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    James Angelone
    Jim Angelone, vice president with T. Rowe Price, is clerk of the Investment Management Committee and serves on the Finance and Marketing Committees. He and his wife Peggy are the parents of a current Friends student and an alumnus.

    Trish Backer-Miceli
    Trish Backer Miceli ‘83, vice president, human resources for MedStar Health, is the Board’s alumna representative. The clerk of the Development Committee, she also serves on the Committee on Trustees and the Strategic Planning Committee. She and her husband Augie have a daughter at Friends.

    Thomas Brooks
    Tom Brooks, a partner at Anthem Energy, is clerk of the Strategic Planning Committee and serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. He and his wife Jean have two children at Friends.

    Herbert Burgunder, III
    Herbert Burgunder III is principal of the Law Offices of Herbert Burgunder III. A member of the Building Committee, he and his wife, Dr. Tamara Burgunder, have three children at Friends.

    Lee Deitch
    Lee Stevens Deitch is managing director, head of institutional sales for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s Retirement Plan Services. A member of the Development and Marketing Committees, she and her husband, Dr. Mark Deitch, are the parents of two Friends students.

    Nicholas Fessenden
    Nick Fessenden retired from Friends in 2010 after serving 38 years as an Upper School History teacher. The Stony Run Friends Meeting liaison to the Board, Mr. Fessenden serves on the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee, the Committee on Trustees, the Building Committees and the Joint Nominating Subcommittee. He and his wife Brigitte are parents of two Friends alumni.

    Norman Forbush
    Norman Forbush '78, a principal consultant at Forrester Research, is a Vice Chair of the Board. He serves on the Executive, Development, Investment Management, Building and Audit Committees. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he and his wife Kathy have a child at Friends.

    Heather Gange
    Heather Gange is a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a member of Stony Run Friends Meeting. A member of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, she and her husband Stephen have two children at Friends.

    Jeff Gonya
    Jeffrey K. Gonya is a partner with Venable, LLP, where he oversees the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning practice. A member of the Finance and Investment Management Committees, Mr. Gonya and his wife Ann are the parents of a current Friends student and an alumna.

    Timothy Hearn
    Timothy R. Hearn ’78, is CEO of Colliers International l Baltimore, a commercial real estate services company. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he served as vice chair of two prior Friends School capital campaigns in the 1990’s, and has served prior terms on the School’s Board of Trustees. He presently serves on the Finance, Development and Strategic Planning Committees.

    Thora Johnson
    Thora Johnson '88, a partner with the law firm of Venable, LLP, is a Vice Chair of the Board. She clerks the Committee on Trustees and also serves on the Executive Committee and the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, she and her husband Roman have two children at Friends.

    Andre Jones
    Andre Jones, a middle school geography teacher at Gilman School, co-clerks the Diversity Committee. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he and his wife Debbie Feldman Jones are the parents of a Friends alumnus.

    Barbara Katz
    Barbara Katz, the wife of the late Jay Katz '45, is a longtime Friends School supporter with strong ties to numerous community nonprofit organizations, including Sinai Hospital, Associated Jewish Charities and the Maryland Historical Society. She serves on the Development Committee.

    Amy Lieber
    Amy Lieber ’14, the student representative to the Board of Trustees, serves on the Diversity Committee. In addition to playing Varsity Soccer during the fall and winter athletic seasons, she is co-head of Friends’ Jewish Student Union and is a frequent volunteer at My Sister’s Place, a local women’s shelter.

    Pamela Loeb
    Pamela Hillman Loeb is principal and co-owner of Edge Research, a full service marketing research company that serves corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. A member of the Development and Marketing Committees, Mrs. Loeb and her husband Eric have a child at Friends.

    Kathryn Pettus
    Kathryn Pettus, a retired educator and administrator, is a co-clerk of the Diversity Committee and also serves on the Marketing Committees. She is a member of Wilmington Friends Meeting and attends Stony Run Friends Meeting.

    Robert Pierce
    Robert Pierce, a retired professional musician, educator and administrator, serves on the Quaker Mission Oversight and Diversity Committees. The parent of a Friends School alumna and a member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he previously served on the Board from 1984 to 1991.

    Mia Redrick
    Mia Redrick, the founder and C.E.O. of Finding Definitions, LLC., is Secretary of the Board of Trustees. A member of the Executive and Diversity Committees, she and her husband Patrick have three children at Friends.

    Edwin Remsberg
    Edwin Remsberg '83, a professional photographer, serves on the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee and the Building Committee. A member of Little Falls Friends Meeting, he and his wife Virginia are the parents of two Friends alumni and a current student.

    Stephen Rives
    Stephen Rives is chair of the science department at St. Paul's School for Girls. The clerk of the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee, he also serves on the Diversity Committee and the Committee on Trustees. He is a member of Gunpowder Friends Meeting.

    Daryl Sidle
    Daryl Sidle is a principal with Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A., a Baltimore law firm. The treasurer of the Board of Trustees, he is clerk of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee, the Committee on Trustees, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Joint Nominating Subcommittee. He and his wife Sandy are the parents of a current Friends student and an alumnus.

    Richard Thayer
    Rich Thayer, a managing partner with Rich-Change Consulting, is clerk of the Marketing Committee and serves on the Strategic Planning and Development Committees. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he and his wife Martha are the parents of a recent Friends graduate.

    John Watt
    John Watt, a veteran Middle School mathematics teacher at Friends, serves on the Diversity Committee and is the father of two Friends alumni.

    Mark Weinman
    Mark Weinman, president of The Morris Weinman Company, serves on the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees. He and his wife Sherri are the parents of two Friends students and an alumna.

    William White, III
    Bill White, vice president with Corbyn Investment Management, is Chair of the Board of Trustees. The clerk of the Executive Committee, he serves Ex Officio on all committees. He and his wife Blair are parents of an alumnus.
    Role of the Board
    Members of the Friends Board of Trustees play an important role in the life of the School. The fundamental responsibility of a trustee is to protect and advance the interests of the School and its various constituencies in ways consistent with the School’s mission and with all applicable law. Friends School board members meet four sets of expectations: diligence, loyalty, compliance and advancement.

    Of the 26 Trustee positions on the Board, four come from specific constituencies: Students, Faculty, the Parents Association, and the Alumni Board. Trustees are asked to make a commitment, or renew their commitment, to serve a minimum of one to three years. No Trustee may serve more than seven consecutive years, and must then take a hiatus from the Board of a minimum of two years before being eligible for another term as Trustee.
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