Meet Our Board

Elysian Charter School is managed by a Board of Trustees made up of elected parents and community members. Board Members are elected for three-year terms at the Annual Meeting held in the Spring.

The Board of Trustees follows a set of bylaws which governs how the school and its finances are administered. The Elysian Charter School Board generally meets once a month, according to a posted schedule at 6:30 p.m. Parents, students, staff and other members of the Elysian community are invited to attend all public board meetings.

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Chris DeFilippis
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Chris DeFilippis

Chair
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Brian Blake
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Brian Blake

Vice Chair
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Brian is in his second-term with the Elysian Board and is currently the Vice Chair. During his time on the board, he has served as the chair of the Fundraising and Athletic/Wellness committees and is also a member of the Personnel and Academic Committees. He is a partner with Green Key Resources, a national staffing firm headquartered in NYC and received his BA from the University of Rochester with a business certificate from the Simon School of Business at the University. He was also a 4 year member of the men’s soccer team.

Brian has been a vocal, active participant in school issues and policies and has enjoyed being a part of the Board so far!
Daniel Glynn
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Daniel Glynn

Treasurer
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Maria Badali
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Maria Badali

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Erin Curtiss
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Erin Curtiss

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Erin Curtiss is mom to two boys and has lived in Hoboken for 7 years. She is a Director in the General Counsel- Investment Banking and Capital Markets division at Credit Suisse in New York. She advises the bank on U.S. equity capital markets transactions and Latin American capital markets transactions. Erin was previously an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. Erin graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2008 with a J.D. and LLM in International and Comparative Law. She received her B.A. from Gettysburg College in 2005. In her personal time she enjoys photography, crafting, baking and playing board games with her sons.
Michael Gazaleh
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Michael Gazaleh

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Michael is a chiropractor and partner at Hudson Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy located in downtown Hoboken. He is also the owner of City Running Tours, an international business that offers personalized, group and corporate guided running tours. Michael's focus and passion has always been health and fitness. Playing sports all of his life and choosing a career in healthcare, he understands the importance that physical activity plays and how it provides a positive impact on adults and children's emotional wellbeing. Michael is excited for the opportunity to work with the teachers and parents to continue to support and grow the mission that Elysian has been following for the past 20+ years.
Jamie Marchand
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Jamie Marchand

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Jamie is an HR executive with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, high-tech manufacturing and financial services. He is excited to join the Elysian board for the 2020-2021 year.
Andrea O'Connor
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Andrea O'Connor

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Diane Sasso
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Diane Sasso

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