Meet the Team!
Get to Know Donna
What motivated you to take on the role you have at CHSAA?
The mission is what motivated me to work with CHSAA. Supporting a public school that is so accomplished and helping the students get a leg up in life is important to me.
What have you accomplished so far and what do you hope to accomplish over the next year?
So much has been accomplished in the 2 years I’ve been with the organization. We have an engaged and vibrant board, we published our first-ever annual report, we have the appropriate skill sets in house (shout out to Leila), we are becoming more transparent and we are connecting with the community like never before. The next year will be about continued reorganization and overhead reduction along with growing our Annual Fund so that we can provide more support to Classical.
What is the most likely reason you’re running late to a meeting?
I work really hard to respect other people’s time and rarely run late for a meeting. Having said that, if I am late it is likely because I was stuck on a call or resolving an issue.
What do you enjoy most about your position?
The people are the best part of my role. I love spending time with the students and meeting alumni. The Classical community is really special and I am happy to be a part of it.
What are five facts about you that other people may not know?
I love to cook. I am a practicing yogi who used to teach. The beach is my sweet spot. There is nothing better than a sunny day when I can be outside. My favorite color is purple (I saw it as a sign when I interviewed for the job!).
What is the best way for people to connect with you?
Call or text me. My cell is 860.389.3028. I always have my phone handy and I hate spending time on email.