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. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is appropriate, relevant and vital to the community. The Board of Trustees is currently comprised of 30 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: Buildings and Grounds, Development, Communications, Executive, Finance, Investment, and Leadership.
2017-2018 Board Membership
|Rob Chandra, Chair||Jill Parker|
|Nicole Rubin, Vice Chair||Gary Pinkus|
|Jennifer Ayer||Jake Reynolds|
|Rey Banatao ’91||Nkia Richardson|
|Ben Bisconti||Nicole Sheehan|
|Laura Chan||Serra Simbeck|
|Maria Frantz||Linda Ting|
|Greg Golub ’90||Casey Tunguz ’02|
|Alicia Hammarskjold||Michael Uytengsu ’85|
|Aaref Hilaly||Fred Wang|
|Amy Hsieh||Brenda Woodson|
|Karen King||Steve Young|
Than Healy, Head of School, ex officio
Allie Deeter, MSPA Co-President for Middle School, ex officio
Mary Pinkus, MSPA Co-President for Upper School, ex officio
Olivia Main Ward ’86, Alumni Association President, ex officio
Nicole Rubin, Secretary, ex officio
Allen Lantor, CFO, ex officio
Beth Bishop, Admissions Director
La Vina Lowery, Middle School Director
Tony Lapolla, Dean of Students
Bridgett Longust, Dean of Teaching and Learning
Steven Minning, Creative Arts Director
Alex Perez, Director of Communications
John Schafer, Upper School Director
Allen Lantor, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Spross, Director of Technology
Mima Takemoto, Middle School Assistant Director
Alex Tenorio, Chief Development Officer
Joe McDonald, Middle School Athletic Director, Interim Upper School Athletic Director