About Us

Board of Trustees

Vistamar School’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the school. Its members collaborate with the Head of School to guard the school’s mission and ensure effective governance and growth. The comprehensive work of the Board is conducted by committees that focus on strategic planning, finance, facilities, fundraising, community outreach, and several other key focus areas.

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and distinguished community leaders representing a broad spectrum of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.

A Message From the Board Chair

I am pleased to serve as the third Chair of the Vistamar School Board of Trustees in the School’s 14th year of operation. As I continue to strive to meet the incredibly high standards set by my predecessors, I am humbled by the confidence the Board has shown in me by re-electing me for yet another term. I look forward to working closely with Chris Bright in his first year as Vistamar's Head of School, and our Vice Chair, Kris Rone, as Vistamar heads further into its second decade.

Vistamar School has had continued success over the past several years in enrollment, college admissions, our Strategic Plan, and our recent campus expansion. Our goal in the coming years will be to build on that momentum and promote our success. Interest in Vistamar School is at an all-time high: we will be welcoming another large and high-performing 9th-grade class, as well as upper-grade transfer students. More importantly, we’ve been able to achieve this enrollment growth while maintaining a competitive and highly diverse student body.
 
And finally, we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing members of the class of 2018 who entrusted Vistamar with four years of their lives. We wish them luck as they launch toward some of the most selective schools in the country this fall. They are shining examples of our belief that a Vistamar education is second to none!
 
Thank you.

Mike Armitage
Chair, Vistamar School Board of Trustees

Meet the 2018-19 Board

List of 23 members.

  • Aliya White 

    2009
  • Mike Armitage 

    Board Chair
    Bio
  • Annmarie Atain 

    Bio
  • David Betanzos 

    Bio
  • Carla Buck 

    Board Secretary
    Bio
  • Michael Burke 

    Bio
  • Derrick Butler 

    Bio
  • Ilene Eskenazi 

    Bio
  • Paul Hechmer 

    Bio
  • Gary Horwitz 

    Bio
  • Neil  Kinney 

    Business Owner
    Bio
  • Laila Kollmorgen 

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Laura Konigsberg 

    Educator
  • Eli Lieber 

    Bio
  • John Liu 

    Bio
  • Rod Parsley 

    CEO / Principal
    Bio
  • Sheba Posnansky 

    Bio
  • Kris Rone 

    Board Vice Chair
    Bio
  • Martin Sarafa 

    Bio
  • Lucy Solar 

    Bio
  • Tate Behrens 

    2008
    Bio
  • Marty Westreich 

    Bio
  • Jeffrey Williams 

    Bio
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles
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