Administration & Board of Trustees

Bill Kuhn
Interim Head of School

Bill has been a valued member of the Birch Wathen Lenox faculty and administration for the past 9 years, serving as an Upper School classroom teacher and Associate Dean of Students. Prior to joining BWL, Bill worked in investment banking and capital markets and attended Columbia Business School. He received a Masters in Education at Hunter College, specializing in both adolescent education and special education. With his unique blend of education experience and business acumen, Bill will serve the BWL community well as a leader during this exciting era of new opportunities for the School.



Janine Karbon 
Associate Head of School and Director of Development

Janine brings more than 30 years of experience in teaching and school administration to the BWL community. She began her career as a BWL Lower School teacher and has been an administrator for the past 20 years. Janine earned a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters in Education from Bank Street College. With her background in education and years of experience in administration, Janine expertly leads the school in its daily operations, event coordination and development. 

Geoffrey Fisher
Interim Assistant Head of School 
In addition to his many years of classroom experience in the Lower School and Upper School Divisions, Geoff has served as the Dean for Student Life for the last 5 years. He has worked to promote pride and empowerment among our student body and school community. With a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, Geoff brings an understanding of how to bring our community together to fulfill our mission of both challenging and nurturing every student.
Frank Carnabuci Jr. III


Frank J. Carnabuci III
Head of School, Emeritus
Mr. Carnabuci has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to cultivating a culture of academic excellence and individual support in The Birch Wathen Lenox School. He has implemented innumerable innovative programs and policies during that time as BWL has navigated a number of challenges, from economic downturns to global pandemics. His devotion to this School and its students, parents, and faculty has allowed BWL to thrive and become the outstanding academic institution it is today. 
Julianne Kaplan 
Director of
Constance Schaefer
Assistant Director of Admissions
Co-Director of Alumni Relations
Momoho Takao 
Director of College Counseling
Upper School Assistant Director
Kevie Michael 
Lower School
Sharon Firester 
Lower School
Lori Kennedy 
Middle School Director 
Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity
Guillermo Salgado 
Middle School
Assistant Director 
Ben DiNardo 
Upper School
Curtis March 
Upper School
Tara Kalinisan 
Associate Director of College Counseling 
Todd DiVittorio  
Athletics Director
Timothy Jenkins
Assistant Athletics Director
Co-Director of
Alumni Relations
Emily Freilicher 
Director of
Performing Arts 
Jessica Lichtenstein
Director of Communications
Danielle Lambert
Director of Marketing and Social Media
Richard Pan 
Director of Technology 
Arunie Dias 
Director of Finance 
Luis Fernandez  
Head of Maintenance
Kumar Salim
Head of Security

Board of Trustees