About BA

Board of Directors

Brookfield Academy's Board of Directors

Comprised of individuals who serve our school community with special talents, insight, and knowledge. They bring with them a great deal of wisdom and experience to help ensure the long-term viability of the school and to foster the Academy's mission and philosophy now and in the years to come. The Board includes current and alumni parents, as well as alumni of the school.
Brookfield Academy is grateful that they volunteer their time in order to help lead us into the future.

List of 10 items.

  • Michael D. Simmons ('80)

    Chair
    Mr. Michael D. Simmons ’80 is a BA alumnus. He joined the Board of Directors in 2009 and became chair in 2018. A graduate of Ripon College, he earned an MBA from UW-Madison. He heads Simmons Capital Group and sits on several corporate boards. He has held leadership positions at the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa and the Congregational Home. Michael and his wife, Kerri, have two children at BA, Ryan and Rachel.
  • Edward M. Aprahamian ('79)

    Mr. Edward M. Aprahamian '79 is an alumnus of Brookfield Academy. His daughter Allison was a member of the Class of 2015. He and his wife Mary live in Stonebank. Ed received both a BA and an MS in real estate finance and investment analysis (Grasskamp Program) from the University of Wisconsin and is President of MidAmerican Building Services. He has served on various boards of directors, including the US Small Business Administration - Regulatory Fairness Board and the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority Board. 
  • Cynthia M. Davis ('98)

    Vice-Chair
    Judge Davis '98 attended BA from Level A until graduation. She is a granddaughter of one of the school's founding families, Walter and Betty Davis, and the daughter of the late Board Chair, Stewart Davis. Cindy served on the Development Committee prior to joining the Board. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and French from DePauw University and a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. Judge Davis was appointed to Branch 21 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Governor Scott Walker in February of 2016. She previously served as an Assistant District Attorney with the State of Wisconsin.
  • Daniel J. Geenen

    Dr. Daniel Geenen is an alumni parent of 4 lifers at BA, Matt '15, Bryan '16, Ellie '18, and Lauren '20. He and his wife co-chaired the Soar with the Stars capital campaign to help build Patriots Hall. Dan is a physician with GI Associates and serves on the Alumni Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he received his MD after completing undergraduate work at Marquette University.
  • Ryan Law ('98)

    Ryan attended Brookfield Academy from Level A until graduation. Ryan is the third generation of his family to serve Brookfield Academy. He attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated with a major in General Business in 2002. After college, Ryan worked for the family businesses including Cudahy Tanning Company until 2008. He then moved on to Law Tanning Company. Currently, Ryan is an owner, a managing member, and CEO of Law Tanning Company.
  • Katharine B. Lockwood

    Kathy and her husband Steve reside with their children in Brookfield: Jack Otto, Class of 2018, attends Cornell University and Benjamin Otto, Class of 2020, attends Stevens Institute of Technology. Kathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in Graphic Design at Drake University and is the owner and art director of Creative Juices Design Co. She serves on the board at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and currently serves as its Education Chair. She is a member of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee and serves as Communications Chair and assists with grant reviews. She served two years on Brookfield Academy’s Patriots Heritage Fund Cabinet and is a member of the Patriots Heritage Society.
  • Malaika Mathai Kodali ('86)

    Board Secretary
    Chair, Education Committee

    Dr. Malaika Mathai '86 Kodali is an alumna of Brookfield Academy and a past BA parent. She and her husband, Satish, had three boys at the Academy-Rajiv '16, Ravi '18, and Sanjiv '20. Malaika was in the Target MD program at UW-Milwaukee and graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a physician practicing internal medicine. Malaika has been a member of the Board since 2003 and currently serves as Board Secretary, and Chair of the Education Committee.
  • Scott Priebe

    Scott Priebe and his wife Lindsay are the proud parents of five boys, four of whom attend Brookfield Academy; Walker (2024), Garrett (2026), Decker (2031), and Everett (2033). Scott is a graduate of DePauw University and The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is currently Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager at Geneva Capital Management, a Milwaukee-based institutional money manager. Scott also sits on the Board of Directors and is treasurer of the PF Foundation.
  • John T. Schlagenhauf

    John and his wife Christine are parents of two Brookfield Academy graduates, Erika, Class of 2016, and Elke, Class of 2018. John is a graduate of Arizona State University, Class of 1981, majoring in Accounting. After graduation, John joined the family business, Badger Truck and Auto Group, where he serves as Chief Financial Officer. 
  • Mary J. York

    Chair, Marketing Committee
    Mrs. Mary J. York, a Board member since 1986, has served on various committees and currently chairs the Marketing Committee. Mary graduated from Northwestern University in 1967. She and her husband, Merrill, have three children who graduated from the Academy: David York '88, Susan York '91 Jeide, and Carolyn York '95 Nowacki. Mary also has 11 grandchildren now attending BA. She has been a board member of the Center for Communication for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf; member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches; and member of the Junior League of Milwaukee.
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