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Kelly Driscoll

Andover Chapter Leader 

Connected, empowered, joyful communities are built by connected, empowered, joyful leaders! When we are empowered to show up as our authentic selves, aligned with our purpose and standing in our values, we have the power to not only transform our own lives, but to shift culture, and change the world! Kelly is an empowerment and transformation coach working with individuals and organizations to create connected and empowered lives filled with purpose and joy!
After over 30 years in education, Kelly made a bold and courageous decision to follow her soul purpose and start her own coaching and consulting firm, Kelly Lynn Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Leaving education to embrace authentic relationships, Kelly helps organizations create culture rooted in purpose, connection and joy. Supporting this work, Kelly creates space for individuals to show up as their true self and cultivate a culture that weaves authenticity and courage into the fabric of the community. Building a reflective practice that includes leaning into listening, standing in your values, knowing your worth and owning a wholehearted life without limits is her greatest passion.
Prior to her bold leap into coaching and consulting, Kelly spent nearly 14 years as a guidance counselor followed by 10 years as an administrator. As the Director of Alternative Programs at a large high school, her focus was on creating innovative programs to support students who struggled in the traditional high school setting. As the Dean of Students in a rural high school, Kelly worked to cultivate positive school culture and climate, leading innovative work addressing the social emotional needs of the community. Kelly is deeply invested in helping individuals find their authentic voice, own their worth and lean into the practice of creating the world we all long for.
On a personal note, she is the single mother of three amazingly fierce, brave, beautiful daughters, ages 22, 16, and 15 and her incredible fur baby, Piper. For balance and joy, you can find Kelly hiking in the woods, enjoying the beach, reading (often AT the beach!), paddling on her SUP or digging onto a DIY project at home.

Liane Moccia

Andover Chapter Leader

Liane Moccia is a Registered Clinical Herbalist who specializes in fertility and preconception planning. She combines herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes with a clear plan to help optimize fertility. Liane’s own infertility diagnosis led her to the healing power of plants and ultimately a career change to help others on similar journeys. She believes no one should struggle to build their family. Clients often tell her that she is “the best-kept secret” and that they wish they had started working with her earlier on their fertility journey. Being part of WBL has helped Liane get in front of more people in an authentic way, which has helped her business grow and allowed her to help more people. Liane lives in Andover with her husband, twin teenage daughters, and their dog, Luca.

Back Bay, Boston, MA

Suzana Urukalo

Back Bay Chapter Leader

Suzana Urukalo is a Partner at Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in domestic relations and handles family law matters.
In addition to being a zealous advocate for her clients, whether through litigation in a courtroom setting, or negotiating a settlement, Ms. Urukalo offers loyalty, sensitivity and skilled experience in helping her clients achieve their goals during challenging times. Ms. Urukalo has been appointed as Discovery Master and has served as “Lawyer for the day” in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts.
Ms. Urukalo is a licensed Attorney in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Illinois, and admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and all U.S. District Courts of Michigan.
Attorney Urukalo received her B.A. Honors Degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and obtained her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law Boston. 
Ms. Urukalo interned with the Greater Boston Legal Services domestic abuse divorce department and has been involved with the Big Sisters of Boston Association.

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.

Kemet Shetty

Charlotte Chapter Leader

Agent with New York Life Insurance Company. My background includes interest in relationship management, event planning and connecting others. Loves and enjoys her husband and three boys. Loves the beach, dancing, working in her flower gardens, reading and traveling.

JOCELYN SEEBURGER

Charlotte Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Ashley Starr

Concord Chapter Leader

Ashley is the Owner of Starr Marketing. She lives in Francestown, New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. She loves spending time unplugged whenever she can with her family camping. Her other passion is her business. She thrives on staying up to date on all things marketing and learning new skills to best serve her own business and her clients. Unlike many other agencies that offer one-size-fits-most solutions, Starr Marketing offers services ranging from branding to advertising. Ashley's company also offers training sessions and classes where she teaches some of her marketing, workflow, and business-building secrets to business owners to save them time and money so that they can finally make work-life balance more of a realit

Lorraine Connell

Concord Chapter Leader

Lorraine Connell, MEd, MS, is the Owner of Peers not Fears, LLC, and a veteran educator of over 20 years. As an educational coach and consultant, she has developed curricula for teens, educators, millennials, real estate agents and grandparents on leadership and empathy. She works in collaboration with others to provide coaching through her company Peers not Fears, LLC. Lorraine hosts the podcast Unimagined where she interviews students, current and past, on their experiences in education, and listens to their advice on how we could do better. Her work spans the impact of understanding how and where our biases come into play to develop strong communities. In 2022, Lorraine left her full time chemistry teaching job to work with interested schools, families, and communities to develop more equitable access and empowerment of students. When she is not working with others on developing leadership skills she is supporting her two boys in all their adventures. Lorraine and her husband Justin are both educators and work to improve and develop social and emotional learning.

