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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, comprised of a dynamic, talented group of professionals with a wide range of expertise, works collaboratively with the Administrative leadership team to provide strategic direction, advance River's mission, and ensure financial well-being.

In 2020, with input from faculty and staff, parents and community members, the Board outlined a five-year strategic plan, detailing how the school will innovate, enhance, evolve and sustain its program and one-of-a-kind model, with a steadfast commitment to the mission and overall vision.

Mission

The River School’s inclusive program challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice.

Vision

The River School was founded in 1999 to provide a fully inclusive educational program for children with and without hearing loss. The program and service offerings include a full range of clinical services; parent education and support programs; teacher and graduate student training; auxiliary programs for children; and outreach and advocacy efforts. Moving forward, we plan to expand all aspects of our program by adding dedicated staff and space for each of the initiatives.

Casey Seidenberg
President
Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2015
Executive Coach, Handel Group

Nancy

Nancy K. Mellon
Vice President
Founding Member 1999
Head of School, The River School

Rachel Moore Weller
Vice President
Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2012
Technology Investor & Science Writer

Eric Gaier
Treasurer
Current & Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2018
Partner, Bates White Economic Consulting

Nowell Rush
Secretary
Year Elected: 2007
Retired, Ernst & Young

Yonatan Alemu
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2019
Managing Director, Leaf Capital Management

Mary W. Carpenter
Year Elected: 2007
Freelance Writer

Andre Cheng, MD
Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2007
Partner, Granite Point Capital

Colleen Green

Colleen Green
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2023
Real Estate Finance Executive/ Community Development Officer

Terrance Green
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2022
Managing Partner, 4C Partners

Julianna Goldman

Julianna Goldman
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2024
Journalist & Founder, MamaDen

Nancy Herman
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2021

Valdis Lenss
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2022
Director of Strategic Finance, Uber

Jaynie Lilley
Current & Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2024

Leigh McCue-Weil
Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2019
Associate Professor, Engineering
George Mason University

Charles Munzig

Charles Munzig
Current Parent
Year Elected: 2024
Managing Partner, Fisher Creek Holdings

 

Nicolle Rippeon

Nicolle Rippeon
Alumni Parent
Year Elected: 2017

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