GMS Parents
Board of Trustees

School Governance

The Board of Trustees is comprised primarily of parents and guardians of students enrolled at GMS. 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 GMS Head of School, who oversees the teaching and administrative staff.

Members of the Board of Trustees 2015-2016

Angelo Otterbein: President
Angelo Otterbein is the President of Silverpoint, Inc., a company he started after graduating from Princeton University in 1996. Silverpoint provides web design and software to schools and recently merged with Hartford-based Finalsite, Inc. to become the largest provider of web solutions to over 1000 schools around the world. 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 President. Jean is also the Chair of the Development Committee. Jean and her husband Joe have two children at the GreenMount School.

Nicholas Mantel: Treasurer
Nicholas Mantel is a cardiac anesthesiologist at Union Memorial Hospital. Nick moved to Baltimore from Seattle in 2003 to train at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nick and his wife, Katherine, have two daughters and a large mutt and live in West Baltimore. Their two children attend the GreenMount School.

Johns Hopkins: Secretary
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.

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, Aidan, who has been a student at GreenMount since kindergarten.

Pamela Calce: Community Board Member
Pamela Calce has worked in both profit and non-profit sectors as a marketing and special event manager for local organizations such as the Baltimore Orioles, Waterfront Partnership and Mjach Designs. Pamela and her husband Matt have two children at the GreenMount School.

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. Her two children, Lillia and Matteo, are in 7th and 5th grade 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 two daughters at the Greenmount School.

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 Greenmount students, Martha and Ginny.

Mike Kardas: Community Board Member
Mike has worked at Northrup Grumman for 30+ years and is an Air Defense Sensor Systems Manager. He was Treasurer at GreenMount for 5 years. He and wife Julie are parents to an 8th grader. Their son was a student in the first kindergarten class at GMS.

Steve Klepper: Community Board Member
Steve Klepper is the father of Vivian, a rising second grader, and her little brother Malcolm. He 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.

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, Estelle and Isadora, attend the GreenMount School.

Tracy Pietrzak: Community Board Member
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. Their two sons, Alexander and Roman, attend the GreenMount School.

Elizabeth Wagenheim: Community Board Member
Elizabeth Wagenheim has worked in non-profit and state education programs and currently teaches English language learners at MICA. She has a 7th grader and a 4th grader at GreenMount.

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.