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Board of Trustees

Top row, left to right: Richard Abood, Bobby Sullivan, Richard Molloy, Domenic Ferrante, William Verhelle, Patrick Bishop, Andrew Miller, Tom McAuley
Middle row, left to right: Susan Aldrich, Janet Gable, David Eklund, David Doran, Kevin Coleman, Michael Diamond, Saurabh Patel, Lane Raskauskas
Bottom row, left to right: Marni Chur, Melissa Kaplan, David Watson, John Allen, Chad Ott, Elise Burfield, Susan Rogge
Not present for photo: Andy Atterbury, Patty Campbell, Sam Davis, W. Clarke Swanson, Julie Schmelzle

JOHN N. ALLEN - Board President


  • President of CSN Board of Trustees
  • Trustee - Community School Foundation, Inc.
  • Two-time Co-Chair of Angel Ball
  • President, CEO and sole principal of Industrial Equities, LLP
  • Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services (1981-1995)
  • Multiple recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Award
  • Chairman of the Board of Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin - 2002-2011
  • Northland College Board Member 1997-Present
  • Chairman of Naples Airport Authority 2008-2010, Commissioner 2006-2010
  • Member of International Advisory Council of Antique Boat Museum of America
  • President of Port Royal Property Owners Association 2006-2008, Board Member 2005-2008
  • Received the Edina N.C. Little Hospice Man of the Year
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northland College in Ashland
  • Received Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in 1980
  • Received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Northland College
  • Received the Distinguished Alumnus of Northland College
  • Received the Distinguished Alumnus of Hamline University School of Law
  • Parent of Alumni

JULIE A. SCHMELZLE - Board Vice President

  • Co-Chair of CSN’s Advancement Committee
  • Member of CSN’s Academic, Executive, Finance, and Trustees Committees
  • Director, Community School Foundation
  • Past Co-chair of Polo
  • Officer of the Naples Seahawks Football Club, Inc.
  • Senior Vice-President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for Middle Market Banking in Collier and Lee Counties
  • Served on EDC of Collier County along with
    President's Council of Hodges University, Home, Inc.
  • Chairman of The Partnership of Collier’s Future Economy, a subsidiary of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
  • B.A. from Bowling Green State University
  • Parent of Alumni


CHAD N. OTT - Board Vice President & Treasurer

  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Member of Academic, Executive, Technology and Trustees Committees
  • Treasurer - Community School Foundation, Inc.
  • Two-time past Co-chair of Angel Ball
  • Head Coach of CSN Varsity Baseball Team
  • Co-founder and principal of Falcon Capital Management, a family office/investment management firm.
  • Formerly a nine year employee of Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) - Dallas, Texas. At EDS Mr. Ott was responsible for numerous internal and external systems engineering projects and departments.
  • Established and managed EDS' first office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for a leading western Canada petroleum company. Business unit experience areas include internal systems development, corporate financial systems, and retail petroleum operations.
  • Serves as a director and President of the Port Royal Property Owners’ Association
  • Member of the Finance Committee of the Port Royal Club
  • Served on the Board of Directors and as President of Greater Naples Little League
  • Served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden of Trinity-by-the-Cove Church
  • Served as a director and President of the Lantern Lake Association
  • Earned a B.B.A with Distinction from George Washington University with a concentration in finance
  • Parent of Alumni


DOMENIC FERRANTE - Board Secretary


  • Member of Advancement Committee
  • Member of Executive Committee
  • Member Finance Committee
  • Chairman/President - Community School Foundation, Inc.
  • Managing Partner - Ferrante Group
  • Former Managing Director - Bain Capital (1999-2011), Founder Bain Capital's Hedge Fund Business (1996)
  • Served on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Governance Committee - Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School
  • Active in non-profits including Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and University of Michigan Investment Advisory Committee
  • BA in Economics - University of Michigan
  • MBA - Harvard Business School
  • Current Parent

RICHARD ABOOD- Board Officer

  • Chair of Trustees Committee
  • Member of Advancement Committee
  • Member Executive Committee
  • CSN Medical Director
  • President and Medical Director, Collier Urgent Care Centers
  • University of Notre Dame, cum laude
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Current Parent


  • Member of CSN's Executive, Finance, and Trustee Committees
  • President of Bowood Holdings, LLC.
  • Director of Western Refining Logistics, L.P. (NYSE:WNRL)
  • Previously held various positions at Inergy Holdings, L.P. (now Crestwood Equity Partners) (NYSE:CEQP)including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.
  • Previously worked in the Corporate Development Group of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)
  • Trustee of the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, MO.
  • Trustee of the Atterbury Family Foundation
  • A.B. - Dartmouth College
  • MBA - Columbia University
  • Current Parent


ELISE C. BURFIELD - Board Officer

  • Chair of Trustees Committee
  • Member of Academic, Advancement and Finance Committees
  • Two-time past Co-chair of Angel Ball
  • Former Account Representative with Art Direction in the Graphic Design Industry, in San Francisco, CA and St. Louis, MO
  • Trustee of Ladue Chapel Nursery School - St. Louis, Mo
  • B.A. from Wells College
  • Parent of Alumni

