Board of Trustees

Westtown School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce you to current trustees and committees, share news from the Board, and solicit your feedback and suggestions. If you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please email the clerk of the appropriate committee. 

Amy Taylor Brooks ’88
Committees: Audit Risk Management, Buildings & Grounds, Executive, Personnel Policy Advisory

Amy is a partner Wisler Pearlstine, LLP where she represents public and charter schools in matters relating to board policy, student services, and special education. Amy serves of the Haverford College Board of Managers and on Goshen Friends School General Committee.  She is an active member of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, and has served as clerk of the Religious Education Committee there. Amy’s daughters are members of the classes of ’24 and ’26.  

 

Martha B. Bryans '68
Board of Trustees Assistant Clerk. Committees: Admissions & Marketing, Committee on Trustees (Clerk), Executive, Head Advisory & Evaluation, Spiritual Life

Serving on Westtown’s Board is a return to the school for Martha: not only was she previously a member of the General Committee (1977-81), from 1981 to 1997, she was Major Gift Coordinator, and then, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, and Acting Head of School for 6 months in 1996. Most recently, Martha was Head of Friends School Haverford. Martha’s two children are Westtown classes of '92 and '94.

Beah Burger-Lenehan ’02
Committees: Admissions & Marketing, Buildings & Grounds, Committee on Trustees

Beah is Co-Founder and President at Port Payments Co., a tech startup in Philadelphia.  She's a member of Westtown's class of 2002 and a graduate of Haverford College (2006).  After Haverford, she moved to San Francisco where she began her career in tech at Google.  Beah now lives in Lansdowne with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Willa. 

Luis "Lu" Castillo, ’80
Committees: Finance, Personnel Policy Advisory

Lu is a former Westtown Board of Trustee Member who returns to the Board this year. Lu is CEO of Ensocare, a healthcare software company. After graduating from Westtown in 1980, he attended Haverford College. Lu volunteers for Chester County Futures, which provides academic enrichment and mentorship to low-income students in Chester County. Lu and his family are members of Birmingham Friends Monthly Meeting. Lu and his wife, Wendy, are parents of Julia, a member of Westtown’s Class of 2019, and son Jacob, who graduated in 2016 from Delaware Valley Friends School.
 


Michelle B. Caughey ’71
Committee: Board of Trustees (Associate Clerk), Committee on Trustees, Finance

Michelle Caughey, MD, is an Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group, the nation’s largest medical group. Until December 2011, she was the Physician-in-Chief at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. She was on the TPMG board for 14 years and is now a trustee of the California Medical Association. Michelle has volunteered in the Bay Area’s free health clinic, RotaCare, and she spent several weeks in Pakistan offering medical relief after the 2006 earthquake. Michelle, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford University Medical School, is married to classmate George Caughey ’71, MD who is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco; their four children are Westtown graduates.

Jeff DeVuono
Committees: Advancement, Buildings & Grounds (Co-Clerk), Campus Master Plan, Farm/Land Use Working Group

Jeff is Executive Vice President  and Senior Managing Director, PA of Brandywine Realty Trust. Jeff has had many volunteer leadership roles including University City District, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, and Bartram’s Garden, to name just a few. He is currently a board member at Center City District, KOP Business Improvement District, CoreNet, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties among several others. Jeff attended La Salle College earning a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics. He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Jack ’19, a sophomore at Westtown, Anna an 8th grader, and Grace, a 4th grader.

 

Jake Dresden '62
Committees: Board of Trustees (Associate Clerk), Building & Grounds, Executive, Head Advisory & Evaluation, Strategic Plan

Jacob spent 43 years in independent school education, 18 of which were as Head of School both at Collegiate School in New York, and then of Concord Academy in Massachusetts. He currently is a Senior Search Consultant at Carney Sandoe and Associates, where he focuses on independent school leadership recruitment and strategic and governance consulting. Jacob has served on the boards of Trinity and Spence School in New York, and Fenn School in Concord, MA. He has also served on several and non-profit boards

 

Diana Evans '95
Committee: Admissions & Marketing, Audit Risk Manangement

Diana is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for a global hospitality company that specializes in food, beverage, and merchandise services for professional and collegiate sports teams, convention, and entertainment venues, where she oversees corporate marketing and public relations initiatives. Her professional experience includes nearly a decade in communications and external relations roles at Bryn Mawr College and Princeton University; she also spent 5 years as a branding and marketing consultant for consumer goods businesses at an agency and incubator. Diana earned a BA at Smith College and has been a Class volunteer at Westtown, and a reunion planning volunteer at Smith College. 

