Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the School’s mission and philosophy. It is organized on a non-stock, directorship basis under the Michigan Non-Profit Corporation Act.
Articles of Incorporation and corporate bylaws describe and guide board operations. The members of the Board of Trustees elect officers to govern the management of the board. Board responsibilities include hiring and evaluation of the Head of School, approving the annual budget, and strategic planning.

The board oversees the governance of the school and is careful not to impinge upon the day-to-day operational roles of the school’s administrators. It acts as a support to, and resource, for the Head of School and administration.

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  • Officers 2022-2023

    Clay Thomas, Chair 
    General Counsel, JB Donaldson Company 

    Christopher Federico, Ex-Officio
    Head of The Roeper School

    Alana Glass '97, Treasurer, Vice Chair- Finance 
    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan  
    Director, Project Play: Southeast Michigan

    Shannon Martin, Vice Chair, Administration
    Roeper Parent

    Colleen Allen, Secretary 
    President & CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan 

    Jay Marks, PhD, Executive Member-At-Large
    Diversity & Equity Consultant 
    Oakland Schools
  • Trustees 2022-2023

    Carol Appel 
    Oncology Nurse Practitioner 
    Cheryl Blau '80, Alumni Representative
    Founder, Director and Teacher 
    The Blau Project Middle School 

    Andrew Blechman, Faculty Representative 
    Middle/Upper School Faculty, The Roeper School 
    Kevin Carlson, Parent Representative
    Civil Rights Attorney
    Joy Lawson Davis, EdD
    DEI and Gifted Education Consultant

    Amy-Beth Fleischer

    Ryan Fringer

    Director of Graduate Medical Education, Beaumont Health
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    Physician, Beaumont-Royal Oak

    Kenny Miller 
    Director, Benefits and Rewards Operations
    General Motors

    Julia Raphael, Student Representative, Class of '23

    Mykolas Rambus

    Jameel M. Smith, PhD, LLP, NCSP 
    Lead Pediatric Psychologist
    Wayne Pediatrics

    Signe Smith, Student Representative, Class of '23

    Jeff Stafeil
    CFO, Tenneco

    Scott Vartanian, Faculty Representative 
    Lower School Faculty, The Roeper School 
    Beth Vens
    Senior Environmental Quality Analyst

    Julian Wong
    Artist, Designer

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