About the Board

Board Member Biographies and Contact Information


Gretchen Meier, President

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(845) 733-5217
Term expires: June 30, 2022

Meier is a physical therapist and co-owner of Pine Bush Physical Therapy. She is a member of the district’s Audit Committee and Health and Safety Committee, and is involved with the No Place For Hate Committee and the Pine Bush High School Excelsior Academy. Her two children attended Pine Bush schools. Meier is serving her third term on the school board.


Matthew Watkins, Vice President

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(845) 744-5386
Term expires: June 30, 2022

Watkins received an associate’s degree in marketing from SUNY Delhi and a bachelor’s degree in general business from Penn State University. Watkins serves as a councilman in the Town of Shawangunk and as a trustee for the Pine Bush Area Public Library. He and his wife have three children in the district. He previously served on the Pine Bush School Board from May 2016 to June 2017.



Dori Johnson

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(845) 800-2692
 Term expires: June 30, 2022

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s degree in earth science education, both from SUNY New Paltz. She is a teacher in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District and has two children in the Pine Bush School District. This is her second term serving on the board of education.


Kristi Kheiralla

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(908) 310-2305
Term expires: June 30, 2023

Kheiralla holds a nursing degree from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, from which she was the class valedictorian. She has worked as a registered nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery and is currently a stay-at-home mom. She has two children in district schools. She is currently in her second term on the board.


Cara Robertson

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(845) 978-0619
Term expires: June 30, 2023

Robertson is a graduate of Pine Bush High School and earned a business degree from Lynn University in Florida. She is a retired self-employed school bus contractor. In her second term on the school board, Robertson is a member of the district’s Audit Committee and the All Night Graduation Party Committee. She has two children in the district.


Ross Tompkins

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(914) 850-1512
Term expires: June 30, 2024

Tompkins attended SUNY Orange and SUNY Dutchess studying business management and human resources, as well as real estate development. He is a graduate of Pine Bush High School Class of 1982 and his three children attend district schools. Tompkins has more than 30 years in the banking and real estate businesses and co-owns the Pineapple Day Spa. He is active in scouting, Pine Bush Relay for Life and several professional organizations.  This is his second term on the board.


There is one vacant seat on the board of education due to a resignation.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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