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 trustees of all ages, races, colors, religions, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, handicaps, and national/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-related initiatives.
Matthew R. Goldman
Matthew Goldman is a partner at BakerHostetler, a Cleveland-headquartered law firm, and has served as lead counsel for debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees, and purchasers in the bankruptcy, restructure, and liquidation of large and middle-market companies across the country.
Working at the forefront of the efforts to reform and advance the bankruptcy profession, Matthew has appeared in most of the country’s major bankruptcy cases over the past three decades. He has also specialized in representing non-profit entities facing financial challenges. Additionally, Matthew is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja Business College.
He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating magna cum laude.
Matthew joins the Lawrence School Board of Trustees with excitement and a proven passion for serving his community. He previously chaired the O'Neill Advisory Committee, was a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Executive Committee, and served as the Section Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Bar from 2006-07.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 has long been a community supporter and spent nine years 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 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
Brian S. Hunnicutt
Brian Hunnicutt is the Managing Director, Corporate Syndication at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., overseeing a team responsible for structuring, pricing, negotiating, arranging, syndicating and closing investment- and non-investment grade corporate loan financings for clients in energy-related business lines. The team especially focuses on renewable project finance. Since joining the company in 2013, Brian has worked as Lead Arranger for more than $14 billion in financings, generating in excess of $50 million in fee income. He also secured a top-5 position in North America wind and solar project finance.
With more than three decades of experience in the financial world, Brian previously held leadership roles at several prominent organizations, including BNP Paribas and JPMorgan Securities in New York City.
Brian earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Collapse
Yolanda Hilliard Lucas
Yolanda Hilliard Lucas is the Owner/Marketing Director of Lucas Memorial Chapel and the Owner of Phoenix Luxury Vehicles. Born in Richmond, Virginia, she has lived in many different cities throughout the United States and graduated from high school in Southfield, Michigan. After high school, Yolanda furthered her education at Hampton University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After taking a marketing class, she decided to change her career path and pursue sales and marketing. She has worked at various prestigious companies: Xerox, Abbott, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson and has received several certifications and achievement awards.
In 2017, she left her job as Regional Marketing Director for Randall Residence to take a more active role at Lucas Memorial Chapel and to pursue a few of her dreams. However, since Lucas Memorial Chapel’s start in 2000, Yolanda has been involved with community outreach. She sponsored food and clothing drives, conducted memorial ornament services during the holidays, promoted student literacy by giving away books to the community, helped college students by providing scholarships for them and continues to be a proud sponsor of the Garfield Heights Basketball Team. In addition, Yolanda has been speaking and sharing her personal tragedy overcoming testimony at churches, civic organizations and wherever an opportunity presents itself. Even in personal encounters, she never misses an opportunity to encourage and offer hope to people wherever she meets them. Recently, one of her dreams was fulfilled with the launching of Phoenix Luxury Vehicles-transportation services.
Yolanda is a part of the Lion Pride Parents Association at Lawrence School and loves helping parents with children who have learning differences by sharing her story of early intervention and discussing the successful educational option of Lawrence School. She is also a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. (Cleveland Chapter). She spearheaded their Flint Water Crisis campaign and has played an active role with Founders Day celebration and previously was Foundation Chair. Yolanda received their “Mother of the Year” award in 2017. In 2018, Yolanda was honored with the Trailblazer award from the Cuyahoga County Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc. She also has been involved with the Cleveland N.A.A.C.P, Hampton Alumni, Area Specialists on Aging, and has served on different executive boards in Northeast Ohio. Yolanda finds great joy in working with churches and charitable organizations to raise both awareness and finances. She was pleased to be a part of the executive team in support of St. James A.M.E. Church’s charitable fund-raising initiative that sponsored CeCe Winans in a benefit Concert in 2017. Yolanda also loves to share the Lucas Legacy story. Five generations of family achievements and displays freedom papers and historical items from 1852 and beyond. In the last year, she’s been actively involved with the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee (PAIL). Her mission is to help navigate parents through the grieving process and to reduce infant deaths and racial disparities. Recently, she was featured in a National Geographic article sharing her personal story of pain and loss and she was certified as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist.
Yolanda is passionate about making a difference in her community, reading, sports, traveling, history, photography, and spending time with her family. One of her favorite activities is attending and watching NASCAR races with her son Harper. They both were advocates for the removal of the confederate flag at NASCAR races and were featured on the national news and several other media outlets in 2020. Yolanda is also a woman of faith and believes in the POWER of prayer and positivity.Collapse
Mark M. Mountain
Mark Mountain is a Senior Vice President of Mid-Corporate 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.
He, his wife Lynn, and their two children reside in Brecksville, Ohio. Their daughter is a high school student at Lawrence.Collapse
Amy Myers holds the coveted role of Chief Operating Officer for the Myers household, which includes her husband Greg and their three children. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University.
Having two children with learning differences has put Amy on the path of advocacy for their educational needs. Throughout her journey, Amy has developed a passion for networking with other families and creating a community where children and parents can feel supported in their journey.
In addition to being an active member of the Lawrence School Board of Trustees, Amy is actively engaged in her community. She serves The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Parent’s Education Network, the Chagrin Falls PTO, the Chagrin Valley Trails Homeowners Association, and she leads a Girl Scout troop.
In her free time, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, as well as travelling and reading.Collapse
Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH
Dr. Elaine 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
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.
A yoga enthusiast and dog lover, Karen also enjoys spending her free time with her husband Danny and their three children. Her daughter is a graduate of Lawrence School, Class of 2018.Collapse
Sara M. Timken
Sara Timken is a spiritual guide, hobby farmer, counselor, master crafter, chef, nutritionist, super spouse, and awesome mother to three wonderful daughters. She previously worked for Keller Williams Legacy Group and served as the leasing agent for a large industrial reuse project in Canton.
She earned her bachelor’s in business economics from the College of Wooster. One of her passions is hobby farming. Sara has raised chickens for farm fresh eggs, managed two large gardens, and is working towards raising other livestock and bees.
In addition to serving on the Lawrence School Board of Trustees, she is the President of the Hoover Swim and Dive Parents Board.
Sara lives on a farm in Canton with her husband Bob and their three daughters. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Her oldest daughter is a graduate of Lawrence School, Class of 2017.Collapse
William B. Ten Eyck III
William Ten Eyck III serves as a Senior Investment Analyst at the University of Florida Investment Corporation. Prior to assuming his current role, he held the position of Senior Investment Analyst at Cleveland Clinic's Investment Office. William was also previously employed with TIAA Bank, Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
William holds a Master of Science from The University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in economics from University of Central Florida; where he graduated cum laude. In addition, he is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
He and his wife Janelle now live in Jacksonville, Florida, and he enjoys hiking, camping, and watching college and professional football.Collapse
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