Board of Directors

UNIS Hanoi is a not-for-profit private school that is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is the policy-making body of the School. This group of volunteers develops a long term vision and Strategic Plan, formulates and approves strategic policies, approves the annual budget and monitors the financial health of the school. The Board also hires, appoints and evaluates the Head of School.

UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors 2020-2021


The Board is composed of ten Board members, of whom three are appointed by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, two are elected by parents, four are appointed by the Board, with the Head of School serving as an ex-officio (non-voting) member.

All members of the Board are eligible to serve three terms. A term consists of four years. 

Board Committees

The Board appoints a number of committees and task forces to carry out its responsibilities and achieve its annual objectives and goals. Committees and task forces bring together Board members, school employees and interested parents who can offer expertise and commitment to research, analyse and discuss the details of a particular subject in order to bring thoughtful and clear proposals for Board consideration. 

Board of Directors
2020-2021

UN Appointed:
Simone Vis
Le Thanh Forsberg
Eva Chopetta Ng'inja - Croft  

Parent Elected: 
Michelle Dinh-Jones
Maria S. Chung, Secretary

Board Appointed: 
Amie Pollack, Board Chair
Ngo Thi Quynh Hoa, Board Vice-Chair
Nguyen Van Hieu, Treasurer
Zeynel Kasapoglu

Ex-officio:
Jane McGee, Head of School

Faculty Consultant to the Board: 
Kate Doré, MS/HS Science Teacher

Board Administrator
Maeve O'Donovan

Committees and Task Force for 2020-2021 are:

  • Executive Committee (Board Officers) 

  • Finance Committee (Board, Admin and Community Members) 

  • Committee on Directors (Board only) 

  • Fundraising Task Force (Board, Admin and Community Members)

  • Strategic Plan Task Force (Board, Admin and Community Members)

Board Community Meetings and Communications

The Board holds a Community Meeting in Autumn, and an Annual General Meeting in Spring. It prepares an End-of-Year Report, as well as makes announcements in the School's e-newsletter in order to report on its activities.