Board of Directors

The BHS Innovation Fund is governed by its board of Directors, a body made up of volunteers from the community and representatives of important constituent groups. Several members of the board are BHS alumni themselves and many more are parents of current or former students. The board is responsible for effective oversight of the Innovation Fund’s program development and evaluation, budgeting and fundraising, and the overall operation and good health of the organization. Individuals elected to the board serve three-year terms. The board meets six times a year but most directors also serve on at least one committee.




Elizabeth Zachos, Chair

Jill Altshuler, Vice Chair

Ted Arnstein, Treasurer & Clerk

Members of the Board

Irene Abrams

Betty Bagnani

Jenny Czajkowski

Seth Finkelstein

Mark Friedman

Peter Jacobs

Genae Johnson, Finance Committee, Vice Chair

Steven Luby

Scott Mahoney

Paul Mathew

Rosemary McElroy

Olga Perelman, Program Engagement, Chair

Faheem Rasool

Polly Ross Ribatt, Fundraising, Chair

Ellen Rizika

Daniel St. Clair

Winifred Swan

David Weisner

Ex-Officio Members

Andrew Bott, Superintendent of Schools

Susan Wolf Ditkoff, School Committee Liaison

Nicole Gittens, Deputy Superintendent

Anthony Meyer, Headmaster

Stacey Downey, Chair, Board of Overseers

David Szabo, BHS Alumni Association Representative

Mary Burchenal, BHS Faculty Representative

Emeritus Members

Wendy Gordon, ‘67

Robert Lurie

Arthur Segel, ’69


Robert Weintraub, Headmaster, 1998-2011

Board of Overseers

The BHS Innovation Fund Board of Overseers serve as the Fund’s ambassadors to the community, and help our supporters connect with our mission. Overseers plan and coordinate Fund outreach and recruitment activities, along with fundraising and community events.

Stacey Downey, Chair

Michelle Ephraim

Lori Farnan

Marcia Ferrigno

Elizabeth Gardner

David Greenstein

Ellen Groustra, Program Committee, Chair

Jennifer Hunt

James Kessler

Lisa Lisi

Kelley Misata, Communications Committee, Chair

Michael Murphy

Christopher Noe

Diana Nygren

Claudia Ordonez

Dena Sacco

Elizabeth Schlosberg

Louise Shah

Bonnie Sherman

Piper Trelstad