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Melanie Harris
CHAIR
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Melanie Harris

CHAIR
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Melanie Harris is a graduate of Professional Children's School.  She trained at the School of American Ballet and studied ballet while attending PCS.  Melanie received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Organizational Communications from Emerson College.  She has spent over 15 years as a private equity professional focused on Investor Relations. She is currently the Head of Marketing & Investor Relations at Centerview Capital, a private investment firm focused on the consumer and technology sectors. Melanie has served on the Board of Trustees since 2015 and was elected Board Chair in 2019.
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Kristin Kennedy Clark
VICE CHAIR
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Kristin Kennedy Clark

VICE CHAIR
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Kristin Kennedy Clark was elected Vice Chair in May 2019.   She is co-chair of the Governance Committee.   She is the mother of PCS 11th grader J. Colby Clark, who studies at SAB, and alumna Christina Clark, who dances in the Corps de Ballet New York City Ballet.  Originally from Sacramento, CA Kristin earned a Humanities Honors degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.  After graduation she worked as an investment banker in the Corporate Finance department of Alex. Brown & Sons in San Francisco where she focused on Technology, Retail and Healthcare sectors.  In 1993, Kristin came to New York where she continued her investment banking career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets divisions. Most recently, Kristin is an active volunteer and fundraiser with a focus on education and the arts. She has held leadership fundraising and volunteer roles for Stanford University, the School of American Ballet, the Chapin School and the Dalton School. Ms. Clark is currently on the board of New York City Ballet where she is a member of the Executive Committee as its Secretary, and the development and nominating sub-committees. She also currently serves on the Leadership Council for the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, as well as on the Lincoln Center All-Campus Marketing Team.  Other past active affiliations have included the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Society, the Museum of the City of New York and Ballet Collective.     Kristin resides in Manhattan with her four children and her husband John D. Clark, who is a general partner of the private equity firm CVC Capital.   Kristin was elected to the PCS Board of Trustees in 2014. (8/19)  
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Stephanie J. Hull
TREASURER
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Stephanie J. Hull

TREASURER
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Stephanie J. Hull 35 Quarry Street, Apt. 304 Princeton, NJ 08542-3125 HOME: 203-371-5662 Stephanie was elected to the Board in 2007.  She is President and CEO of Girls, Inc., the organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.  Prior to joining Girls Inc., Stephanie was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the WW Foundation and was Head of The Brearley School from 2003-2011. She received her B.A. in French Literature from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.  Prior to Brearley, Stephanie served as Assistant to the President of Mount Holyoke College and was Secretary of the College and Adjunct Assistant Professor of French.  She has taught French at Wellesley College and later at Dartmouth, where she also served as Assistant Dean of the College.   She currently serves on the Boards of NYSAIS, Humanity in Action, and Code Nation, and is on the advisory board of Culture of Respect.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Guild of Independent Schools, was Secretary of the Head Mistresses Association of the East, and served on the Executive Council of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls (NAPSG).  (8/20)
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Diane Kenney
SECRETARY
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Diane Kenney

SECRETARY
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Diane was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Board, a position she also held from 2014 to 2016.  She is a past Vice Chair and has served on the Governance Committee since 2006, serving as co-chair of the committee from 2007 to 2016. Diane has extensive human resources experience, most recently as Senior Vice President at Random House, Inc.  Prior to that Diane was a senior vice president of human resources for the music division at Time Warner; Warner Music Group.  She serves on the Board of the Bottomless Closet, a non-profit providing career coaching and training for women transitioning to the workforce, and was President from 2009-2012 and then Chair from 2012 to January 2015. (9/18)  
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Michele Barakett
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Michele Barakett

