Executive Committee Bios
Johanna and her family moved to Wellesley in 2018 after living in New York City for nearly 20 years. Her younger daughter is a 5th grader at Sprague and older daughter is a 8th grader at WMS. Johanna worked as a second grade teacher in the New York City public school system. Always an active volunteer, Johanna has been involved with numerous New York based non profit organizations and a variety of academic institutions. She currently serves on the board of the Community Fund for Wellesley and the Creative Arts center (Chatham, MA) and has previously served on the boards of St. Bartholomew Community Preschool (New York, NY) and Stage Harbor Yacht Club (Chatham, MA). Johanna received her BA from Connecticut College, MA in Art History from Hunter College and MA in Childhood Education from New York University.
Illana Nissenbaum (2026) and her husband, Neil, have lived in Wellesley since they were married in 2006. Illana has a BA in sociology and education from Clark University and MA from Simmons College in Educational Leadership. After working as an elementary school teacher, she took a sabbatical to stay home with her three children: Talia, Aleah and Aaron. All three have attended Schofield and now they are at WMS and WHS. The Nissenbaums are long-time members of Temple Beth Elohim and Illana volunteers to help resettle Ukrainian refugees. She is a current Wellesley Town Meeting Member for Precinct D and loves being involved in efforts to strengthen and build community. A favorite spot in Wellesley is Centennial Reservation, which she frequents with her furry companion, Ember.
Janet Goujiamanis moved to Wellesley in 2002 after living in Boston for ten years. She and her family relocated to New Jersey for a short time before returning to Wellesley again in 2010. She has two daughters, Julia, a senior who will be attending Boston University and Nina, a sophomore at Wellesley High School. Janet enjoyed parent volunteering while her children both attended Sprague school. Prior to raising a family, she worked for several years in portfolio analysis and client relations in the institutional investment management industry. She holds an MS in Finance from Suffolk University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She enjoys being active whether it’s playing tennis, running or enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Jill D’Andrea Fischmann is a Wellesley native and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1985. After living in both Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Jill and her family moved back to Wellesley in August of 2012, where she resides with her husband Hans, their daughters Kathryn (15) & Thea (12) and their dog, Teddi. Jill has worked for a member of Congress, NBC, CBS, the National Association of Broadcasters, and WETA, and has served as assistant to the Chairman and CEO of CBS/VIACOM. In a volunteer capacity, Jill was a member of the both the Junior League of Washington and the Hexagon Political Comedy Troupe for 10+ years (serving on the Board of the latter) and served as President of the MOMS Club of Silver Lake and Secretary of The Ribet Academy (in Los Angeles). Since returning to Wellesley, Jill has founded two Girl Scout Troops and is currently the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Service Unit Coordinator for the Town of Wellesley. She has served as Assistant Treasurer and President of the Sprague Elementary School PTO, and is presently the Nominating Chair for the WMS PTO, a Town Meeting Member, and a member of the Fundraising Committee for Circus Smirkus. After two years at a small,socially conscious documentary film company and three years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Jill recently became a Program Manager at Xilio Therapeutics, a cancer immunotherapy biotech located in Kendall Square, Cambridge.