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The purpose of the WDS Board of Trustees is to support the mission of the school and to ensure its fiscal perpetuity.
Eve Fox, President
Eve Fox attended the Woodstock Children Center from Kindergarten through Second Grade in the early 1980s — three fantastic, formative years of her early education for which she is forever grateful. The mom of two boys who’ve been at WDS since nursery school, she joined the WDS board in 2018 as Secretary and became President in June 2022. Prior to that she had served as a volunteer member of the Annual Fund committee and a class parent for several years – both roles that she continues to play.
Eve is the Digital Director for Beyond Plastics, a nonprofit campaign that aims to end plastic pollution that is based at Bennington College in Vermont. She served as a Vice President of M+R Strategic Services’ digital team – of which she was a founding member – for 12 years. She lives in Woodstock, NY with her husband, their two sons, two cats, and a big garden.
Jon Gordon, Vice President & Treasurer
Jon Gordon joined the WDS Board in December 2021. He lives in Woodstock with his wife and their children who attend WDS. Jon is Managing General Partner at HC9 Ventures, a venture fund that provides deep healthcare expertise to emerging healthcare companies. Jon previously served as Senior Vice President for Innovation at Commonwealth Care Alliance, a non-profit health plan focused on caring for vulnerable populations. Prior to CCA, Jon spent a decade at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, first in their Office of Strategy and then as founder and head of their corporate venture investment program. Jon has held other positions in finance, non-profit fundraising and healthcare. Jon is an adjunct faculty member for the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and serves as a board member of Costs of Care. He is a competitive cyclist and an avid hiker; he is also a guide for the Catskill 3500 Club. Jon holds a BA cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School.
Ava Mateo, Secretary
Ava Mateo joined the Board in June 2022. Ava is the Executive Director of 18by Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers our nation’s youngest eligible voters. At 18by Vote, Ava leads an entirely youth-led team in the development and execution of hyper localized youth voter outreach programming. This programming supports paid youth participants in becoming catalysts for civic action within their own communities.
Having joined the WDS community as a 7th grader, Ava graduated from Woodstock Day School in 2016. She went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College, exploring the philosophy and practice of progressive education, education policy, and the social sciences. Ava holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Education with a concentration in Education Policy from Columbia University, Teachers College. Her expertise includes the influence of peer-to-peer educational programs on youth sociopolitical development, culturally responsive & sustaining education, and civic/democratic education. Ava believes deeply in the power of youth and finds it her mission to spread opportunity for meaningful civic engagement among teens and young adults.
Bill Bullitt, Trustee
Bill Bullitt retired in 2016 after practicing law in Philadelphia for 45 years with Drinker Biddle & Reath. LLP. For most of those years, his practice centered around representation of individuals, families, and nonprofit entities. He has served on the boards of numerous charitable corporations and foundations, as well as advising operating charities on fiduciary and tax matters. As a director or trustee, he often found himself on the Finance and Development committees of those entities, and he brings that experience to his service to Woodstock Day School as Treasurer. Bill still lives outside Philadelphia, but was drawn to the WDS board by his family connection to the school.
Dahlia Graham, Trustee
Dahlia Graham joined the WDS board in June 2022. She is the co-founder and CEO of Fruition Chocolate Works, an award-winning bean-to-bar chocolate maker. With her husband Bryan Graham, she sources transparent, high-quality cocoa beans, which are then crafted into chocolate bars and confections. Dahlia holds a B.S. in Human Development with a minor in Spanish and International Studies from Binghamton University, and a Masters in Teaching from Pace University. She is a Teach for America Alumna, and previously held the role of Director of Educational Programs at REACT to FILM in NYC. She founded Corazon de Dahlia, a nonprofit organization that provided education and community development to impoverished, marginalized Peruvian children and families for 10 years. Dahlia also serves on the Board of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association. In her free time she loves skiing, travel, and spending time laughing and adventuring with her daughter who attends WDS.
Dariel Vasquez, Trustee
Dariel Vasquez joined the WDS Board in the summer of 2021. He is the Executive Director of the Brothers@ Organization, and a first-generation college graduate from Harlem, NY. Dariel graduated from Bard College (Class of 2017) with a joint degree in History and Sociology, and a concentration in Africana-Studies. Youth development and mentorship is Dariel’s passion, and he’s been designing programming and facilitating youth engagement workshops since he was 16 years old. Growing up in public housing projects and being raised by immigrant parents, Dariel considered the possibilities a proper education could provide to be the only viable way for him to help his family out of poverty. Dariel’s passion is fueled by his desire to become the kind of mentor his peers never had. His first year at Bard, Dariel created the Brothers At Bard (BAB) support group with the help of his peers—laying the foundation for the work the organization does today. Dariel received a grant from the New York State My Brothers Keeper Initiative upon graduating at 21, allowing him to continue building the organization full-time as the Executive Director. Since then, Dariel has raised over half a million dollars as the co-founder of Brothers@ to expand the work and impact of the organization.
Michelle Hughes, Trustee
Michelle Hughes has been a teacher and teacher leader in a variety of educational settings for more than thirty years. A graduate of Bank Street College of Education in Elementary and Museum Education, she began her career in museums, but soon fell in love with the classroom. Michelle joined the public school teaching corps, where progressive-constructivist practices formed the foundation of her teaching. For twelve years she co-taught in a collaborative inclusive learning environment.
In her twelfth year of teaching she was recruited to found a middle school program at the progressive independent school, High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, where she eventually became Head of School for ten years. In her sixteenth year at High Meadow, she was ready for a new challenge. Michelle had become interested in the different ways boys and girls learn, and took the opportunity to join The Albany Academies where she served as director of early childhood, lower and middle schools for five years.
Michelle launched Learning Arts Coaching and Consulting, LLC (LARC), an education coaching and professional development consultancy, in 2022. She tutors and coaches learners from ages six to 60 and provides professional development to schools. She is an adjunct professor of visual art at SUNY New Paltz and an instructor for Mid-Hudson Teachers Centers and Rehabilitation Through the Arts. She lives with her husband in Rosendale, and they have two daughters in their twenties and a young grandson who is the best thing ever.
Ramona Rosenberg, Trustee
Ramona Rosenberg has been on the WDS Board since 2020 and is mother of a student in the WDS class of 2027 who started in Kindergarten. Ramona is Director of External Affairs at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) and the Hessel Museum of Art, where she has been since 2008. Prior to that, Ramona worked in the television industry – specifically as a production manager for criminal biographies. She lives in Kingston, with her husband, their son, and two cats.
Urvi Arora, Trustee
Urvi Arora joined the WDS Board in June 2023. She is the proprietor of Thirst—a beloved natural wine boutique and thriving e-commerce store in Brooklyn, NY. With a deep passion for small-production wines, she curates an exceptional collection that celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship behind each bottle.
With a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from Adelphi University, Urvi seamlessly combines her academic background with consumer psychology to create extraordinary experiences for Thirst’s discerning clientele. Having co-founded Barcart/Mash&Grape in 2014, and sold it in early 2023, she brings her strategic prowess and unwavering dedication to the table. Before her foray into natural wine and spirits, Urvi worked for 13 years in the world of Clinical trials as an Administrator of an Institutional Review Board at NYU and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Urvi finds joy in high-intensity workouts like kickboxing and bootcamp and seeks inspiration through outdoor adventures such as hiking and kayaking. Her love for diverse cultures and food and beverage producers fuels her exploration of the world. In addition to her professional achievements, Urvi is a proud mother of a son who attends WDS. Her role as a parent further deepens her understanding of the importance of fostering progressive education and nurturing growth.