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Cheryl Hajjar

Andover Chapter Leader 

A serial entrepreneur, Cheryl has started multiple businesses in her career. From the start up phase to the revenue phase, Cheryl has a great understanding of how to grow a company. She has won grant funding in accelerator programs from MIT, EforAll and the University of Southern New Hampshire as well as raised funding from investors. Her children’s toy company, Indigo Pixies is endorsed by Harvard Business School and was also featured in the Mom Invented Handbook. Cheryl also owns Maid Brite Cleaning; a residential and commercial cleaning company that services the Greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Her passion to help women thrive in business is one that led her to join Women’s Business League. “To be a part of such an amazing group of women is such an honor and to be able to share my expertise in business building is something I am truly grateful for” Cheryl says. Cheryl is also a former National fitness competitor, published songwriter, children’s book author and public speaker. She lives in Bradford, Ma. with her 16 year old son Dylan and fiance, Jayson.

Jennifer Killilea

Andover Chapter VP

Coming soon...

Back Bay, Boston, MA

Elena Istratescu

Back Bay Chapter Leader

Elena Istratescu is a Wealth Management Associate and head of Business Development for the Vine Brook Group at Morgan Stanley in Wellesley, MA.

Casey Craig

Back Bay Chapter Leader

Casey Craig is a high energy, passionate, and client-focused realtor specializing in buying, selling and leasing residential real estate in the Metro Boston area for Berkshire Hathaway Warren Residential in Boston's Back Bay office. Casey began her real estate career in 2014 and has continued to build her business from referrals. She is dedicated to helping her clients in every aspect of real estate - managing their transaction with care and knowledge from beginning to end. Casey's compassion and commitment help guide clients through this process whether they are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor. Buying or selling a home can be intimidating but Casey works diligently to educate her clients with the knowledge they need to be confident moving forward with their decision. Using market reports and company tools, she is able to make sure her clients not only understand the micro-market around them but also trends and changes that impact their decision overall. In her first few years in the business, Casey worked in a team structure working with renters, buyers, and sellers before branching out to become a top producing agent at her firm in just her 3rd year in real estate. Casey is thankful for the consistent support of friends, family and colleagues and is excited to partner with the Women's Business League to support other women following their passions and continue to grow her business focusing on residential sales in the Boston and surrounding areas. When she is not with clients, she enjoys traveling, exploring new neighborhoods with friends, trying new restaurants, or binge watching her favorite crime shows!

Sarah Thomas

Bardstown Chapter Leader

Sarah Thomas is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. Sarah grew up in Bardstown, KY and graduated from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. Sarah spent time working as a Recruiting Manager at Robert Half International as well as a Personal Banker at Fifth Third Bank. She then took a temporary break from the office life to start her family. Sarah is a wife, and the proud mother of three sons and a daughter. Helping others has always been a driving force behind everything that Sarah does. Through Edward Jones, she develops life-long partnerships with her clients to help them achieve their financial goals.

Kimberly Young

Charlotte Chapter Leader

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Lendy Hunter

Charlotte Chapter Leader

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Shannon Mounsey

Concord Chapter Leader

Shannon graduated from UNH with a B.A. in Communication, she then went onto further her education, earning a certification in Elementary Education. As a lifelong NH resident and growing up in the family sales business, Shannon has always had a love for serving people in her community. Shannon’s drive to serve the community led her to a teaching career in the Capital area where she has taught elementary students for nearly 20 years. Shannon further expanded her career in 2018 when she joined Keller Williams Coastal Lakes and Mountains Realty as a realtor. She is currently a team leader for The Capital Group which services buyers and sellers for the greater capital and Lakes Region areas. Shannon is also an active community member serving on the board of Womanade. She and her husband Mick, have 2 young boys Michael and Reece. When she is not working with clients, teaching students in her classroom or volunteering in the community you can find her cheering on her boys in the hockey rink or on the lacrosse field and cruising Lake Winnipesaukee with her family.

Erin McLaughlin

Concord Chapter Leader

Erin McLaughlin, M.Ed. is a business coach at Keller Williams Realty and the owner of Fierce 1 Training & Coaching, LLC. In her coaching role at Keller Williams, Erin trains and coaches real estate agents across New England. As the owner of Fierce 1, Erin provides coaching and training outside of realty, She is also a certified facilitator for Fierce Conversations. Erin co-hosts the podcast Unscripted on which she and her co-host talk to people about finding and following their life’s passions. Erin graduated from New York University with an M.Ed. Shortly after graduation she returned to her home state of New Hampshire to teach. Erin worked as a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach for 12 years before shifting gears and starting a new career as a Realtor. In her first year, she was selected to the Agent Leadership Council, was in the top 20% of sales in her office, and created a successful Realty team. When Erin is not working with clients, teaching or attending training to grow her business, she is cheering her girls on or coaching them in their many athletic pursuits. Erin and her husband Matt, have 2 girls. Erin is driven to support people to realize their goals through training, networking and coaching. As a seasoned job coach and educator Erin strives to coach her clients with best practices to grow their businesses and live a life by design.

Monica Leger

Danvers Chapter Leader

Monica's goal is to help her clients navigate the biggest decisions in finding a place that makes them feel the comfort and contentment everyone deserves to enjoy in a home. After spending 20 years in sales and support within the financial services industry, it felt like a natural transition to work with people on the largest investment most will ever make in their lifetime…a home. A native of the Greater Boston area, Monica's family has lived in Middleton for the last several years. She and her husband have two daughters and a Shihpoo puppy. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, planning parties and traveling. In addition to being full-time realtor, Monica is a member of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Board at Masconomet and the Danvers chapter leader for Women’s Business League. Each year, her family also devotes time to planning a fundraising event in support of Dana Farber cancer research which is a very personal and meaningful endeavor for us.

Camay Pascucci

Danvers Chapter VP

Camay Pascucci is a relationship manager at Coastal Capital. Her entire career has focused on advising clients with their personal financial planning needs and she loves empowering people. Camay helps individuals and families develop the confidence and discipline they need as they work toward financial independence. Upon graduating from Bentley College in 1996 with a BS in Finance, She advanced her skills and expertise with roles at BNY/Mellon, Fidelity Investments, and Scudder Investments. She went on to spend a decade at Charles Schwab & Co., first as a Financial Advisor and ultimately as a Branch Manager, overseeing several of the most successful branches. The perspective I gained from running the day-to-day business while also nurturing client relationships was invaluable. In my down time, I enjoy spending time on the beaches of the North Shore and golfing with my husband and two daughters. We recently expanded our family with the addition of Bailey, a Labradoodle pup.

District of Columbia

Michelle Mancari

DC Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Dr. Zykia LaRue

DC Chapter Leader

Dr. Zykia LaRue is a licensed physical therapist and owner of LaRue Health and Wellness LLC. As a physical therapist in the Washington, D.C. area, she has helped hundreds of adults 50+ years of age and older manage their pain, prevent falls, regain their strength, and get back to doing the things they love. She has advocated on behalf of Medicare-aged-adults to congress to ensure continued coverage of their vital healthcare services. As a board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, certified personal trainer, and certified dementia practitioner, Zykia’s expertise has been featured by GoTherex and through partnerships with Visiting Angels. She is passionate about providing personalized care at LaRue Health and Wellness. She cares about each and every client like they are family and will go the extra mile to make sure they achieve their goals and optimize their health. When she is not working she enjoys playing with her golden doodle puppy Rue, doing any outdoor activity (especially hiking), loves spending time with her friends and family, and educating adults 50+ on how they can train to reach their highest potential.

JoAnn Burchuk

Dover Chapter Leader

JoAnn has almost 35 years of business experience. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Materials and Logistics Management. She spent her first 10 years after graduation in Chicago working for a distribution company as a business analyst helping to design, test and train end-users on a new computer system and develop ongoing updates. JoAnn and her husband Dave began their passion project 25 years ago establishing Lighthouse Physical Therapy. Their vision to create a wellness space that nurtures and cares for each patient. Stepping outside of a traditional fast-paced environment to emphasize on one-on-one care and provide alternative hands-on manual therapy techniques for a broader-based healing alternative. Together they have been able to grow their business to two locations and 11 equally skilled manual therapy practitioners. Serving the seacoast community, they have been able to transform the lives of thousands of patients. JoAnn is very excited to launch the WBL Dover chapter with her friend Lisa Keslar. It is a great extension of their Cheers for Charity NH initiative to connect the community with the non-profit organizations doing amazing work in their area. She is looking forward to connecting women business owners and creating a vibrant and successful networking community.

