Boards and Staff

Boards and Staff

 

Board of Directors

Lori Berisford
Nancy Bossidy
John Couri, President
Elaine Couri
Elizabeth Goldstone
Steven Goldstone, Chairman
Jenn Kubick
Gerri Lewis
Rudy Marconi
Kent Rohrer
Rudy Ruggles

Board of Advisors

Max Caldwell                      
Megan Couri                    
LouAnn Daprato                  
Ira Joe Fisher
Debbie Hayes
Richard Jabara
Joyce Ligi
Neil Marcus
Christopher Pappas
Mary Laura Pritchard

Our Board of Advisors, comprised of community and Founders Hall members, serves as a resource for the director, staff and board of directors.

Staff

Grace Weber, Executive Director

grace@founders-hall.org

Grace Weber, Director - Founders Hall Grace joined Founders Hall as Program Coordinator in 2003, took on the responsibility for development and community relations in September 2005 and was appointed Director of Founders Hall in January 2006. Her background includes institutional trust marketing, information systems consulting and consumer marketing as well as five years on the board of directors for a child welfare agency serving as chair of its development program. Grace holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Kimberly Anderson, Volunteers & Events

kimberly@founders-hall.org

Lisa CorsoKimberly joined Founders Hall as events manager and volunteer coordinator in October, 2017. She brought in-depth experience in project management and customer relations from a diverse career, beginning at Ridgefield’s Carnall Insurance and including five years as a legislative aide in the Connecticut State Senate. Kimberly also works at the Regional YMCA of Western CT in promoting diabetes prevention and heart health.

Laurie Christiansen, Communication

laurie@founders-hall.org

Laurie ChristiansenLaurie joined Founders Hall as communications manager in October 2008. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, Laurie was a partner and writer/consultant with Hewitt Associates, an international human resources firm. In addition to her work at Founders Hall, she is an active community volunteer.

 

Tracy Dubin, Programs

tracy@founders-hall.org

Tracy Dubin Tracy has a master’s degree in theater management and worked at the Public Theater in New York City for 10 years. She joined Founders Hall in 2006. She has been a Girl Scout leader and is a frequent school volunteer. Her efforts on the Ridgefield Arts Council were key in bringing the Senior Arts Festival to Founders Hall for the first time in 2005.

 

Jane Frankenberg, Front Desk

foundershall@founders-hall.org

Lynda GutmanJane joined Founders Hall in the summer of 2016 as a front desk manager. A native of London, she has resided in Ridgefield since 2004. When not working at Founders Hall, you might find Jane volunteering at R.O.A.R. or designing the window displays at The Purple Frog, a local gift shop. 

 

Cindy Nesbitt, Development

cindy@founders-hall.org

Lynda GutmanCindy brought her talents to Founders Hall in September 2015.  She studied computer science at Hofstra University and her prior corporate position was Vice President, Field Operations at News America Marketing.  Cindy is active in St. Stephen’s Church and a member of their Nutmeg Festival Planning Committee.  She has been a member of the Nutmeg Chapter of the National Charity League and the planning committee for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. 

 

Kim Petruzzelli, Front Desk

foundershall@founders-hall.org

Lee Rossetter

A resident of Ridgefield since 2002, Kim has been an active community volunteer, serving both National Charity League (NCL), Nutmeg Chapter, and Rides for Ridgefield. She first came to Founders Hall through her work with National Charity League.

 

 

Lee Rossetter, Finance

lee@founders-hall.org

Lee Rossetter Lee brought her experience as a certified public accountant to Founders Hall in November, 2010. A graduate of Bucknell University, she worked at Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young) and as controller at Novo Laboratories in Danbury. She has been active in several non-profit organizations volunteering as a director of Ridgefield Little League and treasurer for the Ridgefield PTAs.
 

 

Sandy Staples, Front Desk

foundershall@founders-hall.org

Sandy Staples After several years in customer service at William Pitt, Sandy joined the Founders Hall staff in the fall of 2006. Outside of Founders Hall, she volunteers for ROAR and RMAC (Ridgefield Music and Arts Center).
 

Instructors

Please see individual class listings for information on instructors.