2019-20 Board of Trustees

List of 31 frequently asked questions.

  • Ann Chen, Board Chair

    Ann grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. She earned a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a former partner at Bain & Company, where she worked for 22 years. Ann now works as an advisor to nonprofits in the Bay Area and across the nation with a particular focus on education initiatives.

    In addition to serving on the Town School Board of Trustees, Ann serves on the Board of Directors for Common Sense, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that advocates for better use of digital technology for children. She is a member of the national Board of Directors of Reading Partners, an organization that bridges the literacy gap in under-resourced school districts by providing volunteer-based reading support. Ann also recently joined the Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean’s Leadership Council. Finally, she serves as a Director on the board of The Corporation of Yaddo, a residency program supporting leading and emerging artists with a space for reflection.

    Ann and her husband, Paul Chen, have a son, Connor, who graduated from Town in 2017. They moved to San Francisco from Hong Kong as Connor was entering 5th grade, and were struck by the kindness and support of the Town community from his very first day at school. The supportive environment at Town allowed Connor and his classmates to flourish by trying new things like handbells and begin to learn responsibility through activities like student government. With Connor at boarding school, Ann and Paul spend their weekends traveling, seeing movies, getting together with friends, and cheering on the Warriors. During the summer, with Connor back home, their world changes from black and white to Technicolor.
     
  • Jugdeep Bal, Executive Committee

    Jugdeep was raised in Northeastern Ohio and earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. With his family, he relocated to San Francisco in 2012 after spending many years in New York City and Philadelphia. He is Senior Director of Business Development at Concur Technologies, a cloud computing software provider of integrated travel and expense management enterprise solutions. He has over two decades of experience in strategic alliances and mergers & acquisitions.
     
    Jugdeep serves as Vice Chair of the Town School Board and he also chairs the Trustees & Governance Committee. During the 2015-2016 school year, he served on the Head of School Search Committee. He enjoys mentoring younger colleagues and serving on the Leadership Advisory Board for the San Francisco Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a congregation member of the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara.
     
    Jugdeep and his wife, Sumeet, have a son, Hargobind ‘20. They have greatly enjoyed being a part of the welcoming Town School community of parents, faculty, and staff. They treasure the supportive environment that permeates every aspect of the Town experience; Hargobind particularly loves the brotherhood he shares with his classmates. The Bal family enjoys sports (especially basketball), traveling, reading, and having conversations about empathy, mindfulness and gratefulness. They enjoy exploring San Francisco’s restaurant scene and taking long walks with their dog, Marley.
  • Tomoko Fortune, Executive Committee

    Tomoko was born in Short Hills, New Jersey and moved to Tokyo, Japan at age 10. She earned a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, during which time she studied abroad at Oxford University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tomoko is a Managing Partner at Criterion Capital Management, a technology-focused institutional investment management firm, where she oversees global internet investments and serves on the Management Committee. Prior to joining Criterion in 2003, Tomoko worked as an associate at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. 

    Tomoko previously served on the board of the Jamestown Council, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to youth development through educational, artistic and cultural activities. She is currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

    Tomoko prizes Town’s vibrant community of educators, with whom her son has developed close relationships over his years at school. Tomoko and her husband, Donald Fortune, have three children: Kenzo ‘21, Aiko and Tai. As a family, they enjoy skiing, food and travel, particularly to Japan and Lake Tahoe.
     
  • Krista Moatz, Executive Committee

    Krista grew up in Newport, Oregon, a small tourism and fishing town on the coast. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting and Finance. Her career began as an investment banking analyst at Robertson Stephens during the dot-com boom; after the bubble burst, she did a brief stint as a ski bum in Vail, Colorado. Krista returned to San Francisco in 2002 to help launch Sugar Media. She then returned to investment banking at Savvian, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco. In 2006, Krista left Savvian to join the founding team at POPSUGAR, a media and technology company where she currently serves as Executive Vice President of Culture and Corporate Citizenship.

    Krista serves on the board of Compass Family Services, a nonprofit whose mission is to help homeless and at-risk families become stably housed, emotionally and physically healthy, and economically self-sufficient. Previously, she served on the SFGives Kitchen Cabinet in partnership with Tipping Point Community.

