Advisory Board

Gina Buggy

Episcopal Academy Athletic Director

Gina Buggy has served as the Athletic Director at The Episcopal Academy for the last 27 years. She served as an Assistant Athletic Director in charge of girls’ sports from 1986-1993. Under her leadership, 30 varsity teams have won 150 Inter-Ac and Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) Championships. She was the first and only female athletic director in the Boys’ Inter Ac League and in the recently merged Inter Academic Athletic League. Gina has also coached the varsity field hockey team- posting an impressive 478-97-11 record which includes 13 Inter-Ac Championships and 4 state PAISAA Championships. Many of her players have continued their playing careers at some of the top university programs including: Duke University, The University of North Carolina, Princeton University and Stanford.

Ms. Buggy was a bronze medalist with the 1984 U.S. Women’s Olympic Field Hockey Team and played on the 1982 World Cup Team. She played for several years on the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team. Ms. Buggy was an All-American field hockey and lacrosse player at Ursinus College, where she earned her undergraduate degree. She holds a master’s degree in health education from St. Joseph’s University and she is a certified athletic administrator. Ms. Buggy has also been inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame, the Ursinus College Hall of Fame, Plymouth Whitemarsh Hall of Fame, and the Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. She was named “Coach of the Year” by the Women’s Sports Foundation and won the Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher Coach Award in 2019.

Ms. Buggy will retire from The Episcopal Academy in June 2020. She plans to travel, play a lot of golf, run more road races and enjoy time with her family and friends.

Billy King

Radio and TV Broadcaster

Billy King is currently a co-host of The WIP Morning Show in Philadelphia. Billy is also a studio analyst for NBATV.

Billy is the former General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. He served as the GM of the 76ers from 1998-2007 and the Nets from 2010-2016. Prior to becoming the General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, Billy served as an Assistant Coach of the Indiana Pacers for four seasons. He was also an Assistant Coach at Illinois State University before joining the professional ranks.

Billy is a graduate of Duke University where he played basketball. Billy was Captain of the Duke basketball team in 1988. He also was a part of the 1986 and 1988 Final Four teams. In 1988, Billy was named the NABC National Defensive Player of the Year.

Billy currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Resilience Foundation. The Resilience Foundation is dedicated to the protection of young people and their families who are going through traumatic periods in their lives. Billy has also served on the Board of Alex’s Lemonade Stand since it’s inception in 2004. He also serves on the Board of Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.


Laura Tierney

Founder and CEO of The Social Institute

Laura Tierney is the Founder and CEO of The Social Institute where she empowers students to navigate social media and technology in positive, high character ways.

Prior to launching The Social Institute, Laura served as Social Media Director at McKinney advertising agency overseeing social media strategy for the agency’s global brands. She also was a Social Media Manager at ESPN where she helped espnW use social media to inspire millions of women and girls who love sports. She built strategies and campaigns for leading brands such as Duke Men’s Basketball, ESPN, Coca Cola, Oakley and Disney to name a few.

Laura is a graduate of Duke University where she was a four time All-American in field hockey and a two time captain of the Duke field hockey team. She was named Duke Athlete of the Decade for field hockey and a member of the US National Team.

In 2018, Laura received the Triangle Business Journal’s 40-Under-40 award. She also serves on Duke University’s Learning Innovation Advisory Council.

Mark Notaro

Director of Operations at Episcopal Academy

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of AUXS

Mark Notaro is currently the Director of Operations at The Episcopal Academy where he oversees auxiliary programming, campus operations, dining services, campus safety, school store and sustainability. He developed Excel Programs to serve EA as well as the surrounding communities with innovative youth sports and dance programming.

Mark is also the Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Auxiliary Services Organization (AUXS). AUXS supports independent schools and higher education in campus operations, campus programs and campus safety by helping organizations maximize non-tuition revenue and controlling operating costs as well as advising on risk management and operational excellence. Mark developed the Independent School Safety and Security Summit (IS4) to provide professional development for independent school professionals on all matters relating to campus safety and risk mitigation. Mark also founded Brodhead Corporation, a facilities management and real estate consulting firm serving for-profit and not-for-profit clients since 1998.

Mark is a 1995 graduate of Dickinson College where he was a four year starter and captain of the lacrosse team. After college, Mark coached lacrosse at Dickinson and Quaker Valley High School. He has nine years of youth coaching experience.

Mark serves as a Board of Director at Main Line Soccer Club. He served as a member of the Newtown Meadow Preserve Master Planning Committee, Newtown Township Greenway and Open Space Steering Committee and the PAISBOA Consortium Energy Purchasing Committee.

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