Board of Directors

From its earliest years, The Foote School has been guided by dedicated parents and community members who have volunteered to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for providing strategic vision and direction; financial stewardship and oversight of campus facilities; as well as appointing, evaluating and supporting the Head of School. Its members are elected to staggered four-year terms by The Foote School Association, the nonprofit corporation of which all Foote parents or guardians are members.

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Richard Bershtein

Richard Bershtein

Immediate Past President
Board Member Since 2010
Committees: Executive, Co-Chair Campaign Steering Committee, Ex Officio: Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Development, Education, Finance, Governance & Nominations, Investment
Richard received his B.A. from Yale, cum laude, and with distinction in economics. He is also a graduate of Columbia University Law School. He was a corporate lawyer in New York City from 1983 to 1987, when he returned to Connecticut to join his father and two sisters in the general practice of law in Hamden. Formerly a member of the board of directors of Neighborhood Music School, he serves on the Yale Baseball Alumni Association and was commissioner and co-chair of fundraising for Madison Little League, from which he won the 2009 Positive Coach of the Year Award and the 2014 and 2015 All-Star Awards for Fundraising. Richard was chair of the record-setting Foote Annual Fund campaigns from 2009 to 2012. He has completed more than 30 marathons. He lives with his wife, Chay, and their five children. Their sons Richard '16 and Hunter '17 attend Choate. The younger three, Shayann (Grade 2), Cody (Grade 3), Dylan (Grade 6), all attend Foote.
Kim Bohen

Kim Bohen

Board Member Since 2011
Committees: Education, Governance & Nominations, Horizons at Foote Liaison
Kim has more than 20 years experience as an independent management consultant for a variety of local and national public and nonprofit clients. She is the former director of education initiatives at the United Way of Greater New Haven, where she oversaw all education-related community investments and partnerships. Before starting her consulting practice, Kim managed grant making in K-12 education for the IBM Corporation, and served as assistant press secretary in the New York City Public Schools. Kim holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. from Brown University. Kim and her husband, Doug James, live on the Choate campus in Wallingford, where Doug teaches English. Kim's three children all attended Foote; son Jack '11, daughter Lily '14 and son Grady '16.
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Kindergartners learn about measurement and proportion—along with concepts of community—while building “crate schools” as part of an interdisciplinary unit that helps them get to know the school.

Directors 2018-2019

George Atwood

Richard Bershtein,

Immediate Past President

Kim Bohen

Elon Boms

Wick Chambers '62

Constance 'Cecie' 

Clement '62, Vice President

Danielle Ginnetti,

PTC Co-President

Mona Gohara

Rebecca Good

Francie Irvine

George Joseph,

Vice President

George Knight

Nadine Koobatian,

Secretary

Michael Krauss

J. Richard Lee,

President

Melissa Matthes

Jennifer Milikowsky '02

Bonnie Moskowitz,

PTC Co-President

Stephen Murphy,

Treasurer

Annie Murphy Paul

Jason Price

Kiran Zaman


Ex Officio

Carol Maoz, Head of School