Jonathan W. Evans '73
Board of Trustees Clerk. Committees: Admissions & Marketing, Advancement, Buildings & Grounds,Trustees, Executive, Finance, Head Advisory and Evaluation (Clerk)  

Jon is a former Westtown faculty member and has served in various capacities doing international development and humanitarian work since 1983. Jon is Clerk of the Corporation and a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College, is on the General Committee of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and is active in Westtown Monthly Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. His wife Melissa Graf-Evans is the International Student Coordinator and teaches ESOL and French at Westtown. Their three children are Westtown classes of 2008, 2010, and 2014.

Susan Carney Fahey
Committee: Advancement, Executive, Planned Giving

Susan is the founder of Custom Research Solutions LLC, a marketing, strategy and research consulting firm specializing in the independent school, not-for-profit and health care sectors. She’s also a Strategic Research Partner for the Leapfrog Group, which is a marketing and communications firm.  Susan is a Benefactors Society Board member of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. She volunteers at the soup kitchen of Our Mother of Sorrow Parish and at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a school for disadvantaged youth that incorporates a work study program into the curriculum. Susan is also the volunteer Program Manager for marketing and awareness at Mead Endowment. Susan and her husband, Robert, have three children, one of whom graduated from Westtown in 2012. 

Davis Henderson '62
Committee: Advancement, Head Advisory & Evaluation

Davis retired from the American Red Cross in Houston, TX in 2008, where he served as CEO.  He has also served as Disaster Chair for the American Red Cross in New Jersey, and on the Board of Trustees. Davis is a longtime volunteer for many institutions, and worked with both the US Peace Corps and the American Red Cross in both paid and voluntary positions for many years. His connections to other Westonians are numerous, his mother, sister, grandparents and nephew all attended Westtown, in addition to many other relatives.

Gary Holloway, Jr.
Committee: Advancement, Executive

Gary is the President of GMH Capital Partners.  He served as an at large member of Westtown’s Advancement Committee and has been a longstanding and committed organizer of the Golf and Tennis Outing prior to joining the Board in 2013.  Gary is a current Board member of the Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia. He also has served on the Malvern Prep board.  Gary’s children are Westtown classes of ‘19 and ‘22.

Sydney Howe-Barksdale
Committees: Advancement, Multicultural Board

Sydney is Professor of Legal Methods and Director of the Public Interest Resource Center at Widener University School of Law.  She served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Enrollment and Residential Life Subcommittee.  Sydney and her husband Greg are the parents of a student in the Westtown class of ‘21.

Ann Hutton
Committees: Advancement

Ann is a psychotherapist, retired from a longtime private practice. She is currently very involved in the management of her family’s company, Star Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle. As an undergraduate, Ann attended Earlham College, then earned her MSS in Clinical Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. Ann is an active volunteer serving on the boards of Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children and Chester County Community Foundation, is a member of the President’s Council for the Natural Lands Trusts, and is currently the chair of Grants Committee of the Chester County Community Foundation.  Ann is a member of London Grove Friends Meeting. Ann and her husband, Steve, are parents of Ian, a 2008 Westtown graduate.

 

Jess Lord '90
Committees: Admissions & Marketing, Executive

Jess has served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Haverford College since 2005.  Prior to that he worked in admissions at Pomona College.  Jess is a graduate of Brown University.  Jess served as an at large member of Westtown’s Admissions & Marketing Committee prior to joining the Board.

Rob McLear
Committees: Audit Risk Management, Building & Grounds, Farm/Land Use

Rob is the founder and director of PetRad, a veterinary radiology company. Rob attended the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, and went on to earn his VMD at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed specialty training in radiology at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Rob served as the Examination Director of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and was Treasurer of the ACVR from 2004-2015. He has also served on working groups of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Rob and his wife, Claire, have three children at Westtown: Ethan ’18, Evelyn ’20, and Quinlan ’26

 

Brenda Perkins ’75
Board of Trustees Recording Clerk. Committees: Executive, Head Advisory & Evaluation, Trustees

Brenda is a veterinarian and owner of the West Chester Animal Hospital. She returns to the Board having previously served for 12 years; she serves as Board Recording Clerk and on Westtown’s Multicultural Board. Her children are Westtown class of '09 and '16.

