Board of Trustees
Hamlin Robinson School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees are volunteers; they include current parents, alumni parents, professional educators, community members and friends of the school.
2016-17 Board of Trustees
Mark Fordham, President
Mark joined the board in 2011, and serves as President. Mark holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington and a JD from Columbia Law School. Mark is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel with Starbucks. He is a past President of the King County Bar Association and has served on the boards of the ACLU of Washington, Advancing Justice/Asian American Justice Center and Confucius Institute of Washington.
Winston Addis, Vice President
Winston has served on the Hamlin Robinson School board since 1989, including two terms as Board President. He is currently the Board Vice President. As Executive Director of the Slingerland Institute, Winston was instrumental in the founding of the school in 1983 and has observed the amazing benefits the school has provided for children and their families over the past 30 years. Winston holds a BA in Mathematics, an MA in Secondary School Administration and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Iowa. Winston retired in 2006 from his position as Vice-President of City University, preceded by a long career in education, serving as math teacher, high school principal and superintendent. Winston enjoys classical music, travel, reading, hiking and family.
Geir Hansen, Treasurer
Geir joined the Hamlin Robinson School board in 2010, is the current Treasurer, and served as Board President from 2011 to 2013. Geir holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Geir is a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank.
Scott Cunningham, Secretary
Scott joined the Hamlin Robinson School board in 2013. Now retired, Scott was involved in store planning and construction project management for 20 years, with Associated Grocers, Nordstrom, and REI. Scott holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. Scott served on the board of St. Thomas School in Medina, and his interests include golf, travel, grandchildren, volunteering at a local food bank and home construction projects.
Andrea Archer, Trustee
Andrea is the parent of a current student at HRS and joined the board in 2014. She's a trustee at Washington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a member of the Capital Campaign cabinet, and a dedicated volunteer to the annual auction, classroom activities, and Parent Association. Andrea owns Archer Consulting Group, a management consulting firm.
Beth Golde, Trustee
Beth joined the board in 2015, the year her son graduated from Hamlin Robinson School. Beth holds a BA degree in History as well as a Master’s Degree in Education with a Special Education endorsement from the University of Washington. Beth taught third grade in the Northshore School District in an integrated classroom for several years and has a passion for working with children of all learning styles. Growing up in East Africa and South East Asia Beth has a strong sense of wanderlust and spends her free time planning adventures for her husband and two children. She also enjoys knitting and gardening.
Dori Gustafson, Trustee
Dori joined the Hamlin Robinson School board in 2009 and served as Treasurer. Dori is a community member with a passion for education. She retired from Boeing in 2011 after 20 years in the company's training department. Previously, Dori worked as a system analyst and spent nearly a decade as an elementary school teacher within the Seattle Public School system. She enjoys traveling, reading, family and friends.
Greg Headrick, Trustee
Greg is the parent of two students at Hamlin Robinson School. He's served as a board member since 2014 and on the Finance Committee since 2013. Greg is Managing Partner at Northwest Asset Management, based on Mercer Island. In addition to his service to HRS, Greg serves on the board of University Child Development School as the Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, and Investment Committee Member.
Simon Hindocha-Daniels, Trustee
Simon joined the board in 2012, and currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee. As the parent of a Hamlin Robinson School alum, Simon has observed the life changing benefits the school’s programs have had for his own daughter. Simon manages the Microsoft typography team responsible for providing fonts and typographic guidance to all of Microsoft’s product teams. Simon previously served on the Spruce Street School Board, and is currently on the board of the Association Typographique Internationale. Simon holds a BA in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, UK.
Evan Hundley, Trustee
Evan joined the Hamlin Robinson School board in 2011. Since 2007 Evan has served as Head of School at the Explorer West Middle School, after 14 years teaching and coaching at University Prep, and directing the tennis program at the Sand Point Golf & Country Club. Evan’s background also includes financial analyst positions in city government in Seattle and Redondo Beach. Evan is renowned for his ability to challenge students and bring his classrooms alive with role-playing, reenactments, and assigning projects that relate to real-world challenges. At Explorer West, Evan is working with the school community to set goals, enrich the curriculum and build community awareness about its vibrant middle school program. Evan holds a BA in Sociology/Environmental studies from Whitman College and MAs in Public Administration and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.
