In November 2020, Winsor formed the Equity Task Force to review and propose strategic initiatives that support the goals of Winsor's Strategic Vision
. As we emerge from the pandemic, the structure of the committee has changed.
The Committee’s Charge
The Equity Committee of the Board is responsible for ensuring that the school is building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and connected learning community. The Committee is charged with benchmarking the school’s DEI efforts and partnering with the Head of School to fully realize the DEI goals of the Strategic Plan. The Committee reports to the Board about the nature, direction, and needs of the school’s DEI work and helps the Board and its committees view their own work through an equity lens.
2021-2022 Equity Committee
Claire Pasternack Goldsmith ‘01, Trustee, Committee Co-Chair
Mallika Marshall, P’27, Trustee, Committee Co-Chair
Chris Andrews, P’26, Trustee
Julian Braxton, Director Community and Inclusion
Larry Cheng, P’23, ’25, ’28, Vice President of the Board of Trustees
Polly Crozier ’92, Trustee
Linda Dorcena Forry, P’28, Trustee
Lisa Jackson, P’23, Trustee
Allison Kaneb Pellegrino, ’89, P’21,’22, President of the Board of Trustees
Sarah Pelmas, Head of School
Sidra Smith ‘88
The first committee meeting was held in person, Monday, February 7, on the Winsor campus, with work facilitated by Marta Esquilin, diversity consultant, Associate Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, and on the faculty in American Studies and History at Rutgers University.