Parents’ Association

The purpose of the Brookwood School Parents’ Association (PA) is to serve as a liaison between parents and faculty, the Board of Trustees and the Administration, as well as to support the School’s mission, programs and activities.

The PA raises and provides funds for an array of cultural enrichment programs, faculty wish list items, faculty grants and a diverse forum of speakers and parent education programs, intended to enrich and enhance the entire Brookwood community. All Brookwood parents are automatically members of the PA.


Parents’ Association Executive Committee

Gina Weishaupt, President
ginaw94@yahoo.com

Gina Weishaupt has a son who has been at Brookwood since PreK.  Gina, her husband Frank, Cooper and their West Highland Terrier Rudy live in Newburyport. Gina’s professional background is in business development and marketing. She was the Director of Marketing Partnerships for Yahoo, Inc and managed the relationships with Apple, Experian, Charles Schwab and Reebok.  She now works as a non-profit animal advocate and served as the Board President for NEAVS.org for many years.  She hopes to open a large animal sanctuary for animals that have spent their lives in laboratories so that they may live the remainder of their lives in peace and comfort.

 

Lindsay Bergeron, Vice President
lindsay@riversbendessex.com

Lindsay is excited to join the PA Executive Committee. She is married to Curt, and together they have two sons, Brody (7) a second grade Brookwood student and Logan (9) a fourth grade Landmark student. Lindsay spent 15 years in the high-tech industry, working in procurement for multiple companies. Currently, Lindsay owns and manages Riversbend, a restaurant and event venue located in Essex. In addition, she and her husband own the Essex Marina. For fun, she enjoys boating and travelling, especially islands in the Caribbean.

 

Roberta Chirco, Vice President
rip2412@gmail.com

Roberta and her husband, Brian, live in Beverly with their four children, Cameron ‘21, Casey ‘23, Josie ‘25, and Leah ‘27. She has worked as a CPA for 20 years and currently serves as a Director at Kevin P Martin & Associates where she advises start-ups and family-owned businesses on accounting and tax issues and provides tax planning and compliance services to executives and high net worth individuals. During her time as a parent at Brookwood, she has volunteered in several capacities including Class Ambassador and chair of the Community Outreach Committee. She is grateful for this opportunity to serve on the PA at this time and looks forward to building community among families.

 

Gretchen Knight, Vice President
gretchenknight06@gmail.com

Gretchen Knight joins us this year as a VP focused of Faculty and Staff Appreciation. She and her husband Paul live in Boxford with their 3 girls, the two oldest at Brookwood in 6th and 3rd grade. In addition to owning a business, she works for a healthcare consulting firm as a Director of Strategic Analytics, helping health industry leaders formulate their strategies to provide exceptional, cost-effective care to the patients they serve. She is looking forward to leaning in to help the Brookwood community come together and support each other during this unique time.

 

Courtney Melei, Vice President
mccullochcourtney@yahoo.com

Courtney and her husband Jeff have 3 daughters and live in Beverly. Liv is entering her third and final year at Brookwood as an 8th grader and Maggie as a 6th grader. Professionally, Courtney spent 10+ years as a Strategic Media Director for National Brands such as Apple, Nissan, Match.com, Coinstar, and Eastern Bank. An active volunteer and community organizer, she recently spearheaded the effort to build Pete’s Park in honor of ALS warrior Pete Frates, and has led the award-winning Pete Frates 5k Committee for the past 5 years. Currently, Courtney is the Director of Beverly Girls Youth Lacrosse and is serving on Brookwood’s Parent Association.

 

Matt Plum, Vice President
matthias.plum@gmail.com

Matt Plum worked in sales in veterinary medical devices, before moving on to the most important position he’s ever held: Dad. His two sons, Matty and Chase are currently in 2nd Grade and Kindergarten respectively. He was honored to be asked to join the PA executive committee, and he sees it as a chance to give back to both this School and community. He also serves on the board of a local land conservancy. For fun, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and getting outdoors.