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The Board of Trustees establishes broad policy goals and oversees the operation of Sage Hill School in keeping with its mission. It also provides fiduciary oversight and supports long-range strategic planning for the School’s future. Members of the Board include founders, current and past parents, and, most recently, our first alumnus. The Board also includes members of the broader community who bring particular expertise and passion for our mission.
Mike Bolen
Mike Bolen (2011) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. The first non-McCarthy family member to lead the company as its chief executive, Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. In his current role, he directs the national builder’s strategic planning efforts. Mike joined McCarthy's Phoenix office as a carpenter superintendent in 1981 and moved up through the business serving as director of operations for McCarthy’s Parking Division, executive vice president of operations, senior vice president of construction services and ultimately Pacific Region president prior to assuming his current role. Mike graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with a B.S. in General Engineering, and from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with an M.F.A. in Guidance and Counseling. He and his wife Debi are the parents of Shelby (‘13), Haley (‘15), and a younger daughter, Morgan.

Vicki Booth
Vicki U. Booth (1997) is the President of the Ueberroth Family Foundation. In this capacity she works with dozens of non-profit organizations countywide. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Orange County Community Foundation where she is co-chair of the Distribution Committee. She is a member of Circle 1000, a fundraising group for Hoag Hospital’s Cancer Center, and served as Chairman for 4 years. She has been a volunteer at Harbor Day School for many years and served as the President of the Harbor Day School Parent Council. Vicki is a founding member of the Board of Trustees at Sage Hill School. She served as the Chair of the Development Committee for 8 years and has volunteered on many committees, including co-chairing Grad Night 2007 and 2014. Vicki received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. She and her husband Bill have three children, including two Sage Hill graduates: Nick (‘07) and Sarah (‘14).

Lillian Chung
Lillian J. Chung (2014) is the Founder and President of the Newport Child Development Center. She specializes in early intervention for pre-school aged children. As a school psychologist, she has worked in community, hospital and school settings for over 15 years. Her private practice focuses on parenting consultations/workshops, teacher in-service trainings and social skills development. Lillian has been an active member of the community and has served on the boards of National Charity League Juniors, National League of Young Men and the Parent Council of Harbor Day School. Lillian graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Counseling and School Psychology from Tufts University and doctoral training at Northeastern University. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband, Henry, and children, Connor (‘16) and Darcy, a student at Harbor Day School.
Lillian J. Chung (2014) is the Founder and President of the Newport Child Development Center.  She specializes in early intervention for pre-school aged children.  As a school psychologist, she has worked in community, hospital and school settings for over 15 years.  Her private practice focuses on parenting consultations/workshops, teacher in-service trainings and social skills development.  Lillian has been an active member of the community and has served on the boards of National Charity League Juniors, National League of Young Men and the Parent Council of Harbor Day School.  Lillian graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Counseling and School Psychology from Tufts University and doctoral training at Northeastern University.  She lives in Newport Beach with her husband, Henry, and children, Connor (‘16) and Darcy, a student at Harbor Day School.

Mark Danner
Mark Danner (2012) is President, CEO and managing partner of Straub Distributing, a beverage distribution company with 360 employees, serving Orange County and a portion of Riverside County, California. Previously, Mark was employed by Anheuser-Busch Company Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri for 24 years. His positions included Vice President of Region Sales in Chicago, Vice President of National Retail Sales, and Vice President of Business Development. Prior to leaving Anheuser-Busch, Mark served as Vice President and General Manager of Continental Europe headquartered in Paris, France. He was responsible for over 50 countries and territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Born and raised in Middletown, Ohio, mark attended Brown University, where he played basketball and rugby and graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Biology. For four years Mark taught at Westminster School, a private preparatory school in Simsbury, Connecticut. His responsibilities included coaching three sports each year as well as teaching classes in Earth Science and Plane Geometry. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York City specializing in marketing. Mark has served on a number of charity boards and is currently Board Chair for The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County. Mark and his wife Ann live in Newport Beach and are the parents of three Sage Hill graduates: Tierney (‘09), T.J. (‘11) and Maggie (‘13).

David Dull
David A. Dull (2001) is a director of Ostendo Technologies, Inc., On-Ramp Wireless, Inc. and ZetaRx Biosciences, Inc. and a business advisor to several other privately-held therapeutics, water science and electronics companies. In 2009 he retired after 11 years as a senior executive and general counsel of Broadcom Corporation, where he was responsible for legal affairs, intellectual property strategy and development, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, as a partner in the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, he represented clients in the entertainment and technology industries. David graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies, did graduate work in history at Oxford University, and later received his law degree at Yale. For five years before and after law school, David was a staff member of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A., a non-profit research and advocacy organization based in New York City. In addition to serving as a trustee of Sage Hill and of Sarah Lawrence College, he is a member of the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee and the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council. David and his wife Susan have two children, Katy (‘03), a member of Sage Hill's first graduating class, and Ian (‘05).

