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  • Dina Plapler

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    Prior to assuming the role at Kingswood Oxford as the Director of Institutional Advancement, Plapler served as the executive director for Connecticut and western Massachusetts and senior advisor mission advancement for the American Heart Association. Prior to that, she was the vice president of development and alumni relations at UConn Health. She also held key positions at numerous local non-profits and served as an adjunct professor at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She earned a B.S degree cum laude from New York University and a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law School and practiced law for several years prior to her move to non-profit administration. She and her husband, Earl McMahon, live in West Hartford and have two adult sons.

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  • Elizabeth Fahy Bellingrath '78

    Associate Director of Institutional Advancement & Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
    (860) 727-5014
    Elizabeth is a dyed in the wool Wyvern. She graduated from the school, married a fellow Wyvern and four of her children attended the school. She's always been involved with KO in some capacity even while she worked for a time at her father's, Thomas Fahy, Class of 1955, insurance company. Whether she was a class agent, member of the alumni council, president of the Alumni Association or ex-offico member of the Board of Trustees, Elizabeth gives KO her all. She truly cares about the community. In 1999, she joined the development office and worked in alumni and parent relations, special events and the business office. She spends as much time as she can with her family, needlepoints and explores the Cape.

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  • Frances Morris '90

    Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
    Frances has come back to KO to work with the Advancement Office in Alumni and Parent Relations, which is quite perfect since she is both an alum and a parent of two Middle Schoolers! Frances is a graduate of Colby College and UConn and spent several years teaching in upstate New York before moving back to Connecticut to join the family business and become the fourth generation of cigar tobacco brokers. Now that she's come home to KO, she looks forward to meeting and engaging parents and reconnecting with alumni on and off-campus.

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  • Jayne Rotter

    Director of Leadership Giving

    Jayne spent the early part of her career in front of the camera working as a reporter/anchor for WTNH Channel 8. She said, "I enjoyed writing and connecting people to my reporting. In Advancement, I believe I have much the same mission by connecting alumni, parents, grandparents and community members to KO in a way that is meaningful to them - in essence, allowing them to tell their story." Jayne spends much of her free time watching her three children play soccer and tennis. She loves being active, enjoys yoga, running and the beach.

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  • Meghan Kurtich

    Director of Annual Giving
    (860) 233-3500 Ext 5013
    As a former employee of the Walt Disney Company, Meghan learned her craft well. She is the perfect person to work in our Advancement Office with a winning combination of warmth and professionalism for ten years. Outside of work, Meghan paints and hikes with her best buddy, her dog, Charlie.

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  • Brenda Semmelrock


    Brenda is proud to be a faculty member at KO since 1982! She studied in Mexico and Spain and enjoying her experience living with families there. She also traveled to Venezuela and Isla Margarita and organized the KO Venezuelan exchange program with the Avila and Guayamuri Schools and to Paraguay with Team Tobatí. She taught Spanish for four summers in Salamanca, Spain, with the TASIS program and for eight more summers, was the assistant to the director for that same program, responsible for all the daily living experiences of the students. She particularly enjoyed many years as a coach of the KO FTC Robotics Team from its humble beginning to KO's part as FIRST Robotics Affiliate Partner for all of Connecticut. For the past six years, she has been the KO archivist and absolutely loves learning about KO's history, meeting with alumni, and preserving KO's extensive archive collections. Her son, Matthew, graduated from the Class of 2005. She loves traveling, reading, her three cats, and spending time with her family.

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  • Melissa Vega

    Manager of Advancement Services

    Melissa is a graduate of Westfield State University. Prior to coming to KO, she worked as the Database Manager for Avon Old Farms School. Melissa lives in West Hartford with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys reading, warm weather, and spending time with her family. 
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