Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees, 2016- 2017

The Board of Trustees has the responsibility, in consultation with the Administration, for setting school policy, maintaining the school's financial health and selecting the Head of School. Its ongoing challenge is to manage the present needs of the school while at the same time planning for the future and remaining faithful to the school's mission as expressed in the Goals and Criteria.

While 91st Street's Board of Trustees plays an active, strategic role in the affairs of Sacred Heart, the school's daily operations are in the capable hands of the administrative team.The board can sometimes provide a means of liaison to the administration or answer policy questions, but board members are not the appropriate resource to resolve operational matters.The board operates through a series of standing committees, and occasionally, ad-hoc committees are created for particular needs. Each board member serves on at least one board committee and most members serve on more than one. The full board meets five times during the school year and each committee meets at least three times per year, but most meet more frequently. There are typically at least five trustees on each committee, and some also include administration members, non-trustee parents and others.

The board of trustees is composed of no less than fifteen members, with the Head of School and presiding officers of the Alumnae Association and Parents Association included as ex officio members during their respective terms of office. Members serve one or two three-year terms. At least three members of the board must be members of the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. As is usual in independent schools, the board is self-perpetuating. This means that the trustees select their own successors. Criteria to be considered includes diversity of talent and background, willingness to serve and perform the duties required, prior efforts on behalf of Sacred Heart and conformance to the guidelines for makeup of the board as set forth in the bylaws. The board is diverse in terms of talent, background and stage of life. What trustees have in common is a devotion to Sacred Heart and its mission as expressed through hard work and generosity.

Caroleen Mackin, Greenwich '81
Pierre Lapeyre
Kevin Sheridan
Valerie Rodriguez McMurray '87
Alisa Amarosa Wood '97
Head of School
Joseph J. Ciancaglini

James W. Burns
Renata FigueiredoScott Lindsay
Curt E. Burwell Christopher FogartyJacqueline Mitchell
Kevin Corgan Elizabeth Flynn LottRev. Joseph P. Parkes, SJ
Catherine Curry '70Rita A. Hernandez '74James Parsons
Elisabeth de Bourbon '85Gwendolyn Hoeffel, RSCJBradley Robins
Frances de la Chappelle, RSCJEdward KehoeThomas Purcell
Imma de Stefanis, RSCJAna LaffontMike Rosenwasser
Paul EnrightJennifer Lavin

Ex Officio

President, Alumnae Board
Melanie McEvoy-Quirke
President, Parents Association
Lisa Larson

Honorary Trustees

Mary Ann BoydEmily K. Rafferty '67
Barbaree MeaneyWinthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
Alfred Y. Morgan IIIJohn W. Townsend
Crocker NevinRichard N. Winfield
Mimi O'Hagan, Eden Hall '47
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