About Us

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.

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

The Foundation Team

Dr. Amanda Deerfield

Director
Strategic Relations 

Stephen Heptig

Director
FI101

Melissa Lagerquist

Editor,
FI101 

Lindsay N. Giroux

Lead
Pre-K Writing Team

Danielle Mendonsa

Director
Elementary School Curriculum
 

Mandy Bert

Director
Middle School Curriculum

Rob Phelan 

Director
High School Curriculum

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

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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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