Meet the Board

EBJ’s Board of Directors governs the program, appoints the director, oversees the operations, fundraising, and finances, and administers the scholarship program.  The Board includes current and alumni parents, teaching staff, and Yale and New Haven community representatives, each of whom serves self-perpetuating two-year terms.  Several directors have been actively involved with EBJ for decades.  The Board meets ten times a year.  Families are welcome to discuss any questions or concerns about EBJ with any board member.

Current parents are encouraged to serve on the board.  Working closely with EBJ staff, alumni parents, and community members is an excellent way to ensure the continuing quality of the program.  

Board of Directors, 2016-2017

  • Johnny Scafidi, President, director of development and alumni relations at Dwight Hall at Yale and current parent, board member since 2010
  • Jessica Brantley, Co-Vice President, English professor at Yale and alumni parent, board member since 2010
  • Amanda Brewster,  Co-Vice President, Post-doctoral research associate in health policy and management and current parent, board member since 2016
  • Saveena Dhall, Co-Vice President, dean at Yale and current parent, board member since 2014
  • Jane M. Gillis, Secretary, catalog librarian and alumni parent, board member since 1979
  • William Hawkins, Treasurer, economics professor at Yeshiva University and current parent,  board member since 2014
  • Carrie Abildgaard, financial analyst director at Yale investment office and current parent, board member since 2016
  • Susan Anderson, learning disabilities specialist, board member since 2012
  • Robin Tousey-Ayers, family health program associate at Connecticut Department of Public Health and alumni parent, board member since 2002
  • Grace G. Bright, retired senior cataloger at Yale, and alumni parent, board member since 1978
  • Deborah Ferholt, pediatrician/child development and pediatric consultant and alumni parent, board member since 1970
  • Lisa O. Fernandez, environmental communication research administrator at Yale and alumni parent, board member since 2002
  • David Huang, lawyer and alumni parent, board member since 2010    
  • Jo Kremer, psychiatrist, assistant clinical professor at Yale, artist, and alumni parent, board member since 1989
  • Joya E. Marks, community representative, board member since 1999
  • Paul Turner, biology professor at Yale and alumni parent, board member since 2003
  • Amy Angelo, EBJ Director
  • Sarah Hamilton, EBJ Teacher Representative
  • Donna Bella, EBJ Director Emerita, EBJ director from 1995 - 2015
  • Alice Colonna, Director Emerita, former assistant professor at Yale, board member, 1995-2013