Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

In collaboration with the Head of School and with the support of the Consul General, the School’s seven-member Board establishes strategic priorities to further the mission of empowering students for success in a global world.

The Board is also responsible for fiscal oversight, management of the School’s assets, and support of fundraising activities. Each year, the School is audited by a certified public accountant; the results are reported during the Annual Meeting of the Members and Board election in the fall.

Current members of the Board of Trustees:

  • Dr. Stefan G. Tullius, Chairman and President
  • Alec Hugo, Treasurer
  • Dr. Thomas Posever, Secretary
  • Dr. Johannes Frühauf
  • Skadi Gidionsen
  • Jens Meyer
  • Randa Shedid


Honorary Trustees

Dr. Bodo Reinisch, Chair
Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Co-Founder and founding Treasurer; Chairman & President, 2009 – 2013
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2000 – 2002 and 2008 – 2013

Mr. Ernst Richard Matthiensen
Co-Founder and founding Chairman & President
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2000-2006

Mrs. Ann Fissler
IDP-Investments, Boston
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2001 – 2005

Dr. Guido Goldman
Director Emeritus of the Study of Germany and Europe, Harvard University
Co-Chair of the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler
Co-owner of Dr. Kade Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH, Berlin

Dr. John Silber, In Memoriam
President Emeritus, Boston University



GISB is a non-profit membership corporation under Massachusetts law. This means that the organization is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected by the School’s members. Members of German International School Boston are informed about and have a voice in the governance of the School.

All current parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to become members of the corporation and participate in Board elections: it is simple and free to complete a membership application. Membership fees are waived for parents/guardians of current students. To submit an application for membership in order to attend the next Annual Meeting of the Members & Board Election, please email Megan Wells, Head of Administration, at