The Board of Trustees is the governing body of The Brookwood School. Trustees include parents, staff, and community members in the fields of medicine, finance, business, technology, law, and education.

The Board of Trustees, in its policy-making role, ensures that the school’s mission is relevant and elevating to the community it serves. As fiduciaries, the Board of Trustees acts to preserve and protect the school’s long-term financial stability so that the school may endure for generations to come.

The Board of Trustees invites involvement and discussion with students, parents, teachers, alumni, and all others vested in The Brookwood School.

Michelle Kennedy graduated cum laude from The College of William and Mary and holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. While attending evening law school at The George Washington University, she clerked in the Antitrust Division at the United States Department of Justice in the Department’s Outstanding Scholar Program and served as a Summer Law Clerk in the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to relocating to Cooperstown, Michelle was a private law practitioner for seven years in Northern California. Her law practice is now based in Cooperstown, New York. The Law Office of Michelle L. Kennedy is Of Counsel to the law firm of Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP based in Albany, New York. Michelle is admitted to practice law in New York, California, and Washington, D.C. Michelle lives in the Town of Otsego with her spouse, Nicholas Hellenthal, and two sons.
Raymond E. Holohan, CPA owns and operates Raymond E. Holohan, CPA. He has been in a public accounting for over 25 years. He graduated from Hoftsra University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Adminsitration. He received his CPA certificate in 1994 and is licensed in New York. Currently Raymond lives in Cooperstown with his wife and two children. He is the treasurer for the Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education and The Brookwood School.
Patrick R. Kinley, CPA is an accountant with the law firm of Schlather & Birch in the firm’s tax practice. He was previously a Tax Manager with Bank of America’s International Tax Planning group where he specialized in foreign tax credit planning. Prior to that he spent four years at KPMG LLP in the federal tax practice. Patrick obtained his Masters in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, magna cum laude, earning a B.S. in Chemistry. Patrick is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and North Carolina. He lives in Fly Creek with his wife and three sons and is a member of the Cooperstown Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors of Friends of Pathfinder Village and the Brookwood School.
Mary Manion graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University.  She began her career in New York City as an underwriter at Hartford Financial Products and then Arch Insurance Group.  For the past ten years, she has been underwriting large account Directors & Officers and Transactional Risk products. She is a designated RPLU and CPCU.  Mary and her husband Tom moved to Cooperstown in 2012, where she continues to work for Arch remotely. Mary and Tom have a son who attends The Brookwood School.
Janine Sabella was born in Cooperstown and raised in Norwich, New York. After graduating from Norwich Senior High School, she continued her education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio graduating with honors in chemistry. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. Since completing her residency training at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, she has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the region for the past 14 years. Janine enjoys gardening, travel, dancing, and many sports including tennis. Janine and her husband, Jeff, live just outside of Cooperstown with their two children Alex and Gabrielle.
Diane Wicks-Miller was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, she worked in international relations for a US non-profit organization and in international business in Japan for several years. She holds a Master of Science degree from SUNY Institute of Technology, and has been working in the global information technology and telecommunications field for the past sixteen years. Her music-related hobby includes performing as a jazz vocalist and producing concert events in New York City. Diane lives in the Town of Otsego with her husband, Glen Miller, and twin sons.
Chris Bradley graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems. After attending graduate school in Miami, Chris moved to Los Angeles to work as a Visual Effects Artist for television and film. He spent five years at Dreamworks Animation where he worked as a Lead Character Effects Artist and Department Technical Representative. Chris now lives in Cooperstown with his wife and three boys where he works as a freelance web based software developer.
Matthew Hazzard graduated from SUNY Cortland with degrees in Sport Management and Business Economics.  Following graduation, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work for the United States Golf Association in their Grants and Fellowship Office.  A two-year professional development program, Hazzard oversaw nearly $1 million in grants distributed to programs for underprivileged youth and individuals with disabilities, while overseeing a program where he instructed students from the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind to play golf.  Prior to returning to Cooperstown, Hazzard worked for Major League Alumni Marketing, a for-profit subsidiary of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association where he started a new division that grossed over $4 million annually.  He now serves as the Executive Director of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, is the President of the Cooperstown Central School Alumni Association, and is a volunteer coach for the High School Varsity Girls Basketball and Varsity Baseball teams at Cooperstown.  He lives in Pierstown with his wife Stephanie and son Paxton.
Candice Shannon graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in Psychology. She continued her studies with a Masters in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, with program concentrations on the effects of Social Stress on Mental Health, Medical Sociology and Gender, Work and Family Studies. Prior to moving to Cooperstown, Candice worked in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Senior Research Specialist for three large federally funded longitudinal studies. In this position, she performed quantitative data analysis, supervised research assistants, wrote manuscripts, and oversaw and managed grant budgets. Candice is also an author in peer reviewed academic publications on topics related to the effects of different forms of workplace stress on health services utilization, work related illness/injury and drinking outcomes and has taught Introduction to Sociology at the University of Maryland. She lives in Fly Creek with her husband, Larry, and two sons.
Stephanie Stringer attended SUNY IT and Utica College and studied Business Management.  After college, Stephanie focused on her passion for philanthropy, volunteering her efforts at a variety of local organizations and helping to raise funds for Springbrook and Hospice. Stephanie has spent several years giving back to Hospice and raising awareness for cancer, a cause very near and dear to her heart. Stephanie is also the Co-Founder of the Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser in which she has raised over $10,000 in funds, which has assisted in pancreatic cancer research. Stephanie holds a real estate license and is the Director of Marketing & Sales for a local property management and rental agency.  Stephanie enjoys teaching dance to children and exploring outdoor adventures with her husband Bryan and their daughter Cora.