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As a nonprofit corporation, ISM is governed by a Board of Trustees committed to promoting and upholding the mission and vision of the school. The Board exercises final authority on all school matters, including approving all major educational and operational policies, approving all major contracts, adopting the school's annual budget, overseeing ISM's fiscal and legal affairs, hiring and evaluating the Head of School, and ensuring the long-term viability of the school.


Current Trustees

  • Kevin Brookhouser, Chair ~ Director of Technology and Innovation, York School
  • Kate Mitchell Mehle, Vice Chair [parent] ~ Director of Development, Big Sur Land Trust
  • Camilla Mann, Secretary [alumni parent] ~ Owner, Culinary Cam
  • Fana Oldfield, Finance Officer, Retired Director of Finance and Operations
  • Sameer Bakhda, M.D. [parent] ~ Physician, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Lauren Cohen, [parent] ~ Executive Director, Monterey County Youth Museum
  • Ebony Glover, M.A., CCC-SLP [parent] ~ Speech Language Pathologist 
  • Niko Garbacz, MIIS Alumni ~

Founding Board Members

  • Lisa deMondesir
  • Linda Dormody
  • Margaret Elwanger
  • Gordon Freedman
  • Bob Infelise
  • Keith Krone
  • Robert Landau
  • Dorothy Lank
  • Fred Miller
  • Kathryn Poling
  • Joanne Storkan
  • Ingrid Tower

Other Past Board Members

  • Kera Abraham Panni
  • Patricia Adura-Miranda
  • John Bailey
  • Allison Barrientos
  • Lynn Bentaleb
  • Cristofer Cabanillas
  • Paul Gaucher
  • Justine Geisler
  • Prashant Gupta
  • Chris Hasegawa
  • Bobbie Infelise
  • Valerie Josephson
  • Kaustubh Khandelwal
  • Rob Lee
  • Sean Madden
  • Grant Miles
  • Cary Neiman
  • Marian Penn
  • Sunder Ramaswamy
  • Christine Reed
  • Alastair Rodd
  • Tim Ruediger
  • Chrissie Sorenson (Jahn)
  • Kelly Sorenson
  • Chris Steinbruner
  • John Tilley
  • Mike Whilden
  • Plasha Fielding Will
  • Steve Young