Gulf Stream School is a nonprofit institution governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
Tandy Robinson is the President of the Board of Trustees and has been on the Board for five years. Tandy chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees and Strategic Planning Committee.
Tandy is Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC., and has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial-services industry. She is active in the community as Co-Founder of Impact 100 Palm Beach County and a Board member of Boca Helping Hands.
Tandy and her husband, Joe, have a daughter, Gracie (Gulf Stream School class of 2022).
Dr. Joanne Julien
Dr. Joanne Julien is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees and has been on the Board for five years. Joanne chairs the Strategic Planning Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees and the Development Committee.
Joanne is a pulmonary physician and was Division Director at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. She serves on the Board of Perry Biomedical and the Scholarship Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation. She has also served on the Board of the Achievement Center for Children and Families and volunteered at the Caring Kitchen.
Joanne and her husband, Bobby, and their three boys — Jake (Gulf Stream School class of 2020), Miles (class of 2023) and Charlie (class of 2025) — recently sailed over 12,000 miles from Florida to Australia on their catamaran.
Dr. Sami Dagher
Dr. Sami Dagher is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and has been on the Board for four years. Sami serves on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Committee on Trustees.
Sami is an interventional pain management physician and has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1996. He is married to Norma Dagher, who currently serves as President of the Gulf Stream School Auxiliary Board.
Sami and Norma have three children: Alex (Gulf Stream School class of 2017), Andrew (class of 2019) and Ella (class of 2025).
Dr. Gray Smith
Head of School
Growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, I first learned about Gulf Stream School because my cousins were among its students. Once, during a family visit to Delray Beach, we drove by the campus and my mom said, “If we lived here, that’s where you’d go to school.” St. Paul’s in Baltimore was great, but going to school across the street from the beach made me wish for a family relocation.
I later moved to Florida and worked at Pine Crest School as an English teacher and varsity lacrosse coach. I visited Gulf Stream School and got to know it better during those years and, at the time, began thinking, “This is where I want to be.” I am very grateful and feel extremely fortunate and honored for the opportunity to fulfill that dream as both Gulf Stream School’s eighth Head of School, and also as a parent of two GSS students.
Our Board of Trustees Members
Jack Thompson has served on the Board of Trustees for eight years. A New Englander by birth and culture, Jack is a graduate of Trinity College. He is well known throughout Palm Beach County, as he was Head of School at Palm Beach Day Academy for 19 years, before which he headed two Connecticut schools for 15 years.
Jack and his wife, Shirley, live in West Palm Beach.
Barron Snyder graduated from Gulf Stream School in 1980, and has been on the Board of Trustees for eight years. Barron serves on the Development Committee and the Building & Grounds Committee.
Barron is a partner at Chester Partners LLLP. He is also a past Board member of the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center.
Barron and his wife, Therese, have lived in the area for thirteen years with their two children, Luke and Phoebe, both of whom attended Gulf Stream School.
Robin Muir has been on the Board of Trustees for eight years, having served as Secretary for four years. She is currently on the Finance Committee, Development Committee and the Buildings & Grounds Committee.
Robin owns RCMuir Management, which develops and manages commercial real estate, and is on the Board of The Parkinson’s Foundation and Trustbridge Hospice Foundation.
Robin and her late husband, Robert, have two children, Kristin (Gulf Stream School class of 1993) and Robert (class of 1995).
Debra Ghostine has been a Board of Trustees member for four years. She chairs the Special Events Committee and serves on the Marketing and Development Committees. Debra has been very involved with the Gulf Stream School Parents Auxiliary and is a past President.
Prior to retiring, Debra was the Vice President for Business Development and Marketing for Emergent Online and Provision Networks. She is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors at the Literacy Coalition of the Palm Beaches and as Co-Chair of the Love of Literacy Luncheon for the Literacy Coalition.
Debra and her husband, Paul, have two children: Joseph (Gulf Stream School class of 2019) and Sarah.
J.D. Dickenson graduated from Gulf Stream School in 1987, and has been a Board of Trustees member for four years. J.D. chairs the Legal/Risk Management Committee, serves on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Committee on Trustees, and is the immediate past Chair of the Development Committee.
