Chadwick International Governing Board
Chadwick International (CI) and its sister campus, Chadwick School (CS), an independent school in Palos Verdes, California, are operated by the non-profit Roessler-Chadwick Foundation in California. In Chadwick's "One School, Two Campuses" model, CI and CS share a common Mission, Core Values and Philosophy. Members of all CI constituencies - students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and trustees - have the opportunity to connect in meaningful ways with peers on the California campus.
Each Chadwick campus is led by its own Head of School, who reports to that campus' governing board. These parallel structures promote sharing of best practices and collaboration across campuses while also allowing each campus discretion to make decisions in its best interest.
The Chadwick International Governing Board (CIGB) includes members of the CI parent community and Chadwick School trustees as well as individuals connected to international business and education. The CIGB operates in accordance with the best practices recommended by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA).
- John Dryden - Chair of the Board
- Alexa Oh - Vice Chair of the Board
- Jungsoo Baik
- Armand Dawkins
- Ted Hill
- Y.H. Huh
- You-Young Kim
John Dryden - Chair of the Board
John Dryden chairs Chadwick International’s Governing Board. He and his wife Shannon are the parents of four children: Anna, class of '21; Matthew, class of '16; Eliza and Samantha. He is a partner with the law firm Yulchon where he leads the international tax group. Dryden earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Auburn University and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has lived in Asia for 20 years, and 17 of those years have been in Korea.
Alexa Oh - Vice Chair of the Board
Suejung Alexa Oh and her husband Anthony are proud parents of two daughters at Chadwick International.
Alexa is an attorney specializing in the industry of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Until recently, she served as Counsel for Global Vaccines at GSK, where, over the course of 10 years, she held roles based in various jurisdictions including Korea, the United Kingdom, Japan and Belgium. Prior to GSK, Alexa was an associate in the Regulatory and Antitrust Practice Group of Yulchon, Attorneys at Law in Korea.
Alexa earned her LL.M. from Georgetown University, School of Law, and JD from Boston College Law School after working as External Affairs Specialist at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses. She is also a graduate of Konkuk University and is currently engaged in further studies in healthcare policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jungsoo Baik is the Vice Chairman of Young An Hat Co., Ltd., a global hat production and sales company based in Korea. He is also active in the educational field working as the Executive Director for Soong Eui Educational Foundation and a Director for Kookmin University. He is also involved in the broadcasting business as the Director for OBS Gyeongin TV, a terrestrial broadcasting system covering Incheon and Gyeonggi Area. He is a proud parent of three alumni of Chadwick International.
Armand Dawkins ('96) and his wife, Dr. Manju Dawkins, are the proud parents of a Chadwick School first-grader and fifth-grader. Dawkins is the CFO at Socialive, an enterprise video creation and live streaming platform, and he is the Managing Partner of Palatum Group, a strategic advisory and investment firm for food and beverage businesses and food-related social enterprises. He is also the co-founder of Achelon, an early stage health and wellness company based in Los Angeles. Dawkins formerly held several executive roles at J.P. Morgan’s investment banking and asset management divisions. Dawkins attended Chadwick from kindergarten through 12th grade. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia and his Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) whose mission is to build sustainable food systems and promote fresh food access to Los Angeles residents while supporting California small farms.
Frederick T. "Ted" Hill is currently the Head of School at Chadwick International and President of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation Group, which operates both Chadwick School in Palos Verdes and Chadwick International. Previously, he served for 18 years as headmaster at Chadwick School. Hill oversaw the founding and growth of Chadwick International. Hill led this expansion of Chadwick into East Asia and was instrumental in fulfilling founder Margaret Chadwick's vision to bring the successful Chadwick education model to another country.
Hill has more than 30 years of educational and administration experience in K-12 and higher education at esteemed institutions such as Williston-Northampton School, Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy, St. Margaret’s School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisville Collegiate School. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Hill holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, a master’s degree in French language and literature from Middlebury College, and a bachelor’s degree in French and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hill and his wife, Chadwick School's marine biology teacher and lacrosse coach Amy Hill, are the parents of two Chadwick School alumnae Katharine '11 and Emma '15.
With her passion for music, You-Young Kim, violinist, has collaborated with musicians from diverse genres across the world, including klezmer violinist Yale Storm, clarinetist David Krakauer, fiddle player Mark O'Connor, turntable player D.J. Radar, Korean traditional musician Dong-Won Kim and Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
Kim attended institutions such as Seoul National University, The Curtis Institute of Music (B.A.), The Juilliard School (M.A.) and Yale University. Her artistic prowess led her to play for the Carnegie Hall workshops, where she crossed paths with the Silk Road Ensemble and performed with the group. She has taught at universities both in the U.S. and South Korea, including NYU, Ewha Women's University and Korea National University of Arts.
Currently, Kim is the Music Director of Gaon Soloists, where disabled and non-disabled musicians come together to create harmony in music and life. In addition to her musical pursuits, Kim is a happy mother of three children who attend Chadwick International, two dogs, and two cats residing in Seoul and Songdo with her loving husband, Hyunsang Cho, Vice President of Hyosung Company.
Minnie Ko and her husband Joonho Hong are the proud parents of two children at CI, Noah ‘33 and Noelle ‘35. Ko is the President of MKO Corporation, a consulting, marketing, and PR agency established in 2010. Her work focuses on government relations, government branding and public relations, and destination marketing. She works with numerous metropolitan cities in the United States and Korea, municipalities, and international organizations. Ko is an avid supporter of culture and arts and continues to sponsor and participate in related programs.
