Since its founding in 2004, ELF has been governed by a non-salaried all volunteer board which seeks to represent a cross-section of the community. Our Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent assist our board in a non-voting ex-officio capacity. We also depend on many volunteers for help with our programs, events and publications.
ELF Board of Directors
Meredith moved to Easton in 2007 and now has 3 children, two of which attend SSES. She has been active in the school system since her oldest entered preschool as room parent, PTA committee member and library volunteer. Meredith currently works part time as a Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor. She is also an avid runner and enjoys playing tennis and practicing Pilates. Meredith is thrilled to be part of the ELF board as she feels it is such an important support to our amazing school system.
Suzanne is a freelance marketing research consultant, having previously held positions with Nielsen in NJ, CT and in the UK. Brimming with excitement as her first child entered kindergarten, she vowed to become involved in the schools and thus joined the ELF board in 2014. She and her husband Ed have lived in this lovely hamlet since 2007 and have two children.
Dorothy Gnidula joined the ELF board as Treasurer in 2012. She is presently the Vice President of Global Tax Reporting & Compliance at The Nielsen Company.
Alisha joined the ELF board in 2013. She is a published writer, editor, and essayist who has worked for the New York Post, The New York Times, and WebMD. She has been active in education causes for nearly a decade, and has two children in the Easton schools.
Terri is an Xray Technologist and was previously Manager of an MRI facility at Waterbury Hospital. She has also worked as a marketing director for a clinical laboratory and a pharmaceutical sales representative for Squibb Diagnostics. Terri presently devotes her time to volunteering in the Easton school system and at St Vincent’s Medical Center. She has lived in Easton since 1996 and has two children attending Easton schools. Terri joined the ELF board as Assistant Treasurer in 2011.
Karen is a founding member of ELF and served as Vice President from 2004–2009. Currently, she remains an active board member of ELF. In her previous work experience, she was the Manager of Events Planning for Pitney Bowes Corp. in Stamford. Karen has lived in Easton since 1998, and she has two children in the Easton schools.
Ande is currently working as a school counselor at Weston Middle School and has over 18 years of diverse teaching experience in a middle school setting throughout Fairfield County and in the Washington, DC area. She and her husband Ross have been living in Easton since 2007 and have two daughters that attend Samuel Staples Elementary School.
Janet is a Math specialist with a masters, sixth year, and an 092 intermediate administrator certification in education. She has lived in Easton since 2002 and has one child attending Easton schools. Janet has been an active volunteer with ELF for many years and joined the board in 2014.
Jon is Executive Director for Field Engagement at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He has previously held leadership roles in Technology Training, User Experience, and Practice Management analytics. Jon has been a resident of Easton since 2012 and has two children attending Easton schools.
Donna is the proud parent of three children in the Easton school system. She has worked for 10 years at Samuel Staples Elementary and previously spent time as a paralegal. Donna joined ELF because of a heartfelt belief in its mission of funding grants to enhance education and is currently the board Secretary.