The Carey School Board of Trustees welcomed nine talented new board members this year: Heidi Chang, Jennifer Chung, Lindsay Folk, Jack Herndon, Allison Keenan, Bill Lenihan, Mike Markson, Sarah Suelman and Caroline Tsao. Each new board member began a three-year term on July 1, 2016. This class of new trustees brings a wide range of skills and life experiences to our board, including backgrounds in finance, education, management consulting, and serving other nonprofit organizations. The Carey Board of Trustees looks forward to working with these talented individuals as we continue our work to uphold the Carey School Mission and pursue the bold initiatives in our Strategic Plan.
Heidi is the proud mother of two Carey students. She has been a room parent, co-led the 2017 Spaghetti dinner, is an active member of the Caring at Carey Committee (CAC), and has co-led CAC’s annual service learning inspired project with Hands on Bay Area and Los Cerritos School in South San Francisco. Heidi’s family has also mentored new families.
Heidi has a chemistry degree from Wellesley College. She was also inducted into Wellesley’s Athletics Hall of Fame for fencing. She has an M.A in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, and is a learning experience design consultant, helping teams to tackle their biggest questions in learning interactions and innovations.
Jennifer, the parent of a current Carey School student in kindergarten, received a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. She was born and raised in a small, rural town in Ohio.
Jennifer was the CEO of Kinsights, a digital health startup focused on pediatrics, which was acquired by Care.com. Earlier in her career, she built and launched media products at several tech companies and spent five years at Genentech, where she led physician marketing and strategy for a lymphoma drug.
She is involved in several other Bay Area nonprofits as the Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the SF SPCA and the Chair for Common Sense Media’s Silicon Valley Advisory Council.
Lindsay is delighted to have three boys, all at the Carey school. She is currently the spirit committee co-chair where she plans the school spirit rallies and loves to see the children cheering, laughing and screaming for their beloved mascot, Feathers. She has also served as the enrichment days liaison, faculty and administration appreciation chair, room parent, and as a Carey mentor family.
Lindsay has a finance degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and is currently a consultant to several enterprise technology companies designing, implementing and facilitating various leadership development programs and processes. Lindsay has over 18 years experience executing such programs for some of the fastest growing and highly respected companies around the globe.
Jack and his wife Nina are excited to join the “Three for Carey” club – with all three children at Carey.
Jack and Nina manage Sage Eldercare Solutions, an eldercare practice focused on care management, home care services, and therapeutic activities for older adults. He is a founding board member and former Treasurer of the San Francisco Village which today includes over 300 members.
Jack earned his B.A. from Brown University and his MBA from Stanford University. His interests include yoga, tennis, mountaineering and anything related to the French culture (wine, in particular).
Allison is the mother of two energetic Carey School students. She was the President of the Carey School Parents Association (CSPA), a member of the Walkfest Spirit Rally Team and a new family mentor. She also served as Vice-President of the CSPA for two years and co-chaired the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee.
Allison has been active in many other nonprofit organizations including serving on the boards of The Little Jim Club of California Pacific Medical Center, Burlingame Mother’s Club and the Parca Auxiliary.
Allison received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has a background in marketing and non-profit development.
Bill Lenihan is the parent of two children at the Carey School and is the proud coach of the boy’s 2nd Grade flag football team and the girl’s 4th grade basketball team.
Bill holds a degree in Business and Economics from UCLA and an MBA from The Wharton School.
He is currently President of Off Grid Electric, a roof top solar company bringing energy solutions to Africa and other emerging markets. Prior to Off Grid Electric, he spent 15 years as a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Calera Capital.
Mike is the father of two Carey students. He has served as an Annual Fund Class Ambassador and as part of a Carey mentor family.
Professionally, Mike has founded and worked in several Silicon Valley start-ups, is an active advisor and, in a previous life, practiced corporate law in Manhattan for several years.
He has a BA in Economics from Wittenberg University, a JD from Capital University Law School and an LLM (International Law) from Georgetown University Law Center. He is coach of his son’s baseball team, an avid golfer and a bad guitar player.
Sarah is the proud mother of one Carey student and one Carey graduate. Sarah joined the Carey community in 2014 after relocating to the Bay Area from New York. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with the CSPA in various roles. Sarah has been a room parent, co-chair at Caring at Carey, Annual fund class ambassador, Health and wellness chair, Auction committee member and helped with class auction projects.
Sarah is an M.D., and has also holds an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Before moving back to New York, Sarah worked as a health consultant and practiced medicine in Pakistan. She is currently an independent healthcare consultant. Sarah has been inspired by her childrens’ experience at Carey and she would like to bring that passion, along with her professional experience, for the advancement of the Carey School mission.
Caroline is the mother of two Carey students. She grew up in North Carolina and is a graduate of Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in history. She also earned her MBA from The Wharton School.
She has nearly twenty years of experience in asset allocation, portfolio construction and investment manager research. Currently, Caroline is the Senior Investment Strategist for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. In this role, she is the portfolio manager for several mutual funds and helps make tactical investment decisions across all client portfolios for BNY Mellon worldwide.
Caroline enjoys being active in the Carey community. She has volunteered as a Room Parent, an Annual Fund Ambassador, an Admissions Office Volunteer, a Mentor to new incoming families, and as a co-host of the Carey Sleepover Pay-to-Play. Caroline and her family love being at Carey and feel lucky to be part of this joyful community.