School Leadership

Than Healy, Head of School Head of School

Than Healy became Menlo’s Head of School in July of 2013. 

After graduating from Williams College, Than began his career in education at the Stevenson  School in Pebble Beach, CA, where he taught history and psychology and served in a number of roles in the life of the school. Continuing his collegiate athletic career, Than coached basketball and water polo and directed the summer athletic program. Stevenson honored Than with the  McNeely Chair for Outstanding Educator; he was the youngest faculty member to earn this recognition.

In 1995, Than took a yearlong hiatus from education to play professional basketball in Frankfurt, Germany. He then returned to teach at his own high school, Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. In 2001, he earned an MA in Educational Administration with a focus on private school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Most recently, Than served as the Assistant Head of School (appointed in 2005) and the Upper School Director (appointed in 2001) at the Lakeside School in Seattle, WA. 

Board of Trustees

The Menlo School Board of Trustees is the guardian of the School’s mission. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the mission is appropriate, relevant, and vital to the community. The Board of Trustees is currently comprised of 22 individuals, elected for two three-year terms, and six ex officio members, all of whom monitor the success of the School in fulfilling its mission. Each Board member participates in and supports the mission of the School and serves on at least one of the Board’s committees: Advancement, Audit, Buildings and Grounds, EDIB, Executive, Finance/Investment, Governance, and Life of the School.

2023-2024 Board Membership

Karen King, Chair Stephanie Jackson
Sameer Dholakia, Vice Chair Linda Wythes Knoll ’89

April House, Secretary

Jon Levin

Omar Aguilar

Steve Miller ’87
Damaris Avila Jennifer Mulloy

Stacey Bishop

Christy Richardson

Edrienne Brandon

Dipender Saluja
Bruce Burkard ’86 Jory Steele
Grady Burnett Nikhil Basu Trivedi ’07
Phil Deutch Jervis Williams ’83
Abby Durban Dennis Yang
Lara Housser  

Than Healy, Head of School, ex officio
Bill Silver, CFO, ex officio
Laura Dholakia, MSPA Co-President for Middle School, ex officio
Reema Shah, MSPA Co-President for Upper School, ex officio
Priyanka Goel-Chandrasekar ’03, Alumni Association President, ex officio

Senior Administrators

Carla Diez-Canseco, Director of Human Resources
Adam Gelb, Upper School Assistant Director
Maren Jinnett, Director of Academic Innovation
Earl Koberlein, Director of Athletics
Bridgett Longust, Dean of Teaching and Learning
La Vina Lowery, Middle School Director
Shayne Olson, Director of Communications
John Schafer, Upper School Director
Mike Kulbieda, Director of Technology
Bill Silver, Chief Financial Officer
Mima Takemoto, Middle School Assistant Director
Brooke Wilson, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Casey Wynn, Director of Development