MEGHAN MCGUINNESS MYERS
Meghan moved to East Greenwich in 2018 from New York City. She has spent her career fundraising for non-profits and serves on the EGEF Development Committee. Meghan is a mother of two children (one at Frenchtown Elementary and one at Eldredge Elementary).
MARY ANNE O'CONNELL
Mary and her husband, Tom moved to East Greenwich in 2021 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Recently retired as an Elementary Principal/Director of Special Education, Mary Anne wants to find ways to continue to support education and student learning in her new community of East Greenwich.
Alan was born and raised in Rhode Island. He and his wife, Jenn, settled in East Greenwich in 2017 and have 2 sons attending Cole Middle School and a daughter at Eldredge Elementary School. Alan has supported the educational experiences of students in East Greenwich by volunteering as a room parent in several of his children's classrooms and serving as Treasurer of the PTG at Frenchtown and Eldredge Elementary Schools over the past 4 years. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a MBA in Finance from the University of Rhode Island.
Ashley and her family have lived in East Greenwich for over 4 years. She grew up in Rhode Island having spent some time in North Carolina and California. She has a stepdaughter in elementary school who she raises with her husband, Mike. After years of volunteering at her stepdaughters’ school, she joined EGEF in 2021 to strengthen her community involvement. Ashley is the office manager of a local tree service company where she also assists in statewide environmental education, restoration, and preservation programs
Karen grew up in Rhode Island and recently returned after spending 12 years in the Boston area. Karen has one son who currently attends Eldredge and has been an active volunteer at both Eldredge and Frenchtown. After a career in law school admissions at Harvard Law School and Roger Williams University School of Law, Karen now works with individuals applying to law school as an admissions consultant with Spivey Consulting.
Mike and his wife, Julia, grew up in East Greenwich and returned in 2015. They are the parents of 3 children, the oldest two at Eldredge and Frenchtown. Mike has a special interest in education and also serves on the Advisory Board of School the World, a non-profit that builds schools and creates educational opportunities for impoverished children in Central America.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience working in business development for both non-profit associations and large corporations. She has primarily focused on sponsorship and advertising sales for programs and events taking place around the world. In addition, from 2015 - 2020 she was the lead planner for a 1,000 person conference where she gained invaluable experience around all aspects of events. A graduate of University of Rhode Island, Jennifer and her family relocated back to Rhode Island from the DC area in 2016 and now lives in East Greenwich with her husband, three children entering grades 2, 4 and 7 and their Cavapoo, Tucker.
Genevieve joined EGEF in 2021. She was born in West Virginia and raised in New York. She spent time in Massachusetts and Ireland before moving to Rhode Island in 2010. She settled in East Greenwich to raise her family in 2016. She and her husband, Anthony, have 2 children at Meadowbrook.
While Jillian comes from the west coast, she attended Brown University and decided years ago to make New England her home. Jillian and her husband, Adam, moved to East Greenwich in 2011 and have two children who attend Eldredge and Hanaford Elementary schools. Jillian joined the EGEF Board in 2021, serving on the Grants Committee, helping to select projects to be funded by EGEF. Jillian works at Bank of America, leading the Global Events organization for the company.
Mary Anne O'Connell