Ann Nunes (Chapter Leader)

Consultant and former staff of the United Nations and NGOs; former teacher in the US and overseas. Ann is a co-leader of a Wilton Girl Scout Troop, serves on the Wilton League of Women Voters Steering Committee (Programme/Voter Service), and leads the Children’s Program at the Wilton Quaker Meeting. She has lived in Wilton for 10 years.

Virginia Gunther (Co-Leader)

Former Social Studies/US History and Government teacher; former Adjunct Graduate Education Professor; recipient of several teaching awards, has been active in various community organizations; currently serves as Membership Outreach/Publicity for the Wilton League of Women Voters, and Board Member of Wilton Historical Society. Has lived in Wilton 13 years.

Amanda Mitchell (Co-Leader)

Amanda Mitchell is originally from Montgomery, AL and has lived in Wilton for seven years. A former Hotel/Restaurant Management executive with Walt Disney World Resorts, Hilton Hotels, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Amanda serves the Wilton community as a committee member for both Cider Mill and Middlebrook PTAs and is the Service Unit Manager and a Troop Leader for the Wilton Girl Scouts.

Lynne Vanderslice​​​

Lynne is serving her second four-year term as first selectwoman. Lynne is a 32-year resident of Wilton. She previously served on the Board of Finance for seven years and has held leadership positions with a number of Wilton non profits.

Advisory Group

Kim Mellin

Kim Mellin is the co-director of the Wilton Historical Society focusing on programs and education; currently involved with the scholarship initiative for the College Connections Program at the Fresh Air Fund as well as Treasurer of private foundation; former WHS Board of Trustees & director of education at New Canaan Historical Society. Has lived in Wilton for 15 yrs.

Dr. Golnar Raissi-Sadeghi

Dr. Golnar Raissi-Sadeighi, ND is a Naturopath physician that specializes in integrative medicine. She is the organizer of the Muslim Community group that facilitates discussions and offers weekly religion classes. As a Columbia graduate, she is a member of the Columbia University Cystic Fibrosis Center and co-founder of the Bridge of Hope not-for-profit entity.

Sabeth Albert

Sabeth Ryan Albert has lived in Wilton for 19 years. She has worked in the children’s book industry at several major publishing houses in NYC and as Publicity Director at the Museum of the City of New York, her hometown. Sabeth actively volunteers in Wilton serving on the boards of the Wilton Woman’s Club and Cider Mill PTA and as a Cadette Troop Leader and Recruitment volunteer for Wilton Girl Scouts.

Captain Mary A. Durand

Mary Durand retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as a Captain after 27 years of service in 2008. She served all over the world and abroad many ships, receiving numerous awards and medals. Today she lives in Norwalk and continues to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is the Chaplain for the Western Connecticut Military Officers Association.

Mary Gail Gristina

A native of Westport, and active in various community organizations; currently on Wilton Historical Society Board; former Director of Rehabilitative Services at Ct. Children’s Hospital; law degree in biomedical ethics and health care.

Dr Gregory Chann

Dr. Georgy Chann DMD is a longtime resident of Wilton; General Dentist with over 40 years of experience; President of the Wilton Branch of Kiwanis International; Former President and current emeritus trustee of the Board of the Wilton Historical Society, as well as a dental consultant to local organizations. Dr. Chann is a 53 year resident of Wilton and a graduate of Wilton High School.

Genevieve Eason

Genevieve Eason is the Executive Director at Wilton Youth Council, where she promotes the social and emotional well-being of Wilton’s students by empowering youth, parents and community.

Tom Moore, Adjutant

Tom Moore is the Adjutant for American Legion Post 86 in Wilton. He was an Army Interrogator serving along the “Iron Curtain” between Germany and Czechoslovakia.

Dr. Kevin Smith​

Dr. Kevin Smith is the Superintendent of Schools in Wilton and has been overseeing the schools since 2014. He is also a Wilton resident. He has over 20 years of educational experience.

Jennifer Lalor​

Jennifer is a Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice and also serves as the clinical speech supervisor for southern Connecticut for TheraCare. She currently serves on the Wilton Board of Education as a Republican. Jennifer formerly worked as a Special Education Teacher.

Keenia Joseph​

Keenia Joseph is a successful regulatory advocate and compliance leader with over 15 years of experience in regulated industries.

Simona Vasile​

Simona Vasile is Partner at KPMG, focused on US Individual Income Tax & Global Mobility. She serves on the Board of RomAmPro, an association of Romanian-American Professionals.

Mary Anne Mendola Franco

Mary Anne Mendola Franco is the Assistant Director, Technology and Private Events for the Wilton Library Association, where she has worked since 1996. Her previous career was in the legal world, as Administrator of Stamford branch offices of two large New York City law firms. Mary Anne has been a Kiwanis Club of Wilton Board Member since October 2015 and currently serves as its president.

Junior Advisory Group

Savannah Joseph, Ms President US/Wilton 2019-2020

Avni Gupta, Ms President US participant 2019-2020

Julienne Nunes, Ms President US/Wilton 2020-2021

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