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Board of Trustees

School Governance

The Board of Trustees is comprised primarily of parents and guardians of students enrolled at The GreenMount School. Board meetings are held monthly at the school and are open to all families. The Board runs three all-school meetings per year: parent orientation in August, a mid-year status meeting in January, and a meeting in May with information about the coming year.

Much of the Board's work is carried out through committees who report back to the full board: The contracts committee, the finance committee, the strategic planning committee, and the executive committee are among the committees currently in operation. Most of the day-to-day decision-making is delegated to The GreenMount Head of School, who oversees the teaching and administrative staff.

Members of the Board of Trustees 2017-2018

Angelo Otterbein: President
Angelo Otterbein was a founder of Silverpoint, Inc., a company he started after graduating from Princeton University in 1996. Silverpoint recently merged with Hartford-based Finalsite, Inc. to become the largest provider of web solutions to over 1000 schools around the world. Angelo is the Chief Innovation Officer at Finalsite. Angelo and his wife, Lauren, have two children at the GreenMount School.

Jean DuBose: Vice President
Jean DuBose is the Chief of Staff for the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, a non-profit medical research organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins. Jean joined the GreenMount Board of Trustees in 2009 and currently serves as the Board Vice President. Jean is also the Chair of the Development Committee. Jean and her husband Joe have a son who recently graduated from the GreenMount School, and a daughter who is a current student.

Desmond Stinnie: Treasurer
Desmond Stinnie is the Founder & President of Opulent Cloud, a Baltimore-based provider of managed cloud services. Desmond joined the board of GreenMount in 2017. Desmond and his wife Colleen have three children - two of which (7th & 4th grades) attend the GreenMount School. They have lived in Mt Washington for 14 years.

Tracy Pietrzak: Treasurer
Tracy Kuniega Pietrzak is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She works as an attending physician for the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, she and her husband have lived in Baltimore for most of the past 18 years. They have two children who attend the GreenMount School. Tracy serves on the Innovation Committee and the Governance Committee.

Paul Adams: Community Board Member
Paul Adams is a media relations and communications manager for Exelon, a Fortune 150 energy company headquartered in Chicago and owner of Baltimore Gas and Electric. In that role, Paul manages interactions with local and national media, prepares executive speeches and manages crisis communications, among other tasks. Prior to Exelon, Paul worked as a journalist for 17 years, with more than half that time at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered everything from energy and the financial industry to the national economy and Baltimore's waterfront industries. Since becoming involved at GreenMount, he has served on the marketing and communications committee. Paul and his wife, Leeann, have a son who has been a student at GreenMount since kindergarten.

Johns Hopkins: Community Board Member
Johns Hopkins is the executive director of Baltimore Heritage, a historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization organization in Baltimore. Johns joined the board of GreenMount in 2010 and serves as the board secretary. Johns and his wife Mary have two children and many friends at GreenMount.

Shannon Frattaroli: Community Board Member
Shannon Frattaroli is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shannon joined the Board in 2012, and serves on the Finance and Governance Committees. She has two children at the GreenMount School.

Angela Guarda: Community Board Member
Angela Guarda MD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program. Angela joined the Board in 2010 and serves on the GreenMount School Curriculum Committee, the Admissions Committee and the Marketing Committee. Angela is married to Jeff Gilleran and has a daughter who recently graduated from the GreenMount School, and a daughter who is a current student.

Matt Hankins: Community Board Member
Matthew Hankins was born in Baltimore and raised in Carroll County, Maryland. Trained as a historic restoration carpenter, he manages the millshop for Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc., an historic preservation contractor in south Baltimore. Matt and his wife Paula are the parents of two Greenmount students. Matt chairs the Building and Grounds Committee.

Steve Klepper: Community Board Member
Steve Klepper and his wife, Meredith, live in Charles Village. Steve is the outgoing president of the Goucher College alumni association, and he served for six years on the board of the Contemporary Museum. He works as an appellate litigator at Kramon & Graham, P.A., in downtown Baltimore. He is the parent of two GreenMount students.

Katie Morris: Community Board Member
Katie Morris is a faculty member in the Masters of Arts in Teaching department and the Coordinator for Undergraduate Art Education at MICA. She has 20 years of teaching experience at various academic levels. She maintains an active studio practice in printmaking having exhibited her work in Baltimore, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. Two of Katie’s most artful inspirations and teachers attend the GreenMount School. Katie serves on the Innovation Committee at GreenMount.

Colm O'Comartun: Community Board Member
Colm O’Comartun is a founding partner of the firm 50 State, a consulting firm for political process in business. Colm O’Comartun served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011-2014. Colm served as Director of the Governor’s Office for Governor Martin O’Malley, after serving in various positions for him as both Governor and Mayor of Baltimore. Prior to that, he worked at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and as Director of Alumni Programs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He serves on the Development Committee at GreenMount. Colm has a daughter who attends the GreenMount School.

Farooq Sadiq: Community Board Member
Farooq Sadiq is a software engineer for Johns Hopkins University and has over 20 years of experience in open source technologies. Farooq was awarded the Golden Chopsticks in 2013 for his service to the Kuali community. He holds a masters degree in Information Technology from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Farooq leads the Technology Committee at GreenMount. He and his wife Jennifer have two children at The GreenMount School.

Haywood Wilson: Community Board Member
Haywood Wilson is a Systems Analyst at The Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union. Haywood joined the GreenMount Board of Trustees in 2010 and also serves as a member of the Technology Committee. He and his wife Laura have two children at the GreenMount school.