Meet the DPN Leaders for 2015-2016

The Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) is an organization aimed at building partnerships among Deerfield parents, and between parents and the Academy. Our goal is to improve the Deerfield experience for all students and their families through a number of initiatives including the First Link program to welcome new families, campus events and communications.  We meet as a group three times per year for annual planning and to coordinate with school administrators.

The DPN strives to engage a cross-section of parents in our activities.  We welcome your suggestions and input on current and future DPN activities.  Please contact us to learn more and/or to get involved.  For the upcoming school year, we are pleased to introduce the following parent leaders who will serve on the Deerfield Parents Network:

2015-2016 Executive Committee

President: Karen Wood, New Canaan, CT   (Jack ’17)
VP Campus Events: Lauren Driscoll, Stamford, CT   (Hill ’16)
VP Communications: Julie Halloran, Darien, CT   (Meghan ’17)
VP First Link: Lesley Koeppel, New York, NY   (Claire ’18)
VP Fundraising Liaison: George Knight, New Haven, CT   (Healy ’16, Logan’17)
VP Nominating: Serena Bowman, Darien, CT   (Katherine ’19)

Steering Committee

  • Jennifer Andrews, New York, NY   (Nigel ’16)
  • Ben Binswanger ’78, Fairfield, CT   (Lucy ’17)
  • Louisa & John Cohlan, Palm Beach, FL   (Stoney ’16)
  • Toby Emerson, Deerfield, MA   (Zeke ’16, Mae ’19)
  • Patty Grennon, Cape Elizabeth, ME   (Kathryn ’17)
  • Marc Johnson, Greenwich, CT (Gordon ’17)
  • Maria & Renato Labadan, Beijing, China   (Beatriz ’16, Nic ’18)
  • Rob McDowell ’81, Vienna, VA   (Griffin ’18)
  • Hilary McInerney, San Francisco, CA   (Finlay ’16)
  • Adriana Vasquez & Diego Munoz, Bogota, Colombia   (Lorenzo ’16)
  • Meg Knight, New Haven, CT   (Healy ’16, Logan ’17)
  • Deborah Norville, New York, NY   (Mikalea ’16)
  • Janice Roberts, New York, NY   (Annie ’17, Taylor ’18)
  • Jennifer & John Roche, South Deerfield, MA   (Tierney ’18, Maggie ’19)
  • Beth Simmons, Charleston, SC   (Francis ’17)
  • Michele Sit, Edina, MN   (Rachel ’16)
  • Betsy Swindell, Greenwich, CT (Elizabeth ’16)
  • Scott Vallar ’78, Bedford Hills, NY   (Ted ’16)
  • Elizabeth Weymouth, New York, NY   (Philip ’18)

Trustee Liaison: Mark Rockefeller, New York, NY (Nolen ’18)

Last, but not least, we would like to thank the departing DPN members for their time, input and support of the parents’ network and the school.  As they “graduate” with their children in the class of 2015, we wish them well and send our thanks.  They are:

  • Amy & Mark Bowllan, Kew Garden, NY (John ’15)
  • Missy & David DeCamp, Washington, DC (Henry ’15)
  • Meredith Lytle, Lake Forest, IL (Lucy ’15)
  • Brenda & David Pivirotto, Deerfield, MA (Olivia ’15)
  • Mary-Catharine Sullivan, Greenfield, MA (Conor ’15)
  • Louise York, Norwalk, CT (CJ ’15)
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