ARCHIBALD COX, JR. '58 – PRESIDENT
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2012
Chapel Talk, Fall 2016

Education: A.B. in Economics, Harvard University; M.B.A. (with distinction), Harvard Business School
Occupation: Investments
Board memberships/service: Chairman, Sextant Group, Inc.; Chairman, Ayablu Incorporated.
Mr. Cox serves on the boards of a number of privately-owned companies, including Adranos Energetics, Lafayette, IN; Behavior Matrix LLC, North Wales, PA; Element Data, Inc., Seattle, WA; EyeLock, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico; EyeLock LLC, New York, NY; Inea International Ltd., BVI; Madaket, Inc., Cambridge, MA; and Micell Technologies, Inc., Durham, NC. In addition, he serves on the board of Unifi, Incorporated, Greensboro, NC.
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CANDACE E. BROWNING-PLATT P'12 – TREASURER
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2010

Co-Chair, SPS Investment Committee

Education: B.A., Brandeis University; M.B.A., Columbia University
Occupation: Financial, Investments

CATHERINE A. GELLERT '89 – CLERK
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2012

Chair, SPS Development Committee

Education: A.B., Harvard University; M.B.A., Columbia University
Occupation: Investment Management
Board memberships/service: Treasurer, International Women's Health Coalition; Trustee, Lincoln Center Institute; First Vice President, Harvard Alumni Association; Executive Committee, Harvard College Fund; Deans Council, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Treasurer, Harvard Club of New York

DOUGLAS S. ASANO '92
Charlotte, N.C.; Board member since 2015

Treasurer/Fund Chair, SPS Alumni Association 2015-18

Education: A.B., M.B.A. Dartmouth College
Occupation: Sales, Marketing

JOHN D. AVERY P'17,'20
Cambridge, Mass.; Board member since 2019

John graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in 1986 and earned an M.B.A. from Wharton in 1993. He became head of artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics at Fidelity Investments in 2018. A seasoned investment professional, he served as a vice president and portfolio manager of the $5 billion Fidelity Fund from 1995 to 2018. John began his career as an investment banking associate and director of the analyst program at Alex. Brown & Sons, after which he worked as an equity research analyst for Putnam Investments. John is a former trustee and member of the Investment Committee at Shady Hill School. He is the father of daughter Tess ’17 and son Larson ’20. He lives with his family in Cambridge, Mass.

MATTHEW A. "ANDY" BAXTER '60
Lyme, Conn.; Board member since 2016

Chair, SPS Compensation Committee
Vice Chair, SPS Development Committee

Education: M.B.A., Dartmouth Tuck School; A.B., Yale
Occupation: Investments
Board memberships/service: Founding Trustee, Cunniff-Dixon Foundation; Board Treasurer, Lyme Land Conservation Trust; Board Treasurer, Florence Griswold Museum; Deputy Treasurer, Vista Vocational; Overseer, Amos Tuck School

CANDICE N. BEDNAR P'18,'19,'22
Greenwich, Conn..; Board member since 2019

Candice earned her B.S. from Cornell University in 1991. She is an active community volunteer in Greenwich, Conn., currently serving as a trustee and first vice president of the Greenwich Library. She also is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Brunswick School Parents’ Association. Candice also served in various community roles in Rumson, N.J., where she was a board member of the Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, a trustee of the Monmouth Museum, and a trustee and recording secretary of the Monmouth County Historical Association. Candice previously worked at Deloitte Consulting and Morgan Stanley in New York. She is the mother of Carson ’18, Sydney ’19, and Wade ’22. She and her family live in Greenwich, Conn.

JULIAN C. L. CHENG '92
Hong Kong; Board member since 2015

Education: A.B., Harvard University
Occupation: Investments


JAMES F. “JIMMY” CRUMPACKER ’98
Portland, Ore.; Board member since 2019

Jimmy earned a B.A. from Georgetown University in 2002. He is currently a managing partner at Crumpacker Asset Management. Prior to that, he worked as a managing partner for Aequitas Commodity Fund and as a portfolio manager at First New York Securities. Jimmy serves as board chair of the Oregon Ballet Theatre and is a board member of the Portland Japanese Garden and Meals on Wheels People, for which he drives a weekly route. His sister, Catherine ’94, is also a graduate of SPS. Jimmy lives in Portland, Ore.

SUSAN M. FALES-HILL P'21
New York City, N.Y.; Board member since 2019

Susan is an alumna of the Lycée Francais de New York and Harvard University, class of 1984. An award-winning television writer/producer, au­thor, and arts advocate, she began her career as a writer’s apprentice and “warm-up per­son” on The Cosby Show. After two years, she was transferred to its spin-off, A Differ­ent World, where she became one of Hollywood’s few female and youngest showrunners. Oth­er television credits include Kirk, Sud­denly Su­san, and Showtime’s Linc’s, which she co-cre­ated. Susan’s memoir, Always Wear Joy, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Vogue to Archi­tectural Di­gest. Susan served on the board of American Ballet The­ater for eight years, four of those as vice chair, and received the Melville Strauss award, the or­ganiza­tion’s highest honor. As Misty Copeland’s first sponsor in 2005, she helped launch and de­sign the ballet company’s diversity effort and now serves as the chairman of the Trustee Emeriti Council. Su­san served as an elected direc­tor of the Harvard Alumni As­sociation. She and her family, including husband Aa­ron C. Hill ASP ’80 and daughter Bristol ’21, live in Man­hattan.