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Michele was elected to the Board in May 2018.  She and her husband Tim are parents of Sophia, who graduated from PCS in 2020 and is now a trainee in the Professional Division of Pacific Northwest Ballet. They also have a child at the Dalton School where Michele co-chaired the Community Life & Diversity Committee of the Parents Association for several years. Michele is a licensed psychologist who completed her graduate training in Counseling Psychology at Columbia Teachers College and Fordham University, where her research focused on cultural psychology and multicultural counseling. In the past Michele worked as a psychologist at Marymount School of New York where she also coordinated diversity efforts for Marymount's Lower Middle School. She now works as a psychologist in private practice in New York City.   Michele also serves on the Advisory Board of the NYU Child Study Center.  (8/20)  
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Amanda Bhalla
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Amanda Bhalla

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Amanda is a brand and business strategist, specializing in customer-driven growth strategy.  She is an Associate Partner at Prophet, a New York based brand and marketing consultancy.  Amanda earned her BS at Duke University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Chinese.  She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.  Amanda was elected to the Board of Trustees in October 2018.
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Donald B. Brant
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Donald B. Brant

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Don joined the Board in 2005.  He is chair of the Audit Committee and co-chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.  Don’s son William, a visual artist and musician, graduated from PCS in 2006 and from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 2010.  Until he retired in 2003, Don had been a partner in the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy for 25 years, specializing in corporate and securities law.  He recently retired as Chairman of National Conveyors Company, Inc., a privately-held engineering and manufacturing firm.  He has served on the Advisory Committee to the Trustees of the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in New York (3 years), co-chaired with his wife, Susan, the Kent School Parents Fund (2 years) and was a member of the Connecticut College Parents Committee (4 years).  He is active in Princeton alumni affairs, having served a five year term as Class Agent for his Class of 1964 and is now serving a second five year term as Class Secretary.  He holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an LL.B. from Yale Law School and an LL.M. from NYU Law School.  He and Susan live in Manhattan.  In addition to Will, they have a daughter, Katherine, who graduated from Connecticut College in 2007 and is currently a teacher in San Francisco. (August, 2020)
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Amy Crate
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Amy Crate

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Amy Crate has been involved in the building and marketing of brands and nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. She is known for her innovative approach to creating unique, revenue generating opportunities for nonprofit organizations through corporate partnerships. Amy has served in senior marketing, communication, and advisory roles for Carolina Herrera, Mikimoto, New Yorkers for Children, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and American Ballet Theater among others.  Amy began her career in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, and DDB Worldwide where she helped create award winning advertisements for General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, New York Lottery, and Visa. She later had the opportunity to collaborate with Schering Plough and Veterans Aimed Towards Awareness to educate millions of veterans about their risk for hepatitis C and to encourage testing. Amy dedicated a large part of her career to working closely with child welfare organizations focusing on awareness, development and corporate partnerships. She currently serves on the Youth Villages Massachusetts Board of Directors and she is a founding Board Member of Think of Us. Amy serves on the Board of Trustees of the Professional Children’s School in New York City where she is Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Amy moved to New York City to attend the Professional Children’s School to pursue a career in acting. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University, where she earned a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Amy currently resides in New York City and Hamilton, Massachusetts with her husband and four stepchildren.  (9/20)
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Dr. James Dawson
HEAD OF SCHOOL
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Dr. James Dawson

