Board of Trustees
- Adam Cohn ’89, Chair
- Laura Dudley, Vice Chair
- Kyle Hoshide, Secretary
- Dan Stern, Treasurer
- Kimm Agam, Parents Association Co-Chair, East Campus, ex officio
- Erika Aronson Stern
- Anish Aswani
- Jeff Ehrenpreis ’95, Alumni Association President, ex officio
- Adam Fisher
- Laura Gallagher
- Thomas Gordon
- Justin Griffin
- Ryan Conviser Gutierrez
- Tamara Horwich
- Brian Lee
- Jimmy Lustig
- Morgan J. Mallory ’01
- Mickey Mandelbaum
- Sabina Spigel Nathanson
- Ben Nazarian
- Spencer Neumann
- Ana Ponce
- Rebecca Rich
- Michael Riera, Ph.D., Head of School, ex officio
- Eden Romick
- Scott Sandler ’92
- Allison Schwartz '97, Parents Association Co-Chair, West Campus, ex officio
- Ricky Seung ’93
- Nina Stanford
- Cecilia Victor
- Jeremy Wenokur
- Sam Yadegar
Laura Dudley is a strategic and visionary leader with a proven track record of managing complex organizations and executing successful events. She has been planning and managing events for over 25 years. She founded her event planning company, The Big Event…and little ones too, which focuses on both non-profit fundraising events as well as private events. She is also a dedicated community volunteer and has served on the board of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles for the past 13 years, where she chaired the Guild and the Strategic Planning Committee. During this time, Laura transformed the Guild by significantly increasing the revenue of the key fundraising events. She has also served on numerous committees, including Nominating and Governance and Advancement, all while creating the Board Buddy Program, a mentorship program to onboard new board members which helped to create a more cohesive and productive board. Prior to that she also served on the Rape Treatment Support Council and Caring for Children and Families with AIDS. Laura is passionate about helping women and children in the community and will roll up her sleeves and get involved any chance she can get.
Laura is the Former Chair of the Brentwood School Parents Association. She served in that capacity for three years. Prior to that she has chaired the fundraising efforts on the PA Executive Board, was the Brentwood Fund Grade Captain for five years, and currently serves on the Advancement and Capital Campaign committees. Laura was Chair of the Parents Association at Curtis School and Co-chaired Annual Giving at Curtis School for five years.
Laura received her BA in Communications with a minor in Spanish from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Laura and her husband, Randy, have three children: Jack ’20, Emma ’23, and Nate ‘24. Jack graduated from Brentwood in 2020 and currently attends SMU.
Kyle Hoshide is a partner in the law firm of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP (Allen Matkins) in Century City. Kyle has over 20 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney, primarily representing public and private REITs and institutional and other investors, owners and developers in commercial office, retail, industrial and ground leasing transactions, acquisition, disposition and development (including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality) transactions and other property ownership/management-related matters (including CC&Rs, easement, property management and brokerage agreements).
Kyle grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended Punahou School and earned All-State recognition in baseball as a catcher. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University, while also continuing his baseball career as a four-year starter, winning Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League (EIBL) and Ivy League Championships in consecutive years, qualifying for the NCAA Regionals and receiving All-EIBL and All-Ivy League honors. Kyle then attended Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he earned his J.D. He has two sons attending Brentwood School. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys coaching youth sports (particularly baseball), which he has done for the last decade.
Dan Stern is co-CEO of Reservoir Capital Group, an investment firm which he founded in 1998. Prior to starting Reservoir, he was President of Ziff Brothers Investments in New York, and an Associate at Bass Brothers Enterprises in Fort Worth, TX. He has participated in building numerous asset management and operating companies in partnership with management teams including Starwood Capital and Starwood Hotels, Anchorage Advisors, Clearlake Capital, Restoration Hardware and Och Ziff Management, among others.
He has served on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards, and is currently the President of Film at Lincoln Center, a Life Trustee of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (PBS NY), a Trustee of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center and a Trustee of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) in London.
