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.

David Horowitz, Member of the Board, is a brand strategy and communications consultant for consumer brands, public sector organizations and non-profits. Before becoming a consultant, he was a Social Sciences Research Fellow at Columbia University and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation where he wrote and lectured on the process of modernization in Germany. David graduated from Brown University and received a PhD in modern history from Columbia University.

Joyce Yang, Member of the Board, works in real-estate finance at Millennium Partners, a developer of mixed-use real estate projects. She brings to Greene Hill her extensive experience in financial planning and analysis and structured finance. Joyce received her BS from Carnegie Mellon University and MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. She is a CFA charterholder. Her daughter, Ashley, attends Greene Hill.

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.

Nils Mellquist, Treasurer of the Board, is an investment professional and restaurant entrepreneur. Nils has more than 22 years of investment research, analyst and portfolio management experience in public and private equity at J&W Seligman, Salomon Smith Barney, AllianceBernstein and Deutsche Bank. Together with this brother, Chef Seamus Mullen, he owns Tertulia and El Colmado, restaurants in Manhattan, and his company will be running the day-to-day operations of the 1 Hotel restaurant and room service in Dumbo which will open in 2017. Nils graduated from Oberlin College. He is married to Daria Sanford and they have two children: William and Marlow.


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