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Board of Trustees

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

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 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. Maryanna E. Stands, Chair
Mr. Edgar J. T. Perrow, Jr., Vice Chair
Mrs. Elaine B. Passman, Treasurer
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Sterne, Secretary
Board Members:
Mr. William (Billy) R. Barksdale IV
Mr. Michael A. Brogan
Mrs. Candace T. Caprise
Ms. Maya Chandrashekhar
Mr. Theodore J. Craddock
Mr. Gordon T. Cudd
Dr. Denise L. Fenton
Mr. James C. Kughn
Mrs. Page B. Langley
Dr. Danielle S. Lewis
Mrs. Swathi Prabhu
Mr. Philip E. Showalter
Mr. Christopher F. Tharp
Mrs. Holly B. Trent
Mr. Lee S. Ainslie, Jr. (Emeritus)
Mr. Peter H. Twadell, Head of School (ex-officio)