Executive Committee

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Kate Pigman

    Kate Pigman 

  • Photo of Rachel  Lorey Allen

    Rachel  Lorey Allen 

  • Divya Thadani 

  • Photo of Dennis Zeitler

    Dennis Zeitler 

  • Photo of Brad Busatto

    Brad Busatto 



List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Ashley Birtwell

    Ashley Birtwell 

  • Photo of Robert James

    Robert James 

  • Photo of Glen Meakem

    Glen Meakem 

  • Photo of Stephanie Menzock

    Stephanie Menzock 

  • Photo of Kevin Park

    Kevin Park 

  • Photo of Ryan Purpura

    Ryan Purpura 

  • Photo of Ashvin Ragoowansi

    Ashvin Ragoowansi 

  • Photo of Peter Schramm

    Peter Schramm 

  • Photo of Rodney Smith

    Rodney Smith  

  • Photo of Joseph Zaluski

    Joseph Zaluski  

Trustees Emeriti
Nancy M. Bunce
Glenn A. Buterbaugh, M.D.
Ronald E. Gebhardt (deceased)
Margie Shields Gilfillan
Anne O. Jackson (deceased)
Kristen Hammel
Jeffrey Lenchner
Amy Marsh
Douglas B. McAdams
Nancy S. Means
Hugh W. Nevin, Jr.
Gregory Patrick, M.D.
Frank C. Schroeder, Jr. (deceased)
Amy (Simmons '80) Sebastian
Richard P. Simmons
William S. Hansen (deceased)
It is a great pleasure to serve as the chair of the Board of Trustees, and to continue supporting Dr. Ashley Birtwell, now in her second year as Head of School. The Board is committed to working with her and the entire Sewickley Academy community to uphold our Mission and Core Values, as well as to help the school grow enrollment and resources for our students.
My journey with Sewickley Academy began in 1979 when my family returned to Pittsburgh and, after meeting with then-Head of School Jim Cavalier, we determined that I would benefit from the remarkable education offered by the school. That began my family’s involvement with the Academy, and I am now, along with my husband, Paul, a proud parent of an SA alumna. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed 14 years at the Academy beginning with Pre-K, and having the opportunity to deliver remarks at her graduation ceremony and present her with her diploma will always be a highlight of my life. Her SA education ensured that she was thoroughly prepared for the college experience that followed.  

The role of Board Chair is a responsibility and an honor. With the other members of the Board of Trustees, I look forward to a year of excellence across academics, athletics, and the arts at Sewickley Academy. We appreciate the commitment, positive participation, and generosity of the entire Sewickley Academy community, as you are vitally important to the continuing good health and growth of our school. Together, we will achieve our goal of giving our students the finest preparation and guidance for their futures.

~ Kate (Poppenberg '82) Pigman