Board of Trustees

Michael Bryant, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Michael Bryant, MD, MBA, is currently the Division Chief of Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) where he has worked for the past 25 years.  He began his undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy at West Point and then earned his undergraduate degree in Physiology at the University of California at Davis in 1983.  He obtained his Medical Degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1987 and his Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in 2003. He has held numerous clinical positions at CHLA and was most recently the Deputy Head of the Division of General Pediatrics before becoming Head of the newly formed Division of Hospital Medicine (November, 2009).  He has served on the Board of the physician practice at CHLA for many years, Children’s Hospital Medical Group (CHLAMG), chairing its Operations and Business Development Committees, as well as serving as Vice President of the Board and a member of the Contracting Kitchen Cabinet. He has also served as a Trustee on the Board of Alta Med Health Services Corporation and chaired its Quality Review Committee. He has served on the Board of Park Century School for the past ­11 years and has been a member of the Finance and Growing Pains Committee as well as­ the Financial Aid Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Compensation Committee for Park Century School.

Lisa Handler Doherty

Lisa Handler Doherty was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from Westlake School for Girls and then from UCLA with a degree in History.  Lisa was the Alumni Coordinator for Harvard-Westlake School for almost 5 years and then the Director of Development at the John Thomas Dye School for 11 years.  Lisa is now a community volunteer and lives in Malibu with her husband Brett.

Bess Armstrong Fiedler

Bess Armstrong Fiedler graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts. She has worked as an actress in movies, television and theatre for over forty years. Her volunteer work includes The Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation (she was part of the original group of volunteers) and the Cedars-Sinai Parent to Parent support group (she was a founding member). She has served as a trustee at The Bryn Mawr School, The John Thomas Dye School, Brentwood School and Park Century.


Bess is the daughter of two independent schoolteachers. She and her husband, John, have two sons: Luke and Chase. Chase attended Park Century for four years. He graduated from Bennington College in 2016 and is currently working towards a Masters degree in music technology at NYU.



David Frandzel

David Frandzel graduated from California State University Northridge with a degree in Political Science.  He is president and owner of Mid-West Lighting Corporation, the third generation owner of the Frandzel family business started by Max Frandzel in 1965.


David is married to Ashley Frandzel.  They have two children, Alexa, who attends Harvard Westlake, and Connor, who graduated from Park Century in 2017.

Hilary Garland, Psy.D., M.Ed., President
Isla P. Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President
Leslie Goodman
Christy Glass Lowe
Helen Newton Hartung, Secretary
Justin Hunt
Anthony Jaffe
Paul Jennings
Jason Keller
Guy Primus
Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Phyllis G. Thomas, Treasurer
Stephen L. Thomas, Esq.
Patricia R. Torrey
Sally Weil
Founding Members:
Sheila Cohn
Louis H. Savett, In Memorium