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It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.

PSPA Executive Board

Twinkle Morgan

President

Mom to Morgan '23, Jordan '26, and Langston '27

Twinkle and her husband Robert joined the Pingry community in the Fall of 2010. Twinkle is the Executive Director of a non-profit scholarship organization based in Newark, NJ which helps underrepresented students access and successfully graduate from college. 

A native of Louisiana, Twinkle completed a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and earned an MBA from the Wharton Business School. 

Twinkle has served in multiple volunteer capacities on the PSPA Executive Board (including First Vice President, Middle School Rep, Volunteer Coordinator, and Nominating Committee), and is thrilled to continue her service this year. “I’ve had the opportunity to get to know the most awesome people through volunteering at Pingry. I am excited to be a part of the ongoing work of building a community of educational excellence and equity for our children.”  

In her free time, Twinkle enjoys yoga, boxing, biking, swimming, and pilates.

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Lois Fitton

First VIce President

Mom to James '26

Lois will serve as the PSPA’s VP1 during the 2021-22 academic year.   She has been active in a number of Pingry volunteer activities, volunteering in the Lower School library for six years, co-chairing several committees, and serving on the PSPA in several different capacities.  Volunteering at Pingry has been a highlight as it continues to provide opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds with wide ranging interests and experiences.  

She and her husband, Chris Draper, have been part of the Pingry community for nine years.  Their son James started at Pingry’s Lower School in kindergarten and is currently a Form II student in the Middle School. They live in Tewksbury Township and enjoy the shorter commute to Basking Ridge. 

Lois is a New Jersey native, an avid reader, loves science, and looking forward to traveling again.  She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She worked at Pfizer in new product development and marketing, leading worldwide teams in the development, launch, and marketing of neuroscience products.  She was the VP of marketing at Bristol Myers Squibb for the Oncology business.

Melissa Bartoli

Vice President of Parent Socials

Mom to Alexis '24, Dylan, and Andrew

Melissa lives in Chatham along with her husband Jeff and children. She previously served two years on The Peck School Parents Association Executive Board as President 2019-2020 and Vice President 2018-2019. In addition, Melissa has previously served as class parent, chair of the auction, community service, garden/decor committees, and an active fundraising and admissions volunteer at Peck. 

In her first year as a Pingry parent, Melissa served as All Parent Party/Pop Up Planning Chair and admissions volunteer. In addition to her dedication to both of her children's schools, Melissa has been an active volunteer at Preschool Advantage in Morristown and fundraising committee member for P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls. Before becoming a full-time mom and volunteer, Melissa attended Fordham University and worked in real estate marketing at W&M Properties in New York. 

Melissa looks forward to helping the PSPA continue to strengthen community ties and broaden parent engagement efforts at Pingry. 

Nikki Jones

Vice President of Communications

Mom to Roman '23

Nikki and her husband Patrick joined the Pingry community in the Fall of 2016. She enjoys a career as a senior investment consultant at Willis Towers Watson where she is the US Head of Clients, Northeast and also leads several of their I&D initiatives. 

Nikki is passionate about mentoring and helping young women become future leaders. She also has a long history in community service and volunteer work. She was previously a class parent, library volunteer, book fair volunteer and PTA Secretary. At Pingry, Nikki is excited for her role as VP of Communications on the PSPA.

Nikki lives in Chatham with her husband, son (Roman) and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys pilates, yoga, reading, travel and spending time with her family.

Debbie Nungester

Treasurer

Mom to Allie '22 and Aiden '24

Debbie is looking forward to joining the PSPA Board as Treasurer in the upcoming school year.  Debbie and her husband, Michael de Asla, joined the Pingry community in the fall of 2015.  Since that time, she has been active in a variety of PSPA roles, including co-chair of the Middle and Upper School Admissions Volunteer committee, Bear Pause volunteer, Lower School Library volunteer and class parent.

Debbie received her B.S. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She previously worked in the Fixed Income division at Morgan Stanley where she traded mortgage-backed securities.  

After leaving the industry to raise her family in Basking Ridge, Debbie became involved in the community.  She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Somerset County YMCA and as a member of the Bernards Township Recreation, Parks and Pathways Advisory Committee.  Recently, Debbie has re-entered the workforce as controller for J. Rocker Development in addition to juggling family and volunteer roles. 

Gayla Germain

Secretary

Mom to Xavier '26 and Vivienne

Gayla is looking forward to a second turn as Secretary on the PSPA Board for the upcoming school year.  She is in her 11th year as a Pingry parent, to both Vivienne, who attended Pingry for six years, and Xavier, who entered in Kindergarten and is now in Form II.  

After an early career which spanned public auditing (Price Waterhouse, St. Louis) and real estate law (Sidley & Austin, Chicago and New York), Gayla eventually moved on to the management of a family business which keeps her busy these days.   She thoroughly enjoys family life with her husband, Lincoln, and their two children in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Gayla is proud to be a former long-time Lower School Library volunteer and has also served in several other volunteer capacities in the Lower School.  Moving into her fourth year of service on the PSPA Executive Board, Gayla’s motivation to serve comes from a deep commitment to supporting Pingry and the absolute pleasure of getting to know other parents on the Board while facilitating engagement and community for all Pingry families.

Rupal Obaray

Volunteer Coordinator

Mom to Amara Obaray '27 and Reihan Obaray '30

Rupal has spent the last 20 years in the private sector, most recently at American Express where she led new product launches and developed marketing and servicing strategy across multiple card products.

