Vanessa Camperlengo, M.D.

Vanessa is a practicing physician in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a specialty in child psychiatry. Camperlengo has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings to help them achieve their educational and social potential. She has established three successful group homes in Central Virginia and maintains a private practice with individual children and their families, utilizing her skills, experience and philosophy to develop the potential of every child. Camperlengo holds a B.S. from Union College in Schenectady, NY, an M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and was Chief Resident in psychiatry at the University of Virginia. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also of the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Sharon Beasley

Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant with a graduate degree in accounting from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and an undergraduate degree in business administration. She has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting operations and financial management, serving most recently as Director of Finance at the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation (HSF), a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia. At HSF Beasley was responsible for internal and external audits, budgeting, tax filing and other financial matters. She has successfully completed the very selective executive leadership development program at the University of Virginia.

Julia Blodgett, Ph.D.

Julia is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia, specializing in psycho-educational assessment/diagnostic evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. She also is an Assistant Professor in Clinical and School Psychology in the Curry School at the University of Virginia, teaching courses for graduate students and school psychologists for continued professional training. Blodgett has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with special needs. Blodgett holds a B.A. in psychology from Yale University, a M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Virginia.

André P. Derdeyn, M.D.

André has 40 years experience in psychiatric practice and in the academic and clinical training of psychiatry residents. Positions include Professor and Director of Child and Family Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Medical Center, and WOHDAN Professor and Chairman of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry the University of Arkansas Medical School and at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Education includes Cornell University (B.A.), University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (M.D.), and Duke University School of Medicine for residency training. Board certifications include General, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry. Derdeyn is currently employed as a consulting psychiatrist by Value Options Behavioral Health Care.

Sally Du Bose

Sally is a highly regarded and active leader in the Charlottesville community. A Real Estate Broker and founder of Virginia Real Estate Partners, specializing in Land, Farms, Estates, and Residential Properties, she is also an alumna of the University of Virginia (B.S.) and the University of Denver (M.S.). Sally has held her Real Estate license in the area since 1987 and was Salesperson of the Year/Top Producer from 2003-2008. In addition to serving on Park School’s Board of Directors, Sally serves on the Boards of the Ednam Forest Owners’ Association, Saint Anne’s Belfield Alumni Association, UVa Children’s Medical Center, UVA Curry School of Education, UVA Women’s Center Advisory Board, and she is a Life Member of the UVa Alumni Association. Sally and her husband Charles created The Du Bose Fund at the University of Virginia Children’s Medical Center, which provides financial assistance and hope to any hospitalized children, their families the nurses, doctors and additional staff. Her passions are many, but her favorites include sports–especially golf, tennis, riding and fitness; children and all families with special needs/disabilities; and Division III/High School Women’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse (serving as an official in both sports). A Charlottesville native, Sally lives here with her husband, her two daughters and son.

Earl Grossman

Earl has nearly 20 years experience organizing educational group travel programs and previously spent 10 years as an investment banker and management consultant. He is currently Senior Vice President of WorldStrides, the nation’s leading student travel company. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Nancy Haisenleder

Nancy is an information systems analyst for the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation, currently serving as the Manager of Specialty Systems and HIPAA Security Officer. She has been an active volunteer with various schools and organizations, including an appointment to the Board of Wesley Community Childcare Center. She is a member of several organizations focused on support and education of families with foster and adopted children. Haisenleder holds a B.S. in biology from Eastern Michigan University and has undertaken post-graduate study in aquatic biology.

Proal Heartwell

Proal is Co-founder, Co-Director and English teacher since 1995 at the Village School, a middle school for girls in Charlottesville, Virginia. He previously taught English for 10 years in public high schools in Virginia. Heartwell holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in English with a Concentration in Fiction Writing from George Mason University. He has coached, sponsored publications and other activities, and has served as Lead Teacher for the Community of Caring at Charlottesville High School. Heartwell has been awarded fellowships and grants, including awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education and the Center for Liberal Studies.

Claire N. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Claire Kaplan, PhD, parent representative on the Board, is Director of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services at the University of Virginia Women’s Center. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the campus sexual assault advisory committee of Futures Without Violence; Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and the Virginia Campus Coalition Against Sexual Violence. She received her BS (Animal Behavior/Environmental Design) from UC Davis, her Masters degree in Professional Writing (screenplay and non-fiction) from the University of Southern California, and her doctorate from the UVA Curry School of Education.  Among her publications are: “Domestic Violence–Intimate Partner Violence,” (Emergency Medicine Specialty Reports, 2006); “Shattered Pride: Resistance and Intervention Strategies in Cases of Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Hate Crimes Against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students”, in Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation on Campus (University Press of America: 2000); and “Violence Against Women: Responses by Women’s Centers to Sexual Violence” in The Handbook for University and College Women’s Centers, (Greenwood Publishing).