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Seven join MPH board

CNYlink, September 28, 2010

Seven new trustees have joined the governing board of Manlius Pebble Hill School. Sharon Adderley-Jones, Laura Austin, Regina Church, Patrick Danial, Deborah Freund, Peter Manolakos, and Robert Miller were recently elected to three-year terms on the school’s board of trustees.

Laura Austin, of Skaneateles, is founder and artistic director of Red House Arts Center in Syracuse. She has served on the boards of numerous national and international arts organizations and, locally, on the boards of the Cultural Resources Council, Syracuse School of Architecture, Skaneateles Festival, the Sarah G. Austin Foundation and the Allyn Foundation. Austin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity, with a performing career that encompasses television, film, and regional theater.
Sharon Adderley-Jones, of Jamesville, a former two-term MPH trustee, helped in the development of diversity goals for the School’s recent accreditation and is a member of its marketing and diversity committees. Adderley-Jones operates Management Information Consulting Service in Jamesville.
Regina Church, of Cazenovia, has served for two years on the MPH marketing committee. A former corporate financial officer, her background in finance also includes public accounting, consulting, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business at the University of Puerto Rico.

A 1998 graduate of MPH and a member of its development committee, Patrick Danial, of Syracuse, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Terakeet, a Syracuse-based computer technology firm that develops and sells telecommunications and voice-driven software. His firm’s clients have included hundreds of national and international companies, including Verizon and American Express. Danial also has acted as technical advisor to state and national political projects and provides technical and expert opinion consulting in legal cases and technically-oriented litigation.

The newly announced president of Claremont Graduate University outside Los Angeles, Deborah Freund, currently of Jamesville, re-joins the MPH board of trustees, having served two earlier terms, from 2003 to 2009. She has continued as a member of both the school’s community and cultivation committee and the campaign core committee. Freund is a former vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University, a post she resigned in 2006, shortly thereafter becoming a professor at SU’s Maxwell School.

Peter Manolakos, of Syracuse, is a vice president and financial consultant with Merrill Lynch. He returns to the MPH board, having first become a trustee in 1997. He held the office of board president from 1999 to 2007. As president emeritus, he continued to co-chair Manlius Pebble Hill’s ongoing capital campaign.

Robert Miller, of Fayetteville, owns Miller Agency of New York. He has served on the school’s community and cultivation committee, as well as the finance committee and its subcommittees on investment and accounts receivable.