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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.
Nadya Scheiner earned her Bachelor of Arts in women's studies at Duke University and a Juris Doctor degree at Stanford University Law School. She has spent her adult life experiencing the world as a student, attorney, teacher, and artist.
Raised in Washington D. C., Nadya has also lived in Boston, San Francisco, and New York City and Boston. Her professional experience included working as an attorney for a New York law firm and for the New York Civil Liberties Union. She also taught upper school history at several independent schools.
For the past decade, Nadya has worked as an artist in Beachwood, specializing in pen, pencil, acrylic, and mixed media. The majority of her current art focuses on the written word centered around the themes of womanhood, symmetry, disruption of order, surrealism, serenity, and discomfort.
Nadya lives in Shaker Heights with her three children.Collapse
Mark M. Mountain
Mark Mountain is a Senior Vice President Commercial Banking with Wells Fargo in Cleveland, Ohio. Mark’s banking career started at KeyBank. Prior to his successful banking career, Mark was a health inspector for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health before serving as a purchasing agent for a food processing company.
An alumnus of The Ohio State University, Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in food science and finance. He obtained a Master of Business in Finance from Baldwin Wallace University.
Mark joined the Lawrence School Board of Trustees in 2012. As a trustee, he chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.
Mark, his wife Lynn and their two children reside in Brecksville, Ohio. Their daughter is a high school student at Lawrence.Collapse
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 advisory group that provides guidance on national admissions policies and procedures to the American Association of Medical Colleges.
As a board-certified radiologist, Lina maintains an active clinical practice, with a specialty in nuclear radiology (positron emission tomography is a particular area of interest) and has written and lectured extensively in this area. She has served as the Chairperson for Radiology Risk Management and Quality at University Hospitals of Cleveland and has been a member of the Radiology Board of Directors. She is currently a member of the department’s quality, compensation, and promotion, and tenure committees.
Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of Akron and earned her medical degree at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. She lives in Pepper Pike, Ohio with her husband, Dr. Gilles Pinault. They have a daughter who will graduate from the Lawrence School in 2021.Collapse
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 Director of Investments and Real Estate Investment Manager for National Real Estate Advisors in Washington DC.
Kassie, her husband John, and their son relocated to Northeast Ohio in 2017. In addition to her work on the Lawrence School Board of Trustees, Kassie is a proud Lawrence parent and is an active member of Lawrence School’s Parents Pride.
In her spare time, Kassie enjoys spending time with her family, minding the birds and koi and cheering on the Nittany Lions of Penn State.Collapse
Karen Lipman Steiger
Karen Lipman Steiger is an alumna of John Carroll University, with a master’s in English literature. Until 2014, Karen worked as the Director of the Jewish Volunteer Network and Coordinator of Chaplaincy Program at the Jewish Federation.
In addition to serving on the Lawrence Board of Trustees, Karen serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The Gathering Place. She also volunteered at Hawken School and Thomas Jefferson School for Newcomers.
In addition to enjoying spending time with her husband Danny and their three children, she is a yoga enthusiast and dog lover. Karen’s daughter is a graduate of Lawrence School, Class of 2018.Collapse
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. She launched their human resources department, expanded their marketing efforts, and spearheaded the company’s charitable giving program.
Jill just finished her nine-year term on University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation Board. She chaired their annual Ride the Rainbow event in 2016 and chaired the Sponsorship Committee for numerous years. During her term, Jill served as the hospital's VP of Development, Secretary of the Executive Team and chaired Rainbow’s Annual Golf Classic.
Jill was newly appointed to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Board in May 2020 and has been a member of the Connor Integrative Health Network’s Leadership Council since 2015.
Additionally, Jill has served on the Board of Directors for The Gathering Place. She also volunteers extensively for Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. Jill has served on the Lawrence School Board since 2019.
In addition to being a busy mom of four children and a proud Lawrence parent, Jill enjoys the arts, golf, travel, and playing pickleball!Collapse
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 Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
During her years living in New York City, Jennifer volunteered at the Packer Collegiate Institute, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Jumpstart.
Jennifer is an active member of the Lawrence School Board of Trustees. In 2017, she chaired the New Head Search Committee and currently serves on the Executive Committee and co-chairs Governance.
A native Clevelander, Jennifer moved back to Northeast Ohio from New York City in 2013 with her husband Doug and their three children. Jennifer and her family reside in Pepper Pike and she is a proud Lawrence School parent.Collapse
Jenifer Garfield served as a Lawrence School trustee for 46 years. She’s seen firsthand the school’s transformation from an after-school tutoring program for struggling readers to a thriving K-12 school on two campuses.
Upon retiring from the board, Jenifer was designated as Trustee Emerita, a distinction reserved for extraordinary service and commitment to the mission of school. There is no higher honor Lawrence can bestow.
Jenifer and her late husband Bob co-chaired the capital campaign that built the Upper School campus. The Garfield Theatre is named in their honor. Jenifer continues to be a tireless champion of Lawrence School and the children we serve.
In addition to her philanthropic work, Jenifer worked professionally as a successful real estate agent for many years. She is the proud mother of three grown children and a grandson. She lives in Judson Park in Cleveland Heights and enjoys the theater and spending time with her family and countless friends.Collapse
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 education has included teaching and administration at Hawken School and University School in Cleveland, as well as an independent school in Tennessee. He also chaired the National Governing Board of the Ripon Society, a moderate Republican “Think Tank” in Washington DC.
Most recently, Hank’s involvements include chairing the boards of Signature Health, Inc. and Central School of Practical Nursing. He also serves on the Boards of Hawken School, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and Lake View Cemetery.
A native Clevelander, Hank is proud to serve on the Lawrence School Board of Trustees. He wishes Lawrence had existed when he was teaching, as many of his former students would have benefited from a Lawrence education.Collapse
Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH
Dr. Schulte earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Skidmore College and a medical degree at Albany Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency training at Albany Medical Center Hospital in 1991. She completed a preventive medicine residency in 1993, during which time she earned her master’s in public health. She then joined the faculty at Albany Medical College. During her tenure in Albany, Elaine served as the pediatric residency program director and the division chief of general pediatrics. In 1996, she founded the international adoption program, which she directed until 2007, when she moved to the Cleveland Clinic.
Elaine was the Chair of the Department of General Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic until 2017. During that time, in addition to her administrative responsibilities, she maintained an active clinical practice, with specific interests in learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, lead poisoning, immunizations, and residency education. She was also the Medical Director of the Adoption Program at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Additionally, she co-founded and still co-directs the Center for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Currently, Elaine is the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. She is responsible for overseeing the professional development of the 250 faculty members. She is also the medical director of the newly formed Adoption Program.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and serves on several committees focusing on physician leadership, mentorship, and adoption. She has been a board member at Lawrence School since June 2008, serves as the school’s medical director, and is a parent of a former Lawrence School student.Collapse
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