Prior to MKO Corporation, Ko was the Director of Economic Development for the City & County of Honolulu. She has worked as an adjunct professor at Gachon University and the National Assembly in South Korea organizing economic symposiums. She has sat on the board of the Pacific Export Council, the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce and the National Unification Committee. She currently sits on the board of the Kosong Foundation (a Cultural & Arts Foundation) and the International Dessert Academy based in Korea. Ko graduated with an M.A. degree in International Relations with a focus on US-Korea relations from Sogang University in South Korea and a B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii. She also received a certificate of completion in Political Science from Korea University.
Michael Lebovitz is an international tax lawyer and is a partner in Mayer Brown's Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. Lebovitz has been practicing for over 30 years advising multinational companies on international joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, post-transaction integration, and capital market transactions across multiple industries including life sciences, media and entertainment, telecom, technology and industrial and consumer products. He has practiced in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Lebovitz also focuses on international philanthropy matters advising international nonprofits and foundations on cross-border fundraising and governance issues. He sits on the US Boards of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Mike participates extensively in international pro bono matters. His notable projects include leading a global team to prepare an international report on legislative and judicial processes to combat the illegal trade in wildlife on behalf of the United for Wildlife Coalition. He also designed and led the instruction of a course on international taxation for the law school at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.
Lebovitz received his JD (cum laude) from Loyola Law School and his BS in Accounting from California State University Long Beach. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed as a Solicitor in England. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
He and his wife Ana Paludi live in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. They have two sons, both Chadwick School alumni. Nicolas Lebovitz is a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Lucas Lebovitz is a medical student at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Eunmi Moon has been a strong supporter of Chadwick International since its foundation in 2010. She was the first president of the Chadwick International Parents Association and served two consecutive terms. She was the most reliable communication channel between the school administrators and the parent body. Dr. Moon earned a master’s degree in Education from the Ewha Woman’s University and a doctoral degree in Counseling from the University of Baekseok. Dr. Moon and her husband, Dr. Jaihong Koo, are the parents of Chadwick alumnus Daniel Koo ’16.
Rachel Nguyen and her husband Jim are the proud parents of three sons — a fifth-grader, and a Chadwick School ninth-grader and alumni. Nguyen is the Future Lab Director at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, a position she has held since the Future Lab was established in 2014. She is responsible for leading a multi-disciplined innovation team that explores new product and service ideas via living labs to gain insights and develop recommendations for new business opportunities. She previously worked as Nissan’s Director of Global Upstream Planning, where she led a global brand study and established improved innovation and collaborative processes across advanced engineering, design, product planning and marketing functions. She also served as the Director of Advanced Planning and Strategy at Nissan North America, where she led exploratory research activities, product line-up strategy and vehicle concept development. Nguyen is energized by the disruption facing the auto industry which allows her to pursue her passion for generating mobility systems that can transform people’s quality of life on a global scale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College and earned a doctorate degree in organizational psychology from Claremont Graduate University.
Hong Paterson is the Green Climate Fund’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining GCF, she was responsible for leading RBC’s Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) business in Singapore, as their Managing Director and Country Head. Her role at RBC included providing strategic oversight to RBC I&TS activities and contributing to the Asia Pacific strategy. She was also the Southeast Asia Coverage Executive responsible for the overall business development strategy and client engagement. Hong joined RBC with nearly twenty years of experience at J.P. Morgan where she worked in several sectors including Commercial Banking, Investor Services, and Asset Management based in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Hong currently sits on the University of Virginia’s McIntire Global Advisory Board. Originally from Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Bob Schuchard ’70 comes from a proud Chadwick family. His mother Dorothy Scholl Kennedy ’46, is a Chadwick School alumni and was a Chadwick School teacher. Schuchard and his brother John Schuchard ’78, are Chadwick School alumni, and his sister Kathleen Marie Schuchard also attended Chadwick School. After law school, Schuchard worked as a healthcare M&A lawyer, and represented a number of large charities, from colleges and universities, support foundations and healthcare systems to social service organizations. He is now retired. Schuchard served on the RCF Board of Trustees from 1989 through 2001, and served as Chair of the RCF Board from 2000 through 2001. Additionally, he served as Chadwick’s legal counsel for 29 years. Schuchard received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Santa Clara. Schuchard and his wife Alison Edwards are the parents of three young adults, Andy, Genie and Joey.
Eden Warner is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. He and his wife, Candy, are the proud parents of a Chadwick School alumni and eighth-grader. Warner is an independent consultant with a solid mix of Fortune 100, international and entrepreneurial leadership experience spanning operating, financial and revenue-generating areas of responsibility. Previously, Warner has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Founder of Payoff.com, a privately-held internet venture combining psychology and financial management to help people live happier lives. He has served as the founding Chief Financial Officer at Fandango, the online movie ticketer. His Fortune 100 experience includes financial and operational leadership at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and R&D and special project engineering at Northrop Grumman. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA in Finance from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.
Warner has extensive volunteer experience at Chadwick School, where his roles have included auxiliary chair, room parent, Friends of the Library treasurer, Admissions ambassador, and STEM and Global Opportunities committee member.