Meet the Advancement Team


Laurie Hindley

Laurie Hindley, Director of Advancement

Laurie joined Hewitt in March 2018 from Dulwich College, an independent day and boarding school in London, UK, where she served as director of development for three years. Prior to Dulwich, Laurie worked at The American School in London for 10 years as director of alumni relations, director of annual giving, and director of capital and planned gifts. 

A graduate of Princeton University, Laurie began her career in education teaching history at Regis High School in New York City. A native of Long Island, she is delighted to be exploring New York with her English husband and their two young children. 

Laura Gutiérrez Campbell

Laura Gutiérrez Campbell, Director of Alumnae Relations and Advancement Services

Laura joined Hewitt in November 2019 as director of alumnae relations. She has worked in development at Kingsborough Community College, Loyola School, and St. Jean Baptiste High School, where she made a meaningful impact on alumni engagement and participation.

An alumna of New York City independent schools, Laura has a B.A. in political science from Loyola University Maryland and an M.P.A. from CUNY’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Born and raised in New York, Laura has lived in Florence, Italy, Baltimore, and Minneapolis.  She is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and loves spending time with her children.

Sophie Johnson

Sophie Johnson ’18, Advancement Coordinator

Sophie joined Hewitt’s advancement team in October 2023 as advancement coordinator. A proud alumna, Sophie is delighted to return to Hewitt as a member of the professional community and looks forward to supporting the School’s fundraising and alumnae relations efforts. 

Sophie graduated from Hewitt in 2018 and received a B.A. in English literature from Colgate University. She served as vice president of Colgate’s Black Student Union, where she frequently liaised between students, faculty, and alumni. After college, Sophie began her career in financial public relations at Dukas Linden Public Relations as a junior account executive. A New York City native, she loves scouring the streets for new restaurants, going on long walks, and hanging out with her American Shorthair, Zora. 

Debbie Richman

Debbie Richman, Associate Director of Annual Giving

Debbie was delighted to join Hewitt in November 2022. After spending many years in early childhood classrooms, she is excited to transition to supporting Hewitt’s Annual Fund and advancement office.

Debbie has an A.B. in art history from Wellesley College and an M.A. in early childhood education from Hunter College. She loved attending a women’s college and is thrilled to be supporting girls’ education at Hewitt.

Kelsey Rodriguez

Kelsey Rodriguez, Director of Events

Kelsey joined the Hewitt advancement team in November 2014. In addition to managing all school-wide events, Kelsey also works closely with Hewitt’s Parents’ Association.

Prior to working at Hewitt, Kelsey served as the events manager at SUNY Purchase College, where she ran events for the admissions department and oversaw the tour guide program. Kelsey first discovered her love of education and event management while working in the development events office at The University at Albany (SUNY), where she earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in education, and an M.S. in higher education administration.