Pamela Haering Freer

ASSIST Board Chair, Pamela Hearing

Pam’s background as an ASSIST host parent, a global marketing executive and education consultant makes her a uniquely qualified member of the ASSIST Board. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government and Policy Studies, Pam began her career in advertising, working on global consumer brands before becoming V.P. of International Ad Sales…

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Helis Zulijani-Boye

Helis Zulijani-Boye

A former ASSIST Scholar from Croatia (Cranbrook School, ’00), Helis is a valued member of the ASSIST Board. Her experience in the financial field and awareness of international educational issues make her the perfect addition to ASSIST’s Development and Alumni Relations and Campaign Steering Committees. Helis graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics…

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Andrew C. Pilaro

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Andrew attended Suffield Academy in 1988, an ASSIST member school since the inception of the program. He went on to the University of Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, and next received his MBA from Columbia University. A keen mind for finance and business has led him to become chairman of CAP Advisers Limited, which…

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Pamela M. Thye

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Pamela first became acquainted with ASSIST in 1991 when she and her husband hosted an ASSIST Scholar. She now serves as the ASSIST Board Vice Chair, and is a member of the Campaign Steering Committee to help ensure that the gears behind the ASSIST framework turn smoothly. For many years, Pamela accompanied teachers and students…

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Robert Fleishman

ASSIST Board Member Robert Fleishman.

Bob’s impressive resume in the financial and legal fields makes him the ideal treasurer and member of the ASSIST Board of Directors. A member of the Executive Committee and the Compensation Subcommittee, and chair of the Finance Committee, Bob’s active involvement in ASSIST has been crucial to developing our fiscal responsibility and ongoing growth. Bob…

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Pippa Bond

Pippa Bond

Pippa Bond attended the Taft School through ASSIST in 1989 and is rejoining the ASSIST Board. She is a Capital Markets Partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Pippa has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and restructurings. Her work spans a broad range of industries,…

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Peter A. Frew

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Peter’s passion is giving young people the opportunity to step into other cultures. His global experiences, passion for students, and experience in education make him a treasured member of the ASSIST Board. Peter received a B.A. in English from Middlebury College in 1980, followed by a M.A. in English Literature from Middlebury in 1986. After…

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C. Joseph Gould

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Joe’s experience as a school administrator, lawyer, teacher and development director gives him unparalleled discernment as a member of the ASSIST Board, where he serves as chair of the Development & Alumni Relations Committee and as an ex-officio member of the Campaign Steering Committee. He also serves on the Student Recruitment Task Force. Joe graduated…

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Ulrich A.C. Graebner

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A former ASSIST Scholar, Uli brings personal experience with international exchange to the ASSIST Board. He serves on the Executive and on the Development and Alumni Relations Committees, and his insight and contributions have been instrumental in building an ASSIST presence in Germany. Uli spent his ASSIST year at Deerfield Academy in MA in 1983/84,…

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Patrice Harmon

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Patrice’s international background and experience both as an ASSIST host family and school trustee mean she contributes valuable experience and wisdom in her role on the ASSIST Board. She serves on the ASSIST Governance and Schools Committees. Originally from the Netherlands, Patrice worked in various hospitality management and technology roles in Europe, including for Disneyland…

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