Foundation Board of Directors


The School of Education and Human Development Foundation board of directors is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals who have committed themselves as fundraisers and ambassadors of the School, promoting its work among their networks of colleagues and acquaintances. The cumulative expertise of this board ensures that your gift is being used to its best advantage to advance the growth of the School and the success of its students.

Common Characteristics of the Board:

  1. They are passionate about universal accessibility to excellent education.
  2. They are believers in the mission and capability of the School of Education and Human Development.
  3. They are generous donors to the Foundation.

To learn more about the Foundation Board contact Mike Cashman, Executive Director


Ragan P. Folan, Chair
Winston Salem, NC

Michael B. Baughan, Vice Chair
Winston-Salem, NC

Kristin Merlo, Vice Chair
Seattle, WA

William A. Marr, Jr., Treasurer
Fairfax, VA

Merrill Woodriff, Secretary
Charlottesville, VA


Richard R. Abidin
Charlottesville, VA

Peter C. Brooks
Charlottesville, VA

Courtney Brown
Zionsville, IN

Kari Couling
Charlottesville, VA

Martha Downer-Assaf
Atlanta, GA

Trisha Elcan
Nashville, TN

David M. Foster
Arlington, VA

Suhrid Gajendragadkar, BOV Representative
Washington, DC

Terry Hanlon
Student Representative

Jennifer Hunter
Richmond, VA

Paulette G. Katzenbach, Immediate Past Chair
Los Angeles, CA

Caroline Keck
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen M. Keck
Los Angeles, CA

Peter Kelly
Los Angeles, CA

Christine Lotze
Madison, NJ

Mark Luellen, President’s Representative
UVA Vice President for Advancement

Michael Marino
New York, NY

Eric Mininberg
Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth B. Reichert
Charlottesville, VA

Xavier R. Richardson
Fredericksburg, VA

Les Snead
Los Angeles, CA

Stephanie van Hover
Faculty Representative

Sanford Williams
Manassas, VA

Emeritus Members

Sandra F. Stern
Englewood, NJ


Stephanie J. Rowley
Dean and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education

T. Michael Cashman
Executive Director

Justin B. Thompson
Associate Dean for Management & Planning