Board of Trustees

Our trustees are enthusiastic about the mission of the School, and its Head, faculty, students, and curriculum.

board of trustees meeting

These dedicated volunteers oversee the School's mission, vision, and strategic goals in monthly meetings. The Board is accountable for the financial stability and sustainability of the School and has primary responsibility for the preservation of capital assets and endowments, overseeing operating budgets, and participating actively in fundraising. The Board selects, evaluates, and sets appropriate compensation for the Head of School; the Trustees are not, however, involved in the day-to-day management of the School. James River Day School is guided by this Board of Trustees, which operates under a set of bylaws, with the objective of ensuring that the institution operates within the guidelines of a college preparatory, community day school for qualified students. The Board is a policy-setting, evaluative entity; the Head of School is the day-to-day manager and interpreter of the Board's policies. The Board of Trustees for this school year is as follows.
The Executive Committee:
Mrs. Ashleigh N. Lineberry, Chair
Mrs. Kristen H. O'Neill, Vice Chair
Mr. Robert M. (Fritz) Jenkins, Treasurer
Mr. Kevin M. Gill, Secretary
Board Members:
Dr. Daniel L. Ashworth
Mr. R. Patrick Bolling
Dr. Subhasish (Subhas) Bose
Dr. Omar Elkhamra
Mrs. Beth Gafford
Mr. P. Tyler Keefer
Dr. Traci M. Ogbu
Mrs. Kate Blickenstaff Poats
Ms. Katherine N. Santos
Mr. Robert B. (Rob) Taylor, Jr.
Ms. Jennifer Wills
Mrs. Kathryn C. Yarzebinski
Mrs. Jenn Lindsay (ex officio)
Mr. James C. "Skip" Kughn, Jr. (Emeritus)
The committees of the Board are as follows.
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Chair: Rob Taylor
Subhas Bose
Fritz Jenkins
Kate Poats 
Kathryn Yarzebinski
Finance Committee
Chair: Fritz Jenkins
Beth Gafford
Kevin Gill
Rob Taylor 
Jennifer Wills
Committee on Trustees
Chair:  Kristen O’Neill
Omar Elkhamra 
Beth Gafford
Jennifer Wills
Strategic Planning Committee
Chair: Traci Ogbu
Subhas Bose 
Kristen O’Neill

Development Committee
Chair: Kathryn Yarzebinski
Omar Elkhamra 
Kevin Gill
Skip Kughn
Kate Poats