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.

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Chris DeFilippis

Chris DeFilippis

Chair

Chris DeFilippis

Chair
Maria Badali

Maria Badali

Vice Chair

Maria Badali

Vice Chair
Dan Glynn

Dan Glynn

Treasurer

Dan Glynn

Treasurer
Erin Curtiss

Erin Curtiss

Erin Curtiss

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 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.

Michael Gazaleh

Michael Gazaleh

Michael Gazaleh

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.

Christopher Gizzi

Christopher Gizzi

Christopher Gizzi

Amanda Gordon

Amanda Gordon

Amanda Gordon

Amanda has 20+ years of professional Human Resources experience, and is currently Global Head of HR for the Financial Products Division at Bloomberg LP. She has lived in the Hoboken area since 2007, and is the proud mom to one Elysian student and another who will start in Fall 2021.

Jamie Marchand

Jamie Marchand

Jamie Marchand

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

Andrea O’Connor

Andrea O’Connor