Board of Trustees

FSA’s Board of Trustees is dedicated to the mission of The Friends School of Atlanta and committed to guiding a long-term view of the school. Per the bylaws of the school, the Board make-up is always at least 50 percent members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

The ongoing work of the Board includes helping to develop strategic goals, approving the annual budget, participating in fund raising and hiring the Head of School.

2014–15 Members

  • Elizabeth DeBray
  • Caitlin Dooley
  • Herb Edwards
  • Dana Goldman
  • Maggie Hasbrouck
  • Juan Jewell
  • James Malone
  • Jonah McDonald
  • Shalini Patel
  • Lissa Place
  • Susan Primo-Davis
  • Elizabeth Stuart
Board Subcommittees
Most committees are open to faculty and parents in addition to Board members. Please ask the Head of School if you are interested in being considered for a committee.
Development: Coordinates with the Director of Advancement to solicit funds for the Annual Appeal and to help seek funds from foundations and other outside sources for operating support, capital projects and endowment.
Diversity, Equity, Justice: This committee is open to everyone in the FSA community: parents, students, faculty and alums. Working on diversity, equity and racial justice is an important component of the FSA vision. The committee hopes to bring faculty/staff, parents and students together to address these issues at the school and in our wider community. Click here to visit the DEJ page.
Finance: Assures the financial well-being of the school.
High School Exploratory: Coordinates plans for reporting to the Board information that will assist the Board in determining whether to move toward opening a Friends high school.
Nominating: Suggests candidates for Board vacancies.
Personnel: Monitors performance of the Head of School and his/her management of the staff. Reviews benefit package in consultation with Finance Committee.
Quaker Life Committee: The mission of this committee is to increase understanding of the Religious Society of Friends and Friends education among faculty, staff, parents, Board and students through speakers, events and professional development opportunities. Additionally, this committee administers funds for the above and for financial assistance for Quaker students.

Board Members

  • L. Adams 1990–92
  • M. Batra 1990–94
  • Cindy Berg 1990–98
  • C. Denard 1990–92, 1994–96
  • Jeff Oglesby-Evans 1990–96
  • Neva Fisk 1990, 1992–98
  • S. Guthrie 1990–92
  • Rob McDonald 1990–93
  • Sally MacEwen 1990–98
  • Pat Michelson 1990–92
  • Karen Morris 1990–94
  • S. Oglesby 1990–92
  • R. Zimmerman 1990–92
  • J. Abernathy 1991–97
  • M. Priest 1991–92
  • Joel Bowman 1992–94, 2000–06
  • Lorne Garrettson 1992–99
  • J. Saliers 1992–95
  • Adelaide Solomon-Jordan 1992–99
  • Chuck Bosserman 1992–97, 2000–08
  • Louise Coffin 1993–96
  • Michael Spotts 1993–99
  • Ski Helinski 1994–97
  • Suzan Kenworthy 1995–03
  • Curt Thompson 1995–2000
  • Rich Espy 1996–97
  • Katie Porter 1996–99
  • Bill Jenkins 1997–2003
  • Mary Shellman 1997–2004
  • Josephine Bradley 1997–2003
  • Britt Pendergrast 1998–2002
  • Nan Pendergrast 1998–2002
  • Sandra Beer 1998–2000
  • Suzanna Stribling 1998–2004
  • George Fisk 1998–99
  • John Ball 1999–2000
  • Brian Mendelsohn 1999–2002
  • Donna Walter 2000–06
  • Wayne Giles 2000–05
  • Marlene Johnson 2001–02
  • Angie Bonner 2001–02
  • Alex Horsley 2002–11
  • Brad Jones 2002–03
  • Sallie Carpentier 2002–10
  • David Thurman 2002–10
  • Diane Rowley 2003–08
  • Nancy Bent 2004–08
  • Maggie Hasbrouck 2004–present
  • Renu Govindaraj 2004–10
  • Susan Cozzens 2004–11
  • Juan Jewell 2004–12
  • Andrea Foster 2006–12
  • Jack Regan 2006–13
  • Meg Harper 2008–10
  • Tom Kenworthy 2008–14
  • Pat Michaelson 2008–14
  • C. Elizabeth Stuart 2009–present
  • James Malone 2009–present
  • Herb Edwards 2011–present
  • Jonah McDonald 2011–present
  • Lissa Place 2011–present
  • Caitlin McMunn Dooley 2012–present
  • Elizabeth H. DeBray 2012–present
  • Shalini Patel 2012–present
  • Susan Primo-Davis 2012–present
  • Juan Jewell 2013–present
  • Dana Goldman 2013–present