Mr. David Fishman

Madaline Gordon
Madaline Gordon (2011) is president of The Gordon Foundation, an entity focused on providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in the community. The foundation funds children’s causes, education, the arts, healthcare and supports organizations such as Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, CHOC, Hoag Hospital, Orange County Philharmonic, Human Options, as well as local public and private schools. Madaline Attended the University of Arizona where she studied psychology. After working professionally in New York City she returned to California to raise her family and pursue community and philanthropic endeavors. She has demonstrated her commitment to community involvement through Orangewood Children’s Foundation (founding member), 44 Women for Children Executive Board, Anaheim Ducks Casino Chair, Tarbut v Torah Community Day School Scholarship Gala Chair, PTSO Secretary, OCJCC (Orange County Jewish Community Center) Gala Co-Chair, Jewish Federation of Orange County (women’s division) and past board member and chair of Voices Luncheon. Madaline lives in Laguna Beach with her husband Stephen Gordon, Chairman/CEO of Opus Bank and their two daughters, Madison (‘10) and Sophie (‘14).

Dr. Lorellen Green
Lorellen Green (2014) has had successful careers as both a modern dance choreographer and producer and a medical doctor. Originally from Orange County, she followed her passion for dance to Europe, where she worked with Caterina Sagna/Compagnia Nadir, based in Venice Italy. She then relocated to New York City, where she formed her own dance company. Lorellen later entered the medical field, earning an M.D. from Columbia University. After completing her training in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2006, she returned to Orange County with her family. Since that time, she has served as a physician for MemorialCare Medical Group and recently assumed the role of Medical Director of Inpatient Services. In addition to her clinical practice, she has a particular interest in health care systems and reform, developing initiatives to improve patient safety and outcomes. Lorellen holds a B.A. in philosophy from Vassar College. She resides in Newport Coast with her children, Erika (‘14) and Robert (‘17).

Andra Greene Ellingson
Andra Greene Ellingson (2011) is a lawyer in the Newport Beach office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she specializes in complex business litigation. Andra has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout the country. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and Bet the Company litigation. In addition to her work at the firm, Andra has been active in the leadership of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, the Federal Bar Association-Orange County Chapter and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Andra has served on the boards of a number of non-profits, including The Pegasus School (where she chaired the Development Committee), CASA of Orange County and University Synagogue. Andra holds a degree in economics from Brown University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Andra and her husband, Tom Ellingson, have four children and two huskies. Their son, Adam, graduated with the Class of 2014.

Janet Hadley
Janet Hadley (2007) is a retired pediatric nurse practitioner who worked most recently as the Head Nurse of Denver General Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. She is a founding member of the Orange County Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and is active with the Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series at the Newport Beach Public Library. For more than 15 years, Janet has been the organizer of education-based programs honoring National Women's History Month. She has held several leadership positions on the Heinz Kaiser School Parent-Faculty Organization and was responsible for restructuring the public school association. She also served in a variety of volunteer positions at Harbor Day School. At Sage Hill School, Janet was a founding member of the Community Speaker Series and was responsible for bringing renowned and varied lecturers to the series. She helped coordinate Sage Hill’s student exchange program to France and has held numerous volunteer positions. Janet earned her B.S.N. from Boston University and her M.S.N. from Boston College. She and her husband, H. Lawrence Webb, have two daughters, Laura (‘04) and Emily (‘07).

Douglas Hodge
Douglas Hodge (2011) is Chief Executive Officer of PIMCO and a managing director of the firm. He also serves on PIMCO's executive committee and on the eleven-member global executive committee for Allianz Global Investors, the governing body of asset management for the Allianz Group. In his current role, Doug has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Earlier, Doug led the Asia Pacific region from the firm's Tokyo office from 2002-2009. He joined PIMCO in 1989 and has previously served the firm as a senior account manager responsible for client relationships worldwide and as a global product manager. Doug currently serves as an executive committee member and on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He has more than 30 years of investment experience and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. Doug also serves on the board of the Thacher School in Ojai, California. His daughter, Macaul, graduated from Sage Hill in 2013.

