Board of Directors

The NBOA Board, comprising of business officers, heads of school and representatives from the business partner community, addresses the strategic and fiduciary needs of the association. The Board has three standing committees – Executive, Finance and Audit, and Governance – in addition to specific task forces that are established on a case-by-case basis to address specific purposes.

The full Board meets three times a year (fall, winter and spring). Committees are convened throughout the year via telephone, video conferencing and in person. Individuals serve an initial term of three years and may be renewed to serve an additional term. Board members must rotate off after serving six consecutive years unless they are elected as Chair-Elect during their service.

The NBOA Board maintains a strong commitment to diversity of thought, geography and perspectives among independent school leaders.

Officers

Rose Neubert

Board Chair

Rose Neubert

Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Princeton, NJ

Chuck McCullagh

Immediate Past Chair

Chuck McCullagh

Chief Financial Officer
The Williston Northampton School
Easthampton, MA

Ann Marie Tidona

Treasurer

Ann Marie Tidona

Director of Finance
Friends Academy
Locust Valley, NY

Duncan Booth

Secretary

Duncan Booth

Vice President for Planning & Operations
The St. Paul's Schools
Brooklandville, MD

Jeff Shields

Ex-Officio Officer

Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE

President and CEO
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Washington, DC

Board Members

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Western Reserve Academy
Hudson, OH

Rick Branson

Rick Branson

Executive Director
Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Mystic, CT

Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Vice President for Business Development
United Educators Insurance
Bethesda, MD

JT Coats

JT Coats

Chief Financial Officer
The Hockaday School
Dallas, TX

James Cooper

James Cooper

Chief Financial Officer
Sequoyah School
Pasadena, CA

Linda Dennison

Linda Dennison

Director of Finance and Comptroller
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA

Michael Ebeling

Michael Ebeling

Head of School
Summit School
Winston-Salem, NC

Jill Fields

Jill Fields

Senior Vice President, Not for Profit Banking
SunTrust now Truist
Washington, DC

Ed Griffin

Ed Griffin

Chief Financial Officer
Pomfret School
Pomfret, CT

Susan Lansverk

Susan Lansverk

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
University Prep
Seattle, WA

Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis

Senior Managing Director, Institutional Relationships
TIAA
Waltham, MA

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Vice President
National Association of Independent Schools
Washington, DC

Beth Pollard

Beth Pollard

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
Darlington School
Rome, GA

Dev Talvadkar

Dev Talvadkar

Director
Stifel Public Finance
Bethesda, MD

Laurel Baker Tew

Laurel Baker Tew

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment
Viewpoint School
Calabasas, CA

Lisa Turchan

Lisa Turchan

Chief Financial Officer
The Buckley School
Sherman Oaks, CA