Board of Trustees

Much of Carolina Day School’s strength can be credited to the leadership of our board. Our volunteer trustees, which includes parents of current students, parents of alumni, alumni, and community leaders from diverse industry segments, have the credentials, expertise, and qualities needed to chart the direction of the school and ensure its continued success.

Tom Oreck- Board Chair


Chair of the board • Graduate of Lawrence University and Harvard Business School’s owner/president management program • CEO of 3Green LLC, CEO of Temp-tations LLC • Father of Carly ‘19, Max ‘20, and Sadie ‘23

Jeff Baker


Board chair from 2014-16 • Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ambassador University • CFO of GR2, LLC • Married to Nancy, father of Jeffrey ‘06, Jennifer ‘12, and Stephen ‘10

Michael Andry


Vice Chair, Finance Chair, and member of the Investment Committee • Annual Fund chair 2012-13 • Bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt • Master’s degree from Tulane • Private banker at Wells Fargo Bank • Married to Catty, father of Becker ‘18, Ras ‘20, and Jane Emerson ‘22

Bob Bell


Member of the Buildings and Grounds and Advancement Committees •  Bachelor’s degree in business management/administration from the University of Denver '85 • Founder of LaserWriting, Inc. Denver, CO • Teen Director, Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County •  WNC Robotics Opportunity Committee member •  Married to Barbara, father of Cassidy ’18 

Heather Cassidy

Member of Strategic Planning, Buildings and Grounds and Advancement committees • Education from Whitby School, Greenwich Academy, the Centre International de Valbonne in France and Princeton University, where she graduated with a BA in history • In addition to being involved in numerous charities in CT and NY, Heather previously served on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s School, an inner-city parochial school in Harlem, New York where she worked after graduating • More recently she and her husband, Jim, spent two years living aboard their traditional wooden sailboat with their two young daughters, cruising from Maine to the Caribbean and back to offer their kids a different life experience and a broad worldview. • They moved to Asheville in 2014 and are involved in small-scale private equity, small business consulting, and real estate projects. Their daughters are Scarlet and River ’26.

Max Cogburn


Member of the Committee on Trustees and Advancement committee  Board member since 2014 • District Judge for the United States District Court for Western District of North Carolina • Married to Fran, mother of Trip '98

Patti D'Angelo

Member of Finance and Investment committee • BA and MBA from the University of Florida • More than twenty years in the travel industry, most recently as Senior VP Rental Cars for Priceline.com • Patti and her husband Tom have two children, Grace ’24 and Nicholas ’26.

Paul Farago


Member of the Finance, Strategic Planning and Advancement Committees • Board Member since 2015 •  B.S. Yale University ’78  CEO of NEPTCO, Inc. '83-89  M.Ac. Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, '02 • Married to Michelle, father of Sam ’26 and Eleni ’28.

Lisa Fox

Parent Association President • Member of the Buildings and Grounds committee and Committee on Trustees • Parent of Sofia ’20 and Annika ’25

Charles Gershon


Lifetime Trustee • Bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania  • Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University • Writer with two published novels • Father of Alex ‘07 and Katie ‘10

Ann Goosmann

Member of Committee on Trustees and Buildings and Grounds • Born and raised in Asheville • Appalachian State University graduate • Married for over 25 years to Greg Goosmann (also an Asheville native) who has a local law practice specializing in transactional real estate work • Mother of George ’14, who is at UNC-Chapel Hill; Will, who attended CDS from Pre-K through Grade 7 and is now a rising senior at Christ School; and Catherine ’14, who is attending Key School • Works as a Stylist/Independent Sales Consultant for Worth New York, a women's apparel company based in NYC • Enjoys playing tennis, reading and cooking • Has been a proud member of the CDS community since 2000

Ted Hull


Chair of Investment Committee and Assistant Treasurer • Bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania • Chairman and CEO of Genova Diagnostics • Married to Jennifer, father of Charles ‘14, Emily ‘17, Katherine ‘18, and Thomas ‘21

Brenda Nash


Life trustee • Graduate of Mars Hill College • Married to Thomas E. Nash, Jr., mother of Beth, Catherine, Thomas ‘91, and Rachel ’92

Tom Olverson


Member of the Strategic Planning and Finance committees  Consultant, Resource Group 175  Former Head of School, The Rivers School; former Headmaster, Seabury Hall  B.A. from Duke, 1975  MA.Ed from College of William and Mary, 1978  Country Day Heads Association, 1996-present • Past experience includes Ethics Committee Member, Mission Hospital 2015-present; Trustee, Tenacre School, 2012-2014; Board of Directors, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, 1994-1997 • Married to Rogers; parent of Sarah and David • Interests include reading, golfing, and biking

Robin Oswald '88


Member of the Committee on Trustees • Graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992 with a BA degree in American history and a BS in broadcast journalism • Producer for Bonesteel Films • Formerly a producer with MTV in New York, and programming and production coordinator for the Biltmore Company’s marketing team • Married to Ozzie; parent of twin sons Carson and Harrison ’20 and daughter Riley ’23 • Enjoys running, theater, crossfit, and travel.

Swati Patel '92


Chair of Committee on Trustees and member of Strategic Planning committee • Serves as Lower School VP to Parent Council • Raised in Asheville, North Carolina and has lived in the area since 1982 • A 1992 graduate of Carolina Day School, Swati earned her B.A. degree from Davidson College, and her M.P.H. from Emory University • Worked for two years for Lucent Technologies in Chicago, after which she and her husband, Himanshu Karvir, decided to move back to Asheville in 2003 and join the family business of hospitality.  • Parent to son Aakash ’26 and daughter Janaki ’28

Julie Rose


Secretary, Chair of Advancement Committee, and a member of Committee on Trustees and Strategic Planning Committee. • Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado • Married to James, mother of Ana 24 and Elizabeth 26

Jennifer Ramming

Chair of Strategic Planning committee and member of Committee on Trustees • Executive Director of OpenDoors and has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2006 • Her passion is providing opportunities for all children so that they may meet their potential and become inspired learners • Bachelor degrees in sociology and mass communications from the University of Vermont, pursuing her MBA • Her husband, Scott, in an Emergency Room physician, and they have three children: James (currently studying at the United States Naval Academy), Ollie (at Asheville High School), and Nick (grade 6 at Key School).

Suzanne Rose

Member of Committee on Trustees and Advancement • BA in Communication from Trinity University in San Antonio • Previously worked in the oil and gas industry • She and her husband, Mike, own Rosemary Beach Holdings with resort properties in Rosemary Beach, Florida • They are the parents of Michael ’21, Daniel, and three grown children.

John Stanier

Member of Finance committee and Committee on Trustees • John and Ashley Stanier have been living Asheville since 2003 • Managing Director with Carolina Financial Group since 2004 • Formerly the Managing Director with Merrill Lynch in London, spending nearly 10 years in London as a banker with both Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase • John began his career as Corporate Finance Analyst with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York • Graduated from Georgetown University in 1987 with a BS/BA in Finance • Active with local charities and is a Board Member of the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County • Previously a Board Member and Treasurer of the Friends of Western North Carolina Nature Center • John’s wife Ashley was raised in Asheville and attended elementary school at Carolina Country Day • They have three children all of whom have attended Carolina Day, including daughter Sydney ’15 and son Nicholas ’21

Anne Winner ACDS '79


Chair of Buildings and Grounds and member of the Committee on Trustees, Investment committee, and Strategic Planning committee • Bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University • J.D. degree UNC-Chapel Hill • Self-employed attorney • Mother of Isaac ’22
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