Meet our Board

About the Board of Trustees

Independent schools like Ranney are governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The role of the Board of Trustees is to steward the mission and purpose of our school. The Board: hires, supports, and evaluates the Head of School; oversees strategic planning to ensure the school’s programs are effective and fall in line with its mission; provides financial oversight of the school’s budget and operations; and ensures the legal and ethical integrity and the school. Trustees are advocates for the school; they actively support the Head of School, keep themselves well informed about the school’s current operations, challenges and goals, and attend full Board and Committee meetings regularly. It is not the duty of the Board of Trustees to operate the school, nor to hire or fire faculty and administrators. 

The Board of Trustees also oversees a number of standing committees, which are comprised of both Trustees and individuals who are not Trustees (with the exception of the Executive Committee, Governance Committee, and the Finance Committees, which are only comprised by Trustees). 

Our 2018-19 Trustees

Christopher FitzmauriceChair 
Robert Chandler, Vice Chair 
William Maher, Vice Chair 
Joseph GuilianoTreasurer 
Christian GiordanoSecretary 

Michael Abboud

Shamina Dhillon 
Ross Gale '07
Dr. Walter Greason '91
William Maher 
David Maris '86 
Irene Paulus '96
Diane Schmelz
Kamalpreet Virdi 
Jamie Price, Trustee Emeritus
Brian Torpey, M.D., Trustee Emeritus

Board Committees

Standing Committees:
  • Education & Student Life: Monitors progress made toward strategic academic and student life initiatives.
  • Development: Facilitates partnerships among school community members in an effort to cultivate philanthropic support.
  • MarketingDevelops internal and external outreach strategies; supports collaboration with the local community.
  • Campus Operations: Works with staff to develop and monitor the master site plan, including the review of security and sustainability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Ad Hoc Committees:Crisis Management, Legal Advisory, and Medical Advisory

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.