About Us

Board of Trustees

The relationship between a Board of Trustees and an independent school is vital. The Board supports the Harborlight Montessori mission and acts strategically to protect the long-term best interests of the school and its students.

John Cusolito, President (P '18)
John was Vice President of Corporate Public Relations at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he worked for nearly 40 years.  John and Doreen are parents to Matthew ’18 and reside in Wenham.  He was co-chair of the Harborlight Fund and has participated in various committees and activities at Harborlight over the years.  John is a communications consultant to the Brotherhood of Hope, a volunteer at Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton and the Meals-on-Wheels program in Hamilton and Wenham.  He is past co-chair of the Hamilton Wenham Edfund and a current member of the Hamilton Wenham Recreation Board.

Kevin Carr (P '31, '33), Treasurer

Eileen Caruso, Clerk (P '30)

Tachou Dubuisson Brown, Trustee (P '25, '27)

Douglas Bowker, Trustee
Doug is a full-time freelance 3D Animator, with a specialty in technical and architectural visualization. He has a BA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. His son Colin attended Harborlight Montessori starting in Children's House (at the age of three) and continued on through the sixth grade of Upper Elementary, giving him a solid foundation of intellectual curiosity that will last a lifetime. Seeing the way each student's needs were not just met, but often anticipated in advance by his son's teachers has made Doug a dedicated advocate of Harborlight and the Montessori Method. 

Brandi Johnson, Trustee (P '28)
Brandi, the mother of Nevaeh ’28, has worked at Endicott College since 2008 in a variety of student-facing roles.  She currently holds the title of Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.  Brandi has a M.Ed. from Lesley University, a M.S. with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Regis College, and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. An AmeriCorps alum, Brandi served two years working with inner city youth in Boston and has held multiple roles at several other educational organizations, including Regis College, Brookline Public Schools, UMass Amherst, Boston Public Schools, and Citizen Schools.  Dedicated to serving her community, in addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees at Harborlight, she is a Grant follow-up site visitor for the Cummings Foundation, a regular guest speaker at area high schools, and has delivered keynote addresses at numerous diversity and belonging seminars. 

Heidi Mefford Rombola, Trustee (GP '28, '31)

Dean Tsouvalas, Trustee

Aime Hutton Crawford, Trustee (P '29, '33)
Amie is the SVP of Client Services at 3Q/DEPT where she oversees client-facing teams and drives account plans and relationships for 3Q’s clients, while also serving as an advisor, coach, and mentor to digital marketing professionals on the team. Amie is the mother of two amazing daughters, Lana (8) and Alexandra (3) who have both attended Harborlight since 2020. A former Division 1 field hockey player, strong DEIB advocate, Amie earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Providence College.

About Harborlight

Harborlight Montessori is an independent, co-educational, day school for children from infant-toddler through grade 8 that is committed to innovative teaching and learning.