Lisa Keslar

Dover Chapter Leader

Lisa has more than 30 years of professional business leadership experience. She’s always had a passion for business. She completed her first round of studies at Babson College, earning her BS with a double major in Marketing and Communications. Lisa then went on to complete an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, also from Babson College. She’s been an entrepreneurial leader in a wide variety of organizations including start-up high-tech manufacturing and distribution organizations, fashion accessories companies, and medical accessories manufacturers She now co-owns and runs a successful, rapidly growing, and award-winning independent insurance agency located in Newmarket, NH offering home, auto, business, and life insurance solutions throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. The agency, Keslar Insurance, has built its reputation on providing a consultative approach to reviewing coverages, educating about solutions, and researching the right products for their clients. As it is always Lisa’s goal to inspire, engage, educate and collaborate, she shares her business expertise by teaching college business courses at two colleges for more than 12 years; the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University. In addition, she serves in multiple capacities in the community, regularly participating in and volunteering at more than 13 additional local community organizations. She’s excited to work with her co-leader, JoAnn Burchuk to launch the Dover, NH WBL chapter and will focus her energy on building a robust, supportive, and successful business networking community.

Antonina Prezioso

East Boston Chapter Leader 

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Briana Sachetta

East Boston Chapter Leader

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Dorothy Verani

Exeter Chapter leader

As a Realtor, my goal is to provide a 5-star experience to each and every client. I achieve this by being responsive, passionate, and truly going above and beyond. My tagline is, "There is no place like home." (How could I resist?) And with over 25 years of proven experience in corporate marketing, sales, negotiation, and strategic thinking, I am a true advocate for my clients. I am committed to making sure, whether buying or selling, that everyone feels they are receiving superior personalized service and honest communication throughout the entire process and even after. I love receiving text messages from homebuyers excited to share their home improvements from newly painted rooms to a new kitchen island or the addition of a swing set to the yard. And there is nothing like having a job where you can witness a first-time homebuyer carry his wife over the threshold or see tears of joy on a seller's face when they have received "the offer" and can move on to their new dream home. Real estate is so much more than a transaction, and that is why I love it! Growing up in Westport, a coastal town in Connecticut, I learned at a young age how wonderful it is to reside in an area close to the water. After attending The Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a major in Marketing, I spent time working and living in the Boston area until I moved to New Hampshire to start a family. I currently live on the Seacoast of NH in Stratham with my husband, Dave, who has a background in real estate development and investment, and our two teen daughters and dog, "Hallie". When I am not busy helping clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, decorating, skiing, and of course, the beach. Having worked alongside so many incredibly talented and inspiring women over the course of my life, I learned the power of exchanging ideas and information, and that by doing so, it makes us all better! Most importantly, I made friendships and connections that I still have today. This is why I am thrilled to be a part of the Exeter Chapter of the Women’s Business League!

Cindy Khoury

Exeter Chapter Leader

The opportunity to be part of the Exeter WBL is very meaningful to me. It represents the fact that this truly is my home and community! My family and I moved to the NH Seacoast 7 years ago from the DC area, and we couldn’t be happier to finally settle down. Our lifestyle was wonderfully adventurous but extremely mobile. I either joke, cry or look like a deer in headlights when the story comes up of my 4 children born in 4 different states over a span of 2 decades. Extremely exciting is my recently launched social media marketing business See Beauty in Everyone. It has been an amazing, creative outlet for me as a nano-influencer and so much fun to curate authentic, relatable testimonial advertising for businesses. From blogging to posting, it is amazing to contribute to the world of influence marketing. Through it all, I’ve had a partner in my husband, Gary, an Army combat veteran and now tech VP. Our small business ownership of martial arts academies in the Merrimack Valley was the beginning of my entrepreneurial passion. I served in the United States Air Force and maintain careers in dental hygiene, fitness, and real estate. You can imagine the amazing, outstanding women I’ve met along the way. To absorb, marvel, influence and be influenced by such incredible people from different walks of life has been a priceless gift. It is a triumph to see businesses flourish and people connect. And we will get there again. In this time of pandemic recovery, more than ever, I feel that we need to surround ourselves with like-minded women. Women who can lift us up. Who we can lean on, learn from, and trust. Women who will make us look back on these unprecedented times and say, "You were there for me, and we made it through together." This is what I hope you will find in our Exeter Women’s Business League Chapter. I really look forward to meeting you!

Sarah Soutiere

Fort Mill Chapter leader

Sarah Soutiere is a Crystal Executive at Isagenix, a Global Health and Wellness company that provides long term health and wealth solutions addressing issues like weight management, world hunger and financial stress. Sarah grew up in Ipswich, MA. After attending Suffolk University in Boston and finding herself in full time Sales and then Banking, as a mother of two boys she knew there had to be another way. After being introduced and falling in love with the Isagenix products, and culture, Sarah decided to dive deep into the world of helping others transform their lives physically and financially. Hitting the highest rank in the company in a few short months, Sarah knew she could fully embrace Network Marketing full time all while living a life of time freedom embracing collaboration over competition. She is currently living in Tega Cay, SC where she is passionate and determined to help others live life by design and not by default. She offers weight loss, energy, performance and healthy aging solutions. On a higher level, if you want another income stream or to build a full time income from anywhere, Sarah has an incredible work ethic and will show you the way. “I got my life back. My happiness. My energy. I am the best version of myself right now thanks to the product, my dedication and my amazing coach believing in me when I didn’t”- Jessica N.

Erin Mitchell

Fort Mill chapter Leader

Erin Mitchell is a Sales Executive for MONAT and the Co-Leader of the Fort Mill, SC Branch of the Women’s Business League Erin has 13 years of Sales Experience in both Health & Wellness and in the Healthcare Industry. She has held multiple mentoring positions, led many committee meetings, as well as ranked in the top 2 percent of her Medical Company’s sales force growing her territory by 55 percent. Erin has two young sons, and a devoted husband. Their family relocated to South Carolina in 2018. They are really enjoying exploring all of the new East Coast destinations as a family. Erin is thrilled to be expanding her Anti-Aging Hair and Skin Care business into the Carolinas.

Maggie van Galen

Georgetown Chapter leader

Maggie van Galen is an author, storyteller and writer. Her previous works, The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest children’s book series, have all received the nationally acclaimed Mom’s Choice Awards®. Maggie grew up in northern Michigan and has written from the time she was a young girl. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1991 studying journalism, creative writing and advertising. After the death of her father in 1995, Maggie shifted her focus inwards, moved to Boston and reconnected with the man of her dreams. Writing took the forefront and she began writing for local newspapers and published a book of poetry titled an inside look... . In 2000, Maggie and her husband moved to London, England where she worked at The Economist. After starting her family in 2003, the children’s stories began to flow and her life as an author began. Maggie lives in Georgetown, Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, a cat and their Bernese mountain dog, Koning (Dutch for King!) Website: www.maggievangalen.com ​

Darlene Woodward

Georgetown chapter Leader

I'm Darlene. Dog photographer, canine expert, and people person. This photography business all started with my rescue dog, Kota. Her challenges as a rescue with a difficult start in life inspired me to learn as much as possible about animals. So I became a dog trainer to positively reinforce our bond, after several other dog trainers were convinced she was a hopeless case and could only be trained through harsh punishment methods. Patience and perseverance are interpersonal strengths I developed in two of my former careers as a middle school teacher and flight attendant, and I put these traits straight to work with Kota and my dog training. While there are quite a few obvious differences between children/people and dogs, I learned through it all that some “well timed” treats, such as cookies, can surely make the difference. And if it takes a “coyote caller” to get that perfect head tilt, I’ll be right there to capture that perfect moment with one in hand! My goals with photography aren’t that different from my goals in dog training. My mission is to encourage and reinforce joy, and to celebrate the human-animal connection. I live in Georgetown with my husband and husky-mix, Kota, and I'm excited to be a chapter co-leader with Maggie Van Galen. WBL is an amazing group of inspiring women supporting women, and I'm honored to be a part of it!"

