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Committee Members

SPSG Head of School Search Committee

Kelly Nocher Riepe, SPSG ’01, Plus P

Co-Chair, SPSG Head of School Search Committee

Kelly Riepe is the COO of The OC Bagel Company, following more than five years at UBS Financial Services. Ms. Riepe is a 2001 graduate of SPSG and recently served as President of the SPSG Alumnae Association. She began her service as an SPSG trustee in 2017. She currently serves on the Schools’ Governance and Trusteeship Committee. Mrs. Riepe and her husband Alec have two daughters attending St. Paul’s Plus.


Co-Chair, SPSG Head of School Search Committee
Co-Secretary, Board of Trustees

Carl Pohlhaus is a managing director at CGA Capital. Mr. Pohlhaus currently serves on the Executive Committee as Co-Secretary of The St. Paul’s Schools’ Board. In addition to being a 1983 graduate of SPS, he has numerous family connections to SPS including his two sons who graduated from SPS, and a daughter currently at SPSG.

Joanne Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer, Board of Trustees

Joanne Bartlett is a former college counselor, coach, and teacher at SPSG. Ms. Bartlett has been the president of the Board of Trustees of SPSG for the past two years and a Trustee since 2013. As CEO, Ms. Bartlett is an ex-officio member of each standing committee. Prior to serving as SPSG’s Board president, Ms. Bartlett was chair of the SPSG Trusteeship and Governance Committee. 

Elizabeth Robinson, SPS P’16 ’20

President, Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Robinson is the senior vice president of Retail Sales and Product Marketing at Tessco Technologies, Inc. Ms. Robinson has been the president of the Board of Trustees of SPS for the past two years and a Trustee since 2012. As president, Ms. Robinson is an ex-officio member of each standing committee. Ms. Robinson has served on the vestry of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore.

Crystal S. Edwards, SPSG ’93

Former SPSG Trustee

Crystal Edwards is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She served as a SPSG trustee from 2008-2017, and was a member of the Executive, Strategic Planning, and Development Committees and also served as Chair of the Trusteeship & Governance Committee. Ms. Edwards also served on the Head of School Search Committee which brought Penny Evins to SPSG. During her time as an SPSG student, Ms. Edwards was President of the SGA and recipient of the John M. Curley, Jr. Leadership Award among other honors. She and her husband Steven Ragsdale are proud parents of a son who attended St. Paul’s Plus.



Kathleen Gavin is a Federal Prosecutor and Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. She spent five years in private practice before joining the US Attorney’s Office in 1991. An alumna of SPSG, she served for eight years on the SPSG board and was the SPSG Board President for three years. She served on the SPS Board for the past five years. Ms. Gavin currently serves as a member of the Schools’ Property and Strategic Planning & Operations Committees. She also serves of the Advisory Board for Harlem Lacrosse Baltimore. Ms. Gavin and her husband James Dunbar have four children, including a 2015 SPS graduate.

Keith murray, SPSG P’25


Keith Murray is a Senior Vice President of Investments at Chapin Davis and currently serves on The St. Paul’s Schools’ Philanthropy and Strategic Planning & Operations committees. Mr. Murray and his wife Vicky have a daughter in the 6th grade at SPSG, and are active volunteers at the School as well as Old St. Paul’s Church.

James a. Vlk, SPSG P’09


Jim Vlk is Managing Director-Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined the SPSG Board of Trustees in 2011 and served as Chair of the Property Committee. He currently serves on the Schools’ Finance and Property Committees. Mr. Vlk and his wife Dana have been active volunteers at SPSG for many years beginning when their daughter was a student.

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