BRIDGET M. FAWCETT P'16
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2015

Education: A.B., Dartmouth College
Occupation: Financial, Investments
Board memberships/service: Trustee, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation (Mass MoCA); Trustee Emeritus, Berkshire Theatre Group; Member of the Steering Committees for the Dartmouth Centennial Circle, the Dartmouth College Fund, and Women of Dartmouth.

DAHNI-EL GILES '95
San Francisco, Calif.; Board member since 2016

Education: J.D., Georgetown University; A.B., Harvard University
Occupation: Attorney
Board memberships/service: Co-Founder, DonorsChoose; Board Director, Code Nation; Board Director, Restore Oakland; Board President, Ecological Citizen's Project
NOELLE KWOK, '98
Hong Kong; Board member since 2015

Education: A.B., Harvard University
Occupation: Real Estate


JANICE Y. K. LEE '90
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2013

Chair, SPS Trustees & Governance Committee

Education: A.B., Harvard University; M.F.A., Hunter College
Occupation: Novelist
Board memberships/service: Member, Harvard Global Advisory Council; Member, Corporation of Yaddo

VICTOR M. LOPEZ-BALBOA P'10,'14,'17,'20
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2011

Chair, SPS Finance Committee

Education: J.D., University of Penn Law School; M.B.A., The Wharton School;
B.A., Columbia College
Occupation: Financial, Investments
Board memberships/service: Past President, SPS Parents Association 2011-13; Board of Visitors, Columbia College

JONATHAN W. "JOHN" MEEKS '91, P'22
Atherton, Calif.; Board member since 2017

Education: B.S., Yale University
Occupation: Private Equity Investments


PATRICIA L. "TRISHA" PATTERSON '82
Larchmont, N.Y.; Board member since 2016

Executive Vice President, SPS Alumni Association 2017-20 and 2014-17

Education: B.A., Rollins College
Occupation: TV & Digital Media Professional
Board memberships/service: SPS Form Agent (1987–2012) and Form Director (2012–17); Associate Junior Choir Director (St. John’s Church); Youth Rowing Coach (PCRA); Rowing Coach (NYAC); and past service on the boards of Artsbridge (Chicago) and Lincoln Park Boat Club (Chicago).

JULIA B. PERSHAN P'20
New York City, N.Y.; Board member since 2019

Julia earned her undergraduate degree from Yale in 1992, and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She is active in the nonprofit sector. Julie is an officer of the Arete Foundation and a current trustee at the Public Theatre of New York City and at City Squash in the Bronx, N.Y. Julia is also a recent trustee of the Brearley School, Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding, the Isles­boro Islands Trust, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Julia has co-founded two nonprofits, including the Tribeca Or­ganization, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to small business and community development in downtown Manhattan after September 11. Julia and her family, including daughter Ella ’20, live in New York City. 

ELIZABETH OVERTON "LIZ" ROBBINS '79, P'17
Wellesley, Mass.; Board member since 2017

President, SPS Alumni Association 2017-20

Education: B.A., Wesleyan University; Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management, Harvard Extension School
Occupation: 
Board memberships/service: Served SPS as form agent (1989-94 and 2004-14), main agent (1994-99), form director (1999-2004 and 2014-present), and on the Executive Committee (2000-04 and 2014-present), including a term as treasurer and alumni fund chair (2002-04). Liz currently serves on the Parent’s Council at Northfield Mt. Hermon School, was a member of the Parent Fundraising Committee at Fay School (2012-14), and was a parent volunteer at Fessenden School (2011-14). Other volunteer service includes a term as chair of the Wellesley Mothers’ Forum and service to Wellesley Youth Soccer and the Wellesley Service League.

TIMOTHY A. "TIM" STEINERT '78, P'21
Hong Kong; Board member since 2018

Education: J.D., Columbia University; B.A., Yale University
Occupation: General Counsel
Board memberships/service: SPS Form Agent 2001-16; SPS Asia Council; Member, Columbia University Global Leadership Council; Member, Listed Company Advisory Council of the New York Stock Exchange

NANCY DORN WALKER '94
New York, N.Y.; Board member since 2017

Education: B.A., University of Chicago
Occupation: Principal and Investment Professional
Board memberships/service: Board service includes the Brown Foundation (Houston) and Second Stage Theatre (New York) and past service on the boards of The New School University and Parsons School of Design (vice chair). She served as a non-trustee member of the SPS Investment Committee for FY17.

THEODORA DELAND WALTON '74, P'17,'22
Jacksonville, Fla.; Board member since 2014

Education: A.B., Princeton University; M.B.A., Harvard Business School
Occupation: Community Volunteer
Board memberships/Service: The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida since 2012 (Investment Committee Chair 2014); World Affairs Council of Jacksonville (Program Chair since 2010); Episcopal School of Jacksonville, 2013 (Chair, Search Committee for new head 2014); Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Jacksonville, Fla. since 2008 (Chair, Education Committee, 2009-2010)

WENDY CLARKE WILCOX P'17, '19
Harrington Park, N.J., Board member since 2016

Education: M.P.H., Columbia University; M.D., State University of New York; A.B., Brown University
Occupation: Medical Administration

THE RIGHT REVEREND ROBERT C. WRIGHT
Atlanta, Ga.; Board member since 2017

Education: B.A., Howard University; M.Div., Virginia Theological Seminary
Occupation: 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta