Marjorie A. Sullivan, President
Marjorie is the founder and president of Maggie Sky Foundation, Inc.
Marjorie advocates breaking the cycle of domestic violence, a pattern of learned behavior that is passed from generation to generation. As a survivor of abuse, this mission is her passion. “Together with everyone’s help, we can make a difference.”
Throughout her professional career, she has been involved in entrepreneurial enterprises. Dedicated to encouraging women to be the best they can be, she has 20 years experience as a skin care consultant with Jafra Cosmetics, International. She has sponsored, trained and managed women to become accredited skin care consultants. For her first month as a new manager, she received the District Award as the number one New Manager of the Northeast Region, an award that included both her personal and team sales. She has continued to win numerous awards through her dedication and compassion to give women the opportunity to achieve success.
Before joining Jafra Cosmetics, Marjorie owned and operated DaMar Modeling Agency where she hired, trained, and managed women for fashion shows, promotional and print work.
Her other professional experience includes acting, singing and songwriting. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA.
Beverly Barrett, Vice President
Beverly Barrett, Vice President, has been working in the Aerospace Industry working to develop supplier quality. She has worked as a Quality professional with a successful record in managing and resolving Thorough, efficient with proven ability to accomplish more with fewer resources and deliver results in demanding environments. A Creative problem solver who manages multiple projects/priorities efficiently. Team-oriented approach with outstanding relationship building and management skills.
For the past 15 years has served on the Board of Deacon’s at Wachogue Congregational Church. Served on the Massachusetts Parent Teachers Association as Treasurer from 2006 to 2012.
Michael J. Montera, Vice President of Finance
Michael (Mike), a finance professional, is a CFO of a global telecom company. Mike is a CPA and has an MBA, and has worked in the telecommunications industry for 12 years. Prior to that, he was in mergers and acquisitions for a software company in Northern Virginia. In addition to his demanding career and three children, Michael has supported Project Renewal, and time permitting, other organizations.
While he has never been affected directly by abuse, he is aware of too many examples and wants to lend a hand toward helping to break the cycle of violence. He has joined the board of the Maggie Sky Foundation, Inc. to share his professional expertise and his passion for making a difference. “I have been blessed in my life and I want to give back to society.”
Javier Serna, Advisory Board Member.
Javier Serna, Advisory Board Member, has been in the accounting/finance field for approximately 18 years. He has excelled in different areas such as Auditing – ISO and financial, all areas of accounting general ledger, billing, credit and collections, financial statement analysis, financial controls and treasury. He has worked both in the domestic as well as international markets.
For the last 5 years he has held the position of credit and billing manager for British Telecom (BT). In addition he has been involved in different projects affecting different departments in helping to implement best business practices. Prior to BT Javier worked for Altria, a fortune 500 company, where he excelled in several roles in various finance departments and affiliates.
Javier is also an accounting instructor at La Guardia College where he teaches two introductory courses of Accounting I and II. Over the years he has volunteered for different organizations such as Aspira, Brooklyn Queens Catholic diocese, Lamp Ministries, as well as various Latin American organizations.
Javier earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bernard Baruch College in New York.
Susan Lapointe, Advisory Board
Seasoned Graphic Design Entrepreneur, has dedicated more that twenty-five years to perfecting her creative talents. Susan is well-versed in all aspects of design including; logo/branding, print and social media, product graphics, and package design. She served as creative partner on teams at Spalding Sports Worldwide, responsible for planning and implementing domestic and international sales and marketing strategies. Susan developed expertise in theme, design, coordination and production of sales meetings, videos and exhibit design. In 2000, Susan founded TurningLeaf Design, dedicated to providing a full range of design services. Since that time she has successfully established a strong client list and continues her strong talents in design. Assisting all levels of businesses, from start up to fortune 100 / 500 companies across the United States. Currently, Susan is a Director and past President with the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Council Member with the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council and partner in support of the Easthampton Cultural District. She was also past board member and Chair at Riverside Industries, Inc. In 2003 Susan was awarded Business Woman of the Year for Western Massachusetts Woman Business Owners Alliance.
Kristen Pospolita, Advisory Board
Human Resources Professional, has dedicated eight years to improving the engagement and enjoyment of employees within the organizations she has been a part of. Currently, she serves as Human Resources Director at the Hampshire Regional YMCA in Northampton, MA. Throughout her childhood, Kristen experienced physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, as well as, domestic violence. In 2011, she made the difficult, yet liberating, decision to break the silence of her childhood abuse through standing up for her younger siblings, and the community, through Volunteering and Advocacy. With the unwavering support of her husband and unconditional love of her father, Kristen has found her voice for children and remains vigilant and outspoken against violence and sexual abuse against our most vulnerable citizens.
Paige Lussier Johnson, Advisory Board
received her BA from Keene State College, magna cum laude, in Theatre with a specialization in Acting/Directing and, a double minor in women’s studies and psychology in 2002. Paige moved to NYC in November of 2002, as a Production Assistant. This job led to many other fantastic positions in theater management. Paige has worked for MCC, New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater and Northern Stages in house management and technical positions. Paige has worked in the business world as a sales manager and event planner. Paige is also an actor, director, producer and writer. She recently wrote a children’s book called “Evan the Evergreen: A Christmas Tree Story”. Paige’s website is: http://www.staigepatchy.com/