Members of the 2021-22 Board of Trustees

List of 22 items.

  • Louise Bedsworth | Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.S., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, both from the University of California at Berkeley.
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  • Isavane Samanna | Vice Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., Social Science (Hons), University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
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  • Mar Brandt | Advancement Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.S. with Honors, International Business from the California State University, San Francisco

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  • Renuka Kher | Diversity Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent (Anamika '26 and Anand '29)
    Renuka received her bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and completed her graduate work at Emory University, where she received a master's in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health. She is an alumnus of the Coro Leadership Program and also holds a certificate in Innovation Leadership from California College of the Arts.
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  • Charlie Soulis | Finance Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A. U.C. Santa Barbara; M.S. University of Chicago
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  • Christine Chen | Strategic Planning Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., International Relations, Pomona College
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  • Jordan Karp | Secretary, Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., Economics and Philosophy, Columbia University; Masters, City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Brandi Catanese | Trustees Committee Chair

    Redwood Day Parent (Olivia '22 and Lily '26)
    BA, UC Berkeley; PhD, Stanford University
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  • Cathy Hunter | Trustee

    BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design; MEd from Loyola College with an emphasis on women in leadership
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  • Benjamin Jones | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent (Jack '28 and Parker '28)
    B.A. Stanford University, J.D. Northwestern University School of Law
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  • John Kinnaman | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., International Studies, University of Wyoming
    Masters of International Business, University of South Carolina
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  • Leah McGowen-Hare | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Technology Education
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  • Charmin Roundtree-Baaqee | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent (Mingus '23 and Phoenix '23)
    B.S. (Civil Engineering) from Clark Atlanta University, a B.S.
    (Environmental Engineering) from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. (Civil/Environmental Engineering) from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Mark Sopp | Trustee

    Parent of two Redwood Day children.
    BS in Design, Arizona State University School of Design
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  • Elyse Whitehead | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent
    BA in Psychology and American Studies, with highest honors from UNC-Chapel Hill and JD, magma cum laude from UC Hastings
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  • Chris Wolfe | Trustee

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., Economics, Brown University; M.B.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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  • John Loeser | Head of School, Ex-Officio

    Redwood Day Parent
    B.A., Education and Psychology from Swarthmore College and a M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard University.
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  • Deann Hays | CFOO, Ex-Officio

    B.S. in Accounting from Colorado State University
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  • Hena Borneo | PGA Co-President

    Redwood Day Parent
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  • Dalbir Singh | PGA Co-President

    Redwood Day Parent
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  • Kayla Stoler | Faculty Trustee

    6/7th Grade History Teacher, 7th Grade Advisor
    BA, College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University
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  • Rhonda Smith | Faculty Trustee

    Parent of Theo (5th grade)
    Bay Area educated - Kindergarten through UC Berkeley; BS in Psychology and Social Welfare; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
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