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 Rosenberg

DC Chapter Leader

Michelle Mancari Rosenberg is a Financial Advisor in Washington, D.C. with Ameriprise Financial. Michelle grew up in a military family primarily residing in Okinawa, Japan and Fredericksburg, Virginia. She attended Virginia Tech with a major in Finance and a concentration in Financial Planning. She always knew that she wanted to help others and found that financial planning and wealth management is the perfect balance of applying technical knowledge while having great interpersonal relationships with her clients. Her number one goal is to empower individuals to make great financial decisions through comprehensive financial planning and she believes that there is no better feeling than to make her clients feel confident about their financial futures. Her professional certifications include being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®), and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®). In her free time, she loves to play competitive volleyball, enjoy the outdoors, scuba dive, and explore the city with her husband, Max.

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.

Lisa Mercurio

East Boston Chapter Leader 

Attorney Lisa Mercurio is a senior associate specializing in residential real estate. Lisa focuses her practice on the representation of buyers, sellers and lenders. Lisa received her BSBA in Entrepreneurship, with a minor in Legal Studies, from Suffolk University, cum laude and received her JD from Suffolk University Law School. Lisa is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While in law school, Lisa obtained her realtor license to further learn the fundamentals of a real estate salesperson. Lisa has made it her mission to be an available and patient resource for her clients, and help them feel educated throughout their real estate journey. Lisa resides in East Boston and works in our Boston office.

Rebecca Lynch

East Boston Chapter Leader

Coming Soon...

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!

Jennifer Winnes

Exeter Chapter Leader

For most people, financing a home represents a significant part of life. Whether it is due to a move, a life change or restructuring debt, our homes and our finances are central to our way of life. It’s this aspect of mortgage lending that gives me great satisfaction in doing my best for my clients. I enjoy meeting my clients, hearing their stories and striving to meet their goals. I believe in providing excellent professional service while being attentive to each situation. I have approximately nine years in mortgage lending with experience in processing, closing & originating. I also owned my own business for 3 years. I have enjoyed all of the roles I’ve had and am excited to be working for the last four years as a loan officer. I value time with my family, my work, and being involved with a variety of organizations that are aimed toward providing aid to people in developing countries and here in the United States. I also enjoy running, reading, hikes & the beach – which is why I love living in New England! Because I take pride in my work and care about my clients, I strive to work according to this motto: Your loan is my loan!

Ali Lindsay

Fort Mill Chapter leader

Ali Lindsay is a Chapter Leader for the Fort Mill, SC chapter of the Women’s Business League. Ali is a Mortgage Broker at Future Home Loans, with over 7 years of Mortgage Experience including sales, management, and consulting. Ali helped lead an entire site of 250+ loan officers, supervisors, and managers prior to joining Future Home Loans. She has always worked in some capacity of sales over the last 20 years; one could say it’s in her blood. Ali graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Ali is currently completing her yoga teacher certification and will graduate in June 2022 as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Ali has a daughter, Autumn, and a wonderful partner who is very supportive of her multiple endeavors. She has lived in the Carolinas for the last 30 years but has been living in Fort Mill, SC since 2014. In her spare time, she loves to travel, practice yoga, hike, and spend time with her family and their 3 fur babies. What sets Ali apart? She is a woman in the mortgage industry – which are few and far between to come by! 🙂 She is licensed in NC, SC, GA & VA, and can make an otherwise stressful process as stress free and fun as possible! Ali is passionate in her work, which is evident in the consistent 5-star reviews received from her clients. As Future Home Loans will say, “the future is bright”, and Ali is dedicated to letting that shine through her work with the Women’s Business League.

Erin Mitchell

Fort Mill chapter Leader

Erin Mitchell is the owner of her Event Coordinating business, Events by Erin LLC. She is also the Leader of the Fort Mill, SC chapter of Women’s Business League. Erin has 15 years of Sales and Superior Customer Service Satisfaction Experience. 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. 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. Whether you are planning a Corporate Event, Baby Shower, Birthday Celebration, or Family Milestone she would love to play a part in it! She will work with your budget and desires to help make your vision a reality! Local to the Fort Mill/Tega Cay area, but will plan into the Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Stacey Welch-Andrade

