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Each member of our Board of Trustees makes valuable contributions to the Millwood School community. We would not be able to advance our mission without their hard work.

Throughout the school year, each trustee:

Actively supports and promotes the School's mission, services, policies, and programs
  • Supports the Head of School and demonstrates that support within the community
  • Attends all Board and committee meetings and special event functions
  • Serves on committees and task forces and offers to take on special assignments
  • Recognizes that authority is vested in the Board as a whole
  • Makes a personal financial contribution to the School in accordance with personal means
  • Follows the conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
  • Separates the interests of the School from personal interests and the interests of a particular constituency
  • Looks to the school’s future

Current Members of the Board of Trustees

Maria Collins is a Senior Director of Product Management at Capital One.  She is a results-driven leader with 17 years of team and program management experience in Fortune 200 financial institution.  Maria possesses expertise developing practicable implementation strategies for a complex set of people, process, product, and system changes. Maria studied marketing, international business, and Mandarin Chinese at the University of Richmond.  She and her husband, Jim, have a daughter, Cassidy ('21) and son, Owen ('26) here at Millwood School.  Mrs. Collins is currently serving as President of the Board of Trustees.
Jim Trebour came to the board in 2018.  Jim is an Account Representative with Creative Office Environments where he helps businesses and schools with furniture, audio visual, flooring, and IT solutions.   Before that he was an Education Account Representative with Apple working with schools in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.  Since 2008 Jim has worked with schools to enhance the teaching and learning experience and has developed a passion for education.  Jim is a Virginia Tech graduate with a B.S. degree in Marketing Management. He and his wife, Kelly, have a daughter, Sydney, who attended Millwood from 1st through 8 grade, ('12).
Tucker Dowdy joined the board in 2019.  He is currently a First Vice President at the commercial real estate brokerage firm, Commonwealth Commercial where he works closely with businesses and medical practices to evaluate their needs and implement a successful real estate strategy. Prior to that, Tucker worked in land development and sales with Boddie-Noell Enterprises in New Kent County.
Tucker graduated from Longwood University in 2012 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with concentrations in real estate and finance.
A “Niner”, Tucker is also a Millwood alum having completed Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  Tucker, his wife Annabelle and son Daniel reside in Midlothian.
Chris Fauerbach joined the Millwood Board of Trustees in 2019.  He is a graduate of James Madison University (BS), Virginia Tech (MS) and is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.  For a career, Chris is a Software Engineer by trade, currently working at Capital One as a Sr. Distinguished Engineer.
Chris and his wife, Leigh Ann Fauerbach have been Chesterfield County residents since 2007 and have been Millwood School parents since 2014.  Hayes (2022) and Bryce (2024) are currently enrolled at Millwood School. 
Scott and his wife Gina, have 3 children, Lakota “Cody” (’13), Vincent (’15) and Logan (’17).
Amy Cook, joined the Millwood School Board in 2011.  She holds a B.S. degree from James Madison University and is a District Sales Manager for AstraZeneca.  Her past work experience includes Sales Representative, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Area Manager, Wal-Mart, and Captain in the U.S. Army.  She is an Elder at Swift Creek Presbyterian Church.
Amy and her husband, Robert, have two children, Noah ('15) and Norah ('22).  Mrs. Cook is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees.
Michele L. Ferris, new to the Millwood Board in 2011, is a graduate of Regent University School of Law and Old Dominion University.  She and her husband, Rick, moved to Chesterfield County in 1993 where they established the Law Firm of Ferris & Ferris.  The Ferris family proudly supports Millwood School, having two children currently enrolled, Caleb ('25) and Sarah ('21).  Katie and Josh who were enrolled as kindergartners are pioneers of the upper school.  Josh was in the first graduating class of 2013 and Katie graduated the following year in 2014.
Benjamin Malave is a proud and active parent of two, his daughter Belia, 15 and son Santiago 13. He has been an engaged participant in the school communities of his kids since their elementary school. He was on the board of the Annual Fund at Viewpoint School in California, helping them exceed their financial goals every year he was involved.
After moving to Virginia in 2017, he continued his expertise in fund raising at Riverside School, helping them exceed their goals by over twice what was projected, each year he was involved. He also served on the board at Riverside School in 2018, helping to set a course for more diversity in enrollment, outreach and of course, fundraising.
Prior to that, Benjamin had an extremely successful 20 year career in the music industry working in A&R for labels such as Capital Records. Upon leaving the music industry, he worked as a kayak and mountain guide until he made the choice to be a full-time stay at home parent.
Kamran Raika joined the Millwood board in 2020. Kamran is the Managing Principal and Managing Partner of River Hills Wealth Management, which is located in historic Scott’s Addition. He graduated with bachelor degrees in both finance and international business from Temple University. Kamran’s career in investment consulting began in 1993, and he holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.
He and his wife, Dr. Ana Raika, a practicing dentist in Midlothian, are parents to Navid (‘22), Ricardo (‘23), and Alejandro (‘26).
Jonathan H. Yang is Vice President of Advertising at Salem Web Network and  He has worked closely with agencies and studios the past 18 years introducing movies to faith-based audiences online.  He oversees the advertising team at Salem Web network ( aka Church Going America online with more than 18 MILLION unique loyal email subscribers while also managing advertising inventory for the largest standalone Christian web site on the internet –  Johathan is the father of Tien ('23), Maylee ('25) and Quinn ('29).  Mr. Yang is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees.

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