Jeff Leake: Chairperson & Finance Committee Representative

Fifty-year CT educator and Past President of the Connecticut Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in CT.

Marilyn Calderon
Executive Director of Connecticut Parent Power

Marilyn Calderon is a passionate bilingual leader with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Marilyn has an extraordinary record serving our most vulnerable children/youth/families throughout the state, with increasing organizational structures, building diverse community constituents, board members and financial competencies. Her high energy approach and passion for social justice through a mindset of earned excellence is what continues to drive her vision in fostering the growth of a "new Connecticut" by developing parent leaders that embrace diversity with a "shared vision" approach to life. She believes in making things happen versus waiting for things to happen with and for the well-being of our diverse children and parents, which is exemplified in all that she commits to!

Paul F. Flinter
Education Consultant

Paul F. Flinter, Ph.D. is the former Director of Adult Education for the Wallingford Connecticut School District and currently works part time as the Adult Education Grants Coordinator. Prior to his Wallingford positions, Paul worked in the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and his section had responsibility for areas supporting students’ social, emotional, physical and mental health, school-family-community partnerships and adult education. In his earlier tenure at the CSDE, he was the Bureau Chief of Early Childhood and Social Services and served as an Education Consultant in Special Education. He has been an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut and he was a special education teacher for 7 years in Connecticut school districts. His advance degrees are in education psychology and child development. He has coauthored several articles and continues work on efforts that assist teachers and schools to be more effective in their instructional practices and involvement with parents.

Deborah Stanley-McAulay
Associate Vice President of Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture, Yale University

Deborah Stanley-McAulay is the Associate Vice President of Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture.  In her role, she oversees the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and WorkLife and Childcare Program, Deborah has oversight of the University’s progress in diversity; as well as to ensure and facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for diversity.  Under Deborah’s leadership, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works collaboratively to accomplish the institutions diversity goals.  Deborah works with internal university departments and external organizations  and agencies and serves as the University’s chief liaison with the University’s eight Affinity/Employee Resource Groups; Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA), Yale Latino Networking Group (YLNG), Asian Network at Yale (ANY), Yale University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Affinity Group (LGBTQ), Yale University Working Women Network (WWN)  Yale Veterans Network (YVN), Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) and DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) .  The diversity progress to date has contributed to strengthening the climate and culture of Yale University and to making the University an Employer of Choice.

Under her leadership, Yale University has earned the distinction of several diversity awards; 2012 & 2013 Diversity MBA Fifty Out Front, 2012 - 2017 Working Mother, and 2013- 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction.  Deborah has also been named 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Chi Omicron Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, 2013 NAACP 100 Most Influential Black Leaders, 2015 Human Services Award, United House of Prayer, 2015 Tri-State Diversity Council Most Powerful & Influential Women, and 2018 Tri-State Diversity & Leadership Conference, The Leadership Excellence Award. 

Additionally, Deborah co-published her first article, in 2017, entitled, How to Unplug the Leaky Bucket: “Retention Strategies for Maintaining a Diverse Workforce, printed in the May/June 2018 issue of EDUCAUSE Review.

Deborah joined Yale University in 1995, in the Yale School of Medicine. And has held several positions at Yale University; Manager of Training and Process Improvement, Organizational Development Consultant, Assistant Director Organizational Development & Learning Center, Interim-Director and Director, Organizational Development and Learning Center and Interim Chief Diversity Officer before being appointed the position of Chief Diversity Officer in 2008.

Prior to joining Yale University, Deborah served in a learning and development role at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT, Stop and Shop, Companies, North Haven, CT as well as a classroom instructor for the New Haven Board of Education.

Deborah is an active member of the following organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, New Haven Alumnae Chapter, and a board member at Marrakech, Inc. (Secretary) and State Educational Resource Center (Treasurer). 

Deborah received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA and a master’s degree in Education from University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.

Deborah is a native of New Haven, where she resides with her family.