Board of Directors

David Bradlow


David Bradlow joined the Sterne School's Board of Directors in 1993, and has served as its President since 1996. Previously he served as President of the Community Alliance for Special Education, and as a Director of the San Francisco Law School. His son Daniel entered Sterne in 1991, and graduated in 1996. For the last 35 years he has been a trustee, receiver and consultant specializing in companies experiencing financial problems.

Janet Chen

Janet has served on the Board of Directors for Sterne School since 2005. Her daughter, Tara attended Sterne School for middle school from 2003 to 2006 before attending and graduating from a residential program for students with learning differences, where her husband also served on the Board.

Janet grew up in San Francisco and is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law. She has extensive business experience in real estate property management, retail ownership, and service on non-profit boards involving youth, housing, and community service.

Janet is passionate about the mission of Sterne School and inspired by the need for students in the San Francisco Bay Area who learn differently, to have a dynamic school to thrive and succeed.

Hali Croner


Chief Executive Officer, The Croner Company

Hali Croner was elected to Sterne's Board of Directors in 2014. Her family joined the Sterne community in 2010 and she has been an active member of the Parents Association since that time, serving as Co-Chair for two years. She is committed to deepening family connections and friendships in this special community. She is CEO of The Croner Company, a management consulting firm specializing in compensation consulting. She also serves a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Rodef Sholom and on the Board of the Rodef Sholom Religious School. In addition to her regular Board duties, Hali serves as Sterne's Parent Liaison to the Board of Directors, ensuring a mutual flow of information between the parents and the Board of Directors.

Jack Hug


Jack P. Hug has an extensive career as an attorney in Federal service and in the private sector. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt Hall.

Mr. Hug’s service as an officer in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps included assignments at the Presidio of San Francisco and Fort Ord, California, as well as in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards) and the Parachutist Badge.

Mr. Hug was in the private practice of law from 1990—2000. He returned to Federal service with the U. S. Department of Energy in Oakland, California in December, 2000. Mr. Hug held the position of Chief, Environmental Law Branch, U. S. Coast Guard Legal Service Command, Alameda, California, 2004-2016. Upon his retirement in 2016, he was awarded the Coast Guard’s highest award for civilian meritorious service, the Superior Achievement Award, personally approved by the Commandant of the Coast Guard.

Mr. Hug resides in Pacifica, California with his wife, Barbara Hug. His son, Alexander, is a Sterne School graduate, class of 2010.

Greg Hylton

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Greg Hylton and his wife are the parents of a former Sterne School student and have significant first-hand experience in raising children with learning differences. Greg has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and currently holds an executive position at Cushman & Wakefield where he works with major corporations in representing their interests in commercial real estate leasing and sales transactions. He has worked with other board members to relocate Sterne's high school facility to the current location on Kearny Street and consulted on other school-related real estate issues. Greg has been a board member since 2012.

Constance Laflamme


Constance is owner and president of Paradigm Healthcare Services, a company that works with public school districts and county office of education to help them obtain reimbursement for the health, health outreach, and special education services they provide. She has over 30 years experience working with public health agencies including county and federal programs. Throughout her career, she has helped shape and inform debates on public health program implementation and policy in California and has produced numerous publications for school partners and clients in support of the medically underserved and special needs populations. Her leadership is influenced by her experience in public health, hospital services, and disaster medical programs gained as a U.S. Air Force officer. Constance holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and a BS from Michigan State University.

Carrie Messina


Carrie has been serving Sterne School's mission as a board member since 2009 and has been a part of the community since 2005. Three of her four sons attended Sterne Middle School between 2005 and 2010. Carrie was active at Sterne from the beginning. She served as Chair of the Parents Association and joined the site committee prior to being invited onto the Board. Her commitment and service to Sterne stems from the educational transformation she witnessed in her children as a result of Sterne's skilled and attentive faculty and accessible and engaging curricula. As chair of the expansion campaign, Carrie has led the historic multimillion-dollar fundraising effort that began in January 2012 in partnership with the Development office and Sterne volunteers. She continues to work closely with the Development office to ensure development goals are aligned with the Board's strategic plan and has been serving as the Board Secretary since October 2014.

Gina Peterson


President, Peterson Family Foundation

Gina Peterson is the President of the Peterson Family Foundation and has been active in Bay Area community and nonprofit activities since her move to San Francisco in 2000. She served on the founding board of the Tipping Point Foundation for nearly 7 years and has been actively involved with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) for the past 6 years, most recently serving as the Chair of its historic re-opening Modern Ball. Mrs. Peterson resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children, one of which currently attends Sterne School.

Russell Reiff

Russell Reiff, MD
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Russell evaluates and treats children with a variety of concerns including developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, and learning difficulties. He has been on the Sterne Board for over 12 years. For Russell, it is very satisfying to see the “other end" of how these kids function outside his office and out in their world. It is his pleasure to provide his expertise to help them begin to thrive at such a wonderful school.

Lee Schweichler

Managing Partner, Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry

Lee has been a member of the Sterne School Board of Directors for over 25 years. He joined the Board to support the incredible work done by the school's faculty and staff. The team at Sterne gives students the foundation to work with their learning differences, and function successfully throughout their lives. The outcomes achieved at Sterne make a real difference in the life of each student and in the life of their whole family. The Sterne team does the work of angels in making a difference where young people, who have difficulty learning using standard educational processes, can become successful. Seeing the outcomes that are achieved and the personal commitment made by everyone at Sterne, it is a pleasure to be one of many supporting the mission of the school.