Rick A. Johnson is the Executive Director of Summit Preparatory School. For the past sixteen years, Mr. Johnson has directed psychiatric, substance abuse and youth treatment facilities, including work as Head of School for Montana Academy in Marion, Montana; Director of the Behavior Health Service Division for Rehoboth McKinley Health Care Services in Gallup, New Mexico; Administrative Manager for Pathways Treatment Center in Kalispell, Montana; Director of Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services for St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana; and Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Services for Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Illinois. His clinical experience includes work as an individual and family psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient community mental health center settings, and as a youth crisis counselor. Rick received his M.S.W. from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1985, and his B.A. from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois in 1981.
Alexander N. Habib is the Chairman of Summit's Board of Directors. He works as a consultant in labor relations, specializing in the airline industry, and has held various positions with a number of airlines, including recent work as a Business Agent and a Vice President for the Northwest Airlines local of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Mr. Habib is active with several non-profit organizations, including Sing for the Children, The Beacon Foundation, and Auburn Theological Seminary, and has clinical therapy experience in youth crisis counseling and group residences. Alex received his B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois in 1981.
Mark D. Hostetter is the chief executive officer of Vinik Asset Management, a Boston-based money management firm. Earlier in his career, Mark was general counsel for equity markets at Merrill Lynch, a securities lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London, and has worked in Washington DC as a tax analyst for the Congressional Budget Office and as a personal and press aide for U.S. Senator Jacob Javits. Mr. Hostetter is a third-generation Presbyterian minister, currently serving as Pastor for Stewardship and Mission to the Corporate World at The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, an innovative practical ministry centering on issues of faith and work, wealth and stewardship. Hostetter serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including New York Theological Seminary, Ghost Ranch Conference Center, The Living Pulpit Magazine, Auburn Theological Seminiary, and the Presbyterian Conference Association; and he is an instructor in Water Safety, Lifeguard Training, and First Aid programs with the American Red Cross. Mark received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1984, and his M.Div. from New York Theological Seminary in 1998. In 1980, he received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
Todd A. Fiske is the Superintendent of the West Valley School District in Kalispell, Montana. His hands-on experience in education has included an emphasis in educational leadership, health, vocational arts and physical education. Earlier in his career, Todd worked in resort management and as a scuba safety diver. Todd received his M.Ed. from the University of Montana, Missoula in 2000, and his B.S. in Education from Montana State University, Havre in 1993.
Katharine R. Henderson is President of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Auburn sponsors programs on complex issues in religious traditions and contemporary life, gathers critical intelligence about religion and education in our society, and encourages thoughtful conversation across the often divisive boundaries of faith, race, class and gender. Dr. Henderson is an ordained Presbyterian minister, and has worked at Auburn as Executive Vice President and prior to that as Director of Development. Before Auburn, Katharine worked as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Admissions at Union Seminary, New York City; and as Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in New York. She has been a frequent keynote speaker on the role of leadership, particularly among women; progressive religious leadership in the public arena and religion in the media; communication across lines of faith, race and class; and the role of philanthropy in shaping the third sector of society. She is the author of God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World (Continuum Books, 2006). Katharine received her Ed.D. in higher education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2000, and her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 1982. In 1978, she received her B.A. from The College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio.
James L. Pfenninger is a staff psychotherapist at Miracle Mile Community Practice, a community-based non-profit clinic in Los Angeles, California, where he has taken on a leadership role in the clinic and is involved with fundraising and community outreach. Jim also operates a private residential management business which he started 12 years ago. He previously worked in event planning and coordination and has experience in all aspects of special even management. Jim received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from Antioch University in Marina del Ray, California, and his B.A. in Business Management from Antioch University, having completed course work at Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois.
Janice B. Johnson, staff liaison to the Board of Directors, is the Associate Executive Director and the Director of Admissions of Summit Preparatory School. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Johnson specializes in the clinical assessment of children, adolescents and their families. Earlier in her career, she has worked in admissions for Montana Academy in Marion, Montana; as a Clinical Social Worker for St. Mary’s Services in Chicago; and as an Individual and Family Psychotherapist for the Youth Service Bureau in McHenry, Illinois. Jan received her M.S.W. in 1983 and her B.A. in 1976, both from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Daniel R. Ross is a veteran entrepreneur and business executive in healthcare-related areas. He is currently CEO of AlignSource, a healthcare recruitment company based in New York. He had previously co-founded and operated Allegiance Health Inc., a provider of medical review services. In 2004 he sold Allegiance Health to a public company, where he briefly served as EVP. Before Allegiance Health, Mr. Ross spent 13 years in the investment banking industry, living seven years in Asia and Europe. Prior to his investment banking career, he practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Mr. Ross graduated from The University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review, and Harvard University. He is a former member of the Prince’s Youth Business Trust, North London Board, and the Fairfax County ( Virginia) School Board. He has been married to attorney Tamara Mitchel, his college sweetheart, since 1983. They live in New York, and have two sons, one of whom graduated from Summit Prep.
Dr. Jeffery Borenstein is a board certified psychiatrist and graduate of Harvard University and NYU School of Medicine. For the past 12 years he has served as CEO and Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, a 125 bed private psychiatric hospital in Queens, New York. Holiiswood is a leader in providing state of the art mental health care to children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, the dually diagnosed patient and returning veterans. He serves on the Mental Health Services Council of New York State and on the Commissioner’s Medical Advisory Panel of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the organizations’ Chairman of the Section on Psychiatry. In addition, he is also the President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Dr. Borenstein strongly believes in community education surrounding mental health and addiction, and uses his hosting position on the public television series “Healthy Minds” to draw attention to these issues. He has received many prestigious awards from community organizations, including the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare “Outstanding Service Award” and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health “Man of the Year” award.
Susan Hill is Director in charge of strategic planning at a California-based health insurance company, Health Net (one subsidiary MHN, is a national provider of managed behavior health care and employee assistance programs), prior to which she was a VP in Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch and VP of Corporate Development at Bank of America. Susan's skills, contacts in the Bay area, background in strategic planning and financial analysis, and her passion for Summit's work all make her an important addition to the board. Susan is the newest member of the Summit Preparatory School board joining in May, 2009.