Role: Board of Directors

Chris Wanner

Chris Wanner

Chris Wanner Chris Wanner is the K-12 Coordinator of Health and Physical Education for the Westport, CT Public Schools. She received her BS degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, her MS in education from Plymouth State University, and a sixth-year degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New England, and lives in Newington, CT.

Elizabeth Bianchi

Elizabeth Bianchi

Elizabeth Bianchi Elizabeth Bianchi currently works at Kindle Farm School, an alternative school in Newfane, Vermont, serving boys ages 10-18, as the clinical supervisor.  In her role, she supports students clinically while also helping staff and teams best support these students’ emotional growth and development. An average day for Elizabeth might include hiking, snowboarding, observing […]

Nicki Hall

Nicki Hall

Nicki Hall Nicki Hall brings to her Board service thirty years plus in adventure education in a career that includes various roles: trainer coordinator, program designer and facilitator, program administrator, and co-founder of High 5 Adventure Learning Center. Officially retired, Nicki remains active in occasional program delivery and coaching, in addition to serving on the […]

Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris Barbara Harris serves as the current Vice President of the Board of Directors at High 5.  Recently, she retired from her work as an Account Executive with The Richards Group Insurance and Employee Benefits. She is actively involved in the community, serving as a board member of High 5 since 2011 and a […]

Chuck Bolesh

Chuck Bolesh

Chuck Bolesh Chuck Bolesh, who has been on the High 5 Board of Directors for over 11 years, is a retired physical educator with 30 years of experience adapting and using experiential-based adventure education with students. In 1978 he was one of the first practitioners to become a certified trainer with Project Adventure and continued […]

Tom Skinner

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Tom Skinner Tom Skinner serves as the current President of the Board of Directors at High 5.  He retired in 2015, following a professional career including 17 years of government service in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and 19 years in high-tech management for the likes of Digital and E. I. DuPont De Nemours. […]

Tom Oxholm

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Tom Oxholm Tom Oxholm, a graduate of Colby College in Maine, has spent 30+ years friend-raising and fundraising at five independent boarding schools in Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, and Oregon, and at the Keewaydin Foundation, an educational foundation that runs summer camps in Vermont and Canada. Tom has served on the Board of High 5 since […]

Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk Brian Kirk is Head of Mergers & Acquisitions with SunEdison. He joined the Board in 2017 and brings extensive experience in financial planning, risk evaluation, and strategic planning and restructuring. Brian lives in Winchester, MA, with his wife and two sons. Brian graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in Political Science, […]

John Martin

John Martin

John Martin John Martin is a founding member of the High 5 Board of Directors since January 2000, and past President. He has served for all of our 21 years. John is currently the Corporate Manager of Security for C&S Wholesale Grocers, one of the 10 largest privately owned companies in the U. S., with […]

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