Board of Trustees
Election to the board of trustees carries with it a responsibility of stewardship. By definition, trustees are the custodians of the school: They hold "in trust" the mission and the school's reputation. Current trustees accept the obligation to not only preserve, but to also add to the enterprise... Beyond these duties, the work of trustees focuses exclusively on policies and strategies that are future-focused, and not on daily operations, which are delegated to the head of school. Trustees are called upon to contribute their time, thought, and energy, as well as financial resources, to support the viability and growth of the school. -- Used with permission from the National Association of Independent Schools
- Mr. Kevin T. Anderson '82, Board Chair
- Ms. Easter A. Maynard '89, Vice Chair
- Mrs. Frances P. Pugh, Vice Chair
- Mr. Santo J. Costa, Vice Chair
- Mrs. Iren Hianik, Secretary
- Mr. Kelvin Jones, Treasurer
- Mrs. Amy Meyers Batten
- Mr. R. G. Beller
- Mrs. Kelly Powell Gould ’90
- Mr. John T. Jenkins II
- Dr. Laura Helton Kalorin '92
- Dr. Kevin L. Keim
- Mr. John E. Parham, Jr. '84
- Ms. Joyce Pope ‘04
- Mrs. Donna Preiss
- Mrs. Kristin Gatchel Replogle
- Ms. Penny Abrahams Rogers '93
- Ms. Nelle Moseley Schantz ‘83
- Mr. Peter A. Tannenbaum
- Mr. James Ziperski
Kevin Anderson ’82 joined the board in 2014. He is a senior vice president in the financial services industry in Raleigh, NC. .
Kevin entered the investment business at Branch Cabell in Richmond, Virginia, where his final role was Director of Research. In 1989, he joined his father Chip and his grandfather at Legg Mason. Along the way, he attained the Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Portfolio Manager and Certified Financial Planner™ designation (no longer active).
A native of Raleigh, Kevin is dedicated to serving personally and professionally across a range of organizations, including Portfolio Management Institute, Past President, Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, where his roles have included Board of Trustees Chair, Finance Committee Chair & Administrative Board Chair, Washington & Lee University Alumni Admissions Chair – Eastern NC, YMCA of the Triangle Investment Committee and William Peace University where he served as Board of Visitor Chair & member of Board of Trustees.
Kevin and his wife, Perri, have a daughter and a son who are both Ravenscroft graduates.
Easter Maynard leads ChildTrust Foundation and is Director of Community Investment for IMC. The foundation invests primarily in early childhood education and literacy efforts across North Carolina with a particular focus on serving under-resourced families and communities.
Easter serves on the IMC board of directors and is the Chair of the Board of Golden Corral Corporation. She also chairs the board of directors for Camp Corral, which she helped establish in 2012 to strengthen military families by providing summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military heroes.
In addition to her work through IMC, Easter currently serves as board chair for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and serves on the boards of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, Methodist Home for Children, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communications from Wake Forest University and a master’s in social work and community practice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Easter has three children, all currently attending Ravenscroft.
Fran Pugh has served on the board for more than 40 consecutive years, first joining in 1969. She is a parent of alumni as well as a grandparent of both alumni and current students. She has served on the Finance Committee, Development Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee. As neighbors to the campus, the Pughs have hosted many barbecues and picnics at Tara Farm, and cross-country practices and meets. Her husband, Dr. V. Watson Pugh, Jr. '38, a pediatrician who retired in 2001, served for many years as the Ravenscroft school physician.
At the 2009 Ravenscroft Commencement, Mrs. Pugh was inducted into the Class of 1862 and was awarded honorary alumnae status at the School.
Santo “Sandy” Costa joined the Ravenscroft board in July 2012.
Costa joined Quintiles Transnational Corp. as President and Chief Operating Officer in April 1994 at the time of its initial public offering (IPO). He was named Vice Chairman in December 1999 and held that position until May 2001.
Prior to joining Quintiles, Costa spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Administration and General Counsel of Glaxo Inc., where he sat on the company’s board of directors and executive committee.
Costa has served on the board of directors of numerous companies and currently sits on the board of Cytokinetics, Metabolon and Aquestive. He is Of Counsel to the law firm Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, and is an adjunct professor in the clinical research program at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy.
Costa received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and his Juris Doctor degrees from St. John’s University. He is the author of the book Humanity at Work: Encouraging Spirit, Achievement & Truth to Flourish in the Workplace (2008).
He and his wife, Jean, have three children.
Iren Hianik joined the board in 2013. She was a Principal at Zenner Consulting Group, LLC, a leading Chicago legal search and placement firm. Previously, she worked as a commercial litigator at Edwards Wildman law firm.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Hianik served as co-president of the Ravenscroft Parents’ Association during the 2011-2012 year, and was a member of the Parents Supporting Diversity and Inclusion group on campus. She and her husband, Mark, served as Annual Fund Chairs, 2011-2012.
She also served on the board of InterAct, and is a former member and past president of the Family Advisory Board at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago.
She and Mark have two daughters who attended Ravenscroft.
Kelvin Jones joined the Ravenscroft board in 2016.
