School Leadership

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.

2020-2021 Board Membership

Jake Reynolds, Chair  
Karen King, Vice Chair Jon Levin
Omar Aguilar Steve Miller ’87

Rey Banatao ’91

Jennifer Mulloy

Bruce Burkard ’86

Nkia Richardson
Grady Burnett Nicole Sheehan

Jonathan Coslet

Scott Taylor, Secretary

Phil Deutch

Linda Ting
Steve Dostart Nikhil Basu Trivedi ’07
Aaref Hilaly Casey Tunguz ’02
April House Michael Uytengsu ’85
Amy Hsieh Fred Wang
Stephanie Jackson Mike Yuen
Linda Wythes Knoll ’89  

Than Healy, Head of School, ex officio
Rita Parasnis, MSPA Co-President for Middle School, ex officio
Jennifer Jeffries, MSPA Co-President for Upper School, ex officio
John Maletis ’95, Alumni Association President, ex officio
Bill Silver, CFO, ex officio

 

Senior Administrators

Beth Bishop, Admissions Director
Carla Diez-Canseco, Director of Human Resources
Earl Koberlein, Athletics Director
Maren Jinnett, Director of Academic Innovation
Tony Lapolla, Dean of Students
Bridgett Longust, Dean of Teaching and Learning
La Vina Lowery, Middle School Director
Steven Minning, Creative Arts Director
Alex Perez, Director of Communications
John Schafer, Upper School Director
Gabe Schwarzer, Director of Technology
Bill Silver, Chief Financial Officer
Mima Takemoto, Middle School Assistant Director
Keith Wheeler, Chief of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion