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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
Susanne Carpenter

Susanne Carpenter

Assistant Head of School
Michael Bucco

Michael Bucco

Director of Events and Production
Melissa Cassel

Melissa Cassel

Dean of Students
Nicola Conraths

Nicola Conraths

Director of Artistic Studies
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

Elizabeth Paine McClendon ’65 
President, Wayland, MA

Jeff Flowers P’17 
Vice President, Marblehead, MA

Jenny Toolin McAuliffe P’15 
Treasurer, Brookline, MA

Patricia L. Davidson ’83 
Clerk, Ashland, MA

Janet Emery Pattillo
Assistant Clerk, Wellesley, MA

Raymonde Arseneau
Faculty Representative, Natick, MA

Mollie Tower Byrnes ’63
Gloucester MA

Karen McKeel Calby
Darien, CT

Catherine “Cathy” Tan Chan
Lincoln, MA 01773

David Edelman P’18
Lexington, MA

Nicole Gakidis ’81,P’18
Beverly Farms, MA 01915

Hugh Gelch P’13
Auburndale, MA

Robert Gordon
Newton, MA

Charlotte I. Hall ’50
Edgartown, MA

Justine Hand ’88
Newton, MA
 

Oakes Hunnewell
Wellesley, MA  

Kate Hutter ’00
Burbank, CA

Amini Kajunju
Brooklyn, NY

Betsy Kessler P’14
Dover, MA

Jordan McCullough ’94
62 Boylston Street

Karen McHaffie P’20
Parent Representative, Walpole, MA

Anne M. Morgan
Weston, MA

Katie O'Connell P’18
Wellesley, MA

Stephen Oler P’13
Natick, MA

John Sebastian Paolella
Dedham, MA

Lisa Rothman P’18
Needham, MA 02492

Charles Thacher
Keswick, VA

Kristine Van Amsterdam
Natick, MA

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