Jill Caron, P’17 has served on Gunston's Development Committee since 2016, as well as serving as a new family mentor coordinator. Caron has worked at the Kent School in Chestertown, where she lives, in various roles since 2004. An avid swimmer, Caron has also served as the Co-President of the Sho’men Swim Club as well as President and VP of Kent School Parents, Teachers, Friends (PTF) Association.
Megan Cook, P’22,’24 serves as Gunston's Executive Committee as Secretary. Cook is President of the Easton Town Council, Co-founder of CarePacks of Talbot County, and the assistant coach for the Easton High School tennis teams. Cook has a B.S. from the University of Rochester, and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont. She lives in Easton with her husband and three children. In addition, Cook serves on multiple boards including as the Finance Chair for the Neighborhood Service Center, the Secretary for Junior Achievement, and the board of the Salvation Army.
Rick de los Reyes is a portfolio manager for the Macro and Absolute Return Strategies and co-portfolio manager for the Multi-Strategy Total Return Fund in the Multi-Asset Division. Rick also is a member of the Investment Advisory Committees of the Global Natural Resources Equity, Global Real Assets Equity, Global Focused Growth Equity, Global Growth Equity, Global Value Equity, and International Value Equity Strategies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Rick’s investment experience began in 1997, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2006, beginning in the Equity Division. Prior to his current position, he spent 10 years in the Equity Division as a portfolio manager for the firm's global metals and mining sector strategy and as an investment analyst following metals and mining companies. Prior to joining the firm, he spent four years as an equity analyst for Soros Fund Management, LLC, where he followed industrial cyclical and tech/telecom companies. Rick also worked as a senior analyst in mergers and acquisitions for Deutsche Bank in São Paulo, Brazil, and for BT Wolfensohn in New York.
Rick earned a B.A. in political science from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Greg Farley is the Director of University Sustainability for George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He has held similar positions at Washington College (Chestertown, MD) and Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, MD). Before transitioning to sustainability, he also taught biology, environmental science, and related courses for Chesapeake College, where he was the Stuart M. Bounds Distinguished Teaching Chair. He also serves Gunston as an advisor to the Chesapeake Watershed Semester. A biologist by training, he holds an MS from Florida State University and a BS from Duke University. He is co-editor, with Jennifer Chirico, of Thinking Like an Island: navigating a sustainable future in Hawai'i.
Joe Janney P’21 is retired after a 25 year career at Oracle Corporation, one of the world’s largest software and technology companies. Most recently at Oracle, Joe was Vice President of Application Sales. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying boating, fly fishing and hiking. Joe and his wife, Martha, and their son Carter, live on the South River in Annapolis.
Buildings & Grounds Committee Member
Development Committee Member
Jill Meyerhoff, P'11, '13 of Easton, Maryland was the inaugural President of the Gunston Parents’ Association. A Graduate of L’Acadamie de Cuisine and an art student from Montgomery College, Mrs. Meyerhoff has worked as a charter yacht chef and as Vice President of Tidewater Yacht Sales. At The Country School, where she was a class parent for 11 years, Mrs. Meyerhoff organized Wednesday assemblies, and was the costume designer for annual plays. She is currently a board member of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, and has previously served on the boards of Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center and the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore.
Mrs. Patricia Parkhurst ’88, P ’18,’21,’23 currently teaches Art at The Country School and has served on several area boards including the Kent School Board of Trustees, RiverArts KidSpot, Gunston's Second Century Capital Campaign committee and Co-chaired the Strategic Planning committee. An alumna of Gunston, Pat lives in Centreville with her husband, Steve, and their three children, two of whom currently attend Gunston. She earned her M.A. in Art Education from the Art Education University, Certificate in Fundraising from George Washington University, and B.A. from Roanoke College.
Chair of Development Committee
Governance Committee Member
Mrs. Mara Schmittinger P ’16, is an Occupational Therapist at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She serves as Vice President of the Occupational Therapy Board for the State of Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulation. Previously, Mara was a founding board member at St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Middletown, DE. She also serves on many committees for the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware. Mara was a multi-year president of the Gunston Parents' Association and is the mother of two talented Gunston alums, Claire ’16 and Isabelle ’19.