2018-2019 Board of Trustees

St. Martin's Board of Trustees consists of parents, parishioners from St. Martin in the Fields Church and other community leaders who provide guidance and support to the school's mission.  Click on the links below to read more about each Trustee.

List of 16 items.

  • Chair: Mr. Richard Jaynes

    Richard is the co-founder of FineLine Technologies. Founded in 1998, FineLine Technologies has offices in the U.S., Canada, China, India, and Amsterdam with approximately 350 employees serving the retail space and its supply chain.

    Richard received both his B.A. in 1991 and M.B.A. in 1993 from Clemson University.

    Richard and Shannon Jaynes live in Atlanta and have two sons: Lewis, a senior at Marist School, and Patton, a 9th grader at Marist School. Both are graduates of St. Martin's. Since 1995, the Jayneses have been members of Covenant Presbyterian Church, P.C. USA where they are active in missions. Richard has traveled to Haiti numerous times with the La Gonave Partnership to work with the community of Nan Mango.

    Currently, Richard also serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Clemson Entrepreneurs (ACE), and the advisory board for the Junior Achievement Academy. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, fly fishing, golf, attending Clemson games, BWL, and time at the beach.
  • Vice Chair: Mr. Derek Porter

    Derek Porter is currently managing Blue Ridge Ventures, which provides investments and advising to early stage companies. Previously he spent his career in the banking software industry. Most recently he was a co-founder and chief technology officer for Firethorn, a mobile banking provider and prior to that he performed similar roles at nFront, an Internet banking provider.

    Derek graduated with a B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech with certificates in Finance and Accounting. He was inducted into the College of Business’s Council of Distinguished Young Alumni in 2008 and is a past member of the College of Business Advisory Board. He serves as a mentor to undergraduate students in a Leadership for Life program and is a member of the Zoo Atlanta Leadership Council.  Derek is also a Director for the Murphey Candler Girls Softball Association.  He resides in Brookhaven with his wife Kendall and their three children, Katelyn, Brent and Mark, who all attend St. Martin’s Episcopal school.
  • Treasurer: Mrs. Pam Alexander

    Pam has spent her entire career in the financial advisory industry. She has been serving clients at Peachtree Investment Advisors, an Atlanta-based independent investment advisor, since 2007. Prior to her current position, she worked for 12 years at Balentine & Company, acquired in 2006 by Wilmington Trust. There she held roles such as Operations Manager, Project Manager and Portfolio Manager. Pam began her career working as a Sales Assistant for Smith Barney and then Dean Witter Reynolds. She is a 1993 graduate of Rice University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English.

    Pam and her husband, Peter, have two children, Sam and Janie, who both attend St. Martin’s Episcopal School. An active volunteer at school, Pam has served as a co-chair for the Annual Fund committee and in various positions on the Parent-Teacher Organization board. In addition, she has served on the Board of Trustees of Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. The Alexanders are parishioners of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, where Pam has taught Sunday school for many years.
  • Secretary: Mr. Scott Madden

    Scott Madden is the Co‐Founder of Insight Global, a privately held information technology staffing firm.  Scott currently serves the company in a full‐time advisory role.  The majority of Scott’s time is spent working with executive management on various operational and technology projects.  Previously Scott has been the company’s CFO/COO.

    Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University. While attending the College of Business at FSU, Scott’s education was centered on Accounting, Purchasing, and Marketing.  After graduation Scott Madden went to work for a large national IT staffing company and later co‐founded Insight Global in 2001.

    Scott and his wife Maribeth have lived in Atlanta for 13 years and have two sons, John and Ryan, who both attend St. Martin’s Episcopal School.  Maribeth is currently serving the St. Martin’s PTO as co‐chair of the Fall Festival.  Scott is an active Cub Scout Den Leader with St. Martin’s Pack 563.   Scott and his family are members of Christ the King Church.
  • Dr. Rachel Derr Dickert

     
    Rachel is an endocrinologist and partner at Endocrine Specialists of Atlanta, LLC in Sandy Springs. She focuses on treating patients with diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and other hormonal conditions.
     
    Rachel grew up in Dunwoody. She graduated in 1993 from The Westminster Schools and in 1997 from Princeton University. She went to medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she also completed residency in Internal Medicine, fellowship in Endocrinology, and a PhD in Clinical Investigation.
     
    Rachel moved back to Atlanta in 2008, settling in Brookhaven with her husband Neal, a cardiologist at Emory University. They have three sons, Jackson, Henry, and Owen, all of whom attend St. Martin's.  
  • Mrs. Laura Glenn

    Laura Glenn is a fixed income portfolio manager for the State of Georgia.  She has served in this role for the last 20 years.  Prior to joining the State of Georgia, Ms. Glenn worked as a portfolio manager for SunTrust Banks.  Laura was awarded a CFA charter by the CFA Institute in 2002.  She has served as President of the Government Investment Officers Association (GIOA) from 2009-2013 and currently serves as a Member-at-Large.
         
    She is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. 
         
