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Board of Trustees

Sanford’s Board of Trustees is committed to ensuring that our Preschool through 12th-grade college-prep school continues to remain a leader among private schools in the greater Wilmington area and throughout Delaware. The board’s leadership, strategic focus, and commitment to the school’s mission and principles have directed unparalleled growth in recent years.

Meet Our Trustees

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  • Barry Davis

    Barry Davis is the Head for St. Anne's Episcopal School in Middletown, Delaware. Before joining St. Anne's, Barry was the Middle School Director at Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, North Carolina. As part of his vast professional experience, Barry also served as the Middle School Director at Brooklyn Friends School, the Director of the Middle School at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia, the Dean of Students at Worcester Academic, and the Head Basketball Coach at St. Lawrence University and Eastern Connecticut State University. Barry has been a presenter at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the NCAIS and NCMLE Conferences as well as a mentor at the Northern Virginia Emerging Middle School Leaders Institute. Barry earned his B.S. in Physical Education at St. Lawrence University. Two years later he earned an M.Ed. in Educational Counseling and Human Development. These degrees were followed by a second M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and School Administration and Supervision from Central Connecticut State University. Barry, his wife Karen and their two sons, Alexander and Jordan, reside in Middletown, Delaware.
  • Chai Gadde

    Chai Gadde is Chief Executive Officer of Biotek reMEDys, in New Castle, Delaware, which he founded in 2011 to provide specialty pharmacy, home infusion and specialty infusions solutions and services. Chai has more than 23 years of management and senior management experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in the area of startup ventures, with particular expertise in biotech pharmaceutical supply chain management and contract negotiations with manufacturers and managed care organizations (MCOs). In 1998, he co-founded InfuRx, a specialty bio-pharmaceutical/infusion services management company, which he later sold to Priority Healthcare Corporation, a company then acquired by Express Scripts. Chai has been instrumental in various startup businesses and endeavors, including land development projects, hospitality ventures, and technology-based companies and uses his business and management experience to advise companies in diverse fields in strategic and operational areas.

    Professionally, Chai's industry affiliations include American Managed Care Pharmacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, Delaware Pharmacists Society, National Home Infusion Association, a number of cancer care organizations, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. He currently serves as chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Delaware Pharmacists Society.

    Dedicated to civic engagement, Chai has been active with the Delaware Community Foundation, Premier Charities, and Social Venture Partners, and is a former Vice President of the United States of America Cricket Association. Chai proudly serves on the board of trustees at the University of Delaware and sits on Grounds and Building Committee and Investment Committee.

    Originally from Hyderabad, India, Chai earned his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Bangalore University, did graduate work in pharmaceutics at Long Island University, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware. Chai lives with his wife Neelu and two children (Nia, Sanford Class of 2019 and Rohan, Sanford Class of 2025) in Hockessin, Delaware.
  • Christopher Grundner

    Chris Grundner is the President and CEO of the Welfare Foundation, a private Delaware-based nonprofit organization that uses the income generated from its assets to make philanthropic grants that promote the social welfare of people and communities across the state of Delaware and in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia and also graduated summa cum laude with an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining the Welfare Foundation, Chris enjoyed many professional successes with The Sabre Group, JPMorgan Chase, and, most recently, as President and CEO the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (best known as DANA). Chris also founded The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation in 2005 after his wife, Kelly, lost her battle against the disease. Through this foundation, two awareness initiatives were created—GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME and Tulips Against Tumors—which became national programs with the National Brain Tumor Society after the two organizations merged in 2010. The foundation also started Delaware’s first-ever brain tumor awareness walk in 2008, which has raised over one and a half million dollars for the cause since its inception. Chris and his wife, Susan, are the parents of Cooper '26 and Cameron (CJ) '29. In addition to trying to be the best husband and dad he can be, Chris is also the Board Chair of the Community Service Building in Wilmington, an advisory board member of the Delaware Interscholastic Mountain Biking League, which is currently in development, and a Eucharistic minister at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville.
  • Desmond Baker

