Sycamore School Board of Trustees

At Sycamore, we strive to help gifted students become gifted humans – people who are comfortable in their own skin, who think clearly and potently, and who engage the gifts they’ve received with humility and a determination to make the most of their lives.

Sumeeta Bhatia (President) and her husband, Sumeet, have been a part of the Sycamore family for more than a decade and are thankful to Sycamore for imparting an excellent and valuable education to their children, Janvi ( 2017), Rhea ( 2018) and Aditya ( 2024). She graduated from Seth G.S.M.C. & King Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Bombay with a degree in Physical Therapy and completed her postgraduate work at UINDY with an emphasis on Orthopedic and Neurological rehabilitation. In addition, she has a degree in applied computer science from Purdue University. Sumeeta serves on the board of directors of the Community Health Network Foundation and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter. A Lugar Series excellence in public service alumni and former chairwoman of India Association of Indianapolis (IAI), she is an active community volunteer involved in health and education initiatives in the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area. 

Bill Boncosky is a native Hoosier, graduate of North Central High School, Indiana University (B.S. Business Administration ’89) and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (J.D. ’92). While at IU, Bill was active in his fraternity and served on the Steering Committee of the IU Student Foundation. Bill began his career in the transactional and commercial litigation departments of Sommer Barnard (later acquired by Taft). After four years, Bill joined his family business, HPS, Inc., as the General Counsel. HPS was sold in 2000, and Bill moved to Denver to work as a corporate attorney with Qwest (now CenturyLink). In Denver, Bill met his wife Lisa. In 2004 Bill moved back to Indy to become the General Counsel at ExactTarget. Bill worked in that role through 2009 when he briefly returned to private practice and formed a new company with a partner to invest in and manage residential real estate. In 2011, Bill purchased Art to Remember, an art-based school fundraising company, and continues to manage the company. Since 2012, AtR has raised over $9 million for art education programs in elementary schools across the U.S. Bill has been married to Lisa since 2004, and they are the proud parents of two Sycamore students, Maggie (class of 2019) and Sam (class of 2021).

Toby Cole and his wife Jennifer have two children at Sycamore, TJ (Class of 2020) and Penny (Class of 2025).  He is a native Hoosier and 4th generation graduate from Indiana University.  Toby is the managing partner of two family businesses.  Cole-Chem Corporation, a specialty chemical company and Grossman Wealth Advisor Group at Morgan Stanley, a private wealth management group for families. He is a past trustee of The Cancer Support Community and Children’s Bureau.
Jeff Hearn is an attorney in private practice focusing on corporate, business and commercial real estate law. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and his J.D. from Drake University. Jeff was a member of the Sycamore Board of Trustees from 1995-2003 and from 2005-2011 and has served as both Treasurer and President of the Board. He and his wife Sharon are the proud parents of Sycamore alums Lindsay (2002) and Alex (2005).

Dr. Thomas D. Kaplan, M.D.is originally from Baltimore, MD, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of his medical school class. He trained in orthopaedics at NYU / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, then pursued sub-specialty training in hand, microvascular, and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in 2001. Dr. Kaplan is very involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and was selected as a Young Leader by the Society in 2007. He has subsequently served on and chaired multiple committees, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Kaplan has a strong commitment to research and education. He has given numerous national and international lectures, and has been published in multiple journals. tom and his wife, Linda, are longtime Sycamore parents and have had five children who have attended Sycamore. 

Dr. Cory Martinson is from Indianapolis and is a graduate of Bucknell University. She completed her doctorate in medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 2005. Her pediatric residency was completed at Boston Children's Hospital. She spent the first part of her career in pediatrics working as a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children's Hospital before making the move to primary care. She is board certified in pediatrics. Cory is a Board of Trustee Member on the Riley Children’s Hospital Board. She has 3 children. Dr. Martinson has been an active participant within the Sycamore community, and cis the Chair of the Development Committee.  She also has served on the playground committee, helping with the development of the Outdoor Play Lab in the Early Childhood area. 

