Another Greenwich Schools Administrator to Depart

Lori O’Donnell

Correction: this story has been updated to reflect that Dr. Sal Corda appointed COO Lorianne O’Donnell, not Dr. Jill Gildea.

Another Greenwich Schools administrator is departing.

Erica Klair at Abilis confirmed on Tuesday that Greenwich Schools Chief operating officer Lorianne O’Donnell’s is heading to Abilis, based in Greenwich to serve as chief operating officer.

Abilis is a non profit that provides assistance to adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families.

“Abilis is looking forward to welcoming Lorianne on Nov 18,” Ms Klair said in an email. “We are confident that she will be an asset to our organization and are thrilled that she is joining our team. Lorianne will be instrumental in supporting the organization while we continue to expand our services in lower Fairfield County.”

O’Donnell was appointed by Dr. Jill Gildea’s predecessor interim superintendent Dr. Sal Corda. Previously she was Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning for Pace University and had experience in finance and budget management for institutions of higher education, including capital budget oversight for master plans and capital projects. Prior to Pace she was at NYU serving as associate director for fiscal services.

O’Donnell took the reins from Jim Hricay to left for Pelham Schools. In her position O’Donnell was responsible for the Budget and Finance, Accounting, Purchasing, Facilities, Transportation, Food Services and Safety and Security departments.

O’Donnell’s departure follows that of HR director Bob Stacy whose last day was Sept 12. He is now Stamford School district’s executive director of human resources and talent development. Dr. Jones appointed Shamain Johnson as Interim Human Resources Director for the District.

Most recently, Ms. Johnson served in the HR Department as Assistant Director for Certified Staff.

Food Services Director John Hopkins retirement was announced in August. That went into effect Oct 1.

Last week Dr. Jones appointed Dave Nanarello as Interim Food Services Director.

Both Hopkins and O’Donnell were members of the Food Services Committee, which was formed in 2015 to review the program, make recommendations to the BOE and explore contracting out food services to a third party.

O’Donnell submitted a letter of resignation to Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones last week. Her last day with the district is Nov 15.