Meet the Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is an advisory group who help shape the alumni experience. Board members serve a three-year term, which is renewable for one additional three-year term.

This is the 2021 - 22 Summit Alumni Board members and the capacity in which they work.

Jamelle Bowers MD ’88

BA Biology, Harvard College. MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Regional Medical Director, Sound Physicians

I started Summit in the 7th grade, likely one of the most challenging times for a young girl. New school, uniform, meeting new friends, it was all quite overwhelming.   However, the teachers welcomed me and helped me to adjust and I made friendships that continue to this day.  High school again provided challenges, but the teachers and counselors helped me to adjust to the rigors of classes, school clubs, field hockey and track.   They definitely prepared me for college and beyond.  The education, skill development and training were instrumental to my success.  I knew that my daughters would attend Summit once we returned to Cincinnati as it was the best choice to develop and educate them for the future.

Admissions Committee Chair

B.A. Psychology, Ohio University, Juris Doctorate, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Associate Attorney, The Spitz Law Firm

“Being at Summit was the first time I was surrounded by teachers who genuinely cared if I was actually learning. My teachers not only cared about my academic growth but wholly cared about my personal growth and development. The Summit faculty pushed me, they expected the best from me and Summit gave me all of the skills and tools to blow college out of the water. I was not the smartest kid at Summit, but I stopped feeling so far behind. Summit was a nurturing environment for me. There was a point where I began to struggle with some personal issues, and people like Ms. Sansalone and Mrs. Sue Kelly who were there for me cared for me and listened to me. I owe much of my success to the Summit community, and that is why I believe it is so important to give back to a place that gave me so much. I want to be on the Alumni Board to demonstrate my support and commitment to the Summit community. I hope to achieve stronger relationships with other Summit graduates and want to work with the Alumni Board to explore new ways to appeal to, communicate with, engage, and involve alumni who have not been as active with the Summit community.
Contact Brianna

Missy (Segal) Fox 88
PAST President

B.S. Finance, Indiana University, M.B.A. Xavier University.

Missy oversees Paradrome Properties, a 300-unit, family-owned rental property enterprise, historic properties in in Hyde Park, East Walnut Hills and Mt. Adams.
"I am a Summit lifer. I started full day Kindergarten in 1975. I believe the faith-based education and rigorous academics through all those years provided me with a very solid foundation for success both in business and in my community." 
Contact Missy

Robert "Chip" S. Heidt SMS 98
Career Development Committee Member

B.S. in Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point

"The Summit legacy runs rich in our family. I started at Summit in kindergarten like many of my other family members, and went through eighth grade. I am grateful for my Summit education because it gave me the tools to be a leader of character, cherish the arts and be service-oriented. Staying involved with The Summit was important to me and that’s why my children attend Summit, and I support the school."
Contact Chip

KEvin Jordan 93
Decade Captain

Miami University, Economics
University of Cincinnati, Finance and Real Estate
Real Estate Agent, Lohmiller Real Estate
Consultant, Kingsley & Co Developers.

"The thing that stands out the most to me about Summit is the community, not only while in school, but afterwards. There is a shared bond that I have observed while meeting other alumni not on here locally, but around the world. The Summit education prepared me for the rest of my life, and I am thankful for the lessons learned while a student.

Ohio Association of Realtors, Presidents Club
Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Circle of Excellence
UC Tribunal, Business College, Former President
Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Committee Member
YMCA University Branch, Former Chairman
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Nabeel KAukab BMS 90
Career Development Committee Chair

M.B. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Neuroscience and behavior, Columbia University
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jaan Health

"I started as a Montessori student in 1981 and spent 9 great years at the Summit. My "Summit Story" is about the benefits and impact that a stellar childhood education can have on the American dream. My parents were recent immigrants to the United States and enrolled me at Summit because of the school's reputation for being the leading educator of children in Cincinnati and a place that nurtures future leaders with a moral compass.

While I attended the Summit, I had the privilege of being taught by incredible educators including the late Jane Durkee & Cathy Burik, as well as wonderful teachers like Barbara Sander, Bruce Bowden, Pat Hayes, Mark Wiesner & Kathy Ryan, amongst many others. Thanks to the foundation established by those fine men and women, I have had the honor of attending some of the finest universities in the world, working on Wall Street & in Silicon Valley, and serving as an advisor to multiple elected representatives in Congress.

Thanks to the great educators and community environment of the Summit, this son of 3rd world immigrants was equally well prepared to study at Ivy League universities, lead multi-billion dollar corporate transactions, work with members of Congress, or just play a game of cornhole on the West Side."
Contact Nabeel

Career Development Committee Member

BS in Advertising, Minor in Spanish, Syracuse University
Owner, PickMe! Consulting

“I had a wonderful experience at The Summit from 1990 - 1994. The independent, college preparatory approach helped prepare me for, not just college, but life - both professionally and personally. I can thank The Summit for encouraging me to go into Advertising/Marketing. SCD brought in local business professionals including Mary Beth Price from what is now Empower media marketing. I fell in love with the field and so, majored in Advertising at one of the country's top communications colleges. I’ve been involved as an alum by helping to plan reunions, and now I’d like to take that commitment a little bit deeper and give back to the school.”
Contact Andrew

Alumni Board Member 

BSBA, Marketing, Xavier University
Territory Underwriting Manager, Berkley Fire & Marine Insurance

My Summit journey began in high school and has shaped my life since graduation. I look back fondly at my time at Summit as part of the lifelong community. The values, skills and knowledge I gained from Summit has helped me in every facet of my life. I am honored to be part of the Summit's legacy of excellence.
Contact Chris

