Board of Trustees

Robert Bellafiore, Chair, Founder and Principal, Stanhope Partners

Joe Bonilla, Vice Chair, Managing Partner and Senior Media Director, Relentless Awareness, LLC

Jeff Buell, Treasurer/Secretary, Partner, Redburn Development

Heather LaVine, Owner, Peck’s Arcade and Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar

Sharif Kabir, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Liquor Authority

John Reilly, President, Dynamic Applications

Tracy Kennedy, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Laura Lee McGovern, Chief of Staff, Uncommon Schools



The Board of Trustees meeting schedule for the 2021-22 school year is as follows. Please call the school at (518) 445-3100 to confirm dates and times about the meetings. All meetings take place at 8:30 a.m., at 2 Polk Street, Troy, NY 12180 unless otherwise noted.


August 11 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom
October 20 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom


January 12 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom
March 16 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom
June 15 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom

All meetings are open to the public and a portion of each agenda is set aside for speakers. To address the Board, please email the school at by noon the day before the meeting at which you wish to speak.


For past Board meeting materials, click here.