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 and many more are parents of current or former students. The board is responsible for the strategic direction of the Innovation Fund including the 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. Most directors also serve on at least one committee.


Ellen Rizika, Chair

Jill Altshuler, Vice Chair

David Weisner, Treasurer & Clerk

Members of the Board

Irene Abrams, Program Committee, Co-Chair

Ted Arnstein

Denise Casper

Maureen Fallon

Seth Finkelstein

Masu Haque-Khan

Peter Jacobs, Program Committee, Co-Chair

Steven Luby

Scott Mahoney

Faheem Rasool

Polly Ross Ribatt, Fundraising, Chair

Lesley Solomon

Benjamin Stern

Winifred Swan

Dawn Tringas

Ex-Officio Members

Ben Lummis, Interim Superintendent of Schools

Susan Wolf Ditkoff, School Committee Liaison

Nicole Gittens, Deputy Superintendent

Anthony Meyer, Head of School

Stacey Downey, Co-Chair, Board of Ambassadors

Louise Shah, Co-Chair, Board of Ambassadors

Emeritus Members

Wendy Gordon, ‘67

Arthur Segel, ’69

Elizabeth Zachos


Robert Weintraub, Headmaster, 1998-2011

Board of Ambassadors

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

Stacey Downey, Co-Chair

Louise Shah, Co-Chair

Gabrielena Alcala

Mark Barer

M’Lissa Brennan

Hilary Elkins, Gala-Rama Committee, Co-Chair

Lori Farnan

Elizabeth Gardner

Jennifer Hunt

Rachel Kalvert

James Kessler

Hope Krakoff

Mary Beth Landrum

Mara Littman, Communications Committee, Co-Vice Chair

Michael Murphy

William Nancarrow

Christopher Noe

Claudia Ordonez

Michele Rozen, Communications Committee, Co-Vice Chair

Elizabeth Schlosberg, Communications Committee, Chair

Bonnie Sherman, Gala-Rama Committee, Co-Chair

Georgia Smith

Lara Szent-Gyorgyi

Piper Trelstad