HEAD OF SCHOOL
jdawson@pcs-nyc.org
140 Charles Street, #16A New York, NY 10014 HOME: 212.620-6149 James has served as Head of School at Professional Children’s School since July 1995.   He received his Ph.D. in Behavior and his B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany where he also served on the faculty.  James was elected to the Board of Trustees of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) in November 2013 and currently serves as President; he served one year as Vice-President from 2015-2016 and he continues to serve on the Membership Committee; in 2014, he was also elected and continues to serve on the NYSAIS Health Insurance Program Advisory Council, the governing body of the NYSAIS Health Consortium.   7He was a trustee of The Caedmon School from 2012-2015, at The Brearley School from 2009-2011, where he served on the Development and Affordability Committees, and at The Spence School from 2000-2008, where he served on the Personnel and Long Range Planning Committee, the Diversity and Student Life Committee, and was Chairman of the Head Search Advisory Committee during Spence's two-year national search in 2005-2006.  He served two years (2006-2008) as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the HMAE, the oldest National Association of Independent School’s organization for heads of school, with over 100 active members who are heads of girls and coed schools along the Atlantic coast, along with over 50 affiliate and associate members from throughout the nation. He was co-Chair of the HMAE national conference in Princeton in November 2010. James served as a member of the Educational Advisory Committee for the American Boys Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey from 2009-2010. He is a past director and President of the Board of Directors of the New York City Guild of Independent Schools. He was as a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Professional Development Committee and served on the faculty of the Beginning Teachers’ Institute.  He was selected as a member at large of the Heads Network (formerly the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls (NAPSG)) Council from 1998 to 2000. James was a member of the Advisory Board of The Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont; he served on the Middle States Association of Independent Schools, Commission on Secondary Schools; and he served as Chair of a five-year NYSAIS evaluation team in 2008 and as Chair of a decennial NYSAIS evaluation in October 2015, both teams assigned to independent day schools in New York City.  Prior to his appointment as Head of School at PCS, he served as Head of Upper School at Spence from 1988-1995.  A long-time advocate for people with HIV and AIDS, he was the Director of Development for the Hands of Hospice 1990 Designer Showhouse in Sharon, Connecticut and frequently spoke about HIV and AIDS to high school students at other independent schools from 1998-1999.   (9/17)  
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Lee Deick
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Lee Deick

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Eileen (Lee) Mulry Dieck, M.D. 16 Lafayette Street Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 H:914-241-6725 C:914-329-1124 leebillccc@aol.com Lee served as Board Chair from 2013 until 2019.  A parent of PCS Alumnus & recently retired NYCB company member Cameron Dieck ’06, Lee Dieck completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry with a provisional certification in secondary education at St. Lawrence University and went on to earn her medical degree at New York Medical College. After finishing her residency in Internal Medicine, Lee practiced medicine until 2001 when she retired in order to give full attention to her family. In 2004, she returned to her first professional love, teaching, and has served as faculty member, Class Dean, and Co-Director of the Ethical Leadership program at The Masters School since that time, including faculty member and grade level dean.  She is currently the Ethical Leadership Coordinator at Masters, and has presented nationally on topics related to her work.  .  Throughout her career, Lee has maintained a commitment to her community by serving on the Medical Board and Board of Trustees at Northern Westchester Hospital and on the Alumni Association Board of Governors at New York Medical College where she served as President from 2009-2013. She has served her children’s schools in a variety of capacities, including her role as parent trustee for PCS from 2002‐2006. Lee was elected to the Board as a regular trustee in 2011.   In addition to her professional  activities, Lee is a designer and maker of ballet costumes, and an avid tennis player.  She lives in Mt. Kisco, NY with her husband, Bill and is the proud mother of 3 children, all of whom live in New York City. (9/17)
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Silas Farley
ALUMNUS TRUSTEE
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Silas Farley

