Board of Trustees
- Cameron Broumand
- Ashley Burkart Mooney
- Gina Cotter
- Joel Farar
- Mary Fulginiti Genow
- Suzanne Ginestro
- Sheri Green
- Brad Haas
- Jennifer Heenan
- Richard Jennings
- Jacqueline Landry
- Mike Nohaile
- Jeff Richardson
- Mark Rosenbaum
- Joshua Roth
- Desirae Shepard
- Miranda Tollman
- Todd Wadler
- Dan Weinberger
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.
Gina Taylor Cotter is the SVP and General Manager of Global Business Financing within American Express. Gina specializes in areas such as marketing, product management, risk management and strategy. She currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Currency, a financing, payments and technology company in Los Angeles. Gina attended Wilkes University graduating summa cum laude and after earned an MBA from Drexel University. She and her husband Jim are parents to three VS students, Sophia, Brook and James.
Joel is the Managing Partner of Farar & Lewis, LLP, where he practices as a litigation and trial attorney. Joel practices throughout Southern California and is an active member of several legal associations. He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose members are limited to trial attorneys who have obtained a settlement or verdict of two million dollars or more. Joel was also named a 2012 – 2018 Super Lawyer for his advocacy on behalf of his clients in and out of the courtroom. Joel is a native of Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate degree from USC and his JD from the USC Gould School of Law. Joel lives in the Pacific Palisades and has two sons, Eli and Ben, who attend Village School. Joel joined the board in 2019.
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 packaged goods food brand. Prior to joining Quest, Suzanne was the Chief Marketing Officer for Campbell Fresh (a division of Campbell Soup Co.) and previously held marketing leadership roles for brands such as Bolthouse Farms, Pinkberry, Red Bull, Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Kraft Foods. Suzanne earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Suzanne & her husband Michael live in the Palisades and are proud parents of two children, Sydney & Jake (Village School class of 2018 & 2022, respectively). Suzanne became a 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. 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.
Jennifer is a Consultant in the Healthcare Services Practice for Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm. Prior to this, she was a Consultant for AMC Strategies, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in strategic and business planning for academic medical centers. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego and her MPH from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Jennifer and her husband Marc have a daughter who currently attends Village School, and a son who is an alumnus of Village School who now attends Harvard-Westlake School. Jennifer became a Trustee in 2018 and serves on the Village School 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.
Mike Nohaile is senior vice president of Strategy, Commercialization & Innovation at Amgen. Prior to Amgen, he served as the head and general manager of the Molecular Diagnostics Business Unit at Novartis. He also served Novartis as the head of Corporate Strategy and head of Pharmaceutical Strategy. Nohaile began his career at McKinsey & Company, as partner in the New Jersey office, where he worked extensively in the healthcare area with a particular focus on diagnostics, devices and pharmaceuticals. He has a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from University of California, Berkeley, and he was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT in the Department of Biology. He is the father of two Village Students, Maeve and Nieve.
Jeff Richardson is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and is a member of the firm’s Governing Board and the Chair of the Class Action Defense Practice. Jeff also is the founder and CEO of Project Paradigm and The Paradigm Challenge, which is annual competition that has engaged more than 100,000 students aged 4-18 from 173 countries to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help address real-world problems. Previously, Jeff Chaired the Board of BookEnds (a children’s literacy organization) and served on the Board of the Western Center on Law & Poverty. Jeff earned a B.S. from Willamette University and a J.D. from USC Law School. He and wife Leanne are parents of VS students Chelsea and Blake. Jeff became a trustee of the school in 2018.
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. Josh is currently the President & CTO at Ring where he oversees product manufacturing and distribution of Ring’s products. Josh is very active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem mentoring 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 to two Village alumni and one child currently attending Village School. Josh is the Chair of the Village Development Committee. Josh joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2014.
Desirae is the Executive Director for APA Los Angeles (American Photographic Artists), a non-profit that was built on the foundation of taking a legal stance against copyright infringement, educating those in the industry about photography, and providing guidance to individuals through their career path. Prior to joining APA Los Angeles Desirae was the Revenue Manager and Branded Content Manager at Cheri Media. Clients and partners include Universal Music Group, Warner Bros., Sony Music, HP, Wal-Mart, Amnesty International, Samy’s Camera, Pepsi, Spotify and Coventry. She holds a B.F.A. in Visual Communications and graduated magna cum laude. Desirae and husband Jason have two children at Village School, Soleil and Marcel. She joined the Village Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Marketing and Development Committees.
Miranda and her husband Brett are parents of VS alumni Ella (The Archer School For Girls), Jake (Palisades Charter High School) and Max (Westmark School). Miranda earned a BA in Communications from Northwestern University and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Geffen Playhouse, a well known theater company dedicated to arts outreach programs for underprivileged high school students and veterans. She also serves on the Board of LA Love and Leashes, a non-profit extension of LA Animal Services, which helps to find permanent homes for thousands of shelter animals. 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.
Dan is Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Dan has a B.A. in History and International Relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. His professional experience includes handling global corporate transactions on behalf of the entertainment studio, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and general business agreements, and advising on business development and strategic planning matters. Dan also regularly provides pro bono legal services for various non-profit organizations throughout Los Angeles. Dan and his wife Lisa have two children at VS. He became a trustee of the school in 2018.