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 ‘83, vice president, human resources at Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, is Chair of the Board of Trustees. The clerk of the Executive Committee, she serves Ex Officio on all committees. She and her husband Augie have a daughter at Friends.
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.
Shelley Coates Stein
Shelley Stein '87, director of marketing & public relations at Leadership Baltimore County, is the Board's alumna representative. She serves as class secretary and is on the Marketing Committee as well as the Strategic Master Plan Work Group.
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.
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 '71 is the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. A Friends alumna, she has served as head Kindergarten teacher for 28 years. She and her husband Chuck are the parents of two Friends alumni.
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.
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, 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.
Laurel J. Kiser is a psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A member of Stony Run Meeting, she and her husband, Dr. David Pruitt, are parents of two Friends alumni.
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.
Charles Mallonee, II
Charles G. Mallonee II is a retired college professor and sports official who also taught at Friends in the 1960's. He and his wife Barbara, a former chair of the Board, are the parents of two alumni and the grandparents of three Friends students. He is a member of Stony Run Meeting.
Kathryn Pettus, a retired educator and administrator, is co-clerk of the Diversity Committee and also serves on the Marketing Committee and the Committee on Trustees. She is a member of Stony Run Friends Meeting.
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.
Steve Prichett is president of Chesapeake Ceramics, an international distributor of ceramics supplies. A 1987 graduate of Friends, he currently serves on the Finance Committee. He and his wife Laura have three children at the School.
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.
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 Meeting.
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.
Louise Smith is a Latin teacher and department chair at Garrison Forest School, an independent girls school in Owings Mills, Md, where she has served for the last 29 years. A member of the Quaker Mission Oversight Committee, she is a member of Gunpowder Friends Meeting.
Rich Thayer is the managing director of ZTC Consulting, a global consultancy. He serves on the Marketing, Development and Long-Range Plan Committees. A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, he and his wife Martha are the parents of a Friends alumnus.
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.
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.
Madalynn Williams '16 is the student representative to the Board of Trustees. A 12-year Friends student, she is head of the Model UN club and also serves as social media director for the online version of the Quaker Quill. Outside of Friends, she is working on a political campaign and hopes to major in political science in college.
Peter A.R. Wilson, principal and owner of the ateri group architects, is the Parents Association representative to the Board of Trustees. A member of the Marketing and Building Committees, he and his wife Jenness Hall are parents of a Friends student.
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.