Donna Sovie

Hooksett Chapter Leader

I founded Check & Balance Business Solutions in January 2020 to relieve the stress and frustration business owners have with managing their accounting records. Accurate financial records are vital to the growth and stability of your business. Without a skilled accountant to give you sufficient insight and data, your company could be at significant risk. Unfortunately, many business owners only realize this when it’s too late. Tired of watching businesses muddle through, I decided the best way I could serve clients is to take accounting and finance off their plate. My 20+ years of diverse accounting experience combined with my education have provided me with detailed knowledge of the accounting and operations process and how each plays a role in affecting bottom-line results. Today, my mission is to help businesses continue to be profitable and remain compliant while allowing owners to focus on growing and doting on their passions.

Jessica Provencher

Salem Chapter Leader

Jessica Provencher was born and raised right here in New Hampshire. She studied Psychology and Business at the University of New Hampshire, and moved to Northern California just days after graduation, where her now husband, David, was stationed with the Air Force. While in California, Jessica earned her teaching license, and through her work in schools, for a local non-profit, and with the military base, she developed her skills in listening, and working with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Returning to New Hampshire in 2005, Jessica continued to work in private education, applying her client focused approach to assist individuals, from children to adults, in achieving their academic goals. Always looking for new opportunities to help others make their dreams a reality, Jessica made the move to Real Estate in 2017. As an agent Jessica is passionate, dedicated, and communicative. When Jessica isn’t watching her daughter, Nadia, play volleyball, or skiing with her son, Cole, you’ll find her running with friends. She completed her first half and full marathons in 2012, and her 2nd half marathon in 2017. Jessica is also an avid reader and loves being curled up with a good book and her pets, Maggie, Odin & Lily. Jessica loves all her clients but particularly enjoys working with first time buyers as well as Veterans utilizing their VA benefits. Committed to helping her clients find their New Hampshire dream homes and making the entire process of home ownership as easy and enjoyable as possible, Jessica is grateful to be part of the amazing group of professionals at LAER Realty Partners, and is looking forward to bringing together incredible women in her role as Co-Leader of WBL’s Greater Salem Chapter.

Erin Lane

Ipswich Chapter Leader

Erin is a full-time North Shore Realtor who earned “Rookie of the Year” her first year in the business. Erin brings passion, knowledge and intense attention to detail to help buyers find their dream home and sellers get the most value for the sale of their home. She provides highly personalized services to ensure each client has a seamless and successful experience. A hard worker whose dedication to professionalism and fun is top-notch – Erin stops at nothing to ensure her clients receive the best. Prior to real estate Erin earned her Bachelors Degree from Quinnipiac University and spent many years in the insurance and finance industries. In addition helping her clients with their real estate goals, Erin is a wife to Chris and mom to Barrett and Aubrey, world traveler, hostess, party planner, and friend. Her favorite days are spent on the water enjoying her Ipswich hometown beaches.

Sarah Goyette

Ipswich Chapter Leader

Sarah Goyette is the Commercial Lines Manager and Operations Manager at Leslie Ray Insurance in Beverly Massachusetts an agency that has been around since 1954. She has been in the insurance industry for 17 years and is dedicated to assisting her clients with their insurance needs. Sarah values the longstanding relationships she has with all of her clients and prides herself on her devotion to her job. She helps individuals and their families with all insurance needs from home, auto , business, life insurance and many more! Sarah holds not only a Property and Casualty Insurance license along with her Life Insurance license but also has two specialty designations and is working on another. She thoroughly enjoys advancing her expertise so that she can better serve her clients. When Sarah is not working she is enjoying time with her family and friends all of whom she cherishes. She is a wife and a mother to a 5 year old and 3 fur babies. Sarah has always been an animal lover and has a yellow lab, a German Shepard and a cat who are all part of her little family.

Sara Janes Hoag

Londonderry Chapter Leader

Sara Janes began her career in the financial services industry in 2012. She has several years of experience in Human Resources and is now an Investment Advisor Representative of Primerica Advisors. She currently holds her Series 6, 63, 26, 65 and Life & Annuities licenses, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a focus in Mathematics. Her office is in New Hampshire; however, she offers her Financial Wellness Workshops to the entire greater New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas. Sara Janes teaches these principles in a simple and interesting way, taking the focus off of products and placing it on fundamental strategies. Her educative approach empowers each client to reach a deeper understanding of their financial decisions, moving them past the numbers to measurable objectives and creative wealth building strategies. She enjoys teaching people how money works in their lives, and aspires to be known as someone who can help people get from where they are to where they want to be financially. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Tracy of 23 years and her 4 children, Kayla, Casey, Keegan and Coriann.

Amy Perez

Londonderry Chapter Leader

With 18 years of success leading businesses and nonprofits to elevate individual and organizational resilience, Amy Perez supports individuals and those who lead them, to emotional wellbeing for greater engagement, fulfillment, and results even in tough times. As a Certified Mediator and Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, Amy Perez helps people give voice to their goals and eliminate the obstacles to achieving them - no matter what they are. Over the past 3 years, she's been able to transition over 100 people and small business owners in assisting them through breakthroughs individually and in group formats. Amy's clients report new paths of growth, increased sales and satisfaction in work, improved relationships, deeper clarity, elevated positive energy and motivation, supported with accountability and guidance. For 15 years she worked for non-profits addressing housing and public health issues, mediating difficult conversations to remove barriers and drive positive outcomes for her community. Her work was enhanced by connecting community partners for stronger and farther-reaching outcomes. In her recent role as Director of Learning at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Amy devised a program of systems and processes training paired with business and mindset coaching to help real estate agents achieve their business goals. Now with Achieve Unite, Amy is a leader in the ACE Leadership program teaching and coaching emerging leaders how to build their own personal brand, get their voices heard and influence others to action. In her own coaching business, Amy Perez Coaching, Amy works with small business owners and entrepreneurs to look at all aspects of life to find balance, clarity, purpose, and success. As a long-time single mom, Amy coaches women to find their voice and their own path to a full and happy life. A mom and step-mom to two teen boys, Amy and her partner are enjoying their new home and spending time as social as possible with family and friends. They get out by taking convertible or motorcycle rides to enjoy what New England has to offer. When they're home they can be found having dance parties in the kitchen or watching The British Baking Show.

Nichole Addario DiModica

Lynnfield Chapter Leader

Nichole is a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts and owner of Find Your Way Home with Nichole, specializing in first time home buying, upgrading to your forever home and downsizing when the time is right. After successful legal and business careers in Boston and Los Angeles running worldwide operations and finance for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, she decided she wanted more. Nichole, recognizing the need for C-Level talent at the small business level without the high salary price tag, she ventured out on her own with Perfection Consulting providing marketing, operations and finance support to small businesses in need . Her entrepreneurial spirit sets her apart from the rest. Nichole has worn many professional hats and has such a broad scope of experience that clients find her to be a wealth of knowledge in so many areas that they need. She is an expert in your pocket who is meticulous about client service, sees every obstacle as an opportunity, ensures personal service and is someone who really hears what you want and need no matter where you find yourself in life!

Sharon McEntee

Lynnfield Chapter Leader

Sharon McEntee is a leading licensed medical aesthetician and the owner of Embody MedSpa in North Reading, which she opened in February 2013. She has over 23 years of extensive experience working in medical spas and with prominent dermatology practices in both Miami and New England. As an expert in the skin care industry, she treats clients of all ages, skin types and conditions. Her passion for health and beauty has enabled her to develop superior skincare regimens and industry-leading skincare and body image solutions. Sharon received her aesthetic training at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in Woburn, MA. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a concentration in pre-medical education. While earning her degree, she trained with Dr. Manjula Jegasothy, owner of the Miami Skin Institute and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami. She holds several advanced certifications, including MicroNeedling, PRP Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos, Ultherapy, Advanced Chemical Peels, Medical Microdermabrasion, IPL Photofacials, Jane Iredale Cosmetics, Body FX Body Contouring, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Skin Tightening, and Aviva AirBrush Tanning. Sharon McEntee currently lives in North Reading with her husband and 3 beautiful children.

