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.

Gavin McGrath ’97, P ’26, ’28, ’30


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.”

Katie Umile P ’30, ’32


Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®, CEO, iCapital

Katie UmileKatie is the Founder and CEO of iCapital, LLC, a Boston-based Registered Investment Adviser that offers investment management and consulting to Corporations, Non-Profits and Individuals. As CEO, she is responsible for the overall vision and management of the firm. She is the Chair of the company’s Investment Committee, managing more than a billion dollars of client assets in various strategies.

Known as a leader and expert in fiduciary governance, Katie has been a featured speaker on fiduciary compliance for many organizations and has been conducting fiduciary assessments, educational workshops for individuals and plan sponsors on various topics for more than 15 years.

Jon Payson P ’12, ’15

Assistant Treasurer

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.

Molly Cook P ’26, ’28


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.

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.

Catherine Creighton P ’29, ’31

Catherine Creighton

Malcolm de Sieyes ’97

Malcolm de Sieyes ’97

Georges Dyer ’92, P ’26

Georges Dyer ’92

Trey Eppes P ’30

Trey Eppes

Mark Hunter P ’27, ’29

Rutgers University, BA; Cornell University, MBA

Mark Anthony Hunter and his wife Johann became the owners of The Goddard School in Middleton, MA in 2016. They became the owners of The Goddard School of Saugus, MA in the Fall of 2021.  Mark graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Rutgers University in 2001 and a Master’s degree in Business from Cornell University.  He is a sales and marketing leader with over 18+ years of experience both domestically and internationally primarily in Healthcare.  He has worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Hologic. He currently, serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition, North Shore Community College Foundation, The Brookwood School, and The Edward W. Brooke III Foundation.  He is married to his wife, Johann, has two sons, Mark Jr., Jameson and a daughter, Sanai.

Ted Johnson P ’26, ’30

Ted Johnson

University of Massachusetts, BS

Ted is currently the CEO of C.L. Hauthaway and Sons, a specialty-chemical company focusing its efforts on water borne polyurethane dispersion chemistries. Hauthaway designs, manufactures, and sells polyurethane dispersion for a multitude of end markets including medical device applications, specialty textiles, laminating adhesives, industrial coatings and interior automotive plastic parts coatings to name a few. Hauthaway currently sells and sources globally. His background is in Chemical Engineering and he earned his BS degree from UMass Lowell. He later attended business courses at University of Chicago. His career started at Cabot Corporation in R+D before continuing on to Hauthaway. After several years in Technical Sales, Ted became the General Manager in 2005. Achievements include selecting and implementing business systems including ERP, CRM, CMMS, and R+D project management software systems while continuing an active role in business development. Ted led the company through the 2008 financial crisis and Hauthaway became one of the few companies of its size in the sector to survive the crisis. In 2015, Ted was promoted to CEO. In this capacity he has implemented process improvements in all functional areas and completed multiple major capital projects while continue efforts in business development. He puts the goals of high-quality employment, environmental responsibility, workplace safety and fiscal strength at the center of his work. Free time is spent on liquid or solid water. Ted is a drummer and enjoys snowboarding, eFoiling, fishing and competitive sailing.

William McConnell, IV P ’26, ’28

William McConnell

Chessye Moseley ’03

Brookwood School; Middlesex School; Harvard University

Chessye MoseleyChessye is the founding Deputy Director at the Massachusetts Alliance for Early College, a statewide nonprofit focused on closing a quarter of the college success equity gap through scaling high-quality Early College programs across the Commonwealth. Chessye is a former middle school reading teacher, and has spent her career increasing opportunities and advancing equitable education systems for students both in Massachusetts and across the country. Chessye joined the Board in 2022 and she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Qi Ott P ’27, ’29, ’31

Qi Ott

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.

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.

Peter Wernau P ’29, ’32

Peter Wernau

Jon Bartlett

Jon is a seasoned educational leader with a wealth of experience as the head of two dynamic independent schools. His personable and engaging approach perfectly aligns with Brookwood’s community’s values. Throughout his career, Jon has showcased remarkable adaptability, excelling in various aspects of independent school life. His recent tenure at St. Andrew’s Pangbourne saw him significantly boosting enrollment and spearheading successful fundraising initiatives to enhance the school’s facilities. Jon is a visionary leader who embraces growth and innovation while respecting cherished school traditions. Jon possesses a genuine educator’s heart, prioritizing student well-being and academic excellence. His teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing the whole child and fostering self-discovery, aligning perfectly with the needs of today’s students. Jon’s warm personality, strong integrity, and close relationships with students and parents complement his extensive skill set.

Len Williamson ’05, Educator Board Advisor

Brookwood School, Amherst College, B.A.; Northeastern University, M.Ed.


Len is an educator and youth advocate with experience in a variety of roles in the field of youth development work. He currently works at BUILD, an organization that partners with schools and local businesses to offer project-based entrepreneurship education and mentorship opportunities for high school students. Before BUILD, Len was the Dean of Students at Pingree School, his alma mater, where he also taught history and coached boys basketball. He spent a year playing professional basketball overseas after college before returning stateside to pursue a master’s degree and a career in education. He serves on the board of a local youth nonprofit called Aaron’s Presents and facilitates workshops for educators and students on the intersection of education and social justice. Len graduated from Brookwood in 2005.

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