2019-2020 GEBAS Election Results

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GEBAS ELECTIONS: MEET YOUR 2019-2020 NEW GEBAS REPRESENTATIVES

Thanks to all who ran and voted!

Vice President Leslie Mooney
Recording Secretary Sarah Novosel
Treasurer Amanda Williams
Financial Secretary Wenona Clark
Special Events Coordinator Genevieve Sofranec
Ways & Means Coordinator Erica Neiheisel

Learn more about your new GEBAS representatives!

Vice President

Leslie Mooney is the mother of four boys – Graeme, current Fairview 2nd grader, Colin, a 1st grader, Quinn (age 4), and Eamon (age 19 months). She has served as a community representative to the LSDMC for the past year, helping to select the incoming principal and learning more about the current challenges and opportunities that face our school. She also serves on the Campus/Playground ad hoc committee of LSDMC. She is an active member of Clifton Town Meeting, Clifton Business and Professional Association, Neighborhoods of Uptown, and the Burnet Woods Advisory Committee. She is the Executive Director of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and has more than 15 years of non-profit management experience, having worked in the Education and Development departments of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and as a researcher at the US Department of Justice. Leslie believes very strongly in public education, and is committed to continuing the legacy of excellence, inclusion and global awareness that Fairview embodies. She and her husband Brendan Martin have lived in Clifton for the last nine years.

Recording Secretary

My name is Sarah Novosel and I am running for the position of Recording Secretary. My husband Dave and I are native Cincinnatians and have lived in Clifton since 2014. We have a daughter (Vivienne, 3rd grade) and son (Theo, kindergarten) attending Fairview. Our chocolate lab Toddler can be seen at pick-up on nice days. Outside of supporting my children and their school, I am a DONA certified Birth Doula.  

I have proudly led Girl Scout troop #42105 the past 4 years and am the Fairview Coordinator for our Council. Since last year I have headed the “Me and My Guy” planning committee. In addition, I have volunteered in my children's classrooms, on field trips, as well as helping with various GEBASsponsored event committees such as Holiday Haus, Pumpkin Patch, Falkenfest, and, of course, Fasching. I feel the relationships fostered and skills strengthened through these experiences would make me a great fit for this position.

I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the Fairview community and would love to be your GEBAS Recording Secretary.

Fasching Coordinator

Hi, my name is Natashia Schuh, and I have been the GEBAS, Special Events and Fasching Coordinator for the past 2 years. I am very excited to be running again.

This year I will be focused specifically on Fasching and any other event that may be suggested to this coordinator position. 

My main goal, as the GEBAS, Fasching board member, is to continuously increase fundraising goals to support the funding in every classroom. I am extremely passionate about every detail to ensure Fairview maintains its excellence in learning, and that GEBAS is able to continue to provide all of the amazing opportunities and learning programs. I will fulfill these ideas by working as a team with the other wonderful GEBAS board members, faculty, parents, and students. I strive to make changes to enhance the family fun at each event!!! 

My husband and I have 4 amazing kids. Hope, (19, an alumni of Fairview), Adrianna, (8, 2nd grader at Fairview), Hazel-Rose (3, attends Arlitt preschool), and SJ (31, my autistic brother that we adopted, adore, & call son).

I am also honored to be a 2nd grade Girl Scout leader at Fairview. My troop is so meaningful to me. I love spending time with my 16 Girl Scouts. They are very important to me. 

I grew up in Clifton Heights, so this school has always been a part of my life.

I am very dedicated to volunteering and helping in any way to support every family in our wonderful community. 

Ways and Means

Erica Neiheisel: I would like to continue to support the positive momentum that GEBAS has created for our school and our children. I was the Public Relations Chair for GEBAS from 2016-2018. I enjoy volunteering my time to Fairview, and supporting our mission. I firmly believe the actions we take as parents, directly impact our child’s experiences. Having a strong background in design and sales, I feel that running for Ways and Means is a direct way that I can continue to contribute, supporting GEBAS and Fairview in a way that will make a difference to the school in a meaningful way. Ways and Means is the backbone for the financial success of our students and educators. I want to create new ways to raise money for our as well as build on the existing infrastructure that currently exists. 

Treasurer

My name is Amanda Williams and I am running for the GEBAS treasurer position. My son, Vern, is currently a Kindergartner and my daughter, Stella, will be starting Kindergarten in 2020. I have been an active parent in the classroom and I found this position in search of making a bigger impact in the Fairview community. I am a finance professional with over 15 years of experience which would make me a successful candidate for this position. I look forward to using my skills in finance to help GEBAS achieve their goals while keeping the finances in order.

Financial Secretary

Wenona Clark is the proud mother of Jackson Rodgers, a second grader at Fairview-Clifton German Language School. Her hobbies include traveling with her daughter and writing.

Wenona works in Information Technology for Procter & Gamble. She is an Associate Director leading the Information Technology Solutions’ Global Project Management Office. In her 18 years at Procter & Gamble in Information Technology (IT), Wenona has worked across various organizations including Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance.

Wenona is an advocate of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning. She has previously participated in Xavier University of Cincinnati’s Girls Advancing Technology as well as INTERAlliance’s Women in IT Conference and has previously served on the Young Professional Board of the Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Wenona is a graduate of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s (ITSMF) Management Academy. 

Wenona earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Special Events

Hello. My name is Genevieve Sofranec and I would like opportunity to serve as the Special Events Coordinator for GEBAS.  I am a dedicated mom of a second grader who wholeheartedly believes in being fully engaged in my son's education. I feel I have a unique perspective as both an alumni of Fairview and a parent of a child from the first year of the lottery.  I have spent the last two+ years as a parent representative on the LSDMC and have learned a lot about our school and community. While many things have changed since the early 90s, I know the value of a Fairview education and love the diversity of our community with families from so many zip codes. I am a licensed Social Worker with MSW and many years of experience in system analysis, project management and strong communication skills.  As the Special Events Coordinator, these skills will help me connect with others to build a network of support for our Fairview events. I am most passionate about parent involvement and inclusion and think that this position would be a great way to be deeply involved and further engage with the community.