Parent Network Visit

Committees and Descriptions

All School Committees and Chairpersons


Welcome new members to the D-E community with Campus Tours, Open Houses, New Family Buddy Program, and Admitted Students Receptions.

Helen Jerome 201.227.3104

Affinity Groups

There are currently four Affinity Groups represented by the Black & Latino, Chinese, Korean, and South Asian communities which organize social, educational, and service activities, under the guidance of the Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement.

Asian American
Elise Matsubara 240.398.8620
Black and Latino
Yolonda Marshall 917.576.8042
Margot Todman-Mack 917.743.0244
Peggy Ding 917.667.2218
Xiaoli Wang 201.289.6878
Zhen Sun 201.783.2344
Kyung Lee 201.248.5648
Eunha Song 201.750.6787
South Asian
Vandana Arora 845.642.8252
Archana Gupta 646.229.5333
Ami Vaidya 201.994.5486

Annual Fund

Join your class team to educate and encourage fellow parents, via emails and phone calls, to support the Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a D-E education.

Lower School
Beverley Mac Keen 917.697.3724
Middle School
Ani Ozgun 646.420.7203
Parand Emami 973.432.9235

Faculty Appreciation

Help plan and organize social events for parents (Parent Forums, Coffees, Evening Receptions.) Also, help organize our annual Faculty Appreciation Lunch in the Spring.

Allison Hartstone 917.968.1243
Beverley Mac Keen 917.697.3724
Courtney Levi 917.747.9838
Shelley Taub 201.694.4632

D-E Garden Project

Help maintain D-E’s teaching vegetable gardens through outdoor garden work, plant purchasing, garden design, green initiatives, and planning of garden events.

Tasha Urbanowski 201.227.3237
Sue Evans 212.772.9270

Friends of the Arts (FOTA)

Help coordinate post-performance receptions for music, art, and theatre events.

Ani Ozgun 646.420.7203
Nancy Serpico 845.667.0872
Marina Tarsinov 845.300.0284

Holiday Gift

Jennie Li 201.214.3563
Elise Matsubara 240.398.8620
Kate Rodgers 201.294.9213
Erin Thomas 201.835.2699


Middle/Upper School Library: Range of office jobs, including book covering, inventory, and other projects.

Middle School/Upper School
Kavita Bafana 201.227.3321

Parent Education

Work with D-E faculty and staff to plan/coordinate education programs for students and parents. Have an interest or expertise in short form video production and/or storytelling? Work with parents and students to digitally document our PA-sponsored parent and student educational programming.

Joseph Levine 917.548.7073
Jill Perin 201.410.4743

Special Events

Plan and promote Auctions, Golf/Tennis/Yoga, and Culinary events to benefit the D-E Faculty and Staff Fund and/or D-E’s Financial Aid program.

Bea Movsesian 201.227.3110

Spring Carnival & Community Service Event

Help with this all-school, all-day event, co-organized with Student Government, including an on-campus service project to benefit a local non-profit and a carnival with food, music, games, and activities.

Lower School
Kavita Bafana 201.227.3321
Ani Ozgun 646.420.7203

Lower School Chairpersons

Book Fair

This multi-day event includes book sales, raffles, and a Pizza Night. Help with set-up, breakdown, students’ book selections, and raffle gift donations.

Ani Ozgun 646.420.7203
Nancy Serpico 845.667.0872

Halloween Party

Plan, organize, and staff all aspects of this annual event for Lower School families.

Daniel Carragher 917.589.8044
Steven Haimowitz 917.885.0996
Evelyn Reynoso 201.519.8682

Photo Day

Assist the day of the event by helping all children look presentable for the photographer.

Samantha Koppelman 917.545.0720
Fernanda Pimenta 201.565.6262

Skate Day

Help with event logistics, refreshments, and publicity.

Karen Clune 201.541.9556
Soyoung Lee 917.526.1869

Talent Show

Assist with rehearsals and day-of-show production, including set-up, decorations, and food donations

Fernanda Pimenta 201.565.6262
Seth Unger 646.246.7384


Help photograph, format, and deliver the lower school yearbook. Oversee and coordinate 5th Grade advertisements.

Fernanda Pimenta 201.565.6262

Middle and Upper School Chairpersons


Promote Bulldog pride; help coaches coordinate team parents; and assist with team rosters, snacks, and sporting events.

Gina Charles 310.902.2607
Helen Rapfogel 201.401.1235
Liz Tausner 201.227.3117

Coop Student Café

Sell food and beverages to students and be a part of the social center of the Middle and Upper Schools. Regular and substitute positions are available.

Andrea Maline 201.694.8687

Community Card Fundraiser

Solicit local merchants (retail/dining/entertainment) for discounted merchandise and services. Proceeds from card sales benefit D-E student activities.

Seth Unger 646.246.7384


Plan, organize and staff specialty lunch and snack food sale to benefit D-E student activities.

Jennifer Mittleman 917.414.4165