Grants Committee

The heart of REF, the Grant Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as to which projects meet REF’s mission.

  • Emily Keating, Co-Chair
  • Beth Yavenditti, Co-Chair
  • Jen Coleman
  • Kyla Dunn

Development & Fundraising Committee

Bringing exciting events to the community to meet REF’s mission.

  • Lawrence Lanzilli, Co-Chair
  • Jen Coleman, Co-Chair
  • Mina Campos
  • Carolyn Gillan
  • Maher Madhoun
  • Lisa Whelan   

Donors Committee

Raises funds outside of the Development Committee via donations from individuals and companies that support REF’s mission.

  • James Osborn, Co-Chair
  • Emily Keating
  • Maher Madhoun
  • Beth Yavenditti

Website & Marketing Committee

Updating the community on the exciting programs that they advanced through REF.

  • Kyla Dunn, Co-Chair
  • James Osborn, Co-Chair
  • Carolyn Gillan
  • Lawrence Lanzilli
  • Liz Misiewicz  
  • Heather Neumann-Salaga

Hero Awards

REF, acting as conduit from individuals and corporations, recognizing excellence in RPS teachers and staff.

  • Heather Neumann Salaga, Co-Chair
  • Lisa Whelan, Co-Chair
  • Liz Misiewicz