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 12 items.

  • Michael D. Simmons ('80)

    Chair
    Mr. Michael D. Simmons '80 is a BA alumnus, serves as Vice-President and is a member of the Finance Committee. A graduate of Ripon College, he earned an MBA from UW-Madison. He heads Simmons Financial Management, Inc. He also chairs the board of the Congregational Home and is treasurer of First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa. 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 and has a daughter Allison who is a member of the Class of 2015. He and his wife Mary live in Brookfield. 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. He is also currently a board member and treasurer of the New American Policy Institute.
  • Cynthia M. Davis ('98)

    Chair, Advancement Committee
    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 J. Geenen is a current BA parent, serves as Chair of the Development Committee, and co-chaired the Soar with the Stars capital campaign. He and his wife, Carol, have four children--three graduates and one current student--from the Academy: Matt '15, Bryan '16, Ellie '18, and Lauren, a current junior. Dan is a physician with GI Associates and serves on the Alumni Association Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he received his MD after completing undergraduate work at Marquette University.
  • R. Jeffrey Harris

    Mr. R. Jeffrey Harris co-chaired the Soar with the Stars capital campaign. He and his wife, Cynthia, have one BA graduate: Sarah, '11. A lawyer and former general counsel to Apogent, he now invests in a number of private and public biotechnology companies, as well as assisting them with organization and board work. He obtained a degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a JD from The Ohio State University College of Law. He is on the boards of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and Tall Pines Conservancy.
  • Ryan Law ('98)

    Ryan attended Brookfield Academy from Level A until graduation. Ryan is the third generation of our 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 Executive Vice President at Law Tanning Company.
  • Katharine B. Lockwood

    Katharine and her husband Steve reside with their children in Brookfield: Jack, Class of 2018, attending Cornell University this fall, Benjamin, Level 11, and Olivia, Level 7. Kathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at Drake University and is the owner and art director of Creative Juices Design Co. She has served on the Board at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and currently serves on its Education Committee. She is a member of the Impact 100 organization assisting with grant reviews, has served on Brookfield Academy’s Patriots Heritage Fund Cabinet for two years, and is a member of the Patriots Heritage Society.
  • Michael T. Malatesta

    Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee
    Mr. Michael T. Malatesta is a BA parent and serves as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He and his wife, Jamy, have two academy graduates--Morgan '14 and Rachel '16. He is a graduate of Dickinson College and serves on the Town Bank of Elm Grove Board of Advisors and is involved with the Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful organization.
  • Malaika Mathai Kodali ('86)

    Board Secretary
    Chair, Education Committee

    Dr. Malaika Mathai '86 Kodali is an alumna of Brookfield Academy and a current BA parent. She and her husband, Satish, have three boys at the Academy--two graduates and one current student: Rajiv '16, Ravi '18, and Sanjiv, a current junior. 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.
  • Joel G. Nettesheim

    Mr. Joel G. Nettesheim is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and a member of the Business Advisory Services Group. He and his wife Donna formed the Patriots Legacy Fund. They have two daughters who graduated from the Academy: Laura '10 and Catherine '12. Joel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He serves on various boards of directors, including 1st Stage Children's Theater, Caritas for Children, Sharp Literacy, Inc., and Variety - The Children's Charity.
  • 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 Center, where he serves as Chief Financial Officer. In his spare time, John is a coach in the Brookfield Academy Girls Basketball Program.
  • 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 is 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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