Sara Bee

Manchester Chapter Leader

Sara helps her clients live their lives the way they envision successfully. It is her mission to understand her clients and their priorities and to help them make educated decisions through the ups and downs of the markets and life. By asking hard, smart questions and carefully listening, Sara works with her clients to design and implement a customized wealth management plan. Sara also educates her clients on Impact Investing, helping them to align their investment portfolio with their core beliefs and values. Sara works diligently to understand all aspects of her clients’ financial lives and, with the help of the vast resources available at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, strives to ensure they have the means to pursue the goals that matter the most to them. Sara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a New Hampshire native and currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sara is passionate about working with Manchester's youth and serves on the Board of Directors of Manchester Police Athletic League and volunteers as a girls lacrosse coach with the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. Sara enjoys being active in the community and serves on committees for New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, Queen City Rotary, New Hampshire Tech Alliance, Building on Hope and Manchester Young Professionals Network. Sara loves skiing, live music and Lake Winnipesaukee.

Elizabeth Brooks

Manchester Chapter Leader

Liz Brooks is a 30 year southern NH resident. She lives in Bedford, NH with her husband, Steve, and her 4 kids; Anthony (19), Whitney (9), Blakely (7), and Teddy (7). She attended UNHM and earned a degree in Business Administration. Liz spent 13 years in various roles at Merrill Lynch, until last November. Now, she is the proud owner of two Allstate Insurance Agencies, and is the CEO of The Brooks Insurance Agency LLC. She loves helping people, connecting and protecting the community! Liz stays very busy with her business and her family!

Sylvia Sarkisyan

Marblehead Chapter Leader

After working for years in the IT industry, I decided to follow my true passion by helping individuals and families buy and sell property in the incomparable North Shore region of Massachusetts and Greater Boston. My passion and knowledge evolved through purchasing several homes and investment properties along with my husband. Being a contractor, he focuses on the renovations while I analyze the financials to determine our return on investment. Each purchase has exposed us to many challenges and roller-coaster of emotions that often arise for many throughout the process. However, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than giving the keys to your new home or passing your keys to a new owner! At Ebb & Flow, it is not just about transactions but more about the relationships we develop with our clients that last long after the closing. Our utmost priority is to understand your unique needs, serve as your dedicated advisor and advocate, and find creative, strategic solutions that exceed your expectations. Know that we will always celebrate your future milestones and appreciate any business that is referred. When our clients succeed, we succeed as well. As small business owners, we know the importance of supporting other local businesses and non-profits. We donate at the end of every transaction to give back to our community, and as we grow as a business, our ability to give will grow as well.

Emily Promise

Marblehead Chapter Leader

Marblehead native, Emily Promise, CFP®, AIF®, APMA®, CRPC® serves as a financial advisor and partner at Blakely Financial, Inc. She brings a combination of education and experience to providing her clients with clarity, insight and guidance. By serving as a trusted advisor she not only manages client portfolios but also provides guidance regarding life’s major decisions. There is nothing that fulfills her more than helping a family plan the road map for their financial future or giving a business owner peace of mind in selling their practice. She has a wealth of experience and insight from working at Goldman Sachs, Commonwealth Financial Network, and Massachusetts State Treasury. Her professional certifications include being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CFRP®). She also serves as a Board member for the Society of Financial Service Professionals and on Commonwealth Financial Network’s Women’s Advisor Council. In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing golf, exploring new recipes, and trying out local coffee shops and eateries.

Alana Colombo

Melrose/Wakefield Chapter Leader

Alana values the trust that clients place in her and strives every day to assist buyers in locating the home that suits their needs, sellers in reaching a wide market, and investors in reaping maximum profitability. She urges all homebuyers to recognize their move not only as a chapter of their special life story, but as a smart financial investment. Alana attained a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management from Worcester State University. She utilizes her keen marketing and negotiation skills to ensure success for both buyers and sellers. Caring deeply about her clients goals and plans, she seeks to work alongside them to find their perfect home. As a millennial, Alana believes it’s crucial to educate her peers on the benefits of home buying and assist them in achieving wealth through homeownership. Born and raised on the North Shore, Alana’s familiarity of the Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire area has allowed her to assist in guiding her clients to their dream homes. Her unique charm and friendly personality make the real estate process fun, adventurous, and easy. A self-proclaimed Gordon Ramsay super fan, Alana loves trying out new recipes with her favorite being Italian cuisines, enjoying fun cocktails, and exploring new breweries. Much of her free time is spent at the beach, relaxing with her dog and decorating her home.

Marika Grantham

Melrose/Wakefield Chapter Leader

Hi my name is Marika Grantham and I am the Owner of Shine MedSpa & Microblading located in downtown Wakefield. I am also “Shrink with a Bling”; since my original background is in Psychotherapy. I graduated from University with my masters in social work and spent more than 20 years in the clinical psychology and psychotherapy field. I have always had a love for art and design, and decided to make a career change and apply my love of art to the field of beauty and aesthetics. Beauty and esthetics are a form of art and I love that we have the ability to enhance what we want to celebrate; it is very transformative and exciting at the same time. At Shine, we focus on tailoring medical esthetic and beauty services to meet our client’s needs, both physically and mentally. We want our clients to Shine, and that comes from within. Our clients become our family, and we treat them that way.

Merrimack Valley, MA

Ellen Roche

Merrimack Valley Chapter Leader

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Tricia Sabulis

Merrimack Valley Chapter Leader

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Metro-West, Boston, MA

Marina Kowaleski

Metro-West Chapter Leader

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Yara Olser

Metro-West Chapter Leader

As a small business owner of Osler Accounting Associates, I understand the pain points of managing and growing businesses and how to leverage banking solutions to solve business problems. After many years of working with many banks, both as a business owner and for my clients, I joined Capital One to support businesses from the banking side. At Capital One, I am able to develop deep relationships with local business owners to understand their business, cash flow, market dynamics, and more—and ultimately provide them with the best guidance to fit their needs. I regularly meet with my clients to discuss their unique pain points and concerns and work with them on growth and profitability through cash management and lending. Specialties: Escrow Account Management, Treasury Services, Payments, Business Lending including SBA 504, 7A & Express.

Regina L. Henry

Montclair Chapter Leader

Regina L. Henry is a multi-faceted coach, trainer, and speaker with a commitment to inspiring and equipping every person she connects with to "unearth their unique genius." Trained at the nation's leading school of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, Regina's perspective on human capacity & potential and out of the box approaches have consistently made her classrooms successful environments for EVERY learner. Having spent most of her professional life in a variety of educational settings, Regina has turned her own "box" inside out to step into entrepreneurship with a commitment to supporting a different "classroom" of learners, the professional woman. Regina applies her expertise in human & brain development, savvy business instincts, technological acuity, and a passion to equip others and see them succeed to create individualized strategies and practical outlines for professionals & entrepreneurs and their businesses. Her unique perspective and approach to personal development empowers each person to discover and express their “genius” in the marketplace and also, cultivate alignment between their professional & personal lives. @rlhenryglobal on social

Brandi Lilly McLean

Montclair Chapter Leader

Brandi Lilly McLean is the owner of Chez Bébé, a for kids by kids brand of children’s bedding inspired by French quality and style. Designs are inspired by her Kidpreneur daughter, India Jolie. Brandi is from Spanish Harlem, studied French in school and traveled around the world as a college student and as part of her career in retail product development where she worked with overseas factories to develop bedding for retailers like Macy’s, Brylane Home and Ross stores. As a mom of 3 young children, Brandi decided to combine her experience in textiles and entrepreneurial spirit with her family's need for quality bedding that reflected their multicultural diversity and sense of style. Brandi loves encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit of young people and believes in hands on experience and travel as the best way to learn. She enjoys creating with her daughter India and exploring around NYC and the world with her family.

