Members of the Board of Trustees

Gaye Hill P02, Chair

Chicago, Illinois and Jamestown, Rhode Island
Gaye Hill is involved in residential and restaurant real estate, and also consults with not-for-profit organizations regarding fundraising and image. She has a degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism; her professional career includes 30-plus years as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. She has also served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including the North Shore (Chicago) United Way; and currently serves on the Earthwatch Institute’s board of advisors, exploring awareness of ocean health and sustainability. Gaye and her husband, Jeffrey A. Urbina, are the parents of two sons, one of whom is a Hampshire alum.

David Dinerman 72F, Vice Chair

Lafayette, California
David Dinerman has spent most of his career helping entrepreneur-driven businesses achieve success. In addition to his B.A. from Hampshire, he holds a J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School and a L.L.M. from Boston University. David played Ultimate Frisbee at Hampshire, is married with three children, and is involved in a number of community activities, including the Association for Corporate Growth, the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and coaching junior sports. David also serves on the steering committee of the Intentional Endowments Network.

Luis A. Hernandez 70F, Vice Chair

Miami, Florida
Luis Hernandez is an early childhood education specialist for training and technical assistance services at Western Kentucky University. In addition to his Hampshire degree (Division III title: “Roots of Modern Housing”), Luis holds an M.A. in bilingual/multicultural education from the University of San Francisco. His areas of expertise include early literacy, dual language learning, adult learning practices, and changing demographics and diversity in the world of education. A new area of work and professional interest centers on advancing the goals of the World Forum on Early Care and Education. In addition to his service to Hampshire College, Luis is on the boards of the McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, the United Way’s Center for Excellence in Early Childhood, and the National Latino Children’s Institute.

Kenneth Rosenthal P04, Vice Chair

Amherst, Massachusetts
Ken Rosenthal was president of The Seeing Eye until his retirement in 2006. The Seeing Eye is the premier dog guide school in the world, with the mission to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. Ken was the first treasurer of Hampshire College, working at the College from 1966 (before its opening) to 1976. In addition to his service as a Hampshire trustee, Ken is on the board of the Amherst Cinema and chairs the board of governors of the Emily Dickinson Museum. He is the father of two daughters, one of whom is a Hampshire alum.

Fraser Bennett Beede

Northampton, Massachusetts
Fraser Beede is active in a number of educational, arts, and cultural non-profit organizations, including serving on the Boards of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., Miss Porter’s School, and, most recently, Hampshire College. She is a graduate of Porter’s; in addition, she holds a B.A. in romance languages and literature from Harvard University and a M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University. Before relocating to Massachusetts, Fraser worked for 15 years in finance and strategic planning with Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. In her last assignment at Exxon Mobil, she was global finance manager for Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company.

Judy Bornstein 82F

San Mateo, California
Judy Bornstein is a managing director and the chief financial officer of American Infrastructure MLP Funds, which she was instrumental in founding. AIM is an innovative private investment firm providing tax-advantaged capital to help growth companies in the sectors of infrastructure, natural resources, and real property. Judy has over 15 years of experience in finance and operations: previous positions include serving as chief financial officer for McCown DeLeeuw & Co., chief financial officer of InterDimensions Corporation (an internet consulting and technology company), and director of national operations for SmartRoute Systems. In addition to her B.A. from Hampshire College, she holds an M.B.A. from Simmons College.

Edward Dees 71F

New Orleans, Louisiana
Edward Dees is a board-certified physician who specializes in emergency and internal medicine. For most of his career, he practiced medicine in the New Orleans area and the River Parishes; since Hurricane Katrina, he has been living between New Orleans and Vermont. Ed previously served as Hampshire College trustee from 1983 to 1987. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Hampshire, Ed earned a doctorate in medicine from New York University and a master of public health degree from Tulane University.

Marjorie Dunehew

Holyoke, Massachusetts
Marge Dunehew is the elected staff trustee. She is purchasing manager and oversees the purchasing card and requisition/purchase order programs, manages the campus fleet vehicles, and supervises the duplication center staff. In addition, she has spearheaded the annual staff appeal since 2009. Marge completed her B.A. in philosophy at the University of Texas at Arlington and received her M.P.A. from Westfield State University in 2013, with an emphasis on non-profit administration.

Linda Earle 70F

New York, New York
Linda Earle is executive director of the New York Arts Program, a semester-long course of study managed by Ohio Wesleyan University for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who have demonstrated ability in the arts, creative industries, and culture, and who wish to pursue their education while exploring professional options. Previously she was executive director of the Program for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, one of the nation’s leading organizations for emerging visual artists, and before that was senior program director at the New York State Council on the Arts. Linda has also lectured widely on issues pertinent to individual artists, arts advocacy, and access to the arts. She serves on the board of governors of the Colby College Museum, is a member of the board of the Art Matters Foundation, and is president of the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. In addition to her Hampshire B.A., Linda holds an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University.

