The Curry School Foundation board of directors is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals who have committed themselves as fundraisers and ambassadors of the School, promoting Curry’s work among their networks of colleagues and acquaintances. The cumulative expertise of this board ensures that your gift is being used to its best advantage to advance the growth of the Curry School and the success of its students.

Common Characteristics of the Board:


  1. They are passionate about universal accessibility to excellent education.
  2. They are believers in the mission and capability of the Curry School.
  3. They are generous donors to the Curry School Foundation.

To learn more about the Foundation Board contact Gerald Starsia, Executive Director gs2t@virginia.edu





Carol Armstrong
Dallas, TX

Michael B. Baughan
Winston-Salem, NC

Christine Bavaro
Danvers, MA

Melanie Biermann
Free Union, VA

Peter C. Brooks
Charlottesville, VA

Courtney Brown
Zionsville, IN

Jennifer Chiu
Faculty Representative

Martha Downer-Assaf
Atlanta, GA

Douglas Dunnan
Rye, NY

David M. Foster
Arlington, VA

Terry Hanlon
Student Representative

Carla S. Harrell, BOV Representative
Richmond, VA

Lora Henderson
Student Representative

Jennifer Hunter
Richmond, VA

Peter Kelly
Los Angeles, CA

Christine Lotze
Madison, NJ

David W. Martel, President’s Representative
U.Va. Chief Communications Officer

Kristin Merlo
Seattle, WA

Daniel M. Meyers
Boston, MA

Margaret K. Frischkorn Meyers
Richmond, VA

Jason M. Palmer
Baltimore, MD

Andrew J. Rotherham
Washington, DC

Peter Scaturro
Bedford, NY

Elizabeth G. Staunton
Charlottesville, VA

Sandra F. Stern
Englewood, NJ

W. McIlwaine Thompson, Jr.
Charlottesville, VA

Stephanie van Hover
Faculty Representative

Jamelle Wilson
Ashland, VA

Merrill Woodriff
Charlottesville, VA


Jane R. Buck
Chief Operating Officer

Robert C. Pianta
Dean and University Professor

Gerald D. Starsia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Executive Director