Paul Kim
Paul J. Kim (2010) is the Founder and Managing Partner of LaSalle Asset Management, a hedge fund focused on trading derivatives of agricultural commodities based in Chicago. Mr. Kim is also the Founder and CEO of Aventis Asset Management, a discretionary diversified commodity fund with offices in Chicago, New York and Shanghai and is committed to giving a significant portion of the company profits to charity. He is also Founder and Partner of 2DS Productions in Chicago, which is active in movie and television production. In addition, Mr. Kim manages the Kim Family Foundation along with his three children. The foundation is committed to delivering humanitarian aid and funding community development in Asia, South America and Africa. Previously, he was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, the Kansas City Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Prior to the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Kim was a trader with Cargill Incorporated. Mr. Kim graduated from Northwestern University with dual degrees in Economics and Biochemistry. Two of Mr. Kim’s children graduated from Sage Hill: Christie (‘11) and Charles (‘13).

Paolo Leon
Paolo Leon (2014) is a Project Manager at MVE & Partners, Inc., a full service architecture and planning firm with a rich portfolio that extends from California, throughout the United States and internationally. Paolo brings years of experience in architecture across multiple project types including residential, student housing, educational, civic, and health care. He is currently working on multi-family residential projects in Newport Beach, Irvine, and San Diego. Paolo is a Sage Hill School alumnus and member of the founding class of 2004. He was elected student body president and helped write the Sage Hill School Honor Code during his senior year. He earned a B.Arch from the USC School of Architecture in 2009, and an M.B.A. from Chapman University in 2013. Paolo is passionate about helping communities leverage education to break the cycle of poverty. He currently serves on the board of directors for THINK Together, an organization committed to improving academic outcomes for children and youth living in under-resourced communities. Paolo also enjoys photography, running and traveling. He lives in Irvine with his wife and Sage Hill alumna, Candice.

Joel Lipman
Joel K. Lipman, M.D. (1997) was a radiologist at Hoag Memorial Hospital where he also served as Chief of Angiography and Computer Tomography. He served as Medical Director of the Newport Imaging Center and specialized in Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Computer Tomography and Orthopedic MRI. A contributor to numerous medical journals and book publications, Joel has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies. Joel earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida, served his residency at Stanford University in Diagnostic Radiology, and was a post-doctoral scholar in computerized imaging at Stanford University. From 1982 until 2000, Joel was a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical Center in Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine. During the 2004-05 academic year, Joel taught 7th and 8th grade science at The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach. Currently, he is working as a stem cell research specialist at California Stem Cell under the direction of Dr. Hans Keirsted. Joel has a son, Kevin (‘10) and a daughter, Taylor (‘12).

Mr. Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe (2015) is a Vice President, Financial Counseling for Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company. He has been with Ayco since 1996 and was a partner with the firm prior to the Goldman acquisition. Previously he worked in corporate finance for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Rick serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Orange County and is a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador. He holds a BS from Cornell University, a JD from American University and a MBA from American University. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar. Rick and his wife Shannon live in Ladera Ranch with their three daughters: Julia (‘17), Olivia (‘19) and a younger child, Sofia.

Christy Marlin
Christy Marlin (2009) practiced law as a litigation attorney for ten years and retired to raise her two sons. Since that time she has been extensively involved in volunteer and philanthropic work. She organized numerous social and fundraising events at Fairmont Private School and also served on Fairmont’s Parent Association Executive Board for many years. In 2005 she founded Designing Women, a Guild in Support of Working Wardrobes, which provides job search assistance and clothing for adults in crisis reentering the workforce. Christy served as President for three years, was responsible for all committees and chaired numerous major fundraising events. At Sage Hill School she has been on several committees including chairing the Spring Benefit in 2007 and Grad Night in 2009 and 2013. Her sons Eric (‘09) and Matt (‘13) both graduated from Sage Hill. She lives in Irvine with her husband Lou.

Mrs. Michelle Merage Janavs
Michelle Merage-Janavs (2013) is president of the MMJ Foundation, a non-profit entity established for the creation and funding of educational and philanthropic endeavors. Michelle developed and runs The Candy Palace Program, which enables children to use their creativity and imaginations to help solve the problem of child hunger in our county. To date the program has provided over 600,000 meals for hungry children utilizing the services of the Kids' Café program of the Second Harvest Food Bank. In partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, Michelle created Izzy's Corner, where volunteers fill backpacks with food supplies for needy children. Izzy's Corner has become a model community outreach and education program nationwide. For four years, Michelle served on the Fellowship Awards Committee for the Merage Foundation for the American Dream. Most recently, she is developing the Fallen Athletes Fund to aid professional action sports athletes who are seriously injured or killed. A graduate of USC, Michelle previously worked in new product marketing for Chef America, Inc. Michelle and her husband, Paul, have three children: Grant (‘17) and two younger daughters, Isabel and Brielle.

