NMH Alumni Association

Join forces with fellow alumni and friends and become a Northfield Mount Hermon volunteer!

Your energy, ideas, and participation are always welcome at NMH, and there are many volunteer opportunities. You may wish to get involved with the Alumni Council, build excitement for your reunion, or connect with alumni in your area. If you would like more information about volunteer activities, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 413-498-3600 or alumni@nmhschool.org.


Official Notice:
Members of the Northfield Mount Hermon Alumni Association are hereby notified that our annual meeting will take place on campus in Memorial Chapel at 4 pm, Saturday, June 6, 2020, during NMH Reunion.

In addition to conducting its usual business, the association will hold its annual presentation of awards to recognize alumni who have demonstrated significant service to the school, to their communities, and to the world.

About the Alumni Association

A message from NMH Alumni Association president and NMH trustee Molly Goggins Talbot ’93, P’21, ’23:

Welcome to the Northfield Mount Hermon Alumni Association web page!

The NMH Alumni Association represents the collective alumni of Northfield Mount Hermon, nearly 30,000 people — including graduates and former students — with a range of backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. As alumni, we are all beneficiaries of the school's ideals, the stewards of its legacy, and a testament to the value of education for the head, heart, and hand.

With more than 80 dedicated volunteers in eight committees, the NMH Alumni Council oversees the Alumni Association. The council's mission is to nurture a lifelong exchange between the school and its alumni and to help channel the efforts and views of all NMH alumni back into the school.

Please spend some time viewing these alumni association pages to learn more about alumni activities and what the association does for NMH. We welcome your participation and input.

2019-2020 Alumni Council Executive Committee
The Alumni Council Executive Committee currently includes a president, executive vice president, vice president, and a secretary, as well as the chairs of each alumni council committee.

NMH Alumni Association Goals

  • Identify partnership opportunities with NMH Advancement and support school initiatives throughout the year;
  • Hold the association’s annual meeting at Alumni Convocation during NMH Reunion weekend;
  • Work with reunion classes to maximize attendance and improve the reunion experience;
  • Award citations during reunion to a group of dedicated and talented alumni for their work on behalf of the school and their communities;
  • Increase the participation of alumni on Facebook and other social media channels;
  • Partner with NMH Advancement on special events at reunion;
  • Engage with NMH's current student body, particularly the senior class, via events and programs that introduce them to the invaluable NMH network;
  • Re-introduce NMH alumni to each other via grassroots events and networking opportunities.

Learn more about the NMH Alumni Council and the NMH Alumni Association by contacting any member of the Executive Committee, or the NMH Advancement Office at (413) 498-3600 or alumni@nmhschool.org. We welcome your participation and encourage you to get involved!

NMH Alumni Association Documents

Alumni Council Committees

Officers

The Alumni Council Officers, along with the chairs of each committee, make up the Alumni Council Executive Committee.


Members

Molly (Goggins) Talbot '93, P'21, '23
President, Trustee

Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: 4th Grade Teacher
Education: Trinity College (Connecticut)
 

 

Kate Hayes '06
Executive Vice President

Current City: Weston, CT
Profession: Director of Ecosystem Programs at Echoing Green
Education: Northeastern University

 

Andrew Ness '04
Vice President

Current City: München, Germany
Profession: Corporate Strategy at Airbus
Education: Columbia University; Duke University

 

Wendy (Alderman) Cohen
Secretary

Current City: Yarmouth Port, MA
Profession: Retired Teacher
Education: Simmons College

 

Advancement Committee

The NMH Advancement Committee’s goal is to engage alumni in giving by increasing knowledge of the school's financial needs and philanthropic opportunities.  The committee participates in local chapter events, on- and off-campus events, and online activities. Committee members also assist class officers by advising them on how best to connect and communicate with their classmates.

Members

Brendan Mysliwiec '04 (Chair)
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Federal Government Relations at Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Education: Kenyon College; Ohio State University
 

Charles Bennett ’61
Current City: Minneapolis, MN
Profession: Retired Sustainability Leader
Education: Middlebury College; Syracuse University

 

Rebecca Capasso '05
Current City: Revere, MA
Profession: Paralegal
Education: SUNY at Albany


 

Julia Cohen ’97
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: English Teacher and Department Chair at The Field School
Education: Smith College; Columbia University Teachers College
 

Gail Doolittle ’89
Current City: Northfield, MA
Profession: Assistant Director, Institutional Services at NMH
Education: Greenfield Community College

 

Donna Eaton Mahoney '67
Current City: Falmouth, MA
Profession: Social Worker
Education: Hood College; Bridgewater State University

 

William Hawley '58
Current City: Anchorage, AK
Profession: Retired
Education: University of Colorado, Boulder
 

