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235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724  /  732.542.4777

Ranney Board of Trustees

The Role of the Board

Becoming a Board Member

The opportunity to join the Board of Trustees begins with participation on a Board Committee. To join a Board Committee, an individual may express interest by contacting a current Board Member or a member of the Ranney Leadership Team (i.e., Head of School, Assistant Head of School, or Chief Advancement Officer). Members of the Board and Leadership Team often also nominate prospective Committee members for particular Committees based on their experience or expertise. A member of the Governance Committee will meet with prospective Committee members prior to inviting them to join a Committee. Individuals are asked to make a one- or two-year commitment to the Committee.

Committee members may be nominated to become Trustees of the Board after serving on a Board Committee for one or two years. To be considered as a new Trustee, the individual must be nominated/identified by a Committee Chair, the Governance Chair, the Board Chair, or the Head of School. Candidates then participate in interviews with the Head of School, Board Chair, Governance Chair, and one or two Trustees. Pending approval, the individual is invited to join the Board.

The timeframe for nominating and reviewing new Committee members and Trustees runs January-May each year. New terms align with the academic year, beginning July 1. All Board Members are required to sign Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest statements.

2019-20 Board of Trustees

Robert Chandler,  Chair
Joseph Guiliano, Vice Chair
Christian Giordano, Secretary 
Michael Abboud, Treasurer
Dr. Ramil Bhatnagar
Dr. Shamina Dhillon 
Sandy Epstein
Ross Gale '07
Dr. Walter Greason '91
Kenneth Moore 
Irene Paulus '96
Diane Schmelz
Kamalpreet Virdi 
Christopher Fitzmaurice, Trustee Emeritus
Daniel Goldberg, M.D., Trustee Emeritus
Jamie Price, Trustee Emeritus
Brian Torpey, M.D., Trustee Emeritus

Board Committees

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Development

    Facilitates partnerships among school community members in an effort to cultivate philanthropic support.
  • Diversity

    Advances the goals of Ranney’s Diversity Statement and supports an inclusive community that celebrates a spectrum of cultures, beliefs and talents.
  • Education & Student Life

    Monitors progress made toward strategic academic and student life initiatives.
  • Finance

    Works with staff to develop and report on the school’s long-range financial plan, investments, and annual budget, including tuition. Participation on this committee is limited to Trustees.
  • Governance

    Cultivates new committee members and Trustees, and facilities the board’s self-assessment. Participation on this committee is limited to Trustees.
  • Marketing

    Develops internal and external outreach strategies; supports collaboration with the local community.
  • Medical Advisory

    Advises the school on policies related to health and well-being of students and is working in partnership with the school to explore curricula to promote resilience in our students.
  • Ad Hoc Committees

    Strategic Planning, Crisis Management, and Legal Advisory
  • Executive

    Coordinates the work of the Board and is comprised of the Board's officers; oversees evaluation of Head’s performance and sets the head’s compensation. Participation on this committee is limited to Trustees.
  • Campus Operations

    Works with staff to develop and monitor the master site plan, including the review of security and sustainability.

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

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