Todd Ormiston

Todd is the Head of School at Mount Snow Academy (VT)

Todd's background in enrollment management and strategic initiatives comes from joining school communities that are seeking growth and change. Currently the Head of School at Mount Snow Academy (MSA), Todd's focus is set on doubling the size of the academy and developing programs and partnerships to revolutionize the winter ski academy model.

John Visgilio

John Visgilio, Principal and Co-Founder, Overabove

Kate Auger-Campbell

Kate Auger-Campbell, Director of Outreach, The Enrollment Management Association

Kate possesses wide-ranging experience at private schools and colleges across the country and around the world. She uses this experience to guide and support member schools in their admission and enrollment efforts.

Kristen Power

Kristen Carey Power

National Director, Business Development, National Association of Independent Schools

Kristen Power is the National Director, Business Development for School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS).

Prior to joining NAIS in 2008, Power spent eight years as a regional manager and then vice president of business development for a $70 million student loan program that serves the private primary and secondary school market, prepGATE, by First Marblehead Corporation

Christine Miller


Drug abuse, self mutilation, panic attacks, truancy, sadness, social isolation and suicidal ideation can all be manifestations of clinical anxiety and depression in adolescents. This workshop will address how to differentiate mood disorders from "normal" adolescent moodiness and oppositional behavior. Descriptions of treatment tailored to this developmental period will be explored.


G. Christian Jernstedt

Chris Jernstedt is Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Educational Outcomes at Dartmouth.

Ron Schneider

Ron is co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Group with a focus on employment and health care law. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for employment law and commercial litigation. He brings a practical and adaptable approach to the representation of his clients to ensure that he works to achieve their goals. He has experience counseling clients to avoid litigation, resolving disputes prior to litigation and fully and aggressively litigating cases to successful conclusions.

Kai McGintee

Kai McGintee is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Education Law Group. Kai provides practical advice and preventive training to her clients on a broad range of workplace issues, including performance management, leaves of absence, employee relations, wage and hour compliance, anti-harassment, retaliation and discrimination laws, and the reasonable accommodation process. She drafts handbooks, policies and procedures for legal compliance and to ensure that best practices are followed.

Pat Peard

Patricia Peard is the chair of the firm’s Education Law Group and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Litigation Group. She is also a member of Bernstein Shur’s board of directors.

How Leadership Helps Move an Organization from Reactive to Proactive

A crisis planning meeting probably isn’t the place where one would expect to have one of those lightbulb  moments. You know, when you’re sitting in a meeting and you finally figure something out on a level that you never have before? This happened to me one day when I finally figured out why-as Director of Communications-I felt so frustrated with the crisis planning committee. Why were we only talking about things like active shooters and hurricanes and other catastrophic nightmares that the National Incident Command System addresses?


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