Parents' Association

REPA Committees

List of 18 items.

  • All Sports Boosters

    The All Sports Boosters promote and support Ransom Everglades athletic teams and events. Boosters/Team Parents also assist coaches in planning their team community service (REACH) project and help coordinate snacks, drinks and dinners for the team. Additionally, Boosters host the awards banquets held at the conclusion of the season.

    Committee Chairs
    Ashley Cusack
    Allison Langer
    Suzanne Murphy

  • Auction

    The Auction Fundraiser* is REPA's biggest annual event. Held in either the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. '38 Gymnasium (Ransom Campus) or in the Middle School Gymnasium (Everglades Campus), it brings together the entire RE community for a fun-filled evening to raise funds for student financial aid. Volunteers are needed for gathering auction items, administrative support, soliciting advertising and decorations.

    Auction Acquisitions Chairs
    Lisa di Gasbarro
    Carola Pimentel

    Auction Technology Chair
    Soledad Awad

    Auction Advertising Chair
    Ashley Cusack

    *Net proceeds are restricted to benefit student financial aid including Ransom Everglades Parents’ Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

  • Book Clubs

    There are two Book Clubs; each club selects a series of books to read each year. The REPA Book Club usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month, and Middle and Upper School parents are welcomed. The PALS (parents of alumni) / Upper School Book Club meets on the second Friday of each month, and their meetings are open to the entire RE community.

    Committee Chairs

    REPA Book Club

    Ligia del Pino-Siblesz
    Florencia Kaczka
    Patty Rothstein
    Suzy Vianna

    PALS / Upper School Book Club

    Kris Wenzel

    RE Book Club (US and MS) 2019 Summer Reading List
    • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
    • Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
    • A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Adapted for Young Readers)
    • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
    • East West Street by Philippe Sands

    PALS Book Club 2019 Summer Reading Suggestions
    • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • The 100 year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
    • The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
    • The Future Is History by Masha Gessen
    • The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
    • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
    • The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
    • The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
    • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  • Breakfast-by-the-Bay

    The Breakfast-by-the-Bay committee organizes the traditional breakfast for parents of seniors in early May when parents gather to learn about the graduation festivities and celebrate the last month at RE.

    Committee Chairs
    Julia Bianchi
    Abby Zanarini

  • Bylaws

    The Bylaws committee prepares all amendments to the REPA Bylaws and oversees other committee actions.

    Committee Chair
    Christina Ng

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

    The Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon committee organizes a luncheon held at the Upper School at the end of the school year to honor the faculty of both campuses. All interested parents are welcome to drop off a dish to be served at the event.

    Committee Chairs
    Courtney Denaro
    Nicky Hommen
    AnaMaria Rego

  • Faculty Friends

    Faculty Friends send out birthday cards to all faculty, staff and administration at the Middle and Upper School and provide surprise special treats for the faculty and staff throughout the school year.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Dwanita Fields
    Karen O'Neil Stone

    Upper School
    Elena Leiser

  • Fine Arts Council

    The Fine Arts Council supports and promotes the arts - including drama, band, dance, visual arts, debate and yearbook - at Ransom Everglades.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Nickelle Crowley

    Upper School
    Jill Martin

  • Holiday Open House

    Committee Chairs
    Teresa Dyke
    Tania Miner

  • Hospitality

    The Hospitality committee organizes refreshments for the REPA general membership meetings and such other events as requested by the Executive Committee.

    Committee Chair
    Katie Arriola

  • Library

    Members of the Library committee work with the librarians on both campuses on projects designated by the librarians. Library committee members typically sign up for a regular time slot that fits their schedules to volunteer at either the Middle or Upper School libraries.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Mary Seabrook

    Upper School

  • Middle School Picnic

    The Middle School Picnic takes place in August or September. It is open to families of all Middle School students, and is one of the first opportunities for parents to meet one another. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning, set-up, check-in and clean-up.

    Committee Chairs
    Renatta Benedini
    Javier Lugo
    Wendy Salomon

  • Multicultural Day

    The Multicultural Day committee plans, organizes and recruits volunteers to host Multicultural Day at the Middle School in the spring. All parents are encouraged to bring a dish that represents their culture/heritage, and the Middle School students enjoy the dishes during their lunch period.

    Committee Chairs
    Soledad Awad
    Monica Lopez
    Daniela Nuñez Bachmann

  • New Parent Breakfasts

    Committee Chairs

  • Parent Ambassadors

    The Parent Ambassadors assist the Admission Office with projects as designated by the Admission Director.

    Committee Chairs
    Javier Lugo
    Gabriela Sabate
    Memo  Sauceda

  • Parent Network

    The Parent Network committee works closely with the counseling department and organizes three meetings per year for the parents of each grade. Parent Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on raising adolescents. Parent Network topics focus on social and academic pressures, internet safety and other topics suggested by the counseling department and chairpersons.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Deborah Bienstock

    6th-Grade Leaders
    Christine Acosta
    Nickelle Crowley

    7th-Grade Leaders
    Alex Moskovitz
    Patty Rothstein

    8th-Grade Leaders
    Eva Arango
    Deborah Bienstock

    9th-Grade Leaders
    Soledad Awad
    Daniela Nuñez Bachmann

    10th-Grade Leaders
    Kendra Malloy
    Adriana Ruan

    11th-Grade Leaders
    Deborah Bienstock
    Jana Miller

    12th-Grade Leader
    Jay Reddy

  • Senior Send Off

    Senior Send-Off is a farewell tribute party for seniors and their parents. Senior parent volunteers plan the event and junior parents help run the event.

    Committee Chair
    Amy Steinhour

  • This Week @ RE

    Committee Chair
    Vicky Vega Capote

REPA Executive Committee Members

President Elect:
VP-Middle School:
VP-Upper School:
VP-Parents of Alumni:
Assistant Treasurer:
Fundraising Chair:
Fundraising Co-Chair:
   Nicole Murray
Vicky Hucks
Christina Ng
Soledad Awad
Vicky Vega Capote
Jill Martin
Suzanne Murphy
Javier Lugo
Susan Woolsey
Jennifer O'Neill
Allison Holly
Amal Tabet
Melinda Gonzalez
Members At-Large:
Eleanor Barnett
Deborah Bienstock
Nickelle Crowley
Ashley Cusak
Dwanita Fields
Nicky Hommen
Alex Moskovitz
Katharine Rubino

Past Presidents:
Melissa Buckner
Bonnie Seipp
Laurie McWilliams
Laura Roberts
Nancy Halula 
Kathy Simko
Lori Harvey
Jill Meland '80
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
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 mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. 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.