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The Monte Cassino School Board of Directors is a governing body that has been charged with the financial, operational and strategic oversight of the school.
The Monte Cassino Board of Directors is made up of between 12 and 18 elected or appointed individuals, plus four "ex officio" members (the Prioress, Sub-Prioress, Headmaster and PTO President). A list of current board members is provided below.
 
Additional contributors to the work of the board are all of the members of our standing committees, including Finance Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Development Committee, Enrollment Management Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee. Occasionally, and ad hoc committee is formed for a particular purpose, such as strategic planning. A summary of each standing committee can be found by clicking [here].
 
The Board is responsible for setting institutional policy, ensuring the financial well-being of the school, and fostering the mission and vision of the school.

The following currently serve as members of the Monte Cassino Board of Directors:
 

Board of Directors 2019-2020

Sister Marie Therese Long, OSB
President, Monte Cassino School, Inc.
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Tom Biolchini
Chair
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David Jeter
Vice-Chair
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Sara Barry
Member
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Weldon Bowman
Member
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Lee Eslicker
Member
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Elizabeth Ferrari

Member
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Amanda Greenwald
Member
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Damon Lee
Member
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Jim McCarthy
Member
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Mike Miers
Member
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David Millwee

Member
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Regina Mullennix
Member
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Cindy Rapacki
Member
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Carolina Reens
Member
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Sister Julia Marie Roy, OSB
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Kevin M. Smith, Headmaster
Ex-Officio Member, (Head of School)
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Cynthia Thetge
Ex-Officio Member (PTO)
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Satish Thomas
Member
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Mary Catherine Ward
Member
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Courtney Wilson
Member
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Standing Committees

If you would like to support the Board of Directors by serving on any of the following committees, please contact Liz Ferrari.

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  • Building & Grounds

    Background/Experience:
    Engineering, construction, architecture, design, landscaping, facilities management.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the school board in overseeing school facilities and grounds with respect to improvements, maintenance, design and safety; review (and become familiar with) the annual capital budget and assist in recommending and prioritizing capital projects; provide counsel and support to the school's maintenance personnel; occasionally assist in the solicitation of bids for capital projects; assist in preparing monthly reports to the board.

    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, tour the school grounds periodically.
  • Development

    Background/Experience:
    Non-profit advancement and/or development, fundraising, annual fund volunteer, etc.
     
    Duties Include:
    Assist with identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors to MC; provide leadership and assistance in generating charitable contributions to MC; assist in identifying and developing fundraising opportunities and goals; recommend annual giving expectations of board members and other individuals and/or entities who are interested in pledging support to the school.
     
    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, occasionally participate in the solicitation process and other fundraising activities.
  • Enrollment Management

    Background/Experience:
    Admissions, education, counseling, marketing, communications.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the board and school admissions personnel in identifying and planning marketing and recruiting strategies for increased enrollment and retention of students; periodic review of admissions policies and literature; assist in determining proper allocation of resources for promotion of the school; provide counsel and assistance in the evaluation of after-school programming; monitor admissions goals, market trends, and opportunities for community partnerships as a means of promoting the school.

    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, review research materials and reports.
  • Finance

    Background/Experience:
    Accounting, finance, audit, ability to read and understand financial reports.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the Board (and CFO) in the oversight of the integrity of the school's financial statements; assist the board in ensuring compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements related to the school's financials; assist in evaluating the independence, qualification and performance of the school's external auditors, as well as the financial plans and investment activities.

    Requirements:
    Attend at least 6 meetings per year; meet with auditors; must be able to read and understand financials and audit processes.
  • Nominating & Governance

    Background/Experience:
    Law, compliance, risk management, previous board experience.

    Duties Include:
    Elect/re-elect board members and board officers; maintain matrix of constituencies as guideline for recruitment; assist in orientation of new members as well as continuing board education; periodically review and revise governing documents; oversee communication of board matters to the school community; prepare and implement board self-assessment.

    Requirements:*
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year; interview prospective members; assist with orientation of new members.
    *BOARD MEMBERS ONLY