Board of Trustees

Chapin School Board of Trustees 2019-20

The Chapin School Board of Trustees is the primary governing body of the school.  It functions according to bylaws established in 1951 and most recently revised in 2014.  The Board bylaws provide for up to 24 term trustees, eight of whom must be parents of current students at the time of their election.  The Board is responsible for the establishment of policy, the appointment of the Head of School, and the preservation of the school's mission, finances, facilities, and programs.  

The Head of School and the President of the Parents' Association are ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees.


Chapin is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent School (NJAIS), and most recently reaccredited in 2015.  The school is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Trustees 2019-2020 


Phiroze Rao P'12 '14 '21 

Vice President 

George McClellan P'20 '28 


Maryanne Quinn  P'14 '17


Chetan Bhargiri  P'16 '20


Paul Alfieri P'24

Michelle Bajwa P'19 '22 '25

Raymond Cabot P'05 '08

Theo Cheng P'23 '27 

Roy Coddington P'20 '23

David Laws  P'17 '19 

Kristen McLaughlin P'12 '16 

Vani Pendyala  P'14 '19 

Deborah Pereira Repko P'20 

Jeffrey Russo P'13 '16

Sukhi Hothi-Sangha P'18 '22 '28 

Stacey Shah P'21 P'23 P'26

James Walters P'15 '18 '21 

Charter Trustees 

Ben Bickford P'16 '20 '22   

Chris Foglio P'17 

Pete Wilby P'94 '00 '06 '12 '18 


Eve Golfinopoulos P'17 '21  Parents Association President 

Barbara Pasteris,  Head of School