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.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Ella Mosco is the Community Engagement and Program Coordinator at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute. She was raised in Irvington, NY and has a deep love for the Hudson Valley. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Ella is passionate about gender justice, intersectionality, sustainability, wellness, and accessibility. During her time at SUNY Geneseo, she was involved in the Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies departments, and was an active member of the Genesee Valley Cooperative (GVC). She served as GVC’s co-president from 2015-2017, where she planned events for the Geneseo community surrounding sustainability, social justice issues, skill-sharing, and the arts.
Ella enjoys watercoloring, cooking, playing music, doing yoga, and embroidering. She is excited to incorporate her passion for wellness, creativity, and organizing into her role at EFLI. She is looking forward to connecting with past, present, and future EFLI members and help to elevate and empower the voices of young people throughout the Rivertowns.
Victoria Tarantino is the Executive Assistant at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI). Victoria was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She graduated from Colgate University in 2016 with a double major in Women’s Studies and Spanish Literature.
Victoria first joined the EFLI community in 2011 as an Activating Leadership participant in the summer prior to her senior year at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. In 2012, Victoria was a LiFe Fellow and aided in the journey of other young women through their own EFLI experiences. During college, Victoria worked to bring EFLI to her college campus, and helped pilot the ETC (Engage, Think, Create) program. Through partnership with EFLI, she exposed and involved her college peers with the foundations of EFLI programming. After graduating from Colgate, Victoria spent a year living and working in Buenos Aires before rejoining the EFLI team as the Executive Assistant in the summer of 2017.
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.
Melina works as the Education Manager at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute. Mel was born and raised in New York. She graduated from Boston University in 2014 majoring in Hospitality Administration.
Mel first joined the EFLI community in 2011 as a fellow during the second year or programming. She later worked on a collaborative Women and Leadership Festival with EFLI and Boston University to help target college students on campus.
Mel has a love for travel, sports, music, cooking, and hiking. She uses her passion for training, facilitation, and workshop development to help empower the young adults in the Westchester community.
Born and raised in Irvington, New York, Jado 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.
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 currently attending Temple University as a Political Science major. She is also working on developing EFLI's Japan Project initiatives, which has been made possible through the generous support of the United States Japan Foundation.