ALUMNUS TRUSTEE
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Silas Farley is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He is an alumnus of Professional Children’s School (PCS), where he graduated in 2012 with the Jeffrey Lawrence Award for Excellence in all Subjects. He joined the PCS Board as an Alumnus Trustee in 2019. From 2012-2020, Mr. Farley danced with New York City Ballet, where he performed principal roles in the works of George Balanchine and originated roles in the works of Christopher Wheeldon, Lauren Lovette, and Justin Peck. Mr. Farley has taught nationally and internationally, including for The School of American Ballet (SAB), New York City Ballet (NYCB), Ballet SND (Slovak National Ballet), Charlotte Ballet, Ballet Austin, The Hartt School, The Peabody Conservatory, The Chautauqua School of Dance, and The Kennedy Center. He has choreographed for SAB, The New York Choreographic Institute, Ballet Academy East, The Colburn School, Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Columbia University, and The Guggenheim Museum. In the summer of 2017, he served as the choreographer for the Practicing Silence workshop at Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, CT. For this, he collaborated with poet Ilya Kaminsky on a ballet adaptation of Kaminsky’s National Book Award Finalist work, Deaf Republic. In the fall of 2017, Mr. Farley was commissioned by MetLiveArts to create a new site-specific ballet entitled, Songs from the Spirit, which premiered in March of 2019 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This ballet was developed in collaboration with the Ear Hustle podcast, with newly composed music by currently and formerly incarcerated musicians from San Quentin State Prison. Mr. Farley has served as Artist in Residence for Ballet Hartford and on the Advisory Committee of Dance/NYC. He was an inaugural Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellow at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. He has written for Dance Magazine and lectured at NYCB, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, The New York Philharmonic, Park Avenue Armory, and The Museum of Modern Art. He is writer and host of the NYCB podcast, Hear The Dance. Mr. Farley serves as a guest teacher at SAB and on the Board of The George Balanchine Foundation. He now serves as The Armstrong Visiting Artist in Residence in Ballet in The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. (8/20)
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Charlotte M. Ford
HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Charlotte M. Ford

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Charlotte M. Ford 25 Sutton Place New York, NY 10022 HOME: 212-832-1355 Charlotte is a best-selling author, successful businesswoman, and dedicated volunteer who devotes much of her time and efforts to charitable organizations. She served on the PCS Advisory Council from 1988 until her election to the Board in 1990.  Charlotte was a member of the Head Search Committee in 1994-95 and was named the first Lifetime Trustee upon completing her third term as trustee in 1999.  She has been a member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital for over 30 years and is involved in a number of committees. She was named Trustee of the Year in September 1989 and in 2001 was elected as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, the first woman selected for this position. She also serves on the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College and has served on the Board of the Rogosin Institute since 1993.  Her first book, “Charlotte Ford’s Book of Modern Manners” (Simon & Schuster 1980), became an instant best-seller.  Less than a decade later, public demand for an updated version resulted in another best-seller, “Etiquette, Charlotte Ford’s Guide to Modern Manners” (Crown 1988).  Lyons Press published Ms. Ford’s latest book, “21st Century Etiquette” in 2001.    She is the recipient of numerous honors and recognition including the American Cancer Society’s Mother of the Year (with her sister Anne), United Hospital Fund’s Distinguished Trustee Award and  the American Jewish Congress’s Louise Waterman Award.  Charlotte has one daughter and four grandchildren and maintains homes in New York and Sun Valley, Idaho.  
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Michael Gleicher
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Michael Gleicher

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Michael entered PCS in the 7th grade while studying dance at the School of American Ballet.   In his senior year of high school he decided to pursue academics and attended Duke University after graduating from PCS.  In 2008, after graduating with honors in Sociology from Duke University, Michael returned to New York City and started his career in Real Estate.  Since joining Winick Realty Group, Michael has become one of the company’s top-performing brokers, recently becoming a Partner and Executive Vice President. Michael was named one of the Commercial Observer’s “30 brokers to watch under the age of 30” and one of CoStar’s “Power Brokers for 2014,” and was recently nominated for REBNY’s 2015 Retail Deal of the Year with his involvement with the Nordstrom lease at 3 Columbus Circle. Michael has been involved with some of Manhattan’s biggest and most prestigious retail projects, including the new NBA flagship store at 545 Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom Men’s Store at 3 Columbus Circle and Lowe’s Home Improvement on West 68th & Broadway. Mr. Gleicher was also integral to the growth of the Duane Reade brand in the New York metropolitan area, assisting CEO Jeff Winick in finding locations for the expansion of Duane Reade over the past seven years. Michael is still very much involved and continues to have an unwavering passion for the arts and philanthropy. The School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, ASPCA, and Animal Haven, are some of the organizations that Michael continues to support.   Michael’s sister Jaime also graduated from PCS and his mother Sheilah served as a PCS parent trustee.  (9/16)  
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John B. Murray
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John B. Murray

