Board of Directors

Doug Masson, President
Education: B.A. (Miami University), J.D. (Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington)
About Doug:

Doug is a partner with the law firm Hoffman, Luhman & Masson and serves as the County Attorney for Tippecanoe County. He and his wife, Amy, are parents to Cole and Harper who are students at WLCSC.


cohenBradley Cohen, Vice President, Alumni Committee Chair, Founding Board Member and Past President
Education: West Lafayette High School Class of 1983, University of Wisconsin Class of 1987
About Brad:

Brad currently lives in West Lafayette and is the co-owner of Arni’s Restaurants. He is married to Ann Cohen, and they have two children: Jake and Sarah, both WLHS graduates.

Sue-Lasater-e1436886676283-768x1024Sue Lasater, Treasurer
Education: BBA, Finance and Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Madison, MBA University of Michigan
About Sue:

Sue is currently Director of Finance at Endocyte, Inc. She is married to David Lasater and they have three children, Will, Zach and Anna who are all in the WLCSC.


WhitmanMary Beth Whitman, Secretary
Education: B.S. University of Indianapolis, M.S. Purdue University, 36 hours beyond my masters to earn a Media Specialist Endorsement
About Mary Beth:

Mary Beth is a retired West Lafayette teacher (38 years of service). Mary Beth and her husband Mark have been married for 43 years and have one adult son, Josh.



bangsBeth Bangs, Events Committee Member
Education: Registered Nurse, Ohio Valley School of Nursing
About Beth:

Beth works as school nurse at Happy Hollow School. She and her husband, Roger, have been married for 25 years and have two sons, Alec and Brian (both WLHS graduates).



Bauman John

John Bauman

Education: WLHS 1992; DePauw University, B.A. biology, 1996; Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 2000; Greenville Hospital System, Greenville S.C., orthopaedic surgery residency, 2005; Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, hand and upper extremity fellowship, 2006

John is an orthopaedic surgeon at Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic, part of Unity Healthcare.  He is married to Emily Bauman (WLHS class of 1992) and they have 2 children, Gretchen and Grant, who are enrolled in WLCSC. As a multi-generational alum and longtime West Lafayette resident John hopes to continue the Foundation’s work to benefit many future WLCSC generations.


Jim MacDonald, Finance Committee Member
Education: B.S. Management from Purdue University
About Jim:

Jim is a partner with Gettings Reed Financial and a father of four WLHS grads. He is also a WLHS grade, class of 1976, and he enjoys Purdue athletics and playing golf.



SallySally Downham Miller, Development Committee Member
Education: PhD in Educational Administration from Purdue University
About Sally:

After teaching elementary school in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Sally served on university faculties in Virginia Beach, VA and Cleveland, OH, and she spent time as a building administrator in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Indiana. Sally served as the Director of the Development for the Foundation from 2011-2014. Upon retiring in December 2014, Sally was inducted as a board member for the Foundation. Sally is proud of the projects undertaken by the Foundation, particularly the Student Technology Instructional Commons (STIC) and the Rise Above the Mark documentary.


schott, tom (2008)Tom Schott, School Board Member
Education: Ohio Wesleyan University, Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, 1990
About Tom:

As senior associate athletics director at Purdue University, Tom Schott oversees the athletics department communications area, including media relations, social media and the website. He currently is in his 25th year at Purdue. Tom’s wife, Jane, teaches and coaches at West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, and they have two sons, August and Sam, who are WLHS students. Tom is a member of the West Lafayette Board of School Trustees, he has traveled to all 50 United States, and he is an Eagle Scout.


EatonTracy Eaton, Development Committee Member
Education: B.A. (New College), MSW (University of Michigan)
About Tracy:

Tracy is the Clinical Coordinator for the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue. Tracy currently lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Tomas, and has two children in WLCSC.



prochnau melissa 2Melissa Prochnau, School Board Member







John Fry, Nominations Committee, Marketing/PR Member
About John:

John is currently the Operations Manager at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. He is a 1999 graduate from West Lafayette High School and graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. He currently lives in West Lafayette, and has two sons, Jackson and Archer, who attend the West Lafayette schools.



Maria L. Whipple
Education: B.A. (University of Houston), MBA (Henley Business School, UK)
About Maria:

After having lived half her life abroad studying, working and establishing her own start-ups across 5 countries, Maria returned to stateside in late 2017 to give her three daughters the opportunity to study at WLCSC. Maria is an Assistant Director of Regional Outreach for the Purdue Alumni Association by profession and an active Children’s Rights Advocate by passion.

Hallie Gorup, Events Committee Member
Carlo Amani, Marketing/PR Chair
Nina Wojtalewicz, Nominations Chair, Teacher Grants



Michael G. Pedley, Ex-Officio
Education: BBA University of Cincinnati, J.D. University of Dayton
About Michael:

Michael has been in the advancement industry for over 13 years with experience in the areas of alumni relations, annual giving, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. He served as the head of fundraising at the Diocese of Raleigh. Then, he was the Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Purdue University. Currently, he is a Sales Executive at Cuna Mutual Group. Michael also has 10 years of management and law experience. His wife, Storie Pedley, graduated from West Lafayette, and Michael has 3 girls in West Lafayette schools.

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