    Krista values Town’s amazing community and watching her boys thrive in it. Krista and her husband, Aaron Moatz, have two sons: Nate ‘24 and Miles ‘26. As a family, they love to spend time in Tahoe, where they ski and enjoy water activities like boating, wake surfing, and swimming. They enjoy travel and frequently visit family in Oregon, Washington, D.C. and New York. Krista and Aaron also love cheering from the sidelines during their sons’ soccer, basketball, and lacrosse games. Krista loves reading and tries to make time for it every day. She is also an avid country music fan and attends concerts whenever she can.
     
  • Alec Perkins, Executive Committee

    Alec was born in Chicago and moved to San Francisco at age 15. He attended high school at The Thacher School, received a BA in History with minors in Economics and Chinese from Middlebury College, an MA in Education from Stanford University and an MBA from The Haas School of Business at Berkeley. Alec currently works as a Portfolio Manager at Perkins Investment Management. Previously, he worked at Robertson Stephens and was employed as a history and economics teacher at Thurgood Marshall High School as well as the Varsity Baseball coach. 
     
    Alec currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tipping Point Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty in the Bay Area, and was also an active member of Full Circle Fund education circle for many years.  
     
    Alec and his wife, Serena Perkins, value Town’s joyful community. Their son, Will ‘20, has developed strong friendships with classmates and meaningful relationships with teachers and coaches over his years at Town. They often spend free time as a family engaged in some sort of outdoor activity, and are frequently playing, watching, and analyzing sports. The most prized achievement in the Perkins household is Serena’s Mid-Atlantic prep school squash championship, which the kids reference regularly. 
     
  • Ned Segal, Executive Committee

    Ned grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Town School in 1988. He attended high school at Lick-Wilmerding and received a BS from Georgetown University. Ned currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Twitter, although he maintains that the best job he’s ever had was selling hot dogs at Candlestick Park, a job he began while attending Town School in the late 1980's.

    Ned previously served as a Trustee of Lick-Wilmerding, and later co-headed Town School’s Head of School search, which culminated in the hiring of Lorri Durbin.

    Ned has enjoyed watching the evolution of Town School, not only from his time as a student but also in the past decade as a parent. He looks forward to the completion of this year’s strategic plan. He and his wife, Maya Segal, have three children: Laney, Lucas ‘18 and Ellis ‘25. They love to eat, play and watch sports, and travel, particularly to warm weather destinations.
     
  • Vickie Barret

    Vickie works with founding teams of early stage start-ups to craft their messaging and stories prior to major product launches. Past clients have included Scoop, Thumbtack and Crew. She has extensive experience in media and marketing and spent over a decade writing feature stories for Forbes Magazine, appeared weekly on the Fox News Channel show Forbes on Fox and worked for Business Week in Boston and TIME magazine in Paris. Vickie is a graduate of Wellesley College with degrees in International Relations and Economics. She has served as Board Chair of the Bay Area Discovery Museum and is leading the museum’s BOLD Capital Campaign. Vickie and her husband, Phil, have three sons, Brugmann ’24, George ’25 and Teddy ’27.
  • Pam Burke

    Pam grew up in New York City where she attended The Chapin School. She graduated from Cornell University and earned her JD from George Washington University. Pam currently serves as EVP, Legal and HR; General Counsel of Grocery Outlet. In this role, she has responsibility for the legal, HR, safety and internal audit functions of the company.  Prior to joining Grocery Outlet in June 2015, Pam served as Senior Vice President – Legal, HR, Risk and General Counsel of CRC Health Group, a behavioral health care company owned by Bain Capital. She oversaw the sale of CRC for $1.2B to Acadia Healthcare. Prior to CRC, Pam was a Partner at DLA Piper specializing in corporate law.
     
    Pam and her husband, Geoffrey Rushing, have two sons: Colin ‘18 and Alex ‘21. Town has been an incredible school for the boys and the family as a whole. The dedication and skill of the faculty to teach in ways that connect with the boys is inspiring, and the families and teachers of the Town community represent lifelong relationships that the Burke-Rushing family cherishes. When not at work, Pam and Geoff dedicate time to the kids’ schools, whether that be through the Board, as a class parent, coaching the Town baseball team or just trying to help out when needed.The Burke-Rushing family loves to spend time outdoors with friends and family, in particular in the mountains biking, hiking, skiing or just playing a game.  

