ACCIS Leadership

ACCIS Leadership Team

as of July 2017

Board of Trustees

David Burke, The Pembroke Hill School (Board Chair)
Aaron Fulk, Marin Academy (Board)
Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director, ex officio member

Scott Herrmann-Keeling, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (Board)
Peter Jennings, Concord Academy (Secretary/Board Chair-elect)
Claudia Jolivert, Palmer Trinity School (Board, Treasurer)
Matt Mettille, Menlo School (Board)
Gunnar Olson, Western Reserve Academy (Board, Governance & Nominating Chair)
Debbie Reed, retired head of school; Consultant, RG175 (Board, non-member expert)
Amy Rogers, Miss Porter's School (Board; 2017 Summer Institute co-chair)
Jody Sweeney, William Penn Charter School (Board)
Birage Tandon, CFO, Lakeside School (Board, non-member expert)
Amy Wintermeyer, The Athenian School (Board)
Ari Worthman, Lakeside School (past Board Chair)

Committee Chairs/Leaders

Sam Bigelow, Middlesex School (Communications)
Lisa Clay, Parish Episcopal School (Program, Summer Institute lead)
Steve Frappier, The Westminster Schools (Deputy Executive Director)

Randy Mills, Greenhill School  (Organizational Advancement)
Kelly Richards, St. George's School (Colloquium lead)

Executive Director: Emmi Harward
Member Services Coordinator: Rhonda Collins
Bookkeeper: Michelle Niles 

ACCIS employs one full-time employee (Executive Director) and two part-time employees (Member Services Coordinator and Bookkeeper).  Aside from the Executive Director, all members of the ACCIS Leadership Team (Board of Trustees and Chairs) serve as volunteers on behalf of the Association.

Governance and Nominating Committee

Chair: Gunnar Olson
The Governance/Nominating Committee oversees the election and appointment of new members to the ACCIS Leadership Team. It makes recommendations and vets candidates for elections. This committee also administers the bylaws and other governing documents, ensuring adherence, recommending improvements, and overseeing changes.

Strategic Planning Committee

Chair: TBD
The Strategic Planning Committee oversees and coordinates all research and education initiatives, conducts surveys to collect data about national and international issues in education, analyzes trends, disseminates conclusions, functions as a clearinghouse for related information, and maintains the document library on the website. This committee also develops long-range plans for ACCIS. The Founding Schools subcommittee, which represents the 42 Founding Schools of ACCIS is under Strategic Planning. 

Finance Committee

Chair: Claudia Jolivert
The Finance Committee advises the organization on budgetary policy and issues, revenue generation, and membership dues and fees. This committee recommends an annual budget to be approved by the Board of Trustees, assures the occurrence and quality of annual audits, and monitors the implementation and enforcement of investment strategies approved by the Board of Trustees.


Organizational Advancement Committee

Chair: Randy Mills
The Organizational Advancement Committee works to support and advance the work of college counselors, their schools, and the profession. Strategies include encouraging association membership and developing relationships with sponsors and organizations with services and offerings which would benefit the members of the association.

Program Committee

Chair: Lisa Clay
Subcommittee Chairs: Courtney Skerritt, Hockaday School (Summer Institute); Canh Oxelson, Horace Mann School (Training and Support); Kelly Richards (Colloquia); Michele Davis, Hutchison School (Tours)
The Program Committee plans, coordinates and implements all institutes and workshops of the Association, including the annual Summer Institute, Colloquia, New Counselor workshop, ACCIS college tours, Community Outreach, and the Assistants’ program. The chair and subcommittee chairs coordinate on planning of programming, as well as with hosts and vendors at respective sites.

Communications Committee

Chair: Sam Bigelow
Subcommittee Chairs: TBD (Blog); TBD (Newsletter)
The Communication Committee oversees content development of major Association publications in print and electronic media. The committee provides a professional voice for the college counselors through conference presentations, journal articles, commendations on good practices, and media responses. The committee shall develop appropriate means of communication with Association members, and develop and manage communication using all available technology.


ACCIS Bylaws, as of January 1, 2017