Dan and his wife Nanna, a native of Denmark, moved their family to Los Angeles two years ago from New York City after their son Sebastian started college. They have two daughters, Isabella ‘21 and Lilah ‘32 (yes, ‘32!). He graduated with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kimm Agam is the East Campus Co-Chair of the Brentwood School Parents Association. Kimm has served on the Parents Association Executive Board for two years and held numerous committee chair positions at the Lower School over the last decade. She has also served on the Brentwood Advancement Committee for six years.
Kimm received her M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to having children, she worked for nonprofits researching a wide range of local, state, and national programs and policies aimed at improving teacher quality. She has been a resource to federal, state, and local governments developing teacher quality initiatives and also helped assist with grant writing, grantee selection, implementation, and monitoring.
Kimm and her husband Nathan ’95 have three children attending Brentwood.
Erika Aronson Stern served as Executive Director of The EGL Charitable Foundation (previously the Gruss Lipper Foundation) in New York City for twelve years. In that capacity, Erika advised a multi-generational family office on philanthropic activities, synthesized Trustees’ philanthropic goals, worked to improve the Foundation’s complex structures and navigate the Foundation through a decade of changes in philanthropic oversight. Part of Erika’s responsibilities was developing innovative programs in targeted areas, one of which she still directs from California. The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program brings Israeli PhD candidates to US host labs to train in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on international collaboration and scientific exploration. Prior to her time at EGL, Erika served as an Associate at OMELVENY and MYERS, LLP in New York.
Erika is also a Trustee at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association where she serves on the Development and Finance committees. She also previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY, and as a board member of The JCC in Manhattan, a community center and nursery school. Erika has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is married to Adam Stern. They live in Malibu with their three children, Ethan '18, Ella '21, and Lola '22.
Anish Aswani is a Managing Director at Florac, a single family office investing the personal wealth of a branch of the Louis-Dreyfus family with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. Prior to Florac, Anish was an investment banker in the Media and Entertainment group at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles where he advised corporate clients and private equity groups on mergers and acquisitions, growth equity financings and restructurings.
Anish serves on the board of Nexleaf Analytics, a non-profit that partners with countries to ensure they have the data they need to build lasting solutions that improve global health. In addition, he serves on several private company boards.
Anish holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Anish and his wife, Pooja, are the parents of two daughters: Riya ’23 and Mishka ’26.
Jeff Ehrenpreis ’95 is the President of the Brentwood School Alumni Association. Prior to becoming President, he served as Vice President and Secretary, each for multiple terms, and on the Executive Committee for the last 10 years.
Jeff is the managing partner of Ehrenpreis Immigration Law, one of the oldest law firms practicing exclusively in the area of immigration law. He helps companies and individuals secure temporary work permits, green cards, and citizenship. Jeff consistently is selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer. He is a published writer and frequent lecturer. He has been interviewed on various immigration law topics by such publications as Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to his legal career, he worked at eBay, Inc.
Jeff graduated with a B.B.A. degree in the Business Honors Program with Honors and with a B.A. degree in the Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program with Special Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California, where he was selected to serve on the Southern California Law Review.
Jeff and his wife Brooke are proud parents of a three-year old son.
Adam Fisher is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Commonwealth Asset Management.
Over the last 18 years, Adam has successfully built and led numerous investment management practices across both public and private markets. Adam’s experience provides a unique input into the research framework at CWAM, where both liquid and illiquid market indicators are assessed to form a structural macro outlook and view of the cycle. Adam’s high conviction thesis on the digitization of the global economy and philosophy of investing behind durable macro trends spurred the expansion of CWAM’s investment universe to include Digital Assets, Digital Infrastructure and Opportunistic Privates.
