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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.



Megan Ortiz, Chair                         
Nicole Collings, Vice Chair
Lisa Devlin, Secretary
Jackie Higgins, Treasurer  
Mara Silver, Board Counsel                      
James Carroll, Head of School


Adam Chepenik       
Molly Dean                    
Jon D’Souza                   
Melanie Gart
Michele Gerstein         
Donna Lindner     
Sam Lissner                 
Amy Markopoulos
 (PA President)        
Alexandra Moe
Linda Oramasionwu-Leverette                       
Farzaneh Paslar
Nate Rawlings              
Peter Snell                    
Signey Steckel             
Gena Stern                   
Emily Watts-Johnson
Janet Whittaker

To contact a member of the NCRC Board of Trustees, please email