Renowned Leadership

Shrub Oak International School is managed by a team of experts, each with decades of experience in their respective fields. The Head of School, Dr. Dianne Zager, is recognized internationally for her expertise in helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder lead independent and productive lives. She is supported by academic experts who are skilled at working with students with ASD, residential experts, seasoned clinical-care providers, technology specialists, space-design professionals, and leaders in agriculture, agritech, nutrition, and physical activity. Out entire team collaborates in a one-of-a-kind facility where students with ASD can thrive.

Head of School

Head of School
Dianne Zager, Ph.D., Head of School

Leadership Team

Assistant Head of School for Education
Tracey Frank, MS.Ed
Assistant Head of School for Campus Management
Wendy M. Eklund, MBA
Head of People & Culture
Lori Josephs, J.D.

Senior Staff

Director of Campus Life
Jesse Crisalli
Director of Technology
Denis Lynch
Director of Athletics
Tommy Albano
Director of Dining
Patrick Hickey
Director of Public Safety and Security
Charles Cochran
Senior Administrative Liaison
Nicole Prontelli
Director of Health and Wellness
Bonnie Budd, MS, PPCNP-BC

Admissions Team

Head of Admissions, Client Relations and Communications
Lauren Koffler
Director of Admissions
Wendy Federico, CSW
Director of Admissions
Mary Lavan
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