Dr. Cottingham was appointed Interim Upper School Director in July 2021, and her Pingry experience includes three years as Upper School Academic Dean and a semester as Interim English Department Chair.
Pingry welcomes five new members to its Board of Trustees, effective with the 2022–23 school year:
Lois Fitton P ’26, President of The Pingry School Parents’ Association for the 2022-23 academic year, has volunteered extensively at Pingry. Prior to becoming a full-time volunteer, she spent almost 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on product development and marketing. Most of her career was spent at Pfizer in neuroscience, where she focused on the development and commercialization of new products. She was the VP of Marketing at Bristol Myers Squibb for the U.S. Oncology business. She received a B. A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Josh Kalafer P ’27, ’29, is a seasoned entrepreneur with business interests focused on real estate investment and development, the automotive industry, minor league baseball, and investment in start-up ventures. He is Co-Chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda, and the Somerset Patriots Baseball Team—the Double AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees. He is also Chairman of Jaguar Land Rover Princeton. Mr. Kalafer serves on the Board of Trustees of New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance and the Somerset Healthcare Foundation. He received a B.A. from American University.
Allen Y. Kim P ’29, Esq., is Assistant General Counsel of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, with a wide diversity of products in the pharmaceutical, medical technology, and consumer products sectors. He focuses on mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and other complex corporate transactions for Johnson & Johnson, and has served as the Board Attorney for several of its affiliates. He received an A.B. in Government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Margaret Santana P ’22, ’24 has volunteered extensively for Pingry, including serving as PSPA President during the pandemic from 2020–21 and sitting on the Head of School Search Committee in 2021–22. Her professional career was in marketing and business development at Ogilvy & Mather and American Express. Currently, she is an avid volunteer and sits on multiple non-profit boards, including Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND), a hunger relief organization, and The Warehouse NJ, which supports individuals/families as they transition into permanent housing following a time of crisis. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Amherst College, where she is also an active alumna serving as a class officer and on the Alumni Executive Committee.
Umesh Subramanian P ’24, ’26 is the Chief Technology Officer at Citadel, a leading alternative investment manager, and prior to that, he was a Partner and Co-Head of Technology at Goldman Sachs. He serves on the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering Board of Visitors, the NYU Stern Tech M.B.A. Advisory Board, and the Carnegie Mellon Computational Finance Advisory Board. Mr. Subramanian received a BTech in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Pictured from left: Lois Fitton, Josh Kalafer, Allen Y. Kim, Margaret Santana, and Umesh Subramanian.
Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer, Editor of The Pingry Review