The board of trustees is the guardian of Harlem Academy’s mission. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves, to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission, and to support and promote the mission in the broader community. The board of trustees is responsible for setting the school’s vision and a strategic plan for realizing the vision. Trustees ensure that their efforts – individually and collaboratively – contribute to the execution of the strategic plan and realization of the vision. Click to read Harlem Academy's Five-Year Strategic Plan (2021-26).
The advisory council complements the work of the board within a more informal structure. Each member lends their wisdom, endorsement, and philanthropy toward the continued realization of our mission and vision.
The junior board is a group of young professionals passionate about Harlem Academy. Their goals are to help move the mission forward, cultivate a base of supporters who are committed to our students, and serve as volunteers.
CEO, Onera Media
John Belizaire | Secretary
Carol B. Kenney | Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Head of Investor Relations, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
Partner and Co-Head, TPG Real Estate
W. Graham Cole | Education Committee Chair, Development Committee Co-Chair
Former Head of School, Westminster School
Founder and Portfolio Manager, Sunriver Management LLC
Founder and Head of School, Harlem Academy
Joshua Easterly | Investment Committee Chair
Co-Founding Partner and Co-President, Sixth Street
National Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Robert L. Harteveldt
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
H. Dale Hemmerdinger | Campus Committee Chair
Valarie A. Hing
Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Co-Founder, Greenwich Point Capital
Ann MacRae | Events Committee Chair
Trustee, Cat MacRae Fund
Professor and Chair of the English Department, New York University
Betsy S. Michel | Development Committee Co-Chair
Vice President and Senior Human Relations Director, Turner Construction
Vice Chair – Transformation, EY Global
Tom Reycraft | Committee on Trustees Chair
Founder and CEO, Benchmark Education Company, LLC
CEO, Van Wagner Group
Hillary Thomas | Communications Committee Chair
Chief Operating Officer of the Sports and Entertainment Group, Van Wagner Communications, LLC
Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt
Head of Real Estate Development, Success Academy Charter Schools
Laura B. Sillerman
Rashanna Lynch, M.D.
Lauren W. Marrus
William E. Mayer
Alexandra Peterson Cart
Monica Gray Logothetis
Natalia del Rivero