Our People

Board of Trustees

List of 21 members.

  • Susan Berman Kress Ph.D. 

    Parent Coach
    Bio
  • Anita Courcoulas M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. 

    Surgeon, UPMC
    Bio
  • Shanan Guinn 

    Director of Advance
  • Michael Haggerty 

    Managing Director, The Hillman Company
    Bio
  • Susan Jones Block 

    Bio
  • Elisa Lucke 

    COO, Squirrel Hill Health Center
    Bio
  • Blythe Lyons 

    Energy Policy Consultant
    Bio
  • M. Robert Mistick 

    Owner and President, Mistick Construction Company
    Bio
  • James Mitnick 

    President and CEO, Ironwood Learning LLC
    Bio
  • James Morris , Jr.  

    Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Bio
  • Courtney Muse 

    Founding Partner, Cosgrove Pattison York, Inc., retired
    Bio
  • Sandeep Nangia 

    Senior Vice President, Development and Architecture
    Bio
  • Rona Nesbit 

    Executive Vice President, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    Bio
  • Margot Pyle 

    Trustee, Dedham Institution for Savings, retired
    Bio
  • Kimberly Roberts 

  • Colleen Simonds 

    Bio
  • Janera Solomon 

    Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    Bio
  • William Strickland , Jr.  

    President and CEO, Manchester-Bidwell Corporation
    Bio
  • Jill Swensen 

    Principal, Stantec
    Bio
  • Rebecca Upham 

    Head of School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
    Bio
  • Andrew Watson M.D. 

    Chief Medical Information Officer, International & Commercial Services Medical Director, UPMC
    Bio
The Board of Trustees at The Ellis School represents a broad spectrum of expertise from leaders throughout our community and beyond.  With a depth and breadth of experience in the worlds of education, women’s issues, business, and non-profit governance, the Board is dedicated to fortifying and cultivating the mission of the School.



OFFICERS
Michael Haggerty, Chair
Colleen Simonds, Vice Chair
Jim Mitnick, Treasurer
Susan Berman Kress, Secretary

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Michael Haggerty
Susan Berman Kress
Elisa Lucke
Blythe Jones Lyons
Jim Mitnick
Colleen Simonds
Susan Block (At Large)

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