Sumi Maun is a strategy consultant with Maun Consulting Services, specializing in the healthcare and education industries while concurrently serving as an admissions consultant for the MBA Exchange. She has over 15 years of experience in the consulting space, having formerly worked for McKinsey & Company, Time Warner, and MTV Networks. A native Hoosier, Sumi left the state to get a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University, followed by her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Sumi and her husband, Dipen, eventually moved back to Indiana, and they now have two sons attending Sycamore: Avi (Class of 2021) and Shayen (Class of 2024). Sumi is currently a member of the Options Program with the Women's Fund of Central Indiana and has served on the board of the Riley Cheer Guild.

Suzanne (Susie) Tardy Maxwell, CFRE, was recruited to the staff of the Eiteljorg Museum by John Vanausdal in July, 2009 and promoted shortly after to Vice President, Development. Prior to joining the Eiteljorg Museum, she was Associate Head and Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Park Tudor School. After teaching for several years, she worked at The Children' s Museum as Planned Giving Officer. Susie grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and attended Indiana University where she received a B. S. in Education and participated in the IU Masters in Education Program. She became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 1994. Susie' s leadership in her time at the Children' s Museum helped increase the President ' s Club (major gift donors) from 72 to more than 300 members. She helped establish the Carousel Society and the Ruth Lilly Society. Susie played a major role in the museum's successful $16.5 million capital campaign. She was invited by Park Tudor to direct its Development and Alumni Relations office where she provided the foundation and leadership for an outstanding program of fundraising, including capital campaigns. Susie has a reputation for success, team work, leadership and special events. These skills have helped many organizations and earned her many honors. In 1994 she was the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash and many awards from INNSFR E. She was awarded the 2004 Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and numerous other honors.

Dr. Greg A. Merrell, MD received his medical degree from Yale University. He continued at Yale for his orthopaedic residency. Dr. Merrell received his fellowship training in upper extremity and microvascular surgery from Brown University. Dr. Merrell has special interests in wrist arthritis, fracture care, minimally invasive surgery of the elbow and wrist, as well as conditions of the shoulder. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters on the minimally invasive treatment of fractures. Dr. Merrell has an active research program established. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery, and a member of the clinical trials and outcomes committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. His research interests include the study of bone healing. Dr. Merrell won the Marshall Urist American Orthopaedic Association award for his research on bone healing. He has written a number of journal articles and book chapters on minimally invasive treatment of scaphoid fractures. He was the invited author from the Journal of Hand Surgery to describe his minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of tennis elbow. Dr. Merrell served as team physician for the 2002 Search for Genghis Khan Expedition to Mongolia. This expedition was featured on a Discovery Channel documentary.

Bob Moorthy finished his undergraduate education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine with Highest Honors from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1988.  He completed his surgical internship and Ophthalmology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He is fellowship-trained in uveitis under Dr. Narsing A. Rao and Dr. Ronald E. Smith at the Doheny Eye Institute/USC-LACounty Medical Center and completed a 2 year retina fellowship at Northwestern University under Dr. Lee M. Jampol.  He has been a practicing retinal and uveitis specialist in Indianapolis for 25 years. He is the founding partner of Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants.

Lily Pai is a LEED certified Architect, small business owner who has worked in architectural practices in the US, UK and India across different sectors of the construction industry. She obtained her B.Architecture from India. She is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA UK), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and holds a license to practice architecture in the UK, India and Indiana. In addition to a particular interest in Sustainable Architecture, she is also pursuing her creativity through jewelry design. Lily serves on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana. She brings with her a diverse cultural background, strong professional track record and great enthusiasm and commitment to contribute to the community here in Indiana. She is serving on the Buildings and Ground Committee here at Sycamore. Two of her kids, Rhea (2017), and Tanay (2019), are Sycamore School alumni.