Prior to launching Commonwealth, from 2017 to 2019, Adam served as the Global Head of Macro and Real Estate at Soros Fund Management (“Soros”). Prior to joining Soros, Adam founded and served as the CIO of Commonwealth Opportunity Capital (“CWOC”), a global macro hedge fund, from its inception in November 2008 until it began the process of returning capital to investors in July 2017 when the investment team moved to Soros. CWOC had approximately $2.3 billion AUM at its closing and 25 employees across 3 office locations. The firm offered two comingled global macro hedge funds as well as multiple co-investment opportunities in both the liquid and illiquid space.
Before CWOC, Adam co-founded Orient Property Group in 2006 focusing on investments throughout the Asia Pacific region and before that from 2003 to 2006, Adam co-founded Irongate Capital Partners (“Irongate”), a property investment and development firm. Irongate and its predecessor entity were involved in property transactions in Florida, California, Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada. Prior to founding Irongate, Adam worked in New York for two private equity firms, NMS Capital and TD Capital, as well as a risk arbitrage firm affiliated with Reservoir Capital. Well as multiple co-investment opportunities in both the liquid and illiquid space.
Adam holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University and serves on the Columbia University Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy Advisory Board. He received his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Laura Gallagher is a graduate from the United States Naval Academy where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and received an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Laura served as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer and Flag Lieutenant during her service in the United States Navy. She served three consecutive sea tours in the Middle East, Asia, and United States. Laura held leadership positions as Communications Officer, Fire Control/Weapons Officer, and Flag Lieutenant for the Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group.
Laura also worked in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry for Pfizer, Amgen, and Johnson & Johnson in various roles covering finance, marketing, and product director.
Laura and her husband, Jerry, currently live in Brentwood with their daughter Isabella.
Thomas D. Gordon is the Chairman of the Board of the DSL Construction Corporation and a co-trustee of the Don Levin Trust.
In his previous role as Executive Vice President of Cedars-Sinai Health System for 22 years, Tom oversaw the organization’s Medical Network of primary care and specialist physicians. One of Tom’s many roles was Chief Executive Officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network Services, a management services organization that handles the administrative functions of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Cedars-Sinai Health Associates (IPA), Cedars-Sinai Inpatient Specialty Practices, California Heart Center, Tower Hematology Oncology, Los Angeles Cardiology Associates, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Center, Santa Monica Orthopedic Group, Valley Internal Medicine and Santa Monica Gastroenterology. The Medical Network, which covers a wide geographic area in Southern California, consists of more than 1,000 physicians, providers and specialists, serves over 150,000 fee-for-service and managed care patients, and employs over 1,900 staff.
Tom began his medical management career in 1988 as a consultant to the Medical Group of Beverly Hills. Within a year he became the group’s Chief Executive Officer. Five years later in 1993, Tom oversaw the medical group’s merger into the Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Tom obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. After graduating from UCLA, he pursued graduate studies in Business Administration, with an emphasis on management. During his professional career, Tom has enjoyed management responsibilities in such diverse industries as screen-printing, advertising, retail auto services and consulting. He founded and was a principal in a graphics company and, immediately before his affiliation with the Medical Group of Beverly Hills, he founded a management and marketing consulting firm.
Tom is dedicated to serving the entire health care community and sits on a variety of boards including the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, The Brentwood School, 21st Century Radiation/Oncology, and LivHome, Inc. Tom is also an active member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Tom teaches a course on Leadership in the Executive MPH Program, is a preceptor in the graduate program in Health Policy and Management, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Council for the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.
Tom has been a keynote speaker for many conferences and executive retreats at the local and national levels on topics related to leadership and management, change management, culture building, training and motivation, and managed care. Tom has been married for forty-four years, has two married daughters and four grandchildren between the ages of three and nine years old.
Justin Griffin is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the largest litigation firm in the world. During his 20 years as an attorney, Justin has litigated and tried complex commercial litigation matters across a broad range of practice areas including antitrust, trade secrets, fraud, breach of contracts, class actions, employment, and product liability. He serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and is also on the Advisory Counsel for the Independent School Alliance. A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, Justin also pursued a career as a professional baseball player—including multiple years in the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) organization.
