Meet Our Trustees
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
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.
Bill Bullitt, Treasurer
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.
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.
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.
Donna Ford Grover, Trustee
Donna Ford Grover is the mom of a Woodstock Day School Alumnus, class of 2019. She joined the WDS Board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee. Donna is a Research Associate Professor of Literature and American Studies at Bard College where she has taught since 1999. Donna has a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center at City University of New York and specializes in American literature, including African-American literature and Asian-American literature, as well as Caribbean literature, and women’s and feminist literature. She lives in Kingston with her husband.
Erik Serras, Trustee
Erik joined the Woodstock Day School Board in the summer of 2022 and is the parent of a WDS student in the class of 2028. The broker of record, Co-Founder and CEO of a real estate firm in Brooklyn, NY, Erik is uniquely equipped to unearth opportunities in demanding markets. An incremental pivot from a career in the world of NYC finance and REITs, Erik’s business acumen offers a unique perspective to the process of design and implementation of a sustainable vision of the WDS community. In his business leadership roles, Erik has conceptualized and executed training and mentorships programs, and championed diversity and equity in fostering a productive, inclusive, dynamic, and engaging work environment. His facility stemming from decades of immersion in one the world’s most competitive business and real estate theaters, Erik is a contributing asset to the WDS Board as the school seeks to execute a comprehensive strategic plan to optimize its real estate holdings and assure that it meets the school’s present and future needs.
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.
Sam Osterhout, Trustee
Sam Osterhout is a former WDS parent and has been on the WDS Board since 2019, and board president since June 2020. He is a writer and television producer specializing in content related to social issues, science, history, and climate change. He has produced for Discovery, History Channel, Animal Planet, Nat Geo, and others. He lives in Kingston with his wife and daughters.