Neponset Valley, MA

Lisa DeMarco

Neponset Valley Chapter Leader

Lisa DeMarco is an Executive and Productivity Coach helping female entrepreneurs gain more clarity on their goals and potential obstacles and providing them with tools and strategies so they can achieve greater success. Lisa created Lisa DeMarco Coaching by combining her 16+ years experience as a teacher and executive functioning coach with Executive Coaching skills. Those years helping students to plan, prioritize and organize their work inspired her to use her skills to develop a program that helps women who are feeling overwhelmed in their business. Using the positive psychology tools and executive coaching strategies taught at the Mentor Coach School, her clients are able to find success in their business and balance in their life. Lisa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rhode Island College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Simmons College. She is a member of the ICF and is passionate about programs that empower girls and women. She has been a site liaison and head coach for the Walpole Chapter of Girls on the Run. A Rhode Island native, Lisa lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children .She enjoys running outdoors, spending time with friends and family and reading a good book on the beaches of Cape Cod. Lisa believes that every goal is achievable with a plan!

Lauren Perna

Neponset Valley Chapter Leader

Lauren Perna is a marketing/communications leader with over 15 years of experience. She started Lauren Perna Communications after several years of consulting in communications and marketing roles throughout the Greater Boston area. Lauren has worked across many different industries, although her specialty is working with life sciences and mission-driven organizations. Lauren is an enthusiastic storyteller that loves bringing visibility to important work and interesting people. Clients appreciate Lauren’s unique background—equal parts writer, marketer, and creator. Prior to consulting, she spent much of her career leading membership at MassBio, a trade organization that supports the life sciences industry. She is a connector and communicator at heart, which is why joining Women’s Business League as a Chapter Leader was a no-brainer. Lauren is deeply passionate about building relationships and bringing people together. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and American Studies from Fordham University.  She also holds a certificate from Columbia University in Digital Marketing, and she completed the Emerging Leaders Program from UMass.   In her spare time, Lauren lives and dies for country music, the Patriots, and her 9-lb chihuahua/terrier, Tessie (not in that order). She and her husband, Jon, split their time between Dedham, MA and Lake Winni, NH.

Tina Tzortzis

Newburyport Chapter Leader

Tina’s love for what she does as a Realtor, WBL member, and friend stems from her passion for helping people. She is a champion for small business owners and female entrepreneurs and believes that the best way to give back and make a difference in our world is to get involved at the local level. Tina has enjoyed working as a residential real estate professional for close to 10 years serving many families in the communities north of Boston Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. More than helping people buy and sell, she considers herself a knowledge broker in helping her clients make informed decisions that will benefit them for years to come. To Tina, her clients are like family, and family comes first! Tina loves living in the Greater Newburyport area in the small North Shore town of Rowley with her husband and two young boys, Andreas and Manoli. She is active in her local community and is currently serving her second term on the Triton Regional School Committee which represents the towns of Rowley, Newbury, and Salisbury. Tina is a big believer in collaboration over competition and values her relationships above all. Communication is everything, and with that mindset, she is excited to co-lead the WBL chapter of Newburyport and continue to collaborate and support all the members.

Sonya Ferreira-Cunha

Newburyport chapter vp

Sonya is so excited to be a part of the Women’s Business League as the Vice President of the Newburyport Chapter! She feels incredibly blessed to be among such a talented group of female entrepreneurs. A few fun facts about Sonya, she is an avid dog lover (especially rescue pups), LOVES to travel, is obsessed with sea salt caramel and chocolate, and could literally watch HGTV all day. Her proudest accomplishments include becoming a mom and making a major career change in her late 30s. After several years as a child therapist, Sonya took time off to start her family. Once her son was a toddler, she decided to pursue her passion for interior design. In 2014, she launched Maverick Home Design and Staging, an accredited home staging and redesign company serving all areas north of Boston. Sonya loves to help homeowners prepare their homes for the market, so they sell quickly and for top dollar. The best compliment is when a former client hires her to design their new home. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rivier University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She earned her training in home staging from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® founded by Barb Schwarz (the creator of Home Staging®) as well as certification from Home Staging Resource. She also earned an Interior Design Certificate from the New York Institute of Art and Design. She is a current member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA®) and the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHR). Sonya lives in Rowley, MA with her husband Steve, her son Dean, and their two rescue dogs, Shelby and Milo.

Julie Chechik

Peabody Chapter Leader

“As a WBL Chapter Leader, I’m committed to helping other business women grow their businesses and achieve their life goals to live their best lives.” “One of the reasons I chose a career in real estate is to help people manage one of the largest decisions and purchases of their lives. Throughout the years, I’ve always been drawn to jobs and industries that are “client service” and “care giver” focused. I’m passionate about coming from a place of contribution in whatever I’m doing!” ​ Julie is going into her sixth year of real estate and contributes her success to getting out of her comfort zone to meet wonderful contacts through networking and having a strong, supportive manager and company when starting her journey. She feels very strongly about helping other new agents attain their goals and recently has been involved with coaching and training them. Before working in Real Estate, Julie gained a wealth experience in sales and marketing as a recruiter in the accounting & finance industry working with both large corporations and job seekers matching talent to jobs. She also has years of experience in the health and wellness field in management, training and customer service. She lives on the North Shore with her husband David and their dog Ricky. Please feel free to contact Julie with any questions you have about WBL and the North Shore Chapter.

Natasha Ragusa

Peabody Chapter VP

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Paula Baxley

Portsmouth Chapter Leader

I decided to launch the Portsmouth chapter of WBL because of the unexpected beneficial impact of the women I've met, become friends with, and worked with over the last 3 years. I am on a mission to recreate that for every woman who is interested. I help women start saving, a do-over, grow or preserve everything they've worked for so that they can be their best selves for the families and communities that they love. I believe that if you know you are on track to achieve your financial goals, then you can take the day off - whether to clean up the beach, help the homeless, assist veterans, work a food-pantry. Basically, to manage the balance between self-care (what IS THAT?!?) and family. I came to Merrill to empower myself and then found a great deal of satisfaction encouraging and strategizing with other women by being open, loyal, and showing up. I prefer working with other involved, heart-centered, proactive, engaged, giving women and businesses.

Linda Porter

Portsmouth Chapter VP

I think I was destined to be a Realtor! As the wife of a military veteran, I have experienced a minimum of 16 household moves locally, nationally and overseas. Relocating as often as I have, has given me a truly complete and compassionate understanding of my client’s buying or selling experience, and the stresses that can come with it. Additionally, I am a former Banking Professional with over 25 years experience in Consumer and Small Business Banking, Product and Project Management, contributing to the thoroughness and attention to detail that my clients experience with every transaction. These experiences have contributed to the fully rounded Real Estate Professional that I am today. I have strong, negotiation, problem-solving and communication skills, and will help you navigate the opportunities that await! I am active in the community, recently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for TEDx Portsmouth 2019. I value the importance of family and juggling a busy schedule, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Granite State College, at night, while working full time and running a busy household as a mother of two. I connect with women, and naturally promote others, not because I have to because I want to help them grow their business, helping each other is good business! As VP of the Portsmouth Chapter of Women’s Business League, and working with Paula Baxley, I see this as the venue to build a network of women that promote each other and grow because of it. At the end of the day, I want us all to succeed and thrive and I see WBL as a means to make that happen!