    Desmond Baker is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He holds Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of The City University of New York (CCNY–CUNY). Desmond began his engineering career with the Proctor & Gamble Company in Cincinnati Ohio, and joined The DuPont Company in 1980. In 1985, Desmond started Desmond A Baker & Associates, LLC., a full-service consulting engineering firm located in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1996, Desmond was selected as one of two engineers in the state of Delaware as Fellow in Consulting Engineering Council of America. Desmond has professional engineer registrations in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Jamaica, West Indies. He is a member and vice chair of the Riverfront Development Corporation, vice chair of the City of Wilmington Planning Commission, a member of the City of Wilmington Zoning Board, a member and vice chair of The State of Delaware Heath Facilities Bond Committee, a board member of the State of Delaware Work Force Investment Board, a board member of the State of Delaware Higher Education Commission, a member of the board of Christina Cultural Arts Center, a member of the board of DOEC, and a member of the Delaware Chapter of the American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU). A Rotarian for 24 years and a past president of the Wilmington Caesar Rodney Rotary Club, Desmond is also an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and The Kappa Achievement Center. He is married to Dr. Glenda Smith-Baker and the proud father of Norkia, Ian (Tay) and Haley '17, and a granddad to twins Sage and Somry.
  • James McKeon

    Jim McKeon is the Managing Partner of Valentine Associates LLC, a Pennsylvania-based advisory practice specializing in strategic planning, finance, performance improvement, and mergers and acquisitions. Jim has served in executive positions of service organizations for more than 25 years while also pursuing his entrepreneurial interests.

    Throughout his career, Jim has been successful at growing several businesses by focusing on the fundamental strategies of improving infrastructure, aligning interests of constituencies, and ensuring accountability of execution while maintaining fiduciary responsibility.

    Jim has served on several boards and in governance roles in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves on the board of directors of Genesis HealthCare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) and is chair of the Governance, Quality and Compliance Committee. Jim also serves on the Board of ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students recognize and realize their potential by investing in, creating and providing innovative education solutions that support schools and improve student educational outcomes. At ECMC Group, he serves as the chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Governance and Compensation Committee. Jim also serves as an advisor to a number of start-up and development stage companies.

    Jim has been active in advocacy causes having previously served on the board of directors of The Tug McGraw Foundation, which is focused on quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families. Jim also served on the Finance Committee of Bancroft, a non-profit organization that assists children and young adults with developmental challenges.

    Jim holds a B.S. in accountancy from Villanova University. He and his wife Nancy are the parents of Sanford Class of 2019 member Ryan McKeon.
  • Jason Russell

    R. Jason Russell is a Partner at the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP. Jason’s practice generally involves sophisticated commercial transactions, particularly in respect of private equity fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Delaware with a major in finance and a minor in economics. He then worked in finance for J.P. Morgan Chase and then Johnson & Johnson before receiving his law degree from Villanova. Jason and his wife, Paige, have a son (Samuel ’29) and a daughter (Sawyer ’33), who both began their Sanford journeys in prekindergarten. Paige has also been actively involved with their children's classrooms and the annual Sanford auction. Jason previously served as a board member of the Wilmington units of the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware and also as the chair of the Commercial Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. Outside of work, Jason and his family enjoy racket sports, golf, and obstacle course racing.
  • Katherine Rosenthal

    Kate Rosenthal is the Volunteer and Site Manager at PAWS for People, a pet therapy nonprofit serving Delaware and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Kate leads the organization’s reading and children’s initiatives, matching volunteer therapy teams with the facilities which need them. Previously, she was the Pastry Chef at Bistro Jacques in Wilmington from 2013 until 2016. She earned a Diploma in Baking and Pastry from the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2011, thus turning a delicious hobby into a professional endeavor. Kate also holds a bachelor's degree in English from Villanova and spent two decades using her writing and management skills in both the educational and nonprofit sectors. Kate served Sanford as a longtime volunteer, including as president of Sanford’s Home and School Association. She and her husband, Ted, have two children, Matthew ’16 and Ali ’19. Kate enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
  • Kenny Mitchell '93

    Kenny Mitchell is the Chief Marketing Officer at Snap Inc. Kenny has a reputation for building iconic brands and driving industry-leading performance through innovative, fully-integrated and award-winning marketing programs.

