Donwasa vice president with Eaton Vance Distributors, a Boston-based investment management firm. He joined the firm in 1999 as a regional representative for Rhode Island and Connecticut. Prior to Eaton Vance, Don worked for Citizens Bank in Providence, where he managed the retail investment program for Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Don earned a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His wife, Kristin, is an active member of the Parent Teacher League and an enthusiastic supporter of Rocky Hill School. Their daughter, Francesca ’23, attends Rocky Hill School.
Monica Iacono Boss ’91 - Vice President
Monica Iacono Boss ’91 joined the Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees in July 2015. Most recently, she worked at CVS Health as an Executive Advisor to the CHRO in Human Resources Strategy, supporting HR executives lead and managing key enterprise initiatives. Prior to working in HR Strategy, Monica implemented process improvements in Talent Acquisition and created a robust vendor management program in HR Shared Services. Before CVS Health, Monica was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America in Global HR Shared Services, and a consultant at Pile and Company in Boston and New York. She has volunteered at Rocky Hill School in various capacities including supporting the Head of School Search Committee, RHS 75th Gala, Alumni Board, Alumni Career Day, RHS Development, Business After Hours, and MS Field Hockey Team. Monica, her husband Geoff, and three daughters Charlotte ’22, Sydney ’23, and Morgan ’26, reside in Narragansett.
Trinity College ’95, B.A., Major: Art History, Minor: Legal Studies; Babson College F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business ’02, M.B.A., General Management.
Stephen G. Soscia - Treasurer
Steve, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, is Founder, President CEO of Mutual Property Associates. He established a multi-faceted strategic commercial real estate development firm specializing in acquiring, improving, holding and managing commercial properties. Prior to that, he was the founder and president of New England Lawn Sprinkler Company. Steve is a trustee and treasurer of Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island; and is a member of the Parents Council at Elon University in North Carolina.
Steve and his wife Patricia are the parents of three daughters who attended Rocky Hill School.
Dr. Justine Johnson - Secretary
Justine Johnson, DVM, DACVECC obtained her B.S. and veterinary degree from Cornell University. She then completed an internship and a residency at Tufts University to become board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Justine is co-owner, with her husband Gary Block, of Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, the only 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Rhode Island. Justine and Gary have two children at Rocky Hill School, Elsa ’20 and Derek ’23. Both have attended since nursery school and have loved their experience! Justine’s extended family includes horses, goats, cats, dogs, tortoises, and honeybees. Other interests include anything outdoors and a capella singing with Rocky Hill School parents and faculty.
Edwin J. Santos - Past President
Edwin J. Santos is chairman of the board of Rhode Island’s newest hospital system, CharterCARE Health Partners. In 2009, as the former chairman of Roger Williams Medical Center, Ed helped direct the medical center’s affiliation with St. Joseph’s Health Services. After approval by the State of R.I., CharterCARE began operating in January 2010 with 579 hospital beds, 3,200 employees and annual revenues of $330 million.
Ed is also vice chairman of the board of Crossroads Rhode Island and a member of the board of directors of Delta Dental of Rhode Island. In September 2010, he joined the board of Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments company. Also in 2010, he served as treasurer of democratic candidate Gina Raimondo’s successful campaign for the office of R.I. General Treasurer, subsequently being named to the treasurer-elect’s transition team.
In addition to his role in the community, Ed has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as group executive vice president and general auditor for Citizens Financial Group, a $129-billion multi-state bank holding company and one of the nation’s 10 largest banks. Previously, he was the chief auditor for FleetBoston Financial Group’s global operations, overseeing approximately 300 employees in various audit, compliance and operating risk functions throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He also served on Fleet’s Leadership Advisory Council, and participated in all major acquisitions, mergers and reengineering efforts during Fleet’s growth to a $200-billion financial services company.
A certified internal auditor, Ed is recognized as a leader in the internal audit profession, with experience in operating risk management, corporate governance and management advisory services. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bryant University in 1981, where he previously served as vice chairman of the board of trustees. Ed was also the recipient of the R.I. Black Heritage Society Award for Labor and Enterprise in 2008.
Ed’s wife, Paula, is an active member of the Parent Teacher League and chair of the Mentor Committee. Their children all are connected to Rocky Hill School: Erica ’12 and Steven ’14 are alumni, and Michael ’18 is a current student.
Dr. Elizabeth Allen
Dr. Elizabeth Allen, her husband Dr. Peter Pogacar, and her three children Jacob ’19, Benjamin ’20, and Jillian ’25 joined the Rocky Hill School community in 2013. Elizabeth has been a class rep for the Parent Teacher League and served two years as the chair of the Fall Classic. Her previous board experience includes three years on the governing council of the Compass School in Kingston, RI from 2011–2014, initially as the Treasurer, and ultimately as the President of the Board. Elizabeth attended Cornell University, graduating with a B.S. in Cognitive Development. Following graduation, she worked in the field of children’s museum design at Jane Clark Chermayeff Associates. There she was involved in the development of a science playground at the New York Hall of Science, as well as an environmental exhibit, Ojo Isla!, in collaboration with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Elizabeth later earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a developmental focus, from New York University. During graduate school, she spent two years as a fellow at Harvard University’s laboratory for developmental studies.
