About HFS

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School Board

HFS Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the school's mission. It is the principal fiduciary of the school. It has primary responsibility for strategic planning and for hiring and nurturing the Head of School. It assumes overall responsibility for the health and vitality of the school while delegating to the Head responsibility for the operation and implementation of policy.

Principles of Good Practice, Friends Council on Education

Membership

The Board must be composed of 30% Haddonfield Monthly Meeting members, 30% Friends of other Meetings/schools, and 40% (maximum) non-Friends.

Board Members 2016-2017

Louise Senopoulos, Board Clerk
Louise is a member of the HFS class of '75 and a parent alum.
Louise is currently the Clerk of HFS Board of Trustees and member of the Finance and Governance Committees.
She has a professional background in Trust and Investment Management and is a lifelong member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.
Louise also serves as Chair of the Friends Fiduciary Corporation Board of Directors and previously served on the AFSC Investment Committee as well as the Cadbury Retirement Community Board and Finance Committee.
She has a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A in Finance from Drexel University.
Sam Allen
Sam is a current member of the Friends Fiduciary Board.
He currently serves on the Finance Committee and is a birthright member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting.
He is a former Board of Directors member for Westtown School and Moorestown Friends School; and the Former Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Cooper University Health System.
He is semi-retired from Universal Motor Distributors, Philadelphia.
Sam attended Westfield Friends School and Moorestown Friends School; and graduated from Westtown School and the University of Delaware.
Drew Biehl
Drew is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Haddonfield Friends School and is a member of the Quaker Life Committee.
He is a lifelong member of Haddonfield Friends Meeting and has served as Clerk of the School Committee, Property Committee, Worship & Ministry Committee, Care of Members & Attenders (formerly Overseers) Committee and served as Meeting Clerk from 2006 – 2012.
He has a professional background in corporate consumer services and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Delaware Hospice, Inc. and holds and Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care.
Drew also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Brandywiners, Ltd, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization in Wilmington, DE
He has a B.A. in English from Earlham College, Richmond, IN and a Master of Social Work from Widener University
Anne Coleman
Anne is a new member of the Haddonfield Friends School Board but a longtime proponent (and beneficiary) of Friends education, having attended Westfield Friends School (Cinnaminson, NJ) and having made her career as a faculty member at the Westtown School (West Chester, PA).
She is lifelong meeting member, now with Moorestown Monthly Meeting, and an attender at Westtown Monthly Meeting.
She has served on numerous committees for Westtown School and relishes the Quaker decision-making process.
Anne holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Errol D'Souza
Errol is a HFS parent alum.
He has served on the HFS Board since 2010.  Currently, he is the Clerk of the Governance Committee.
Errol has a professional background in Software Engineering, and technical management of engineering teams.  He is an Executive Director of Engineering at Comcast Cable, where he has worked since 2004.  Prior to Comcast, he was a Director of Engineering at TV Gateway LLC and Worldgate Communications Inc.  Earlier in his career, Errol served in technical leadership roles at Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc and Telegenix Inc.
Errol has a M.S.E.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University, and a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Monmouth University.
Dwight Dunston
Dwight serves on the Enrollment Committee and is currently the Assistant Director of Admission, Co-Clerk of All School Diversity Board, and Upper School Boys' Track and Field Coach at Friends Central School.
He is a member of Merion Friends Meeting and serves on the Beliefs Into Action Committee at the Meeting. He has a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
Nora Jones
Nora serves on the HFS Board of Trustees and is currently Co-Clerk of the Finance Committee. She previously server HFS as an auditor and as interim support to maintain financial systems prior to the hiring of our current Director of Finance & Operations.
She has a professional background in non-profit audit, individual and small business taxation. 
Nora serves on the board of the Southwest Jersey chapter of the NJ Society of CPAs.
She has a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Tampa and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University - Camden.
Karriem Salaam
Karriem has been a member of the HFS Board of Trustees since 2010, is the parent of an HFS alum as well as a current student, and the husband of a Haddonfield Monthly Meeting Member. Karriem has served on the Marketing committee of the HFS Board of Trustees. He is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist by profession, and holds a B.S. In Biology from The College of New Jersey, and an M.D. from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Chris Werner
Chris is parent alum.
He is currently Co-Clerk of the Finance Committee and is a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. 
Chris is involved in Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.

Narissa Bajjo

Robin Morrow 

Mary Anne Gaffney

 

Ex Officio

Matthew Sharp, Head of School
Ventina Hershey, Director of Finance and Operations

Board Committees: Each board committee is clerked by a trustee

  • Committee on Trustees: Cultivates interest in Board service and recruits members who are most effective in accomplishing the school’s strategic goals;monitors the health, diversity and effectiveness of the Board; plans and provides orientation and ongoing training; plans for the succession of both Board leadership and Head of School;
  • Finance: Oversees the financial health of the school; helps draft relevant policies; creates, reviews, and monitors the budget; recommends tuition; manages investments; and sets priorities for all-school spending to best support the academic program and the physical plant.
  • Advancement: Key charges are to encourage a climate of philanthropy in the school, beginning with the Board; to assist the administration in strategic thinking about marketing, branding and communications; to empower all trustees in their role as active “champions” of the school. This committee’s work is a mixture of visionary planning and active participation and is comprised of two sub-committees:
    • Development: Works with the Head and co-opted members of the HFS Community to implement a successful Annual Giving Campaign and periodic capital campaigns. It solicits the Board and engages trustees in cultivation and solicitation of prospective major donors.
    • Marketing: Assists the administration in higher level thinking about both internal and external marketing, branding and communications. The committee works closely with the Head in research, analysis and establishment of visionary goals.
  • Enrollment Committee
  • Quaker Life Committee