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Executive Board

Your executive board members work behind the scenes to advocate for you and negotiate for your rights. 

Executive Board Members

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Lillian Perone


Lillian Perone has worked at GPS for 33 years, first as a general science teacher at Western, then teaching Health and PE at all three levels. In 2003, Lill served as GEA president.  She earned her 092, 6th year, and became the program associate of the GHS Health and PE Department. Lill also served as the District lead teacher K-12 for Health, PE and Family and Consumer Science. She is a TEAM mentor, State TEAM reviewer, TEPL Committee member and served on 5 GEA negotiation teams. Lill has been GEA Chair of the PR&R from 2005- 2021, when she was once again elected as your GEA president!

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Melissa D'Amato

VP Elementary

Melissa is a Fourth Grade Teacher at Cos Cob Elementary. Prior to her role as the VP Elementary, Melissa served as the second VP. 

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Lori Mulligan

VP Secondary

Lori Mulligan has taught math in Greenwich Public Schools for the last 22 out of her 29 years teaching. She taught 7th grade math at Central Middle School for 7 years and then at Greenwich High School for the last 15 years. She served on the GEA Executive Board for the 14 years, currently as VP-Secondary and 13 years prior as Treasurer. 

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Chrissy Distel

VP Communications

Chrissy Distel is a 3rd grade teacher at OG. She has taught 1st and 3rd grades in the GPS district for 17 years. She has served on the GEA Executive Board for the past 4 years as Secretary and VP of Communications. 


Jessica Punchatz

VP Membership

Jessica is a music teacher at Riverside School. She has worked for the district for 10 years and previously served as a building representative. She has served  on the exec board as the Membership Chair and the VP of Membership since 2020.

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Courtney Powers


Courtney Powers is a teacher at GHS. She joined the Executive Board as the interim treasurer in 2022. 

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Charles Costello

PR&R Chair

Charles is a teacher at GHS. He was formerly on the negotiations team and PR&R team before being elected as the former VP of Communications. He began his services as the PR&R Chair in 2022. 

The Board of Directors is made up of the Executive Board, Committee Chairs and the building Representatives at each school. Building Representatives advocate with the building administration at your school, and are the first people you should contact should you have any questions or concerns. The Board of Directors meet on a monthly basis.

CEA Representatives


CEA Uniserv-Representative

David Eng-Wong



cell: 860-539-3394

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