Montessori Center School

toddler through sixth grade since 1965

MCS Board of Trustees, 2018-2019

The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing the mission, vision, strategic goals and overall direction of MCS. It oversees the establishment of major policies and procedures and strategic planning. The Board is not involved in the daily operations of MCS; admission and placement decisions, personnel considerations, and other day-to-day matters that are the responsibility of the Head of School. The Board serves as stewards of MCS's resources and as ambassadors of MCS's programs. All Board members are volunteers. To contact the Board, email


John Berger, President

Executive Committee

Finance Committee

Brian Johnson, Past President

Executive Commitee

Finance Committee

Committee on Trustees


Emily Engel, Vice President

Executive Commitee

Marketing Committee




Tom Burk, Treasurer

Executive Committee

Chair, Finance Committee


Erin Ohlgren, Secretary

Executive Committee



Ken Cohen

Chair, New Campus Committee



Mariaelena Welch

Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Suzanne Cohen

Co-chair, Marketing Committee

Committee on Trustees

Rashi Bahri

Co-chair, Marketing Commitee

Michael Challen

Finance Committee

Lisa Green

Development Committee

Leonard Chen

Strategic Planning Committee


Scott Vincent

New Campus Committee

Eva Turenchalk