Leadership Team

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Christie Moncharmont

    Christie Moncharmont 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Nicholas Pukstas

    Nicholas Pukstas 

    Upper School Director
  • Photo of Jacquie Escher

    Jacquie Escher 

    K-8 Director
  • Photo of Maria Servello

    Maria Servello 

    Chief of Staff
  • Photo of James Nagle

    James Nagle 

  • Photo of Archie Douglas

    Archie Douglas 

    Assistant Head of School
  • Photo of David Lazo

    David Lazo 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Mitch Mitchell

    Mitch Mitchell 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Maureen Baylis

    Maureen Baylis 

    Assistant Director of Upper School, 11th Grade Co-Dean
  • Photo of Kate Parker

    Kate Parker 

    Assistant Director of Middle School
  • Photo of Lindsey Sykes

    Lindsey Sykes 

    Assistant Director of Lower School

Similar to other well-regarded independent schools, Bentley is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) governed by a self-selecting Board of Trustees whose duties include the long-term care and fiduciary health of the institution. As such, the Board of Trustees, working closely with the Head of School (the Board's only employee), sets policy and monitors the results of the implementation of those policies as carried out by the Head of School.

2023-2024 Board Members

Reagan Brooks-Jimenez
Milt Capsimalis
Marc Chhina - Secretary
Mohamed Fahmi
Rebecca Harlow
Cynthia Hays
Mike Hughes - Board President
Dave Hummel
David Kaplan - Vice President
Rich Maiers
Jodi Noack
Edward Smith

K - 8 Campus

1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512

9 - 12 Campus

1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101