Phyllis Coontz

Phyllis retired as an Associate Professor from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder where her research focused on deviance, crime, and public policy. She has published numerous articles on gender and crime, globalization and gender, culture and gambling, drug use and gender, and gender bias, and she was a contributor to the book Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships and Adaptation.

Phyllis and her wife, Elaine Bellin, have two sons, David Bellin (WT Class of 2023) and Joshua Bellin (associate member of the WT Class of 2020).

Abigail ‘Abby’ Robinson Foster ’03

Abby graduated from WT as a “lifer,” and continued her involvement with the school after graduation as co-chair of the Young Alum Leadership Council and as a member of the Development Committee.

Abby currently serves as managing partner of a private family investment partnership and is studying for her Masters of Interior Architecture at Chatham University. In addition, she is a member of the Board of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Abby and her husband, Michael, have two young children, Beezie (a member of the WT Class of 2032) and Wills.

Andrew Santelli ’00

Andrew is the first Winchester Thurston alumnus to be named to the Board of Trustees. He is the manager of production for digital guest experience at Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products in Glendale, California where he leads a team of digital producers to operate and continually enhance digital experiences at Disney destinations.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eckerd College and a Master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and a nationally competitive amateur triathlete.

Andrew and his wife, Jackie, live in Burbank, California.