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 7 p.m. Parents, students, staff and other members of the Elysian community are invited to attend all public board meetings.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Jennifer O'Callaghan
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Jennifer O'Callaghan

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

Finance Chair
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Maria Badali
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Maria Badali

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Chris DeFilippis
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Chris DeFilippis

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Ken Nilsen
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Ken Nilsen

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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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Alison Ziegler
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Alison Ziegler

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I have been a member of the Elysian board of directors for the last 6 years, during which time I have chaired the Finance, Personnel and Community Outreach Committees. I have worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years, both in investor relations and, before that, in equity research/portfolio management. I am currently a Managing Director of a boutique investor relations firm and provide strategic counsel to senior management and boards of publicly traded companies. We help them achieve improved visibility and reputation in the equity markets and we assist in the communication of critical corporate issues to shareholders. I have an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University and an Economics and Finance degree from Lafayette College. My goal is to continue to apply my business and communication skills to benefit Elysian.