Meet the Development Team

Jedd Whitlock

Director of Development
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Jedd joined the Hopkins community as Director of Development in June 2013. As the son of a former teacher from the New Canaan Country School, Jedd’s passion for independent schools formed at an early age. Inspired by his own educational experience, Jedd began his development career at his alma mater, St. George's School in Newport, RI, and most recently served as the Director of Advancement at Berwick Academy in southern Maine. He received a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College in 1998 and his M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. Currently, Jedd resides in Fairfield with his wife, Megan and their two daughters, Ellie and Caroline.

Deena Mack

Senior Development Officer
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Deena joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office eighteen years ago, after extensive volunteering at Hopkins. She enjoys and values working closely with alumni/ae, parents and the volunteer organizations for both constituencies, to promote community and support of the School. Her husband and three sons are Hopkins alumni.

Lauren Reichart

Director of Annual Giving
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Lauren joined the office in 2007 after 4 years as the Director of Development and Parent Liaison at Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, NY. Lauren lives in Woodbridge with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters Kelsey and Ally. A graduate of Cornell University and four-year boarding student at Westminster School, she has enjoyed being involved in and learning the culture of a day school. When not at Hopkins, she enjoys reading, running, watching the NY Rangers and most importantly spending time with her family.

Development Officer
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Charlie joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2016 after stints in nonprofit development and fundraising, and investment management. Prior to joining Hopkins, Charlie spent five years in South Africa helping to develop a world-class, affordable high school for underserved youth. Charlie has a passion for independent schools having studied at The Roxbury Latin School and Phillips Academy. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies from Kenyon College, where he also captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. Charlie lives in New Haven with his wife, Thabisa, and two kids, Elethu and Asante.

Carol Brouillette

Development Services Associate
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Carol joined the Alumni/Development team in 2008 after 5 years at the Washington National Cathedral. Carol is the mother of 2 grown boys and lives in Stony Creek with Felix the cat and Bailey the dog.  When not at Hopkins, she enjoys the beach, gardening, antiquing, refinishing furniture and Boston sports, especially the Red Sox.

Katey Varanelli

Events Coordinator & Parent Council Liaison
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Katey joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2015 after 2 years in the Development Office at the Taft School. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she attended Northwestern University and has been living in Connecticut for 3 years now. Katey has always enjoyed planning events and loves doing it in the context of independent schools. On occassion, she can be seen playing the double bass with the Hopkins orchestra. Aside from music, she enjoys all things Disney, playing kickball, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Nick.

Dan Junkins

Database Manager
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Dan joined the Alumni/ae and Development Office in 2005. He enjoys working with faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and parents on a wide range of topics related to office technology and systems, both new and old. A transplant from the Midwest, Dan now lives in Madison with his wife, Minette, and his two daughters, Maya and Riley. When not at Hopkins, he enjoys traveling to Latin America, baking, golf, photography and reading about technology, economics, finance, travel and cooking.

Donna Vinci

Alumni/ae Relations Associate
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Donna joined the Alumni/ae and Development office in September of 2014 after five years as part of the development team at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. She looks forward to learning the school culture and to helping strengthen alumni/ae engagement in multiple ways. Donna lives in Stratford with her husband, Matt, and their five-year-old son, Matthew Donald. When not at Hopkins, she enjoys reading, running, traveling, listening to classical & jazz music and spending time with her family.