Board of Trustees
Paul is originally from Cape Town, South Africa but grew up in Pacific Palisades and also attended Village School as a child. He is currently the president of Greendot Investments, LLC where he oversees the company’s portfolio of investments in the media, technology, financial and real estate sectors. Paul plays an active role in identifying, negotiating, and managing investment opportunities in early-stage and growth businesses. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for several web and cloud based companies in telecom, security, mobility, travel and retail. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA degree in Economics. Paul and his wife, Amy, have a son and a daughter who are both students at Village School. He enjoys coaching youth soccer, basketball and baseball and he currently serves on the board of the Palisades Pony Baseball Association. Paul joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2016 and serves on the Village Finance Committee.
Cameron is a native of Los Angeles and graduated from USC in 1994. He has worked in real estate development for the past 15 years. He is one of the founders of Sushi Nozawa LLC, a restaurant group, which owns and operates two concepts: Sugarfish and Kazunori. He is responsible for the real estate and growth development strategies of the business. Additionally, Cameron has been involved in construction and home rehabilitation since 2009, and is the founder of Revive Restoration, which specializes in emergency response and re-construction for insurance related property losses. Cameron and his wife, Mary Beth, are the parents of two children who currently attend Village, and an alumna who attends Windward. Cameron became a trustee in 2016 and serves on the Facilities Committee.
Ashley Burkart Mooney
Ashley was formerly Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Communications at Archer School. She and husband Matt are parents to two VS students. Ashley joined the Board in 2017; she serves on VS's Marketing and Facilities Committees.
Deb has served on the Board of The California State University since 1999, most recently as its Chair. She and her husband Sim have four grandchildren at VS. Deb is an honorary member of VS’s Board of Trustees.
Mary Fulginiti Genow
Mary is a Managing Director with Stroz Friedberg’s Los Angeles office, where she is responsible for managing and developing the investigations and business intelligence practice groups. She conducts complex internal investigations and due diligence domestically and abroad on behalf of governments, corporations, law firms and private sector clients. Mary has nearly twenty years of legal and investigative experience having served as an Assistant United States Attorney, a white-collar criminal litigator at Jones Day, and a national correspondent for ABC News. She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She and husband Rick are parents of VS student Gisele. Mary became a Trustee in 2014, and serves as Chair of the Legal Committee and the Committee on Trustees.
Suzanne Ginestro is the Chief Marketing Officer for Quest Nutrition, a high growth active nutrition brand that shook up the protein bar category with the launch of the Quest Bar in 2011. Previously, Suzanne was the Chief Marketing Officer for C-Fresh (the fresh food division of the Campbell Soup Company) and held marketing leadership roles for various food brands such as Bolthouse Farms, Pinkberry, Red Bull, Dreyer’s and Kraft. Suzanne earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. Suzanne serves on the Board of Directors for GrowGood, a non-profit organization that uses gardening as a catalyst for healing the homeless through the Salvation Army and previously served as a Board Trustee for Milk + Bookies, a non-profit organization that exposes young children to giving back while sharing their love for books. Suzanne & her husband Michael reside in Pacific Palisades and have two children, Sydney and Jake, who both attend Village School. Suzanne became a Village School Trustee in 2015 and leads the Village School Marketing Committee.
Sheri has been a VSPA volunteer for several years, the last three serving as its President. Her background is in elementary education. She and husband Michael have a VS alumna and two current students. Sheri joined the Board in 2017; serves on Marketing and Development Committees, and the Committee on Trustees.
Brad is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Prior to starting his career in Investment Management, Brad received his M.B.A and J.D. from the University of San Diego. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California. Brad joined Goldman Sachs after helping build a successful team in the Private Client Group at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he managed investment portfolios for wealthy individuals, family offices and institutions. During business and law school Brad worked in real estate finance for a San Diego investment firm. Brad is a member of the Board of Directors and is on the Executive Committee for STOP CANCER, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping find a cure for cancer by funding cancer research at Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Los Angeles County. He is also a member of the Finance Committee at the Village School. Brad lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife Jill and their daughters Paige and Samantha. He joined the Village Board in 2016 and serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.