J.D. is an attorney and shareholder at Cozen O’Connor, and has practiced law in South Florida for nearly 20 years. An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, J.D. is presently State Chairman of the Coastal Conservation Association Florida, founder of its South Palm Beach Chapter, and a founder of its Statewide Habitat Restoration Committee.
J.D. and his wife, Maggie, have two children: Sophia (Gulf Stream School class of 2018) and Henry (class of 2022).
Joe Collard has been on the Board of Trustees for four years and serves on the Building & Grounds Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
Joe is a technology and biotechnology entrepreneur/investor. He founded and served as CEO of several successful companies and currently serves on the Board of an Alzheimer’s company and a medicinal chemistry company.
Joe and his wife, Lotta, have four children: Marcus (Gulf Stream School class of 2015), Sofia (class of 2016), Niclas (class of 2019) and Lucas (class of 2023).
Charles Hagy, Jr.
Charles Hagy, Jr. has been a Board of Trustees member for four years and he serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.
A teacher for nearly three decades, Charles is currently in his 26th year at The Benjamin School. He is currently Head of Middle School, a role he assumed in 2003. Along with his administrative duties, Charles continues to teach U.S. History, coach basketball and lead an advisory group.
Charles also serves as Education Committee Co-Chair for the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and is a member of the Vestry at Bethesda by the Sea.
Charles and his wife, Deborah, have three children.
Anna Shannon has been a Board of Trustees member for three years. Anna chairs the Marketing Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees, Development Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.
Anna previously worked as Vice President of Communications & Product Development for an entertainment company that created entertainment products for the mass retail market. She currently volunteers at a local hospital.
Anna and her late husband, Bill, have five children: William (Gulf Stream School class of 2010), Chris (class of 2013), Nick (class of 2015), Charlie (class of 2017) and Finn (class of 2025).
Paul Zarcadoolas has been on the Board of Trustees for three years and serves on the Development, Marketing and Building & Grounds Committees.
Paul is the founder and President of Z Management Services Inc., a software-company consulting firm that he started 25 years ago. Paul is very active in philanthropy, both here in the United States and in Costa Rica. He also serves on the Board of the James Jr. Fund, a Broward County nonprofit organization that helps children with cancer and special needs.
Paul and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Dorothea (Gulf Stream School class of 2019), Athena (class of 2022) and Paulina (class of 2025).
Patrick Donovan has been a Board member for two years and currently serves on the Finance Committee and Committee on Trustees.
Patrick has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years and currently trades structured credit for III Capital Management in Boca Raton. He also serves on the Board of the Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation.
Patrick and his wife, Abi, have three children: Leilani (Gulf Stream School class of 2021), Nathaniel (class of 2024) and Parker (class of 2026).
Alissa Rabin has been a Board of Trustees member for three years. Alissa chairs the Marketing Committee and serves on the Committee on Trustees and Executive Committee, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee. She has also been very involved in the Blue & White Fund, serving as Chair of the committee for three years.
Alissa is the managing partner and owner of her own healthcare agency, CSG Health Group. She is also on the Board of the unLIMBited Foundation and works very closely with the Jed Foundation.
Alissa and her husband, Michael, have a daughter, Blake (Gulf Stream School class of 2025).
Beata Galloway has been a Board member for two years. Beata chairs the Building & Grounds Committee and serves on the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.
Beata is the Managing Director of Ocean Ridge Rentals (ORR), a real estate investment firm. Prior to joining ORR, Beata was a Senior Vice President at DRB Capital. She also volunteers at the Caring Kitchen and the Delray Beach Public Library.
Beata and her husband, Scott, have two children: Alec (Gulf Stream School class of 2022) and Nolan (class of 2025).
Becky Walsh has been a Board of Trustees member for two years and serves on the Development and Special Events Committees.
Becky is very active in the community, having served on the Board of The Delray Beach Public Library for 13 years and is currently involved with Bethesda Hospital, C.R.O.S. Ministries and Special Olympics Florida.
Becky and her husband, Mark, have two children: Sean (Gulf Stream School class of 2009) and Erin (class of 2012).
Tom Stanley has been a Board of Trustees member for one year, and he serves on the Legal/Risk Management Committee.
Tom is an attorney at MacMillan & Stanley, PLLC in Delray Beach and has practiced law for 17 years. Tom is a Town Commissioner for the town of Gulf Stream and a current Board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach.
Tom and his wife, Kristen, enjoy horseback riding and playing tennis.