Mabel Curtis

Mabel Curtis was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mabel worked for IBM for over twenty-four years in a variety of leadership and customer-centered roles. She retired in 2017. Mabel is an active volunteer and has worked with several organizations including the Women and Children Crisis Center where she facilitated the spread of awareness of domestic violence, assisted domestic violence victims, and supported impoverished families and teen moms. Mabel is an active church member and believes strongly in the importance of family and service. Mabel and her husband Harley have been married for over thirty years and have nine beautiful children. Mabel joined Cumberland’s Advisory Board in 2020 and we are thrilled to have her as a member of our Cumberland family. 

Wendy F. Hensel

Wendy F. Hensel, dean and professor of law, teaches and writes about disability law, policy and ethics in American society at Georgia State University. An expert on employment discrimination and special education, she frequently is invited to speak on these topics around the country. Hensel graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Orinda Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and serves on the board of directors for several organizations committed to their full inclusion in society. Wendy joined the board of Cumberland Academy of Georgia in the summer of 2017.

Don Sasso

Don Sasso is a native of Connecticut and he relocated to Atlanta several years ago. Don has over 45 years of experience working in education in a variety of settings in Connecticut, in Spain, and here in Atlanta. He joined Cumberland as principal in 2011, retired from that position in 2017, and currently serves on Cumberland’s Advisory Board. Don has been a high school and elementary school teacher, a coach, and a high school and elementary school Principal. He served as Principal of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta for 9 years and Principal of Sophia Academy, an elementary school for special needs students in Atlanta, for 4 ½ years. He has been a Central Office Administrator for the Catholic school system in Atlanta and he has been the Head of the Middle and Upper School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta.  He is a past-President of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) and a past-Secretary of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA).

Mr. Sasso has been married to his wife Janice for 46 years.  They are the proud parents of two adult children and a Great Dane named Blue!

Bruce Schindler

Bruce has lived in Atlanta for the past 18 years. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 40 years of private equity and investment experience. He has been involved in building a variety of start-up companies ranging from healthcare to ladies apparel. He graduated from New York University where he served as class president. His background brings strong entrepreneurial business ideas to Cumberland and his philanthropic interests help the school in developing plans. He and his wife have three children and four grandchildren, one of whom has semantic-pragmatic disorder, a language impairment related to autism. Bruce joined the advisory board in 2013.

Taki Skouras

Taki is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cellairis. In an increasingly demanding marketplace, Taki has overseen the company’s growth from a single, stand-alone unit 14 years ago, to the world’s largest wireless accessory retailer. Taki has 17 years of financial management and operational experience and has worked in a variety of industries including real estate, national retailing and franchising. Taki serves as the manager of Global Investment Firm, LLC, which holds an extensive real estate investment portfolio in the United States. Taki holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance from the University of Florida. Taki joined the advisory board in 2013.