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As a nonprofit corporation, ISM is governed by a Board of Trustees committed to promoting and upholding the mission and vision of the school. The Board exercises final authority on all school matters including approving all major educational and operational policies, approving all major contracts, adopting the school's annual budget, overseeing ISM's fiscal and legal affairs, hiring and evaluating the Director, and ensuring the long-term viability of the school.

Current Trustees

Cristofer Cabanillas, Chair [parent] ~ CFP®, Monterey Private Wealth, Inc.

Patricia Adura-Miranda, Vice Chair [parent] ~ Attorney, Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP

Lauren Cohen, Secretary [parent] ~ Executive Director, Monterey County Youth Museum

Kera Abraham Panni [parent] ~ Senior Outreach Manager, Conservation & Science, Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Sameer Bakhda, M.D. [parent] ~ Physician, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Allison Barrientos, CPA ~ CFP®, Integris Wealth Management, LLC

Lynn Bentaleb [parent] ~ Executive Director, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation

Kevin Brookhouser [parent] ~ English, Humanities, and Technology Instructor, York School

Ronnie Higgs, Ph.D. [grandparent] ~ Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, CSUMB

Valerie Josephson, M.D. [parent] ~ Pediatrician, Monterey Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group

Camilla Mann ~ Office Manager, Carmel Lahaina Utility Services

Kate Mitchell Mehle [parent] ~ Director of Development, Big Sur Land Trust


Founding Board Members

Other Past Board Members

Lisa deMondesir

John Bailey

Linda Dormody

Paul Gaucher

Margaret Elwanger

Justine Geisler

Gordon Freedman

Prashant Gupta

Bob Infelise

Chris Hasegawa

Keith Krone

Bobbie Infelise

Robert Landau

Kaustubh Khandelwal

Dorothy Lank

Rob Lee

Fred Miller

Sean Madden

Kathryn Poling

Grant Miles

Joanne Storkan

Cary Neiman

Ingrid Tower

Marian Penn


Sunder Ramaswamy


Christine Reed


Alastair Rodd


Tim Ruediger


Chrissie Sorenson (Jahn)


Kelly Sorenson


Chris Steinbruner


John Tilley


Mike Whilden


Plasha Fielding Will


Steve Young