Board of Managers

Oakwood Board of Managers

Board Officials

Don Spencer, President
Ralph Skeels, Vice President
Beth Porter, Treasurer / Secretaryrainbow over Oakwood Friends School


Board Members

Bob Bomersbach,  Current Parent
Henry Brecher, ‘51 alumnus
Jackson Collins, Member at large
Mark Colvson,  Current parent
Patrick Crowley, ‘50,  alumnus
Fred Doneit,  Quaker Member
Jessica Kimelman, ‘93, Alumna
James O’Barr, Quaker member & parent of alumna
Beth Porter, ‘87 , Quaker/ and alumna
Michael Quinland,  Quaker member
Bill Reagan, Quaker member
Fred Rodrigue, Parent of alumnus
John Scardina, Quaker member
Ralph Skeels ‘60 , Quaker member, alumnus
Don Spencer, Parent of alumna
Loren Talbot, ‘91,  alumna
Eric Wohlforth, ‘50, alumnus

Ex-Officio members

Chad Cianfrani, Head of School
Najah Muhammad ‘10 Co-President of the  Alumni Association


Board of Managers

Oakwood Friends School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Managers and is under the care of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, a broad regional meeting covering all of New York State, northern New Jersey, and western Connecticut. The Board includes up to 25 members, 13 of which must be Quakers, formally appointed by New York Yearly Meeting. The Board Trustees, comprised of Quaker members and board officers has fiduciary responsibility for the financial and real estate assets of the school.



Board meetings and committee meetings are conducted according to Quaker business practice. The full board meets four times a year. Smaller committees meet monthly in matters of finance, enrollment, development, facilities and governance.