• Laguna

Board of Trustees

One of the key roles of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the school is accomplishing its mission and upholding its core values of scholarship, character, balance, and community. Additionally, the board works collaboratively with the head of school to provide needed counsel and guidance, and serves to ensure that Laguna has adequate financial resources to meet its mission and serve its students.

Executive Committee

List of 6 items.

  • Hani Zeini, Chair

    Hani Zeini is a successful business leader with nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare and medical device industries. A veteran in the aesthetics and plastic surgery market, he started his career at the Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company, later moving on to Pharmasmarket.com, an internet healthcare marketplace; Acurian, a venture-capital-backed clinical trials company; and Inamed Aesthetics, now Allergan Medical. In 2006, Zeini founded Sientra, a medical device company focused on the aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery markets, which he successfully took public on the NASDAQ in 2014. Zeini served as its president, chief executive officer, and board director until the end of 2015. In 2017, Hani established a strategic advisory and investment company advising Fortune 100 companies (the 100 largest public and privately held companies in the United States) and investor-backed startups in the medical aesthetics area.
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  • Tom Tolles, Vice Chair

    Tom Tolles grew up in Southern California (San Marino) and moved to Santa Barbara in 2009 with his wife Kristen and their three children—Andrew ’19, Kiki ’20, and Claire ’22—all of whom attend Laguna Blanca.
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  • Bob Fuladi, Secretary

    Currently serving as vice president and chief operating officer at Mission Health Care Pharmacy Corporation, Bob Fuladi is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, pharmacist, healthcare consultant, entrepreneur, and business executive.
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  • David Bradley '99, Treasurer

    A Laguna alumnus from the class of 1999, David is currently Chief Operating Officer and CCO of Hawk Ridge Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund manager based in Los Angeles and New York. David oversees all aspects of running the business, allowing his investment team to focus each day on investment research, security selection, and portfolio management.
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  • Mary Morouse, Member-at-Large

    Mary Morouse combines her love of technology and education as a businessperson, a mom, and a community volunteer.

    After graduating from UC Berkeley, Mary joined Xerox Corporation as an education sales specialist. At Xerox she saw the potential of the nascent personal computer business. She transitioned into UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management to earn her MBA – paying her tuition by competing and winning on game shows “Super Password” and “Win, Lose or Draw”.
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  • Josh Connor, Member-at-Large

    Josh is the Founding Partner of Connor Capital, which focuses on private investments in transportation and transportation-related companies. He is also the Co-Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of the transportation infrastructure fund at Oaktree Capital Management. For approximately two decades, he has been a leader within the transportation industries, having been an investor, a key strategic advisor, lender, and leading banker to many transportation companies around the world.
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Trustees

List of 11 items.

  • Dawn Lafitte

    While originally from New York City, Dawn Lafitte was raised in Pasadena, CA and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She continued her marketing focused studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has a varied professional background in fashion, advertising and marketing.
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  • Greg Bartholomew

    A native Southern Californian, Greg Bartholomew is a Partner at Hayes Commercial Group, a commercial real estate brokerage based in Santa Barbara and serving clients throughout the Central Coast. Greg has been actively involved in the sales and leasing of commercial real estate in the greater Santa Barbara area since 1992. Prior to joining Hayes Commercial Group, he was Senior Vice President at Pacifica Commercial Realty.
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  • Harry Atterbury

    Originally from the East Coast, Harry Atterbury is a graduate of Lake Forest College. He and his wife, Wendy, have lived in Hope Ranch since 2005, when they relocated from Santa Fe, NM. They have two adult sons, James and Tucker ’12. Tucker is on the varsity sailing team at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
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  • Mason Farrell '80

    A Laguna alumnus from the class of 1980, Mason is currently Senior Vice President at the Capital Group, a privately held global investment management firm based in Los Angeles and founded in 1931. The Capital organization provides mutual fund investments through American Funds and Capital International Funds. Mason works with high-net-worth individuals, families, endowments and foundations through Capital Group Private Client Services.
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  • Margaret Baker

    Margaret Baker has a rich background in education. In 1969, she received a BA in history from the United States International University. From there, she obtained her teaching credentials and an MA in special education from UC Santa Barbara, as well as an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is also a California certified mediator.
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  • Elisabeth Fowler

    Elisabeth and her family moved to Santa Barbara ten years ago. Since then she has been involved in a number of non-profit projects, most recently serving eight years as a trustee at the SB Museum of Natural History, where she is currently chair of the board. During her time at the museum, Elisabeth chaired the Development Committee, Gala Committee, and served as a member of the Branding and Master Planning Committees. She has a background in public policy and worked in Washington, D.C. in the private-sector representing companies and governments in political issue campaigns.
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  • Christian Heyer

    Christian has over twenty years of fixed income derivatives, real estate development and entrepreneurial experience. Currently he is a real estate consultant to an independent asset management company that provides advisory services to European investors. He is also a partner at a privately owned real estate company based in Santa Barbara.
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  • Ann Levine

    Ann Levine is a law school admission consultant and the author of four books related to law school. Her most recent book, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like An Expert, 3rd Ed., was released on August 1, 2017 and quickly became the best-selling law school guidebook on Amazon. Through her private consulting practice, LawSchoolExpert.com, Ann works with individuals worldwide seeking admission to law schools in the United States.
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  • Stephanie Nicks

    Stephanie Nicks, the daughter of an American military officer, had the privilege of travelling extensively, living and attending schools throughout the United States and Europe. She earned a B.A. degree in English Literature from Valparaiso University, Indiana.
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  • Valerie Rice

    Originally from Newport Beach, Valerie has called Santa Barbara home for almost twenty years and the California lifestyle is inspiration for all her endeavors. She is a Master Gardener, passionate cook and entertainer, author of the blog Eat Drink Garden, and has been featured in many national and local magazines.
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  • Tiffany Pelletier

    Tiffany Pelletier grew up in Marin County and moved to the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science and Environmental Planning.

    She held the positions of Sales and Marketing Director and Creative Brand Director for Jackson Family Farms. While there, she was responsible for several wine labels across California, including Carmel Road, Cambria, and Matanzas Creek.
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