BUA Parents Network

The Boston University Academy Parents Network (BUAPN) is a group comprised of all parents of current BUA students. There are no joining fees or annual dues associated with the BUAPN. The mission of the BUAPN is to facilitate connections between BUA families and enhance and enrich the BUA parent experience through monthly meetings, online forums, social events, and educational programs.

The BUAPN provides volunteer support to school events and student activities including admission open houses, Fall Festival, and Lock-In. There are many opportunities for families to be active members of the Boston University Academy community: attend monthly BUAPN meetings, host a class potluck, or volunteer your time throughout the year.

The BUAPN liaises with Margo Cox, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement.

BUAPN Leadership Roles
Role Name Email
Co-Chairs Lynne Chuang, P’22, P’21

Diane Gwin, P’22



2020 Class Reps Karen Gratiano, P’20

Sue Reason, P’20, P’23



2021 Class Reps Gina Mourtzinou, P’21, P’17

Natalie Liu, P’21

2022 Class Reps Esmeralda Swartz, P’22

Hongmei Wang, P’22, P’20



2023 Class Reps Vanessa Holroyd, P’23

Venky Ganesan, P’23



Communication Coordinator Ann McCarthy, P’22 ann@lehmanmccarthy.com
Volunteer Coordinator Barbi Woolf, P’22, P’19 barbiwoolf@hotmail.com
BUAPN Leadership Liaisons
PIN Reps Myriam Cyr, P’21, P’20, P’18

Rebecca Lamkin, P’20



Multicultural Events Esmeralda Swartz, P’22

Barbi Woolf, P’22, P’19



Parent Book Club Jenny Brown, P’22 jbrown68@yahoo.com
Parent Running Club Lynne Chuang, P’22, P’21

Hongmei Wang, P’22, P’20

Fiona Wang, P’23




WeChat Liaisons Halle Zhang, P’22, P’19

Natalie Liu, P’21



Webinar Secretary Lakshmi Janardhanan, P’23 slakshmi@bu.edu
Faculty Appreciation Jill Becker, P’23

Fiona Wang, P’23




The BUAPN holds periodic meetings in which a faculty or staff member are invited to speak on a topic of interest to parents. These meetings are an opportunity to learn more about BUA and to make connections with other parents. Those who cannot attend in person may participate via live stream.

The BUAPN also hosts regular webinars to discuss school events and opportunities to get involved.
Future webinar dates and topics will be posted here, the BUA Families Google Group, and on the BUAPN Facebook page.

Parents’ Independent School Network

The Parents’ Independent School Network, Inc. (PIN) is a volunteer group of parents with children who are students at New England area independent elementary and secondary schools. PIN was formed to help parents share ideas and promote worthy programs at these independent schools. BUA belongs to the Upper School division representing grades 9-12. The group typically meets every other month to share information about topics relating to non-academic issues, listen to relevant guest speakers, and participate in discussion groups. A representative from BUA attends these meetings.