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ANTOINETTE KLATZKY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR, EILEEN FISHER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Antoinette Klatzky is the Executive Director and Co-Creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) an initiative of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation. 

Founded in 2010, EFLI promotes leadership in young women through self-empowerment, connection with others and activism in their communities. Through her work with the Foundation, Antoinette has also co-developed the Choose Handloom project, a Human Rights initiative in the areas surrounding the Eileen Fisher supply chain community in India, helped to start the GREEN EILEEN recycled clothing initiative and continues to facilitate leadership programming and empowerment workshops. Antoinette is passionate about facilitating profound connection to self, each other and the larger community in service of local and global systemic change.

Antoinette graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Geography, International Relations and Spanish and furthered her education with the International Honors Program: Rethinking Globalization and the Presencing Institute’s Master Class.   

She has been recognized by the YWCA’s Salute to Women and Racial Justice as a ‘Person to Watch,’ honored by the Westchester County Board of Legislators for her work with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute and, most recently, recognized with the Westchester Business Council’s Rising Stars 40 Under Forty award. 

Antoinette serves as the Co-Chair on the boards of both the Westchester Women’s Agenda and Theater of the Oppressed NYC. 

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AIMEE AUBIN

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

An artist and storyteller, Aimee Aubin currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute.

Aimee is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where she studied community-based arts, focused on women's lived experiences. Before joining the team at EFLI, Aimee found work writing mobile scavenger hunts, marketing local, organic soy products throughout New England and running community-arts programs in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is the recipient of the 2011 Sandol Milliken Stoddard Writing Fellowship.

Aimee is passionate about supporting others to find their personal voice through creative mediums and using her own art to facilitate change for individuals and communities.

Born and raised on Long Island, Aimee now calls Dobbs Ferry, NY, home.

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LYNDA SING

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Lynda Sing is a yoga teacher and former professional dancer based in New York City. She spent many years performing with prestigious ballet, modern, and Broadway companies in New York City and had the incredible opportunity to perform all over the US, Canada, and internationally. As a yoga teacher, registered at the 500 hour level, she's had the great opportunity to share yoga with students in New York, Canada, and Norway. When connecting with people she hopes to encourage and inspire a sense of playfulness, awareness, compassion, and grace.

 

FARLEY SAWYER

LEAD FACILITATOR

As a Lead Facilitator with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, Farley works with our programs focusing on young women in middle school, high school, and college to share EFLI's four core practices of confidence, connection, creativity, and community.

After graduating from American University with a B.A. in International Development, she joined Seeds of Peace in Otisfield, Maine, where she deepened her passion for facilitation, working with youth, and supporting young women. In 2014, she traveled to the Middle East to visit the homes and communities of former campers while participating in peace building initiatives on the ground. 

Before joining the EFLI team, Farley spent time as the International Outreach Coordinator for the Henry the Hand Foundation, a Field Representative for GlobalGiving, and a volunteer for Planned Parenthood. As the International Outreach Coordinator, she focused on deepening partnerships, promoting the Foundation's mission, and expanding its reach abroad. As a Field Representative, she traveled throughout East Africa providing support for GlobalGiving's community partner organizations and hosting workshops on online fundraising strategies. As a volunteer with Planned Parenthood, she realized the importance of women's voices and the need for them to be heard. 

Farley is passionate about creating safe spaces where everyone can be their full, authentic selves and explore their passions while building empathy and understanding in community. She loves adventures that open her up to new experiences, perspectives, and connections. With EFLI, she is excited to continue her journey of personal growth, exploration, and learning. 

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EDINSON RODRIGUEZ-CASTAÑO

LEAD FACILITATOR

Edinson Rodriguez-Castaño was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia and is based in Westchester, NY.  He passionately works for the empowerment of individuals and communities through facilitated dialogue,  athletics and empowerment workshops.

Through his work with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) he has developed Leading From Within, the boys program of the institute. He has facilitated numerous groups of young people in topics such as leadership development,  confidence building, embodiment, civic engagement and mindfulness practices. As a Level 2 U.S. Swim Coach and certified Water Safety Instructor,  Edinson has coached hundreds of young swimmers to set and achieve their personal goals over the last decade.

Edinson continues to support existing programs and develop new ones with EFLI by contributing his creative mindset, background in embodiment practices such as dance and percussion and his continued desire to learn and grow. He actively continues his trainings in methods such as Theatre of the Oppressed, Creative Facilitation,  Presencing and Theory U, Social Presencing Theater, and Life Purpose work with Marcelo Cardoso. As a graduate of SUNY Purchase holding a B.A. in Language & Culture and Latin American Studies, Edinson brings his love for culture, social justice and connecting people across perceived boundaries to each part of his work.  He actively seeks out new partners to grow the work of empowering and improving individual lives and communities.

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JADO MORRIS

FACILITATOR

Lover of sunlight and warm skies, low-key romance novel extraordinaire, and enthusiast of anything-chocolate-related, Jado was born and raised in Irvington, New York, and fell in love with EFLI in the summer of 2012, when she first participated in Activating Leadership. Since then, she has continued in EFLI programming, served on the Youth Ambassador Board, completed the 2014 LiFe Fellowship, and now serves as a facilitator.

After graduating high school, Jado completed a gap year program with Next Gen Academy, focused on personal development and planning and implementing domestic and international service projects.

Inspired by her experience in Activating Leadership where she had the chance to explore her own identity as a half-Japanese, half-American young women, Jado is currently living out her dreams in Tokyo, Japan. While there, Jado is exploring her own Japanese roots, while working with youth programs that support EFLI's mission of promoting leadership in young women. She is also working on developing ETC in Japan, an initiative made possible through the generous support of the United States Japan Foundation.

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