Jules Hirschkorn '00
Current City: Salem, OR
Profession: Aviation at United Airlines
Education: Boston University, US Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Stanford University

Paige Lovelace '06
Current City: Mission Hills, KS
Profession: Physicians Assistant at Sunflower Dermatology
Education: Connecticut College, Northeastern University
 

Ellen McCurtain '85
Current City: Danbury, CT
Profession: Editor
Education: Columbia College


 

Zachary Rogers '06
Current City: Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Senior Wage and Compliance Specialist at Philadelphia Housing Authority
Education: Syracuse University; University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 

Anne Shepard '80
Current City: Marlborough, MA
Profession: Business Services Coordinator, Real Estate Services at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Education: Mount Holyoke College; University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Matthew Shephard-Lupo '06
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Marketing at Ovation Travel Group
Education: Bryant University
 

Casey Woo '10
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Senior Investment Associate at Brightwood Capital
Education: New York University
 

 

Awards Committee

The NMH Awards Committee is charged with selecting recipients for the six Alumni Association awards, which are given to graduates of NMH (and one non-graduate) for long-term and exemplary service to the school, or for outstanding professional accomplishment or community volunteer activities. The awards are presented at the alumni awards ceremony during Reunion Weekend. 

Descriptions of each award can be found here.


Members

Thomas Baxter '59 (Chair)
Current City: Millville, NJ
Profession: Retired Executive Director/Professional Engineer at New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Education: Northeastern University
 

Eric Chatman '78
Current City: Watertown, MA
Profession: President and Executive Director at Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Education: Tufts University; George Washington University; University of Chicago, Booth

Alison Falb '03
Current City: Silver Spring, MD
Profession: Regulatory Council at FDA
Education: Brown University


 

Eli Lovely '06
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: International Trade Specialist at U.S. Department of Commerce
Education: Wheaton College; Georgetown University
 

Meghan (Collins) Lyons '89
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Profession: Registered Nurse at Presidio Surgery Center
Education: Northeastern University

 

Acadia (Wallace) Roessner '96
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Analyst at Department of Homeland Security
Education: Brown University; George Washington University

Sarah (Mills) Sands '72
Current City: Orient Point, NY
Profession: Executive Director at Oysetrponds Historical Society
Education: Boston University; George Washington University

Thomas Sisson '72
Current City: West Kingston, RI
Profession: Director of Camping at BSA Narragansett Council
Education: Connecticut College

 

Matthew Warshaw '04
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Market Research at IBM
Education: Colby College; Boston University
 

Peter Weis '78
Current City: Mount Hermon, MA
Profession: Archivist at NMH
Education: St. John's College; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; SUNY Albany

 

 

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Members of the NMH Alumni Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee are advocates of NMH’s commitment to promote diversity and social justice on campus, to teach about the power of compassion and empathy in creating a just society, and to give students and alumni the opportunity to engage in mindful action.

 The committee’s mission is to:

  • promote and support NMH’s ongoing commitment to issues of diversity and social justice;

  • increase engagement across NMH’s diverse alumni body;

  • draw attention to NMH’s diversity ideals while supporting off-campus events and activities of local alumni groups;

  • seek out opportunities to engage with current students and serve as role models or mentors.


    Members

Rebecca (Perkins) Fishbein '96 (Co-chair)
Current City: Jamaica Plain, MA
Profession: Innovation Leader at Mercer
Education: Drew University; New York University

 

Jared Gourrier '06 (Co-chair)
Current City: New Orleans, LA
Profession: Dean of Students / Director of Culture at Collegiate Academies (Livingston)
Education: Union College

 

Corey Atkins '12
Current City: San Diego, CA
Profession:
Education: University of Vermont


 

Leticia Devonish '91
Current City: Philadelphia,PA
Profession: Director of Grants Management and Compliance for the City of Philadelphia
Education: Brandeis University; New York University
 

Orelia Jonathan '11
Current City: Boston, MA
Profession: 
Education: University of PA, Philadelphia; Wesleyan University
 

Anna Karefa-Johnson '02
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Experiential Marketing at RISE
Education: Georgetown University; University of Southern California

Geoffrey Locke '86
Current City: Northampton, MA
Profession: Psychotherapist
Education: New York University


 

Anita Nordal '79
Current City: Armonk, NY
Profession: Independent Consultant
Education: Brown University; Columbia University

 

Ryan Rooney '03
Current City: Springfield, MA
Profession: Catholic Priest at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
Education: Franciscan University of Steubenville; St. John's Seminary

 

Nominating Committee

The NMH Nominating Committee locates and recruits alumni in order to fill open positions annually on the Advancement; Awards; Communications; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Nominating; Reunion Advisory; Strategic Advisory; and Young Alumni Committees. The Nominating Committee may also recommend alumni for consideration for the NMH Board of Trustees, and is responsible for filling open positions on the NMH Alumni Council’s Executive Committee, including the president, vice president, and secretary positions. The NMH Alumni Council has more than 80 members, thanks to the terrific work of the Nominating Committee.


