Board of Trustees

The Park School Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating governing body that employs the head of school, who is in turn responsible for all school operations. The Board of Trustees provides fiduciary oversight for the School, consults on matters of policy, helps set Park’s strategic direction, and helps lead both annual and capital fundraising efforts. Trustees can serve three 3-year terms. In addition to monthly board meetings, trustees also serve on working committees focused on various areas of school operations, often leading these efforts.

The Park School of Buffalo is fortunate to have the following trustees serving the School’s mission:

Martin J. Berardi, President
David G. Brock ’63, Vice President
Jason Bird, Treasurer
Trudy Mollenberg, Secretary
Susanne Francis, At Large
Gerald L. Cornish
Patty Cohen Gelman ’66
Carol Hasegawa
John Hoskins Jr.
Todd L. Levin ’86
Karen Seeberg Marshall ’63
Jamie Obletz ’99
Holly Constantine Ortman ’96
Marianne E. Roche
Trini Ross
David Taylor
Anna Buxton ’18, Student Rep
Joelle Hiller, Faculty Rep
Lisa Wood, Faculty Rep
Kate Peck Funk ’04, Alumni Association President
Julianne Rizzo, PPA President
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

The Park School Of Buffalo

4625 Harlem Road
Snyder, NY 14226
Receptionist: 716-839-1242
Voicemail: 716-839-1243
Fax: 716-839-2014