Board and Committees


The MLEF is a non-profit organization that is run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors and Trustees. The role of the Board is to make planning and policy decisions; become responsible for financing those decision; monitoring implementation; and promoting community understanding of and support for the MLEF.

Each year, new members are nominated by the current Board. Members generally serve a two-year term.

2017 Board of Directors and Trustees:

Jennifer Keyt, President

Barbara Wyciskala, Fundraising Wendy Bennet, Secretary

Lurdes Agatep Michele Siddons, Treasurere

Andrea McLaughlin Leah Apel

Marianne Scelsa, Lana Oneil

Betty McAleer

Michele Gregorek

Heather Scott

Wendy Kotsen

Erinn Tucker, HSA liaison

Julie Shepard, Board of Education Liaison

Role of Board Members

  • Support the mission
  • Attend all MLEF meetings and actively participate in decision making
  • Serve on at least one committee and attend its meetings.
  • Share your particular area of expertise with the MLEF.
  • Support and participate in fund-raising activities.
  • Be an advocate for the MLEF.
  • Be willing to assume a leadership position and be a team player.
  • Make a financial commitment to the MLEF appropriate to your circumstances.

Database: develop a database of MLEF supporters
Development: fundraising and development of corporate support
Finance: banking and management of funds
Fundraising Events: plans and organizes all fundraising events
Grants: reviews grant applications and make decisions
Liaisons: promote public awareness and facilitates communication among school principals and other organizations
Nominating: seeks new members
Newsletter: communicates on a regular basis to report progress and apprise community of MLEF efforts
Publicity: publicizes MLEF activities through various media including H&SA Bulletin
Website: maintains website