Rich Clark ’85
Rich Clark ’85 has been a member of the Rocky Hill School community since 1976, entering the School as a 4th grade student in Mary Bennett’s class. Rich and his wife Sue are parents to Perry ’19, who joined Rocky Hill School in 2010. Rich’s own father, the late Richard Perry Clark, served on the Board of Trustees and as Board Secretary while Rich was attending Rocky Hill School. His brother Rob and sister Jenn are also graduates. In addition to his role on the Board of Trustees, Rich has served as a member of the Alumni Board and the Facilities and Grounds Committee. Rich is also past President of New England Grows, the New England Nursery Association, has served on the board of The Quest School, is Vice President of the Clark Memorial Library, and has served as an instructor of Horticulture at the University of Rhode Island. A graduate of Cornell University, Rich, along with Sue, owns and manages Clark Farms, with locations in Matunuck, Wakefield, and Richmond, Rhode Island. Clark Farms has been serving Rhode Island home gardeners and businesses for over 25 years. They also own Fresh Ground Garden Café, a small eatery in Richmond and a favorite lunch spot of Karl Wadensten ’78 and his team at Vibco which is located nearby. Rich has been an invaluable resource and supporter of many campus projects, most notably the Jaime Gardener Garden Classroom and the Land of Fires Nature Trail.
Mitchell Edwards, Esq.
Mitchell Edwards, Partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, focuses his practice on product liability and toxic tort litigation, as well as commercial, real estate and health care litigation. He represents manufacturers and distributors in product liability and toxic tort actions including product defect, pharmaceutical, asbestos, silica and catalyst cases. Mitchell earned a JD from Cornell Law School in 1999 where he was the managing editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. He earned a BA from SUNY Binghamton where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Beyond his volunteer commitment to Rocky Hill School, Mitchell is involved with the Junior Achievement of Rhode Island and is chair of the Pro Bono Committee at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder.
Mary Grant, PhD.
Mary H. Grant, Ph.D., of Philadelphia, retired as Head of School from The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, PA. In the school year 2012-13, she was named Dean of Academics and Faculty at Miss Hall’s School, a boarding and day school for girls, Grades 9 – 12, in Pittsfield MA. Mary was named Interim Head of School at Miss Hall’s School from 2012-2013. Prior to that Mary was the Head of Upper School and Assistant Head at the Springside School in Philadelphia. Her professional affiliations include National Association of Independent Schools, Headmistresses Association of the East, and the National Coalition of Girls Schools.
Her extensive experience with independent schools brings a wealth of knowledge to the Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees. Mary received her AB from Smith College and her PhD from George Washington University.
Erica Gregg, Esq., along with her husband, Joe Tamburini, and their children Andrew ’22 and Cecelia ’25, joined the Rocky Hill School community in 2012. Erica has been a class representative for the Parent Teacher League and has served as a co-chair for the Lower School Spring Family Dance and for the RHS Gala. Her previous board experience includes five years on the Board of Directors of Child & Family of Newport County, where she twice co-chaired the annual “Taste of Newport” fundraising event, as well as membership on the Boards of Directors of the Jamestown Historical Society and the Scituate Public Library.
Originally from Connecticut, Erica received her B.A. from Colby College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and her J.D. from The University of Connecticut School of Law. As a business and transactional attorney practicing in the areas of corporate law and commercial finance, Erica has worked in both private practice for the law firms of Reid and Riege, P.C. in Hartford, CT and Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP in Providence, as well as in-house as Division Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Textron Financial Corporation in Providence. She currently performs project work as a contract attorney and holds a Rhode Island Real Estate Broker’s license.
Erica is a member of the American Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, and Historic New England. She enjoys traveling, collecting art and antiques, and skiing in the mountains of Maine with her family. When not working or volunteering, she can likely be found on Rocky Hill’s athletic fields watching her Andrew compete or at the horse barn watching Cecelia ride.
Alex Millard is the father of Abigail ’27 and Will (future Mariner), and the husband of Jill ’94, who is the Lower School’s PTL representative and the Third Grade Parent Representative. Alex joined Rocky Hill School’s Board of Trustees in 2017 and serves on the Finance and Facilities & Grounds committees. Originally from New York City, Alex attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he and Jill met. After 15 years in Philadelphia, they relocated to Jill’s birthplace of Rhode Island in 2009.
Alex has 20 years of experience in the energy efficiency industry. In 2009, he joined NORESCO, which designs and builds large-scale energy efficiency projects that self-fund through their cost savings. As Business Development Manager, Alex oversees the acquisition of new contracts. Prior to NORESCO, Alex worked for several small businesses in Philadelphia, including his own company that specialized in optimizing commercial and industrial building energy performance.
Alex is the Chair of the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation, a non-profit that serves the needs of young people in the areas of early childhood development, literacy, and nutrition. The great-great-grandson of the toy store’s founder, Alex oversees the Foundation’s operations and directs its unique two-year fellowship program that blends direct service and special project work for recent college graduates.
Joan’s ties with Rocky Hill School date back to 1987 when she was a first grade classroom teacher and include 20 years as Head of Lower School. She has a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Rhode Island College and a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Rhode Island.
Joan is a Master Gardener and a member of the South County Garden Club. She is a member of the Handicraft Club in Providence and a former president of the East Greenwich Library Board of Trustees. Joan’s interests include photography, reading, skiing, cooking and golf.