    Prior to joining Snap, Kenny was the Vice President of Brand Content & Engagement for McDonald’s USA. He was also an accomplished leader at Gatorade, serving as head of consumer engagement, leading all global integrated marketing efforts.

    Additionally, Kenny delivered industry-leading, award-winning creative, including multiple Cannes Lions, film festival selections including Tribeca, and two Emmy nominations. This success led to Kenny being recognized by Fast Company as one of the “Most Creative People in Business” in 2017.

    Prior to Gatorade, Mitchell oversaw Brand and Consumer Marketing for NASCAR, leading development and execution of the annual marketing plan and media strategies. Before NASCAR, Kenny served as Vice President and General Manager at the Dew Tour, a division of the NBC Sports Group. Here he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Dew Tour including partnerships, marketing, content, events operations and execution.

    Kenny holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Business Administration from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He was inducted into Dartmouth’s Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the men’s basketball team. He and his wife, Heather live in Los Angeles and have a daughter, Carte
  • Laura Giardina

    Laura Giardina is a Paralegal at The Rosenthal Firm, LLC in Hockessin, Delaware. In her previous professional role, she worked as a Legal Specialist in Marketing Law at Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Laura graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in International Studies. Laura has volunteered her time to communities in both Michigan and Delaware through such wonderful organizations as HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed), Benton Harbor Public Schools, Habitat for Humanity of Benton Harbor and in Delaware with Piedmont Baseball, Delaware Rush Soccer, Read Aloud Delaware, and the Sanford Home & School Association. Mom to William, Sanford Class of 2027, and wife to Matt, she has been actively involved in the Sanford School community since 2015. From helping with classroom projects and parties, working alongside fellow parents on community service projects, to serving as Home & School President and even traveling to Colonial Williamsburg as a chaperone for a week-long fifth-grade trip, Laura is thankful for the time she has been able to spend with her son, his classmates, and the fantastic families that make up the Sanford community. Laura is thrilled to again serve Sanford, this time as a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Lewis Macleod 

    Born and raised near Leeds in the North of England, U.K., I moved with my wife of 16  years, Emma, and three children, all born in England, Arran 15, Macy 14 & Eddie, 10 in  February 2013 to Los Angeles. Recently, in February 2023, we all became joint U.S.  and British citizens. 

    My background is 100% within food production throughout my career, across a broad range of categories and three countries: - UK, USA, and Canada. The main modern food safety standards across the world were established in 1990’s between the British retailers and UK food manufacturers. I was fortunate, or unfortunate to have all the scars from this period. It is this experience that resulted in me being headhunted to run  a US Canadian fresh food business in 2013. I have a Master’s in Electrical and  Electronic Engineering, from Imperial College London, and have been a registered  Chartered Engineer since 2001. I rapidly moved from engineering to operations, with a  short development stint in sales before taking general manager roles with full P&L responsibility. 

    In 2011 I had the opportunity to take the General Management Program at Harvard  Business School. 2 years later, I moved from the UK to the US to lead a Fresh Prepared food business with operations in the US and Canada. I made that move predominately to experience a different commercial landscape, as the UK is dominated by 5 big retailers, which forces operational excellence, but makes making money hard. On receiving my Green Card in 2016, I partnered with a New York private equity firm looking at the mushroom industry and became very excited, supporting the subsequent acquisitions in 2017 of South Mill from the Pia family and 8 months later, Champs, a  British Columbia mushroom grower. For two years, I commuted between PA and BC, with LA as the weekend home. Having recruited a great leadership team in British  Columbia, my family relocated from the beach in LA to Kennett Square. The Pia family introduced me to Sanford, where our three children, Arran 10th, Macy 8th, and Eddie 5th, have been since the start of the 2019/20 academic year. 

