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.


Janelva Williams

Chair of the WNS Board of Trustees

2024-25 Board Members


Janelva Williams

Board Chair

Saba Homayoon Hopkins

Vice CHair

Jennifer Resnik


Paul Rainey



Amber Anderson

Alex Brook

Trisha Burdick

Kathryn Crump

Les Frost

Heather Hassler

Barsam Kasravi

David Kimball

Cary Kleinman

Ben Marcus

Stephanie Sanford

Anne Schuckman

Whitney Schwartz

Jennifer House-Townes

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