Board Members

David Ritchie

David’s background is in finance and technology.  He is a successful entrepreneur, having founded, developed and sold CodeLab Technology Group, a financial systems application company.  David is currently employed by Zafin and has a son attending Swampscott Middle School.  David reinvigorated SEF in 2005 when he spearheaded, along with Joe Tribendis, its transformation from SUCCESS.  David also initiated the return of the Science Fair to Swampscott two years ago.    

President, Science Fair Chair

Susan Sinrich

Susan is a married mother of three, all of whom have gone through the Swampscott School system and are now in college or have graduated college. She has been a Realtor a Jack Conway Realtors for the past nine years and previously owned her own business. Susan has a bachelors degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned her MBA in 2009.

Vice President

Sarah Kent

Sarah is a life-long educator and currently serves as the Assistant Sup erintendent for Curriculum for Chelsea Public Schools. She started as an ESL sheltered immersion teacher and moved to being an elementary school math coach for 12 years in Chelsea before moving into administration as STEM Coordinator . She lives in Swampscott with her husband and son. Sarah also served on the Clarke PTA for several years.

Grants Committee

Preston Lemanski

Preston lives in Swampscott with his wife Julie and two children. His son is in pre-school and his daughter attends Stanley. Preston owns a local residential construction company that specializes in high-end additions and renovations. Preston is an avid sports fan who enjoys golfing, skiing, exercising, and spending time with his family.

Corporate Sponsorship Committee

Megan Meleg

Megan moved recently to Swampscott from Ohio, where she obtained her BS and MBA from the University of Dayton. Megan’s son attends Hadley and she has two younger children who will join her son soon at Hadley. She has an accounting, audit and finance background and currently works for Synventive, an SBU of Barnes Group, which requires her to travel internationally approximately 20% of the time. Megan spends her spare time with her family enjoying the local treasures of Swampscott and surrounding areas throughout New England from the beach and other outdoor activities to historical sites and community organizations such as the YMCA.

Accounting and Financial Reporting

Tatiana Klimova

Tatiana Klimova has a degree in Public Relations and has 10 years of experience in communications. She also has several years of working and volunteering experience in charitable foundations in Russia. Tatiana has been living with her family in Swampscott since 2014, her son is in Kindergarten at Clarke school. Tatiana is working on her Masters degree in Nonprofit Management program at Northeastern University.


Chris Winter

Chris has lived in Swampscott since 2010 with his wife Lynn and two children. Chris is a cancer research scientist currently working as Head of Discovery Biology for Sanofi. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications. Chris also dedicates his time to training and mentoring junior scientists, supporting science education locally and internationally, and coaching kids’ lacrosse.

Grants Committee and Science Fair Coach

Janell Cameron

Janell has served on SEF’s board of directors since its inception. She is currently the Clerk, but has also served as SEF’s President in the past. Janell is the Administrative Assistant at the Hadley School and has worked for the schools for twenty years. Her two sons successfully went through the Swampscott Schools and Sports programs. Janell is also very involved in several other town boards, including by serving on the board of the new and successful Farmer’s Market, dressing up as the Easter Bunny for the Recreation Dept., and organizing the Town's Fourth of July Parade and Strawberry Festival, just to name a few. She is a lifelong resident and loves Swampscott!


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