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Board of Trustees

The Lawrence School Board of Trustees is comprised of current parents, alumni parents, and community leaders who care deeply about the mission of the school. The responsibility of the Board includes: strategic planning, overseeing financial viability, hiring the Head of School, and working with school leadership to define the mission, vision, and guiding principles. 

Lawrence School welcomes students, staff and Board members of all ages, races, colors, religions, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, handicaps, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school.  Lawrence School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance or other school administered programs. 


Nathaniel E. Leonard


Nat Leonard is the Group President of Life Sciences at Smithers, an Akron-based testing and consulting firm. Nat has over 25 years of general management and functional leadership experience. He has run startups and multinational enterprises. Nat’s roles have ranged...Expand

Jennifer Kaufman

First Vice President, President-Elect

Following her graduation from the University of Cincinnati, Jennifer served as Director of Communications for both News Corp and America Online. She also worked for U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as Director in the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental...Expand

Rob G. Risman

Second Vice President

Rob Risman is the President/CEO of Burton Carol Management LLC, a property management firm with properties in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan. He coordinates, directs, and oversees all legal matters, supports, and assists in-house divisions with regard to all aspects of...Expand

Lina Mehta-Pinault, MD


Dr. Lina Mehta, MD is Associate Dean for Admissions at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Professor of Radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Mehta is the Chairperson of the National Committee on Admissions, a five-member...Expand

Robert B. Port


Rob Port is a Partner at Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including class action, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, enforcement of non-compete agreements, employee raiding, unfair compensation, and trade secrets. Before...Expand

Kathryn A. Barnes

After graduating from William & Jefferson College with a bachelor’s in economics, Kassie spent over 30 years in commercial real estate finance. Her extensive experience included developing new relationships and underwriting commercial real estate investments. Most recently, she served as...Expand

Kathryn Passov Edelman

Kathryn Passov Edelman is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Fitness Professional, with specialties in senior fitness, exercise for Parkinson’s patients and kid’s fitness. An Arizona State University alumna, Kathryn began her career in Los Angeles working for Gold’s Gym...Expand

William Fudge III

William Fudge III serves as Vice President, Software Engineering at OEConnection. William first joined the company as an intern and has continued to advance through the software engineering ranks at OEC. Contributing in numerous roles over his 20 years of service,...Expand

Jill Harrington

An alumna of Hillsdale College, Jill Harrington has worked at Boston's Bain & Company and Bain Capital, where she served as Mitt Romney’s administrative assistant. A native Clevelander, she returned to Northeast Ohio to make her mark at Edgepark Surgical....Expand

Henri Pell Junod, Jr.

Hank Junod spent nine years at Hawken School before attending and graduating from Choate School and Trinity College in Connecticut. Returning to Ohio, he earned his master’s at Case Western Reserve University in political science and history. Hank’s illustrious career in...Expand

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