Janine Elise joined HVWS in 2021 after making the life-changing move from the corporate world to the non-profit, independent school environment. She brought with her upwards of 30 years as a CPA; with primary expertise in tax accounting. Janine Elise is an accomplished and well-respected financial executive with robust and varied experience in accounting including compliance, planning, audit, and research. Janine Elise is also the mom of college-aged twins who attended the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School for parent-child classes and kindergarten. It was during that time she became an avid student of Rudolf Steiner, participating in Steiner study groups, and she still reads Steiner’s works today.