Justin has two children enrolled at Brentwood and his spouse, Kelly, has served in myriad leadership positions at the school, including as the Parents Association Co-Chair for the last three years. Also an active participant in the school community, Justin was Co-Head of the West Campus Eagles for two years and is a member of the Black Families Association.
Ryan Conviser Gutierrez is a principal at GSLA Studio, a Los Angeles based landscape architecture firm. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked for the prestigious firms of Nancy Goslee Power & Associates in Santa Monica, CA and Reed Hilderbrand in Cambridge, MA, where she designed numerous projects that have received national recognition. Ryan serves on design juries at a number of educational institutions and has taught in the graduate school at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. Ryan received her Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Architecture from Middlebury College. She and her husband Josh have three sons at Brentwood.
Tamara Horwich is co-founder and co-director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center, which focuses on clinical care, education, and research pertaining to heart disease in women, and medical director of UCLA’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program. She has ongoing research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations, studying topics such as stress and obesity in heart disease; these projects allow her to work with and mentor high school and college students who are interested in a career in medicine.
A Los Angeles native, Tamara received her undergraduate degree in History from Brown University and her MD from Columbia University, then returned to Los Angeles for residency training at UCLA. Since finishing residency and fellowship, she has been a practicing cardiologist and faculty member in the school of medicine at UCLA. Tamara's husband, Gerry Lipshutz, is also a physical scientist at UCLA, and their two children are current students in Brentwood's Upper School.
Since its inception, the mission-driven Company has donated over one million products and over 9,000 employee volunteer hours.
Honest has been honored with a wide range of recognitions, including the ACG Award for Social Responsibility, PC Magazine’s Seal of Consumer Approval in Tech, and the 2015 Pioneer in Sustainability Award by the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles.
In 2001, Brian co-founded and served as President of LegalZoom, the nation’s leading provider of personalized, online legal solutions and legal documents for small business owners and families. In 2008, he co-founded and served as CEO of ShoeDazzle, the first monthly fashion service to bring a personalized boutique experience to shoe addicts and style fanatics everywhere.
Brian was formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Brian is also the co-founder and managing partner of BAM Ventures, which focuses on seed investing in some of the most innovative start-ups throughout the world.
Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and Business from UCLA. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He was named among the 25 Most Notable Korean-American Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine in 2009 and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. He has two awesome children (Davis and Madison), an amazing wife (Mira), and lives in Los Angeles, California. Go Lakers, Dodgers, and Bruins!
Jimmy Lustig is a third generation Denver native and spends a considerable amount of time in the Los Angeles area. With a BA degree from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Columbia University, James is a non-practicing CPA and presently manages a private investment portfolio. He and his wife Debbie have two daughters, Brooke Lande and Jennifer Gardner, and six grandchildren who all currently reside in Los Angeles.
Jimmy is involved in numerous charitable and civic activities. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Shalom Park, the Mitzel Museum and Yeshiva Toras Chaim, all located in Denver, and is also on the Board of the Wiesenthal Museum and The Race to Erase MS, both located in the Los Angeles area. He has been on numerous other boards in Denver, as well as a member and past president of Green Gables Country Club, and is currently a member of Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. Along with his wife Debbie, Jimmy is active in the Los Angeles Ballet and the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
Morgan J. Mallory ’01 is a Deputy District Attorney employed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting serious felony cases that include sex crimes, child abuse, domestic violence and gang related violent crimes. Seeking justice on behalf of victims is what she finds most rewarding about her job. While at Brentwood School, in addition to a focus on academics, Morgan participated in sports and student leadership throughout her middle and high school experience.
