The Board of Trustees is charged with the ultimate responsibility for financial, legal and strategic planning and policy issues. The WHMS Board sets policy to be implemented by the administration and staff. Furthermore, the Board ensures the integrity of Montessori philosophy within the school.
The WHMS Board consists of seven WHMS members (parents with children in the school), the immediate past president, one teacher trustee selected by the faculty, and six additional persons appointed by the elected trustees. At least three of the appointed trustees shall be chosen from the community at large (not parent members).
Board of Trustees 2022-2023
Julie Massry Knox, President
Sales and Marketing Manager, Tri City Rentals
Erika Solomon, Vice-President
Business Advisor, Cognitive Process Services, IBM
Carlos Elguero, M.D., Treasurer
Physician, Albany Family Medicine
Michael Logan, Esq., Secretary
Managing Assistant Counsel, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)
Tamara Gatchell, Immediate Past President
Principal, Cadence Creative
Shayla Sawyer Armand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Senior Director, Clinical Management, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Vice-President for Business and Finance, SUNY Cobleskill
Eric Ledet, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research & Development, Center for Disability Services
Nicole Lenihan, Teacher-Trustee
Retired WHMS Upper El teacher
Alex Pieterse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Doctoral Training Director, Counseling Psychology at The University at Albany
Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Vice President, Healthcare Economics and Analytics Operations, CDPHP
Rex Tien, Ph.D.
Neural Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado