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Park Day’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and stewardship of the school. Board members are fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure Park Day has adequate resources to advance its mission.
The Board strives to reflect our diversity community consistent with the stated mission of the school, and is made up of between 17 to 23 trustees. Requests for nominees are solicited from the community and comprise parents, staff, and community members who bring particular expertise and perspective. The Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees selects candidates based on a set of specific criteria and presents a slate to the full Board for election in the spring. Officers of the Board are elected by the full Board each year.
Monthly board meetings are open to the school community. Contact Board Chair, Germaine Hunter, with any comments or questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germaine Hunter is the Vice President- Global Inclusion & Diversity at the Clorox Company. He is currently responsible for the creation and deployment of the global, enterprise-wide diversity action plan for The Clorox Company. During his Clorox tenure, he has also worked in Strategic Planning and New Brand Development.
Prior to Clorox, Germaine spent ten years at Procter and Gamble in a variety of sales and marketing roles. He has broad experience in sales management and is skilled at collaborating cross functionally.
Germaine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgetown University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
A passionate advocate for education issues, Germaine is a member of the Park Day School Board of Trustees, where he is currently the chair of the board of trustees. Previously, he has led the Governance Committee and been a member of the Risk/Audit Committee.
Germaine resides in Oakland, California with his wife and two kids.
Staff Board Member
Board Vice Chair, Chair of Governance & Committee on Trustees
Andrea Franchett is a community Trustee.
Andrea is a family physician with a small practice in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. She received a B.A. in History and Sociology from Columbia University and attended the University of California San Diego for medical school. Her two sons and daughter attended Park Day School. Andrea was a parent Trustee from 2010-2014 while her children were enrolled at Park Day. She rejoined the Board of Trustees in 2017 as a community Trustee. Andrea is the Vice Chair of the Board and serves as Chair of the Governance committee as well as Chair of the Committee on Trustees. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Michael.
Chair of Audit & Risk
Brendan is the proud parent of two boys in fifth and eighth grade at Park Day School. Brendan was inspired to join the Park Day community by Tom Little’s vision of a school that fosters engaged citizens in a democracy, with a deep commitment to social justice, in a child-centered learning environment. In his spare time Brendan is a partner in the law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, where he helps lead the antitrust practice group. Brendan has either led or played a major role in cases that have recovered over $1 billion for workers, consumers, investors and small businesses. Brendan is a frequent lecturer and instructor on antitrust, trial advocacy, and negotiation. A former public defender, he has over twenty jury trials. Brendan graduated from the University of Chicago with highest academic honors and received his law degree from Harvard, cum laude. He is an avid but mediocre triathlete and a devotee of the arts. He frequently wishes he could leave it all behind and enroll as a student at Park Day School!
Alexis Harrington-Kihn is an Oakland native, an alumni of Park Day and parent of two boys currently in 2nd and 5th grades. She is a registered nurse who has worked in Labor & Delivery at Alta Bates Hospital for the last 12 years and also serves our community as a lactation consultant.
Faculty Board Member
Chair of Budget & Finance Committee
Tom Maguire and his wife Amy Hopson are parents of a current Park Day 6th grader (Emmett), and a Park Day alum.
Tom is the Interim Director of Transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking, traffic engineering, bicycle and pedestrian safety, transportation accessibility, and taxi regulation. Muni is the 8th largest public transit operator in the US, currently carrying more than 220 million riders per year and 730,000 riders on an average weekday. Muni’s fleet includes historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles, electric trolley coaches, and the world famous cable cars. He also oversees Vision Zero, the agency’s ambitious efforts to end traffic deaths in San Francisco, and a $5 billion capital program.
He joined SFMTA in October 2014 after serving as Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, where he managed Bus Rapid Transit, Freight Mobility, Peak Rate Parking, congestion pricing, and sustainability, and resiliency programs. He has also worked for the engineering and design firm Arup.
Tom is a transportation professional who is passionate about using his experience in planning, engineering, policymaking, and management to build great cities… Unlocking the potential of streets, transit systems, and public space to create places that are safe, sustainable, and equitable… Moving toward Vision Zero… Finding creative ways to use technology and data to help travelers make smart choices… Remembering that as professionals, we work for ALL users of the street – pedestrians, transit riders, drivers, and cyclists.
He is a native New Yorker who holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal and a B.A. from Rutgers.
Bill retired after a 43-year career in education serving two independent schools in the Bay Area. He was an English teacher, outdoor education advocate, photography enthusiast, chess coach, and Head of School at Stuart Hall for Boys in San Francisco. After 19 years, he moved to Walnut Creek to become Head at The Seven Hills School. He served on the board of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and evaluated numerous member schools. Besides his commitment to Park Day’s board, Bill now puts time into U. C. Cooperative Extension as a Master Gardener, bikes and travels with his wife in a small camper-van, and connects as much as possible with his five grown children; some nearby, some not, and one in France.
David Petta is a former principal at ELS Architecture, Berkeley for nearly 40 years. His career sought opportunities to create interactive social environments in a diverse, sustainable urban context. His specific areas of concentration were in the design of public realm spaces related to recreation, community, education, and
retail complexes in downtown and campus settings. His projects have been honored with one National AIA Design Award and six California Council AIA Design Awards, including three for the design of recreation projects and three for design of schools. David is the parent of two Park alumni: Seph (1985-1992), and Sylvie (1988-1995);
For Park Day, David assisted with master planning to support the purchase of Lady’s Home Society building, and the planning, design and construction of the modular now known as the Annex.
Kevin Prindiville is Justice in Aging’s Executive Director. He is a nationally recognized expert on Medicare and Medicaid policy and has served as counsel in several class action lawsuits protecting low-income senior’s access to public benefits. Since becoming Executive Director in 2013, Kevin has helped to double the size of the organization’s revenue and staff.
Kevin has a long history of developing partnerships and directing strategic advocacy efforts. The author of numerous articles, reports and briefs, he frequently testifies before legislators, presents at national conferences and works closely with both federal and state regulatory agencies. He also is quoted often in national and California media. Kevin is on the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging. Kevin was selected as a Next Avenue’s “Influencer in Aging” in 2017. In 2019, Kevin was named to California’s Master Plan for Aging Staeholder Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Justice in Aging, Prindiville worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project in Philadelphia where he represented low-income individuals having trouble obtaining health care. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of California, San Diego. Kevin is admitted to the California Bar.
Chair of Social Justice Initiative