Headmaster and Trustees

 
Frederic B. Powers III ’83, P’14
President
Greenwich, Connecticut 

Charles Cahn III P’18, ’22
Headmaster
Suffield, Connecticut

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  • + About Headmaster Cahn

    Charlie Cahn has been Suffield Academy’s headmaster since 2004. A widely admired, engaging, talented leader, Charlie has been instrumental in securing Suffield's strong position in the independent school world. During his tenure the school has seen record levels of applicants and unprecedented fundraising success. The recently completed campus master plan was funded entirely by gifts to Suffield. What most strikes people about Charlie, however, is his genuine and deep enthusiasm for Suffield and its students, faculty, and staff. Prior to being appointed headmaster Charlie served in several capacities at Suffield including English teacher, varsity lacrosse coach, dorm parent, director of admissions, dean of faculty, and associate headmaster.

    A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Charlie is a graduate of Gilman School. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and his graduate studies at Wesleyan University. He is or has previously been a member of the Board of Trustees of Eaglebrook School, Renbrook School, Rumsey Hall School, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Hartford Youth Scholars, and the WALKS Foundation. He also serves on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Independent Schools. Charlie’s wife, Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, is the school’s creative director and photographer, and she coaches Suffield’s Alpine ski team. They live on the Suffield Academy campus and have two children, Peyton ’18 and Harrison ’22.

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Susan W. Autuori P’06, ’08, ’10, ’13
West Hartford, Connecticut


Nancy A. Brooks ’87
Boston, Massachusetts


Cindy Burke P’13, ’15, ’17, ’19
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts


Jared Carillo ’00
Glastonbury, Connecticut


Andrew C. Chase
Deerfield, Massachusetts


Kate Cleary ’88
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Judge George B. Daniels ’71
New York, New York


Ann Durhager P’17, ’18  
Paget, Bermuda


Matthew Fine ’95 
Riverside, Connecticut


Michael Gingold, P’16, ’18, ’21
West Hartford, Connecticut


Valisha Graves ’81
Brooklyn, New York


Walter Harrison
Hartford, Connecticut

Russell C. Hearn ’01
Dallas, Texas


Kathy Hoffman P’13
Avon, Connecticut


Christopher M. Houlihan P’05
New York, New York


Christopher T. Jensen P’07, ’09, ’11
Riverside, Connecticut


Andrew Kotchen ’90, P’22
Irvington, New York


Ken Landis P’16
New York, New York


Jeffrey K. McElnea ’67, P’12
New York, New York


James Michel P’12, ’17
Bloomfield, Connecticut


Tracy Orr O’Keefe ’85
Westfield, New Jersey

Jackson W. Robinson ’60
Trustee Emeritus
Boston, Massachusetts

Ali R. Salehi P’12
Westfield, Massachusetts


Monica Shay P’18, ’20
Southborough, Massachusetts


Hope G. Smith P’12
Locust Valley, New York
 
Daniel R. Tisch ’69, P’02
Trustee Emeritus
New York, New York


Michael Tisch ’02
New York, New York


Mary-Jo Toczydlowski P’17, ’17
North Granby, Connecticut

John M. Tremaine ’66, P’94, ’03
Trustee Emeritus
New Canaan, Connecticut


Suzy Vogler P’11
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Jeffrey White ’65
Westport, Connecticut
Suffield Academy   185 North Main Street   Suffield, Connecticut 06078   Phone 860.386.4400  |  Fax 860.386.4411