The Marin School Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

 

Amy Jonak, Board Chair

Committees: Development (Chair), Executive (Chair), Trustee (Chair), Head's Advisory , Ex-Officio - all

Parent of Sophie Jonak, Class of 2016. Amy spent over 20 years in editorial development, management, marketing, and production for book publishers and book developers including McGraw-Hill, International Masters, Roundtable Press, and her own company, LA Press. She has spent the last 10 years in a variety of volunteer and board positions focused on education. In the San Rafael City Schools district, Amy served as PTA president of both Sun Valley school and Davidson Middle School. She also served on the SRCS Superintendent’s Parents Council and Roadmap to the Future Committee. Amy currently sits on the executive boards of HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation (past president) and the Marin Chinese Cultural Association. A graduate of a K-12 independent school in Virginia, Amy received a BA from the College of William and Mary. She lives in San Rafael with her partner Mary.

Ted West - Member and Chair Emeritus

Parent of Jonathan West, Class of 2003, Ted served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Marin School from 2002 to 2012, during which time the school achieved successful outcomes in site relocation, capital campaign fundraising, and head succession. Ted has led the development, site, finance, trustee, head search, and executive committees of the Board. He remains fully committed and actively involved on the Board and several committees today. Ted is now Co-Founder, Director and Adviser to Strateq Health, a company that has developed and marketed a cloud-based technology for small, community and rural hospitals. He is the Managing Director of Sage Partners, a venture development advisory services firm serving early-stage venture clients. Previously, Ted launched, grew, and sold four start-up companies in the internet marketing services industry from its pioneering days in the mid-1990s, and served as the Chairman and CEO of LookSmart, a publicly-traded internet advertising services company, from 2008-2010. Ted serves on the Board of Trustees of Change Lab Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public health outcomes for those in the greatest need of support through proactive public policy and legal engagement. Ted received his AB from Princeton University in architecture and urban planning, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in general management. Ted enjoys sailing, hiking, sports, and traveling to the British Virgin Islands to do as little as possible.

Barbara Brown - Ex Oficio Member

Committees: Ex-Officio (All)

Barbara Brown brings to TMS more than 30 years experience in education. She was the Founding Head of School at The Oakwood School, a K-12, college-preparatory independent school in Greenville, North Carolina. She also served as Head of School at Oak Hill School in Eugene, Oregon, another K-12 college-preparatory school. In addition, she has worked at Menlo School in Atherton, Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park, and Santa Catalina School in Monterey. Barbara earned her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara; her MA in Education from Stanford University School of Education; and her doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Barbara received two awards for Outstanding Teaching for innovative techniques in the classroom. At both Stanford and Harvard she served as class marshal during commencement, and was also the commencement speaker at Harvard. Recently Barbara served as a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council, representing the West Coast for five years. Barbara enjoys dancing, cycling, hiking, rafting/kayaking, reading, writing, music, theatre, and photography.

Jeremy Kelly - Treasurer

Committees: Head's Advisory (Chair), Finance, Executive

Jeremy lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Erica, and two sons, Jack and Ben. After an 18 year career at JP Morgan primarily in investment banking, Jeremy joined the management team of Provident Funding where he serves as Chief Financial Officer. Jeremy is also Chairman and founding Board member of The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, a Presidio based non-profit. Jeremy has a B.A. in economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joan Murphy

Parent of Kendra Murphy, TMS Class of 2016, Joan is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Andrew Schwartz

Parent of Alex Jordan, Class of 2011, Andy has been an attorney for over 40 years, with
the Government, as an Associate General Counsel for Bank of America, and with his own firm,
Sommers & Schwartz, for the last 16 years. He has litigated an array of securities, civil rights,
business break up, copyright, trade secret and financial mismanagement cases.

 

Andy is married to Beth Jordan who served on the TMS Board for six years during and after Alex’s attendance at TMS. Andy grew up on the East Coast and graduated from Cornell Law School. He currently
serves as a member of the Board of Menorah Park, an exceptional public housing project in Presidio Heights near the JCC. While at Bank of America, Andy led the Bank’s pro bono program; and he previously served as General Counsel and member of the Board of One Act Theatre Company. Andy enjoys spending time with all his three boys, biking, hiking and traveling with his wife, Beth.

Kathryn VanDyke

Development Committee

Kathryn VanDyke lives in Marin with her husband and two children. Her son is a TMS alum, class of 2019. Kathryn is a private investor. She is currently a trustee of the Layton Art Collection and served six years on the board of the Headlands Center for the Arts. Kathryn received a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Yale
University.

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten is a nonprofit executive, psychologist, mind-body medicine and consciousness researcher, and internationally recognized scientist, author, public speaker, and workshop leader.  She is most interested in discovering what catalyzes profound shifts in consciousness that lead to action for the thriving of self, others, and the planet.  Cassandra is parent to Indigo Vieten,TMS Class of 2019.

Anna West

Former Trustee

Parent of Jonathan West, Class of 2003. Anna has served on the board more than a decade, and chaired the development committee for many years. Anna is co-founder and principal of Kearns & West, a national strategic communications and collaboration firm which specializes in environmental, energy and water issues. Anna has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, and an M.S. in Communications from Boston University. Anna enjoys spending time with her sons and grandchildren.

Jason Matthew Wood

Jason lives in Tiburon with his wife (Erin), four children (Ryan, Kiefer, Brendan & Lauren), and three dogs (Mojo, Gracie & Addie).  Ryan is currently a student at TMS, class of 2020.  Jason worked at J.P. Morgan for nearly twenty years in New York and San Francisco, where he was Head of Equity-Linked Capital Markets.  He then founded J. Wood Capital Advisors in September of 2013, which as an independent capital markets advisory firm.  Jason graduated from Princeton University cum laude with a B.A. in Economics in 1993.

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