Board of Trustees
2012-2013 Board of Trustees Members:
Back row from left: Chris Jesmer, Brent Peacock, Lynn Berning, Howard Green, Allan Flinn ’93, Kofi Bruce, Michael Miller, Jenean Cordon, Mike Downs
Front row from left: Chris Parish ‘95, Trey Titcomb III ’93, Beth Finch, Lori Tapani, Dan Shapiro, Robin Brooksbank, Dana Boyle, Nancy Etzwiler
Not pictured: Tamra Anderson, Beth Averbeck, Courtenay Brown ‘91, Cameron Meyer-Mueller ’13, Adam Pabarcus ’03, Bill Seymour ’88, Pam Sutton
The members of the MPA Board of Trustees are a group of dedicated people who volunteer their time to serve MPA. We are primarily parents of current MPA students, parents of MPA alumni, and MPA alumni. In addition, a member of the faculty, a member of the Parents Association, a member of the Alumni Association, and the current US student council president also serve as trustees. Although these trustees are called representative trustees, their role is to provide valuable faculty, parent, alumni, and student perspectives on the Board, not to advocate for specific interests of the group they represent. The Head of School is a non-voting member of the Board. The primary duty of all trustees is to the school and its mission, and all must put their personal agendas aside when doing Board work.
The Governance Committee is responsible for identifying new trustee candidates. Nominations are received from current trustees, parents, faculty and administrators. The Governance Committee maintains an on-going list of qualified and interested trustee candidates for consideration. Areas of desired experience include: finance, accounting, investment, banking, business, education, law, governance, strategic planning, development, marketing, community service, and leadership. If you know of someone (including yourself) who would be interested in serving on the MPA Board of Trustees, please contact any member of the Governance Committee or any trustee with your suggestion. Laurie Foss, assistant to the Head of School, also has nomination forms in her office or can send them to you by email.
The names and contact information for all current members of the MPA Board of Trustees are available on the website and in the MPA directory. Please feel free to contact any trustee if you have questions or concerns about board matters.
Tamra Anderson (Alumni Parent)
Beth Averbeck - Secretary (Parent)
Lynn Berning (Parent)
Dana Boyle (Parent)
Robin Brooksbank - Chair (Parent)
Courtenay Brown '91 (Alumni)
Kofi Bruce (Parent)
Jenean Cordon (Alumni Parent)
Mike Downs (Head of School)
Nancy Etzwiler (Parent)
Beth Finch (Parents Assocation Representative)
Allan Flinn ‘93 (Alumni)
Howard Green (Parent)
Chris Jesmer (Parent)
Ted Lyle - Treasurer (Alumni Parent)
Cameron Meyer-Mueller '13 (Student Representative)
Michael D. Miller
Karla Myers (Alumni Parent & Current Parent)
Ford Nicholson (Parent)
Kim Otness (Parent)
Adam Pabarcus '03 (Alumni Association Representative)
Christopher Parish ‘95 (Alumni)
Brent Peacock - Treasurer (Parent)
Pam Sutton (Faculty Representative)
Lori Tapani (Parent)
Edward (Trey) Titcomb III ‘93 (Alumni)
New Trustee Orientation - Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Board Retreat - Friday, October 12, 2012, All Day
Board Meeting - Monday, January 28, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Board Meeting - Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Board Meeting - Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.