During her senior year at Brentwood, Morgan was on the varsity soccer team and was Senior Class President. She matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2005 with a B.A. in Diplomatic History. While at PENN, Morgan was elected to serve on numerous university committees, served as a mentor, was a member of the Black Student League and studied abroad for a semester in London. Morgan graduated from Loyola Law School in 2010 and while there, she served as Co-President of the Black Law Student Association, served as a Mentor in the Young Lawyers Program, studied abroad in South Africa and received awards both from the law school and local bar associations. While in law school, Morgan volunteered for many organizations and government entities including the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, The United States District Court, The California Court of Appeal, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a practicing attorney, Morgan has worked as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and was a staff attorney for Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers where she represented parents in Juvenile Dependency matters. Currently, Morgan serves on a number of boards for nonprofit and legal organizations, enjoys spending time with her family including her brothers Brentwood alums Ryan Mallory ’04 and Cody Boulware ‘08, and loves traveling around the world with her husband, Kevin.
Mickey Mandelbaum is currently one of nine partners at Prosek Partners, a 250-person, privately held communications firm that works with some of the most prestigious financial and business services clients in the U.S. Mickey runs Prosek’s Los Angeles office and works with a wide range of clients to help them communicate effectively and clearly both on a day-to-day basis and during times of change or crisis.
Prior to Prosek, Mickey was the President of Muirfield Partners, a strategic corporate and financial communications firm which was he founded in 2001 and ran until it was acquired by Prosek in 2016. Muirfield worked with clients primarily on special situations such as litigation support, M&A, restructuring and other types of company-altering events. The firm’s clients included numerous companies in the financial services sector such as hedge funds, private equity firms, and traditional money managers, as well as a number of energy, technology, real estate and manufacturing companies.
Before Muirfield, Mickey was the General Manager of the New York office of Connors Communications, a national technology and Internet public relations firm, and prior to that he was a Vice President at Banco Santander in New York where he helped run the bank’s U.S. corporate communications and investor relations activities for the bank’s Latin American operations. Mickey began his communications career in 1990 in New York as an Associate at Kekst and Company, one of the nation’s leading corporate and crisis communications firms.
He holds a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.
After graduating from Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing, Sabina Nathanson has focused her professional, non-profit and community work on children’s causes. Sabina is a founding board member and officer for the Los Angeles based non-profit organization, Baby2Baby. Sabina has chaired the annual Baby2Baby gala for the past 10 years, helping to raise millions of dollars for the children they serve.
Sabina sits on the Los Angeles Advisory Board for Common Sense Media, whose mission is to ensure digital well-being for children. She also serves as a member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Leadership Program and has been a member of the Mattel Children’s Hospital’s Today and Tomorrow’s Children Fund.
Sabina was an executive in children’s media at Turner Broadcasting for over a decade, most recently as the Executive Director of Brand Activations and Media Partnerships at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Sabina and her husband, David ’94, have 3 children, Nina ’29, Alec ’31, and Nolan ’34.
Spencer Neumann was named CFO of Netflix in January of 2019, applying his finance, strategy, and accounting experience to media, entertainment and service-oriented companies and continuing to build on the company’s track record of success and innovation.Spencer was previously CFO of Activision Blizzard and prior to that CFO and executive vice president of Global Guest Experience of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, among other positions at The Walt Disney Company (including executive vice president of the ABC Television Network and CFO of the Walt Disney Internet Group). Spencer also worked at the private equity firms of Providence Equity Partners and Summit Partners. He holds a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A, both from Harvard University.
Spencer brings more than 30 years of business experience across finance, operations, and investing, primarily within the entertainment industry. He has participated in both private and public for-profit boards, and also has non-profit board experience with Make-A-Wish America, finishing a 9-year term limit last year. His eldest son is a sophomore at Brentwood.
Dr. Ana F. Ponce is the executive director of Great Public Schools Now (GPSN), an organization dedicated to ensuring all Los Angeles students receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of high-quality public schools. She joined GPSN at the start of 2019, after almost 18 years at Camino nuevo Charter Academy where she led the organization as it grew from one to eight schools. Her accomplishments prompted Forbes Magazine in 2011 to name her one of the top seven most powerful educators in the world.
Ana is the youngest daughter of Mexican immigrants and the first in her family to graduate college. She earned a full scholarship to Middlebury College in Vermont, a world away from Pico Union, the neighborhood where she grew up. Her first teaching job was a Teach for America assignment at a public school in South L.A. After three years in the classroom, she landed a fellowship at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York, where she earned a master’s degree in bilingual education.
