Board of Governors
The St. Columba's Nursery School Board of Governors is empowered by the Vestry of St. Columba's Church to oversee the business of the Nursery School and to safeguard the School's mission. The Board is composed of up to fifteen voting and four ex officio members including the Rector and Wardens and the School's Director.
Meet our 2020-2021 Board
Kay Tatum, Chair, joined the Board of Governors in 2018. She has been a parishioner of Saint Columba’s Church for more than 20 years, and her two adult sons are Nursery School alumni. Kay is a transactional lawyer at a DC law firm and received a B.A. from Tulane University, a Ph.D. from Rice University and a J.D. from University of Houston.
Reid Figel, Vice Chair
Sam Le Blanc, Treasurer, joined the Board in 2019. He works as the Director of Condominium Finance at EJF Real Estate. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in English and minor in Philosophy. St. Columba’s has been his spiritual home for more than 20 years. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, four children, and two dogs.
Katy Harvey, Secretary, has served on the Board of Governors since 2016. She is the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at National Presbyterian School and has enjoyed receiving many graduates of SCNS over her 15 years at NPS. She received her B.A. from Duke University. She and her husband have three children.
Alice Goodman joined the Board of Governors in 2019. She retired from the FDIC in 2012 after almost 35 years of working on federal banking policy and is now an active volunteer at Jubilee Jobs and the refugee ministry at St. Columba’s Church. She volunteered at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for over ten years, helping inmates acquire life skills, resumes and interview skills in order to re-enter the workforce. In addition, she served several terms (since 1979) on the board of a women’s health clinic. Alice and her husband, John, live in DC and are long standing members of St. Columba’s Church.
Charlotte Hudson is the director of the Lenfest Ocean Program, a grant-making program that identifies, supports and communicates marine science concerning threats facing the world’s oceans. Hudson is the co-author of many papers on the role of science, philanthropy and policy in decision-making. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson College and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She has two children that attended the nursery school. They are 13 and 10 now, but were Penguins, Frogs, and Lions. She is a parishioner at St. Columba's Church.
Shane Kramer joined the Board of Governors in 2015. He and his wife, Maureen, have been St. Columba's parishioners since 2004 and all three of their children are Nursery School alumni. Shane is an employee benefits attorney in Washington, D.C. and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from Washington and Lee University, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University.
Brooks Hundley is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Washington who is in his sixteenth year serving as school chaplain at St. Albans School for Boys. Brooks received his BA in psychology from Skidmore College, his MDIV from Union Theological Seminary and his post-graduate diploma in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. Rev. Hundley is also an assisting cleric at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. He is married to Courtney Hutchinson Hundley, a middle school English and Mindfulness teacher and active participant in St. Columba’s parish ministries. Brooks and Courtney are the parents of a college freshman, James, and an eleventh grade girl, Caroline who both attended St. Columba’s Nursery School.
Josh Wilson is a member of the vestry at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, and serves as Vestry Liaison to the Nursery School’s Board of Governors. He holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and works as an environmental lawyer for the United States Department of Justice. Josh and his wife Becky are longtime St. Columba’s parishioners and their son and daughter attended the Nursery School from 2012-2016.
Ex officio: Rev. Ledlie I Laughlin, Rector; the Senior and Junior Wardens of the Vestry, and Head of School, Kate Murphy.