Who We Are
Board of Trustees
Joshua Abrams – President
In addition to his experience listed above, Josh has held leadership positions helping schools during their initial accreditation and reaccreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), has assisted with college guidance, and has had responsibility for budgets and personnel decisions. Josh founded Meridian because he wanted to provide an option for secondary students that valued their ideas, understood their need to be useful members of their communities, and welcomed them as junior researchers within and across the disciplines. Both of Josh's sons, Matthew '11 and Isaac '17, graduated from Meridian.
John McCarthy, CPA – Treasurer
B.S. in Accounting, Syracuse University
M.B.A., Boston College
John is an Assurance Director in the Boston, MA office of Marcum LLP, one of the fifteen largest CPA firms in the country. John splits his time at Marcum between the for-profit and non-profit sectors, predominantly working with schools and religious organizations in his non-profit work. Prior to joining Marcum, John was a Senior Manager at Braver PC, a Needham, MA-based CPA firm. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tricia Morrow – Secretary
B.A., Knox College
Tricia Morrow has enjoyed her role as a Teacher/Director at Neighborhood School in Jamaica Plain since she co-founded the purposefully small, independent elementary school in 1986. Her trek from Illinois to Boston in 1982 was stimulated by a strong sense of calling to live and work with children in an urban, multicultural environment. With teaching certification in elementary and special education, followed by graduate coursework in educational management and parenting studies, and then parenting three children, Tricia is committed to the rich, personalized learning and family connections that small schools cultivate. Tricia's son, Nick, is a member of Meridian's class of 2019.
B.A. in Management Information Systems, Brown University
Jorge has spent most of his career as Chief Information Officer in large advertising agencies. For the last several years he has been an independent Information Technology consultant and has provided outsourced CIO services to small and midsize companies as well as non-profits. Jorge served on the board at the Atrium School where he stewarded the physical expansion of the school to add a middle school. He is the parent of Alejandro Abellas-Seitz, class of 2017.
B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Seth is a managing director and equity research analyst at Wellington Management Company. He is responsible for analyzing equity investments in the information technology, business services, and consumer sectors. Prior to joining Wellington in 2006, Seth worked as an equity analyst at Putnam Investments. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Seth has been a resident of Jamaica Plain since 2006 and is the parent of three daughters, Ayelet, Aviva, and Aria.
BA, Oberlin College
Ed.M and Ed.D, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Antonia is the Director of reDesign, a national consulting practice that supports the design and development of learner-centered communities. Antonia began her career as a high school teacher, and then went on to found a NYC public school similar to Meridian. In her work at reDesign, Antonia is deeply engaged in working with educators, at all levels of the system, as they work to develop and support learning communities that truly nurture students. Antonia’s daughter, Luca, is a member of Meridian’s class of 2022.
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Beth is the Director of Development for Springwell, a non-profit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes. She has worked to advance social service organizations addressing issues ranging from domestic violence to suicide prevention for more than 20 years. Beth has advised non-profits and schools in Boston and Chicago on fundraising, marketing and programming, and has worked with Meridian Academy since its inception. Beth is the parent of Max '17 and Jesse '22.