Ellen Zapalac

  • Hello Matadors!  My name is Ellen Zapalac and I am the new 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.
    While I am  new to the Wellness Center I am not new to Miramonte.  Having had three kids graduate from here, I am  a proud Matador 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 the last 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! 
    Zapalac Foster Family