About

Our mission: To honor and support our tradition of excellence and to celebrate and promote the collective experiences unique to the Tenafly High School community. You can read our by-laws to find out more.

Our Officers:

President – Leigh Barker (’87)

Co-Vice President – Carol A. Silverman-Kurtz (’78)
Carol is a 1978 graduate of Tenafly High School. She offers a broad range of experience from a variety of disciplines including: Fundraising, Development, Institutional Giving, Promotion and Event Planning. In addition to holding a number of alumni leadership positions throughout the past 20 years on the Oberlin Leadership Council, Carol is a former H.S.A. President of Maugham School; as a former V.P. of Public Affairs and V.P. of Membership of the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County (NJ) section, and as President of Tenakill Swim Club. She has also been instrumental as a performer and steering committee member for numerous interfaith fundraisers and has helped raise awareness and generate major donations for a number of global initiatives. She and her husband Barry reside in Alpine, NJ and are parents of two college students at The New School and American University.

Co-Vice President – Briana Goldfein Holden (’96)
Briana graduated from Tenafly High School in 1996. After getting married and starting a family, she moved back to Tenafly with her husband in 2009. She is proud to be raising her 2 daughters in the town in which she grew up. Briana is excited to be helping to get the Tenafly High School Alumni Association started, so she can help give back to the town that’s been such a big part of her past and her future.

Co-Vice President – Bill Jaeger (*newly elected in 2020)

Co-Vice President – Linda Sommer (*newly elected in 2020)

Secretary – Mireille Tang Johnson (’99)
After graduating from Tenafly High School in 1999 and going to school in Boston, Mimi returned to THS as a teacher in 2006. She has since gotten married and is the proud mother of two. Mimi is thrilled to be getting the Tenafly High School Alumni Association up and running, to create a stronger community around the school that has provided her with so many opportunities.

Treasurer – Laurie Morano (’78) (*newly elected in 2020)

Our Board of Directors:
Tami Luchow (’88)
Susan Hemberger Van Poznak (’80)
James Morrison (ex-officio member)

Past Officers:
Louis Bertolotti (’13, past president 2018-2019 & ex-officio member)
Susan Hemberger Van Poznak (’80, past Co-Vice President 2018)
Mireille Tang Johnson (’99, past Co-Vice President 2019)