The PEHT concept was developed in 2015 by Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol and a group of passionate modern day abolitionists in New York and Connecticut.

Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol


MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University
BA, Dartmouth College

Elizabeth lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband Robert and their four children. Prior to marriage, she worked in a variety of public relations and marketing capacities in Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado and New York. From 2004-2008, she ran a real estate development business building and selling single-family homes in Greenwich. Elizabeth then decided to devote her time to philanthropic causes and raising her four children, six dogs, two cats and ferret (RIP RIKKI).

She is an active volunteer with World Vision, having served as Fairfield County Chapter Co-Chair for three years. Elizabeth actively served on the Parent Association Board of Stanwich School for seven years, serving as President in her last year. From 2015-2016, she served on the Greens Farms Academy Advisory Council and now serves on the Board of Directors.

Elizabeth was an Elder of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich for three years, and in 2015 became a founding board member of Project Blessing, a long-term initiative of Stanwich School that has built a community school and water system in Rwanda. Elizabeth’s passion for global justice compelled her to launch PEHT in 2015. 


Beth Daigle


BS, Business Administration, University of Vermont

Beth lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband David and three children. She worked for five years as a Certified Public Accountant for Coopers and Lybrand in Boston and Chicago prior to a five-year tenure as an Accounting Manager and Assistant Corporate Controller for two large corporations in Los Angeles. 

Beth has served over ten years on the Parent Association Boards of her children’s schools as well as numerous school committees. She has also served as her community association's treasurer for eight years and volunteered with multiple nonprofit organizations within Greenwich. Beth will use her accounting and finance expertise as the Treasurer for PEHT.


Susan Garofoli


BS, University of South Carolina, School of Public Health

Susan is a 26-year Darien resident, where she lives with her husband, Joe. Prior marriage and the raising of three children, she worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions including Program Director of theAmerican Heart Association.

An active member in her community, she has volunteered at the Americares Free Clinic for the past 20 years. She also serves on the Board of Women of Vision/World Vision of Fairfield County, currently as the Co-Chair of their Domestic Projects and previously as Chapter Chair for 2 years. Susan is also involved at her church (Darien United Methodist), currently as the Superintendent of Christian Education. She is committed to serving those whose voices have been silenced — in particular, vulnerable women and children.


Scott Abry

board member

BS, Finance and International Business, American University

Scott Abry brings 32 years of experience in business as a Managing Director and Partner at Oppenheimer and Co., Director of Business Practices, Director of Business Development at Smith Barney and Director of Product and Field Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley. He then founded and served as President of Abry Advisors, a national executive recruiting and consulting firm. Most recently he became the CEO and Founding Partner of Steward Partners Consulting Solutions. 

Scott is leading the effort to launch investment advisory and wealth management firms nationwide based on a “Culture of Caring”, putting clients first and inclusive of all employee ownership. He brings an extensive knowledge of the senior management and platforms at all the Wall Street firms.

He is an active community volunteer, serving Westhill High School, American University and as a Facilitator at the Den for Grieving Kids. Scott founded the Frankie Fall Classic Golf Outing in honor of a lost friend, raising over $225,000 for Autism Speaks. He also supports the Family Centers of Greenwich, Abilis and the International Justice Mission and is on the Boards of Steward Partners Holdings as well as PEHT. Scott lives in Greenwich with his wife of 30 years, Christine, and their four daughters: Samantha, Madelyn, Isabelle and Sophia.

Nina Jahn Gustin


PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fordham University
BA, Psychology, Princeton University

While raising a family in Greenwich, CT, Nina actively volunteers with a variety of organizations. For the past 15 years, she has been a Women of Vision Board Member (volunteer arm of World Vision), serving as Child Sponsorship, Education and International Trips Chairs. Nina also served as Senior Deacon and a Hiring and Personnel Committee member at Stanwich Congregational Church, as well as on the Executive PTA Board at Parkway School. 

