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The ChooseFI Foundation is led and run by a group of individuals who have reached financial independence and who want to give something back.

Together, they represent a broad tapestry of experiences and skillsets, giving the Foundation a strength of purpose and an excellence in execution that have mirrored their own careers.


The Board of Directors

Edmund Tee

President and Executive Director

Paula Pant

Vice-President of the Board

Jonathan Mendonsa

Secretary of the Board

Brad Barrett

Treasurer of the Board

Shawn Jenkins

Board Member

Jillian Johnsrud

Board Member



K-12 Education Team

Rob Phelan

High School Writing Team

Danielle Mendonsa

Elementary School Writing Team

Mandy Bert

Middle School Writing Team

Lindsay N. Giroux

Pre-K Writing Team

Curriculum Contributors

Pre-K

Writing Team
Lindsay Giroux

Elementary School

Writing Team
Danielle Mendonsa
Jenna Reich
Kelli Thompson

Review Team
Denise Radecke
Yuki Yano
Steven Harms
Jenna Reich

Middle School

Writing Team
Mandy Bert
Scott Barrett
Nancy Bachety
Brian Barfoot
Tamar Snyder
Sean Guerrero McCormick
Hemang Srikishan

Review Team
Stephanie Belbis
Diana Falck
Zachary Holz
Craig Mills
Ryan Moran

High School

Writing Team
Rob Phelan
Miriam Giardina
Shaun Nesheim
Tom Lewandowski

Review Team
Jolie Viguers
Yuki Yano
Denise Radecke
Jesse Carillo
Zachary Holz

Stay Informed

Thank you for your interest in the work we are doing. For a report of what we have done, please visit our Mission page.

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