Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Nichols School is composed of community members principally charged with the strategic, long-term protection and strengthening of the financial, physical and programmatic assets of the School, while manifesting the mission of the School.

Board members are eligible to serve a two, three-year term, and serve on at least one standing committee of the Board. The Board meets five times per school year, although additional special meetings may be scheduled.

2021-2022 Members of the Board of Trustees

  • Kristan Carlson Andersen ‘80, Secretary
  • Melissa Balbach '83
  • Katie Campos '04
  • Thomas Chambers
  • John Darby, Treasurer
  • Gregory Desautels '95
  • Brigid Doherty
  • Andrew Fors '91
  • Sonya Gallen-Kallela-Sirén
  • Colleen Heidinger '02
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Bridget Lett
  • Alexandra Jewett McPherson '92
  • Matthew D. Miller '95
  • Michael F. Newman
  • Bonnie Padwa '79
  • Montgomery Pooley '80
  • Katherine Roach '83, Chair
  • W. Scott Saperston '90, Vice-Chair
  • Scott Socha
  • Alyson Spaulding
  • Cynthia Vance
  • Theodore B.K. Walsh '73
  • Nelson S. Walsh '80, Vice-Chair

About Us

Nichols School is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 130-year history.