TOM MCAULEY- Board Officer

  • Chair of Advancement Committee
  • Director - Community School Foundation, Inc.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in Accountancy and Finance
  • Attended University of Illinois on the Evans Scholarship
  • Passed CPA, CFA exams
  • Graduated from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business in Finance
  • Managing Director at Tiger Management 1991- 1997
  • Founder, CEO Northsound Capital 2001- current
  • Serves on Board of Directors for the Evans Scholars Foundation and the Western Golf Association
  • Current Parent


  • Chair of Academic Committee
  • Member of Advancement, Executive, Finance, Technology and Trustees Committees
  • B.A. from Meredith College
  • D.V.M. degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Parent of Alumni


ROBERT J. SULLIVAN - Board Officer

  • Chair of Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • Member of Advancement, Executive, and Trustees Committees
  • A Principal in Halstatt Management Company, manager of a private equity real estate fund actively making investments throughout Florida
  • Board Member - Naples Airport Authority, Notre Dame Club of SW Florida, Winged Foot Foundation
  • Graduate of Leadership Collier and involved in numerous community organizations
  • B.A- University of Notre Dame
  • Current Parent



  • Member of CSN’s Academic and Advancement Committee
  • CSN Classroom Volunteer
  • Tutor in the areas of processing and cognitive skills for children with learning disabilities
  • Participant in family real estate development ventures in Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina and Florida
  • Former board member of the Village Banc of Naples
  • Volunteer on committees serving Naples and Pikeville charities and the Madeira School
  • Graduate of The Madeira School
  • Graduate of George Washington University
  • Graduate of the University of Miami School of Law
  • Current Parent



  • Member of CSN’s Buildings & Grounds and Finance Committee
  • CEO and Founder of Titan Consulting
  • Director at the Derenzo Charitable Foundation
  • Senior Advisor to A10 and Associates
  • Senior Advisor to Hebert Resources
  • B.S. in Economics and Communication from Marquette University
  • Current Parent


  • Member of Advancement and Finance Committees
  • Past Co-Chair of Angel Ball
  • Past Chair of Angel Ball Silent Auction
  • Divisional President - GL Homes of Florida's West Coast Division overseeing Operations, Sales and Marketing with financial responsibility for 5 developments from Tampa to Naples. GL Homes is the 26th largest builder in the nation and the 2nd largest privately held builder in Florida.
  • Former Vice President of Strategic Planning and Pricing for Burger King Corporation worldwide.
  • MBA - Nova Southeastern University
  • Marketing Degree - Florida Atlantic University
  • Parent of Alumnus

MARNI CHUR - Trustee

  • University at Buffalo: BS Finance
  • Niagara University: MBA
  • Director of Operations for the Park Associates’ Health Centers of Texas
  • Served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora, NY
  • Past Co-Chair Polo at CSN
  • Past Co-Chair Angel Ball
  • Member of CSN’s Advancement Committee
  • Member of CSN’s Booster Club Executive Council
  • Current Parent, Parent of Alumni


  • Member of Buildings & Grounds and Finance Committees
  • Founding Member and Managing Shareholder of Coleman. Yovanovich & Koester
  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Member, Collier County Bar Association (Director, 1994-2003; President-Elect, 2000; President, 2001)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Edison State College, 2009-2011;
  • Member, Furman University Alumni Board of Advisors, 2005—
  • Member, University of Florida, College of Law, Alumni Council, 1990—2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Florida Division of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2007-2008
  • Member, Leadership Collier, Class of 1996
  • Member, Naples Area Chamber of Commerce (Chair, Government Affairs Committee, 1994-1995; Director, 2000-2003)
  • Member, Economic Development Council (Chair, Growth Management Committee, 1995-1996).
  • Director, Junior Achievement, 1995-1998
  • Member, Collier County Citizens Advisory Committee, 1995-1996
  • Furman University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1988
  • Current Parent


  • Co-Chair Finance Committee
  • Member of Advancement
  • Finance Committees
  • Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Liqui-Box Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers, researchers and developers of high-tech liquid packaging and dispensing systems.
  • Served on the Board of Wendy’s International, Central Benefits Life Insurance, The Ohio State University Foundation, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Columbus Symphony, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Rio Grande College
  • His private foundation, Jasam Inc., provided seed money for the first Intuitive da Vinci surgical robot in the United States, installed at The Ohio State University Medical Center, and funded the construction of the first ICU family overnight facilities at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
  • Received the John B. Gerlach Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio State for his service to the University.
  • Photographer, devotee of 19th Century British Literature and a collector or rare and unique fountain pens and associated antiquities
  • Graduate of Upper Arlington High School
  • Degree in Humanities and History - Ohio State University
  • Current Parent