Sascha Freudenheim 89F

New York, New York
Sascha Freudenheim is co-founder and principal of PAVE Communications & Consulting, which specializes in strategic communications and consulting for the creative disciplines, including the visual and performing arts, design, architecture, humanities, and film. PAVE’s work is guided by the values of Passion, Alignment, Vision, and Experience. Before launching PAVE, Sascha was the executive vice president of Resnicow + Associates, where he worked for more than 13 years on client projects, new business development, and agency operations. Prior to R+A, Sascha worked as a Technology and Knowledge Management Analyst and Project Manager for KPMG LLP and then for KPMG Consulting, Inc.; curatorial assistant for The Jewish Museum in New York, on the exhibition Marc Chagall 1907-1917; and curatorial assistant for the Blum-Kovler Foundation in Washington, D.C., on projects such as Roosevelt History Month, in conjunction with the opening of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Sascha concentrated his studies at Hampshire in history and philosophy, and wrote his Division III on Friedrich Nietzsche’s moral critique of Judaism.

Jose Fuentes 05F

New York, New York
Jose Fuentes is a serial Internet entrepreneur. Jose concentrated his studies at Hampshire in behavioral economics. His Division III was titled “Rising Technomass: The Political Economy of Social Transformation in Cyberspace,” and was adapted and published by Westry Wingate in 2010. His most recent venture is as partner of the New York- based food delivery company Savory, where he leads software and product. Previously, he was a co-founder of the healthcare platform Midika, and then worked as a research programmer in the department of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he co-founded Duolingo, the highly successful free language-learning company. Jose is originally from Guatemala, and brings an international perspective to his experience as a Hampshire alum and trustee.

Carolyn Greenspan P13

Wallingford, Connecticut and Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Carolyn Greenspan is an owner and the chief executive officer of Blue State Coffee, a company committed to philanthropy, sustainability, and community involvement. Blue State, which has cafés at a number of locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, offers environmentally sustainable, fairly traded coffee and donates 2% of sales to local non-profit organizations voted on by customers. Carolyn is on the board of trustees of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, and is the chair of the board of Amistad Academy public charter school in New Haven. She received her A.B. from Brown University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She and her husband, Marshall Ruben, have four children, one of whom is a current Hampshire student.

Rebecca Holland 77F

Brooklyn, New York
Rebecca Holland is the assistant vice president for global standards and compliance for New York University, and previously served as NYU’s deputy chief university compliance officer. After obtaining a Hampshire degree with a concentration in social and political history, she earned a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. She began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, working in the Brooklyn and Manhattan courts. Rebecca spent nearly a decade as an executive in nonprofit alternative-to-incarceration organizations in Chicago and New York, focusing on criminal justice policy, program development, and program management. She later served as the inspector general of the Public Assistance and Grants Unit of the New York City Department of Investigation. Her volunteer activities have included committees at the Chicago Women’s Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association; mentoring teenage girls; and serving on the board of directors of Illinois NARAL and the Illinois NARAL Political Action Committee. Rebecca is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Association of Corporate Counsel/Greater New York chapter, and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Mary James 72F

Portland, Oregon
Mary James is A.A. Knowlton Professor of Physics and dean for institutional diversity at Reed College. In her teaching and research, Mary specializes in accelerator physics, classical electrodynamics, and physics outreach. After earning her B.A. from Hampshire, she received her Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University. In addition to her positions at Reed, she has worked as engineering physicist and visiting scientist at Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Center, and as assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Stephan Jost 87F

Honolulu, Hawai'i
Stephan Jost is an art historian and director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. This encyclopedic art museum was founded in 1927, and is Hawai’i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with a permanent collection of more than 60,000 objects and art works. Stephan’s previous work has included serving as director of Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, and of the Mills College Museum of Art in Oakland, California. Stephan earned a B.A. from Hampshire and a master’s degree in art history from the University of Texas, Austin. His Hampshire Division III was titled: “Windows of Power: Sixteenth Century Dutch Stained Glass in Gouda.”

Jonathan Lash

Amherst, Massachusetts
Jonathan Lash is the sixth President of Hampshire College. An internationally recognized expert on practical solutions to global sustainability and development challenges, Jonathan served as president of the World Resources Institute from 1993 to 2011. WRI is an environmental think tank that is an international leader on issues ranging from low carbon development to sustainable transportation; under his leadership, WRI quadrupled its budget and globalized its work with offices in eight countries and partners in more than 50 countries. From 1993 to 1999, Jonathan was co-chair of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, a group of government, business, labor, civil rights, and environmental leaders appointed by President Bill Clinton to develop visionary recommendations for strategies to promote sustainable development. He played a key role in the creation and success of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which in 2007 issued the highly influential “Call to Action” on global warming.

David Matheson P11, P13

Concord, Massachusetts
David Matheson was vice president and senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group, where his work focused on the integration of health care and technology; since his retirement, he continues to work for the firm on a part-time basis. He also consults individually to a number of health care and educational institutions, including Partners in Health (working with Paul Farmer) and Ariadne Labs (working with Atul Gawande). Most recently he has been very involved as the “Experience Guy” with launching Trext, a large-group interactive texting software developed by his son, Jamie, while a student at Hampshire. Dave received a B.A. with first class honors from the University of St. Andrews, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and a M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Ellen Matheson, are the parents of two recent Hampshire graduates.

Richmond Mayo-Smith III 70F

Rick Mayo-Smith is the president of Indochina Fund Management Pte. Ltd., an exempt fund manager registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also the managing director of Indochina Capital, one of Vietnam’s leading fund management, investment banking, and real estate development groups. Since Indochina Capital’s establishment in 1999, Rick has played a leading role in all aspects of the company’s business. The group’s real estate division, Indochina Land, is one of Vietnam’s premier real estate development firms, with a portfolio of operating assets and projects under development valued in excess of US $2 billion. Prior to starting with Indochina Capital, Rick served as an advisor to Citicorp Capital and Morgan Stanley, with responsibility for sourcing investments in the Indochina region. From 1981 to 1991 he was an entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Rick has an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. in urban planning/environmental design from Hampshire College. Additionally, he completed an executive program at Harvard on Project Finance and Appraisal. Rick was the founding chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1994-1995, where he was active in the normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States.

Robert McCarthy, Jr. 72F

Hong Kong, China
Bob McCarthy is a director of Spinnaker Capital, which manages $5 billion in two funds specializing in emerging markets investments. He concentrates on their illiquid, special situation investments in Asia and Eastern Europe. At Hampshire he concentrated in economics and history, and his Division III, entitled "The Gothic Cathedral," was on the economic impact on the medieval community of building a cathedral.

Lucy-Ann McFadden 70F

Bethesda, Maryland
In addition to her Hampshire B.A., Lucy McFadden holds a master's degree in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawai'i. For a number of years, Lucy was a research professor in the department of astronomy at the University of Maryland, where she taught and mentored undergraduates and graduate students in the pursuit of scientific research. She was also the founding director of the living-learning program "Science, Discovery, and the Universe," offered through the College Park Scholars Program. In 2010, Lucy was named chief for higher education at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, leading undergraduates and graduate internships and NASA's postdoctoral fellowship programs; in 2013 she resumed her research, studying asteroids and comets in the solar system as a senior scientist at Goddard. Lucy has served on the board of trustees at Concord Academy, Concord Massachusetts, and was the founding vice president of Explore-It-All Science Center, a non-profit, hands-on science center in the Washington, D.C. area. She is married to Marc Allen and has two daughters.

William Null 72F

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Bill Null is one of two elected alumni trustees. He is the managing partner of Cuddy & Feder LLP, one of the Hudson Valley's leading law firms. Bill has been lead counsel for many major development projects in Westchester County. His practice is focused on real estate, land use, and zoning issues relating to commercial, institutional, and residential development in the Hudson Valley. Bill received his B.A. from Hampshire College and earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He believes in actively participating in the community as a professional and a volunteer, serving on several not-for-profit boards, including White Plains Hospital Center, Gilda's Club Westchester, and White Plains Bridge of Friendship Foundation. He has lectured on zoning and land use issues before the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, and Westchester Municipal Planning Federation. Bill and his wife, Lauren E. Thaler 75S, are the parents of a Hampshire alum.

Annie Rogers

Amherst, Massachusetts and Lismore, Ireland
Annie Rogers, professor of psychoanalysis and clinical psychology, is the elected faculty trustee. She received her B.A. from Webster College and her Ph.D. from Washington University and is also trained as a Lacanian psychoanalyst. Prior to Hampshire, Annie spent fifteen years engaged in teaching and doing research at Harvard University. She has conducted studies on a range of topics including the psychological development of girls; ego and moral development in both genders; and the ways trauma and its repetition shapes development for girls. Annie is the author of A Shining Affliction; Women, Girls and Psychotherapy: Reframing Resistance (co-edited); Charlie’s Chasing the Sheep (editor); and The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma. She is also a watercolor painter and published poet.

