Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

Woodland’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the long-term well-being of our school, and board members serve as guardians of our mission.

Trustees oversee Woodland’s financial operations, and through strategic planning, they set the course for our future development. Trustees are not involved in the day-to-day running of school operations, nor are they involved in the admissions process. Each trustee gives a tremendous amount of their time on behalf of the school and each considers it an honor to do so. Other than the gratitude of our school community, there is no form of compensation or tuition reimbursement.

The board is comprised of members chosen from current parents, alumni and alumni parents, and community members whose expertise is of value to the school. The head of school serves as an ex-officio member of the board. Each elected trustee typically serves up to two three-year terms. Each trustee serves on at least two committees (which meet anywhere from two to five times per year). In addition, there are seven full board meetings.

About Our Board Members


Tim Brady, Chair

Tim Brady is a partner at Y Combinator, investing in and mentoring startup companies. He is also the co-founder of Imagine K12...

 

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Dave Girouard, Treasurer

Dave is founder and CEO of Upstart,  the first consumer lending platform to use machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ..

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Sonia Arrison

Sonia Arrison of Atherton is a best-selling author and analyst who has studied the impact of new technologies on society...

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Beth Carr

Beth is a partner at EY LLP where she has worked in their San Jose office since 2001 and been a partner since 2004...

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Bret DiMarco

Bret DiMarco is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Coherent, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed multinational corporation based in Silicon Valley...

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Prakash Nanduri

A seasoned entrepreneur and enterprise software visionary with over 20 years experience in both start-up and large companies. ..

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Roel Peeters

Roel Peeters is the CEO & Co-founder of Roost. Mr. Peeters is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup experience...

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Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers currently serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Dolby where she leads all aspects of human resources worldwide...

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Michelle Morcos Smith

Michelle Morcos Smith is Vice President & Associate General Counsel at MetLife Investments...

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Isabelle Young

Isabelle is Senior Litigation Counsel at Google. Prior to joining Google, Isabelle worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Palo Alto. She specializes in business law, general civil law and litigation...

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2017-18 Officers and Trustees

 

Tim Brady, Chair
Dave Girouard, Treasurer
Sonia Arrison
Beth Carr
Kim De Lora
Bret DiMarco
Michelle Gabriel
Mac Harman
Karuna Mukherjea
Prakash Nanduri
Roel Peeters
Linda Rogers
Michelle Morcos Smith
Isabelle Young

 

 

 

 

 

Woodland School is committed to developing diversity within our community and complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in the selection of the Board of Trustees, employment of personnel, admission of students, or in the administration of the school’s programming.