Nikolai Blinow

Providence Chapter Leader

Nikolai Blinow is the founder of Mindful Money-Making + Powerful Empathic Women, a coaching program for high-achieving Empathic and Highly Sensitive Women. She specializes in helping hard-working, perfectionistic, and people-pleasing Empaths manifest the money they deserve without burning out in the process. As part of this work, she founded a free online support community where women can come together and learn the tools they need to build financial freedom and stability without self-sacrificing and emotional overwhelm. You can find it at bitly.com/mindfulmoneymaking. In addition to being a financial empowerment coach, Nikolai is a certified yoga instructor and licensed mental health counselor in the state of Rhode Island. She holds an undergraduate degree in Communications, a graduate degree in Agency Counseling, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling. Nikolai is a TEDx speaker, and her talk “Yoga and Its Connection to Mental Health” has received over 100,000 views on YouTube. She has also published articles on burnout and holistic health in the Rhode Island Wellness Guide, Bustle, and been a featured guest on the “Success on Your Terms” podcast with Jenny Shih. In her personal time, Nikolai enjoys spending time with her husband, her two Labrador Retrievers, Karma and Biscuit, cooking plant-based meals, and learning about gut-health.

Fabiola Brunache

Providence Chapter Leader

Fabiola Brunache is the Real Estate Broker Owner of Fab Living Realty. Fab Living Realty is a real estate brokerage that's engaged in the community, creating impact through education and giving back is part of the brokerage culture. For Fabiola, giving back to the community that you do business in is simply the right thing to do. Fabiola is the current external committee chair at SCCRI, board member at SWAP and Co Chair Women Business League Providence. Fabiola has been a Real Estate Instructor since 2016, she started out teaching Dotloop throughout New England, Dotloop provides a secure online platform where real estate agents, buyers, and sellers can collaborate to complete transactions online. In 2017 Fabiola started Real Estate Mastery University to offer additional continuing education classes in addition to Dotloop. Fabiola has been in Real Estate since 2014 and frequently says " I love Real Estate, I speak fluent real estate " Fabiola was raised in Mattapan, MA moving to Rhode Island after losing her father to cancer. Fabiola describes losing her dad as the turning point in her life when she finally understood the popular saying life is too short. She decided that she wants to create an impact and do something she loves. Real Estate was always an interest that she never pursued because she thought she wanted a corporate career in finance. Fabiola relocated to Providence, RI for a fresh start and to be closer to her oldest siblings and started working at Cox Business and quickly realized a career in the corporate world was no longer an option suitable for her. She stated her Real Estate career journey while she worked at Cox Business which resulted in twice a week 10 hour work day. She believes in making short term sacrifices for long term reward so she did it.

Dianne Debs

Reading Chapter Leader

Dianne Debs is originally from Methuen, MA, moved to Beirut, Lebanon where she has been living for the past 36 years! She raised her 5 children there and has recently returned to Massachusetts and has joined The Nancy Dowling Team at Leading Edge Real Estate in Andover. She has mastered the Real Estate market and has been building a strong business for almost 5 years. She works hand in hand with her sister, Nancy Dowling and Mike Dowling, Nancy’s ex, both highly seasoned agents. She gets fired up every day for the chance to help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Dianne works extensively throughout the Merrimack valley and beyond. Buying and selling a home can be a lot of work! She is ready to walk her clients through the process as smoothly as possible. Her attentiveness and passionate nature toward others gives her a keen eye about what will make her clients happy and satisfied in their journey of finding a home. She is willing to listen and make sure everything goes as stress- free as possible. She takes pride in holding to the Realtor Code of ethics. Dianne is fluent in Arabic and loves to cook, paint and travel. When she’s not working, Dianne can be found spending time volunteering or participating in many events including Methuen Day, community projects in Methuen, the Winning Opportunities for Woman (WOW) Conference, the American Lebanese Awareness Association and the Psychological Center's Annual Gala". She is also a member of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.

Katherine Debs

Reading Chapter Leader

Katherine has redefined the word “normal”. Born in Lebanon in the mid-80s, has taught her a thing or two about survival and living every moment of her life to the fullest. Her father being Lebanese and her mother American, gave her a chance to explore different sides of the world. She has since lived in Montreal and Boston. Katherine has a passion for helping others change their life. She went to school and studied International Affairs hoping to one day become a philanthropist and give back to women and children all over the world. Her passion is also to inspire people to thrive and flourish. For years Katherine struggled with various health issues, but it wasn’t till the age of 21 till she discovered healing through holistic medicine. And she vowed to spread the word so that she could inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle. When the Arbonne opportunity was presented to her, it had everything she was looking for; a way to inspire others to make healthier choices every day, to empower men and women to take action, follow their dream, and live their best life, and a way to give back to communities that were near and dear to her heart. Today she is filled with overflowing love and appreciation for all the abundance she has received. She hopes that her young daughters will one day tag along on mommy’s mission trips around the globe. She’s a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, an inspirational leader, a mentor, and an amazing cook. And she loves every role she plays. She currently resides in Methuen, MA with her husband and daughters Zelda and Jade.

Tricia Monaghan

Rye Chapter Leader

Tricia is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire having lived in the Seacoast, White Mountains, and the Lakes Region and is a REALTOR® with Bean Group in Portsmouth NH. She has extensive knowledge of all that New Hampshire has to offer. Tricia has over 20 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and client relations. Prior to real estate, Tricia owned and operated a boutique style gift shop on Main St. in Littleton NH, her dedication to the Support Local Movement earned her the award of Retail Champion where she was honored to go to Washington DC and meet with New Hampshire legislators to discuss the importance of small businesses and the local economy. As a member of WREN (Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network) Tricia co-taught BETA classes for aspiring entrepreneurs who were looking to make their mark as small business owners. As a coach, Tricia led teams in Field Hockey and Basketball as well as refereed Field Hockey and taught Skiing at Cannon Mountain. Tricia has the heart of a teacher and the dedication of a coach which are just some of the reasons she comes highly recommended by her clients. Tricia's passion for helping people find their dream home or selling one to head off on their new adventure is an integral part of who she is and why she loves Bean Groups slogan "Bringing People Home". Outside of the office Tricia enjoys spending time with her husband John and their dog Fred walking around Portsmouth and soaking up the sun along the New Hampshire coast.

Dr. Kimberly Higney

Rye Chapter Leader

Dr. Higney helps patients rebuild hormone health and metabolism naturally through Restorative Endocrinology. She blends functional endocrinology, and whole-food, anti-aging nutrition to create patient-centered care plans. Dr. Higney has trained extensively in the US, Italy, and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Human Biology and Nutrition at the University of Guelph with emphasis in human developmental biology. Dr. Kimberly Higney completed her Doctorate at Palmer College where she studied chiropractic and interned in sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is a Master Personal Trainer and Certified Kinesiologist with advanced training in whole food, anti-inflammatory, ketogenic and therapeutic nutrition, and organizational leadership. She completed her clinical intern training in Physical Medicine at Holzer Hospital. She has a private practice on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. For more information visit www.cardeaseacoast.com.

Debbie Fulton

Sarasota Chapter Leader

I am about friends in general but I LOVE my friendships with other women. Love connecting through business, riding my motorcycle or just in the day to day life. I am a Floridian and have lived in Sarasota for the last 20 years after moving from Miami where I had a fabulous childhood and loved growing up there. I have been in Association management for 20 years and represent Neora as an entrepreneur. I am The Go-To for anti-aging and wellness. I enjoy helping women to look and feel better as well as just growing the connections with them. I can't wait to meet and connect with you. is an expert at trendspotting and promoting the best products for women that are...Sexy, Healthy and Smart!

Anne Friedland

Sarasota Chapter VP

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South Shore, Boston, MA

Lynne Minchello

South SHore Chapter Leader

For years, Lynne Minchello has lived and breathed real estate. Lynne’s passion for helping people—coupled with a meticulous work ethic—has translated into a track record of achieving incredible sales from the city of Boston to the suburbs of the South Shore. Exceeding expectations is her top priority, proven through her enthusiasm for easing her clients’ anxieties in every step of the home buying and selling process. Prior to her career in real estate sales, Lynne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Saint Anselm College, followed by career in finance. Soon after, Lynne forged her identity as a premier real estate marketing professional, harnessing her expertise in advertising, digital marketing, and design to help agents set themselves apart from the rest. She served as a Director of Marketing for nearly fifteen years, and her creative, out-of-the-box thinking and finance and business acumen continue to prove invaluable for her clients. Lynne’s family’s longtime connection to the Sotheby’s brand fueled her desire to immerse herself in the real estate market—she has had the privilege of watching her husband lead his own Sotheby’s International Realty offices for nearly eight years. Today, Lynne cherishes the brand’s dedication to her success, and her deep roots in the South Shore and Boston real estate markets have equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of what each neighborhood has to offer. With her husband Don, Lynne is happily raising four children and a three-legged yellow lab in their beloved Colonial home in Braintree, Massachusetts. There, Lynne deeply appreciates how on the South Shore, you are never far from vast sandy shores, quaint town streets, and busy city life. She is an active volunteer at the schools of her children, member of South Shore REALTORS®, and avid supporter of The Breasties, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young women affected by breast and reproductive cancers. Beyond serving her clients, Lynne enjoys yoga and barre, spending time outdoors, and cleaning and organizing her home so it is a calm environment for her family and the perfect setting for entertaining company.

