Our Mission Statement: Through the granting of scholarships and awards, we inspire, encourage and support Stamford students in their pursuit of college, graduate and vocational education.

Ana Gallegos is the founder of Campamento Manuela in her hometown of Cuenca, Ecuador. Her dedication to academic advancement and enrichment doesn’t stop there. As a PLTI Graduate and former President of the Alumni Association, she has dedicated her time, volunteering with Stamford Dollars for Scholars and Neighbors Link. She has worked with UCONN-PEP as a facilitator and on the REACH Prep program helping Latino and African American students. Ana holds a BA in Educational Psychology and an Associate in Teaching Elementary Education. Ana was elected Vice President beginning with the 2018 Board.

Angie Murphy is a wife and mother of three children. Presently she works full-time and is employed with the City of Stamford as an Office Support Specialist in the Human Resources Department. A former PLTI Alimni President, Angie has always been a strong advocate for parental involvement and the value of quality education, something that guides her work with the Foundation. Angie has served as Secretary since 2014.

Anu Hooja has been with JWNSF since its inception in 2005. A long time resident of Stamford with her children graduating from Stamford Public Schools, Anu herself graduated from the Parent Leadership Training Institute in 2000. She was elected to the NAMI Stamford/Greenwich Board of Directors in 2013, where she currently serves as Secretary of the Board. Since 2001 she has worked in the City of Stamford’s IT Department, specializing in software support and in-school technology integration.

David Greene has been working with JWNSF since 2007. Outside of the foundation, David is the founder of an IT support and consulting company, where he works with private individuals and small organizations. He has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, a B.S. in Computer Engineering, an M.S. in Public Relations and an M.A. in Political Science. Since 2014, Taith Group, an organization that David is the head of, has been providing technical support and services for the foundation. David has been a member of the Internet Society since 2009.

Deidre is a native of, and attended schools in, Stamford. Deidre Anspach has worked for the City of Stamford for over 30 years. During which time she worked in every division and clinical area of the nursing department. Presently, she is the Director of Nursing and Dental Services for the City of Stamford Health Department.. Deidre has her MPA from University of New Haven and BSN from the University of Connecticut. She is a wife, mother of twin girls, enjoys baking, cake decorating and yoga.

Eden resides in Stamford with her husband and they have 2 daughters. She had been a board member of JWNSF since its inception. Eden also sits in the board (design team) of Stamford PLTI (Parent Leadership Training Institute. Organizations that she had been a past board member were: School Readiness Council, OCA, CLS (Chinese Language School), SPEF (Stamford Public Education Foundation), PTOs, and others. She is active in her church and volunteers in numerous community activities and organizations.

Eva has worked in the Stamford Community for years, and is currently the Executive Director for the East Side Partnership. She is a PLTI Alumni, and has also worked on the Stone Soup for the 21st Century as a founder and co-chair.

Joe served as the Board Chairman of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut for five years, where his sage advice and guidance resulted in the organization becoming a better advocate to empower all impoverished people regardless of race or background. He has a BS. in Business from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock, and an MBA. from Marquette University. Joseph is married with three children, three grandchildren, and resides in Stamford, CT with his wife and co-founder, Myrtle. Joe served as the Treasurer for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Myrtle Nunn has been member of the Stamford community for 17 years, and is currently working for Stamford’s Health Department as a school nurse. She is a member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford. Myrtle is a mother of three and a grandmother of three. After the accidental death of her son, co-founded this foundation in 2006 in his memory. She is also a graduate of the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Stamford (PLTI) in 1999, and has her BSN, SN, and Master in Holistic Thinking. Myrtle has been the foundation's President since the 2014 elections.

Bill Callion has been a global executive for IBM, the Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare for the City of Stamford, the Manager of Fairgate Farm, and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the Chair of the Deacon Ministry at Union Baptist Church, and has been the leader of many non-profit boards to include New Covenant House, the Urban League of Western Connecticut, the Ferguson Library system to name a few.