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Luisa Rabe

Chair, MBA, Educational Consultant - Haverford, PA, Chair IECA's Graduate School Committee, and active community volunteer. Former Secretary/Treasurer and Membership Chair IECA; Executive Director Friends of Independence National Historical Park; Principal, Davidson Miller. Served as Chair/President/Trustee, Inglis Foundation, Diocese of PA, Church of Redeemer, Smith College Class, Williams College Parent Committee, Episcopal Academy, and Gladwyne Montessori. Honored by IECA Foundation (Katz Award) for volunteerism and by Hess Foundation (named Inglis fund) for leadership.

Phil Cocchiola

Head of School, The Oxford Academy, Westbrook Connecticut; 20 years at The Oxford Academy, serving in a variety of roles including teaching, coaching, residential life, admissions, development, and administration. Previously served as a trustee for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), former conference planning committee member for The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), frequent speaker and presenter at various educational conferences. Currently serving as a trustee for the Westbrook Economic Development Board, the Westbrook Park and Rec Board, the Westbrook Assets Advisory Board, and Co-Chair of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Westbrook Division. Phil holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Education from the University of New Haven.

Betsy Donnelly

M.S., CEP, Independent Educational Consultant, Atlanta, GA; Founder and President of Atlanta Educational Consultants. Professional Member, IECA; At IECA, past Co-Chair and Chair, Therapeutic Committee. Current appointment on IECA Ethics Committee. Individual Professional Member, National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). Member, SSATB, Member Council on Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

Kristina Dooley

Kristina is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and founder of Estrela Consulting, an Ohio-based independent educational consulting firm. In addition, Kristina is an instructor for the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education teaching College Consulting Resources and also serves as a faculty member of the IECA Summer Train-ing Institute for aspiring educational consultants. She is a graduate of Hiram College (B.A.) and Kent State University (M.A.). Kristina holds membership in HECA, both the Ohio and International ACACs. In addition, Kristina is a member of the Hiram College Board of Visitors, sits on the Advisory Board of Hudson Community First, serves as a mentor for College Now Greater Cleveland and volunteers for JDRF Northeast Ohio.

Julie Gray

Director of Development, Dana Hall School; former Director of Development, Tenacre Country Day School; and former Annual Fund Director, The Fessenden School; served on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) development conference planning committee and the CASE District I planning committee; served as the Development Committee Chair of the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE).

Tracy Hopkins

MSW, Tracy has 20 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults in therapeutic settings. 15 of the 20 years have been spent in executive leadership roles within prominent organizations that span between traditional boarding schools, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, and wilderness therapy programs. She currently serves as the Business Development Director for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions. She also founded Dare to Rise, a leadership, diversity and equity consulting practice. She serves on the board of The Treatment Support Fund and volunteers with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBHC). Tracy was a former member of the Annual Conference committee and Membership Services committees for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools And Programs (NATSAP).

Teresa Lloyd
Carl Lovejoy

Associate Executive Director for Communications and Development and a member of the founding team at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, NH; 30 years of development and admissions experience at St. Paul’s School, Tabor Academy, Cardigan Mountain School, Kimball Union Academy and Oliverian School; Former member of Secondary School Admissions Test Board’s (SSATB) Nominating Committee; Former Steering Committee member of Junior Boarding School Association (JBSA); Former member of the Admissions Committee of Independent School Association of Northern New England (ISANNE); Former Advisor to National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Admissions Committee; Former trustee at Oliverian School.

Lee McLendon

Lee is the owner of McLendon Educational Consulting, established in 2001 and specializing in boarding school, college, and therapeutic placements, with exten-sive experience in working with students with learning differences and so-cial/emotional challenges. In addition, she has worked for Stowe Middle/High School, Bement School, and Choate Rosemary Hall in various roles, including tutor, language instructor, curriculum designer, and ski instructor. Lee is a gradu-ate of Plymouth State University (M.Ed.), Dartmouth College (MALS), St. Law-rence University (B.S.), Middlebury College (Summer Language Immersion), Na-tional Outdoor Leadership School, and Choate Rosemary Hall. In addition to her service to the IECA Foundation, she is a grant reader, volunteer and former trus-tee for Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation and is a current trustee for Rock Point School.

Ann Montgomery

M.Ed., CEP, Independent Educational Consultant, Houston, Texas. Professional Member of IECA, NACAC, TACAC. At IECA, formerly VP for Committees, Executive Board member, Board of Directors member, and Chair of College Committee; currently Nominating Committee member. Former member, Credentialing Commission for American Institute of Certified Educational Planners. Board member, Bridgeway Capital Management and Bridgeway Foundation. Advisory Board member, Families Empowered. Former Advisory Board member, YES Prep Public Schools. Former Associate, Gould Farm.

Kristen J. Naspo, MA

Krissy started KJN Educational Consulting in 2013 and became an affiliate member of The Bertram Group that same year. Prior to becoming an educational consultant, Krissy spent twelve years in boarding school admissions, at Hillside School, Portsmouth Abbey and St. Andrew’s in Rhode Island. She became a professional member of IECA in 2014 and has served on the Schools Committee for the last two years, this year she is the vice chair for the committee. Krissy is a graduate of Lawrence Academy and attended Providence College where she earned both Bachelors and Masters Degrees.

Sara Norfleet

Sarah Norfleet has spent her 40-year career at the Chamberlain International School, a Therapeutic Boarding School in Massachusetts. As one of the founders in 1976, Sarah has held positions from direct care to 20 years as Program Director, Marketing Director and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer. A 1983 Graduate of Wheaton College with a B.A. in Political Science. Served on the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools in the early 1980’s. Currently serving as Treasure/Secretary of the NATSAP Board of Directors. One son, living in NYC, who has followed his lifelong passion for sailing and is currently the Head Coach for the Fordham University Sailing Team. Extracurricular interests include all things equestrian and volunteerism on a variety of professional and community association committees.

Dr. John Singleton

Dr. John Singleton has 30 years of experience working in education and 15 years of experience in therapeutic school leadership. John’s extensive education experience is steeped in life-changing results and award-winning programs and currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Trails Carolina, a therapeutic wilderness program in Western North Carolina. John has presented nationally and is published on the subject of Educational Leadership and learning differences. He has attended Harvard Graduate School of Education – Independent Schools Institute. He has also furthered his studies at Yale Child Study Center in 2008; Minds and Hearts Clinic, Tony Attwood, Ph.D. in 2007; and The Medical University of South Carolina, Russell Barkley, Ph.D. John received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Gardner-Webb University and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. His research was focused on the topic of Educational Leadership and working with students on the Autism Spectrum.

Jason Warnick

Jason is currently Director of Advancement and Enrollment at Ross School in East Hampton, NY. Initially a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and dean, Jason has primarily fo-cused on enrollment management, fundraising and communications for the last 15 years. Prior to Ross, Jason served as Executive Director of Enrollment and Director of External Engagement and Alumni Relations for Hyde Schools in Connecticut and Maine. Jason earned his B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and an MA in Communications with a concentration on New Media and Marketing from the University of Southern New Hampshire. Jason enjoys reading, cycling, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and four sons.


Mark Sklarow

Executive Director, Independent Educational Consultants Association

Ann Rossbach

President, Independent Educational Consultants Association


Robin Abedon

Educational Consultant

Steven Antonoff

Educational Consultant

Judith Berg

Educational Consultant
New Jersey

Brooke Dudley

Educational Consultant

Paula Feldman

Educational Consultant

Jean Hague

Educational Consultant

Lynn Hamilton

Educational Consultant

Michael Spence

Educational Consultant


Lindsay Grattan

Program Director

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