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Malte von Matthiessen ’66
Chair

von Matthiessen, a member of the class of 1966, joined the board of trustees at Antioch College in October, 2014. Subsequently, he chaired the presidential search committee that led to the hiring of Thomas Manley on March 1st, 2016. He was appointed chair of the board of trustees effective, July 1st, 2016.

Previously, he was a member of the board of trustees of Antioch University, 1980-1996 (board chair 1989-1995). He was a recipient of the Alumni Association’s J. D. Dawson award in 1992.

In addition, Malte also served on the board of trustees at Wilberforce University (1997-2000); the board of directors at the Wright State University Foundation (1999-2007) and the board of directors at Western State College Foundation (2005-2010). He also served on the board of directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB) from 1994-2007; and was a recipient of AGB’s distinguished service award.

He spent forty years in global business; retiring from YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument Company) on September 1st, 2011.

Barbara Winslow ’68
Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair

Winslow is a professor in the School of Education and in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is also the founder and project director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism. She received her Ph.D. in women's history from the University of Washington.

David Goodman ’69
Secretary and Facilities Committee Chair

Goodman is a principal of North Arrows, LLC since 2004. Previously, he was founder and CEO of United American Energy Corp., an independent electric power producer. He is also the president of The Andrew Goodman Foundation for Human Dignity, social justice and Civil Rights, a nonprofit named for his older brother Andrew, who with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Antioch College and an MBA from Stanford University.

Edward H. Richard ’59
Treasurer

Richard is president and CEO of Round Realty Inc., a privately owned real estate investment firm, and president and trustee of the Edward H. Richard Foundation. He is a retired member of the La Jolla Playhouse Board of Trustees, as well as former treasurer and a member of the Nominating, Executive, and Long Range Planning Committees. Richard, Terry Herndon ’57 and Hal Roeth ’61, founded WYSO; Richard served as its first station manager.

Sharen Swartz Neuhardt
​Officer

Neuhardt is a Partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Dayton, Ohio specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and technology law. She was the head of the firm’s corporate transactions and securities practice group from 2005-2008. Neuhardt was also the Vice President and General Counsel of Mead Data Central, Inc. (now known as LexisNexis) from 1987-1990. In addition to her work with the Ohio Democratic Party, Neuhardt has been active in Planned Parenthood for decades. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in 1973 and holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Shadia Alvarez ’96

Alvarez is the principal at the Principal of House III; New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. A one-time Antioch College community manager and assistant to the president for multicultural affairs, she also served on the Antioch College Task Force on Community & Community Governance.

Shelby Chestnut '05

Chestnut is the Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at The New York City Anti-Violence Project, where she oversees all city, state and national policy advocacy for LGBTQ survivors of violence. In addition to her degree from Antioch, she holds a Master of Science degree in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from The New School for Public Engagement. She was a Community Manager for Community Government at Antioch in 2005-06, and feels strongly that the work she did at Antioch prepared more than anything else to be an effective leader in social change. 

Leressa Crockett '73

Finance Committee Chair

Crockett has had a varied career which includes over twenty years of finance and management experience involving private enterprise, government and nonprofit sectors. After ten years as Vice President, Corporate Finance at the investment banking firm Salomon Brothers, she was chosen by Mayor David Dinkins to head the New York City Industrial Development Agency. In 1995, Governor George Pataki appointed her Deputy Commissioner of the New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal. 

After her term with New York State, Crockett was a Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer, in the Corporate Finance Department.  She served two years as Chief Operating Officer of the YWCA in White Plains, NY, before opening her own law practice.

Since 2007, she has assisted individual clients with the legal aspects of various financial challenges, including personal bankruptcy, estate planning and elder law, and residential real estate closings.

Crockett served on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn YWCA. In her position as Chairman of the NYC Industrial Development Agency, she chaired the boards of the Financial Services Corporation and the NYC Industrial Development Agency.

Crockett received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Antioch College in 1973, and a Master of Public Administration degree in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University in 1975. In 1991, she received a law degree from the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Charles Fairbanks
Ex Officio Board Member

Charles Fairbanks is an assistant professor of media arts at Antioch College. Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker whose recent work focuses on Lucha Libre in Mexico, where the artist fights as the One-Eyed Cat (El Gato Tuerto) with a camera built into his mask.  Previously, he worked as a translator for the Festival Filmer à Tout Prix. Prior to that, Fairbanks was as programmer and producer at the Courtisane Festival, and visiting professor of VideoArte at Tuxtla’s UNICACH, in Chiapas, Mexico. A Guggenheim Fellow, his new work is emerging through collaboration with an indigenous Zoque community in rural Chiapas. Fairbanks holds a BA in art and science, technology and society from Stanford University, and an MFA from the University of Michigan.

