • Tom Mulvehill

    Parent 2010 and 2012
    Sudbury, MA
    Program Director - Mobile Security, IBM
  • William Ryan, Jr., CLU, ChFC.

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

    Parent 2016, 2018
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Owner, Planet Fitness
  • Daniel Strachman

    Class of 1989
    Parkland, FL
  • Jenilee Ward

    Parent 2018, 2020
    Wayland, MA

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 Experience, Audit, Committee on Trustees, Investment, Buildings and Grounds, Marketing, Finance, and Performance Review and Compensation.

Trustee Emeriti

List of 5 items.

  • Kim Giler

    Parent 2008
    Boston, MA
    Community Volunteer
  • Gene Reppucci

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

    Parent 2008
    Reading, MA
  • 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

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 - former trustee
Dr. Ike Colbert - former trustee
Anna Colton - former trustee, parent of alum
Erin Duggan - parent of alum
Kim Giler - trustee emeritus; parent of alum
Dr. David Grayzel - current parent; New Business Committee member
Chris Hood - former trustee; parent of alum
KY Kan - current parent; co-chair of Chinese Parents' Association (CPA)
Dr. Siri Akal Khalsa - former head and president of CH-CH
Chenggang Liu - current parent; co-chair of CPA
Frank Manganaro - former trustee
Suzanne McLeod - parent of alum
Scott Prenovitz - alumni council chair
Fred Ruland - former trustee
Kevin Sarney - alumnus and former trustee
Judy Spinelli - former trustee
Palmer Swanson - trustee emeritus
Dr. Eric Thorgerson - trustee emeritus; New Business Committee member
Dr. Ingrid Tucker - former trustee
David Vaughn - current parent; New Business Committee member
Michelle Wang - former trustee
Dr. Rick Weissbourd - faculty, Harvard GSE; director, Making Caring Common project
Ann Whittaker - former trustee; parent of alum
Xun Yuan - current parent; co-chair of CPA

Senior Administrative Team

List of 8 members.

  • Lance Conrad 

    Head of School
  • Gregory Abel 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Joshua Bubar 

    Assistant Head of School
  • Leslie Jacobson Kaye 

    Chief Advancement Officer
  • Lisa Pelrine 

    Director of Admissions
  • Gwen Pojasek 

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Benjamin Riggs 

    Director of 11th & 12th Grade Programs
  • Kelly  Walsh 

    Director of 9th and 10th Grade Programs

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We Teach the Way Students Learn

Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.