Campaign Leadership

    • Campaign Co-Chair

      Linda Gill Anderson ’77

    • Campaign Co-Chair

      Wendy S. Graham ’85

    • Honorary Co-Chair

      Susie Hunter ’68

    • Honorary Co-Chair

      Vicky Thompson Winterer ’61

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  • About Linda Gill Anderson ’77

    Linda Gill Anderson ’77 brings a wealth of knowledge to the Infinite Horizon campaign. A new addition to the Emma Willard School Board of Trustees in 2021, she has hit the ground running co-chairing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and serving on the Governance Committee. Linda has been instrumental in imagining the Alumnae of Color Network at Emma Willard School and has been a tireless advocate for leveraging diverse perspectives in order to move the school forward.

    With a 20+ year career in media, Linda has a legacy of award-winning work with Conde Nast, Lotus, BET Networks, and Harlequin that spanned from magazines and books to television and film. She was deemed an “intrapreneur” by Black Enterprise Magazine for launching powerful brands and managing the operations inside some of the most iconic media companies of our time. USA Today applauded her brand marketing vision for a campaign in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
     
    After retiring from her career as a media executive, Linda turned her eye toward not-for-profit work, serving on numerous boards and participating in professional associations. Linda is now the director of membership for the American Public Transportation Association and serves on the Board and Governance Committee of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the only national non-profit focused solely on the health of black women and girls. A strong supporter of young women’s leadership programs, Linda has made an impact through philanthropy and civic engagement. She is co-founder of Candid Conversations, a local community group of professional women with a mission to encourage growth of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our families, organizations, and workplaces.

    Linda is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a graduate of Dartmouth College. She has also completed executive training at Stanford University and Babson College. 

    Raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, Linda resides in Silver Spring with her family.
  • About Wendy S. Graham ’85

    Wendy Graham ’85 brings an eye for leadership development to her role as campaign co-chair. Wendy served on the Emma Willard School Board of Trustees from 2014 to 2017 and was Trustee Ex Officio from 2011 to 2014. She served as Vice President from 2015 to 2016. She rejoined the Board of Trustees in 2020. As a member of the Development, Finance, and Audit Committees of the Board, she has intrinsic knowledge of the fundraising and financial aspirations of the school. Her expertise in the field of human resources and organizational leadership gives her unique perspective on motivating her peers and striving for inclusivity. As Chair of The Emma Fund during Emma Willard School’s Bicentennial year, Wendy was instrumental in the achievement of the largest fund total on record at that time. 

    Wendy is vice president of human resources for the Americas division of Wiley publishing company in Hoboken, NJ. Prior to assuming this role in 2018, she served as the director of organization and leadership development at Wiley. Before joining Wiley, she held a variety of leadership positions in human resources at Honeywell International, working in several locations across the United States and in the Czech Republic and Belgium.

    Wendy was a 2020 recipient of the Service to Emma Willard Award, which honors alumnae who have demonstrated extraordinary interest in the school through dedicated volunteer service that has inspired others. In her citation, it was noted that her fellow trustees describe her as calm and caring, the "steady hand" everyone wants to work with on projects. 

    Wendy graduated from Bates College and received her M.B.A. from Cornell University. She currently lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • About Susie Hunter ’68

    Susan “Susie” Hunter ’68 and her family have a long legacy at Emma Willard School, with graduates in the family dating back to her aunt and mother in the 1930s. Susie has never wavered from her involvement at Emma Willard, including serving as a Bulletin Reporter and a member of the Alumnae Executive Committee and Alumnae Admissions Network. She was a major gifts team member and regional chair in 1994, Reunion Challenger in 1994 and 1997, and a member of the Campaign for Emma Willard Final Phase Advisory Committee in 1997. Susie has been a Trustee of the school since 2015, and served as Board Chair from 2017 to 2020. 

