Evansdale Education Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Evansdale Education Foundation (EEF) Nominating Committee has finalized its work to seek and nominate qualified candidates interested in working on the EEF Board. This represents a crucial turning point for EEF, since founding members, the chairman, fundraising chair and other key roles are rolling off at the end of the school year. We are excited to announce that the slate of candidates presented to the Board of Directors during their February 10, 2013 board meeting was approved! We are so thrilled to welcome such a diverse, talented and committed group to help us achieve our mission!

However, before we announce our new board members, we want to thank our departing board members for their outstanding service to the foundation and Evansdale Elementary. They each played a vital role in forming the foundation, building goodwill and support within the community and, most importantly, helping Evansdale and its students realize their full potential.

JC Boyanton, Chair
Zuzette Estevez, Nominating Committee Chair
Elaine Gold, Teacher Liaison
Heather Hawkins, Investment Committee Co-Chair
Anne Johnson, Communications Committee
Cynthia McGuiness, Grants Committee Chair
Susan Ponder, Fundraising Committee Chair

Once again, we are proud and excited to welcome the following new board members whose terms will be effective June 1, 2013. The current board will work closely with incoming board members over the coming weeks and months to ensure a smooth and effective transition.

Jennifer Allen – fundraising (Eagle Trek 2014): Jennifer has three children at Evansdale (1st, 3rd & 5th) and is a fitness instructor in the area. She has a strong network within the local fitness community and is active in PTA. She most recently chaired the Fantastic Friday Committee, was an Eagle Trek Volunteer and has been on the RHB Events Committee for the last three years.

Anne Craddock – teacher liaison:  Anne is a 2nd grade teacher at Evansdale. She has been at Evansdale since fall 2011. She attended Clemson University where she earned a B.S. in Economics. In 2002, she earned a M. Ed. in Reading from Mercer and became a certified Reading Specialist. She also has a gifted certification. She worked for 10 years at Medlock Elementary in Decatur where she taught 4th grade and Kindergarten. She has two daughters who are attending UGA and Lakeside High School, respectively.

Chris Foley – at-large:  Chris has two sons at Evansdale (K & 2nd). Chris’ wife Lucy was the foundation’s Volunteer of the Year last year! Chris has an IT and networking background; his technical skills, commitment to Evansdale and get it done attitude will be an asset to the foundation.

Jennifer McGaughey – fundraising (Red, Hot & Blue 2014):  Jennifer has two children at Evansdale (K & 4th) and is a Registered Nurse with specialty in pediatrics. Currently, she works with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Clinical Research. She is a room parent, co-chair of Evansdale Run 4 Fun event two years in a row, past volunteer for Kilometer Kids/Fantastic Friday/Olympic Day, and serves on the PTA Nomination Committee.

Myriam Quispe-Agnoli – at-large:  Myriam has a son who attends Kindergarten at Evansdale and is an economist in the research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is a native of Lima, Peru and completed her undergraduate degree there, then continued her graduate education at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Evansdale, she has been co-room parent in Pre-K and serves as co-leader of the Welcome Committee where she has played a central role with outreach to Hispanic Families.

Lauren Shankman – communications:  Lauren has two daughters in 3rd grade and a 3 year old son who will be a future Eagle. Lauren has extensive professional experience in social media, marketing and public relations and is a perfect fit to chair the Communications Committee. She currently serves on the PTA executive board as co-VP Programs and helps to administer both the PTA and foundation Facebook pages.

Genny Tuggey – strategic planning, investments:  Genny has two children at Evansdale (3rd & 2nd) as well as a 4 year old son at Northwoods Montessori. She served most recently as Membership Chair for Evansdale’s PTA, and is a major supporter of the foundation and veteran Junior Achievement volunteer. She works as a marketing strategy and research consultant.

Scott Vanags – at-large:  Scott has two children at Evansdale (K & 3rd). He is a Business Development product manager in AT&T’s Emerging Devices organization. Scott has an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a MBA from Kennesaw State. He and his wife Kristen have been very involved locally and nationally on issues related to newborn screening. They started the non-profit Georgia PKU Connect.
As always, thank you for supporting our mission to help Evansdale realize its full potential. We hope you will join us in thanking our outgoing board members and welcoming our incoming board members.

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