MESA Board 2017-2018


Kateena Almeida

Kateena grew up in Texas and moved to Massachusetts 12 years ago and has spent the past 7 years in Mansfield. She has one daughter who is in the fourth grade. Kateena was the VP of Robinson for two years prior to being President. When not working at the Looking Glass, Kateena enjoys taking family vacations.


Vice President for Robinson

Lisa has lived in Mansfield since 2006 and has a first grader at the Robinson.  Lisa first got involved with MESA as a chair for the Garden Wonders program and is excited to get more involved to support the elementary schools. She works full-time for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and in her free time Lisa volunteers for many causes and is a stylist with Stella & Dot.

Lisa Balzarini
Vice President for Jordan/Jackson

 Lisa moved to Mansfield in 2005. She is mom to two active girls (8 & 10). After volunteering for 3 years Lisa joined our board in September 2015 as J/J Vice President. She is a property/household manager and a stay at home mom. When not working or volunteering Lisa enjoys being outdoors with her family, OCRs (obstacle course races), skiing and kickboxing

Christine Gardosik
Vice President Ways & Means

Christine is in her second year on the MESA Board and is excited to serve the elementary schools in this capacity. She is the mom to a 1st grader and a 3rd grader.  In addition to volunteering, Christine also works part-time as a mental health therapist.

Stephanie Znoj
Recording Secretary

Stephanie has lived in Mansfield eight years with her husband and three children, two sons in 5th grade and a daughter in 3rd grade.  This is Stephanie's third year holding the Recording Secretary position and has been a member of MESA for six years.  Stephanie currently works part-time as an assistant teacher at Mansfield Children's School and part-time as a medical transcriptionist.  She also enjoys volunteering for the food pantry and iCare. 

Brittany Collins
Corresponding Secretary

Brittany has been a member of MESA for 5 years, after moving to Mansfield from Portland, OR.  She is a stay-at-home Mom to Minnie in 4th grade and Penny in preschool.  This is her second year on the board and she is looking forward to working with a great group of ladies as well as every member of MESA.


Karen Mark

Karen and her husband have lived in Mansfield since 2002. Prior to that, she grew up in Rhode Island and later moved to the Boston area. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to their dog and two boys, a 1st grader and a 3 year old preschooler. In her first year with MESA, she has enjoyed meeting other parents, volunteering and participating in the many sponsored events. This will be her first year serving on the MESA Board as co-treasurer.

Jennifer Cooper

Jenn grew up in Easton and has lived in Mansfield for the past 8 years. She has a son in kindergarten and a daughter in second grade. This is her second year serving on the MESA Board as co-treasurer.  She has really enjoyed being involved in the schools and volunteering for the various activities that MESA puts on for the students.  She also works part time for a pension plan administration company. 

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