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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

Jeff Brandt

Board President
Licensed attorney
President, Wellman’s Brands, LLC
Indiana University, B.S. 1992
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D. 1995
Board Member since 2013

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

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

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

Lori Kran
CWS Grade School Teacher & Faculty Chair
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

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

Mazie Booth
Proprietor Panoptic Research
Education: BA in Economics and French, Transylvania University
co-lead CWS Parent Association
Board Member since 2014

Derek dos Anjos
Chef/Owner  The Anchor-otr
Earlham College, Sociology/Anthropology
Development Committee
Board member since 2014

Vanessa Celis Langley
Lab Manager/Research Assistant, UC College of Medicine
Lab Technician, Sun Chemical Corporation
Xavier University, BS/BA Medical Technology 1992
Community Life Committee
Board member since 2014




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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