Elizabeth Krimendahl, PsyD, '78, Committee Chair, currently serves as Director of the William Alanson White Institute, a nationally prominent psychoanalytic training and treatment center. Previously, she served as Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Training Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She has a private practice in therapy and psychoanalysis with children and adults in New York City. She has a PsyD in Child Clinical Psychology from NYU, and has done postdoctoral training in adult and child/adolescent psychoanalysis.
Ann Sprole Cheston ‘91, P’23, LICSW, previously served as Adjustment Counselor at the Dover-Sherborn Middle School and High School in MA, working with 6-12th graders. Other past experience has included working with children with emotional issues, working in court-mandated counseling for adolescent sex offenders, and serving as School Counselor at the Fay School in Southborough, MA, where she was part of the Independent School’s Crisis Team and Peer Supervision Group. Ms Cheston holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colby College and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in Boston, MA.
Charlie Lord ‘83 is Principal and Co-Founder of Renew Energy Partners, LLC, an energy efficiency/clean on-site energy generation finance and development firm. Previously, he was at C-Quest Capital, LLC and at SCRC, an investment manager focusing on sustainable infrastructure (energy, waste, and water) with an emphasis on emerging markets. He also founded two social ventures including Alternatives for Community & Environment, the largest environmental justice center in the Northeast, which is based in Roxbury, MA. He holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from the University of Virginia and is based in Boston, MA.
Jennifer Mahon '85, is a psychologist and founder of the Practical Psychologist and Proficient Parents, PLC, based in London. Her work includes helping teachers and parents gain skills in emotional awareness, effective communication, discipline, behaviour challenges, and problem-solving. She lectures at independent schools in the US, UK and Europe and consults with schools on developing growth-based, punishment-free behavior policies. She also provides individual psychotherapeutic support for families and teens. She holds a PhD Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK, a B.A. in Psychology from City University of New York, and a B.A. in History from Columbia University.
Tim Sullivan '81, P'13,'16, Member of the Hotchkiss Board of Trustees, is currently the chairman of ancestry.com following 12 years as the president and chief executive officer. Previously, he served as CEO of Match.com and spent seven years with the Walt Disney Company, most of that time living in Hong Kong. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as a trustee for the Morehead-Cain Foundation in Chapel Hill.
Rhonda Trotter '79, Member of the Hotchkiss Board of Trustees, is a senior trial lawyer with Arnold & Porter LLP, representing businesses around the country in a variety of commercial disputes, including complex commercial, intellectual property, entertainment, products liability, employment, business torts, breach of contract, and false advertising. She received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley and her BA in Political Science from Stanford University. She is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Faculty liaisons to the Advisory Committee:
Christina L.M. Cooper P’08,'11, is an instructor in English, the dean of the prep class, and head coach of girls varsity soccer. She also serves as the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Coordinator. Christy joined the Hotchkiss faculty in 1988. During her tenure, she has served as dean of students, dean of dormitory life, class dean to the Classes of '04, '13, '18, and '21, and as a dorm parent in Buehler and Van Santvoord Halls. She earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University and her M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.
Andrew D'Ambrosio serves as the dean of student life. He also teaches in both Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Formerly a class dean, he was appointed to his current role as dean in 2022. Andrew joined Hotchkiss in 2017. Previously, he worked in the Education Department at the Williams College Museum of Art and in the curatorial office of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now the Corcoran School of Arts and Design). He earned a B.A. in art history with honors from Williams College and holds an M.A.L.S. in cultural studies from Dartmouth College.