  • Roberto Charvel

    Roberto grew up in Mexico City, where he swam competitively in high school. He earned a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Roberto began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., worked for his family’s real estate business, and after holding several other positions in the investment banking and real estate space, opened the offices for PGIM Real Estate Latin America in Mexico City. In 2008, Roberto founded Vander Capital Partners, a privately owned independent investment and advisory firm focused on principal investing. He taught at the graduate level from 2003-2017 at ITAM, IPADE Business School, and Harvard Business School, and has written numerous academic articles on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and private equity in Mexico and Latin America.

    Roberto is involved with NationSwell Council, a social impact company dedicated to finding solutions to the critical issues facing the U.S.

    Roberto believes that the Town School community not only values the best interests and well-being of his children, but also those of the community at large. He appreciates seeing his sons experiment in a safe and happy environment. Roberto and his wife, Georgina Enthoven, have three children: Sienna, Oliver ‘22 and Patrick ’26. As a family, they love waking up early, grabbing their bikes or surfboards, and heading into the outdoors. They are also fond of travel, and regularly visit London and Cape Town, where Georgina’s family is based. Roberto believes that being in a new geographical location presents an opportunity for profound reinvention, and he enjoys being a “foreigner” in San Francisco.
     
  • Jason DiLullo

    Jason grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned an AB in International Relations from Brown University. He is President of Qatalyst Partners, a technology-focused advisory firm based in San Francisco, and previously worked for a number of global investment banks.

    Jason and his family are engaged with a number of nonprofits, such as Global Wildlife Conservation and the San Francisco chapter of Friends of the Children, a mentoring program that aims to break the cycle of generational poverty.

    Jason and his wife, Sarah DiLullo, are excited to be back at Town after spending a year living in London, England. They particularly value Town School’s world class faculty, vibrant community and the many strong friendships their sons have made. They have three sons: Nico ’19, Theo ’22 and Alec ’24. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and swimming. They also love traveling, watching movies and eating pasta.
  • Lorri Hamilton Durbin

    Lorri grew up near the beach in Southern California, and attended high school at Midland School. She earned a BA in Government from Pomona College, where she played varsity soccer and lacrosse. Lorri earned an MA in Education Administration from Stanford University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She began her career in education teaching and working in admissions at Midland School before becoming the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at San Francisco University High School. After earning her MBA, Lorri worked as a consultant at Cambridge Associates, LLC. She returned to education in the role of Head of the Middle School at the Nueva School in Hillsborough. After moving to New York with her husband, Lorri worked at The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the role of Associate Director. She then became the Middle School Director at The Dalton School in New York. Since July 2017, Lorri has served as the Head of School at Town.

    Lorri serves on the boards of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and the regional Common Sense organization. Previously, she served on the board of Midland School for more than two decades.

    Lorri believes that the special relationships between the boys and their teachers are a distinguishing feature of Town School. She enjoys hiking, biking, exploring new neighborhoods, and traveling with her husband, Ted Durbin, and son, Mason. Lorri has run three marathons, attended whitewater rafting guide school, and in high school, learned to chop wood in order to heat water for the school community’s showers. She is on a lifelong pursuit of the world’s best taco, and although she still hasn’t found it, she thoroughly enjoys her research.
     
  • Amy Felsenthal

    Amy hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she grew up rooting for the Steelers (and still does!). She earned a BS in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Amy began her career in Hartford, Connecticut as a healthcare actuary for Aetna before moving to San Francisco to work as a healthcare actuarial consultant with Milliman & Robertson. She moved to Nashville to work as a pension actuarial consultant for Wells Fargo, and while there, changed careers to work for Vanderbilt University specializing in alumni and student relations. Amy moved back to San Francisco and, most recently, worked with The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

    Amy is involved with the Katherine Delmar Burke School, Temple Emanu-El, NCL, Service Corps, JDRF and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

    Amy enjoys giving tours of Town and sharing what she loves about the school with prospective parents. She has enjoyed watching her son grow up at Town with the 399 brothers he doesn't have at home. Amy and her husband, Marty, have three children: Nate ‘20, Gracie (Burke’s ‘20), and Lucy (Burke’s ‘21).  As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, swimming, biking, and hiking with their dog. They also enjoy traveling and watching classic movies together.
     
