Board of Directors
The 2020-2021 Board of Directors of the Community Fund of Darien includes Cindy Banks, Jen Fallon, Sheree Frank, Charles Glanate, Randy Giraldo, Shedd Glassmeyer, Todd Halloran, Jake Hennemuth, Liz Houchin, Frank Huck, Susannah Lewis, Kristine Miller, Jenn Moller, Ginger Morgan, Heather Raker, Doug Ryder, Michelle Saldivar, Heather Schuddeboom, Shelly Skoglund, Tammy Sload, Sandi Sufrin and Andrew Vojt.
Cindy Banks has been on the board of TCF since 2015 and currently serves as Vice President, Community Initiatives. She previously served as Vice President of Grants, Director of the Darien Road Race for several years, and has been a grant panel leader as well as volunteer.
Cindy has over 25 years of hospital and healthcare experience and currently runs her own consulting company, C3 Healthcare, LLC. A charter member of the Darien Advisory Board of Health, she served most recently as Director, Planning at the Stamford Health System in Stamford, CT.
Cindy has lived in Darien for 20 years and has been extensively involved in volunteer activities, including the Executive Board of the Darien High School PTO, the Council of Darien School Parents, and as treasurer of the Darien YWCA.
She has been a member of the University of Virginia (UVA) Benefactors Society Board and its Nominating Committee, is currently a board member of the Fairfield-Westchester UVA Alumni Association and the Melissa Holland Scholarship Committee and served on the fundraising and networking committees for her UVA 25th, 30th and 35th class reunions. She is also President, Parents Association of the Saugatuck Rowing Club.
Cindy has a B.A. from The University of Virginia, M.S. from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Emory University.
Charles Galante has over 25 years of experience in private equity and corporate banking. His most recent role was as Head of U.S. Corporate and Investment Banking at Santander Bank, based in New York City. In 2018, Charles retired from Wall Street to pursue personal interests, and seek out opportunities to serve on corporate and non-profit boards. He joined the TCF Board of Directors in 2020.
Charles is currently a co-owner and board member of Susana Balbo Wines, a winery in Mendoza, Argentina. In addition, Charles is President of the Galante Family Foundation, which focuses on orthopedic research, cancer research and education. He also serves on the board of Horizons, and is a mentor & sponsor in the Shepherds Mentors program, based in Bridgeport, CT.
Charles received his B.A. from Hamilton College, a M.A. from University of Chicago and a M.B.A. from Thunderbird. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Charles has lived in Darien, CT, since 1999, together with his wife and four children.
Todd Halloran is Partner at Freeman Spogli & Co., a Los Angeles and New York-based private equity firm dedicated to partnering with management in US-based consumer-related growth businesses providing capital, strategic and financial counsel, and focused industry experience. Over his almost 25 years at Freeman Spogli, Todd has worked with and served on the board of directors for a number of public and private companies. He currently serves on the boards of five private companies.
In addition, Todd has been a board member and is involved with a number of philanthropic and not-for profit organizations, including organizations focused on underprivileged groups, education and youth sports. Todd is a Trustee Emeritus of Colby College and as served on the board of directors of The Community Fund since 2018.
Todd was born and raised in the Boston area and has lived in Fairfield County for 22 years. He attended Colby College and earned his M.B.A. at Harvard University in 1990.
Frank Huck has been the board president of The Community Fund of Darien since 2018. With his wife Anne, he has lived in Darien for more than 30 years. Frank is a retired partner from a New York City law firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He is also a member of Darien’s Board of Finance, among other roles. He graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Law School.
Jenn Moller is an active member of the Darien community. She serves on a variety of boards and organizations, including the Darien Nature Center, the Darien Soccer Association, the Royle Elementary Parents Executive Board, and the town government’s representative group (RTM).
After leading teams through the grant process for 3 years, she joined the board of The Community Fund of Darien in 2020 to assist on the grants committee and with special events.
Jenn holds an M.B.A. with a marketing concentration from the University of Michigan and worked in the corporate retail industry for several years at companies that included Louis Vuitton, Macy’s and Limited Brands.
She has lived in Darien since 2014 with her husband and 3 children.
Douglas Ryder is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office. His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, on various mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings and general corporate matters.
Doug received BAs in English and History from Colgate University and JD from New York University School of Law. He is serving his second term on TCF's board.
Shelly Skoglund spent her career working in healthcare fields including management consulting and marketing for firms including CSC, Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Labs. Since moving to Darien to raise her family, Shelly has been actively involved in the Darien Public Schools’ parent organizations including chairing the Royle PTO and the Council of Darien School Parents.