Rupal has redirected her business acumen towards affecting change in the public sector. She has served in key roles in local and Congressional campaigns and currently works with officials at the municipal and state level on key legislative initiatives in New Jersey.  She received her B.S. in Finance from Binghamton University and MBA in Marketing from Georgetown University.

Rupal is excited to return to the PSPA board having previously served as a Lower School Rep. She has also served as Chair for World Language Week Celebration because "its an amazing way to celebrate the unique diversity of the Pingry community". Rupal likes to volunteer at Pingry because "she loves giving back to the school and driving positive change".

In her free time, Rupal practices yoga and loves to hike and travel abroad with her family.

Rachel Wilf

Grades K-1 Representative

Mom to Miles ‘33, Claire ‘34, and James

Rachel became a Pingry parent in fall 2020, and is thrilled to be joining the PSPA Executive Board this year. Rachel grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs before attending Penn, where she obtained a BA in Art History and Communications. She subsequently attended graduate school at NYU Institute of Fine Arts, receiving an MA in Art History. After working in the New York art world for many years, Rachel and her husband Jonathan moved to Short Hills, where they currently reside with their three children. 

A devoted volunteer, Rachel sits on the Board of NYU Institute of Fine Arts, the Board of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey, and on the Education Committee of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Rachel is a lifelong arts enthusiast and loves visiting museums and galleries, as well as cooking, traveling, and reading in her spare time. She is excited to be taking on the role of K-1 Representative and looks forward to a wonderful year serving the Pingry community.

Latha Radhakrishnan

Grades 2-3 Representative

Mom to Meena '32 and Vikram

The Radhakrishnan family joined the Pingry community in the fall of 2019 and since that time, Latha has enjoyed getting involved. She has volunteered for Arts and Beautification, the Book Fair and also served as class parent to Meena’s Grade 1 class.

Before becoming a full time mom, Latha held a number of roles in finance, strategy and project management.  In her free time, she likes to read, stay active, bake and travel. Her greatest joy comes from spending time with her family.

Latha holds a B.S. in Economics from George Mason University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from NYU Stern. Latha is excited to take on her new role as a grade representative and to continue working with an amazing group of volunteers.

Kathy Sartorius `92

Grades 4-5 Representative

Mom to Ally '22, Claire, '25 and Mae '29

Kathy is a Pingry alumna and is thrilled to have her three daughters sharing in the Pingry experience. 

She holds a BA in Education and Psychology from Bucknell University, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Prior to becoming a full-time mother, Kathy worked as a certified social worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in the HIV/AIDS clinic. She also coordinated the hospital's rape crisis center and facilitated support groups for teens affected by HIV. Kathy has always felt strongly about the need to advocate and support children.  

Kathy has previously been a class mom, and also served on the PSPA Executive Board as the Volunteer Coordinator and a K-1 rep. She is excited to take on the role as the PSPA representative for Grades 4 and 5, with the help of a great PSPA board.

Yanping "Samantha" Fang

Middle School Representative

Mom to Ryan Hao`27 and Charlotte Hao`28

 

Samantha and her husband, Jack, joined the Pingry community in the fall of 2014. They have a son and a daughter, Ryan and Charlotte, both of which entered Pingry in Kindergarten and are lifers. 

Samantha has an undergraduate degree from the Jiao Tong University Shanghai China and an MBA from University of Illinois at Chicago. She and her husband have been working hard and building a successful, growing family business in the automotive industry. As a full-time working mom, she tries hard to balance work and family and does her best to get involved with school events and after-school activities whenever she can.

Samantha has served in multiple volunteer roles in the lower school and on the PSPA Executive Board (including Lower School rep, Nominating Committee, Class Parents, and Moving Up Day Committee).  In her free time, Samantha enjoys traveling, reading, Zumba, and family time. 

Liz Frank

Form III/IV Representative

Mom to Zach '25 and Nathan '27

This is Liz’s 6th year at Pingry. She is a full-time mom and a newly certified yoga teacher. Liz has been an active volunteer in the Pingry community for several years and this is her third time on the PSPA board having previously served as VP of Communications and Middle School Rep. Liz loves getting to meet new people from around the school and interacting with people she may not have met otherwise.  Mostly, she enjoys being able to give back to the community that has given so much to her kids. 

Liz spends a lot of time on the soccer field watching her boys who are both goalkeepers. When she is not watching or driving to/from soccer, Liz spends much of her time on the yoga mat or walking their two dogs, Teddy and Lulu.  

Liz holds a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.A. in Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Lisa Miller

Form V/VI Representative

Mom to Jordan '23 and Blake '28

Lisa has been an engaged and active member of the Pingry community since joining in the Fall of 2010.

Lisa is an operations leader in the healthcare industry, most recently taking on the COO role at Invo Healthcare a provider of community and school-based autism and childhood behavioral health services.  Prior to transitioning to the healthcare industry, Lisa spent 12 years working in the education industry, first as a high school educator and then in various senior leadership roles for both non-profit and for-profit education reform organizations.  Throughout her professional career, Lisa has continued to feed her passion for education through various activities, including serving on a charter school board, even after transitioning to the healthcare industry.

Lisa is excited to give back to the Pingry community through her role as Form V & VI Rep.  Her previous Pingry service has included class parent, various years as lunchroom coordinator, and various other class volunteer opportunities. 

Lisa holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MS in Neuroscience from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and BA in Biology from Rutgers University.  Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys photography, traveling and all things family with her husband, Eyrique, and children, Jordan and Blake.

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