DFYL Board of Directors

Myra Angel, Ph.D.
Myra Angel obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Angel holds a Master in Education and an Education Specialist Degrees in School Psychology from James Madison University.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Davidson College North Carolina, and interned at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  She has worked for various school systems in Virginia, Tennessee, and Maryland as well as her private practice for 13 years.  Dr. Angel is licensed by the state of Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed School Psychologist.

Nancy Eichelberger
Nancy Eichelberger is presently an elementary teacher at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice, CA.  She has worked as an advertising agency copywriter and producer and has written, produced and designed websites and interactive corporate training programs.  Ms. Eichelberger graduated from the University of Wisconsin and also serves on the Board of Directors for Save-A-Cat Adoptions.

Gavin Greenaway
Gavin Greenaway is a British born Emmy-award winning composer and conductor.  He studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music in London where he was awarded the Performers Licentiate Diploma and winner of the Chopin Prize and John Halford Composition Prize. Mr. Greenaway was awarded an Emmy in 2000 for his music for ABC Millennium Celebration (ABC 2000).  He conducted the scores for the films Gladiator and Pearl Harbor, both composed by Hans Zimmer. He also conducted lots of scores for Dreamworks such as Shrek, Antz, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Prince of Egypt, Chicken Run and The Road to El Dorado.  Mr. Greenaway also conducted in Paul McCartney's oratorio Ecce Cor Meum.  His music was heard during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.  Mr. Greenaway was one of the composers commissioned to write music for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012 in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Gregory P. Meisner, Ph.D.
Greg Meisner received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California, San Diego. After a two year post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Lab, he joined General Motors Global Research & Development Center in Warren, Michigan, where he has been conducting industrial research for over 28 years. Dr. Meisner has published over 90 refereed publications, has over 10 patents, and received two John M. Campbell Awards from General Motors.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ceramic Society, Materials Research Society, Sigma Xi, American Vacuum Society, and American Chemical Society.  Dr. Meisner is currently the Principal Investigator for GM’s research projects on advanced thermoelectric technology for automotive waste heat recovery.

Gretchen Preston
Gretchen Preston is Owner and President of Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ms. Preston provided child care in her home for five years when her own children were preschoolers, and then opened her first Gretchen’s House Child Care Center in 1982 in the Eberwhite neighborhood of Ann Arbor. Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers now consists of ten separate locations: seven in Ann Arbor, one on the campus of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, one on the campus of Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, and one in the public schools in Chelsea, Michigan. Throughout her career, Ms. Preston has been active in the early childhood community, both locally and at the national level. She has been a validator for NAEYC’s accreditation program for several years. She has served on local professional groups and on the board for Child Care Information Exchange. Ms. Preston is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.