Sharon Walker Epps
Chair of the Board
Sharon Walker Epps serves as the Board Chair. Her professional experience includes work in Fixed Income Sales and Trading at Goldman Sachs and Investment Banking at Bankers Trust. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hamilton College and an MBA from Wharton, and she also serves on the Board of Trustees for Hamilton College. She served on the Darien Charter Commission, and has been active on other boards/organizations in her community. She lives in Darien, Connecticut and has been a board member since 2018.
Vice Chair of the Board
Jennifer Barnard serves as Vice Chair of the Board. She has been an elementary school teacher in New York City, Massachusetts, and Westport, CT. She is currently the Board of Governors chair at Horizons at New Canaan Country School and the Treasurer on the board of Child Advocates of SW Connecticut, where she is also a volunteer child advocate. She is a trained Orton Gillingham reading specialist and tutor. Jennifer received a BS in Management from Villanova and holds a Master’s in Elementary Education from Fordham University. She lives in Rowayton, Connecticut and has been a board member since 2019.
Treasurer of the Board
Kristen Antonopoulos serves as Treasurer of the Board. She is currently a Finance Vice President at American Express, where she has worked for 17 years. Kristen received her MBA from New York University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University. Kristen lives in Stamford, and has been a board member since 2018.
Secretary of the Board
Callie Sullivan serves as Secretary of the Board. She was previously Vice President of Sales of HMSDesign, and has been an active volunteer of A Better Chance Darien, Planned Parenthood of Southern Connecticut, and Darien League of Women Voters. She is currently President of Sullivan Property Holdings. She served on the Darien Board of Education and the Darien Board of Selectmen, and she has been honored as a YWCA Woman of Distinction by the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk. She is a graduate of Williams College and lives in Darien. She has been a board member since 2018.
Board member Cody Baird has held leadership roles in executive search, nonprofit development and alumni relations at Eliot Partnership, H/3 Foundation and Columbia Business School. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Biology from Columbia University, and received a Certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Cody is an active sexual assault victim advocate at The Rowan Center and lives in Greenwich. She has been a board member since 2023.
Board member Tij Bedi is the Head of Product Technology at Gartner. Before joining Gartner, Tij worked as a Managing Director for Moody’s, founded and served as CTO for a social fitness startup, and held leadership roles at various organizations, including MTV, Viacom, NBTY, and Village Voice Media. He has degrees from Cornell and the University of Nagpur. Tij has been a board member since 2022.
Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol
Board member Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol is the Founder and Board Chair of Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PEHT). She is also an active volunteer with World Vision, having served as Co-Chair of its Fairfield County chapter, and has served on the Parent Association Board of Stanwich School, the Board of Trustees of Greens Farms Academy, and the Elder Board of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich. She received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, and she currently lives in Greenwich. She has been a board member since 2019.
Board member Lindsay Brachle formerly worked in Investment Banking at HSBC, where she held various internal leadership positions. Lindsay also serves on the board of A Child’s Place Preschool in Westport and is a Westport resident. She graduated from Fairfield University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and has been a board member since 2021.
Board member Kim Ebbesen has worked in Sales and Client Development at Equifax, and she opened and curated Dantique Corner, a Westport Danish antiquities shop. She has also successfully chaired numerous fundraising events for Greens Farms Academy, Horizons, and The Rowan Center while volunteering throughout the community. Kim currently serves on the board of Impact Fairfield County and lives in Westport. She graduated from Kent State University and has been a board member since 2021.
Board member Keiley Fuller has worked for Kelly Associates and Houlihan Lawrence, and has been a volunteer at the YWCA of Darien, Hindley School, Middlesex School, New Canaan Country School, and Westover School. She is also a successful real estate agent in Darien and one of the founding members of the Darien office of Compass Real Estate. Keiley is a University of Denver graduate and lives in Darien. She has been a board member since 2019.
Board member Grace Koo Leone is a former finance professional, having held positions at Swiss Bank, UBS, and United Waste Management. Most recently, Grace is enrolled in a Masters Program in Nonprofit Management at Columbia University to complement her philanthropic and volunteer interests. She is a member of the Dean’s Council at Columbia University School of the Arts and actively supports several charitable organizations including the Malta House, Horizons, cARTIE, LaBelle Foundation and more. Grace has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Grace is a Westport resident and has been a board member since 2020.
Board member Jennifer McMahon brings marketing knowledge from a previous career in consumer packaged goods to her current work in real estate with William Raveis. Jennifer is an alumnus of Fairfield University and has held numerous volunteer positions throughout Fairfield County, including as a member of the Easton Racquet Club Board and a member of Impact, serving on the grant review committee. Jennifer has supported The Rowan Center as a member of the Gingerbread event committee in the past few years. She lives in Connecticut and has been a board member since 2022.
Board member Colleen O’Neil has experience working for the Cambridge, MA District Attorney’s office as a Victim Witness Advocate, and has trained local and state law enforcement and professionals in victim services. She is a trained divorce/family mediator, educator, therapist, and life/divorce coach, and she currently runs Mediation and Beyond, LLC, a private Divorce Mediation and divorce coaching practice in Westport. She holds an MA from Columbia University and recently resigned from her leadership position at the Shared Parenting Council of Connecticut after six years as an active board member. Colleen became a board member in 2023.
Board Member Lindsay Reed is currently an associate in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP’s litigation group. Prior to this role, she worked at Ryan, Ryan Deluca in insurance defense litigation and practiced family law in Stamford, CT. Lindsay serves on the Executive Board of the Fairfield County Bar Association, and she is a member of the CT Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. Lindsay received her BA in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland and her JD from New England Law Boston. She has been a board member since 2020.
Board member Katherine Samy has coordinated the Annual Push-n-Pull Parade supporting the local VFW and has worked on fundraising events supporting ABC Darien for several years. She is a trained Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate and is pursuing a nursing degree to practice midwifery. Katherine earned an MA in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge and a post-graduate diploma in Law. She currently lives in Darien and has been a board member since 2022.
Board member Gene Schreiner has over 30 years of experience in commercial banking, lending, and credit, and is currently the Director of Commercial Lending at Housing Development Fund (HDF). Gene received a BS in Economics from Mount St. Mary’s College and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce and also on the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He currently lives in Fairfield and has been a board member since 2017.
Board member Jen Weill spent her early career in San Francisco and Seattle, where she was the Director of Business Development at Oracle. She has been an active member of Impact Fairfield County for five years and has served on various committees, including Grant Review, Membership, Scholarship, and Mentorship. Her volunteer efforts have fueled her desire to help and serve the most underrepresented and impoverished communities in Fairfield County. Jen received her BS in International Relations & Public Affairs from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship, and she currently lives in Westport. She became a board member in 2023.
Board member Aulene Wessell is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) in the UK and has spent over 19 years in various finance roles in the US, UK, and South Africa at institutions including Barclays, American Express, and Silicon Valley Bank. Aulene received her Bachelor’s in Accounting at Stellenbosch University and her Honors in Accounting at Natal University, both in South Africa. She lives in Greenwich, CT, and became a board member in 2023.