Jim Perkins ’56
Committee: Advancement, Planned Giving

Jim Perkins, of Howard, KS, is the President of Perkins Oil Enterprises, Inc., a partner at JDM Farms, and the general manager at Mac-O-Chee Farms LP. He served on the Board of Trustees at Friends University in Wichita for 35 years, seven of those as its chair. Jim was one of the founding members of Wichita Friends School, on whose board he has served 21 years. Jim has three children, two of whom are Westtown classes of ’84 and ’86.

Keith Reeves ’84
Committee: Advancement

Along with being the Faculty Director of the Program on Urban Inequality and Incarceration in the Eugene E. Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College, Keith is the Chair of the Department of Political Science, and an Associate Professor of Political Science. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. A national expert on race and public policy, he is the author of Voting Hopes or Fears? (Oxford University Press) and is at work on a book examining the high incarceration rates among Black males.  Keith is a co-founder of a social impact legal internship program at Swarthmore that assists juvenile clients sentenced to life in prison without parole. A member of the Board of Directors at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia.  He was the valedictorian of the Westtown class of 1984.

 

Anne Roche
Committees: Advancement

Anne has been an active volunteer at Westtown since 2001, most recently helping to establish PAL, a group that plans social events for parents of alumni. A stay-at-home-mom, Anne was also active in her children’s schools - Baldwin, Haverford School, and Friends School of Haverford, where she was the Open House coordinator and auction committee member. Anne attended Villanova where she earned a degree in modern language and earned her MA in literature from New York University. Her interest in books also influences her volunteer activities: she was a member of the “One Book, One Philadelphia” committee at The Free Library of Philadelphia, and is currently a co-chair of a monthly book club in New York City. Anne’s husband, Robert, is a former board member, and all of their children are Westtown alumni: Megan Roche Palmer ’06, Robert P. Roche ’08, and Stephen G. Roche ’10.

 

Kevin Roose '05
Committee: Admissions & Marketing

Kevin is a business columnist for The New York Times and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, focusing on the intersection of money, technology, and policy.  Kevin is the bestselling author of two books: Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits and The Unlikely Discipline: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.  He is founding mentor/coach of New York Needs You, a non-profit organization that helps first-generation college student's in New York City succeed in school and the work place, and is a 2009 graduate of Brown University, where he received a BA with a concentration in English Literature. Kevin graduated from Westtown in 2005.

 

Daryl Shore '99
Committee: Finance

Daryl is and Investment Manager in the Impact Investments Group in the Office of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prudential.  He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing investments that meet the firm's social value criteria.  Prior to joining Prudential in 2016, Daryl was a Vice President within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase and was a core member of the team that structured JPMorgan's $100 million investment in the City of Detroit.  Daryl has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Emory University, an MBA in Finance from Clark University Atlanta and an MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.  Daryl is also active as a Board member in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations:  National Housing Institute, Gesu School, Friends of Yemin Orde and Harlem Grown.  Daryl is a Westtown graduate of the class of 1999.  

 

Mike Sicoli '88
Committees: Finance, Investment

Mike is the Founder of MTS Advisors, providing consulting and advisory services to corporate, private equity and hedge fund clients, specifically in the areas of diligence, business development, strategic planning, raising capital and operations improvement. Mike volunteers for the United Way Worldwide and serves on the Audit Committee. He also enjoys baseball and is a Little League coach. Mike was a “lifer” at Westtown, then went on to attend the College of William & Mary, earning a BA in economics, and the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business where he earned an MBA.

 

Danielle Toaltoan '03
Committees: Admissions & Marketing, Audit Risk Management, Finance

Danielle graduated from Westtown in 2003. She attended Swarthmore College and went on to earn her JD from Columbia Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief for Columbia Law School’s Journal of Gender & Law. She is an associate with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP where she specializes in intellectual property litigation. She is also a past member of the Swarthmore Board of Managers, and was active in community organizing through Americorps. Danielle is engaged to Leslie Theophile.

