Hello Matadors! My name is Ellen Zapalac and I am the Intake Specialist in the Wellness Center. That title seems a bit formal and really I'd like to be known as the friendly face who greets people in the Student Union/Wellness Center! Whether you stop by and say hello, hang out for a bit and catch your breath, or dig a little deeper into our many resources, we want you to know that all Matadors are welcome in the Wellness Center.
I am a proud Matador (my three kids graduated from here!) and have more green in my wardrobe than any other color! I grew up in Walnut Creek, graduated from UC Davis and worked in the hotel and pharmaceutical industries for many years. More recently I helped open a cafe in Moraga and waited tables for three years! I am an active member of the Lamorinda community and have volunteered for everything from fundraising to team parent to communications for the newly formed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Parents Group at Miramonte. I am equally passionate about equity work and health and wellness.
My husband, Tony Foster, and I have lived in this community for 23 years and our three kids went to Glorietta, OIS and Miramonte. I am super excited about the opportunity to continue being a part of Miramonte and my number one priority is to make sure all Matadors feel a sense of belonging and inclusion!