    Susie received her BA from Smith College and her MSW from Rutgers University. She is a former chair of the board at Dedham Country Day School, a former board member of St. George’s School, and a former overseer at New England Aquarium in Boston. She is an Honorary Board Member of the Manchester Community Library in Manchester, Vermont, on the Board of Overseers at WGBH in Boston, and on the Board of The Learning Alliance, a literacy program in Vero Beach, FL.

    Susie is the happy mother of three daughters and six grandchildren. She and her husband Douglas Watson, live in Vero Beach, Florida.
  • About Victoria “Vicky” Thompson Winterer ’61

    Vicky Winterer has been fully engaged with her alma mater since the day she graduated. She served as her class’s 10th reunion chair, played key roles in regional alumnae events, served as  president of the Alumnae Executive Council (1972-1976), and was instrumental in developing the Class of 1961 scholarship fund. Vicky was on the Emma Willard School Board of Trustees from 1986 to 2000, serving as secretary (1992-1994) and vice president (1994-2000). Vicky was the campaign chairwoman for The Campaign for Emma Willard in the 1990s and on the planning committee for the IDEA campaign that started in 2004. Vicky was honored with the Distinguished Alumnae Award for Service to Emma Willard School in 1996.
     
    Vicky majored in Modern European History at Vassar College. She and her late husband Bill raised four sons, and were innkeepers of the renowned Griswold Inn, a two-hundred-year-old landmark, in Essex, Connecticut, the site of many Emma Willard events. In addition to her work in the hospitality industry, Vicky has pursued philanthropic and volunteer efforts in each community where she lived, becoming a founding member of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex and most recently serving as president of the Boca Grande Woman's Club. 
     
    Vicky splits her time between Essex, Connecticut and Boca Grande, Florida.

Linda Gill Anderson ’77

Every so often, there is a call that leads to a dream you didn’t even know you had. Serving as co-chair alongside Wendy Graham is that for me. Living a life of purpose is core to my wellness. Thus, passing along the opportunities I’ve been given because of my Emma education instills in me a drive to find other young students who are ready for the same academic and life challenge Emma offers. It’s important to ensure the school has the resources required to meet the needs of today’s complex educational challenges, now and in the years to come. So, for me, it’s a privilege to share why it’s important to give—in all ways: financially, and with time and talent. All are critical. Engagement and outreach to those that know Emma Willard School and those that simply believe girls’ education is critical to our nation’s future. It’s a privilege to serve. Plain and simple.

Wendy S. Graham ’85

When I first learned of the campaign, I knew we were beginning an unprecedented journey that would shape girls' education for generations—and what an exciting five-year journey to be part of! Then, when I was asked to co-chair the campaign with Linda Gill Anderson, I felt humbled and honored to be entrusted with the leadership of a campaign and have another opportunity to partner with so many incredible alums and shape the future for Emma Willard School’s students. The call about the campaign brought me back to the 2011 call inviting me to be the co-chair of the Emma Fund and be a Trustee Ex Officio member of the Board. How quickly I said yes to investing time and giving back to a school who gave me so much! I hope we keep hearing yes as we go through the campaign.

Steering Committee

    • JoAnne Als, MD ’78

    • Kalisse Anderson, JD ’97

    • Kathie Berry ’53 P’76 ’81

    • Julie Massry Knox ’98

    • Lisa LeFort ’72

    • Sally Klingenstein Martell ’85

    • Diane Wynne Mercer ’61

    • Betts Howes Murray ’73

    • Megan Toohey Scremin ’00

    • Rev. Cyndi Skripak ’78

Employee Representatives

    • Head of Advancement

      Ann Dejnozka

    • Assistant Director of Student Wellbeing

      Evangeline Delgado

    • Interim Writing Center Coordinator

      Meg McClellan

    • Chief Communications Officer

      Luke Meyers

    • Head of School

      Jenny Rao

Contact Us

Questions about Infinite Horizon: The Campaign for Emma Willard School? Contact:

Ann Dejnozka
Head of Advancement
518-833-1779
adejnozka@emmawillard.org
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