Preschool through Grade 12

Board of Trustees

ISB is a not-for-profit corporation organized under Massachusetts law, governed by a Board of Trustees, and regulated by its bylaws. The Board of Trustees at ISB acts as the stewards of the School’s educational mission, long-term strategy and financial health. The Board is composed of Trustees from diverse professional and personal backgrounds and includes current parents, alumni parents or members of the wider community.

The Trustees hold fiduciary responsibility for the School. The Board must oversee the management of the School’s assets, as well as its fundraising efforts. The Board does not involve itself in the day-today operations of the School.

The Board fulfills much of its work through committees. Committees are composed of Trustees, as well as administrators, faculty, staff and parents in the community with the appropriate skills or interest. The Head of School and the Board Chair sit on all committees. Board committees currently include Finance, Development, Education, Strategic Planning, Buildings & Grounds, Executive and the Committee on Trustees.


Board members include:
Board committees include:

Executive Committee

Objective: Sets goals and evaluates the Head of School.

Chair: Beth Ann Dahan

Members:

  • Florence Bourgeois
  • Bruce Carvalho
  • René Robert
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Philippe Suhas
  • Richard Ulffers

Committee on Trustees

Objective: Recruits, orients, and educates Trustees.

Chair: Mary Ann Sorel

Members:

  • Beth Ann Dahan
  • Catherine Harnist
  • Muriel Médard
  • Richard Ulffers

Strategic Planning Committee

Objective: Works on the development of the next Strategic Plan.

Chair: Bruce Carvalho

Members:

  • Beth Ann Dahan
  • Dan Dannenberg
  • Anne-Christine Rice
  • René Robert
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Philippe Suhas
  • Richard Ulffers
  • Aleks Zivanovic

Finance Committee

Objective: Monitors the School’s financial health and creates the budget (in tandem with the School’s CFO).

Chair: Philippe Suhas

Members:

  • Beth Ann Dahan
  • Nicole Ferry-Lacchia
  • Marc van Hulle
  • Isabelle Praud
  • René Robert
  • Dominique Schutz
  • Richard Ulffers

Education Committee

Objective: Monitors long-term educational goals.

Chair: Muriel Médard

Members:

  • Erika Bailey
  • Florence Bourgeois
  • Cécile Dietrich
  • Kristen Gresh
  • Peggy Kirkpatrick
  • Jefferson Roy
  • Richard Ulffers

Building & Grounds Committee

Objective: Makes plans for the School’s physical facilities.

Chair: René Robert

Members:

  • France Crespin
  • Beth Ann Dahan
  • Sophie Fontana
  • Geraldine Guillermin
  • Catherine Harnist
  • Peggy Kirkpatrick
  • Jeff Lamb
  • Marti Lemp
  • Zeyneb Magavi
  • Isabelle Praud
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Sarah M. Tierney Guerin
  • Richard Ulffers
  • Guests as required (architect, attorney, real estate broker, code consultant etc..)

Development Committee

Objective: Implements fundraising strategies.

Chair: Nicole Ferry-Lacchia

Members:

  • Linzy Brekke-Aloise
  • Nathalie Ducrest
  • Milica Gallucci
  • Laurence Honan
  • Magali Maïza
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Cécile Penot Dietrich
  • Isabelle Praud
  • Hélène Rieu-Isaacs
  • Olivier Saint-Vincent
  • Richard Ulffers