Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Brookwood School, and is comprised of dedicated individuals who collectively possess the expertise and resources needed to carry out our mission and achieve our strategic goals. The Board is responsible for overseeing the financial health of the school, setting policy and planning for the school’s successful future.

Kira Fabrizio P ‘20, ‘23

Board Chair

Wesleyan University, B.A.; Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Kira dedicated her career to academia. With a PhD in business from UC Berkeley, she was on the faculty at Emory University, Duke University, and Boston University business schools before retiring from academia in 2019. Her areas of scholarly interest include firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy, and she developed programs to educate business students on strategic responses to climate change. Kira now spends her time parenting, adventuring, and enjoying the Brookwood community. Kira joined the Board in 2018.

Molly Cook P ‘26, ‘28

Secretary

Hamilton College, B.S.; William James College, PsyD

Molly Cook

Molly is a clinical psychologist and the founder of the North Shore Center for Neuropsychology in Marblehead, where she provides evaluation and treatment services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Her passion for psychology developed in her undergraduate years while studying at Hamilton College. Molly joined the Board in 2019 and brings independent school board experience by serving for seven years on the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Charles River School, where she was involved with the search for a new head of school and a capital campaign. In addition, Molly also serves as a Trustee at Plummer Youth Promise in Salem, MA. She serves on the Institutional Advancement Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Brian Hanrahan P ‘20, ‘22

Treasurer

Long Island University, B.S.; UMass Amherst, M.S.

Brian is currently working as Director of Product Management at a security software provider (Remediant) based in Silicon Valley. He works to establish and maintain strategic objectives for the business while ensuring the continuous delivery of product. Prior to living the startup life, he lead enterprise technology groups at Morgan Stanley creating technology platforms that enabled productivity securely. With his background focused on business development, this is Brian joined the Board in 2019, and he serves on the Finance and Investment Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Committee on Trustees.

Katy Langhorst P ‘21, ‘23

Executive Committee Member-at-Large

Phillips Andover Academy; Yale University, B.A.; Lesley University, M.Ed. 

Katy LanghorstKaty is currently the National Director of Enrollment and Service at StudyPoint Tutoring. Katy has an extensive background as an educational and business leader. Since leaving classroom teaching in 2007 and prior to her current role at StudyPoint, Katy worked as an educational consultant helping companies to establish and improve their employee training and professional development programs. Katy joined the Board in 2019 and she chairs the Committee on Trustees.

Gavin McGrath ’97, P ‘26, ‘28, ’30

Assistant Treasurer

Brookwood School; Phillips Academy; Boston College, B.A.; Dartmouth College, MBA

Gavin, Partner and Managing Director with L.E.K. Consulting, is a business strategy consultant focused on growth and digital innovation for industrial and consumer sector firms in the U.S. and around the world. Gavin joined the Board in 2019 and is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Institutional Advancement Committee. He also recently co-chaired the Head of School Search Committee. Gavin bridges his experience as an alumnus with a “desire to see Brookwood thrive in a rapidly evolving future.”

Akshay Patel ’86, P ‘23, ‘25

Vice Chair

Brookwood School; Phillips Academy Andover; University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering; Georgia Institute of Technology, Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

Akshay PatelAkshay is the Chief Growth Officer of Aura, a personal cybersecurity company, and has had prior success as the founder and CEO of LeadKarma, a data-driven marketing company he sold to Bankrate. Most of his professional experience has revolved around entrepreneurship and leveraging advanced data analytics to make informed business decisions. Akshay has been on the Board since 2016 making contributions to the Finance and Investment Committee. Akshay enjoys adventure travel and experiencing foreign cultures. He appreciates architectural design that incorporates nature and “green” building practices and loves outdoor activities with his family. Akshay is a Brookwood School alumnae from the Class of 1986.

Jon Bartlett

Peter F. Carr, II P ‘22, ‘25

Bates College; Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Peter is a seasoned business litigator and business counselor with experience across a wide range of practice areas, including financial services/lender liability defense, employment defense, construction, and closely-held businesses. As a complement to his active litigation practice, Peter represents private independent schools in New England as outside general counsel. Peter counsels on school policies, procedures, strategies, and best practices that promote positive working and learning environments while limiting potential liability exposure. He works collaboratively with independent school leadership to know the school’s operations, governance, mission, and community culture. Peter also regularly presents on school topics such as student records, bullying and cyberbullying, and internal investigations. Peter joined the Board in 2021 and he serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Meghann Carroll P ‘26, ‘29

Dartmouth College

Meghann has earned the reputation as a market maker with an established track record for transforming unknown brands and niche products into industry-leading, high ROI solutions across powerful B2B channels. She enjoys playing the role of connector for both talent and ideas, and is passionate about creating value – especially when it comes to driving efficiency, improving communications, and growing market share. She values helping others through mentoring, business consultation, and investment advisory roles. Meghann is an avid runner and captained Dartmouth College’s Track & Field teams prior to competing for Reebok Boston as a post-grad. Meghann joined the Board in 2021 and she serves on the Finance and Investment Committee.

Faith Emerson P ‘13, ‘16

Middlebury College, B.A.

Faith EmersonFaith is an active volunteer in a variety of North Shore non-profit organizations and is committed to making a difference in the communities and institutions that are important to her and her family. Faith joined the Board in 2017 and serves on the Committee on Trustees and Institutional Advancement Committee. However, this is a return engagement for Faith, as she served previously on the Board in her role as PA President from 2011-2013. In addition to Brookwood, Faith volunteers and serves in a number of leadership roles in organizations including Wellspring House, RootNS Inc., the Town of Manchester Sustainability Committee, and the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. In her free time, Faith enjoys spending time in Maine with her family, hiking and walking with her dog.