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John joined the Board in 2013. His son Jesse is a cellist who graduated from PCS in 2015 and is now a sophomore at Drew University.  Upon graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, John started his apprenticeship in New York City eventually joining the prestigious firm of Parish-Hadley Associates.  In 1987, he founded the architectural partnership of Ferguson & Murray Architects.  Ten years later, John founded his own independent practice, John B. Murray Architect, LLC.  His firm has been the recipient of multiple awards and citations, and been featured in many publications, including Architectural Digest, Luxe, Veranda, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Town & Country, New Old House, Period Homes, Traditional Building, Avenue, O at Home, and Beautiful Homes, as well as notable monographs, among them Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm, Cullman & Kravis’ The Detailed Interior and Decorating Master Class, Bunny Williams’ Point of View, New York Apartments, Learning from Palladio, A Decade of Art and Architecture 1992-2002, Thomas Jayne’s American Decoration, Phillip James Dodd’s The Art of Classical Details, and The Art of Classical Details II: An Ideal Collaboration, Jennifer Post’s Pure Space, Katie Ridder’s Rooms, Stephen Sills’ Decoration, architectural historian Mark Alan Hewitt’s The Vintage House. In 2014, the firm received the prestigious Palladio Award in the category of restoration and renovation of a Park Avenue residence.  In 2012, the firm was honored with the first annual Stanford White Award for achievement in the design of a duplex on Park Avenue.  In 2014, the firm won a second Stanford White Award for a pool house addition to a 18th century farm.  In 2009, the Palladio Award was given for work on an estate in Greenwich, CT.  In September 2013, the firm announced the publication of its first monograph Classical Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray which features fifteen extraordinary country and city residences with exquisite photography and hand-drawn plans and analytiques. (9/16)
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Peter P Nitze
HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Peter P Nitze

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Peter was first elected to the Board in 1974.  He was elected Lifetime Trustee in May 2000.  Peter is a past president, chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees.  He is chairman of Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc., a financial consulting firm, and a former partner with Shearman & Sterling.  Peter is a graduate of the Groton School, received his A.B. from Harvard College and holds an L.L.B. from Harvard Law.  Peter has six children, two of whom attended PCS. 
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Susan Gluck Pappajohn

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Susie is Executive Director of The George Balanchine Foundation.  She is the founder & CEO of Arthenia, a social curation site dedicated to the arts.  Arthenia grew out of Susan’s love of the arts, technology and learning.  Susan is a graduate of Professional Children’s School who joined the New York City Ballet at the age of 17.  She performed many principal and soloist roles under the leadership of George Balanchine, Peter Martins and Jerome Robbins.  After her dancing career, Susan received a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College and a MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Susan went on to co-found Time Warner Electronic Publishing, one of Time Warner’s first digital media groups, and IBM’s Multimedia Studio, which produced e-learning content in collaboration with well-known brands such as World Book, Crayola and Brain Quest.  After IBM, Susan focused her efforts on several initiatives, including co-leading a National Endowment of the Arts grant to evaluate the use of digital technology for the study of the arts.  Susan is an Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of the George Balanchine Foundation.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Dance/NYC and on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Interlochen Arts Academy.  She is the mother of Alexandros, Class of 2016, who studies dance at the School of American Ballet. (9/16)   Susan is a seasoned executive whose multi-faceted career has spanned the arts, technology and non-profit sectors working for companies such as the New York City Ballet, Time Warner and IBM. For the past decade, Susan has been deeply involved in helping mission-driven organizations achieve their goals. She is currently a leadership and talent consulting consultant affiliated with Phillips Oppenheim. Susan joined the New York City Ballet at 17 and danced for eight years under the leadership of George Balanchine, Peter Martins and Jerome Robbins performing in numerous leading roles.  After her performing career, Susan received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School. After Wharton, Susan co-founded Time Warner Electronic Publishing, one of Time Warner’s first digital media groups. Susan later joined IBM where she was the General Manager of IBM Consumer Software, a Corporate Marketing Director overseeing global brand licensing (reporting directly to IBM’s CMO), and VP, Marketing Management for IBM Global Services, IBM’s largest division.  Susan is a Trustee of the George Balanchine Trust, Vice-Chair of Dance/NYC and a Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation.  (8/20)  
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Erica Marks Panush