Determined to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for low-income minority students, she returned to Los Angeles and helped open the first independent charter school in South L.A., where she taught for seven years before joining Camino Nuevo in 2001.
Ana holds a second master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a doctorate in educational leadership from Loyola Marymount University. A veteran of the charter schools movement in California, she serves on several boards and committees, including the Board of UnidosUS, a national Latinx advocacy organization, and a founding member of Educators of Color (EdLoC), an organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education and to improving public education through more inclusion efforts.
Rebecca Rich is the Chief Administration Officer at Teach For All, a global network focused on developing collective leadership to ensure all children can fulfill their potential. In this capacity she oversees the global organization’s legal, financial, technology, and human resource functions. Previously she served as the organization’s Head of Network Growth, Chief of Staff to the CEO, and helped lead their fundraising efforts.
Rebecca began her career as a founding 6th grade English Language Arts teacher at MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the South Bronx, NY through Teach For America. She also worked at the New York City Department of Education, the Center for Best Practices at the National Governors Association, and the Education Trust.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), Rebecca received her Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in education policy, from Georgetown University.
Rebecca resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Matthew Rich ’98 and two children, one of whom attends Brentwood School.
Dr. Mike Riera is the Head of School at Brentwood School. For over twenty-five years he has worked in education as a head of school, counselor, dean of students, teacher, and consultant. He is also a best-selling author, an award-winning columnist, a former television commentator (for CBS News), and a national speaker on issues of children, adolescents, families, and parenting. Mike is the author of six books: Right From Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Our Children (2002), Field Guide to the American Teenager (2000), Uncommon Sense For Parents With Teenagers (1995), and Surviving High School (1997), Staying Connected to Your Teenager (2003)—launched with three appearances on Oprah—and most recently, Making the Most of Difficult Conversations in Independent Schools, written for the National Association of Independent Schools.
She and her husband Steven have four daughters.
Scott Sandler ’92 is a Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor for Capital Group Private Client Services. Scott has over 18 years of financial services industry experience and joined Capital Group in 2014 in his current role. Prior to that, he was an Associate Director at ICG Advisors and a Vice President at Zenith National Insurance Corp. A former college basketball coach, Scott holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School, an M.S. in Advertising from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Scott served as President of the Brentwood School Alumni Association from 2019–2021, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. His wife Betsy teaches 6th grade at Brentwood and they have two children.
Allison Abell Schwartz ’97 is the West Campus Co-Chair of the Brentwood School Parents Association. She has served as the Parents Association President and Vice President of the Lower School, and as a member of the Parents Association Executive Board for the last three years. Allison also served on Brentwood’s Alumni Executive Board for two years and the Advancement Committee for two years.
Allison is the founder and owner of All Sorted Organizing, which assists individuals and businesses to improve their organizational systems and processes. Prior, Allison was a financial reporter for Bloomberg News, covering publicly traded apparel companies. She also served as a financial systems sales representative and managed a team in the financial analytics department of Bloomberg LP.
Allison received a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University. She served on the Board of Trustees of University Synagogue for four years, and as the Vice President of Education for two of those years, overseeing programming, advancement, and parent involvement for the preschool and religious school.
Allison and her husband Matt have two children: Dylan ’28 and Lexi ’31.
Ricky Seung ’93 is the founder and President of Kousa International, a Los Angeles-based umbrella company which houses and runs three major divisions. The Paper Division is one of the largest traders of paper products in North America, trading in excess of 200,000 tons annually. The Wind Energy Division is a leading global supplier of wind towers, supplying steel tubular towers to most of the major wind turbine manufacturers around the world. The Logistics Division is a freight forwarding company providing global logistics services, handling a capacity of over 1,000 containers a month.
Additionally, Mr. Seung serves as the Managing Member of JR&K Properties, a real estate development, investment, and management company focused on multifamily properties in Southern California.
