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Board of Trustees

The board of Harbor Country Day School is a self-perpetuating entity charged with governance of the school, namely, the strategic, long-term protection and strengthening of the school’s financial, physical, and programmatic assets. Harbor’s board is comprised of current and former parents, alumni, and friends from surrounding communities. Members of Harbor Country Day School’s Board of Trustees are unpaid volunteers dedicated to the school’s past, present, and future. The head of Harbor Country Day School is an ex-officio member of the board of trustees, without vote.

Members of the Board of Trustees 

Alex Doboli, Ph.D., P'17, P'20 (Board Chair)
Neal Mellert, Esq., Current Parent (Vice Chair)
Therese DeAngelis, C.P.A., P'08, P'11 (Treasurer)
Nancy Langdon Hickerson, Ph.D., P'12, P'15 (Secretary)
Cynthia Wong Lippe, Ph.D., P'21, Current Parent (Member at Large)

Robert Antonacci, M.D., P'17, P'17
Garrett Bergen, Current Parent
Seema Bhansali (Venkatesh), Esq., P'19, '21
Monica Bugallo, Ph.D., Current Parent
John Cissel, Head of School, ex officio
Mike Lauri, C.P.A., P'21
Bob McCarroll, ‘78 
Adrienne Owen, P'20, Trustee Emerita
Marina Polonskaia, Ph.D., Friend of Harbor
Jennifer Tona, Current Parent
HP Wei, Current Parent

P = Parent of HCDS graduate

Role of the Board of Trustees

The board of trustees is the guardian of the school's mission. It is the board's responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves, to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission, and to regularly review the school’s mission. The board is responsible to review and approve the annual budget developed by administration. The Harbor Country Day School Board of Trustees is also focused on long-range planning and sets annual agendas derived from the planning process; sets and implements policy consistent with and pursuant to these plans; and employs and evaluates the head of school, who functions on the board’s behalf as the chief executive officer of the operations-level implementation of the board’s plans.