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Erica is the mother of Lucette Panush, who graduated from PCS in 2016.  She  is currently the Co-Director of Admissions at The Abraham Joshua Heschel School and served there as Alumni Affairs Coordinator from 2012 to 2016. Prior to this she was an active parent volunteer for 12 years.   Erica’s career includes serving as Assistant Project Director at the Center for Children and Technology, Assistant Executive Director at PBS Learning Link, and Program Information/Viewer Services Coordinator at WNET/Thirteen.    Erica studied dance for 25 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The American Tap Dance Foundation. She was Managing Director of Dances Patrelle (1990-1993) and then served on that ballet company’s board from 1993-2011.  Erica is a past board member of Project Ezra, a social service agency on the Lower East Side and served for several years on The Spence School’s Alumnae Board.  Erica graduated from The Spence School and received her B.A. from Wellesley College.  She and her husband, David, have two daughters (one in college and the other a recent graduate) and live on the Upper East Side. (9/17)
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Erin Scanlon
Trustee
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Erin Scanlon

Trustee
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Erin was elected to the Board in December 2019.  Her daughter, Deirdre, graduated from PCS in 2018.  Erin is an Audit & Assurance partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is the Global Audit & Assurance Clients & Industries leader and the President of the Deloitte Foundation.  She previously led Deloitte’s US Telecom, Media & Entertainment Audit & Assurance practice.  Erin has significant experience leading audits for global companies and has extensive experience with industry-related complex transactions, accounting issues, SEC registrations and compliance matters.  Erin is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and serves on the Advisory Council of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University.   She earned her Bachelor's degree from Villanova University and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
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Denise Jackson Sutherland
HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Denise Jackson Sutherland

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEE
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Denise is  "a proud PCS Alum, class of 1969."   She attended PCS for high school while studying for a career in ballet. Upon graduation I joined the Joffrey Ballet and enjoyed a 17 year career as a principal dancer.   Denise  joined the PCS Board of Trustees as an Alumna Trustee in 1987. In 1997 she  became the Chairman of the Board and served in that capacity for 10 yrs.  She retired from the Board in 2014, and was named an Honorary Life Trustee in 2020.
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William Villafranco
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William Villafranco

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William S. Villafranco is head of Villafranco Wealth Management..  Prior to founding Villafranco Wealth Management , he was a VP at Bessemer Trust and also at Credit Suisse Assets Management.  In 2010,after Virginia Toulmin’s passing, Bill was named one of three trustees of Virginia’s foundation.  The Foundation provides grants to a number of performing arts organizations, primarily but not exclusively orchestral music, opera, dance and theatre.  , A major goal will be to increase opportunities for women artists through grants to organizations that will award commissions to create works for presentation. Grants will also be awarded to important producing and presenting organizations as well as to organizations working in the field of arts education The Foundation also supports social and educational services to children, youth and their families dealing with special health needs, along including chronic illnesses, and physical and emotional challenges and provides grants for medical research.   In addition, the Foundation supports organizations working in the health care field that provide medical and support services to women and girls, with an emphasis on family planning; provide training and support to nurses both in and out of hospitals; and conduct research on selected medical and health issues.  The Foundation will support organizations working primarily in New York City. Bill received his BBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and his MBA from Fordham University.    
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Mr. Chris Haley
Director of Institutional Advancement
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John Tucker
Assistant to the Board of Trustees
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John Tucker

Assistant to the Board of Trustees
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John has served as assistant to the Board for over 20 years.   He joined PCS in 1989, first serving as assistant to both the Head of School and the Director of Development.  He was appointed Director of Public Relations in 2012.