While at Fordham, Nina worked as an intern at New York Hospital in White Plains and the Paine Whitney Clinic in New York City. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a human resources professional at Bankers Trust Company. Nina joined the Board of PEHT at its 2015 inception. 

Elise Merhige

Board Member

Elise is a passionate experiential marketing consultant for high profile organizations and brands. An innovative and collaborative project director, she focuses on empowering individuals and building connected teams. Clients and projects include TED Conferences, Conde Nast Portfolio, International Tennis Hall of Fame.Elise is also a General Partner in a home care franchise.


Jamie Manirakiza, MSW

Board Member

Jamie Manirakiza has served with The Salvation Army for 9 years. Her longest position was with The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia where she was the Director for the New Day to Stop Trafficking Program until 2017. In 2018, Ms. Manirakiza, transitioned to begin working as the Anti Human Trafficking Specialist for The Salvation Army Eastern Territorial Headquarters in Nyack, New York. In her role as the Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist, Ms. Manirakiza utilizes her experience in developing, implementing, evaluating, and managing direct victim service programs and coalition building to support practitioners and directors on a regional scale. Ms. Manirakiza provides technical assistance and training support across the Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army to expand existing anti trafficking victim service programs and create new programming. Ms. Manirakiza has experience in developing effective anti-trafficking programs for survivors who were labor and/or sex trafficked of all demographics, minors and adults, domestic and foreign nationals. Most notably Ms. Manirakiza helped to start a drop-in center for women victimized by the commercial sex industry, incorporating models of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the Sanctuary Model ® for trauma informed care. Prior to leaving Philadelphia in 2017, Ms. Manirakiza, helped to open a residential program for survivors of sex or labor trafficking who were victimized as children or adults. Ms. Manirakiza is a founding board of advisor member for the Villanova University School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, where she has served since 2014. Ms. Manirakiza received her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and is a licensed social Worker in the State of New York.

Anne Birchenough, LMSW


Anne attended Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service where she obtained her MSW degree in May 2018.  While in graduate school, Anne completed internships at Schoke Jewish Family Service and the YWCA Domestic Abuse Services Group.  Anne is currently continuing her role at the YWCA on a volunteer basis in their clinical group while also working as a research associate at Fordham University. Anne is Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut. Prior to attending graduate school, Anne was a Managing Director with a boutique executive search firm and specialized in senior placements in private equity and corporate development.  Anne graduated summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Julia Dayton Eberwein


Julia Dayton Eberwein is a Consultant in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., working to analyze the cost-effectiveness and optimal allocation of nutrition interventions at the country and global level. Past research topics include the intergeneration impact of HIV/AIDS, health program evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis.  She also served as a research associate at the Population Council and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.  She holds a PhD in Health Economics from Yale University and a MPA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT, with her husband and five children.

Tracey Stetler

Board member

BFA, Interior Design and Space Planning
MBA, New Ventures and Entrepreneurial Studies, Penn State University

Tracey Stetler is an architectural interior designer and real estate professional. She enjoys over 20 years of successful experience as an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Her love is transforming spaces and creating atmospheres. She has worked with top-tier Wall Street financial institutions, domestic and international home television-shopping giants and a variety of well-known entrepreneur and celebrities. Tracey is a thought leader, an innovator, public speaker and TV personality. 

Beyond her success as an entrepreneur, Tracey has been a contributor and subject of articles in such publications as Crain’s – New York Business, Globe - A publication of American Express Bank – Greenwich Magazine –50 Exemplary Volunteers, Interior Design Magazine, CT Home and Garden, Country Home, Better Homes and Gardens and included in Who’s Who in Interior Design. She holds several international patents and product design awards.

In addition to her business leadership, Tracey is active in philanthropic activities. Her longtime drive for helping women and children in need has led to multiple activities with a dozen charities. She is the founder of PositivelyMe, a national girl’s self-esteem program that helps young girls develop the skills to be confident, to make good decisions, to be assertive and to express themselves.