Stamford Senior Center Announces New Board Members

The Stamford Senior Center announces three new members to join its Board of Directors. Left to right: Carole Kirk, Charles Failla, and Esperanza Teasdale. (contributed photo)

STAMFORD, CT – The Stamford Senior Center (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Charles Failla, Carole Kirk and Esperanza Teasdale. Each have been elected to serve a three year term, and with their addition the total number of SSC Board members is now nineteen.

The Stamford Senior Center, located in the Government Center, provides affordable opportunities for older adults in the greater Stamford area to be active and healthy in mind and body and remain connected to their community in a welcoming, safe and diverse environment.

“We are delighted to welcome our newest members to the board. Their combination of talent, expertise and energy will help to lead the Stamford Senior Center forward as it seeks to meet the needs of older adults throughout our region,” said Diane Matteis, SSC Board Chair.

Charles “Chuck” Failla is the Founder and President of Sovereign Financial Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor firm that delivers financial planning and investment management services to individuals and small businesses. He serves as Pro Bono Chairperson of the Financial Planning Association of Connecticut, which provides financial literacy programs to the public, and began his career as a consultant at Philanthropy Management, Inc. Chuck has made presentations to SSC members on financial and investment matters and resides in Stamford with his wife and two children

Carole Kirk is presently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Berkley Re USA, located here in Stamford.  She started her career at Deloitte, and then moved onto a treasury role at a reinsurance company, and has spent most of her career in financial management at insurance companies.  Carole is also a CPA.  She resides in Stamford with her husband and has two grown daughters.

Esperanza Teasdale is the VP/GM Hispanic Business Unit for PBNA, responsible for the overall Hispanic strategy, engagement and sales for Hispanic business in North America.  Esperanza has an extensive history at Pepsi Beverages Company and began her career as an Industrial Engineer at Unilever. Esperanza’s parents, now deceased, were members of the Hispanic Club of the SSC, and their experience engendered Esperanza’s interest in the organization.  She is a SSC volunteer, bilingual, and also serves on the Board of Kids Helping Kids, and AMBYESE.  She resides in Stamford with her husband and two children.

A complete list of Board Members and more information about the organization can be found on the Stamford Senior Center website, or call 203-977-5151.  The Stamford Senior Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

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