Board of Trustees
As an independent school, Seacrest is governed by a Board of Trustees who are committed to the School's legacy and its vision for the future. Members of the Board of Trustees are entrusted with carrying out long-range strategic planning, ensuring financial success, and developing policy consistent with the mission of Seacrest Country Day School. The Board is comprised of parents, friends of Seacrest, alumni parents and alumni.
- Shan O'Fee Byrom, Co-Chair
- Joe Lopez, Co-Chair
- Amedeo Savoretti '11, Treasurer
- Madison Hunt '12, Secretary
- Dr. MaryZoe Bowden
- Anthony Cassano
- Nick Gialamas
- Debra Huber
- Lily Kao
- Nancy O'Hara, Past Chair
- Susie Hassan Schreiber
- Nicole Soderlund
- Joann Talano
Shan and her husband Mike Byrom are parents of two Seacrest students and have been with the school since 2018 when they moved to Naples. Shan is a lifelong volunteer and believes the work she did as a teen shaped a strong spirit of volunteerism which she now happily shares with the Seacrest Community. Since joining the school, Shan has co-chaired the Annual Gala for four years and has been involved in many other initiatives around campus. As current Board Co-Chair, she is actively involved on all trustee committees. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Shan attended the University of Calgary, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Shan’s career took her into corporate learning & leadership development with WestJet, a Canadian airline, where she developed and facilitated leadership courses and coaching programs for frontline leaders through C-Suite executives. Shan left the workforce to spend time with her family. When she isn’t on campus, you will find her at a soccer field supporting her sons or training for her next triathlon.
Johannes “Joe” Lopez is the father to 3 Seacrest students. Joe and his wife Candice have been active at Seacrest since they arrived on campus in 2019. Joe is the youngest of 4 children and was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Joe’s family moved and established themselves in Miami, FL in 1980. Joe studied and played collegiate baseball in the Carolinas (UNC Charlotte) and then moved to the Midwest for the start of his business career. After moving to Naples, FL in 2018, he and his dear friend and business partner Nick McCarty (also father to 2 Seacrest students) launched Solstice Partners; an investment management firm with a focus on businesses seeking growth and organizational development. Joe spends his time helping lead strategic business meetings, at church with his family, on the ball field, or in a gym. Joe is fluent in Spanish and an International Baccalaureate (French) graduate.
Amedeo Andrea Savoretti was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and lived there until the age of 10. He then split time between Switzerland and Naples where he attended Seacrest Country Day School through high school. Deo has 3 daughters ages 4, 2 and a half, and 4 months old with his wife whom he first met at Seacrest in the 4th grade. Their oldest daughter is currently attending Seacrest as they both did. Their middle daughter will begin Preschool this year. Deo's professional background is mainly rooted in wealth management and finance. He was exposed to the business world at a young age by three main influences, two of which are his grandfathers, one who was a prominent industrial/
Madison is a proud Seacrest alumnus who started her journey as a Stingray in 2nd grade and graduated as a Senior with the Class of 2012. She continued her education at the University of Central Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Event Management. After graduating from UCF together, Madison and her Seacrest sweetheart, Austin Hunt, returned to Naples and are now married. Her college internship working for a corporate event planning company turned into a full-time career where she curated exclusive experiences around the United States for some of the most notable corporations around the world. She was honored to have a number of her events receive awards from BizBash, ADMEI, and Northstar’s Stella. Madison recently stepped away from the event’s world to support her husband and family with their swiftly growing cabinetry business where she focuses on accounting and office management. With her background in planning and love for Seacrest, Madison was able to Co-Chair the Seacrest Annual Gala in 2021 and 2022.
Anthony Cassano is Director of Portfolio Operations for Lateral Investment Management and is responsible for the Finance and Accounting for all their Portfolio Companies. He also has extensive business experience in both Public Accounting at Ernst & Young and Corporate Finance at various divisions of General Electric and other publicly-traded companies. Anthony obtained his undergraduate Business degree at Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland, OH, and his Master of Science in Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Kimberly have been residents of Naples for the past eight years and have three teenage children, with their two oldest boys both being part of the Seacrest family as students at the Upper School - Nicholas (Class of '23) and Benjamin (Class of '25).
Nick Gialamas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Capital Management, LLC a registered investment advisory firm (RIA) focused on retirement investment services for institutional clients. Forest Capital Management, LLC has been operating since 2014. Nick is also the Area President of HUB International, a global insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Before joining HUB, Gialamas served as Chief Executive Officer of Forest Financial Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm he founded in 1998. During his tenure, Gialamas led the company through a period of transformation and sustainable growth. Forest Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by HUB International in December of 2015. Nick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing from Northern Illinois University (NIU). He is loyal to his alma mater and stays personally involved with the University, including guest speaking engagements at the College of Business. The NIU College of Business Department of Marketing has recognized Nick’s contributions by presenting him with the Alumni of the Year Award. Nick is the Founder and Chairman of the Vaughn McClure & Jeff Dickerson Foundation, and serves on the NIU Executive Club Board of Advisors, the NIU College of Business Board of Advisors, ACS Athens Board of Trustees, as well as the Board of Advisors for the Retirement Savings Foundation in Washington D.C.
Debra Larsen Huber grew up in Boise, Idaho, the third of ten children. She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Debra and her husband, David, have five children and nine grandchildren. Their youngest child, Jamison, graduated in 2016 from Seacrest where he served as student body president. He started Seacrest in third grade and had a remarkable educational experience. Debra is co-chair of the David and Debra Larsen Huber Family Foundation which focuses on education. David received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He founded two telecommunications companies, Ciena Corporation, and Corvis Corporation. Debra currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and on the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University.
Originally from the metropolis city of Houston, Texas. Graduate from South Texas College of Law, J.D., and the University of Texas at Austin College of Law, FLLM. She moved to the great city of Naples with her husband and daughter in August of 2019. Lily founded “Kao Law Firm, P.A.” in May of 2020, focusing on family law. Coming from a family of lawyers and judges, Lily realized very early on that her passion is to build a law firm that works with people and puts people first. Lily loves to spend quality time with her husband and daughter in her free time. She loves dogs, and they have two of them, “Turbo” an English Bulldog, and “Coco" a miniature poodle. Her passion is making an impact in people's lives when going through hard times.
Nancy worked in manufacturing for 25 years. She became the Director of Business Systems at Shaw Development in 2006 after holding leadership positions in Sales and Customer Service, Production Planning, Purchasing, and Manufacturing. Nancy holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. She has a B.A. in Modern Languages from Villanova University. Nancy has been an active member of committees including the Fisher School of Technology, Advisory Committee at Hodges University, and the local National Center for Women in Technology scholarship program. She has also served as the Family Life and Education Board Chair at Faith Lutheran Church as well as the secretary of the church council. Nancy's two children, Samuel '14, and Abigail '16 are graduates of Seacrest.
A mother to three Seacrest children, Nicole has been a parent at Seacrest since 2010 when she and her family moved from Boston, Mass. She has been involved on campus volunteering her time as Room Parent, a co-chair for three years on the Seacrest Parent Association, a member of the Board marketing committee, and, most recently, as a Board member. In 2016, Nicole began chairing the Advancement Committee of the Board. Nicole has 20 years of experience working in product development and various marketing roles working with consumer brands. Some of the highlights include developing and launching the premiere Venus Williams' signature apparel line with Reebok International, creating the grassroots and public relations-driven promotional launch of the new Beetle for Volkswagen, which included a mobile tour to more than 20 college campuses across the country.