The Board of Trustees is charged with the ultimate responsibility for financial, legal and strategic planning and policy issues. The WHMS Board sets policy to be implemented by the administration and staff. Furthermore, the Board ensures the integrity of Montessori philosophy within the school.
The WHMS Board consists of seven elected WHMS members (parents with children in the school), the immediate past president, one teacher representative selected by the faculty, and six additional persons appointed by the elected trustees. At least three of the appointed trustees shall be chosen from the community at large (not parent members). The seven elected member trustees serve three-year terms; all other trustees serve one-year terms. Board terms are staggered and elections are held every year at the annual meeting in December.
WHMS Board of Trustees 2012-2013
Michael Endler, Esq., President
Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Marianne DeMario, Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant and Managing Director, Spectrum Consulting Partners LLC
Frederick Galt, Esq., Secretary
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel – CDPHP
Bernie Hillengas, Esq., Immediate Past President
Director, Huron Consulting Group
Ann Ayers, Teacher Representative
S. David Devaprasad, Esq.
Managing Member, Devaprasad PLLC
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget, Planning, and Analysis, State University of New York
Vincent LaBella, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Karen Cavanagh Mason, Esq.
Chief Administrative Officer, Emma Willard School
VP Wealth Strategies, The Ayco Company, L.P.
Director of IT, AngioDynamics
Charles Weissman, M.D.
Physician, New York Oncology Hematology, P.C