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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

Head of School

Susanne Carpenter

Assistant Head of School

Jane Segale

Chief Financial Officer

Tobey Fossey

Chief Development Officer

Linda Hughes

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Karen Loder

Director of Admission & Financial Aid, Grade 12 & PG Applicants

Jeanne O'Rourke

Chief Creative Officer

Chris Ridolfi

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Nadine Abigana

Director of College Counseling

Michael Bucco

Director of Events & Production, College Counselor

Melissa Cassel

Dean of Students

John Della Cioppa

Director of Facilities & Operations

Cedric Lyles

Director of Artistic Studies

Jonathan Wang

Director of Academic Studies

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 

Matthew Glass P’23
Weston, CT

Charlotte I. Hall ’50
Edgartown, MA

Justine Hand ’88
Newton, MA

Derrick Harkins P’18
New York, NY 

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

Betsy Kessler P’14
Dover, MA 

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

Deborah Mankiw P’18
Wellesley, MA

Jenny Toolin McAuliffe P’15 
Treasurer | Brookline, MA 

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

Jordan McCullough ’94 
Jamaica Plain, MA 

Wendy McKelvy P’20
Weston, MA

Anne M. Morgan
Weston, MA

Katie O'Connell P’18 
Wellesley, MA 

HaeSun Paik ’83 P’21
Wellesley, MA

John Sebastian Paolella 
Dedham, MA 

Janet Emery Pattillo
Assistant Clerk | Wellesley, MA 

John I. Williams, Jr. P ’05
Jamaica Plain, MA 

Lisa Rothman P’18
Needham, MA 

Kristine Van Amsterdam
Natick, MA

Amy Lawrence Wheeler
Westport, MA

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