Katherine began her career in corporate banking in New York City and has held senior management positions in sales and financial marketing and communications. With a burning desire to concentrate her efforts on more humanitarian issues, Katherine shifted her energies to the non-profit sector in 2001 and joined the Fairfield County Community Foundation, where she spearheaded their development efforts. Katherine joined The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in September 2005, as the Director of Development and Community Relations, and has served as the Executive Director since May 2006.
Katherine brings an interesting synergy of many disciplines to the Executive Director position: fundraising and new business development, firsthand knowledge and understanding of the investment and financial worlds, expertise in Women's History and an unwavering commitment to programming around women's issues.
Katherine holds a B.A. in History from Salem College and an M.A. in Women’s Studies, with a concentration in Women’s History, from Southern Connecticut State University, where she has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies. She is a native Virginian who has made Connecticut her home for more than 25 years. Katherine lives in Guilford, Conn., with her husband. She has two children who live in Manhattan and work in publishing and investment banking.
Director of Development
Sarah is a native of Michigan and graduated from Albion College with a BA in Speech, Communications and Theatre. She moved to the east coast over 35 years ago to work in the NYC theatre scene, starting her career as a professional stage manager and eventually attaining Actor's Equity membership. After eight challenging years, Sarah decided to change direction toward her passion of food and enrolled at The NY Restaurant School where she graduated with honors working for many years as a corporate chef and caterer.
For the next ten years, while raising two daughters, Sarah joined the public school's PTA, raising money and organizing special events. She eventually became President of the Fairfield PTA Council and later ultimately won the Deanna O. Kiernan Award. Shortly after her term as President expired, Sarah started volunteering for several non-profit organizations in the area, knowing she was making a difference in people's lives. Sarah comes to the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame with ten-plus years in development at The Center for Family Justice, formerly The Center for Women and Families in Bridgeport, Conn. For seven of those years, she served as Director of Development and Community Outreach. Sarah has been passionate about women's issues and after raising two daughters, recognizes the importance of instilling the confidence necessary for women and girls to pursue their passionate dreams, whatever they may be.
Sarah currently lives in Fairfield, Conn. with her husband David, who is a commercial photographer in NYC. They have two daughters, the older an organic farmer in Connecticut and the younger a registered dietician in Minneapolis.
Director, Administration and Programming
Bambi Mroz brings more than 10 years of teaching, administrative and publishing experience along with a passion for public history programming. Originally from Indiana, Bambi migrated to Connecticut to pursue graduate studies in French at the University of Connecticut, where she taught French language, literature and culture. During that time she also worked as an editorial assistant for an international French studies journal edited at UConn. After leaving graduate school, Bambi entered the business world, working as office manager for a busy commercial sign and graphics company. Coming to CWHF in 2011 fulfilled her desire to use her teaching and administrative skills in the non-profit sector.
Bambi holds a B.A. in French Education from Anderson University and an M.A. in French & Francophone Studies from the University of Connecticut. She has also completed all coursework toward a Ph.D. in French & Francophone Studies, with a focus on 20th-century French theatre.
A resident of Manchester, where she lives with her husband Matt, she is an active member of her church community, where she coordinates women's programming. She also enjoys travelling, knitting, spending time with nieces and nephews and entertaining friends.
Tina's past experience has been in the banking and computer industry. Her interest in working with non-profit organizations was developed after working for a grant-funded children's mental health intervention program. A Californian, Tina has come to Connecticut by way of Washington, D.C. and Long Island and has been on the East Coast since 1987. Her Bachelor's degree is in Management Science, with minors in International Relations and Chinese Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Christina enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also likes to read, play tennis, and golf.
Danielle Eadevito graduated cum laude from Albertus Magnus College with a B.A. in Social Science and a minor in Sociology. Danielle has a passion for education, literature, and organization which has led to her current academic path as a student in the Information and Library Science Graduate program at Southern Connecticut State University. Danielle is a member of the Connecticut Library Association, the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society which recognizes the academic achievements of adult continuing education students, and the Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic Honor Society.
Danielle and her husband Chris reside in Branford, Connecticut with their two sons. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys traveling, staying active, spending time with her family and friends, and attending her children’s sporting events.