The PHCC executive board is comprised of parents who are willing to volunteer their time to help make important decisions that guide the school throughout the year.

PRESIDENT

Presides at all parent and executive board meetings; organizes handbooks for parents; assigns jobs to new parents; appoints all special committees; prepares teacher contracts; prepares monthly newsletter; refers to and completes monthly to do lists as outlined in Presidents Binder; must be available to work at all times in cooperation with teachers in organizing and coordinating all preschool affairs.  Presides at monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Beth Howanski

I am a stay at home mom to a PHCC graduate Regina (5), an incoming PHCC student Emilia (3), a future PHCC student (class of 2023) Stella (1), and due with Baby Number Four in early November. We all live in Parkville with (the only boy in the bunch) my husband Michael. My husband and I have known each other for 17 years, and have been together for 11 of those years.  Our family is rounded out by our own personal zoo consisting of our 7 year old adopted dog a pit mix named Saoirse (Sear-sha), our two chinchillas Sweet D and Big Al, and our most recent addition Benny (Benedict) a bearded dragon.

Some of my interests and hobbies include: trips to the beach, photography, crafting & scrapbooking, watching YouTube videos (mostly Disney vlogs and cooking/cleaning), and spending a ridiculous amount of time with my family (both immediate and extended).

This is my first year on the Board (after two years as a PHCC parent), and I cannot wait to see what this school year brings!

VICE PRESIDENTS

There is one Vice President for each class.  Each VP is assigned one or more of the following duties: organizes fundraisers and contacts businesses to request contributions for Basket Bingo, Ice Cream Social, Family Movie Night, End of Year Picnic and other fundraisers decided by the board.  Contacts speakers and arranges program for parent meetings, contacts and organizes photographer for class pictures and handles the sales of school t-shirts.  VPs are also responsible for performing duties of the President in her/his absence.  VPs are the liaison between parents and the Executive Board.  VPs will send weekly emails to parents to include weekly updates and reminders.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Jeanne Gyr – 3 year old class(AM)

Mom to a son and daughter, aged 14 months apart; this was equal parts a blessing and an accident. Wife to a random guy I met in a bar on St. Patrick’s Day. We all belong to a mini labradoodle named Phillip. He brings our collective wackiness and oddities down to earth, mostly by eclipsing them with his own wackiness and oddities. In any case, I’m grateful.

I’m a college advisor at CCBC for a program that supports freshmen at my alma mater, Towson University. I have a Masters degree in Professional Writing. I’m a trained technical, business and creative writer (and editor) but I can’t do math- AT ALL.

My interests include (in no particular order): wine, mafia movies, country music, beach vacations, pool time, exercise, The Golden Girls, online shopping, hanging out with my 91 year old grandmother, trying out new cosmetics and skin care, long walks with my pup, eating with friends, drinking by myself (wink wink), Matthew McConaughey – in any decade, any way, shape or form – and hearing hearty laughs from my kids (even when they’re at my expense).

My kids and I come from a Greek Orthodox family and we are parishioners at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

I am so excited for my son to continue learning and growing here at PHCC as part of the 4s program, and I am very excited to welcome my daughter to the 3s program and be her class VP.

Alisia Krastel – 3 year old class(PM)


Mom to two daughters, 3 and 8, and a son, 9. There names are Quincy, Mia and Zoey, and they will have all gone to PHCC. I’m a full-time real estate agent and business coach. I live in Middle River with my husband, Mark, and we’re looking forward to great year to meet new friends.

TBD- 4 year old class(AM)

Ariana Rizzo – 4 year old class(PM)


This is my second year at PHCC and we couldn’t be happier to have found such a great program! I live in Bel Air with my partner in crime, Larry and our 3 year old son Sam. I am the Business Development Manager at Ruppert Landscape here in Baltimore. In my spare time I like crafting and home decorating.