    We will grow in excess of 150 million pounds of mushrooms annually in 2023, and as we grow, we are committed to transforming the North American mushroom industry,  which we can proudly say we are doing. In terms of my personal style, I am strategically insightful, innovatively collaborative, and energetically action-orientated all whilst having fun, and no doubt, many would say way too direct at times! Having fun is essential in everything we do individually and as a family. We are passionate about travel,  adventure, a healthy mindset, and Formula 1 racing. We are currently converting a  school bus into an RV, and our family goal is that all our children will travel to all 50  states before they leave Sanford and go to college. We are well on the way and going to do the Dakota’s on the bus!
  • Linda Risk

    Linda Risk is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Delaware. Linda has worked at the Y for six years, fulfilling many roles, including supervising statewide operations in marketing, membership, fitness, aquatics, youth/childcare, and information technology. She also served as the Executive Director for the Brandywine Y, providing leadership during a five-million-dollar capital expansion project. 

    Linda has 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, and non-profit management. She started her career as a news anchor and reporter for CN8 The Comcast Network and ABC’s WMDT 47 News. She later transitioned into the non-profit sector doing marketing, communications, and development for Kent County Tourism and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

    A born and raised Delawarean, Linda attended the University of Delaware, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Consumer Economics. She later completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Goldey Beacom College.
    Linda is married to Dennis Risk, and they have two children attending Sanford School. Evan is in third grade, and Morgan is in first grade- both started at Sanford in pre-k. They all look forward to many more years of showing their Warrior pride! 
  • Lisa Lloyd-Washington

    Lisa Lloyd-Washington has more than 30 years diversified experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently an independent consultant providing market access expertise to various pharma and biotech clients. Lisa retired from AstraZeneca after 27 years of service. During that time, she held various executive positions and successfully acquired skills and knowledge in several functional areas such as finance, market access, insight, marketing, operations, and disease management. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Spanish and an MBA from the University of Delaware. On the Sanford Board of Trustees, Lisa enjoys serving on many committees including development, strategic planning, finance, and diversity. Lisa, her husband Shun, and their cherished daughter, Jana ’26, are Delaware residents. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys supporting Jana’s various activities and interests, reading, tutoring, traveling during family vacations, and cheering for her beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Mark Denlinger

    Mark Denlinger currently serves as an Outside Sales representative with Delren HVAC,  Inc. covering Eastern PA, Southern NJ, and Delaware. Delren is an HVAC  manufacturer’s rep firm that specializes in critical ventilation products for Laboratories,  Hospitals, Schools, and other commercial and industrial projects. Mark’s primary role is working with Mechanical Engineers, Contractors, and building owners to properly design, sell and support the building ventilation systems. After Mark received his A.A.S  Degree in HVAC/R from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Mark joined the workforce and started his career installing building automation systems for a large local electrical contractor. Mark was then presented with an opportunity to move into a sales role to work with Facility managers, school districts, and universities in the region to optimize their buildings with a focus on energy efficiency. This led Mark to his next role, managing sales for the Tri-state region with two different large international brands that have seen rapid growth in the US market focused on ductless heating and cooling systems called VRF. Mark has spent the last 18 years in the HVAC and construction industry and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with Sanford and supporting the school’s future initiatives. 

    My wife Amanda and I have three daughters in the lower school Lexi (’32), Savi (’34), and Livi (’36). Amanda also serves on the Home and School committee. I have served on the Buildings and Grounds committee for the last two years. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach with my family, playing golf, exercising, watching my daughters’ various activities, and attending anything involving Philadelphia sports teams. 
  • Paris Dupree '07

    Paris S. Dupree ’07 is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase in the Consumer and Community Bank. As in-house counsel, her practice involves providing strategic, commercially pragmatic, and transparent advice to business partners on strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, fintech, partnership, digital, payments, technology, vendor, marketing and advertising, and payment network deals. She provides legal support for loyalty and partner benefits, lending innovation, digital and payments, proprietary card, and co-brand card deals for JPMorgan Chase's Consumer &  Community Bank. Ms. Dupree also works closely with JPMorgan Chase’s Sports, Entertainment, Media, and Brand Marketing group, providing counsel on talent agreements, sponsorship arrangements,  licensing documents, influencer marketing relationships, and other related efforts. 

    Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Dupree worked as a corporate associate at Morgan, Lewis &  Bockius LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP (now Troutman Pepper LLP) in Philadelphia, PA, and Cooley LLP in  Washington, DC. As an associate, her practice focused on venture capital and growth equity financings,  financial and strategic mergers and acquisitions, and the general representation of private equity funds and both established and emerging growth companies. The breadth of Ms. Dupree’s experience encompassed a wide range of industries, including information technology, social media, life sciences,  health sciences, education, digital marketing, and software. 

    Ms. Dupree graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a degree in Organizational Studies:  Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship. While at Brown, Ms. Dupree was Captain of the  Women’s Lacrosse Team and was recognized as both First-Team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy. After graduating from Brown, Ms. Dupree returned to her alma mater, Sanford, where she worked in the  Development Office while also coaching women’s lacrosse and basketball. Ms. Dupree went on to attend The George Washington University Law School and graduated in 2015. In 2022, Ms. Dupree was inducted into Sanford’s Hall of Fame alongside her father, longtime administrator, and coach Stan  Waterman.  

    Ms. Dupree currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, Vernon, and son, Cairo (3). In addition to her roles as mother, wife, and attorney, Ms. Dupree also serves on Brown University’s  President’s Advisory Council on Athletics & Recreation, which considers long-term policy and planning issues, strategic directions, and efficacy of implementation concerning athletic and recreation programs and their relationship to the overall educational mission of the University. Ms. Dupree is also a current member of Sanford’s Finance Committee. When she is not engaging in her professional endeavors, you can usually find Ms. Dupree at a sporting event, on her Peloton, or somewhere spending time with her family. 
  • Rebecca Wasniewski

    Rebecca Wasniewski is an Associate Director at Chatham Financial within their Global Real Estate sector. She is a trusted debt management partner to high profile institutional clients throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Through management of commercial debt portfolios, Rebecca consults on complex debt & derivative terms, covenants, financial reporting, and debt valuations.  Presently, Rebecca has over 2,200 active loans under management, with an ~$156 billion notional value and growing.
    Prior to joining Chatham, Rebecca had a 9 year tenure in public service with the Delaware Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.  There, she served as an Office Manager in the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division and as a Paralegal in their Criminal Division.  
    Rebecca earned her B.S. from Wilmington University, a Paralegal Certificate from Widener University, Delaware Law School and a Corporate Certificate in Real Estate Financial Analysis from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.  Rebecca and her husband John share two boys, John ’29 and Andrew ’34, that have been Sanford Warriors since Pre-K and Preschool, respectively.  Rebecca is a determined advocate for the Sanford community. For several years, she has served Sanford families as a Home & School Grade Representative and has recently become an advisor to the Advancement Committee for the Board of Trustees.
    Rebecca enjoys traveling the Caribbean with her family, reading, gardening, cycling, and hosting gatherings by the pool with friends and family.
  • Ryan Struthers ‘06

    Ryan Struthers is a Vice President in the Global Business Development group at Citibank, joining in 2018 to the team that manages Citi’s partnerships with Mastercard and Visa. Prior to joining Citi, Ryan worked at American Express for eight years holding a variety of positions in both the Merchant and Consumer Lending business in roles focused on business development and strategy. Ryan graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2010, with a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in International Business. Ryan graduated from Sanford in 2006 and is Sanford lifer along with his siblings Brice '08 and Corrie '12. Ryan has stayed engaged with the Sanford community as a member of the Sanford Finance Committee, which he joined in 2018, as well as coming back to campus to catch a basketball practice or game any time he is in the Delaware area. Ryan lives in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York with his fiancé Serena. In his spare time, he continues to play in a men’s basketball league with a few other Sanford alums and enjoys running with his dog in the many parks around the city.
  • Stanley Sykora

    Stan Sykora was born and raised in Pitman, NJ. He attended Widener University for engineering and business before moving to Delaware to expand and run his family’s business, Erco Ceilings & Interiors. Stan has actively volunteered in several business and community organizations over the years. While residing in Historic New Castle, he took on the role of Chairman of the City of New Castle’s Planning Commission. During his term he lead the charge and process for an updated comprehensive plan and encouraged neighboring community involvement by hosting traveling town meetings, a platform still used today. He has served on and chaired the Board of Directors for the Delaware chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, an organization he is passionate about and continues to serve. In addition he has been actively involved with Sanford’s Building and Grounds committee for the past eight years. Some of Stan’s favorite activities include water and mountain sports such as sailing, boating, and water/snow skiing with his family and friends. He also enjoys camping and has many opportunities to do so as Scout Leader for Boy Scout Troop 29 in Hockessin. Stan, his wife, Gina, and their children—Julia '18 and Charlie '20—value Sanford’s exceptional and unique community.
  • Susan Keiser

    Susan Keiser is a CPA and Financial Manager specializing in accounting policy, SEC reporting, and executive compensation. After earning her BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University in 1988, Susan went on to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marvel Entertainment, and GE Capital (among others), before taking a position at JPMorgan Chase in 1999. Outside of work, Susan has taken leadership roles with the Delaware Society of CPAs; the Champions Task Force of the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee; the Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, Delaware; and the Accounting Advisory Board at Wilmington University. Her three children, Christopher ’19, Brian ’22, and Sean ’24, are all Sanford Warriors. Susan has been a grade chair for the Sanford Annual Fund and has served on a feasibility and steering committee for the Board of Trustees. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and running. Susan looks forward to working with the Board to make a difference for Sanford.
  • Ted H. Dwyer III

    Ted Dwyer is a Senior Vice President in Global Human Resources at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ted joined MBNA in 1994 and has held numerous leadership positions in both MBNA and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Global Human Resources in 2006, Ted was the Chief of Staff for the chairman of MBNA’s Global Card Services international businesses. Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University and earned his Executive MBA from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business in 2008. Ted is a previous board member of the B+ Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware and is the past-chair of the Four Diamonds Fund Board in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Both organizations' goals are to conquer pediatric cancer. Ted is President of the Sanford Board of Trustees and past chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He lives in Hockessin, Delaware with his wife (Heather) and two children (Brandon '21 and  Ashley '23).
  • Todd Flubacher

    Todd works is a partner at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, where he works as a Trusts & Estates attorney.  He represents trustees and individuals throughout the country on all matters involving Delaware trusts and estates, including planning, litigation, and assisting high-net-worth clients with saving taxes, implementing their planning goals, and managing and preserving their wealth for future generations. 

    Todd is a recognized author and speaker, frequently appearing before professional and business audiences across the country.  Todd is very active in leadership positions in the Delaware Bar Association, the Delaware Bankers Association, the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, and other professional and community organizations. 

    Todd is also on the Board of Directors of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation in Sussex County, Delaware.  Todd graduated with a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, with honors, in 1999. He graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University in 1992 with a B.S. in finance. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Delaware and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. 

    Todd and his wife, Aimee, are the proud parents of two Sanford students—Avery '22 and Marlise '28.  Todd and his family enjoy golf, fishing, attending sporting events and concerts, and time at the beach.    

OUR 2023–2024 TRUSTEES

Jason Russell

Lisa Lloyd-Washington
Vice President

Katherine G.  Rosenthal

Susan Keiser

Desmond A. Baker
Barry Davis
Mark Denlinger
Theodore H. Dwyer III
Paris Dupree ‘07
Todd Flubacher
Chai Gadde
Laura Giardina
Christopher T. Grundner
Lewis Macleod
James V. McKeon
Kenny Mitchell ’93
Linda Risk
Ryan Struthers ’06
Stanley R. Sykora

Mark J. Anderson
Head of School

Rebecca Wasniewski
Home and School Association President

Thomas J. Allingham II
Special Counsel to the School

Trustees Emeriti
Thomas J. Allingham II
John A. Corrozi, Sr.
L. Sandra Hammonds 
William M. Lafferty
Sharon M. Struthers

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