  • Sophie Hayward

    Sophie grew up in San Francisco and attended the Katherine Delmar Burke School. She went to boarding school at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, where she translated her years as a soccer player into a spot on the ice hockey team. Sophie earned a BA in French from Wesleyan University, where she also played ice hockey. She then earned an MSc in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Sophie began her career as a hands-on architectural conservator, working on sculptures and buildings across the US and around the world. She joined San Francisco’s Planning Department as a historic preservation specialist and, over time, drifted from historic preservation to land use and housing policy, eventually joining the administration of Mayor Lee to be the Director of Policy at the Mayor’s Office of Housing. In 2017, Sophie formed a consulting practice, Urban Praxis, dedicated to advising a range of clients on affordable housing-related issues, including entitlements, policy, finance, and partnerships.

    Sophie serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, an independent nonprofit organization that inspires and promotes civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks and activates parks and public spaces throughout the city.

    As a Town parent, Sophie loves watching her son build independence and make the school his own. Sophie and her husband, Boe Hayward, also a native San Franciscan, have three children including Jack ‘26. As a family, they enjoy skiing, exploring, taking their dog to the beach, jigsaw puzzles, baseball games, and playing Uno.
     
  • Gareth Hornberger '01

    Gareth grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Town School in 2001. He attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and earned a BA in Communication from the University of Southern California. During college, he studied abroad in Granada, Spain. Gareth began his career in advertising at Razorfish before moving to Levi Strauss & Co., where he built the first social marketing team. He then led the content marketing team at Jawbone. Gareth has worked at Google since 2014, initially as a brand manager at Google Play, and he currently oversees social marketing for Android, Chrome, and Google Play.

    Gareth is a co-president of the Town School Alumni Council, having served on the council since 2013. He also advises startups in his spare time.

    As an alumnus, Gareth is grateful that Town has continued its tradition of morning handshakes. He enjoys hiking, running, yoga, travel, and cooking, and has recently completed a seven-day silent meditation retreat. Gareth is currently training for his first marathon.
     
  • Tonia Karr

    Tonia devotes her time to working with nonprofit organizations that provide educational opportunities to youth from under-resourced communities. She currently serves on the board of KIPP Bay Area Schools, which operates 15 charter schools across the Bay Area. She is also a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Tonia began her career in New York City as a real estate investment banker at Kidder, Peabody and later joined Credit Suisse First Boston as a Vice President in the Portfolio Bids Group. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Tonia and her husband Adam live in San Francisco with their three children including Zachary 26.
  • Nellie Levchin

    Nellie grew up in Russia and first lived in the United States during a year-long high school exchange program in Castro Valley, California. She returned to the US for college in 1997 and earned a BA from California State University, East Bay. Nellie’s career began at PayPal, first as a Product Manager and then in Financial Planning & Analysis. She became the Director of Operations and subsequently the Chief Risk Officer of Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund. She is a Partner at SciFi VC, an early stage venture capital fund. 

    Nellie serves on the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where she also previously served as Treasurer of the Board. Nellie serves on the Board of Directors of Tipping Point Community and SLS Preschool, and is a former Trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

    Nellie and her husband, Max, have two children: Benjamin ‘24 and Emma. They are grateful for Town’s amazing community of educators and parents, and love that Benjamin experiences joy each day at Town along with his classmates and teachers. As a family, the Levchins travel every chance they can, from short weekend trips to multi-week adventures. The Levchins are members of Temple Emanu-El, where their children attend Sunday School. In their free time, they enjoy reading, biking, skiing, tennis, swimming, cooking, and learning new things together. Nellie is an avid reader and her favorite authors are Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Haruki Murakami.   
     
  • Dennis Moy '98

    Dennis is a native San Franciscan and Town School graduate from the Class of 1998. He earned a BA with honors in Economics and Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2006, he wrote his honors thesis about advanced analytics in baseball before the field hit the mainstream in sports. He has worked at Google since graduating from Cal, beginning as a financial analyst for Google Wallet which involved multiple stretches spent in Dublin, Ireland; then as a lead analyst for Large Customer Sales with a focus on social network and apps-based clients; and currently as a business analyst for Google Fiber.

    Dennis volunteers at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and serves on Google’s Cal Alumni Board. For many years, he tutored high school students in math. Dennis is a co-president of the Town School Alumni Council, having served on the council since 2015.

    Dennis is grateful for the values that Town instilled in him during his formative years. He and his wife, Eva Wong-Moy, have two young children: Samantha and Alexander. As a family, they enjoy exploring new playgrounds, libraries, farmers markets, the zoo, and museums in San Francisco and beyond. They also frequent Bay Area sporting events including Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants games, as well as Cal games. Since 2006, Dennis has played recreational softball in coed and men’s leagues. He has also perfected the art of frying steaks in a cast-iron pan.
     