TREASURER

Collects, disburses and records all monies; submits a financial record at all board and parent meetings and at year-end; and files official forms with federal, local and state governments.  Other duties include: teacher payroll. Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

TBA

ASSOCIATE TREASURER

Works closely with the Treasurer and handles petty cash receipts and all monies for field trips, fundraisers, tuition etc.  Makes bank deposits, keeps records of all money transactions and other duties as assigned by the Treasurer.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

TBD

MEMBERSHIP

There are 2 membership positions (3s and 4s representative).  Handles all aspects of registration for new members; records and organizes all medical records; health forms and emergency cards.  Discuss responsibilities of cooperative parent with new parents and prospective members; handles open house, registration days and advertising for any school openings.  Prepares class rosters for new school year and organizes student files.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

TBA – 3 year old class

Danielle Rasinski – 4 year old class

This is my second year with PHCC and couldn’t be more excited to watch my son continue to learn in this amazing school. I live in Perry Hall with my husband, Walt, our 2 sons, Jay (4) and Brett (20 months) and 3 rescue dogs. I split my time as a Registered Nurse between home care and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. In the little free time we have, we enjoy working on our house, traveling and being outdoors.

WEBSITE

Provides publicity to prospective members and convenience to current members by maintaining and updating the PHCC website.  Purchases the domain yearly and keeps site up-to-date and running.  Posts dates of events and any other information as requested.  Sends mass emails on behalf of school and keeps Facebook page current.  Assists with fundraisers and school events.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Kathleen Ballard


Wife and Mom of two little ones. In the small amount of spare time I have, I work as a Clinical Database Designer in Pharmaceutical Research, as a Fitness Coach and a Certified Kids Yoga Instructor. My interests include wellness, yoga, nutrition, shopping, cleaning and Disney. This will be our third year at PHCC and I am looking forward to watching my daughter grow and learn with all of her friends.

FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIRPEOPLE

Organizes fundraisers; assists in contacting businesses to request contributions; solicits volunteers to work on fundraising committees; ensures the completion of fundraisers and keeps documents regarding how the fundraiser went and notes for future use.  Collects monies and works with treasurer to keep accurate account of monies.  Organizes the Annual Bingo Fundraiser.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Caren Keyes

Caren & her husband Bill live in Parkville with their daughter (Riley), son (Dylan) and black lab/boxer mix. She works in the mortgage industry as a Loan Officer, and loves helping local families to purchase homes.  In her free time, she enjoys going to baseball games with the family, as well as trips to Ocean City and Deep Creek.

Emily Earll


Mom to furbabies: Gilly, GLaD0S, Gambit, Gryffindor; and two adorable human children. My oldest, Aria, is a PHCC graduate and Piper is in the 3s! We live in Chase and love to host bonfires, game nights, pool parties, and Game of Thrones viewing parties. Some of the things I love include DIY, wine, craft nights, road trips, singing to my toddlers, and pickles.

For my other full-time job, I work in Marketing for a CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization) that specializes in gene therapy. I commute from Chase to Harmans, MD so you can often find me crying in the car listening to a self-help audiobook or singing my heart out to any number of Disney, Sia, 80s and 90s tunes. Follow me on Instagram @ready.player.mom if you’re into that sort of thing.

SECRETARY

Records all minutes for executive board and parent meetings; keeps a record of all attendance at meetings; sends letters to parents not in attendance at parents meetings; conducts necessary correspondence for school, i.e. thank you letters, business letters.  Posts minutes on school notice board.  Assists with fundraisers and school events. Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Courtney Havrilla

This is my first year at PHCC and am eagerly looking forward to everything this school has to offer to our family and community! I live in Nottingham with my husband Michael, 3-year-old daughter, Eleanor, 2-year-old pup, River, and soon-to-be baby Gabriel due this November! I am a graphic designer, bible teacher, guitar player, Whovian, reader, baker, and administrator who enjoys being outside. If my television is on, you’ll most likely walk in on Great British Baking Show or Parks and Rec (but if my daugher has any say in it, it will be Daniel Tiger, Puffin Rock, or Creative Galaxy.) I can’t wait to watch Ellie grow and learn this year in the 3AM class!

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

Books all Spirit Nights and handles all flyers as well as picking up all funds raised during each event.  Heads all committees for school events (non-fundraising) to include Ice Cream Social, Family Fun Night etc.  Assists with fundraisers and school events.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

TBD

MEMBER AT LARGE

TBD