Rachel Keen, Trustee
Michael Leong, Trustee
Michael is an alum parent at Hamlin Robinson and became a board member in 2014. Professionally, Michael serves as Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs at Sea Mar Community Health Center. He also served as a Parent Association class representative in the association's inaugural year.
Pat McDonald, Trustee
Pat is the parent of a current Hamlin Robinson School student and joined the board in 2013. A lifetime resident of Mercer Island, Pat is co-owner of Pagliacci Pizza and the Macrina Bakery. He is a former co-owner of DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine, and also served as Director of Distribution for the Seattle Coffee Company. Pat is a youth football coach on Mercer Island, and enjoys golf, boating, travelling and attending, as well as coaching, football.
Craig Mitchell, Trustee
Craig joined the board in 2011, and is chair of the marketing and development committee. Craig is the parent of a current Hamlin Robinson School student and was an active volunteer prior to bringing his marketing and consulting talents to the board. He is owner of Harvard Bell Legal Video and Nonosi LLC. Craig’s personal interests include photography, arts, travel and community volunteering.
Alan Robinson, Trustee
Alan has been on the board of Hamlin Robinson School since its inception in 1983. Alan has been involved in two-way radio and wireless communication systems his entire life and for the past 30 years has owned or managed companies involved in installing and maintaining communication systems. Alan holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University. Outside of work, Alan’s interests include hiking, boating, scuba diving, computers, music, wine, scotch whisky, travelling, geology, wildlife and pets. He is a member of the Tacoma Yacht Club, The Point Defiance Zoo Society, The Washington State Historical Society and the Tacoma Glass Museum.
Kayley Runstad Swan, Trustee
Kayley joined the board in 2009 and is an alum parent. Kayley is a former Hamlin Robinson School teacher (1996 to 2000) and currently works as a tutor in the school’s Learning Center. She serves on the board because the school gives children who would otherwise struggle an opportunity to thrive and find success, enabling them to become confident learners who realize their full potential. Kayley holds a BA from the University of Washington and a MA in teaching from Seattle University, as well as three levels of Slingerland training and three levels of Wired for Reading training. Kayley has served on the boards of Seattle Works and the Madison Park Cooperative Preschool and is also on the board of the Bertschi School. Beyond community volunteering, Kayley enjoys sailing in the warm months and skiing in the winter.
Lizanne Vaughan, Trustee
Lizanne is the parent of a current Hamlin Robinson School student and joined the board in 2013 after serving as a Parent Association class representative. Lizanne holds a JD from Villanova University and a BS in Construction Management from Spring Garden College (Pennsylvania), and is currently Vice President and Corporate Counsel at Getty Images. Lizanne has volunteered with the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Greenwood Elementary and SMARTgirls (Science and Math at the Right Time for Girls). Lizanne’s personal interests include her two very active kids, art, photography, pottery, cooking, family and friends.
Joan Beauregard, Head of School
Joan works as the Head of School at The Hamlin Robinson School, the only school in the state dedicated to serving the needs of students with dyslexia and other language difficulties. Joan worked as an Interim Head of School at The Oaks School in Hollywood, CA, (2009-2010) and the Giddens School in Seattle, WA from 2005-2008 and The Little School in Bellevue, WA from 2008-2009. Joan moved from Washington, D.C. to Seattle in 1981 accompanying her husband as he was transferred by the US Coast Guard to the district legal office. Joan worked at St. Thomas School in Medina, WA from 1981 to 2005 as a teacher, then Associate Head of School and for the final 13 years as Head of School. Joan has been very active in the NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools) having served on many NWAIS committees and accreditation teams, and was president of the NWAIS Board of Governors for 3 years. Joan also served as president of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools and as a trustee on several boards of independent schools in Seattle. Joan is a member in NAPSG (National Association Principals of Schools for Girls) and CDSHA (Country Day School Headmasters Association). Presently Joan serves as a trustee on the Seattle Girls School board and as an emeritus trustee on the French American School of Puget Sound board. In her spare time Joan enjoys walking, spending time with friends, and traveling nationally and internationally. Originally from Connecticut, Joan finds that she identifies as bi-coastal. When in New England she yearns to be on the west coast and when in Seattle or Hollywood she thinks of lobster and her siblings in Connecticut.