On October 10th, 2019 the Foundations in Faith Board of Trustees unanimously and enthusiastically voted to approve two new directors- Ligia Masilamani and Diane Kremheller. Ligia is a wonderful addition to the board as she brings with her tremendous experience in social service program delivery and working with the disenfranchised. Foundations in Faith is about Pastoral Ministries. As Bishop Caggiano states, it’s a journey of encounter and accompaniment. As such, it is refreshing to have a voice on the Board with expertise in the best practices, ethics and resources related to working with our elderly, our isolated, our multicultural and economically challenged Catholic communities.
Diane Kremheller brings a needed and unique representation to our Board; the voice and perspective of Young Professionals and Millennials. Diane’s accounting and finance skill set will be a valuable asset to the Board. Additionally, Diane is a young adult striving to build a Christ focused community of peers. The program she has co- created called “Catholic Adventures” is a prototype we all need to understand and strive to replicate as it is meeting an urgent need that exists across the country. We are excited to have Ligia and Diane join the Foundations in Faith team.
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Ligia Masilamani has a Master’s degree in Public Health and has worked at Family & Children’s Agency in Norwalk for more than 15 years. During her years at FCA, Ligia has grown from a direct service worker in the Nurturing Connections program to a supervisor, manager and most recently, the Director of the FCA Home Care program. In her current role, she leads a team that provides critical in-home services to fragile seniors. She takes pride in the staff development the program provides to support its caregivers serving the senior population throughout Fairfield County. Ligia is active in the community as an Advisory Council Member for Southwestern CT Agency on Aging. Her work there includes reviewing and recommending programs for grant allocations and utilizing evaluation tools in the grant process. Ligia is a former Board Member at Malta House and she and her family are active member at St. James Catholic Church.
Ligia is seen as a strong role model for other leaders in Fairfield County and is highly respected by all those she works with in the community.
Diane Kremheller, CPA
Diane is an Assurance Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a graduate of Fairfield University and recipient of the Bellarmine Medal for highest four-year academic average.
Diane is also a co-founder of Catholic Adventures Stamford which is a young adult Catholic group started to foster fellowship amongst young adults in the Catholic community. Past events have included bowling, rock-climbing, kayaking, hiking, karaoke, scavenger hunt, trivia, pizza-making, apple-picking, adoration, and mass. Catholic Adventures also strives to evangelize within the community by hosting events such as Night Vigil at St. John’s & to provide faith formation in the form of bible studies and book clubs. (this past year we studied The Bible Timeline – The Story of Salvation by Ascension Press & Finding God’s Will For You by St. Francis de Sales).