Our goal is to establish a volunteer Board of Directors that is dedicated to working towards the mission and vision of SEF.  The members of Advisory are individuals who bring specific knowledge to help us be effective. 

We continuously seek to have volunteers who represent each school as well as diversity in our demographics. Additionally, our structure includes four committees: fundraising, grants, communication and governance.  

To facilitate the grant process and flow of information we have a representative from each school/organization matched with a liaison from SEF. 

If you would like to learn more about who is involved, please read our bios. 

If you are interested in volunteering for SEF, please contact us.


Emily Mathews, President, Communications Chair

Abby Korman, Vice President, Fundraising Committee 

Heather Dillon, Treasurer, Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Kate Pescatore, Clerk, Fundraising Committee

Elizabeth Holthaus, Member, Communications Committee

Kelly Paszamant, Member, Communications Committee

Jill King, Member, Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Susannah Adams, Member, Fundraising Committee

Danielle Driscoll, Member, Fundraising Committee

Becky O’Toole, Fundraising Committee

Lauren Shea, Member, Fundraising Committee

Tracy Shepard, Member, Grant Committee Co-Chair

Jay Swartz, Member, Grant Committee Co-Chair

Adam St. Jean, Member, Alumni Committee

Deb Lengen, Member, Governance Committee


Maggie Grove, VP for Strategy and Operations at Campus Compact, Scituate Resident

Mimi Svenning, Retired Teacher, Scituate Resident

Ron Griffin, Superintendent of Scituate Public Schools

Harvey Gates, Scituate Resident

Peter Gates, Scituate School Committee

Steve Maguire, SPS Teacher, Scituate Resident

Jen Morrison, Director Emeritus, Founder

Tom + Keri Cavanagh, Legal Advisors

Katie Konecko, Accounting

Katina Bentley, Director Emeritus