  • Taylor Nagle '82

    Taylor is the Vice President of Vallejo Investments, Inc., a San Francisco based family office. He has served in various roles at the firm since passing the California State Bar in 1994, including acting as trustee and managing operating businesses. He graduated from UCLA with a Political Science degree and earned his JD from Loyola Law School. A San Francisco native, he is an alumnus of Town School ’82 and University High School ’86.  Taylor is an active supporter of local non-profits and served as a founding Board Member of Playgroup, a San Francisco preschool. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Jennifer and their son Alexander ’24.
  • Kathy Nyrop

    Kathy was raised in Minnesota, which explains her love of winter. She earned a BA in Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her career focused on investment banking working with technology companies, and she previously held the roles of VP and Treasurer of Sybase and CFO of GetActive Software. Kathy made a career shift in 2010, serving as Director of Development at Town School until 2016.

    Kathy has previously served on the boards of the San Francisco University High School and the Colorado College Alumni Association, and currently serves as an advisor to Vida Verde, an environmental education non-profit providing overnight environmental learning experiences for Bay Area students who wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity. Kathy is a former trustee, Treasurer and Board Chair at Town School, having first served from 1998-2004.

    Kathy and her husband, Stephen Koch, have twin sons, Charlie and Nick, who graduated from Town in 2005. She credits her time as a Town parent with the development of many lifelong friendships. Kathy and her family love the outdoors, and can be found skiing, hiking, fishing, and biking in their spare time. Cooking, gardening, visiting the Ferry Building Farmers Market, and making jam are also favorite pastimes of hers.
     
  • Rich Peterson '82

    Rich graduated from Town School in 1982, attended San Francisco University High School and earned a BS in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Rich’s career generally focused on multi-family real estate until his growing interest and involvement in local government led him to serve on two city commissions and, ultimately, the founding of Lighthouse Public Affairs, now the leading political strategy and lobbying firm in the Bay Area, primarily serving large corporations and developers.

    Rich serves on the Board of Directors of SPUR, a nonprofit organization that promotes good planning and government in the Bay Area. He serves on the advisory board of At the Crossroads, a nonprofit helping counsel and support San Francisco’s teenage homeless population. Rich also serves on the advisory board of the Francisco Park Conservancy, which is transforming a five-acre former reservoir on Russian Hill into a spectacular new city park. He previously helped lead fundraising initiatives for the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

    As an alumnus and former Town parent, Rich has enjoyed seeing the school become a nurturing place that provides opportunities for every boy to find his place and feel fully supported by his community. Rich and his wife, Tanya McVeigh Peterson, who runs the San Francisco Zoo, have twins: Richie ‘17, currently a student at San Francisco University High School, and daughter Avery. As a family, they enjoy skiing and visiting Nantucket, Massachusetts.
     
  • Mary Read

    Mary was raised in the Bay Area and earned her BA in Art History from Saint Mary’s College. Prior to having children, Mary worked for Gap Inc. in the Banana Republic division as a Production Manager for women’s clothing.

    Mary is a board member of MCM Foundation, which focuses on children and education initiatives in the Bay Area. She served as an member of the Burke’s Leadership Giving Committee for the Campaign for Girls and has previously co-chaired the Burke’s Family Festival. Mary has also co-chaired the Town School Fall Fundraiser.

    Mary and her husband, MacGregor, value the fact that the leadership, administration, and faculty at Town share a true passion for teaching boys in grades K-8. They are grateful that boyhood is celebrated at Town and each boy is encouraged to be his best self. Their son, Brady ‘20, loves going to school every day, and they know that he will treasure his connection to the school community for a lifetime. They enjoy travel, walking around and exploring San Francisco, spending time with extended family, and spending time on Nantucket, Massachusetts in the summer.
     
  • Alex Slusky

    Alex is the founder and CEO of Vector Capital, a special situations investment firm focused on turnarounds and transformation of technology businesses managing over $4 billion across its private equity and credit businesses. Alex has served on numerous boards of public and private technology companies in North America and Europe focused on enterprise software, information security, wireless communications and digital media. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. Alex was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of twelve. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Danna and their two sons, Elliot ’23 and Henry ’25.
  • Kelly Steremberg

    Kelly grew up in San Francisco and earned a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Kelly is currently self-employed and possesses a broad background in marketing, ranging from financial services to tech.