Prior to founding Kousa International in 2005, Mr. Seung was a Vice President of the Castling Group, an e-business accelerator that has helped build leading internet businesses. In his capacity as Vice President of the Castling Group, Mr. Seung was responsible for business development and investment efforts in the internet and technology industries. Mr. Seung was also a member of CIBC World Markets’ Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York City, handling transactions in corporate merger and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings and other real estate and corporate advisory assignments. Mr. Seung began his career as a member of Lehman Brothers' mortgage back securities sales and trading group.
Mr. Seung plays an active role in the community, with a focus on community health. He is the Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee on the Board of Directors of the Kheir Clinic, a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides services at five different locations in five different languages for the underserved and uninsured. He also sits on the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Board of Governors Leadership Cabinet and their Board of Counselors. Additionally, Mr. Seung is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a worldwide leadership network of chief executives.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Mr. Seung was raised in Los Angeles. He attended Brentwood School and Boston College, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in finance and computer science. He is married to Christine (Lee) Seung of Los Angeles, and they are parents to a two-year-old daughter, Téa Lee Seung. They reside in Century City and are members of Hillcrest Country Club.
Nina Zinterhofer Stanford was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Rumson, NJ. She graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nina began her career in finance in New York at J.P. Morgan in the mergers and acquisitions advisory group. After graduating Harvard Business School, she became Director in Corporate Development at BMG Entertainment, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG. Subsequently, she joined Allen & Company, focusing on investing the Firm’s capital as well as advisory mandates.
After having children, Nina and her husband relocated from New York to San Francisco. She took time off to focus on raising her two daughters, and then began investing, mainly in early stage technology companies. Nina co-chaired the Bay Area Advisory Council of Common Sense Media and served as a Trustee for The Hamlin School. Nina and her husband Scott moved with their girls to Los Angeles in 2018. Nina recently joined the Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai. She has also become involved with the XPRIZE Foundation.
Nina and her husband Scott currently live in Brentwood with their two daughters, Chase and Chloe. She enjoys skiing, playing tennis, paddleboarding, traveling, and spending time with family on both coasts.
Cecilia Victor attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and has a major in Political Science. There, she met her husband David Victor (Brentwood class of '83). Cecilia has been a Brentwood parent for 11 years. Her son Benny graduated Brentwood School in 2014 and is a recent USC graduate and her son Sammy is part of the current graduation class of 2019.
Cecilia has served on the Executive Board of the Brentwood Parent Association for 2 years and is the current Chair of El Nido, the Latino Parent Association. She has also provided school tours as a parent volunteer for the Admissions office for the last 11 years.
Prior to Brentwood Cecilia was on the Education Committee and served on the Board of Adat Shalom for several years. She is currently the President of the University of Southern California Latino Parent Association and has served on the University of Southern California Parent Engagement Committee for 2 years.
Jeremy Wenokur is partner and co-founder of Lightbox Ventures. Lightbox is an early stage venture fund focused on Indian consumer technology companies. Additionally, Jeremy is a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School teaching classes on Venture Capital.
Previously, Jeremy led Corporate Development for Google and was responsible for its acquisitions, investments, and new business initiatives. He co-founded Newhoo/ODP, one of the first user generated content businesses which he sold to Netscape/AOL.
Jeremy is a graduate of the NYU School of Law with a L.L.M. in Taxation, the University of Michigan School of Law, and the University of Utah. He and his wife, Hila, have two sons at Brentwood.
Sam Yadegar is a manager of multiple LLC’s in his family office. Since 1996 he has invested in and is responsible for all aspects of acquisition, development, repositioning and management of residential and commercial properties throughout Los Angeles County. He received his JD from Whittier Law School and obtained a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Sam and his wife Tracy live in Brentwood. He is actively involved in the neighborhood as he serves on the Brentwood Community Council. They have three children, Audrey ’25, Alexa ’28 and Asher. Sam enjoys spending time with his family and loves to ski, swim, bike, hike and play tennis.