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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Leadership

The leadership of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is comprised of a dynamic group of seasoned education professionals.

Antonio Viva

Antonio Viva

Head of School
Michael Bucco

Michael Bucco

Director of Events and Production
Susanne Carpenter

Susanne Carpenter

Assistant Head of School
Melissa Cassel

Melissa Cassel

Dean of Students
Nicola Conraths

Nicola Conraths

Director of Artistic Studies
Tobey Fossey

Tobey Fossey

Chief Development Officer
Benjamin Gregg

Benjamin Gregg

Director of Academic Studies
Jeanne O'Rourke

Jeanne O'Rourke

Chief Creative Officer
Jane Segale

Jane Segale

Chief Financial Officer

Board of Trustees

Karen McKeel Calby
Darien, CT

Patricia L. Davidson ’83
Clerk | Ashland, MA

Paula Nicole Drake
Boston, MA

David Edelman P’18
Lexington, MA

Jeff Flowers P’17 
Vice President | Marblehead, MA 

Nicole Gakidis ’81 P’18
Beverly Farms, MA 

Hugh Gelch P’13 
Auburndale, MA

Robert “Bob” Gordon 
Newton, MA

Charlotte I. Hall ’50
Edgartown, MA

Justine Hand ’88
Newton, MA

Derrick Harkins P’18
New York, NY 

Kate Hutter ’00
Burbank, CA

Benny Ibarra De Llano ’89 P’17/’21
México

Amini Kajunju
Brooklyn, NY 

Betsy Kessler P’14
Dover, MA 

Beiyan “Lillian” Li P’19/’21
New York, NY 

Jenny Toolin McAuliffe P’15 
Treasurer | Brookline, MA 

Elizabeth “Betsy” McClendon ’65
President | Wayland, MA 

Jordan McCullough ’94 
Jamaica Plain, MA 

Anne M. Morgan
Weston, MA

Katie O'Connell P’18 
Wellesley, MA 

John Sebastian Paolella 
Dedham, MA 

Janet Emery Pattillo
Assistant Clerk | Wellesley, MA 

Lisa Rothman P’18
Needham, MA 

Charles Thacher
Keswick, VA 

Amy Lawrence Wheeler
Simsbury, CT

Linda C. Wisnewski 
Newton, MA 

Emeritus Board

Joseph A. Keefe
Trustee Emeritus, Natick, MA

Robert Keiter
Trustee Emeritus, Lakeville, CT

Dorothy Bigelow Neuberger ’54
Trustee Emerita, Middlebury, VT