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.

Missing from the picture: Florence Bourgeois and Marc van Hulle.

Board members include:
Board committees include:

Executive Committee

Objective: Sets goals and evaluates the Head of School.

Chair: Philippe Suhas

Members:

  • Florence Bourgeois
  • Marty Lillis
  • Muriel Médard
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Richard Ulffers

Committee on Trustees

Objective: Recruits, orients, and educates Trustees.

Chair: Catherine Harnist

Members:

  • Bruce Carvalho
  • Nicole Ferry-Lacchia
  • Muriel Médard
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Philippe Suhas
  • 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: Marc van Hulle

Members:

  • Muriel Médard
  • Isabelle Praud
  • Philippe Suhas
  • Richard Ulffers

Building & Grounds Committee

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

Chair: René Robert

Members:

  • Sophie Fontana
  • Geraldine Guillermin
  • Catherine Harnist
  • Kelly Herrity
  • Peggy Kirkpatrick
  • Jeff Lamb
  • Marti Lemp
  • Zeyneb Magavi
  • Isabelle Praud
  • Mary Ann Sorel
  • Philippe Suhas
  • 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:

  • Milica Gallucci
  • Laurence Honan
  • Magali Maïza
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Cécile Penot Dietrich
  • Olivier Saint-Vincent
  • Philippe Suhas
  • Richard Ulffers
  • Jeremy Wohlwend