Members

Carolyn "Ty" (Bair) Fox '59 (Co-chair)
Current City: Marion, MA
Profession: Retired Teacher
Education: Wheaton College


 

Tanya Luthi '96 (Co-chair)
Current City: Jersey City, NJ
Profession: Structural Engineer at Entuitive
Education: Princeton University; University of Texas, Austin
 

Jordan Desnick '07
Current City: North Miami Beach, FL
Profession: Attorney
Education: DePaul University; George Washington University

Riley Dickie '12
Current City: Burlington, VT
Profession: Tech Sales Account Executive at Faraday
Education: Middlebury College

 

Laurel Edson '05
Current City: Ventura, CA
Profession: Director of Alumni Giving at The Thacher School
Education: Scripps College

Kimberly (Kubie) Harrison '97
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Nurse Practitioner, at NYU Langone Health
Education: Colorado College; Columbia University School of Nursing
 

Amanda Kusek '06
Current City: Woodside, NY
Profession: Account Manager at WESSCO International
Education: University of Iowa

Robin (Whyte) Reisman '67
Current City: Dover, MA
Profession:
Education: Wellesley College
 

William Rowe '83
Current City: Bronxville, NY
Profession: Vice President of Business Development at e4 Services, Inc., LLC
Education: University of Phoenix

Reunion Advisory Committee

The NMH Reunion Advisory Committee works with the NMH Advancement Office to support reunion chairs and class committees in the planning and execution of their reunions. Committee members are assigned to work with a particular class, serving as resources throughout the reunion planning process and reunion, with particular focus on outreach strategies. Members of the committee visit the NMH campus regularly and connect with current students and alumni from a range of class years.


Members

Steve Green '87, P'18, '20 (Chair)
Current City: Bethlehem, PA
Profession: Owner at Bike USA Inc.
Education: New England College; Hampshire College; Tunghai University (Taiwan)

Eleanor Andrews '94
Current City: Baltimore, MD
Profession: Program Associate at Casey Charitable Matching Programs
Education: Guilford College; American University

Christina (Wright) Defranceaux '87
Current City: Duxbury, MA
Profession: 
Education: University of Rhode Island; University of Maryland

 

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick '00
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Management Consulting at Russell Reynolds Associates
Education: University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Dane Fletcher '90
Current City: Milton, MA
Profession: Healthcare Solution Delivery Consultant at FiServe - Government Healthcare Solutions Group
Education: Boston College
 

Ryan Fluence '10
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Digital Strategic Consultant
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Eshalla Merriam '09
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Resident Teacher
Education: George Washington University
 

Charles Plaisimond '03
Current City: White Plains, NY
Profession: Commercial Real Estate Consultant at CBRE
Education: Williams College; Babson Graduate School of Business
 

Sara (Simon) Stevens '64
Current City: North Lewisburg, OH
Profession: Retired Accountant at AcuSport Corporation
Education: Colby College; Boston College; Harvard University; Miami University (Ohio)
 

Yihao Yang '14
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Consultant at Oliver Wyman
Education: Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

Strategic Advisory Committee

The Strategic Advisory Committee focuses on researching and developing ways the Alumni Association can support the strategic initiatives of the school as promulgated by the NMH Board of Trustees and the head of school, and suggests initiatives that can enhance the work and unity of the association.


Members

Sara (Stephens) Wilson '02 (Chair)
Current City: Beverly, MA
Profession: Director of Accreditation at Association of Independent Schools in New England
Education: University of Virginia; Harvard School of Education

Celia (Popper) Carboni '72
Current City: Needham, MA
Profession: Head of Business Operations, Fidelity Consulting at Fidelity Investments
Education: Brown University; Boston University
 

Carolyn Coleburn '87
Current City: Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Vice President
Education: William Smith College


 

Ahrielle Cook '03
Current City: Cambridge, MA
Profession: Chief Operating Officer at Raising Change, Inc.
Education: Amherst College; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deidra Dain '72
Current City: Winchester, VA
Profession: Organization and Management Consultant at Deidra Dain & Associates
Education: Cornell University

 

Lloyd Mitchell '57
Current City: Elkins Park, PA
Profession: Retired
Education: University of Pennsylvania; University of Michigan

Gianna Scorsone '97
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: COO at Mondo until recently
Education: Bentley University


 

Betsy Van Oot '81
Current City: Norwood, MA
Profession: Teacher at Noble and Greenough School
Education: Yale University; Rhode Island School of Design

Ethan Yake '97
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Senior Director of Partnerships at All Hands and Hearts
Education: Kenyon College; Brown University

 

Hilary Zerbst '96
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Profession: Self-Employed Writer
Education: Columbia College; Kalamazoo College

 

Young Alumni Committee

The NMH Young Alumni Committee develops programming and activities specifically for NMH alumni who graduated from the school within the past 15 years. Members of the committee, who reside in cities across the globe, plan and host events on college campuses and in various cities, and collaborate with the school to keep young alumni connected and informed after graduation.

