Faculty and Staff Directory

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    Melanie Harnett Hoffmann
    Director of Advancement
    Hollins College - B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania - M.S.
    As Director of Advancement at Ransom Everglades School, I oversee the school's fundraising efforts as well as alumni and parent engagement. I previously served as the Assistant Head of School and Director of External Affairs at Vermont Academy for two years and, for 13 years, worked as Director of Institutional Advancement at The Pingry School, a K-12 day school in New Jersey. I began my fundraising career at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. I attended Hollins College in Roanoke, Va., where I received my BA in Art History and German, and I received my master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. My husband, Arthur, and I have two sons, William and Nicholas '27, and live in Coconut Grove.
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    Kim Arredondo
    Director of Donor Relations, Advancement Communications
    Brown University - B.A.
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    Melissa Bonafonte
    Director of The Fund for Ransom Everglades
    University of Arizona - B.A.
    Thunderbird School of Global Management - M.B.A.
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    Stacey Chopp
    Special Events Coordinator, REPA Liaison
    San Diego State University - B.A.
    Yeshiva University - M.S.W.
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    Tony Mercadal
    Director of Advancement Services
    University of Miami - B.A.
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    Maggie Pearson '80
    Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
    Hollins College - B.A.
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    Yadira Pino
    Data and Prospect Manager
    Florida International University - B.S.
    Florida International University - B.A.
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    Erika Valdes
    Annual Giving Coordinator
    Johnson & Wales University - B.S.
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    Vicki Carbonell Williamson '88
    Director of Alumni Engagement
    Boston College - B.A.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.