A Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Rippowam Cisqua School Board of Trustees is a volunteer body that serves as the guardian of the School’s mission, focusing on strategic issues and on the long term well-being of the School. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is appropriate, relevant, and vital to the community it serves, and to engage in strategic planning to support this mission. The Board monitors the success of the School in fulfilling its mission and works in partnership with the Head of School to establish principles that will best serve the School, while the Head implements the policies and procedures to fulfill these principles on an operational basis. Members of the Board have a fiduciary responsibility to the School for sound financial management and planning, and assume primary responsibility for the preservation of capital assets and endowments as well as compliance with legal requirements and regulations. The Board and the Head of School work in partnership to best serve the School, its mission, and its constituents.

2016-17 Board of Trustees


Kirtley H. Cameron, Chair

James D. Kallman, Vice Chair
Charles E. Buckley, Treasurer
Scott A. Barshay, Secretary
Sonja Bartlett
Steve Bean
Whitney Brown
Robert Casper
Jonathan Childs
Anne Citrin

Margot Fooshee
Peter B. Freund '91

David Grubb
Dr. Elizabeth L. Kilgallon
Stuart Kovensky
Anna Petite Lee
Dr. Angelina Lipman
Karen McFarlane
Christopher H. Pachios

Nga Pedretti
Lisa L. Shrewsberry
Sara Slocum
Daniel van Starrenburg

Ex Officio


Colm MacMahon, 
Head of School
Christy Smith Guettel, Parents Association Chair
Deborah A. Hurrell, Asst. Head, Finance & Operations
Ryan Smith, Director of Advancement
Cynthia Branch Mas '71, RCSAA Chair