Board of Trustees

Governance at Gerstell Academy originates with the Board of Trustees. They work in collaboration with the President, who leads the day-to-day operations of the school. The President, along with the faculty focuses primarily on matters related to the student experience. While each group has its own responsibilities, they work together informed by a collaborative spirit and a shared commitment to the leadership and educational mission brought to life by the vision and commitment of our Founder.
Dr. Frederick G. Smith, Chairman, Founder, President Emeritus
Dr. Venice Paterakis, V.P., Secretary
Mr. William Paterakis, V.P., Treasurer
Dr. Jason Hammond
Dr. Ashok Krishnaswamy
Mrs. Suchi Krishnaswamy
Mr. Benjamin Lyons
Dr. Richard Nessif
Mrs. Karen Philippou
Mr. Robert E. Smith
Mrs. Janine Wilson
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048-1823