Becky Robinson

South Shore Chapter Leader

Becky Robinson is the Founder, Owner and Designer of BoldBody, an activewear brand centered around women’s empowerment. In early 2018, Becky set out on a mission to create premium activewear made in the USA with the highest quality fabric that withstands tough workouts, wicks sweat, and makes the women wearing the products feel empowered, bold and confident. Through her brand and products, Becky nurtures self-love, confidence and empowerment to create an environment where women feel their best and help others do the same. Becky grew up North of Boston, but is now a proud member of the South Shore community. She lives in Duxbury with her husband, Mark, Golden Retriever, Howie and is excited to be expecting her first child this summer. In her spare time, Becky enjoys taking nature walks through the Cranberry Bogs of Duxbury, taking barre and spin classes, spending time with her husband and dog, wine nights with the girls and lounging on the beautiful beaches of the South Shore. Becky believes in the power of community, meaningful connections and empowering one another to reach our highest selves.

Tri-Town, Boston North Shore, MA

Callie Umenhofer

Tri-Town Chapter Leader

Callie is a full-time North Shore Realtor with a passion for navigating the complexities of real estate and making the process of buying or selling a home a positive experience for her clients. Prior to real estate, she earned her Bachelors degree in Management from Bentley University and spent many years in software & services sales. With her professional background in sales and over twelve years of personal real estate investment experience, Callie brings fierce negotiating skills, industry knowledge, attention to detail and compassion to help sellers get the most for their property and buyers find the home of their dreams. Realizing that this can be an emotional process for most, her top priority is to protect & promote her clients’ interests and provide a highly personalized service with results that all parties can feel great about. A North Shore native, raised in Topsfield, Callie has lived in Georgetown with her husband and two children for twenty years. She has enjoyed volunteering as the Preschool Parents Group President, PTA President and has led the Danvers BNI chapter. When she is not helping her clients realize their real estate goals, Callie enjoys family time, fitness, music, planning events, traveling and growing the Tri-Town Chapter of the Women’s Business League.

Valerie McCormack, Esq.

Tri-Town Chapter VP

Attorney McCormack is an Estate Planning lawyer, and started her firm in 2018. She graduated from Flagler College in 1998 and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2004, where she was the executive editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law, a member of the Public Interest Law Group and the Student Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney McCormack has experience in estate planning, employment law, family law, real estate, personal injury and other civil litigation. She is admitted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts bar, the Massachusetts Federal District Court, the Connecticut Federal District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney McCormack is an active member of the Women's Bar Association and represents pro-bono clients for estate planning matters through the Women's Bar Foundation. She is also an ARAG network attorney as well as a Wealth Counsel attorney. She is the Vice President of the Tri-Town Chapter of Women's Business League, and is also a member of the Essex County Estate Planning Council, Hamilton-Wenham Mother's Club and the Friends of Cutler in Hamilton. She is also on the Finance and Advisory Committee for the Town of Hamilton.

Dr. Amanda Tracy, ND

Vacaville Chapter Leader

Dr. Tracy has enjoyed being a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) since 2005. Over 15 years, she helped build this award-winning wellness center and in 2021 she had an opportunity to relocate to Northern California wine country and transition her practice online. She loves helping patients with various health challenges however, her unique knowledge and passion flourishes working with women who feel their bodies are in chaos because of hormone imbalances, sleep issues, stress or anxiety. Her online practice is focused in these areas, serving women in their 40s and 50s so they can navigate hormone changes with ease. Addressing the underlying causes of symptoms related to hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances enables her patients to experience an enhanced life - being more in control of their health, feeling more balanced and energetic in their 40s and 50s than they did in their 20s and 30s! To learn more about Dr. Tracy’s new practice visit www.dramandatracy.com

Kayla Gunderson

Vancouver Chapter Leader

I needed a financial strategy; I put myself through college, and didn't have the cash for tuition, so I had to make wise choices from the onset. I wanted an actionable plan for when I graduated; to pay off debt, provide for daily living and invest with proper diversification for my future. I knew I had the ability to create my own tailored strategy. I soon discovered in my finance classes that not only did I implicitly understand how the pieces fit together, but I also loved to talk about planning. I had uncovered my true passion for investing and the comprehensive planning process and how I could make a real impact in the lives of others by sharing this passion. As your financial advisor, the core tenet of my practice is to go beyond simply providing sound investment advice. Diversification does matter, but ultimately, a great financial strategy does not come solely from knowing investments; it comes from knowing you. Having a comprehensive understanding of your wants, needs and personal aspirations will enable me to help relieve the burden of managing your finances while offering you tailored solutions, freeing you to focus on what is most important to you.
My clients and I often have conversations you might not expect from a financial advisor. They have less to do with the details of asset allocation strategy and more to do with the details of your life. Working together, we'll review your concerns, prioritize your goals and create a strategy to help achieve the outcomes you desire. I draw on world-class research, subject matters experts and a robust investment platform to ensure all aspects of the strategy are best fit for your needs. This process allows me to develop a conservative wealth strategy aimed at helping you live comfortably today and protect a family legacy for the future.
When I do get a free moment, I enjoy hiking, hanging out with my stepchildren, fishing, listening to records, classic cars and an occasional Pacific Northwest microbrew.

Kerry Furimsky

Vancouver Chapter VP

As a local insurance brokerage, I specialize in helping families and business owners protect all the things that are the most important to them. I offer a personalized service that helps to educate my clients on the coverages they need and why they need them. With personal claims service as well as regular communication, I work to help my clients feel safe with the insurance options they have chosen.

Virtually Empowered

Stephanie Moore

Virtually Empowered Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Margaret Katch

Virtually Empowered Chapter Leader

Margaret Katch is a Regional Vice President and Independent Consultant with Arbonne. Her favorite thing about Arbonne is that the company is committed to doing what’s best for people and planet. She is passionate about helping people figure out their skin and health, and especially loves working with people who have inflammation. She also loves teaching and training people to work with her and believes that anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation is welcome in the Arbonne family. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard.

Andrea MacKenzie

West Side LA Chapter Leader

Andrea MacKenzie, Founder of Lead With Harmony, specializes in helping people explore, embody, and expand their authority and influence as leaders, without compromising harmony within themselves or among their communities, so that they can contribute their gifts freely and truly enjoy their lives. As a business consultant and certified professional coach, Andrea has partnered with leaders and their organizations - from small business owners to Fortune 500’s - for over 15 years to cultivate high-performance teams and support strategic change and growth initiatives. While she often explores ideas and strategies from her corporate experience with her clients, she sees her true purpose in championing mission-driven individuals who want to pioneer their own unique brand of leadership that aligns with their most important values and mission. Please visit leadwithharmony.com for more information.

