The Board of Trustees is comprised primarily of parents and guardians of students enrolled at The GreenMount School. Board meetings are held monthly at the school and are open to all families. The Board runs three all-school meetings per year: parent orientation in August, a mid-year status meeting in January, and a meeting in May with information about the coming year.
Much of the Board’s work is carried out through committees who report back to the full board: The contracts committee, the finance committee, the strategic planning committee, and the executive committee are among the committees currently in operation.
Most of the day-to-day decision-making is delegated to The GreenMount Head of School, who oversees the teaching and administrative staff.
Members of the Board of Trustees 2019-2020
|Angelo Otterbein: President|
|Angelo and his wife Lauren Calia have been GreenMount parents for 9 years. Angelo is Chief Innovation Officer for Finalsite, which provides design and software to independent schools around the country. Angelo is in his seventh year on the GMS Board, having served as President for the past three.|
|Shannon Snow: Vice President|
|Shannon Snow works as Projects Director at Episcopal Housing Corporation, a nonprofit real estate developer specializing in the development of affordable housing and community facilities.|
|Tracy Pietrzak: Secretary|
|Tracy Kuniega Pietrzak is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She works as an attending physician for the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, she and her husband have lived in Baltimore for over 15 years.|
|John Abell: Treasurer|
|John Abell lives in the Cedarcroft neighborhood with his wife and two children. John is an Associate Director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Washington, D.C., and is a licensed CPA.|
|Suzanne Brockman is a 17-year resident of Bolton Hill, and has served on the Board of the Bolton Hill Nursery and Midtown Academy PS123. She is a public health nurse working on USAID-funded projects in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.|
|Lisa Folda has lived in Baltimore since 2003, when she came to Baltimore to get her graduate degree in public health. She has since worked for Johns Hopkins in various rolls, including the development of malaria prevention campaigns abroad, to teaching and overseeing student internships for undergraduates.|
|Kelley Gludt is the Director of Congregational Learning at Beth Am Synagogue. Kelley received rabbinic ordination in 2005 from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and a Masters of Arts degree in Rabbinic Studies from the U.J. Her interests include backyard homesteading, including gardening, chickens, bees, and soap making.|
|Matthew Hankins was born in Baltimore and raised in Carroll County, Maryland. Trained as a historic restoration carpenter, he manages the millshop for Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc., an historic preservation contractor in south Baltimore. Matt chairs the Building and Grounds Committee.|
|Steve Klepper and his wife, Meredith, live in Charles Village. Steve is the outgoing president of the Goucher College alumni association, and he served for six years on the board of the Contemporary Museum. He works as an appellate litigator at Kramon & Graham, P.A., in downtown Baltimore.|
|Emily Levenson: Community Board Member|
|Emily Levenson is a Partner at the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy. She serves on the boards of the Homeless Persons Representation Project and Bolton Hill Nursery. She and her husband Jon have two children and a dog and live in Bolton Hill.|
|Katie Morris is a faculty member in the Masters of Arts in Teaching department and the Coordinator for Undergraduate Art Education at MICA. She has 20 years of teaching experience at various academic levels. She maintains an active studio practice in printmaking, having exhibited her work in Baltimore, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska.|
|Colm O’Comartun is a founding partner of the firm 50 State, a consulting firm for political process in business. Colm serves on the Development Committee at GreenMount.|
|Catherine Stokes is a Senior Vice President at Telesis Corporation, an urban real estate development company, and is the Director of Telesis’s Baltimore Office. Catherine and her husband live in Guildford with their two children.|