Georgetown Chapter leader

Stacey knew at an early age that she wanted to be a chef while “playing” with her Easy-Bake oven when she was seven years old. When she was eleven, Stacey wrote to Bobby Flay telling him how she twisted around one of his recipes. Three months later, she received a call from his producer asking her to come to New York City to see a taping of his show and to go to his restaurants. Stacey wanted to go but couldn’t as her family moved from Michigan to Florida where her dad became a minister of a small church. When Stacey was 14, she got her first job at Tropical Smoothie Café where she dressed as a banana and stood on the side of US 1 to bring customers inside. On her first day, she was trained on smoothies, wraps, and running the cash register. During her sophomore year of high school, Stacey got into the culinary program at her school where she competed in culinary competitions and got a job as an apprentice in a local country club. Stacey would later come back to this country club as their Executive Sous Chef. Stacey attended Johnson & Wales University in North Miami and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and completed two internships in Germany. She made the most of her time at Johnson & Wales, volunteering, working for the University, and helping the chef instructors on catered parties. Her last internship in Germany is where she met her husband, Victor. He was her supervisor and they worked great together. After Stacey completed her education, she moved over to Germany for one year. During this time, she worked in Pastry, loving every minute of it, and learning so many things every day. In 2009, Stacey came back to Florida and worked in a resort in Palm Beach. Victor and Stacey were married in 2010 and in 2012 they welcomed their first daughter, Isabelle. Here is where Stacey’s life was forever changed! No degree or education ever prepared her for motherhood. She knew she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom as chef life and family life don’t mix. In 2013, Stacey went back to her old high school and taught culinary arts part-time. In 2015, Stacey and her family relocated from Stuart, Florida to Haverhill, Massachusetts for her husband’s job. After they moved to Massachusetts, Stacey joined a MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers), and it was exactly what her girls and she needed; they had found community. She started homeschooling her girls, so they would be on her husband’s work schedule. Stacey began food-blogging as way to keep up her skills and have a tie with the industry that she loves so much. Stacey learned about food photography, SEO, and creating her website. In March 2020, her MOPS group had a local cookie artist, Cara from Cut & Iced, and fellow MOPS mom come and teach her group how to cookie decorate and Stacey was hooked! During quarantine, Stacey took class after class loving it even more! On May 16, 2020, Stacey became a licensed residential kitchen and has loved every minute of it. Stacey is so happy that she can continue to be a part of the industry that she loves in a new way. She is looking forward to an amazing year, where she would like to hold more cookie decorating workshops and cooking classes.

Sarah Wolf

Georgetown chapter Leader

Sarah is an experienced real estate attorney with Finneran and Nicholson, P.C., practicing law in MA and NH, and handling residential and commercial closings, condominium, permitting, and land use issues, and a variety of other real estate-related legal matters. Sarah strives to really get down in the trenches with her clients. She understands that although this may be her fifth closing of the day, it's likely her clients' only closing for quite some time and a very momentous occasion for them! Home-buying, selling, or even refinancing is a stressful time for many, and Sarah treats all of her clients with compassion and consideration, realizing the importance of each and every transaction in people's lives. Although the social and "human" part of the closing is vitally important, Sarah is also incredibly serious about the legal side of the deal, working hard to review titles and keep all of the wheels moving behind the scenes to give clients an easy and efficient closing experience. As part of Finneran & Nicholson, Sarah embraces the firm's motto of "21st Century Strategies, Old World Commitment." Finneran & Nicholson is conveniently located in downtown Newburyport with plenty of easy parking available for clients, but Sarah is happy to take her files on the road and will conduct closings at real estate offices, lender offices, or even client homes as requested. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah also offers a plethora of in-person protocols to get the (closing) job done safely. Sarah is thrilled to be a chapter leader for Georgetown WBL and does everything in her power to authentically uplift and enthusiastically support her WBL family. When not working or volunteering, Sarah spends every free moment with her toddler son, husband, and maltipoo, and enjoys life on the North Shore and Seacoast NH with her family and friends.

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

Hooksett 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 Hooksett 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.

Sydney Zeff

Kittery Chapter Leader

Sydney Zeff is Seacoast Area native and REALTOR® licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire. She combines her background in customer service, hospitality, art and design to create the ultimate experience for her clients. Real Estate transactions are often some of the most significant events in a persons life, emotionally and financially. Sydney’s core mission is to create an experience where her clients feel educated, cared for, important and safe. Cultivating a strong lifelong friendship is quintessential to her business. Utilizing her background in design, she stages her own listings to further elevate the client experience and yield her clients top dollar when selling their home. Gift giving is one of her love languages and she’s most likely going to arrive to an appointment with flowers or cookies in hand. She also loves speaking with new agents and helping them navigate the exciting transition into their real estate career. When she isn’t helping clients find their dream home, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys, hiking, skiing, reading, enjoying the beach or listening to podcasts on business development.

