Boards and Staff
Board of Directors
Board of Advisors
|Our Board of Advisors, comprised of community and Founders Hall members, serves as a resource for the director, staff and board of directors.|
Grace Weber, Executive Director
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.
Laurie Christiansen, Communication
Laurie 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.
Lisa Corso, Volunteers & Events
Lisa Corso has a B.S. in Elementary/Special Education. Before coming to Founders Hall in 2006, she was an assistant teacher for St Mary’s Pre-K program. Previous work experiences include developing intergenerational programs with adult/child day care concepts in Allentown, Pa. Lisa has been a Girl Scout leader, board member of the Ridgefield Chapter of the National Charity League and volunteer for the Soccer Club of Ridgefield and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Tracy Dubin, Programs
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
Jane 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 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
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 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
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).
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