Tommy Kreyenhagen 12
Vice President and Philanthropy Committee Chair

B.S. in Accounting and Finance, University of Cincinnati
Private Equity Analyst, Strength Capital Partners 

"I started attending Summit in high school. With lots of great Catholic high school options in the Cincinnati area, I was drawn to Summit because of its rigorous academics, small class sizes and impressive athletic programs. Throughout my Summit career, I was well prepared for college academically and had the opportunity to develop leadership skills through extracurricular activities like the Leadership Scholars, the Great Youth Debate and basketball. I look forward to connecting students with Summit's vast alumni network."
Contact Tommy

Jaime Masters SMS 98

B.S., Engineering, Vanderbilt University; M.B.A, Xavier University; M.P.M., Northwestern University
President, DIGS

"Proud father of a fourth generation Silver Knight. My Summit connection extends well beyond the time I spent here. My family has been rooted in the school for over 60 years, and I’m honored to continue that tradition. The Summit gave me the tools to build character, faith and friendships. I was challenged academically and personally to grow as part of the larger community. The many friendships that I formed here endure today. Now, my daughter is classmates with many kids of my Summit friends, hopefully creating the same life-long bonds that define my Summit Story."
Contact Jaime

Kyndal Michel Marks 07  
Decade Captain, engagement committee chair

B.S., Business, Boston College
Manager of Funds Operation, Fund Evaluation Group (FEG)

"I was a lifer at Summit, starting in the pre-school program at the age of 4 and continuing on through graduating from the Upper School. The Summit has always been a huge part of my life, with two sisters who attended and one sister still in the Upper School. The school gave me so many opportunities throughout the years and I look forward to giving back. After living in Boston for 12 years, my husband, Sam, and I recently moved back to Cincinnati. I believe strongly in the mission of the Summit and am looking forward to continuing my involvement with the Summit on the Alumni Board."
Contact Kyndal

Patrick Newton 02
Admissions committee member

B.S. Management and History, Boston College; Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Counsel, Sun Life Capital Management

"I am a lifer, starting in Mrs. Humpert's class in the '80s and graduating in 2002. I love Summit's commitment to the whole student. One thing I cherish was all the volunteer opportunities and mission trips Summit offered, which instilled in me a strong sense of service and servant leadership. On one of those trips, I met the girl who became my wife. Mrs. Newton is now the middle school librarian and Exploratorium Coordinator."
Contact Patrick

Alumni Board Member

Xavier University
Regional Sales Manager, McWane Plant & Industrial

My family has been associated with The Summit since 1970. I transferred as a 7th grader from Seven Hills. Once at The Summit, I found my passion on the football field. I graduated in 1982 and ultimately graduated from Xavier University. I was married in the chapel in 1996 and sent our 3 boys to high school at The Summit graduating in 2017,2019 and 2021. We have life long friends as a result of our time at The Summit.
Contact Sanford

Marina (Jemail) Rolfes ’12
Career Development Committee Member

M.Ed. Secondary Education, Xavier University; B.S.E. Adolescent/Young Adult Education, concentration in Language Arts, University of Dayton; B.A. English, University of Dayton
The Summit Country Day School Upper School English Faculty

"I came to Summit as a freshman and fell in love with everything about it. The relational, familial atmosphere makes everyone feel like they are a functional part of a supportive and warm community. I feel honored to be a part of this community as an alumna and faculty member because it empowers me to lead others on paths of success."
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B.S. Biology, Duke University, M.D. Tulane School of Medicine

As a Summit lifer I cherish my time at the Summit.  I value the school's commitment to raising leaders who understand the importance of service.  The phenomenal faculty combined with a dedicated community are at the heart of what make the Summit such a great institution.  I am proud to be an alum and excited to watch my son grow within this amazing community.
Contact Roshni 

Karen Talty 82
Admissions Committee Member

B.S., Psychology, Denison University; Juris Doctorate, Washington College of Law at American University

"Starting with my brother, Tim, my family has a long history with The Summit. I can't say enough about Summit's outstanding curriculum, individualized teaching, plentiful student organizations, sense of community, school spirit and excellent athletic program. Summit truly challenges every student and builds leaders of character. I am so grateful for all the opportunities I was given and for all the lifelong friends made."
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Alumni Board Member

B.A. Sociology, Regis College; B.S. Nursing, Mount St. Joseph University

I am a second-generation Summit graduate. Now, I proudly see my legacy continue as my two grandchildren attend the Montessori School as fourth-generation students. I have volunteered in many capacities through my time with Summit, and I am looking forward to continuing my involvement as an Alumni Board member. The Summit has always set itself apart from other institutions because of its religious and holistic approach to education. In addition, I am always impressed by The Summit’s robust community outreach. It instilled in me the importance of being a part of something beyond my circle and giving back to others in the community.

Victoria Wilhelmy 18
Career Development Committee Member

Working towards a B.B.A. in Finance, University of Cincinnati. Expected graduation date May 2023.
Student, Lindner Honors-PLUS program, University of Cincinnati;
Finance Intern, Edwards Lifesciences

"I fell in love with The Summit from the first time I stepped onto campus. I chose to attend The Summit for high school because of the Catholic, co-ed, rigorous education. I also saw many leadership, service, and athletic opportunities to get involved with that prepared me for my future. Most of all, I loved the small class sizes, and the personalized attention one receives at Summit. I felt comfortable speaking to any student or faculty member. I had a truly stellar experience and I look forward to preserving the value as an alumna."
Contact Victoria

For more information about joining the Alumni Board, please contact:

Mark Osborne | Alumni Engagement and Gifts Officer
513.871.4700 x 240