Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees provides critical strategic and fiduciary support to ensure Baltimore School for the Arts will thrive for generations to come.


Julie Rothman Volunteer, Community Advocate


Paul McKinnell Principal, Southpaw Ventures, LLC

Shanae Williams McLean ’98 VP/Chief Nursing Officer, LifeBridge Health


Harry Gruner Founder and Managing General Partner, JMI Equity

Assistant Secretary & ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN cHAIR

David Nelson Retired, Legg Mason


Samuel Polakoff President, Property Consulting

Fred Bair
Vice President, Head of Portfolio Modeling
T. Rowe Price Group & T. Rowe Price Associates

Patricia “Patti” Baum
Managing Director
Baum Jackson Investment Group
RBC Wealth Management

Joseph Butler
Senior Trader
Brown Capital Management

Carey Buxton
Partner, Head of Sustainable Investing Business
Brown Advisory LLC

Anthony M. Carey, Chair Emeritus (ex officio)
BSA Founder

Tim Chng
BSA Parent, Principal Software Developer

Tom Dame
BSA Foundation Vice President
Managing Partner
Gallagher Evelius & Jones

Ellen Dame
Founder, Partner, Vice President
The Dame Company

Leah Davidge
Director, Human Resources

Carla Finkelstein
Chair, Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
Towson University

Morgan Gilligan
Vice President/Comm Svcs Operations Manager
Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Jesse Grant-Skinner ’03

Kristin Herber
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel – Litigation and Insurance
Under Armour

Staci Hodge, StageOne Co-Chair
Director, Digital Care Center
LifeBridge Health

Jay Jenkins
Jenkins Baer Associates

Stephen Jones, StageOne Co-Chair
JMI Equity

(Jessica) Kippy Joseph
Senior Advisor
Global Innovation Fund

BSA Trustee

Patricia Joseph, Chair Emerita (ex officio)
Volunteer, Community Advocate

BSA Trustee

Li-Wen Kang ’88, Chair Emeritus (ex officio)
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Ryan Lenet
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group, Morgan Stanley

Mikey Monaghan
Mikey Monaghan Marketing

Terry Morgenthaler
Volunteer, Community Advocate

Jason Newton
BSA Parent, News Anchor

John Prugh
Alex Brown Realty

Johnette Richardson
Baltimore City Public School Board of School Commissioners

BSA Trustee

Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, Chair Emerita (ex officio)
President & COO
A&R Development Corp.

Suzanne Roy
General Manager, North America Flavor
McCormick & Company

BSA Trustee

Natalie Sherman, Chair Emerita (ex officio)
BSA Foundation President
Head of Wealth Planning
&Wealth Partners

Rodney Taylor
Department Chair & Professor
Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Donald Thoms
Media Consultant & On Air Talent

Linda Weinberg
Executive Vice President
M&T Bank

Ira Weinstein
Co-Mananging Principal

Danielle Wharton
Vice President, Clinical & Support Services
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center/JHHS

Dominic Wiker
Vice President & Director of Development
Washington Place Equities