Board of Trustees

Parents are welcome to attend meetings of the Spruce Street School Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the strategic, financial, and legal well-being of the school. The Board includes current parents, alumni-parents, staff, and community members. Board members are elected for three-year terms. Download our Strategic Plan and Annual Report.

Anne Szeto-Millstone

Anne Szeto-Millstone

Chair

Anne and her partner are the parents of an oldest level child at Spruce Street School. Anne leads Strategic Recruiting and Academic Relations at Amazon where she focuses on building innovative, interdisciplinary teams, programs and partnerships. Anne and her partner moved to Seattle over ten years ago from New York. Outside of work, Anne likes to travel, run, ski and rescue plants from the sale bins at Swanson's.

Barbara Frailey

Barbara Frailey

Barbara and her husband have two Spruce Street School alum daughters, now in 8th and 10th grades. Barbara has been an educator for over 20 years in both public and independent schools, and is currently Head of School at Explorer West Middle School in West Seattle. She is an avid reader, knitter, hiker, and (very slow) runner.

Chris Ramsborg

Chris Ramsborg

Chris and his wife are the parents of two boys. His younger son is currently in the oldest level and his older son attends University Prep. Chris has worked in biopharma development for over 20 years, and is currently an Operating Partner at Flagship Pioneering, a life sciences venture capital firm. His work focuses on identifying and developing novel medicines. In their free time, Chris’ family spends as much time in the mountains as possible.

Donna Cochener

Donna Cochener

Donna is mom to a Spruce Street School alum and a student in the oldest level. She has been practicing as a corporate lawyer in Seattle since 1999 and is currently General Counsel, SVP Legal at Neoleukin Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech focused on de novo protein design to create new therapies for the treatment of cancer, auto-immune disorders and inflammatory conditions. She is also Chairman of the Board of Cochener Garvey Capital Partners. Donna serves on the board of the Seattle Repertory Theatre and is a member of the Duke Law School Alumnae Leadership Council. She is an avid swimmer, loves to hike, and also enjoys plays, concerts, traveling and reading.

Erin Becker

Erin Becker

Erin and her husband are the parents of two boys, an oldest level student and a recent alumnus now at The Northwest School. Erin has been a prosecutor in Seattle for 20 years, and is currently an Assistant United States Attorney. Her work focuses on violent crime, especially anything to do with guns, gangs, arson, or explosives. In her free time, Erin would rather travel with her family than do almost anything else.

Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross

Jessica and her wife are the parents of two Spruce Street School students—a son in the oldest level and a daughter in the mid-level. Jessica has her Masters in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and works as a consultant for local nonprofit organizations. Jessica believes that through partnership we can all foster connections and investments in our community, and is excited about working to expand our school's community of support. Jessica and her wife have lived in Seattle for over 20 years. Outside of work Jessica likes to travel, knit, and spend time with family and friends.

 

 

Lisa Haselby

Lisa Haselby

Lisa moved to Seattle in 1998 to work at Amazon.com. Prior to that, she worked at the Ann Arbor Mediation Center and Mediation Training and Consultation Institute. In addition to serving on the Spruce Street School board, Lisa was a founding board member of Soccer4Change. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Michigan and enjoys poetry, photography, design, gardening, and Pilates. Her son is a Spruce Street School alumnus.

Marney Zellers

Marney Zellers

Treasurer

Marney and her husband are the parents of two, including one Spruce Street School alum. Marney is the Chief Financial Officer of CHOW Food Management Services, a local restaurant company.  She is currently serving as a member of the Finance Committee at The Bush School.  She loves spending time running, rowing crew, reading, gardening and going to the theatre with her kids (dramas with the oldest, musicals with the youngest!).  Marney and her husband are also part owners of Ray's Boathouse and Café in Ballard where the family resides.

Meaghan Darling

Meaghan Darling 

Secretary

Meaghan is parent to two alumni students now in high school after nine lovely years as a Spruce Street School parent. She most recently worked as Associate Production Manager at ACT Theatre and is happy to be back for another year of serving on the Board of Trustees.

Paul Bruene

Paul Bruene

Paul is an alumnus of Spruce Street School, having attended 3rd to 5th grade here from 1998-2001. He is now a litigator for a multinational law firm where he primarily works on intellectual property and other complex commercial disputes, and he represents companies in various technology industries. Paul was born and raised in Seattle, and in his spare time he likes reading, old movies, and watching basketball and soccer.

Sarah Lukacs

Sarah Lukacs

Ex Officio Family Association Representative

Sarah and her husband are the parents of a mid level child at Spruce Street School.  Sarah has spent her career in sales account management at several Seattle-area software companies, nurturing and growing their largest customer relationships. A New Orleans native, Sarah enjoys running, Pilates, baking, browsing bookstores and camping. Her greatest passion is exploring other countries with her family and she cannot wait for the three of them to be able to get back out there.

 

Sharron Starling

Sharron Starling

Sharron is the parent of two Spruce Street School alums. One child is a 2013 grad of Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, and earned an MFA in Lighting Design from UW. Her other child is a 2015 grad of The Northwest School and a 2019 grad of Bennington College. Both attended Billings Middle School where her husband is a past board president. Sharron has worked in higher education for 30 years and is currently the Director of Admission at Cornish College of the Arts.

Tim Ford

Tim Ford

Tim and his husband are parents to a youngest level child. Tim began his career as an urban planner, and for the last decade has played a much different role—President and CEO of LRG, a full-service public relations firm based in Washington, DC and Seattle that provides communication support to government and nonprofit organizations. A semi-recent transplant to Seattle, Tim also serves as the President of the Seattle Public Theater Board of Directors and in his spare time enjoys working on their Green Lake home and planning interesting travel adventures for the family.