  • Member of Advancement and Buildings & Grounds Committees
  • President and owner of Diamond Custom Homes, Inc., a Naples-based custom homebuilder
  • Former Vice President of Sales & Marketing for US Home, Mastercraft Homes and Landmark Development Group
  • Certified General Contractor & Real Estate Broker
  • Trustee for the Canterbury School in Fort Myers from 2004-2008
  • Served on the Board of both the Jewish Federation of Lee County and for Temple Beth-El in Fort Myers
  • B.A. in History - Colgate University
  • Current Parent, Parent Alumni


  • Founder and President of DLD Builders, LLC
  • Graduated from Noble and Greenough School
  • Attended St. Clare’s Oxford and College of Wooster
  • Member of CSN’s Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Current parent


  • Member of Academic and Finance Committees
  • Director - Community School Foundation, Inc.
  • Chairman of Aeolus Re, Ltd., a Bermuda based property catastrophe reinsurer
  • Founding Partner of Aeolus Capital Management Co.
  • Former President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Renaissance Re, Ltd.
  • Former Head of Treaty Underwriting for the Reinsurance Division of Berkshire Hathaway
  • Emeritus trustee on the Foundation Board of College of William & Mary (BA, Economics 1982
  • Actively involved in Covenant House, the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
  • Coaches youth sports
  • BA in Economics - William & Mary College
  • Parent of Alumni


  • Currently a Guardian ad Litem
  • Current Fun Time Childhood Academy Board Member
  • Founding Member Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Guild
  • Past Co-President of CSN Parents Association
  • Youth Haven Foundation Board of Directors 2000-2009
  • Youth Haven Board of Trustees 2000-2009
  • Realtor, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 2000-2009 
  • Co-Owner Picasso Kids, Arts & Crafts Studio for Children 2004-2007                    
  • Legislative Assistant to Congressman Billy Tauzin R-LA, United States House of Representatives 1995-1999
  • B.A. in Political Science from Boston College
  • Current parent


  • Member of CSN’s Advancement Committee
  • Member of CSN’s Teacher Treats Committee
  • Volunteer for CSN’s Parents Association
  • Director of Public Relations Provident Jewelry, West Coast
  • B. A. in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Current Parent


  • President & CEO of Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.
  • MBA – University of Chicago, BS – University of Illinois
  • Former Vice President, Capital Markets for Homart Development Co.
  • CSN Parent


  • Member of Academic, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees
  • Partner at Florida Gulfshore Capital, an early stage venture investment firm where he works closely with portfolio companies, including serving as a director on the boards of eight of those, including Pasteuria Biosciences, Prioria Robotics, and Vertical Health.
  • Trustee- Yale Club of Southwest Florida
  • Board member - Drug Free Collier
  • Degree in Civil Engineering - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Masters Degree - Yale University School of Management
  • Current Parent


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Board Certified Ophthalmologist
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine  (Wilmer Eye Institue)
  • Retina Fellowship , Johns Hopkins School of Medicine  (Wilmer Eye Institue)
  • Medical Director and Founder, Florida Retina Center
  • Scientific Advisory Chair, REBIScan
  • As an undergraduate at Cornell University, collaborated on an invention which is currently being used in imaging systems for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Co-Inventor of Retinal Birefringence Scanner, which is a device that can instantaneously detect amblyopia, the leading cause of vision loss in children
  • STEM volunteer at CSN
  • Current Parent

SUSAN M. ROGGE - Trustee

  • Member of Advancement and Finance Committees
  • Senior Vice President - Corporate Controller at Florida Community Bank
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Served on various community and civic organization in Collier County, including the United Way of Collier County, Project Help and the Southwest Florida Gator Club
  • B.S. in Finance- University of Florida
  • MBA - Rutgers University
  • Parent of Alumni


  • CSN Founder
  • CSN Board President 1982-1986
  • Former Trustee Emeritus
  • Former Angel Ball Chair
  • B.A.- Stanford University
  • M.S. Journalism – Columbia University
  • Founder and Director, Naples Winter Wine Festival
  • Founder and Former Owner, Swanson Vineyards and Winery
  • Former Director, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Foundation
  • Former Director, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Director, Festival Napa Valley
  • Founder and Former Director, Lincoln Theater, Napa
  • Former Chairman, Napa National Bank



  • Member of Advancement and Finance Committees
  • Founder CEO, First American Commercial Bancorp, Inc. d/b/a First American Equipment Finance
  • Former Chairman at Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, ELFA (2008)
  • Served on ELFA’s board of directors and Executive Committee
  • Former VP and Div. Manager at Tokai Financial Service
  • BA- University of Michigan
  • MBA - University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management
  • JD- Cornell Law School (Business Law and Regulation)
  • Current Parent
Trustees Emeriti
Trustees In Memoriam
Ed Cheffy  

Mr. Benjamin Briggs

Maurice (Moe) D. Kent  

Dr. Irving S. Cooper

Kenneth Johnson  

Mrs. Lucille M. Drackett

Anthony (Tony) Ridgway  

Ms. Laurie Ferguson

Duane (Pat) Stranahan  

Dr. Marilyn King Fisher


Mr. Jefferson Hassell


Mr. Frank Neubek

    Mr. Michael Noch 

Mr. Joseph Spezio


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