Our Board is comprised of an outstanding group of dedicated members who are leaders in business, medicine, law, education, and community service. We are especially proud to count among our Board descendants of some of the School’s original founders. They exemplify one of Cotting’s greatest strengths: its continuity of service to children for more than a century.

Board of Trustees


David CushingChairmanBoston, MA

Alexander Thorndike TreasurerCentury Capital

David W. Manzo, M. Ed. PresidentCotting School

D. Eliot KleinSecretary TD Bank


Henry W. Clark, Esq.Clark, Hunt, Ahern and Embry

Patrick B. Downes, PsyD.

John F. DrakeAccenture

Michael Durkin, CEO United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley

Richard E. KeeleyDean, Boston College

Katherine Martien-Sullivan, M.D.

Makeeba McCreary Chief of Staff, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Stuart A. RandleCEO, Ivenix

Joan I. ThorndikeBrookline, MA

Trustees Emeriti

Raymond L. Killian, Jr. Chairman Emeritus Investment Technology Group, Inc. (retired)

Anne P. Ogilby, Esq.Chairman EmeritaRopes & Gray

David S. Lee Senior Vice Chairman

John L. ThorndikeTreasurer EmeritusFiduciary Trust Company (retired)

H. Phelps Edwards, Jr.Wellesley, MA

Charles T. Haydock, CFAWelche & Forbes

Paul F. Perkins, Esq. Ropes & Gray (retired)

Elise R. Wallace Sherborn, MA