Board of Trustees


Thank you for your interest in the WNS Board of Trustees.

The WNS Board engages in:

  • Long-term strategic planning;
  • Oversight of the school’s financial sustainability;
  • Selection, support, and evaluation of the Head of School;
  • Fundraising to advance the school’s mission and programs.

Trustees devote considerable time and expertise to Board duties, including committee work and external advocacy.

I am very proud of our Board and the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives each member brings to our deliberations. Board members’ knowledge and support are critical to advancing our mission while remaining true to our values.


David Charlton

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

2023-24 Board Members


David Charlton
Board Chair
Janelva Williams
Vice Chair
Jennifer Resnik
Paul Rainey


Amber Anderson
Alex Brook
Joel Cisneros
Lara Clarke
Les Frost
Saba Homayoon Hopkins
Barsam Kasravi
David Kimball
Stephanie Sanford
Anne Schuckman
Whitney Schwartz
Elizabeth Zamora

Recent Board Communications

July 2022

Update from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

December 2021

Board of Trustees letter to Mayor Garcetti

June 2020

WNS Board of Trustees Statement & Resolution: Our Support for the Black Community