Laura Wellington, President

Laura Wellington is a successful media and technology entrepreneur, award-winning children's educational television and brand creator, highly respected author, major media blogger, media personality and mother to five children.  Widowed when she was thirty-five years old, Laura dedicated her future to helping others with the goal of making the world a better place for all.  She has spent countless hours committed to this effort, which includes the creation of The Wumblers and the authoring of a book, The Four Star Diet: Based Upon The Wisdom Of General Colin Powell And Other Ridiculously Brilliant Leaders. When not improving the world through daily efforts, Laura assumes seats on a number of boards, cheers her five children on as they become surgeons, crime fighters, professors, and baseball players, pets the dog, cat and mouse, gardens, and jogs (a lot)! 

 

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Ed has over 25 years of independent business experience working in finance, investments, insurance and tax planning. Ed received his B.S. in Marketing/Accounting from Quinnipiac University in 1966 as well as an MBA from American University in 1968. After working as a broker for a number of years, Ed started his tax practice in 1985, became licensed in life/health/Long Term Care insurance in 1987 and qualified for the designation Certified Financial Planner in 1990. Through the years, Ed developed an interest in integrating a variety of specialties in order to provide more complete advice to his clients. This eventually led to the founding of Financial Strategies in 2001. Ed is a member and past President of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Financial Planners Association, and also holds memberships in the National Association of Tax Planners as well as the NY/CT Association of Tax Professionals. Ed also contributes his time and knowledge as a 17 year member of the Insurance and Pension Committee for the Town of Bethel.

 

Edward A. Tomasko, CFP, MBA, Treasurer

 

Dana Foster, Director

Dana Foster, is a legal and business professional who has participated on the boards of directors and committees of number nonprofits in Connecticut, including the Hartford Stage Company, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, and the Shelter for Women.  Dana practiced corporate law and went on to marketing and business development for lawyers.  She then served in a governance and external relations role for a regional charter school system.  Dana brings her broad background of legal, communications, and change management skills to develop consensus and lead teams and projects to goal.  Dana possesses a JD, MBA, and Masters in Psychology.

Debra Romano, Secretary

Executive Vice President - Programs and Member Relations, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.  Former Executive Directer of  the Greater Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Anastasio, Director

Steve is avid wheelchair racer, having completed over sixty races and four half marathons.  He is employed by Sally's Cleaning Service. and remains an inspiration to many.

Jo Montgomery, Writer/Director

Jo Montgomery wants to live in a world where people are a bit more careful about the words they string 

together.  A writer, communications specialist and author of Loughlin: One Man’s Journey to Redemption Through Art and It Is What It Is, Jo’s been spotlighted on Channel 8 CT Style and The Spotlight. She has also been a contributing writer for The New Haven Register and Nutmeg Magazine. When she’s not writing, you can find Jo reading two books along with the Bible.  Jo also admits to watching obscene amounts of Frasier. Jo has spent the past 16 years living on the Connecticut shoreline with her husband, two children and a large, hairy dog -- all of whom she shamelessly adores.