Kelvin joined State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in 2016 as part of the acquisition of GE Asset Management. He is currently Senior Vice President and the Global Head of the Alternative Investment risk management organization. He is a member of the SSGA Senior Leadership Team and serves as the principal risk representative for the Stamford, CT investment office. Prior to this role, Kelvin spent over two decades with GE Capital where he previously served as Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital’s European Banking business based in London, UK.
Kelvin received a MBA degree from Duke University and a BS in Economics from Rutgers University.
Kelvin and his wife, Kathleen, have three children, one currently attending Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.
Amy Batten has over 15 years of experience in assisting public and private companies with securities and corporate law issues. She has broad experience in public company compliance matters, including SEC reporting, public disclosure and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She also has substantial experience in public and private securities offerings, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, including going private transactions, and regularly counsels clients with regard to corporate governance and general corporate matters.
Batten and her husband, Dave, have a son who attends Ravenscroft.
R.G. Beller joined the board in 2013. He is principal at Triple B Development of Greenville, N.C., and was a former partner of Grubb & Ellis/Thomas Linderman real estate brokerage firm. In addition, he manages a family real estate portfolio with properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Before venturing into commercial real estate, Beller held management positions at SC Johnson & Sons and Burroughs Wellcome.
He attended The Lawrenceville School, received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Washington University and his M.B.A. from Pace University.
Beller has served as co-chair and Leadership co-chair for Ravenscroft’s Annual Fund, and was a member of the Ravens Council. He serves on the board of the Townview Condominium Association, BG Association and the Brody Company, is a vice president of the Mayfaire Master Association, and trustee of the Seth Beller Trust.
Beller and his wife, Lisa, have two children who attended Ravenscroft.
Kelly Powell Gould ’90 served as the 2014-2015 Co-President of the Ravenscroft Parents’ Association. In addition to her active role in the PA, Kelly served as a member of the Alumni Council from 2010-2014. Kelly received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has 15 years of marketing, accounting, and property management experience in the real estate development industry.
Kelly and is married to fellow Ravenscroft graduate, Stephen ’91. They have two children currently enrolled at Ravenscroft.
John is Senior Vice President and Practice Leader at STEWART, an award-winning and multidiscipline engineering, design, and planning firm employing over 225 professionals with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Durham, North Carolina. John is a licensed professional engineer with over 28 years of planning, design, management and civil engineering experience in both the public and private sector and continues to engage in and lead high profile local, national, and international projects for the firm. He is originally from Greenville, NC and attended North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. John has proudly called Raleigh home for over 30 years.
John has been deeply engaged with the Ravenscroft Annual Fund since 2007 and he and his wife served as chairs from 2013-2015. They were also members of the Ravens Council before John joined the Board of Trustees in 2015. He has also devoted significant years of service to numerous academia and community organizations including chair of the NCSU College of Engineering Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board, chair of the Artspace Board of Directors, and the Artsplosure Board of Directors. John is also involved with many professional industry associations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce..
John and his wife, Judy, have a daughter who attends Ravenscroft.
Laura is a 1992 graduate of Ravenscroft and received her undergraduate degree in 1996 from Emory University. She graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 2000 and was a resident at Duke University in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In 2006, Laura completed her master’s degree in Public Health at the State University of New York at Albany and completed the New York State Preventive Medicine Residency. She received her MBA from North Carolina State University.
From 2006 to 2009, she was the medical director for newborn screening at the New York State Department of Health. Laura currently sees patients at Alliance Medical Ministry, which is an adult internal medicine clinic for the uninsured. She also serves on the board for the WakeMed Foundation.
Laura is married to Dr. Carmin Kalorin, a urologist at WakeMed, and has three children who currently attend Ravenscroft.
Kevin Keim joined the board in 2014. As chief development officer at INC Research, he embraces global business and drug development opportunities while supporting customer, employee, and strategic product development. An entrepreneur at heart, he also leads INC Research's innovative outreach program to the Japanese pharma and the global biotech business community. He is a previous five-year Board Director of INC Research. Dr. Keim brings more than 46 years of international research and discovery, clinical research, drug development and regulatory experience to INC Research with more than 490 clinical trial experiences to his credit.
Most recently, and for six years, Dr. Keim was employed as President, CEO and Board Director of venture-backed Vela Pharmaceuticals Inc., a “re-purposing” specialty pharma opportunity and whose assets were consolidated with Pharmos, Inc.; Dr. Keim led the Vela team to raise $85MM in venture capital investment.
Prior to Vela Pharmaceuticals Inc., Kevin was president of Quintiles Pacific, Inc., where he provided executive leadership and directive consultative development solutions to the global CNS therapeutics effort. His twenty-three formative years in the pharmaceutical industry were spent at Hoffmann-LaRoche and (Ayerst-)Wyeth Research. Collective with his experience at Vela Pharmaceuticals, Kevin has preclinical and clinical development experience in psychiatry, neurology, sleep medicine, pain management, movement disorders, cardiovascular, woman’s health, and GI, as well as strategic regulatory consultation.