Charlotte Triefus
Committee: Admissions & Marekting

Charlotte graduated from the University of Maryland and received a master's degree in Media Ecology from New York University.  She was the Principal of Design Pavilion, a firm that represented UK fashion designers.  Subsequently she developed the Hands-On volunteer program at United Jewish Appeal Federation in New York.  She is a Board Member for Pure Earth, a not-for-profit that identifies and remediates toxic waste in the developing world.  She is also Co-Chair of its 10 Million Lives Campaign.  Charlotte and her husband, Lloyd Zuckerberg, are the parents of Hannah Zuckerberg '16, Henry Zuckerberg '17 and Toby Zuckerberg '21.  

 

Kristen Scandone Waterfield
Committees: Finance, Head Advisory & Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Trustees

Kristen Waterfield is President and co-founder of The Malvern School, a private preschool with 25 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey that is dedicated to educating young children through diverse and innovative programming. 

Kristen co-founded The Malvern School in 1998 with a philosophy to deliver a high-quality educational program for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years. Kristen started her career as a preschool and kindergarten teacher and has dedicated her career to providing children with superior quality, excellent education and care from only experienced and passionate teachers. As a Malvern School parent, Kristen and her children also had the opportunity to experience the loving and nurturing environment that she created for other families.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Child Development. She serves on the Committee on Trustees, Finance, Personnel Policy and H.A.E.C.  Kristen has been the Westtown Auction chair for the past four auctions and has held leadership positions on the Lower and Upper School Parents' Council. She has three children at Westtown in the classes '19 and '27.

Edward Winslow ’64
Committees: Executive, Finance (Clerk); Investment

Ed is managing partner of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P., a law firm based in North Carolina. He is Chair of the Guilford College Board of Trustees. Ed’s children are Westtown classes of ’02 and ’07.

Max Yeh '87
Committee: Advancement

Max graduated from Princeton University in 1991 with a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and a concentration in Polymer Science.  He is the Vice President of Sales and Services for Evonik Japan Co., Ltd. where he leads the North Asia sales, technical service and customer service teams of Evonik Nutrition & Care, Health Care Business Line.  Max is active in Princeton University Alumni Association of San Francisco, a Princeton University Alumni Interviewer, a Princeton University Mentor and a member of the Princeton University Race Relations Prize Committee.  Max graduated from Westtown in 1987.

 
   
 

Emeritus Trustees

 
David Barclay '52

Emeritus Trustee

After graduating from Princeton in 1956, David spent 25 years in the irrigation business with the Lewis W. Barton Co. in Cherry Hill, NJ and practiced law for 10 years as a solo practitioner. He served 26 years on Westtown's General Committee, 5 years as Clerk, and was a key member of the Development Committee through several fund-raising campaigns. David was involved as the Chair of YMCA Camp Ockanickon Foundation in Medford, NJ and Friends Fiduciary Corporation for many years. His wife, Nancy Barton Barclay, is also a member of the class of 1952, and his children are Westtown classes of '76, '77, and '79. Four of his eight grandchildren graduated from Westtown in '03, '05, '07, and '09.

 

J. Barton Harrison '47
Emeritus Trustee

 

Arthur M. Larrabee '60
Emeritus Trustee

Arthur is a consultant and workshop leader in the field of Quaker decision-making and clerking. Arthur recently retired as General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, a position he had held since 2007. For 23 years, Arthur practiced law in Philadelphia where he was the founding partner of the law firm, Larrabee, Cunningham and McGowan. Arthur has served on a number of boards including Westtown School (of which he was clerk for eight years and is now Emeritus Trustee), Friends Fiduciary Corporation and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been clerk of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He currently serves as member of the board of Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat and conference center. Arthur volunteered with the American Friends Service Committee doing rural community-development work in Tanzania, East Africa. A life-long Friend, Arthur has been a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting since 1970. He lives in Chester County, PA and is married to Nancy van Arkel who serves as the principal of Westtown’s Middle School.   

 

Katherine Niles McLean '57
Emeritus Trustee

 

 

Calendar List
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