Williston Welcomes 5 New Trustees

Williston Northampton School is excited to welcome five new members of the Board of Trustees. This group brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of business, filmmaking, finance, medicine, sport, and technology.

Jondelle Jenkins ’71, DPM (top right in photo), has worked in private practice in Chicago for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and she received her master’s degree in biology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. A graduate of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, she is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is currently serving as a Chief Delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association, where she serves on numerous national committees.

Dr. Jenkins holds hospital affiliations with Advocate Trinity Hospital, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. She serves as a member or officer on the boards of several medical and public service organizations.

While a student at the Northampton School for Girls, Dr. Jenkins was a member of the Cum Laude Society. She has served on the Head’s Visiting Council since 2017.

Cherie Holmes ’75, MD, MS (lower center in photo), is a practicing orthopedic surgeon who serves as Chief Medical Officer at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, NH. Dr. Holmes received her B.A. in English language and literature from Dartmouth College. After earning her M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program.

Dr. Holmes completed further fellowship training in both orthopedic traumatology and sports medicine, and practiced for four years with the United States Navy, including seven months in the Persian Gulf during the first Gulf War, as well as in private practice in Keene, N.H. More recently she earned a master’s in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to her membership with several orthopedic associations, Dr. Holmes is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives, and until recently, served on the board of governors and board of trustees for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

While a student at Williston Northampton School, Dr. Holmes was a member of the soccer and softball teams, and science club. She was recipient of the Williams College Book Prize and the Martin Tananbaum Prize and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. Dr. Holmes served on the Williston Northampton School Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1994. She served as the Cum Laude Society induction speaker at Williston in 2018.

Bryant McBride ’84 (top left in photo) has over 20 years of experience as an executive, entrepreneur and investor. McBride builds businesses at the intersection of sports, technology and media. His entrepreneurial activities have resulted in the creation, growth and profitable sale of four companies. McBride has also built growth initiatives with Fortune 500 companies including M&M Mars, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Kraft Foods, Sunkist, Sam’s Club/Walmart, Bank of America, Choice Hotels, and United Technologies. Before his entrepreneurial activities, McBride was the VP of Business Development for the National Hockey League, where he led the evaluation and creation of new businesses, including international broadcasting, rink development, and multiple grassroots fan-base-building initiatives.

McBride was elected the first African American class president at West Point where he served as a cadet from 1984 to 1986. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut where he also became the first African American to be elected class president and was voted an All-American defenseman for Trinity’s Championship hockey team. In 1990, McBride earned a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He has served on the boards of several organizations and enjoys mentoring. He has been a leader on social justice initiatives for decades, is an avid youth hockey administrator, and has completed 26 marathons. Most recently, he also produced the acclaimed 2020 documentary Willie about Willie O’Ree, the first Black player ever to play in the National Hockey League.

McBride gave the Convocation address at Williston in the fall of 2019. He has served on the Head’s Visiting Council since 2017 and participated on Williston’s Anti-Racism Committee since the summer of 2020. His sister, Christine, is a member of Williston’s class of 1992.

Angela Perry P’21 (lower right in photo) is the Marketing Director of Climate Control Systems at Mestex, a division of Mestek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of HVAC and metal forming machinery.

Perry held the position of lead Business Analyst at Citizens Bank, Home Lending Solutions before working at Mestek.

Starting in 1993, for nearly 20 years, Angela worked for IBM where she rose from tech support, in Westchester, N.Y., to Senior Product Manager of DB2, in San Jose, Calif.

Perry is a 3-2 program scholar, receiving a combined degree, including a B.S. in liberal arts with a concentration in physics from Bates College and a B.S. in computer science from Columbia University School of Engineering.

She has two daughters, Jillian and Jenna ’21, who will matriculate to Bates in the fall of 2021.

Jeffrey Bruce P’22 (lower left in photo) is Managing Director and Founder at True North Capital Partners. A veteran entrepreneur who has helped build and grow seven startups in the technology and media industries, Bruce spent 13 years investing in rental income property before turning his efforts to real estate full time.

Bruce has served as a director and advisor to various industry associations and private companies. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1987 and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992. He has served on the board of trustees at Nashoba Brooks School from 2014 to 2020.

He and his wife Aura have two daughters, Gaby and Lily ’22.

Thank you to these five members of the Williston community! We appreciate your service.