Atis Folkmanis ’62

Folkmanis is perhaps best known for the toy manufacturing enterprise that he and his wife, Judy Folkmanis '63, began in the 1960s, and which evolved into San Francisco-based Folkmanis Inc., creators of Furry Folk Puppets. He holds a Ph.D in biochemistry and has conducted post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jay Greenspan ’76

Founder and chairman of JMJ Associates, Jay Greenspan has provided transformational and consultative services to some of the world's largest companies in the energy and construction sectors. Greenspan was instrumental in the development of JMJ's Incident and Injury-Free safety practice program used in chemical plants, construction sites, and computer chip plants, among other industries. Over the past 25 years, Greenspan has led JMJ's support on world-class projects enabling top-tier industrial companies including Intel, BP, Jacobs, Angelo American, Chevron, Skanska, Rio Tinto and Boeing among others, to envision new possibilities and achieve higher levels of performance. Currently, Greenspan also chairs a CEO Forum for 15 U.S.-based construction firms who share best practices with one another.

 

Robert Hollister

 

James Hobart ’58
Alumni Board President

Hobart is retired following more than fifty years working as a Unitarian Universalist minister. Serving in ministries from Massachusetts to Colorado, Hobart was a Civil Rights activist in the south and the north during the 1960s, including participation in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights campaign. His social justice involvements have included peace, immigration, GLBTQ support and anti-racism, among others. He has been active in ecumenical and inter-faith circles. He has served as adjunct and affiliated faculty at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

Frances Degen Horowitz ’54
Chair 2010-2016

Horowitz is president emerita of the City University of New York Graduate Center. She earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Iowa, was professor and vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and public service at the University of Kansas, served as president of the Society for Research in Child Development, and has been active in a variety of scientific, professional, and higher education associations.

Joyce O. Idema ’57

Idema is the director of press and public relations at the Santa Fe Opera. She served as public relations director of the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also worked as director of marketing and public relations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Jay W. Lorsch ’55
Academic, Student and Community Life Committee Chair 

Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is also the chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and faculty chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. He earned his M.S. in business from Columbia University and a doctor of business administration from Harvard Business School.

Maureen A. Lynch
Development and External Relations Committee Chair

Maureen Lynch is an active community leader who has volunteered for more than 35 years in support of women’s rights, civil liberties and access to health care in Dayton and Yellow Springs, where she resides. A native of Akron, Ohio, Lynch currently serves as board president of The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for The Dayton Foundation. She also serves as a director of Lion Apparel, Inc. She previously has served as a board member or officer for a number of local organizations, including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami Valley, Think TV, Dayton YWCA and Friends Care Community, among others. She also was recognized in 2003 as one of the Dayton YWCA Women of Influence.

Sharon Merriman ’55
Audit Committee Chair

Merriman is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is of counsel in the law firm of Voyles Zahn Paul, a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She served on the Antioch University Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2012.

 

Matthew Morgan

 

Mohammad Saeed Rahman​

Investment Committee Chair

Rahman has 32 years experience in the financial industry as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Wachovia and Vice President for Private Clients at Merrill Lynch.  He is the founder of several business ventures and non-profit organizations. His ventures include Rubicon Global Asset Management, Rubicon Global Holdings, Rubicon Global Research, Always On Network, Maui-Rubicon Broadband and Z-Motors US.

Rahman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Reed College. Rahman received his Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as an adjunct professor at the School of Marketing & Finance at Portland State University for eighteen years and has served as a Board Member for the Portland State Endowment Foundation.

Rahman served for 10 years on the board of the Counsel of Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). He also founded One Ummah Foundation in memory of his son, Mustafa Saeed Rahman. OUF is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in underdeveloped countries. He also previously served on the board of the Institute of Halal Investing.

Rahman has an avid interest in demystifying halal investing and bringing it within the mainstream of the investing industry on a global scale. He was a member of the Reuters panel on Islamic finance in Singapore, and presented his paper on Micro Equity Venture at the Harvard Islamic Finance Forum.

His resourcefulness and love of networking lead him to various investment projects from companion animal pharmaceuticals, to wireless telecommunications, to biotech engineering. He continues to travel extensively in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe. 

Elise Roenigk ’64

Elise Roenigk ’64 owns and oversees two landmark hotels in Eureka Springs, Arkansas: the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, both of which she and her late husband, Marty Roenigk ’65, carefully restored and renovated. Elise holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Antioch.

 

Stacey Wirrig '98

 

Honorary Members of the Board
Kay Drey
Terry O. Herndon ’57
Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60