Ellen has worked in finance and operations in the computer industry for over 25 years. She has a degree in accounting and an MBA from Babson College, where she has served as a trustee. Since 1991 Ellen has lived in Los Altos with her husband, where they have raised three daughters.
Ellen has been active in Girl Scouts, LAHS Athletic Boosters and PTSA and National Charity League, where she served on the National Board of Directors as both treasurer and president. Currently Ellen serves on the Foothill-DeAnza College District Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, as a mentor at Los Altos High School, and continues to serve as an adviser to National Charity League.
Jean has been involved in community service for over 20 years. As an active member of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Jean has served on the Board of Directors in a variety of positions including: Community VP, Administrative VP, Finance VP and President as well as chair of the League’s Endowment Fund.
Within the Los Altos community, Jean has served on the board of the Los Altos Education Foundation, as President of the Almond PTA, and as Secretary of the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council. She is currently on the board of the Stanford Hills Chapter of National Charity League. Jean is an 18 year resident of Los Altos where she lives with her husband and daughter. In addition to serving on the board, Jean is helping LACF as part of a team evaluating how we could manage and incubate programs even better.
Julie Mahowald CFO Consultant
Julie has worked as a Corporate Treasurer, Controller and CFO for several technology companies and continues to consult in Corporate Finance for small to medium sized companies. She holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Lauder Institute Fellow. She earned her BA at Tulane University.
Julie currently serves as Vice President of East Palo Alto Kids foundation where she has been a board member for eight years. She is also a Sustainer of the Junior League of Palo Alto.
Previously Julie has volunteered in many capacities in her children’s schools: PTA President of Almond Elementary School, Parliamentarian of the Los Altos High School PTSA, and Chair of LAHS’s Writers Week. Julie was also an Advisor to the Rosalie Rendu Center in East Palo Alto. Julie is now LACF’s Treasurer and chair of our Finance Committee.
We are very thrilled to have both Jean and Julie on the LACF Board!