    Kelly is a member of the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists). This organization advances science and technology by providing scholarships to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research.

    Kelly and her husband, Alan, deeply appreciate Town’s extraordinary faculty. They are grateful that the teachers are so dedicated to reaching the boys and developing a strong foundation of both academic and social-emotional skills. Kelly and Alan have a son, Blake ‘22. They love spending time together as a family, and particularly enjoy listening to podcasts together.
     
  • Eric Temple

    Eric grew up outside of New York City. He holds a BA from Boston College, an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in English Literature, and a MEd in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is Head of School at Lick-Wilmerding High School and has previously served as Head of School at The Carey School in San Mateo. Eric has taught English and served in the administration at both Ojai Valley Upper School and at Crystal Springs Uplands School.

    Eric has previously served on various independent school boards and currently serves on the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Board where he chairs the Equity and Justice Committee. He is also a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation.

    Eric and his husband, Garry Schermann, enjoy hiking, attending San Francisco Giants games, and travel.
     
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  • Dyan Triffo

    Dyan is the President of the Parents’ Association for the 2019-20 school year. She served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities (formerly Alex. Brown & Sons), where she was Head of US Internet and West Coast Media Investment Banking. Previously, she worked at Volpe, Welty & Company and before that was a lawyer with Morrison & Foerster. Dyan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California Bar Association and American Bar Association. Dyan is actively involved with a number of nonprofits and currently serves on the Board of SFFilm. Dyan and her husband, Doug Boake, have two sons, Jackson ‘18 (University High School ‘22) and Cole ‘20.
  • Ward Waltemath

    Ward grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and earned a BS at Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where he runs software investment banking. Before attending business school, Ward worked at Asurion, KeyBanc, and J.C. Bradford & Co in Nashville.

    Previously, Ward served as Board Chair at St. Luke’s School preschool.

    Ward believes that a distinguishing feature of Town is the warmth of the community. He also appreciates Town’s unique understanding of boys’ needs, and the fact that the educational program is shaped around each boy as an individual rather than a “one size fits all” model. He and his wife, Ashley Waltemath, are the parents of Edward '23 and they have three daughters: Maddy, Mary Harriet and Carole. Ward and his family love to travel in Colorado and on the Gulf Coast, and make frequent visits to their kids at The Thacher School in Ojai. Friday nights are family nights, when they usually fire up the Big Green Egg or get Pizza Delfina and watch a movie together.
     
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  • Julia Wong

    Julia is a pediatrician and a second generation native San Franciscan. She earned her BA from Wellesley College in combined Art History/Studio and English, magna cum laude. Julia received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Prior to becoming a physician, Julia was an educator. She was an elementary school art teacher and assistant-taught first grade at Katherine Delmar Burke School, her alma mater.

    Julia served on the Burke’s Board of Trustees from 2010-2016. She currently serves on the Burke's Alumnae Leadership Committee for the Campaign for Girls. She and her husband, Roger Kuo enjoy engaging with organizations that promote Asian American creative work including the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the Asian Art Museum.

    She and Roger vividly remember going on their tour of Town as applicants and feeling the sense of a happy home. They appreciate the immense care and skill of the faculty, the camaraderie between the boys, and the nurturing of each individual student’s pride and joy. Both of their boys, who are very different from each other, truly love their days at Town—their teachers, their friends and...the lunch!! In her spare time, Julia enjoys painting and enjoying the great outdoors as a family—hiking, skiing and beach combing.

  • Montgomery Woods '81

    Monty graduated from Town School in 1981, attended San Francisco University High School and earned a BA in History from Georgetown University. Monty runs his family’s timber products business in Southern Alabama. He has previously worked in a variety of roles and companies, including as a prep and line cook at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco, a video game producer at Sanctuary Woods in San Mateo, and in apartment acquisitions at Hamilton Zanze in San Francisco.

    As both an alumnus and current parent, Monty is impressed by the growing emphasis on the whole person that he sees at Town School today. He also appreciates the similarities between his son’s close relationships with his classmates and his own. Monty considers himself most fortunate to have married his high school crush, Annie Robinson Woods. Together with their son, Montgomery ‘22, and daughter Ella, they enjoy spending time at the beach, waterskiing on Lake Tahoe, touring cultural sites, and working on their farm in Healdsburg.