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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 at Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, is the Board’s alumna representative. The clerk of the Development Committee, she also serves on the Committee on Trustees and the Executive Committee and is chairing the Alumni Committee of the Setting the Stage capital campaign. She and her husband Augie have a daughter at Friends.

    Thomas Brooks
    Tom Brooks, a partner at Anthem Energy, serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. He and his wife Jean are parents of a current Friends student and an alumnus.

    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.

    Dylan Coiro
    Dylan Coiro ’15 is the student representative to the Board of Trustees. The head of the Model UN, Debate Team and Math Club, he is also a member of the Varsity Squash and Baseball teams and is a William Penn Fellow, an Upper School program for students interested in public policy and social justice.

    Lee Deitch

    Lee Stevens Deitch is managing director, head of institutional sales for Great West Financial's Retirement Plan Services. A member of the Development and Marketing Committees, she and her husband, Dr. Mark Deitch, are the parents of a Friends student and an alumna.

    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, he serves on the Quaker Mission Oversight and the Building Committees, the Committee on Trustees and the Joint Nominating Subcommittee. He and his wife Brigitte are parents of two Friends alumni.

    Miriam Fleury
    Miriam Fleury '71 is the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. A Friends alumna, she has served as head Kindergarten/Pre-First teacher for 27 years. She and her husband Chuck are the parents of two Friends alumni.

    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 | Baltimore, a commercial real estate services company. He is the chair of the Setting the Stage Capital Campaign Steering Committee and also serves on the Board’s Finance and Development Committees. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he has served multiple terms on the School’s Board and was vice chair of two earlier Friends School capital campaigns.

    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 and a child at Little 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.

    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 co-clerk of the Diversity Committee and also serves on the Marketing Committee. She is a member of 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. She is a member of the Executive and Diversity Committees.

    Steve Rives
    Steve Rives is a retired educator and former 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 trustee of Gunpowder Friends Meeting.

    Mary Ellen Saterlie
    Mary Ellen Saterlie, a retired associate superintendent with Baltimore County Public Schools, serves on the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee. A four-term Friends School Trustee and former Board chair, she is president of the Miles White Beneficial Society and has served on numerous Boards, including Sheppard Pratt Health System and Broadmead Continuing Care Center. She is a member of Little Falls Friends Meting.

    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, Audit and Building Committees and also serves on the Executive Committee, the Committee on Trustees and the Joint Nominating Subcommittee. He and his wife Sandy are the parents of two Friends alumni.

    Richard Thayer
    Rich Thayer is the managing director of ZTC Consulting, a global consultancy. He is clerk of the Marketing Committee and also serves on the Development Committee. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he and his wife Martha are the parents of a Friends alumnus and serve together on the Setting the Stage capital campaign.

    Meredith van den Beemt
    Meredith van den Beemt is a dedicated Friends volunteer, serving numerous roles in the Lower and Middle Schools and also at the Quaker Closet. Outside of Friends she is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Baltimore CASH campaign. A member of Gunpowder Friends Meeting, she and her wife Kerry Zimmerman have three children at Friends.

    Mark Weinman
    Mark Weinman, president of The Morris Weinman Company, serves on the Finance Committee. 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.

    Peter Wilson
    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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