Meet our advisors.

The Cialfo Advisory Board works closely with us to help shape and guide our strategy and product roadmap.

Dr. Beth Dennard

Director, Bright Futures Consulting LLC

Dr. Dennard started her educational consulting practice in her home’s dining room with her cat, and for nine years they made a pretty good team. As owner of Bright Futures Consulting, Dr. Dennard brings a Doctorate in Education, Master’s in Counseling, and over 30 years of education experience to our Board.

Marilyn G. Emerson

Founder, Emerson Educational Consulting

As a recognized expert in the field of educational consulting, Marilyn presents workshops all over the world on the college application process. She also served as former president of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and is highly involved with IECA activities. Marilyn holds a B.A. from Queens College as well as an M.S.W. in family counseling from Fordham University School of Social Work. 

Ann Rossbach

Founder, Ann Rossbach Educational Consulting

With 15 years of classroom instruction in reading, English and study skills and a Master’s in teaching, Ann was also elected to two Boards of Education, serving for 15 years, 12 as president. She is also trained in mediation and English as a Second Language (ESL). She is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); she has served as the Association’s president and now serves on its Foundation and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP).