Foundations in Education Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Trustees 

October 27, 2023 | Foundations in Education | General Media Mentions News


Foundations in Education is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board are Joseph Rahtelli II of Ridgefield and Allison Reiling of Fairfield.

“We are delighted to welcome Allison and Joseph to our Board and we are grateful to them for the expertise, talent and understanding of our mission,” said Holly Doherty-Lemoine, Executive Director of Foundations in Education. “They share our values and hopes for our students and respect the dedication of our faculty and administrators. I trust they will work diligently on their behalf and make great contributions to the work of the Foundation.”

Joseph Rahtelli, CPA is the Assistant Controller of Investment Management Finance at Lone Pine Capital LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. Prior to joining Lone Pine in 2014, he worked at Ernst & Young, LLP as an auditor in their Wealth & Asset Management division for three years. He graduated from Marist College in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration- Finance. Joseph resides in Ridgefield with his wife Kaitlyn and son Carmine.

Allison Reiling earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages from Providence College. After college, Allison worked at IBM in various human resource roles,  the most recent within the Finance division. Allison is the Executive Director of the Lautenbach Family Foundation, where she manages over 35 scholarships and relationships with various educational institutions. Additionally, Allison is a part of the School Volunteer Association in Bridgeport where she tutors elementary school children. She has been actively involved in her children’s schools. Allison resides in Fairfield with her husband Chris and three children Jack, Ella and Lila.

Foundations in Education is the result of Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano’s vision to support the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to advance Catholic education in Fairfield County. The primary purpose of this non-profit initiative is to support Catholic education by providing tuition assistance, grants that promote classroom innovation and professional leadership development and other transformative education-based programs.

Board Chair, Tom McInerney, said of the newest board members: “The strength of a non-profit organization is largely determined by the energy of its board; the addition of these two individuals bodes well for the Foundation’s future.”

The two newest members join the existing Board of Trustees: Chair Tom McInerney, David Cappiello, George Coleman, Lisa Ferraro Martino, Timothy FitzPatrick, Michael Hanlon, Leslie Lopez, Andrea Maldon, Anne McCrory, Thomas McDevitt, Dr. Julia McNamara, Michele Mitola, Joe Purcell, Geoffrey Raker, Bernard Reidy, Barbra Ripp, Henry Rondon, Jennifer St Victor-de Pinho, Paula Summa, Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, and Holly Doherty-Lemoine, ex officio.