Since joining the TCF Board of Directors in 2018, Shelly served two years as the co-chair of the Human Services Planning Council and is currently in her second year as co-chair of the Thriving Youth Task Force and is the first vice president of the executive committee.
Shelly has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Andrew Vojt is an assistant vice president for M&T Bank, serving as a branch manager in Darien. In his role, he works with business owners and families to pursue and accomplish their financial goals. Andrew has been with M&T since 2016 and has worked in Darien since 2018.
Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Colgate University. He currently lives in Stamford, CT and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Andrew joined the board of directors in 2020.
Jennifer Fallon has over 25 years of experience as a writer and communications professional. She was formerly Director of Public Relations for L’Oréal Paris, where she was responsible for product publicity strategy and spokesperson relations.
She earned her B.A. in Psychology at The College of William and Mary and her M.A. in International Education from New York University.
Jennifer has lived in Darien for 17 years with her husband and two sons, and has been an active volunteer in the public school system and many other local organizations including the YWCA, YMCA and the Darien Nature Center. She first volunteered at The Community Fund of Darien as a grant panelist, then joined the board of directors in 2019. She currently serves as secretary on the executive committee.
Randy Giraldo is a portfolio manager for Nuveen Real Estate and manages the TIAA Real Estate Account, the industry’s largest investment vehicle dedicated to providing individual investors direct access to commercial real estate. Since joining the company in 2008, Randy has held acquisitions and portfolio management positions focused both in the US and Latin America.
Randy graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Fairfield University, a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an M.S. in Construction Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School. Randy is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, and the Urban Land Institute.
Randy has lived in Darien for 8 years and is a lifelong Fairfield County native. He and his wife, Kristen, have 3 young children attending Ox Ridge Elementary. Randy is involved in various town organizations but most notably, and currently, he is serving on the building committee for the new Ox Ridge Elementary School, which will commence construction this fall. He joined the TCF board in 2018.
Jake Hennemuth is an analyst and portfolio manager at Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb L.P., a New York based firm that makes long term investments mostly in publicly-listed equities. He started there in 2004 and focuses primarily on Internet industry investments.
Prior to joining RC&G, Jake was a managing director at The Research Board, an I.T. industry think tank that is now a subsidiary of Gartner.
Jake graduated from Cornell University in 1998 with a B.A. in English.
Jake currently sits on the board of three privately-held Internet companies. He also coaches youth football and baseball. He, his wife and three kids have lived in Darien since 2012. Jake joined the board of directors of The Community Fund of Darien in 2016.
Susannah Lewis works in the field of public health, currently as Director of Community Outreach at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan. Prior to this role she was Mental Health Program Coordinator for Correctional Services with New York City Health and Hospitals.
Susannah received her Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Greek and Latin from Wellesley College and her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University.
She is currently a member of the Vestry at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan and also chairs its Development Committee. She additionally serves as the alumnae admissions chair for the Southern Connecticut Wellesley Club.
Susannah and her husband William have lived in Darien since 2015 with their exceptional poodles. She joined the board of The Community Fund of Darien in 2020.
Ginger Morgan received a B.A. in Religion and Chemistry from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Columbia Business School.
She is married to Howard Morgan, and mother to Reed, Andrew and Catie. Ginger is very active in Woodway Team Sports (tennis, paddle and golf), Garden Club, Noroton Presbyterian Church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Ginger has been involved with The Community Fund of Darien for many years, this being her second board term, and she loves her work with Youth Community Fund students!
Michelle Saldivar has been a member of the board since 2018 where her focus of service has been the Human Services Planning Council.
Michelle worked as Associate Executive Director at Stamford Center for Immigrants, Building One Community. She has extensive experience in project management and strategic planning, having been involved in the rebranding of several local organizations. Prior to working in nonprofit management, Michelle spent 10 years in investment management, working for Wellington Management Company in Boston and London. She was Director of Client Administration and Relationship Management, working with sub-advisory and sovereign clients in Europe and the Middle East. She also worked at a private equity firm in Greenwich, CT, structuring airplane financing for Mexican airlines.
Michelle grew up in Mexico and is a graduate of Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Michelle and her family have lived in Darien for the past 10 years, where she enjoys volunteering in town and at her children's school; there, she leads the community, diversity and inclusion initiatives for the Parent Association.
Tammy Sload has been a member of the board for four years and is currently Treasurer and a member of the budget and investment committees.
Tammy is President of the Board of Trustees of Darien Library, Co-chair of Darien Music for Youth, and a member of the Altar Guild at St. Luke's. Previous volunteer positions include: membership on the RTM, secretary of the board of the Darien YMCA and many years on the Council of Darien School Parents and in PTOs of Darien public schools.