Dr. Catherine Pangan is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Butler University. She is honored to work with freshmen through graduate students and many community partners around the city. Her work focuses on science (STEM) and social studies methods, teacher leadership, education technology, and pre-service teaching. As an author, Dr. Pangan contributes as a columnist in The New Teacher Advocate magazine and is a curriculum writer for organizations including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She helped launch the New Teacher Academy at Columbia University and worked with teachers in Harlem and Brooklyn. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education, Master’s in Educational Administration, an endorsement in Gifted Education, and Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on policy and education law. Dr. Pangan has been working in education for over 25 years.

Wayne Patrick is an investor in several startup and entrepreneurial companies and has more than 35 years of experience in Information Technology. His experience in the Software industry includes having developed and led the consulting efforts for a large software firm and having been the COO of two entrepreneurial/start-up software firms that had successful exits. In addition, Wayne and his brother, have been successful restaurant franchise towner operators through starting and developing the Central Indiana territory for Marco’s Pizza.  He received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1992. He was a Presidential Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995. In 1998 he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. He is a graduate of Rose Hulman with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and earned an MBA from Butler University. He earned an Executive MBA from Dartmouth.

Wendy Reymer - (SSA Representative)Wendy Reymer is originally from Long Beach, California. She and her husband, Jeremy have
three children at Sycamore, Savannah (class of ’26), Brooklynn (class of ‘27) and Jackson (class of ‘28). Wendy has been highly involved in the parent association, SSA and is currently serving as president. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a degree in education. Wendy was a math teacher for seven years prior to moving to Indiana with her family. Currently, Wendy is the Chief Information Officer at DriverReach.

Christine Smith is a Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP and her career at Deloitte spans over 16 years advising complex, cross-border clients and clients teams. Chris started her career with Deloitte in the audit practice where she earned her CPA license and then moved on to hold a variety of accounting advisory client service roles in mergers and acquisitions, international accounting standards, initial public offerings readiness and execution, and cross-border project management. Her current role is an industry specialist for the life sciences and healthcare industry in the Americas region, which includes Deloitte’s practices in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and other industry-relevant countries across Central and South America. Chris has been a passionate advocate for Deloitte’s innovative women’s initiate (WIN) program, which focuses on advising high performing women in the firm to grow into the next generation of leaders. Chris has also facilitated numerous trainings nationally and internationally, for technical accounting, career development, and client excellence. Chris was a founding member of Sycamore School. She graduated from Sycamore in 1992 with much pride for the school which she continues to hold to this day. Of the 10 members of the class of 1992, most remain connected to each other through the bond that formed with being a part of this special institution. Chris and her husband Alex are parents to Annabelle, 4, and AJ, 2. Annabelle is a current Sycamore student and AJ is a Sycamore hopeful! 

Mark Sniderman is an attorney in private practice, focusing on prisoner rights, voting rights, and police misconduct. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After serving as the national team programs director for USRowing, Mark matriculated at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and then transferred to Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, from which he received his J.D. and graduated with honors. Mark is a past chair of the executive committee of the Civil Rights Section of the American Association of Justice, and a member of the National Lawyers Guild, the National Police Accountability Project, and the Indianapolis Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, and the Western District of Michigan. Locally, Mark is a past chair of the board of the Hooverwood Nursing Home and has served on the board of the Arthur M. Glick JCC of Indianapolis and the Human Services Committee of the United Way of Central Indiana.

Brian C. Tabor is President of the Indiana Hospital Association. Prior to joining IHA in 2008, he worked in various policy roles for the Indiana General Assembly and in government relations for the Indiana Association of REALTORS®.  He serves on the governing boards of the Government Affairs Society of Indiana, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, and the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Brian is native of Connecticut and graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics. He and his wife, Dawn Brooks, Ph.D., have two daughters: Evelyn (Sycamore 2018) and Lillian (Sycamore 2022).

LeTina Tandy works for Synovia Solutions in inside sales and also is a realtor. As an active member of the Path to Sycamore Task Force, she has contributed significant time and expertise. LeTina is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan and is very involved with the Emerson Avenue Church of Christ. She is the parent of Sycamore student, Arthur (AJ) Rhea, and two other sons, one of which was in the gifted program through Warren Township.  LeTina looks forward to her future with Sycamore and all the potential ways of serving.