A. Kim Saal 70F

Northampton, Massachusetts
Kim Saal is president and chief executive officer of the Cooley Dickinson Physician Network at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts. Previously, he was chief of cardiology at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and a partner at Mount Auburn Cardiology Associates. In addition to providing clinical care, Kim has been a teacher, mentor, and clinical coach. He held a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, where he was recipient of the Blacklow teaching award for his work educating medical students, physicians in training, and hospital staff. He was also recognized as teacher of the year at Mount Auburn Hospital. As a physician leader, he has promoted innovation and change in the model of the delivery of healthcare by utilizing quality and information management tools to promote clinical integration and improve the quality of care. Kim’s Division III was titled: “Biochemical Modification of the Presynaptic Inhibitor B-bungarotoxin.” Kim earned his M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Downstate, did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts, and completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Washington. Kim credits Hampshire with formulating his primary mission: to develop lifelong learners who will promote the cause of social justice and the well-being of others.

Carol Salzman 71F

Bethesda, Maryland 
Carol Salzman is a board-certified physician practicing internal medicine and infectious diseases in the Washington, D.C. area. She is affiliated with Sibley Hospital and George Washington University Hospital, and is a clinical professor at the George Washington University Medical School, where she teaches clinical medicine to first through fourth year medical students. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire in 1975 and her M.D. and Ph.D. in physiology from Georgetown University in 1981, then did her residency and fellowship at George Washington, where she was chief medical resident. Her doctoral research was in lipid digestion with a focus on its relationship to premature infants. Carol is married to Michael Mann 71F, who served as a Hampshire College trustee from 1994 to 2002.

Eduardo Samaniego 14F

Kennesaw, Georgia
Eduardo Samaniego is the elected student trustee alternate.

Pasha Dritt Thornton 85F

San Francisco, California
Pasha Thornton is the Head of School for the San Francisco Expeditionary School, whose mission is to empower students and teachers to be learners, thinkers, citizens, and explorers engaged in and inspired by the real world. Children learn in a community that fosters curiosity about the world by allowing them time to think, time to experiment, and time to understand the implications of what they learn. In addition, Pasha is a diversified private investor and a trustee of the Thornton Foundation. In the latter role she focuses on environmental issues, wilderness conservation, land use planning, environmental education, and population, including international reproductive health and domestic immigration reform. After earning her baccalaureate degree from Hampshire, Pasha received a M.S. in physics and environmental science from Princeton University. She previously served Hampshire as a trustee from September 2004 to May 2008.

Carol Varney 90F

San Francisco, California
Carol Varney is one of two elected alumni trustees. She is executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition, where she provides leadership and vision for the 39-year-old media arts lab and oversees all program areas, including youth programs, independent media, adult training and workforce, and technology and media preservation. She also oversees all fundraising and development activities and participates on review panels for Media Maker Fellow Awards, as well as award and grants panels nationally. Before joining BAVC, Carol worked for many years in advancement activities for cultural organizations such as Stanford Lively Arts, Maine College of Art and the Portland Museum of Art. Carol was also very involved in the HIV/AIDS activist movement, serving on the board of the Bay Area Chapter of the NAMES Project, as a development officer for the policy and education organization Project Inform, and as an institutional grants manager at the Hesperian Foundation, where she fundraised for international HIV/AIDS publications. Carol has served on a number of boards, and is currently on the advisory board of SPACE Gallery.

Howard Wein 93F

Leverett, Massachusetts
Howard Wein is founder and principal of Howard Wein Hospitality, LLC, an advisory and venture firm serving both the local and global hospitality communities. He is an experienced entrepreneur, restaurateur, and hospitality developer whose positions have included senior vice president of food and beverage for the Morgans Hotel Group, chief operating officer for Starr Restaurants, and corporate director of food and beverage for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Howard and his wife, Jennifer Storey 92F, moved from Philadelphia to Leverett in 2011, seeking to bring their life into better balance with their values. Howard is deeply committed to organic and sustainable food production, and was instrumental in managing Hampshire’s healthy food transition. He is owner and operator of The Alvah Stone restaurant at the Montague Book Mill. Howard transferred to Hampshire for his final two years of college; he also holds a master’s degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Juecheng Zhao 12F

Hangzhou, People's Republic of China
Juecheng Zhao is the elected student trustee. He is entering his fourth year at Hampshire; his Division II concentration was on political philosophy, strategies, and prophets. His studies seek to validate the importance of prescience as the reasoning of the state. He is not the CEO of any corporation, but he is interested in where corporate influence and politics overlap. Similarly, he does not yet have a family of his own, but he is happy to be a part of the Hampshire family.

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