We appreciate our Board of Trustees who have dedicated their time, talents and energy to keep the school’s present and future strong.

Current Board of Trustees

Ann T. Rosato, President

Jan Kirsch, Vice-President & Secretary

Kristin Hall, Treasurer

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Member

Sebastian Garcia-Vinyard, Member

Joe Ringlehan, Member Ex-Officio
(Play Mountain Place Director)

Christina Hill

Staff Representatives:
Naomi Watanabe and David Park



Board of Trustees: (top, left to right) – Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Jan Kirsch, Kristin Hall (middle, left to right) Director Joe Ringlehan, Staff Representative Naomi Watanabe, Sebastian Garcia-Vinyard (bottm, left to right) Board Volunteer Christina Hill, Ann Rosato, Staff Representative David Park.

The Board of Trustees is the group of community members who are entrusted as the caretakers of Play Mountain Place. Each year, the Board is approved by consensus of the community at an Annual Community Meeting. Officers of the Board are selected from among the Trustees. Working closely with the Director, Trustees take an active part in the stewardship of Play Mountain Place. The Board is responsible for hiring the Director and for the leadership, fiscal solvency, fundraising efforts, long-range planning, and safeguarding of the philosophical integrity of Play Mountain Place.

The continued success of Play Mountain Place would not be possible without the support and hard work of the Board of Trustees. Their ongoing dedication ensures that our school stays true to the vision of the founder, Phyllis Fleishman. This year alone, they’ve shepherded property refinancing, participated in fund raising, updated Board policies, and worked on strategic planning.

We have Board Committees working consistently in the areas of Executive, Leadership, Development, Nominating, Personnel Practices, and Finance.

Any questions, concerns or compliments can be sent to Ann T. Rosato at

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