Meet the DPN Leaders for 2016-2017

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:

Executive Committee

President Karen Wood, New Canaan, CT (Jack ’17)
VP Nominating Serena Bowman, Darien, CT (Katherine ’19)
VP Fundraising Liaison George Knight, New Haven, CT (Logan ’17, Grace ‘20)
VP Inclusion Ben Binswanger ‘78, Fairfield, CT (Lucy ’17)
VP First Link Lesley Koeppel, New York, NY (Claire ’18)
VP Communications Julie Halloran, Darien, CT (Meghan ’17, Christina ‘20)
VP Campus Events Patty Grennon, Cape Elizabeth, ME (Kathryn ’17)
Janice Roberts, New York, NY (Annie ’17, Taylor ‘18)
Elizabeth Weymouth, New York, NY (Philip ’18, Carter ‘20)

Steering Committee:

  • Vivienne Baker, Atlanta, GA (Alexia ’19)
  • Louisa & John Cohlan, Palm Beach, FL (Jackson ’18)
  • Toby Emerson, Deerfield, MA (Mae ‘19)
  • Lourdes Fanjul, Palm Beach, FL (Lulu ’18, Peps ‘20)
  • Marc Johnson ‘74, Greenwich, CT (Gordon ’17)
  • Maria & Renato Labadan, Beijing, China (Nic ’18)
  • Rob McDowell ‘81, Vienna, VA (Griffin ’18)
  • Meg Knight, New Haven, CT (Logan ’17, Grace ‘20)
  • Paula Pink, New York, NY (Charlie ’18, Ollie ‘20)
  • Jennifer Roche, South Deerfield, MA (Tierney ’18, Maggie ’19)
  • Carson Seeligson, Houston, TX (Sinclair ’18)
  • Kelly Shuhda, San Francisco, CA (Will’ 17 and Lilly ’19)
  • Beth Simmons, Charleston, SC (Francis ’17)
  • Sharmila Muratoti & Sankaran Thayumanavan, Amherst, MA (Ethan ’17, Seth ‘20)
  • Max Weber, Singapore (Brian ’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 2016, we wish them well and send our thanks. They are:

  • Jennifer Andrews, New York, NY (Nigel ’16)
  • Deborah Norville, New York NY (Mikalea ’16)
  • Michele Sit, Edina, MN (Rachel ’16)
  • Betsy Swindell, Greenwich, CT (Elizabeth ’16)
  • Scott Vallar ‘78, Bedford Hills, NY (Ted ’16)
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