    Laura and Michael Glenn live in Brookhaven and have two children:  Caroline, a third grader and Christian, a 1st grader, both at St. Martin’s Episcopal School.  Laura has been an active volunteer at the school, serving as a co-chair for the Annual Fund committee for the last two years and volunteering for various roles of PTO sponsored events.  The Glenns are members of Buckhead Church.  Laura spends her free time with her family, attending Auburn football games, running marathons and teaching indoor cycling.  
     
  • Dr. Lori Hart

    Dr. Lori Hart travels throughout the country speaking on college campuses in areas of leadership, prevention and healthy relationships mixed with intense humor and honesty.  She has been recognized for her work by Campus Activities Magazine, the North American Interfraternity Conference, Delta Chi Fraternity, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, Alpha Delta Pi Fraternity and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. 

    Lori has an undergraduate degree in Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Montevallo and a doctorate degree in Higher Education from Georgia State University.

    Lori and her husband, Clay, have four children and reside in Atlanta.  Ages range from a freshman in college to a two-year-old who attends St. Martins.  In addition to her volunteer work at the school, Lori and her family are members at St. Martin in the Field Church where she serves on the Endowment Committee.  
  • Mr. Roger House

    Roger is the President and CEO of Axiom Corporation. He is a retired officer from the U.S. Navy. His 20 years of service included duty on three different ships, numerous shore commands and overseas assignments. He held many leadership, management and administrative positions, and is a veteran of the first Gulf War. During his time in the Navy, Roger was part of the surface warfare department and the medical department. He spent five years at the Navy recruiting command headquarters, where he was responsible for recruiting officers into the Medical Department of the Navy.
     
    After retiring from the Navy in June 2003, Roger transitioned to a government job, serving as the Deputy Director of the Vital Records Branch, Division of Public Health, Department of Human Resources for the State of Georgia. From there, he went to work for Axiom Corporation in August 2004 as the Director of Business Development. He later became Vice President of Axiom Corporation and then purchased the company from the previous owners on February 1, 2007.
     
    Currently, Roger also serves on the Board of Governors for the Buckhead Club, Board of Directors for KIPP South Fulton Academy School, and the Board of Advisors for Golf for Kids benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
     
    Roger holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Pubic Administration (MPA) from Troy State University. He is a Credentialed Fellow (CFAAMA) in the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA). He is originally from Montgomery, Alabama.
     
    Roger and his wife Jennifer have lived in Atlanta for 14 years and have three daughters. Amber graduated from Howard University in 2014, Apryl is currently a senior at the University of Miami and Stella is a 1st grader at St. Martin’s Episcopal School.
     
  • Mr. Chris Hubbard

    Chris Hubbard was one of the first employees of Insight Global, a privately-held staffing firm.  Chris retired as Co-President from the company in April of 2016.  While at the company, Chris managed Corporate Recruiting, Public Relations, the Managed Service Provider (MSP) division, and co-managed all sales and operations as an executive of the firm.
     
    Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science from East Tennessee State University.  While attending the College of Business at East Tennessee State, Chris concentrated his studies on Management and Organizational Behavior.  Chris also worked full-time while in college and was President of his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Lambda.
     
    Chris and his wife, Julia, have lived in Atlanta since 2007.  They have three children, Mason, Madeline, and Morgan, who all attend St. Martin’s Episcopal School.  Chris and Julia have served in various leadership and volunteer positions at the school and coaching at Murphey Candler Baseball.  Chris is on the Jobs Committee at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.  The Hubbard’s are also active members of St. James United Methodist Church and Capital City Club.
  • Mr. Norman McKay

    Norman McKay joined Oglethorpe University as its CFO in November 2014, following his roles on executive leadership teams at Atlanta non‐profit organizations including the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, and the Midtown Alliance.  Previously, Norman held financial leadership positions with several Atlanta area public companies following auditing stints with Price Waterhouse and the Walt Disney Company. 

    He earned a BBA degree from Iowa and an MBA from USC.  Norman is a past two‐term President of the Morningside civic association, where he and wife Leah have been residents since 1987.  Leah is an Emory Nursing School graduate and has been with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for over 30 years.  Daughters Sarah Beth and Caroline are working in Washington, D.C., following their college graduations in 2014.
  • Mr. Sean McLaren

    Sean McLaren is the co-founder of OMAC Beverage Advisors, LLC, a small boutique investment bank that provides merger, acquisition and capital advisory services to beverage companies in the U.S.  Prior to forming OMAC, Sean worked as corporate and investment banker at First Beverage Group, GE Capital, Bank of America and SunTrust Bank. 

    Sean earned his BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 and his MBA from Georgia Tech in 1998. 

    Sean and his wife, Lisa, reside in Brookhaven with their three children, all of whom attend St. Martins Episcopal School.  Sean and his family are also members of St. Martins Episcopal Church.  In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, watching their kids play sports, golfing and watching his beloved Notre Dame Irish.  Sean is a founding member and commissioner of the BWL, a charity wiffleball league that has grown to over 100 players in its third season with a mission to raise money for local children’s charities.
  • Mrs. Jennifer O'Leary

    Jennifer first became involved with St. Martin's PTO in 2014 by serving on the PTO Executive Board and from there was PTO Member at Large, Co-VP and Co-President.  Mother to Tate, 6th grade, Cullen, 4th, and Maggie, 2nd grade, she is excited to continue her involvement with the St. Martin's community. 

