a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12

Advisory Council

The IDEAL Advisory Council is made up of volunteers who meet biannually with administration members to share their experience and expertise in order to increase awareness of our program, expand our fundraising efforts, and build on our advances in enrollment.

David Byrnes Director of Communications, Educational Alliance 

Meghan Corridan OT Director, Juniors and Weekend Program, The Meeting House

Daniel R. Halem Chief Legal Officer, Major League Baseball

Annette Hayde IDEAL's first CFO and Board of Trustees member from 2015-2019

Liz Hazelwood Longtime IDEAL staff member and former Lower School Head

Elisabeth Krents, Ph.D. Director of Admissions, The Dalton School

Roseanne Legrand Speech Pathologist; Adjunct Professor Clinical Supervision, Pace University

Kenneth B. Mehlman Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

Alec Miller, Psy.D. Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan, LLP; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michael Rietbrock Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research at MoffettNathanson

David Salsberg, Psy.D. Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist; Director of Pediatric Assessment, Pediatric Assessment, Learning, and Support