Eileen Brennan, J.D., R.N.

Eileen Brennan, an attorney-R.N., received her nursing degree from Mt. Saint Mary College, a B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School. She worked for 12 years in the ICU at Santa Monica Hospital specializing in medical trauma, neurology, and respiratory illnesses, and then practiced health law. She has a passionate interest in understanding and advocating for the academic needs of 2e students. From 2001-2008 she served in a number of capacities on the Board of Trustees of Bridges Academy, from chair of the Development Committee to co-chair of the Board. Her son, Griffin, is 2e and attended Bridges Academy from 2001-2008.

Member of the Board since fall 2017.

Margie Power

Margaret A. Power is a proposal and business capture specialist, working as an independent consultant in Pasadena and previously as a senior proposal consultant with SM&A of Irvine. Her work focuses on high-dollar, high-technology business opportunities in aerospace, transportation, and information technology. She has spent much of her career in fast-growing startups, including a founding role in aerospace startup bd Systems, which grew from four people in 1982 to over 400 people and seven locations in 1999.  bd Systems was profitable every year from inception, and was ultimately sold to SAIC. She has served on the Board as vice chair for development in 1999, as chair from 1999-2001, and as treasurer from 2001-2002. Margie’s son Charles Jones is a Bridges alum (2005), a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston (2010), and a full-time working musician with Dopapod since college graduation.

Member of the Board since fall 2017.

Sally Reis, Ph.D.

Sally M. Reis, Ph.D. is an advocate, leader, and researcher in the fields of talent development and education for the gifted and talented. Sally has championed the benefits of encouraging strengths and interests, including gifted students with special needs. Her vision extends to innovative work on the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, Gifted Girls, and Women, and projects about 2e students, including “Music & Minds,“ a study of young adults with Williams syndrome. Her work highlights the success of recognizing and working with strengths in populations that traditionally only receive remediation. She has been awarded the Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology and served on the Board of Trustees, as a Distinguished Professor, and Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut where she was also Senior Advisor to the Provost and President for Special Projects. Dr. Reis has agreed to serve Bridges Graduate School as an advisor to the chancellor as we continue to grow, evolve, and select the next generation of leaders and teachers. Dr. Reis’s primary job will be to lead the BGS Institutional and strategic planning initiatives.

Member of the Board since spring 2023.

Timothy C. Reynolds, M.D., F.A.C.P

Tim Reynolds received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and has maintained a private practice specializing in internal medicine and environmental health since 1987. He served as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA from 1992 to 2001 and volunteered at the Venice Family Clinic from 1989-1999. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, an associate member of the California Applicant Attorney’s Association, and a member of the Soccer South Bay Referee Association. He sits on the Board of Directors of the AYSO Region 69, has been a United States Soccer Federation referee since 2014 and a regional director of referee instruction, AYSO Region 69.

Member of the Board since fall 2017.

Alan Yellin, Ph.D.Dr. Alan Yellin

Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over forty years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He has also worked at San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Agency and he is a certified parent trainer. In his practice he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Dr. Yellin’s practice includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages.

Dr. Yellin has given many speeches on topics including enhancing self esteem in children; dealing with learning disabilities; reunification therapy; successful co-parenting; stages of development; sibling rivalry and others. Dr. Yellin has served on and was president of a school board which focused on children with learning disabilities. Dr. Yellin uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

Member of the Board since fall 2019.