Stephanie Perrin, (Chair) was the Head of Walnut Hill School for the Arts from 1984 to 2008 and is now a consultant to schools on arts, arts programming and organizational design. She serves on the Board of the Arts/Learning, Inc. an organization committed to arts for all students in the pubic schools. She is past president of the NETWORK of Schools of Visual and Performing Arts and is a member of the New England Conservatory Board of Overseers. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She holds an honorary Doctorate from the New England Conservatory and lives in Orleans, MA.
Gary F. Gut (Vice Chairman) is a former strategic management consultant (Bain & Company) and serial entrepreneur (Sound Synergy – chain of retail stereo and video stores, Medivision – national chain of ophthalmic ambulatory surgery centers, Medical Management of America – provider of ophthalmology services, John Harvard’s Brew House – venture capital backed micro-brewery restaurant chain, Rural Cellular, LLP). Most recently, Mr. Gut served as the President & CEO of the Boston Foundation for Sight, a pioneering nonprofit institute working to improve the lives of those suffering with complex corneal disease. He is former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, a PK-12 independent school in Cambridge, MA and a member of the Advisory Board (and former Trustee) of The Advent School, a K-6 independent school in Boston, MA. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and attended MIT and SUNY Buffalo. He and his wife, Patricia Casale, Vice Chairman of Berklee College of Music Board of Trustees and jazz piano student, reside in Boston and are passionate listeners of jazz, classical and opera music.
Katharine Pell (Vice Chairman) has been chairman of the board of trustees at CLCS since the school began. She was Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission in the Dukakis Administration. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Harvard School of Public Health. She lives in Weston. While not a musician, she sang in the Bryn Mawr chorus and has a life long love of music. She is particularly interested in the inter-relationship of music and learning.
Robert Grinberg (Treasurer) was educated at the Wharton School and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Currently retired, he founded and ran three national travel companies. He is a partner in Bluestone Company, a real estate investment management firm, and is on the boards of several other companies. He lives in Chestnut Hill.
Mark Churchill is Director of El Sistema USA as well as Dean Emeritus, Senior Advisor and Cello Instructor at New England Conservatory. He is also active in a number of other roles as educator, conductor, and cellist. As a founding board member of CLCS he helped oversee the relationship between NEC and CLCS until last year. El Sistema USA is a national support center for the quickly expanding El Sistema movement in the US.
Barbara (Muffy) Glauber Principal at Barbara Winter Glauber & Associates, an interior decoration firm, Ms. Glauber is a knowledgeable and avid advocate for the decorative arts. Her volunteer activities have included research and cataloguing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the U.S. Treasury Department, Curator’s Office. At Conservatory Lab Charter School, Ms. Glauber is a member of the El Sistema Task Force.
Michelle Gurel (PAC President)
Danna Mauch is a private consultant providing professional services and strategic advice to corporate officers and government executives in health and technology enterprises. She is also a principal scientist with Abt Associates, conducting health economics research. Dr. Mauch holds a Ph.D. in social policy, health planning & administration from Brandeis and has worked in the public and private sectors as CEO, consultant and Director of many health care management organizations for over 35 years. She lives in Wayland.
Tracey Quarles, a graduate of Columbia School of Law, is Senior Vice-President & Deputy Counsel General at Genzyme Corporation. She has been an overseer at the New England Conservatory, a Fellow at The Partnership, Inc., and an Executive Committee member of Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys. She loves jazz music and Alfred Hitchock films.
Anne Reenstierna Head of Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA since 1985, Ms. Reenstierna is also Board President for NCISR (National Center for Independent School Renewal) and member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Center for Collaborative Education, Boston, MA. She is a well-recognized public speaker whose topics often include the value of the arts in education, school change and board leadership.
Bradley Richardson Educated at Phillips Exeter, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he received an M.B.A., Mr. Richardson has had successful careers in advertising and in managing investment portfolios. Also an enthusiast volunteer, he has served on the Board of the Cambridge Guidance Center, a volunteer consultant for Community Consulting Teams of Boston, a Project Coordinator and Lead Tutor for LA Works among several others.
Clay Rives Co-founder of All InBox LLC, an email marketing company and of Multi-buyer.com, an e-commerce portal, Mr. Rives is a successful internet and direct market buying entrepreneur. He is also a well-trained singer, member of the Sly Voxes, an all male ACapella singing group.
Pamela Seigle is Executive Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast and is the founder and former Executive Director of the nationally recognized Open Circle Program, a social and emotional learning program based at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. She is co-author of the Open Circle Curriculum. Pamela has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Boston Public Library. Pamela has over a decade of experience as a facilitator of Courage & Renewal retreats. She is also a jazz singer.
Anne Snyder worked at the Shady Hill School for twenty-six years, serving as Director of the school’s Teacher Training Course for ten of those years. Ms. Snyder is a graduate of Lesley University and Earlham College and currently works with Berwick Academy in Berwick, Maine and The New City School in St Louis, Missouri to establish DOE approved site-based teacher training programs. She lives in Cambridge with a piano player and a drummer, and has eclectic taste in music.