Tammy is the treasurer of her class at Amherst College, from which she graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 1984, and has served as a class agent for her class (1990) at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
She worked at Bank of Boston, in corporate lending, and at Merrill Lynch, in investment banking and fixed income research.
Tammy and her husband Michael have lived in Darien on and off for 20 years. They have three children, Jeff, Amanda, and Evelyn, all of whom graduated from Darien High School.
Sheree Frank has been a leader in Darien real estate since she joined Kelly Associates (now Houlihan Lawrence) in 1992. Prior to entering the real estate business, she was with Coopers & Lybrand in NYC.
Sheree and her husband, David, moved to Darien in 1985. She has an intimate knowledge of Darien, the surrounding area, the schools, services, children’s programs and all that makes our community so special.
A former co-president and member of the Noroton Bay Board of Directors for several years, Sheree is currently a member of the Darien Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of directors of The Community Fund of Darien since 2019.
Shedd Glassmeyer is the founder of Sustain Advisors, an environmental, social, and governance & sustainability consulting firm focused on companies and investment managers. Prior to Sustain Advisors, he worked for a decade as a fund and impact manager at DWM Asset Management, an emerging markets credit and PE investment firm.
Earlier in Shedd’s career, he primarily held business development positions for venture-backed companies, building and managing institutional relationships with technology and financial services companies.
He earned a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Shedd, his wife and three children have lived in Darien since 2004. He joined the board of directors of The Community Fund of Darien in 2015.
Liz Houchin began her career in New York City, working in the financial industry for many years. After starting out at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Liz spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in several finance and business management roles. Since leaving the financial world, Liz recently started a home staging company in Darien, Stage with SASS. Liz graduated with a B.S. from Penn State University.
Liz has been an active member of the Darien community, serving on the PTO executive boards for both Ox Ridge Elementary and Middlesex Middle Schools. After serving as a TCF grant panelist for two years, Liz joined the board in 2018 where she was co-director of the Darien Road Race for two years. Liz continues to work on TCF special events.
Liz has lived in Darien for the past 8 years with her husband Jon, two boys and their black & white goldendoodle.
Kristine Miller has been a member of the board for five years and has served on the Darien Road Race, grants, executive and governance committees. She currently serves as the vice president of Governance.
Kristine attended Bucknell University, double majoring in Economics and Political Science. She worked at Morgan Stanley and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her M.B.A. Post-graduate school, she worked for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and later at Credit Suisse.
Kristine has lived in Darien for 16 years with her husband and 4 children.
Heather Raker has been an active volunteer in the community for the past twenty years, starting with roles on the boards of the YWCA of Darien and New Canaan Country School. Currently, Heather serves on the Community Fund of Darien Board as the vice president of the Advancement Committee; the Mather Homestead Foundation Board, where she was a founding member and leads advancement efforts; and the Horizons at New Canaan Country School board. In 2015, she started The Darien House Tour: Homes with Heart for the First Congregational Church of Darien and has led the tour for the past five years, raising funds for local nonprofit organizations. For her efforts, Heather was honored to receive the Women of Distinction Award, given by the YWCA of Darien, in 2019.
Heather received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a M.B.A. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. She is currently the president of Wyngate Capital.
Heather has lived in Darien with her husband, Todd, since 1998. They have three boys, Brett (21), Cam (19) and Chris (16) plus two dogs, Sidney and Crosby.
Heather Schuddeboom joined the board in 2019. She serves on the executive committee as the chair of Grants, after serving for several years as a grant review panelist.
She brings with her many years of experience as a management consultant for AT Kearney in London, UK. Prior to that, Heather worked in marketing and sales, leading multi-functional teams, for DuPont in both Wilmington, DE and Geneva, Switzerland.
Heather is an active member of the Darien community and has served on the board of the Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust as well as DAEG (Darien Advocates for the Education of the Gifted) as former Co-President and current board member.
Heather holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Having moved to Darien in 2010, Heather lives with her husband, Raoul, and has two teenage boys.
Sandi Sufrin joined The Community Fund of Darien as a grant panelist and served as a panel leader for five years. She has been a member of the board since 2019 and currently volunteers as a TCF Youth Give Back adult supervisor and the co-chair of the Special Events Committee.
Sandi worked in New York City’s fashion industry for 15 years, where she was the vice president of sales and marketing for multiple high end fashion houses.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.
Sandi grew up in Stamford, and has lived in Darien for 10 years with her husband and two children. She has been an active volunteer in the Darien Public Schools.
The 2020-2021 Executive Committee includes:
The 2020-2021 Advisory Board of the Community Fund of Darien includes Joan Barksdale, Dave Campbell, Ray Hodil, Liz Mao, Kevin McGuire, Susan Okie, Warren Pullen, Patty Reis, Doug Traver, and Susan Wyper.