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CWS Board of Trustees

The Cincinnati Waldorf School Board of Trustees is responsible for the financial health, safe operation and general oversight of the guidelines and regulations of the organization. The major responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:

  • Determine the Organization’s Mission and Purpose
  • Select the Administrative Team Leader
  • Support the Administrator and Faculty Chairs and Review their Performance
  • Ensure Effective Organizational Planning
  • Ensure Adequate Resources
  • Manage Resources Effectively
  • Determine and Monitor the Organization’s Programs and Services
  • Enhance the Organization’s Public Image
  • Serve as a Court of Appeal
  • Assess Its Own Performance

Peter Kennedy
Board President
CEO, Wake Nation
Denison University, B.A. 1998
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, M.B.A. 2004
Board Member since 2011

Jeff Brandt
Board Vice President
Attorney, practicing in federal criminal defense
President, Wellmann’s Brands, LLC
Former adjunct professor of Law at Xavier University & Cincinnati State
Indiana University, B.S. 1992
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1995
Board Member since 2013

Chris Green, CPA
Board Treasurer
CFO and Treasurer, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choice
Xavier University, B.S.B.A Finance 1990
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1995
Board Member since 2012

Michele Mergner
Board Secretary
RN, Christ Hospital School of Nursing
Clinical House Supervisor, Jewish Hospital
ICU Nurse, Atrium Medical Center
Education: BSN, University of Cincinnati
Board Member since 2014

Evonne Morales
Architect, Drawing Dept.
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning
Board lead for Facilities Committee
Board Member since 2011

Jack Michael
President, Del-Fair Property Mgt.
CEO, Agincourt Investments
Former CWS Parent
Founding Board Member CWS
Education: University of Cincinnati, English Literature

Christine Masur
CWS Marketing/Outreach Director & Administrative Team Leader
Education: BA Marketing & Management, University of Cincinnati
Board member since 2007

Lori Kran
CWS Grade School Teacher
Education: PhD, U.S. History, 1993
Waldorf Teacher Development Association certification, 2001
Board Member since 2012

Laura Thomas
Senior Client Leadership at Marsh Brand Partners

Education: BA in Business with minor in Marketing from Thomas More College
Board lead for Outward Facing Committee
Board Member since 2012

Sonya Warren
CWS Grade School Teacher & Faculty Chair
Education: Masters in Education, Antioch University; BA, Anthopology & Sociology, Warren Wilson College
Board Member since 2013

Stephen JohnsonGrove
Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Licensed attorney
Board lead for Development Committee
Board Member since 2013



Board Meeting Minutes Archive

Board Member Nomination Form

Board Handbook & By-Laws

CWS Strategic Plan

Finance Committee Charter

Nominating Committee Charter

July 2012 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)

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