Merritt Colaizzi joined the School in February 2018 as Director of Advancement, overseeing marketing and development strategy for Miss Hall's, including alumnae and parent engagement, communications and marketing, major gifts, planned giving, a comprehensive campaign, and the Annual Fund for MHS. In her role, Merritt works closely with the Board of Trustees and volunteer leadership and also sits on the School’s Leadership Team. Merritt most recently served as Director of Development at the Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she also held the positions of Campaign Director and Director of Major Gifts. Previously, she was the Publisher of an online media company with 4 million subscribers. Herself the graduate of an all-girl, K-12 education at The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Merritt earned a B.A. in Art History from Trinity College and an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
Jennifer Kerwood P’21 joined the MHS Advancement Office in October as Director of Philanthropy, working with donors to advance the School’s mission and strategic design. Jenn comes to Miss Hall’s from the Berkshire United Way in Pittsfield, where she had been Vice President of Development since 2015. From 2008 to 2015 she was Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Berkshire Community College, also in Pittsfield. Jenn holds an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.A. in Political Science, also from UMass. She is the mother of Kate ’21.
Laurie Marrs joined the School’s Advancement Office in 2015 as Associate Director of Development. Laurie came to MHS from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she was Manager of Development Services for nearly fourteen years. Prior to joining the Clark, Laurie was an administrator and manager with Storey Publishing, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Laurie holds a B.S. in Communications Disorders from the University of New Hampshire.
Director of Leadership Development
Brown University - B.A. Simmons University - M.B.A. and M.S.W.
Natalie Matus joined Miss Hall's in July 2017 as Director of Leadership Development, and oversees the Family Fund Program, Reunion and Leadership Giving. Natalie came to MHS from the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, Massachusetts, where she was Associate Head of School for Institutional Advancement for six years, overseeing the Advancement, Marketing and Admission functions and completing two major campaigns. Prior to that, she had extensive experience in all areas of Advancement at Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts and Simmons School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, an MBA program for women. Previously, she was on the faculty of Simmons School of Management, teaching Market Research and at Radcliffe Institute, and ran her own marketing research company.
Natalie earned a B.A. in psychology from Brown University and an MBA and MSW from Simmons College. As the mother of a Miss Hall's alumna, (Gabrielle Matus '05) and an alumna, faculty and staff at an all-women's college, she is delighted to be part of the MHS Advancement team, supporting girls' leadership and empowerment.
Darcie Sosa, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, joined Miss Hall’s in August 2018 from the Berkshire South Regional Community Center, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where she has been Marketing Manager since 2015. Since 2013, Darcie has also operated Darcie Sosa Communications, providing strategic guidance and implementation in communications and public relations. Additionally, she is an active community volunteer with organizations that include the League of Women Voters, Central Berkshire County and the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch. Darcie holds a B.A. in English/Communications from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Manager of Alumnae Relations and Advancement Partnerships