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Lower Campus
Pre-K – 3rd Grade
Upper Campus
4th Grade – 9th Grade

Board of Trustees

Governance 2019 - 20

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Board of Trustees is composed of prominent community members, involved business leaders and supportive parents who are dedicated to maintaining and advancing Florida’s oldest independent school.


  • Grant Mashek ’95 — President
  • Ben Alexander — Vice President
  • Christopher Vecellio — Treasurer
  • Stephanie Carden ’79 — Secretary


  • Gita Costa
  • Caroline Forrest ’92
  • Juliana Gendelman
  • David Gochman
  • Andrea Kosoy
  • Kevin Lamb
  • Matt Lorentzen
  • Timothy Mullen
  • Christopher Orthwein ’85
  • Caroline Rafferty
  • Todd Savage
  • Chuck Schumacher
  • Maura Ziska

Life Trustee:

  • Will Matthews ’67

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Fanning M. Hearon III, Head of School
  • Lyanne Azqueta ’84, Parent School Council President

Head of School

Fanning M. Hearon III began his tenure as Palm Beach Day Academy’s Head of School in July, 2019.

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Our Mission & Vision

At all levels, our students will be challenged to excel, empowered to act and prepared to lead.

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Board of Trustees

PBDA's Board of Trustees is dedicated to maintaining and advancing the PBDA mission.