Linda SmithLinda has served on the Holmstead board for the last five years, currently serving as the Board President. She is the parent of an alumnus. Linda is the retired Director of the Disability Resource Center at Montclair State University where she worked for twenty three years. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters of Science Degree in Special Education from Long Island University.
Thomas E. Clark, Jr. JD, LLM
Tom is a 2000 graduate of The Holmstead School having spent three years as a student. He has a BS in Economics from The College of New Jersey and his JD and an LLM in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Tom is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a forty attorney legal firm with eleven offices nationwide. He specializes in the area of Employee Benefits and retirement plan compliance.
Lydia is a graduate of the Holmstead School, class of 1994. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Felician University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counseling from Montclair State University. She is licensed in NJ as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Professional Counselor (LPC). She works as the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) for Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan and maintains a part time psychotherapy practice.
Ann Coakley first became connected to Holmstead School in 2014 when her eldest daughter began attending and joined the board as a Parent Advocate in 2020, the same year her youngest daughter graduated from Holmstead. Ann has been a guide and advocate for other parents facing challenges with their school districts. She also mentors children who are facing emotional and academic challenges in their public schools and holds a passion for equal access to quality education regardless of ability and children’s mental health.