Golden Leaves

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 Faculty

  • Support the Administrative 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

BOARD MEMBERS

JEFFREY BRANDT

Board President

Former Board President 2014-2018
Attorney, practicing in federal criminal defense

Indiana University, B.S. 1992

University of Toledo College of Law, 1995

Former adjunct professor at Xavier University & Cincinnati State

PATRICK GATES

Treasurer and Facilities Chair
Principal, Matrix Holdings, LLC
BS Geology, Michigan State University
High School Chair
Facilities Chair
Board Member since 2016

KRISTA GIESKE
Board Secretary
Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office
J.D., Chase College of Law
B.A. English, Thomas More College
Board member since 2018

CONNIE DAVIS
CWS Faculty Chair
University of the South, BA English-Literature 1985
Antioch University, Waldorf Teacher Certification 2008
CWS Class teacher since 2003
CWS Grades Chair 2012
CWS College Chair 2017
Returning Board Member 2017

RICKEY HARRIS

Alumni Parent

Alumni Parent Member

B.A., Political Communications, Queens College, C.U.N.Y.

M.A., Secondary Education, Queens College, C.U.N.Y.

Board member since 2020

SUSAN GRAY

Administrative Lead

Licensed Massage Therapist via State Medical Board of Ohio/Self Employed

Education: BS in Leadership, College of Professional Studies Northeastern University

Board Tri-lead for High School Development

Board member since 2015

sgray@cinciwaldorf.org

JOSHUA DORSEY

Parent Member

CEO, Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, PLLC

B.A.  Management, University of Kentucky

MHA ,  The Ohio State University

 

NICK HUMMEL

Parent Member

Great American Insurance Group - AVP Claim Operations

University of Dayton, BA in Political Science 

Indiana Institute of Technology, MBA
 

ESLY CALDWELL

Parent Member

Co-owner of Caldwell Family Wellness

Licensed Acupuncturist 

B.A., American Studies Earlham College, 2000

MS Chinese Medicine, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, 2008
 

AMIE DUNCAN 

Parent Member

Clinical Psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ph.D. – University of Alabama

B.S. – University of Dayton



BARI MAIROSE 
Faculty Representative

University of Cincinnati, BA History
University of Cincinnati, DAAP, BS Design
Sophia’s Hearth, Waldorf Early Childhood Certification
Sweet Pea Preschool Lead Teacher
Early Childhood Department Faculty Chair
Alumni Parent and CWS Community Member since 2004

IAIN JONES  

CWS BOARD MEETING MINUTES

For access to the Board of Trustees meeting minutes, please email Libby Rupp.