Board of Trustees


Greene Hill School is governed by a Board of Trustees. This Board sets policies, hires and supports the school director, undertakes strategic planning, evaluates the performance of the school and leads in financial support of the school. The Board can be reached at

Amanda S. Ciccone, Member of the Board, is currently employed as an Associate Attorney at Reiter Law Firm in Suffern, New York, where her practice focuses on education, nonprofit law, trusts and estates, corporate law and real estate. Amanda is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics with a specialization in financial economics from Binghamton University, and received her law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School.

Amanda Smith, Member of the Board, is the Associate Talent & Pro Bono Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.  She is responsible for all associate recruiting and talent development at the firm and also for the firm’s global pro bono program, through which 100,000 hours of free legal services were donated to low income individuals and non-profits in 2016. Amanda has a JD from the University of Michigan and a MSt. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford in the UK. Amanda has three children and lives in Brooklyn.

Beth Schneider, Board President, is responsible for overseeing the Board of Trustees. She is the Associate Head of School at Mary McDowell Friends School in Brooklyn, NY. In her time at MMFS, she has worked in partnership with the administration to develop a program for children with learning disabilities, growing the school from a community of sixty students ages five through fifth grade to the current enrollment of 383 students ages five through twelfth grade. Beth has also been on the Commission of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and served as a chair on numerous NYSAIS accreditation visits. With over thirty years of experience working in independent schools in Brooklyn, she is delighted to be part of the Greene Hill School community.

Carrie Mauer, Member of the Board, works at the KIPP Foundation, a national non-profit network of charter schools. Carrie also served as the Chief of Staff at KIPP NYC and as an educational consultant for Education First. Before coming to New York, Carrie was the Providence Public School District Facilitator of Planning and Professional Development.

Leah Krigger, Secretary of the Board, currently works as Financial Controller for Portland House Advisors in New York.  Prior to that, she worked as a consultant for several small businesses providing bookkeeping and accounting  services.  She has an undergraduate degree from New York University in accounting and masters degree from the New School for Social Research in political science.

Melissa Ritchie, Member of the Board, is the Director of Institutional Advancement at a Brooklyn independent school.  She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about fundraising and event planning.

Reshma Patel, Member of the Board, is a long-time Brooklyn resident and small business owner.

Seana Anderson, Member of the Board, is a senior management executive specializing in the managerial, financial, and business aspects of non-profit corporations. Seana is qualified by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has 40+ years of results-oriented experience in Business Management, Systems Development, Marketing, Fund Development, Public Relations, Training and Technical Assistance for clients in the arts, social services, education, religion and politics. Seana has also been a professional dancer and choreographer; is a qualified career counselor, and an ordained and licensed interfaith minister with 20 years of counseling experience. She is the proud grandmother of a current Greene Hill student and an alum.

Tatesha Clark, Member of the Board, is a Brooklyn native and has spent the last fourteen years inside New York City schools. A mother, activist, and writer, Tatesha has spent most of her career working with families, faculty, and administrators on how to bring anti-racist practices into their school community. A classroom teacher for many years, Tatesha has a passion for building equity into the daily curriculum. She has presented on this topic as well as other facets of race, equity, and inclusion at both local and national conferences.  Tatesha currently serves as Director of Diversity and Equity at Mary McDowell Friends School supporting parents, faculty, board members, administrators and staff on how to talk to children about race and racism. She also works with these constituents on examining their own racial identities, and how to develop and apply an anti-bias lens to their work in and outside of schools.