Richard is President at the California Cryobank LLC, where he is responsible for the Stem Cell Services businesses and all corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. He has fifteen years of general management experience and specializes in healthcare and consumer products. Richard earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Darian, and their two children – both of whom attend Village School. Richard joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2015 and is a member of the Development Committee and the Committee on Trustees.
Before becoming Head of Marymount High School in 2009, Jacqui served as a Catholic Chaplain at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1994-2005) where she also served on the Ann Radcliffe Trust to improve the climate for women at Harvard and was Director of Women’s Spirituality and Leadership Programs. As Campus Minister at the University of Minnesota (1989-1994), she taught in the Women’s Studies Department. Prior to her position as Campus Minister at St. Cloud University (1985-1989), she held positions at Georgetown University focusing on social justice outreach. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Peace Studies from Eastern Mennonite College, in Virginia, and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington D.C. In her free time she enjoys yoga, independent film, running, and going to art museums.
Mark grew up in Portland, Oregon. He earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Mark is a Managing Partner at Aurora Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Aurora in 2001, he was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm in Boston, and Montgomery Securities, an investment bank in San Francisco. Mark and his wife Aimee live in Santa Monica and have two sons, both attending Windward, and a daughter who is currently at Village. Mark joined the Board in 2013 and is its current Chair.
Josh is a native Southern Californian having grown up in San Diego and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science & Engineering. Since UCLA Josh has been running the engineering teams for a handful of technology related ventures in Los Angeles including US Interactive, Rent.com, The NTI Group and Onestop Internet. Josh is currently the President & Chief Technology Officer at Ring where he oversees all activities around product manufacturing and distribution of Ring’s products. Josh is very active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem advising a handful of companies, being a mentor at local technology accelerators Mucker Labs and Launchpad LA, is an advisor to Double M Capital and Plus Capital. Josh and his wife Amy Klimek are the parents of one child currently attending Village School, an alum now at Windward, and a third alum in university. Josh is the Chair of the Village Development Committee. In his free time he is an avid Los Angeles Kings fan, UCLA basketball fan, and loves to coach baseball. Josh joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2014.
Cara Di Bona Swartz
Cara and husband Danny are parents to Sam, a Village graduate now attending Palisades High School, and twins Kate and Phoebe who are current Village School students. Cara is a television producer for Vin Di Bona Productions, FishBowl World Wide Media, has served on numerous VSPA committees, supported many school-wide initiatives, and is past President of the Village School Parent Association. Cara joined the Board in 2013; she serves on the Marketing Committee, and is currently the Co-chair of CODI – the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity.
Miranda is a Los Angeles native. She earned a BA in Communications from Northwestern University. Miranda is proud to be an active member of the Village School parent body; she is mom to VS alumna Ella, now attending The Archer School For Girls, Jake, now at Viewpoint, and Village student Max. She is married to Brett Tollman, CEO of the Travel Corporation, an international hotel and travel company. Miranda is also on the board of The Brentwood Art Center and the Advisory Board of the Geffen Playhouse, two wonderful west side institutions about which she is passionate, and that work tirelessly in their arts outreach programs for the underprivileged. Miranda became a Trustee in 2014; she serves on the Facilities Committee and is Co-chair of CODI– the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity.
Todd graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree in Finance. He is a Managing Director and Founder of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank. Prior to Moelis, Todd was a Managing Director at UBS in the investment banking division and previous to that he was at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He currently resides in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Britten, and their two children who are currently enrolled at Village School. Todd joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2014; he is a member of the Finance Committee and CODI – the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity.
La Donna Wertlieb
La Donna grew up in San Diego, California. She worked in law firm administration for nearly 15 years before being promoted to full-time parent. La Donna resides in Pacific Palisades with her husband Neil Wertlieb and three sons, Cole, Ian, and Drake, all of whom graduated from Village School, going on to Windward School. La Donna has served Annual Fund Chair and continues to serve in leadership positions at Village School. She has also served on the VSPA Executive Committee, chaired the annual Leadership Summit, co-chaired the Fall Fundraiser, and served as room parent for five years. La Donna joined the VS Board in 2015; she serves as the Chair of the Development Committee.