Erin Miller P ‘26

Harvard College, BA; Vermont College, MFA in Writing

Erin Miller is a software engineering and management leader in high-tech, having held a variety of leadership roles for companies in the Boston area and nationally. Erin is currently an Engineering Manager at Facebook, responsible for network traffic delivery across the full portfolio of Facebook products and services for almost 3 billion users daily. Her team provides internet-scale capabilities for video, photo, and other assets across Facebook, Instagram, Whats App, Messenger, and Oculus.  Erin is a skilled technical and project leader and has particular expertise in leading through cycles of change and negotiating with conflicting stakeholders. Erin lives in Beverly with her wife and son. Erin joined the Board in 2021 and she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Joseph Mueller P ‘17, ‘19, ‘22

Harvard University, A.B. in Government; Boston College Law School, J.D., summa cum laude.

Joseph MuellerJoseph is a Partner in the Litigation Department at WilmerHale LLP. He is a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in complex litigations involving intellectual property. He co-leads the firm’s initiative focused on matters at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law. In addition, he represents clients who work on wide-ranging technologies in high-tech and other industries. In addition to arguing before federal and state appeals courts, he has experience with courts throughout Europe and Asia. Joe joined the Board in 2016 and he serves on the Finance and Investment Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Joe enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports. He once had a cameo role in an episode of the PBS educational kids’ TV show, Fetch!

Jon Payson P ‘12, ‘15

Yale University

Jon is a retired Partner of Wellington Management Company and former President & Chair of Wellington Trust Company, NA.  In retirement, he has been an active community volunteer and is a board member of several area nonprofits, among them Root, Endicott College, Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals, and the Essex County Community Foundation. Complementing his civilian experience, Jon also served in the Marine Corps and is a Gulf War vet. As a parent of two Brookwood graduates, spouse of a former Brookwood teacher (Beth), and former board member, Jon brings historical perspective and deep appreciation of the Brookwood value proposition to the school community. Jon joined the Board in 2021 and he serves on the Finance and Investment Committee.

Brett Perryman P ‘17, ‘19

Dartmouth College; Duke University, J.D

Brett brings deep experience heading investor relations and corporate communications for global financial services organizations, and leadership in stakeholder capitalism and long-term corporate responsibility. Skilled at reaching multiple audiences, with broad communications expertise that includes media relations, branding and marketing, and internal communications. Brett Perryman joined FCLTGlobal in 2020 from BrightSphere Investment Group (NYSE: BSIG), a global, multi-boutique asset management company based in Boston.  Brett served as Head of Corporate Communications, overseeing all aspects of investor and public relations, as well as branding, marketing, and internal communications. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Brett joined the Board in 2021 and serves on the Institutional Advancement Committee.

Nicole Plante ’93, P ‘24, ‘26

Brookwood School; Governor’s Academy; Brown University, B.A.; Suffolk, Sawyer Business School, MBA

Nicole PlanteNicole is a Trust Operations Administrator with Private Trust Group of America LLC. Prior to this role, Nicole worked at State Street Bank for over 15 years building a strong background in financial services. Nicole’s children are the first third-generation attendees at Brookwood and her father Isaiah Suggs ‘74 also served as a trustee. Nicole joined the Brookwood Board in 2019 and is serving on both the Committee on Trustees and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Rachel Loverme Rosenfeldt ’95

Boston University, B.S. Journalism, B.A. Art History.

Rachel has been with Kotter, a management consulting firm based in Cambridge, for more than 13 years. In her role as Director of Business Development, Rachel works with clients to solve some of their most challenging change problems. Rachel has been on the Board since 2017. Rachel loves art, food and traveling with her family. Since she was a child, Rachel has loved to read instruction manuals, cover to cover! Rachel is a Brookwood School alumna from the Class of 1995.

Arthur Steinert ’84, P ‘25, ’25

Brookwood School; Colby College, B.A.; Brown Univerity, M.A.; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.

Arthur is a twenty-year veteran in the tech industry. Coming from a family of educators and starting off his career teaching History, Arthur has had a lifelong connection to education. A Brookwood alumnus and current parent, he looks forward to contributing to the growth and the future of the school. Arthur joined the Board in 2020 and is a member of the Committee on Trustees. In addition to serving as a selectman for the Town of Manchester, Arthur also serves on the Trustees of Reservations Advisory Board. In his free time, Arthur enjoys sailing, fishing, skiing, and traveling.

Gina Weishaupt P ‘27

Emmanuel College

Gina Weishaupt is a former executive consultant and coach specializing in motivational training, goal setting, and facilitating positive change in the workplace.Gina brings over 20 years of media sales, marketing, and business development experience. She has since moved on to dedicate her time toward nonprofit work. Most recently, Gina served on the Board of Directors at New England Anti-Vivisection Society on the NEAVS’ campaign to pass the Humane Cosmetic Act to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing in the U.S. Currently, Gina is in the development stages of creating a foundation that will provide grants to organizations that are doing sustainable work in animal advocacy. Gina serves as the Parents’ Association Representative on the Board and also serves as an ex-officio member on the Committee on Trustees and Institutional Advancement Committee.

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