Executive Committee Bios
Amy Hernandez is an experienced educator who has been an active member of the Wellesley community since moving here from Chicago in 2015. She has two children, Sara and Alex, who both attend and love Schofield. She currently serves on the PTO Board as secretary. As co-chairperson of Schofield Cares, Amy works closely with the school social worker to help Schofield families and students in need. Through Schofield Cares, Amy has organized a food drive and dinners to help raise money for these families and increased awareness of the committee’s goals. On the Day of Imagineering Committee, she works with the principal and school staff to plan and implement a day of creativity and design for students. Amy is also on the Hawk’s Eye Literary Journal Committee, a journal distributed each year full of students’ writing, art and poetry. Previously, Amy was a high school history teacher in both Massachusetts and Illinois. In Chicago, she taught at the lauded Providence St. Mel, an inner-city school most famous for placing 100% its high school graduates in college and widely considered a model in education reform. Amy received her MEd from Northeastern University and a BA in Economics from Siena College.
Megan LeBlanc has been part of the Wellesley community since 2014. Her son Ian is in 5th grade and her daughter Hannah is in 3rd, both at Fiske. Originally from Ohio, Megan has lived in the Boston area for over 20 years. Megan holds a BA in business management from Gettysburg College, and prior to having children, she worked as a corporate ethics and compliance consultant in the insurance and financial service industries. Since moving to Wellesley, she has worked as a Realtor, has served as President of the PAWS and Fiske PTOs, volunteered for the Wellesley Mothers Forum, is a political and social activist, and is currently the secretary of the Central Council of PTOs. Megan was inspired to join WEF to contribute to its efforts in improving the lives of students, championing educators, and inspiring a love of learning. In her spare time, Megan can be found knitting, weaving, or playing video games, surrounded by her three cats and two dogs
Elizabeth Shlala is a professor at Boston College. A member of the Wellesley Historical Commission, the mother of a WHS freshman, and the owner of the oldest house in Wellesley! She loves Wellesley and is interested in working to maintain our excellent public schools, conserve our town’s special buildings, and preserve open spaces through sustainability and fiscal responsibility. She is also a supporter of our public libraries. Elizabeth also serves as a Town Meeting Member.
JUDY LIN WALSH
Judy Lin Walsh is new to the Wellesley community, having moved from the Back Bay to Wellesley in 2019. She and her husband, Nate, are the proud parents of a Sprague Kindergartner, Lily. As a family, they are on a continual quest to discover as many playgrounds and ice cream shops as possible. Judy is a Principal at Banyan Global Family Business Advisors, where she advises the owners of the world's largest family businesses and family offices on succession. She has written extensively for Harvard Business Review, Trusts & Estates Magazine, and Family Business Magazine on topics like "The Inheritance Effect" and "Is Your Next Generation Entrepreneurial Enough?" A former associate of Goldman Sachs and Accenture, Judy holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from MIT and a MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.
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.
Chief of Infrastructure & Compliance
Jenn Fallon moved to Wellesley from southern Rhode Island in 2013 where she resides with her husband Michael, son Quinn (7th grade at WMS), and adopted bi-racial daughter Kate (4th grade at Sprague). Prior to staying home with her children, Jenn was a Project Manager at CVS, a Fortune 50 company. Jenn is a past PTO President of both PAWS and Sprague Elementary School, Wellesley Mothers Forum Board Member, and METCO volunteer. She is currently in her second term as a Town Meeting Member and in her second year as a member of the Wellesley Advisory Committee.