Michael Ray
Michael D. Ray (1997) is President of Sanderson-J.Ray Corporation, a commercial real estate developer with primary operations in Orange County and Coachella Valley, but with former affiliates in Guam and Japan. Previously, he worked for Citicorp in NYC. Michael was one of the Founders of the Discovery Science Center, the Orange County High School of the Arts, the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, Sage Hill School, the Tract Surfing Association and the Surfrider Foundation. He is Chair Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Great Park Foundation and sits on the Board of the Orange County Museum of the Arts. In addition, he writes an economic blog and has a regular general interest column in a local publication. Michael holds a B.A. from Occidental College and an M.B.A. from USC. He is the father of three Sage Hill graduates: Elizabeth (‘07), Gabrielle (‘11) and Harrison (‘13). His personal commitment to Sage Hill School has included funding a full tuition scholarship for a member of Sage Hill’s first graduating class.

Mr. Stanton Rowe
Stanton Rowe (2015) has been chief scientific officer at Edwards Lifesciences since 2008 and also serves as corporate vice president, advanced technology. He joined the company in 2004 when Edwards acquired Percutaneous Valve Technologies, a company he helped to found in 1999 and of which he served as president and CEO. Previously, Stanton was corporate vice president of business development and strategic planning for Datascope and was vice president of business development for Johnson & Johnson’s interventional systems division (JJIS) in Warren, New Jersey, responsible for the company’s coronary stent development efforts. At JJIS and the related Cordis Corporation, Stanton held a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including heading the company’s business development, advanced technology, worldwide clinical research and marketing groups. Stanton joined Cordis after previously holding several positions in product management for a number of medical device companies. He is on the boards of directors of InSeal Medical, Ltd and the Discovery Science Center, as well as the advisory boards for the engineering or biomedical engineering schools at UC Irvine, Georgia Tech and Brown University. Stanton received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Chiyo, are the parents of Aimee ('17) and Aiden.

Charles Ruck
Charles Ruck (2013) is a partner in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate and securities matters. He serves as primary outside counsel to a number of public and privately held companies and represents boards of directors and special committees in complex corporate governance matters. Charles is a former member of Latham & Watkins' Executive Committee and he currently serves as Chair of the firm's Strategic Client Initiative. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Charles has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, the Stars and Stripes Children’s Foundation and as a trustee of the Harbor Day School. He and his wife Mary Kay have three children, including two Sage Hill students: Abigail (‘15) and Emma (‘17).

Mr. Prakash Sakraney
Prakash Sakraney (2014) is a Director of the Watanmal Group, which markets and distributes proprietary brands of packaged food products across 24 countries in Africa. The Group has offices in Hong Kong, India, the UAE as well as Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Guinea. From 1992 to 2010, Prakash served as CEO and contributed to the evolution of the Group from a general trading company operating in two West African countries into one of the leading branded and packaged food businesses in West and Central Africa. From 1986 to 1992, Prakash was involved in single family real estate development in Southern California; prior to that he worked briefly at Barclays Bank in Los Angeles. Prakash holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. from Pepperdine University. Prakash and his wife, Cynthia, have three children, Natasha ('12), Kavi ('14) and Shaan, who attends Harbor Day School.

Toyozo Shimano
Toyozo (Toyo) Shimano (2012) spent over 20 years holding various positions around the world with Shimano, Inc. in both of the firm’s main businesses, fishing tackle and bicycle components. Stints included time in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the U.S. in fields from marketing and sales to product planning to manufacturing and quality control. One of those positions was President of G.Loomis, Inc., a brand of premier high-end carbon fiber graphite fishing rods manufactured in Woodland, WA from 1997-2004. Toyo earned his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and his M.B.A. at Stanford in 2006. Since retiring from the family business in 2012, he has been investing and advising on strategic issues with several early stage businesses. Toyo and his wife Kristin have two children, Emily (‘14) and Calvin (‘16).

Lawrence Ward
Lawrence W. Ward, Jr. (2010) is the Principal of Laguna Canyon Capital LLC, a private equity firm he founded in 2011. Larry has 20 years experience in private equity investing as a partner with American Industrial Partners, Fremont Partners, and ClearLight Partners. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Plantonics, Inc. and Sweetheart Cup Company. Larry began his career in New York City as a commercial lending officer with Manufacturers Hanover Trust and later as an investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Larry has a B.A. in economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School. He is the father of two Sage Hill graduates: Peyton (‘07) and Winston (‘11).