Birgitta Kastenbaum

West Side LA Chapter Leader

Birgitta grew up in the Netherlands, both in the countryside and in multi-cultural Amsterdam before moving to Los Angeles in her mid-twenties. She is a cross between a hippie nature girl and a savvy city gal. As a lifelong student of emotional and spiritual wellness, Birgitta believes self-care, self love, and self-awareness are integral to success and our ability to shine our true light in the world. She loves to support women in creating lifestyle practices that honor who they are while encouraging and cultivating possibility and growth. Birgitta is a Holistic Life Coach, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Women’s Community Leader, and somewhat of a modern medicine woman: merging the sacred with the practical in day to day life. Like Women’s Business League, Birgitta believes that magic happens when women come together in community. Her newest community, THE HEART ROOT will open its virtual doors in February 2021. The Heart Root is a membership community where women prioritize themselves and each other, to rest, be inspired, and try new ideas. It is a Sisterhood focused on connection, well-BE-ing, wellness, and joy. Birgitta believes in caring for each other and the Earth through nonprofit and communal work. As an End of Life Guide, Birgitta educates and supports individuals, families, health care providers, and organizations in reimagining death and dying. The sacred privilege of ’walking people home‘ has shaped Birgitta’s perspective of life as precious and love as invaluable. This perspective fuels her desire to support others in finding meaning and joy in their life. In her spare time, Birgitta enjoys creating nature mandalas, making jewelry, and dancing barefoot. She loves to explore new teachings, cozying up with a cup of tea, and spending time in the garden with family and friends. For more information or to say hi please connect with Birgitta.

Willamette Valley, OR

Kylee Williams

Willamette Valley Chapter Leader

People and connections are what make this world spin. Being a financial advisor allows me to truly get to know you, your family and create a financial strategy that's tailored to you. There's not a blanket plan for your future. Everyone has a different set of circumstances and by us getting to know each other we can together strategize how best to achieve your goals for now and the future. I'm supported by world-class research at home office as well as a wide array of investments at my fingertips. Much like the market, life has ups and downs. I get to partner with people for their lifetime and walk through all of these milestones. We can navigate how best to save for retirement, pay for college, weddings, grandkids or passing on a family legacy. If these are important to you, they are important to me. Let's create your path to the future together! On a personal note. I am married to my wonderful firefighter/paramedic husband, Ronnie. We have three amazing children. Caide is 20, Emery is 12 and Jett is 9. We are very active with all their daily activities, from school to sporting events, coaching and volunteering to support our local community. Our family loves being outdoors. In the summers, you can find us camping and boating as often as we possibly can. I also enjoy running, traveling and anything in the sun! I look forward to getting to know you!

Jenni Worley

Willamette Valley Chapter Leader

Jenni is a native Oregonian, raised in the Mid-Valley. She enjoyed growing up in the area and started her professional career as a real estate transaction coordinator in 2006. She is excited to bring her passion for serving the community to the home mortgage industry. Her peers will tell you that she thrives on finding solutions to big challenges. She stands ready to provide a stress-free mortgage experience utilizing her background in real estate transactions, high-level administration, and large event planning to make the complex – simple. Jenni leads with her heart through relationships. So, whether starting a family, or in need of more space, or simply wishing to invest, Jenni will ensure that your intentions are understood, and your specific needs are addressed. Then, she will leverage the full capabilities of Movement Mortgage to provide the solution that is right for you. Along with providing innovative solutions, she also enjoys spending time with her family, spa days, hiking, her hubby’s famous margaritas, and the occasional “Tough Mudder” event – mostly cheering on her husband, though she does have one under her belt! Tomorrow is important, but the good stuff is happening now. Let Jenni help you “Seize the Day!”

Carmelina Bernazani

Wilmington Chapter Leader

Carmelina is a Personal Risk Specialist with USI Insurance Services. She has been in the Property and Casualty industry for personal lines insurance for over 20 years and has worked in service, sales, and training areas for both local and large agents, as well as a direct carrier. Carmelina’s expertise is to educate and work with clients to complete a personal risk assessment to help identify risk exposures and apply insurance and non-insurance solutions through a consultative and proactive approach. Carmelina understands many insurance markets and through her experience and expertise delivers insurance programs that best meet her client’s needs. Product knowledge includes, homeowners, renters, personal condo, auto, flood, boat, recreational vehicles, domestic workers comp and umbrella/excess liability insurance. She also has expertise in the high net worth arena understanding critical components to complex placement of insurance programs. Carmelina holds a bachelor’s from Salem State College in Business Management, she is a Certified Insurance Counselor with the National Alliance and a Chartered Private Risk Insurance Advisor. In her spare time, Carmelina enjoys spending time with her husband and children Alyssa and Christopher, as well as friends and other family members. She is very active and enjoys skiing, running, boating and golfing.

Maureen Moran

Winchester Chapter Leader

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Nichole Chapais

Winchester Chapter Leader

Nichole Chapais started Stargazer after an extensive and varied marketing career. She was initially working in product management and B2B sales at Comcast. From here, Nichole moved into the private sector and went to work for a local, boutique creative agency. In late 2017, life offered an opportunity, and Nichole jumped at the chance to start her agency. Stargazer Creative® opened April 1, 2018. Learn more about Nichole and the Stargazer Creative® team at StargazerCreative.com.

Marina Theberge

Worcester Chapter Leader

My name is Marina Theberge and I am a financial professional with New York Life and I am located in Worcester, MA. I offer life insurance solutions and investment1 options to help assist individuals, families, and business owners to protect family assets for future generations, utilize tax-smart saving strategies2, and ensure lifestyle needs are met during retirement. I greatly enjoy meeting with my clients and learning about their situation, current needs, and future goals. I primarily do business in Massachusetts but am licensed in various other states as well. This year has pushed me to embrace virtual meetings and I am excited to say that I am able to host meetings nationwide! Furthermore, I am a dog mom, and we spend most of our down time in the outdoors- primarily hiking as of late. Other hobbies include running 5k’s, trying new restaurants in Worcester, and reading a good book. I also volunteer at the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) which I enjoy very much! Lastly, through the New York Life Foundation, I present the Grief Sensitive School Initiative (GSSI) training to teachers on a monthly basis. This provides them with the tools to help their students who have lost a loved one feel connected to their community and cope with the grieving process. I am incredibly grateful to be able to share this training because of how large an impact it makes in the teacher’s and student’s lives. I am excited to be part of the Women’s Business League community and create a chapter in Worcester, MA!

Monica Danaher

Worcester Chapter Leader

I’d like to give you some information about me as I believe my unique background helps shape me into a better agent. I grew up nearby in Natick, Massachusetts. I have a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing. In addition, I hold a Massachusetts Cosmetology License as well as a Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson License. After I graduated from college, I wasn’t immediately sure what avenue to pursue. Soon after, my passion for cosmetology led me to my first career as a hair stylist and makeup artist. Unfortunately, while I loved working side by side with my clients, I never really felt at home in the salon industry and ultimately decided to pursue other avenues that interested me. After working in the beauty industry, I sought to find a career that was more geared towards my business management and marketing training, and in my search, was lucky enough to find a position managing a childcare center. My role as assistant director allowed me to leverage my business skills, and my people skills, and gave me the flexibility to be with my own children every day. However, despite how much I enjoyed that job, I knew deep down that something was still missing, and I knew that the perfect career for me was still out there waiting. Fast-forward ten years, two kids, and one 95-pound American bulldog later, I decided we needed more space. I explored the option of selling our first home and buying something bigger but knew that I wanted to stay in our little Massachusetts town that I had grown to love so much. During this process, I sadly realized that if I was to sell, we wouldn’t be able to stay in our town, so I began exploring the options of a basement renovation to add more space to our current home. The idea of the project was so exciting to me, not just because I knew how much our family would benefit, but because of the process of designing my basement layout with the contractors lit a spark in me, and I could not wait to do the interior decorating aspect once the construction was done. This is when I had my “aha!” moment and realized that real estate was the perfect culmination of all my skills and interests that I had honed over the years, over the different career paths I explored. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Finally, after a journey that at times felt endless, I found my home in real estate. Since signing with RE/MAX Executive Realty in September 2020, I have learned so much about the real estate industry and I have found a wonderful support system within our franchise. RE/MAX offers so many amazing programs as a realtor, that I can utilize to ensure my clients have a successful sale and purchase of their home. In addition to helping you find and/or create your dream home; I have the resources to help you decorate, and add the perfect finishing touches, to truly make your home the most relaxing place there is. I look forward to sharing my passion with you!

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