Join us on Facebook!


Members

Nicole Dancel '09 (Co-chair)
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer
Education: Skidmore College; Sydney University

 

Andrew Taylor '09 (Co-chair)
Current City: Needham, MA
Profession: Andrew Taylor Productions
Education: Arizona State University

 


 

Erin Cromack '10
Current City: Greenfield, MA
Profession: Events & Communications Coordinator at Bement School
Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Caroline Lim '13
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Event Technology Administrator at GTT Communications
Education: Smith College
 

Anna Messer '16
Current City: Mount Hermon, MA
Profession: Student
Education: Kenyon College

 

Tara Opalinski '09
Current City: Hoboken, NJ
Profession: Marketing at Orrick
Education: Union College; Northeastern University

 

 

Sylver-Lynn Penney '12
Current City: Coral Gables, FL
Profession: Teacher at iMater Charter School
Education: Clemson University
 

Ashelly Suh '12
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Finance at Morgan Stanley
Education: New York University Stern School of Business
 

Kyra Toomre '12
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Cross Asset Sales
Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

 

Estevan Velez '16
Current City: Lee, MA
Profession: Owner, Massachusetts Rehab and Property Management
Education: Amherst College
 

Kevin Wang '13
Current City: New York, NY
Profession: Administrator, Mentor & Teacher at Breakthrough Collaborative
Education: Skidmore College; Columbia University

Area Associations

NMH alumni are everywhere in the world, and area associations help bring them together.

NMH is only as far away as you let it be. The best way to hear about NMH events is to make sure we have your correct mailing address and email address. Update your information at any time by sending an email to addressupdates@nmhschool.org or register for NMH Community, where you can manage your profile and search for classmates.

A great way to connect with local alumni is through social media. We encourage you to join the NMH Alumni Facebook page, more than 2,200 Hoggers strong, and rich in current content and NMH events happening around the country and the world. For more information about these area associations or to inquire about starting a group in your area, contact alumni@nmhschool.org.

Atlanta, GA - NMH Atlanta
Join the Facebook group

Boston, MA - NMH Boston
Join the Facebook group

Central Florida Area - NMH Central Florida
Join the Facebook group

Chicago, IL - NMH Windy City
Join the Facebook group

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - NMH Dallas-Fort Worth
Join the Facebook group

Houston, TX - NMH Houston
Join the Facebook group

New Jersey - NMH New Jersey
Join the Facebook group

New York City, NY - NMH NYC
Join the Facebook group

Ohio - NMH Ohio
Join the Facebook group

Philadelphia, PA- NMH Philadelphia
Join the Facebook group

Portland, ME - NMH Portland, ME
Join the Facebook group

Portland, OR - NMH Portland, OR
Join the Facebook group
Contact: Dith Pamp '07 at dith.pamp@gmail.com

Rocky Mountains, CO - Rocky Mountain NMH
Join the Facebook group
Contact: Sally Willis '82 at willissally@hotmail.com or 970-668-8002

San Francisco Bay Area, CA - NMH SF Bay
Join the Facebook group
Contact: David Skeeter '85 at mossymosquito@gmail.com

Southern California - NMH SoCal
Join the Facebook group
Contact: Leo Chiquillo '09 at NMHSoCal@gmail.com

Southern New England - NMH Southern New England
Join the Facebook group

Upper Midwest - NMH Upper Midwest
Join the Facebook group

Washington, D.C. area - NMH DC
Join the Facebook group

Western New England or NMH Tri-state area - NMH Western New England
Join the Facebook group

INTERNATIONAL CLUBS:

Hong Kong, China - NMH Hong Kong
Join the Facebook group

Korea - NMH Korea
Like the Facebook page

Toronto, Canda - NMH Toronto
Join the Facebook group

 

Other volunteer roles

  • Reunion chair: Oversee your class's reunion-planning process
  • Reunion committee member: Develop your class's reunion program and encourage attendance at reunion weekend
  • Gift chair: Oversee your class's fundraising efforts.
  • Class notes editor: Solicit and gather news from classmates, contribute notes to NMH Magazine.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Ryan Chilcote ’91

From coal miners in Ukraine to President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, this journalist will ask anyone anything.
 

Paul Haagen ’68

He helps young athletes from college to the pros, but he’s not a coach. He’s a lawyer.
 

Rob Werner ’79

This environmental lobbyist wants to talk to you about climate change.