Dr. Keim serves as Director of Clinilabs, Inc. He is a previous board director of the American Society of Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (ASENT), NeuroMedix, Inc., the Pennsylvania BioTech Center of Bucks County, Affiliated Research Corporation (San Diego), Princeton BioMedical Corp, and K.L.Keim Consultancy Group, LLC. He served on the Advisory Board to the Dean of Sciences of New York University. Kevin received his doctoral degree from New York University and his Masters of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His undergraduate work was done at Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) where he currently serves as a Trustee of the Board and the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Keim is a member of a variety of professional societies and has a distinguished record of peer-review publications.
Kevin is a grandparent to two current Ravenscroft students.
John Parham joined the board in 2013. He is a Raleigh native, and a graduate of Ravenscroft and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 1988, Parham joined AXA Equitable as a financial advisor. He was promoted to divisional vice president and then executive vice president for AXA in Tennessee. After several years as founder and president of Legacy Wealth Strategies, LLC, he returned to AXA as senior vice president for the Raleigh branch of advisors. In 2015, John joined The Carolina’s Financial Network as a partner responsible for acquisitions of financial planners and their practices. John led the formations of The Capital Planning Group in 2018 to complement the growth of TCFN in the Southeastern United States.
Parham has previously been president-elect of the Ravenscroft Alumni Council and is an active volunteer on campus and off. He served as Board of Advisors chair for the A.E. Finley YMCA from 2016-2018. He serves on the finance committee for the Triangle YMCA.
Parham and his wife, Shannon, have two children, one currently at Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.
As vice president of the Pope Foundation, Joyce Pope works with arts and humanitarian grantees and on the foundation’s day-to-day operations. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving both her undergraduate and law degrees there. She worked with the Washington, D.C. strategic communications consulting firm Greener and Hook, LLC, and while in law school interned at the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina under Judge Stephani Humrickhouse. Joyce completed an externship at the Office of the Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties and was a summer associate at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton, a Raleigh law firm. She has also served on the Ravenscroft Alumni Council.
Donna Preiss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Preiss Company. Since 1987, The Preiss Company has specialized in the development, acquisition, and management of off-campus student housing and is currently the third-largest privately owned student housing provider in the country. Donna Preiss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Preiss Company. The Preiss Company is the leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry. Donna received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's from the University of Maryland at College Park. She and her husband, Kirk, are current grandparents of four Ravenscroft students.
Kristin Replogle was a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in traumatic brain injury. Since retiring from Mass General, she has focused her time and energy on philanthropy and advocacy. As President of the Replogle Family Foundation, she spends her time and voice volunteering and serving as a member of several national and community boards focused on health, education and the arts. Kristin was appointed by President Obama to serve the board of Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. She currently serves as a trustee to North Carolina Museum of Art. She also serves on North Carolina State University’s Institute for Nonprofits advisory board, an initiative that seeks to strengthen nonprofit organizations in North Carolina.
Her passion for education continues with service on the NCSU College of Education advisory board. Finally, she shares her experience in and passion for health care by serving on the Board of WakeMed Hospital. Previously, Kristin served on the boards of the Nature Research Center, SAFEchild, Girls Scouts of North Carolina and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. Kristin is an honors graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she received a BS and MS. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and four daughters.
Penny Abrahams Rogers ‘93 joined the board in 2018. She is a Consultant for Independent School Management based in Wilmington, DE.
In her role as a consultant with ISM Penny specializes in the areas of marketing communications, enrollment management, and development. Previously she served as the Director of Admissions & Marketing at Academy at the Lakes in Tampa, FL (2013-17); (Tampa, FL), as the Director of Communications at Ravenscroft (2006-13); and as Ravenscroft Annual Fund Coordinator (2001-03). She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Penny has a daughter who is a current student at Ravenscroft.
Nelle Schantz is a Vice President at Fidelity Charitable managing the Advisor Marketing team. Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity that has helped donors support more than 219,000 nonprofit organizations with more than $25 billion in grants. Focusing on Fidelity Charitable’s donor-advised fund program, Nelle is accountable for the company’s marketing strategy targeted to financial advisors including attorneys, financial planners and CPAs.
Prior to joining Fidelity Charitable, Nelle worked at SAS, the market leader in analytic software. She held a variety of positions within Marketing ultimately culminating into leading the Product Marketing Division. Before coming to SAS, Nelle was Senior Vice President at First Union Corp. (now Wells Fargo), which she joined in 1987. During her tenure, she served in various management roles, including driving retail banking marketing strategies.
Nelle holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wake Forest University. She is on the Board of Methodist Home for Children and is a middle and lower school Sunday School teacher. She and her husband currently have two children enrolled at Ravenscroft.
Pete spent the bulk of his career raising capital and advising community banks as a partner at Trident Financial Corp. / KeyCorp, a leading boutique investment bank focused on the financial services industry. Pete is an active investor in community banks and has advised a number of companies including CrownBridge Group, Training Folks and a number of startup companies.
He was a founding Board member of Marbles Kids Museum and served in a number of leading board roles and committee chair positions at Marbles. Pete attended Greensboro Day School and received a BA in Political Science from Duke University and a doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Pete and his wife Pickel have one child currently at Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.