Board of Trustees



As an independent school and 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, NCRC is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. The Board governs the affairs of the school in close partnership with the Head of School and top administrators. The Board is not involved in the day-to-day management of the school, but rather works to assure that NCRC—a model of independent early education—is fiscally sound and operating in accord with its Strategic Plan, and stated mission.

NCRC’s Board of Trustees meets at least 10 times during the school year as a full group. Additionally, within the Board of Trustees, there are 8 subcommittees: Executive, Trustee, Finance, Audit, Advancement, Communications and Community, Special Needs Initiatives Committee (SNIC), and Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competence and Equity Committee (DICE). In addition to participating in the regularly scheduled Board Meetings with the entire Board, Trustees actively participate in regularly scheduled sub-committee meetings.

Please stay in touch with our Board - we can be reached at boardoftrustees@ncrcpreschool.org.


Executive Committee

Rachel Vogelstein

Board Chair

Rachel Vogelstein joined the Board in 2015. Additionally, Rachel serves on the Executive, Trustee, Finance, Audit, Advancement and Susan Piggott Fellowship Fund Committees.

Rachel has two NCRC graduates.

Lisa Palmer

Vice Chair

Lisa Palmer joined the Board in 2015. Lisa serves as the Vice Chair and the Co-Chair of the Trustee Committee. Additionally, Lisa serves on the Executive, Trustee, Advancement, Ad-hoc Bylaws Review and Special Needs Initiatives Committees.

Lisa has twin NCRC graduates.

Dina Tilghman

Secretary

Dina Tilghman joined the Board in 2017. Dina serves as the Secretary and the Co-Chair of the Communications and Community Committee. Additionally, Dina serves on the Executive Committee.

Dina has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

Alexis Juneja

Treasurer

Alexis Juneja joined the Board in 2015. Alexis serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Additionally, Alexis serves on the Executive; Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Equity; and Ad-hoc Bylaws Review Committees.

Alexis has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

David Lashway

Liaison to Advancement

David Lashway joined the Board in 2014. David serves as the Liaison to the Advancement Committee on the Executive Committee and the Co-Chair of the Advancement Committee. Additionally, David serves on the Executive, Trustee and Finance Committees.

David has two NCRC graduates.

Patricia Berl

Former NCRC Head

Patricia Berl joined the Board in 2014. Patricia serves as a Member at Large on the Executive Committee. Additionally, Patricia serves on the Finance and Advancement Committees.

Patricia is a former NCRC Head of School.

Danielle Conley

Member at Large

Danielle Conley joined the Board in 2016. Danielle serves as a Member at Large on the Executive Committee. Additionally, Danielle serves on the Trustee and Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Equity committee.

Danielle has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.


Members

Susan Anton

Susan Anton joined the Board in 2015. Susan serves as the Chair of the Susan Piggott Fellowship Committee and the Special Needs Initiatives Committee. Additionally, Susan serves on the Trustee and Head of School Search Committees.

Susan has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

Rachna Bhatt

Rachna Bhatt joined the Board in 2017. Rachna serves as the Co-Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Equity Committee and Co-Chair of the Trustee Committee. Additionally, Rachna serves on the Communications and Community and Head of School Search Committees.

Rachna has one current NCRC student.

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford joined the Board in 2017. Robert is the Co-Chair of the Advancement Committee and the Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Equity Committee.

Robert has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

Shannon Curvey

PA President

Shannon Curvey joined the Board in 2017. She is currently the President of the NCRC Parents Association.

Shannon has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

Laura Desai

Laura Desai joined the Board in 2016. She serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee and is a former PA President. Laura also serves on the Trustee and Finance Committees.

Laura has one NCRC graduate and one current NCRC student.

Paul DeMartini

Paul DeMartini joined the Board in 2016. Paul serves on both the Trustee and Finance Committees.

Paul has two former NCRC students.

Jay Hulme

Board Counsel

Jay Hulme joined the Board in 2015 as the Board Counsel. Jay also serves on the Ad-hoc Bylaws Review Committee.

Jay has three NCRC graduates.


June Kress

June Kress joined the board in 2016. June serves on the Trustee and Advancement Committees.

She is a former head of a nonprofit and a governance expert.

Robert Lehrman

Robert Lehrman joined the Board in 2015. Robert serves on the Trustee and Advancement Committees.

Robert has three NCRC graduates and is an NCRC Alumnus.

Nancy Meakem

Nancy Meakem joined the Board in 2015. She is a former PA President and Vice Chair and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Head of School Search Committee. Nancy also serves on the Trustee and Advancement Committees.

Nancy has two NCRC graduates and a child entering NCRC in the fall of 2018.

Connie Pendleton

Connie Pendleton joined the Board in 2014. She is a former Vice Chair and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Head of School Search Committee as well as Co-Chair of the Communications and Community Committee. Connie also serves on the Trustee Committee.

Connie has two NCRC graduates.