    Jennifer previously spent 7 years at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Corporate Investment Banking.  She earned a BBA from the University of Georgia in both Finance and Management and is currently employed by Elk Brokerage LLC as VP of Human Resources.   Jennifer and her husband, Tim (Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey), live in Brookhaven and love skiing, wine country and managing all their children’s activities and adventures.
  • Mrs. Susan Richardson

    Susan Richardson is an attorney in the Environmental Practice Group at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.S. degree in biology from the University of Tulsa (1984) and her J.D. degree from Tulane Law School (1991), where she was a member of Tulane Law Review and elected to Order of the Coif. Susan’s practice covers all facets of environmental law, including air, water, wetlands and waste issues in the areas of litigation, administrative enforcement and client counseling. She formerly served as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Environmental Law Section and formerly served as Chair of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.

    Susan and her husband, Craig, have two daughters. Molly is a graduate of St. Martin’s Episcopal School and attends Pace Academy. Reese is an enthusiastic student in St. Martin’s Episcopal elementary school. Susan has served in various volunteer capacities at the school including chair of early childhood field day, host of annual fall PTO dinner parties and offered her children up as Warrior Buddies more times than she can count. Susan previously served on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. The Richardsons are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
  • Mrs. Shara Sanders

    Shara has been active with the St. Martin’s Episcopal School PTO since her daughter, Jillian, started Kindergarten in 2013.  Shara served as the Peach of a Party Fling Acquisitions Chair in 2013-14; Havana Nights Fling Chair in 2014-15; Co-Vice-President in 2015-16; and Co-President in 2016-17. 
     
    Before starting a life of voluntarism, Shara graduated from Emory School of Law in 1995.  She earned her B.A. degree in English from Presbyterian College in 1992 and her B.S. degree in Biology from the Florida State University in 1995.  After practicing Labor & Employment and General Litigation law for over 10 years, Shara left the world of law to stay at home with Jillian. 
     
    Shara, her husband Garrett, and Jillian live in the Decatur/Oak Grove area.  Garrett is a dentist in Tucker and the family attends Oak Grove United Methodist Church (OGUMC).  At OGUMC, Shara served on the Finance Council; as President of the Parents’ Council at the Young Children’s School, and worked part-time as the Associate Youth Director from 2012-2017.
     
    Shara has also been a member of the Junior League of DeKalb County since 2010.  Shara’s positions with the JLD include Assistant Chair of the Derby Party Fundraiser; Chair of the Tour of Kitchens Fundraiser; Treasurer; Vice-President of Finance; Secretary; and President-Elect.  She is the current President of JLD.  In addition, Shara recently graduated from the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2017.
  • Mrs. Betsy Sawyer

    Ms. Betsy Reedy Sawyer graduated from Georgia Tech with a Business Management degree and holds a Masters in Sports Administration from Georgia State.  Her experience and strengths are in logistics, analysis and management.  She brings to the board personal experience navigating five different school systems across the country. 

    Betsy lives in Brookhaven with her husband, Ryan, and their four children:  Tyler, a Westminster graduate currently attending Georgia State, Eli, a senior at Westminster, and daughters Sidney and Paige who currently attend St. Martin’s.  They worship at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
  • Mr. Ed Zunzunegui

    Ed is currently the VP of Client Success for PRGX Global, Inc. an Atlanta based services and software company.  At PRGX, Ed is responsible for ensuring clients realize the value of the software products from PRGX.  Before PRGX he was COO for GPA Learn, an online education startup company. He has held executive positions in three startups and has over 28 years of consulting and management experience.   In his previous role as the VP of Operations for both Digital Assent and Vendormate, he built and managed customer support, implementation, and account management teams. Prior to Vendormate, he spent time with Borland Software, Deloitte Consulting, and Lexmark.  He has had the opportunity to work at multiple levels of many companies, learning from great mentors and working with amazingly talented people.
     
    Ed is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering.  He was born in Cuba, lived in Spain and came with his family to the US as a young child.
     
    Ed and his wife Heather have been married for over 18 years, recently moved to Brookhaven and have one son.  Aaron has been at SMES since Pre-K and all three are members of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. 

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Luis Ottley, Head of School
Mrs. Lisa Smith, Vestry Liaison
Mrs. Carrie Ackel, PTO Liaison
Mrs. Renee Loope, PTO Liaison

Strategic Planning

The Board of Trustees has updated the school’s strategic plan in order to provide the necessary framework for carrying out the school’s mission. The goals set forth in the strategic framework cover educating students, developing and retaining excellent teachers and administrators, stewarding, governing and community building, with specific priorities and measures for each area.

It includes a summary of the school’s identity as an Episcopal School as well as its unique configuration as a Preschool-8th grade school.

The document is available for download below. Printed copies are also available on campus for anyone who desires a print version.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.