Board of Trustees

We are extremely proud of our active Board of Trustees. These volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of the school community. Trustees are current parents, past parents, alumni and friends of the Academy. As a Governing Board, each member draws on personal experience to ensure a strong future for Chesapeake Academy. They work to ensure that the school is here for the children of our current students!

The Board of Trustees is responsible for strategic planning to support the school’s mission and vision and establishes policies consistent with this goal. Throughout the year the Board of Trustees’ work is accomplished through committees, which meet on a frequent basis. The committees include Executive, Finance, Governance, Long Range Planning, Development, Buildings & Grounds, and ad hoc committees as needed.

Board meetings are scheduled during the school year.

2023-2024 Executive Committee

  • Ron Mihills, Chair
  • John O’Shaughnessy, Vice Chair
  • John Clair, Treasurer
  • Debbie Newman, Secretary
  • Michele Faulkner, immediate past Chair
  • Trip Cogburn, Head of School

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

  • Stacey Carden
  • John Clair
  • Donna Edmonds
  • Wanda Harding
  • Lisa Jenkins-Haynie
  • Martha Little
  • Ron Mihills
  • Bryan Miller
  • Debbie Newman
  • John O’Shaughnessy
  • Peggy Patteson
  • Rob Stephens


Ex-Officio Members

  • Alissa Fulmer, CAPPA President
  • Trip Cogburn, Head of School

For more information contact the Trustee Chair or the Head of School.