Arianna Efstathiou

Kittery Chapter Leader

Arianna Efstathiou is an immigration attorney in Southern Maine. She opened her own solo practice in 2022 and is excited to serve immigrants in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. In addition to having years of experience working in the world of immigration law, Arianna personally experienced the immigration system when she married her husband and handled his immigration process from Nicaragua. She has also spent significant time in Nicaragua herself and has noticed that her clients love how well she understands their cultures and experiences. Arianna is fluent in Spanish and is raising her daughter to be bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and taste-testing the Latin recipes her husband is constantly perfecting.

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!

Jaime Sloan-McCarthy

Lynnfield Chapter Leader

Jaime Sloan is the founder and creative mind behind Sanctum Style. No stranger to the world of luxury fashion and fine jewelry, Jaime worked for over a decade in New York City for brands including Barney's New York, John Hardy and David Yurman at Saks 5th Avenue and Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, as well as Tiffany & Company on 5th Avenue. A self-proclaimed anti-fashion fashionista, Jaime developed her no-nonsense style philosophy from her experience as a performer in New York City as well as her experience working in high fashion. She learned to honor both fashion trends and classic style in a utilitarian way that really resonated with her clientele and secured her reputation as a top performer, clienteling expert, and multi-million dollar sales book. In 2017, Jaime opened her first boutique, Dani Kaye, on Main Street in North Andover, Massachusetts. The store built a cult following for fashionistas looking for specialty pieces, designer denim, and the opportunity to work one on one with Jaime. In July 2020, Jaime made the difficult decision to close her boutique, however, she believed the spirit of her work could transcend the walls of the space and reach more people. The store had been a sacred space for many and so it was only fitting that Sanctum Style was born. Fast forward to September 2021: Jaime launched Sanctum Style, her reimagined men's and women's lifestyle boutique at MarketStreet in Lynnfield, MA.

Sarah Andrews

Manchester Chapter Leader

Sarah Andrews has 18+ years of senior management and development experience in human services and higher education. Her extensive fundraising experience includes achieving aggressive fundraising goals, organizational capacity building, annual campaigns, engagement and stewardship programs, strategic growth planning, sponsorship and promotions, grant writing, and major giving programs. Sarah serves on the PTO for her daughter’s elementary school in Manchester and personally fundraises for the March of Dimes in honor of her younger daughter who spent her first 38 days in the NICU. Along with members of her family, she oversees the George Butch Joseph Foundation in loving memory of her grandfather. Sarah is a native of Manchester, NH who enjoys strong coffee, live music and being outside. She is also a yoga instructor at Humble Warrior Power Yoga.

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

Ellen Roche has been helping people finance their homes for over 30 years. She is a Loan Officer/ Branch Manager at Mortgage Network located in Haverhill MA. She has been married for the past 34 years and raised her 3 children in Haverhill. She enjoys being a grandmother to two active little boys. Ellen believes in giving back to her community that has helped her be a successful businesswoman. She currently volunteers weekly by making lunches for 411 Cares, a non profit group that delivers lunches in Haverhill to the elderly and the veterans. Ellen has always been very involved in her community volunteering for various groups and clubs. She was the 2013 recipient of the Girls Inc. Bold Woman Award.

Tricia Sabulis

Merrimack Valley Chapter Leader

With a degree in Marketing and a background in Direct Marketing, Tricia joined her family agency, A.P Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc in 2007 as the third generation to bring her marketing expertise to the agency but to also learn the insurance industry where she planned to stay and take over. She started as a receptionist and worked her way up through Customer Service, Account Management and Sales, in both Personal Lines and Commercial lines, up to her current position as Vice President. Today, Tricia is a leader in the Merrimack Valley sitting on multiple nonprofit boards including the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Center for Child Development. She has received numerous awards for her community service and leadership and has been honored to receive the Merrimack Valley Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, a Lawrence YWCA Tribute to Women, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce's Next Generation Leader Award and Women in Business Award. Personally, Tricia resides in West Newbury with her husband Mike and her two girls Hannah and Nola.

Ana Martinez

Methuen Chapter Leader

Ana Martinez is a Financial Planner assisting clients with growing and protecting their wealth and journey to retirement. CEO of Martinez Insurance & Financial Services located in Methuen MA, Ana and her team focus on Property and Casualty Insurance to complement the client’s financial plans. Hesser College graduate with bachelor’s in business administration and Associates in Psychology. Ana has been a resident of the city of Methuen for over 20 years and has a passion for helping the local community. Ana is a wife and mother to two beautiful children Giovahni and Alexa. Helping others achieve their financial goals while insuring their most precious assets is of top priority.

Jenn Duemling

Methuen 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.

Dr. Amanda Tracy, ND

Napa Valley 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

Amy Fridhi

Naples Chapter Leader

Amy is a real estate agent and coach, with a home base in Naples, FL. Having spent nearly fifteen years in the field of education, she is a natural teacher and enjoys helping others learn about the home search and homebuying processes. An experienced, professional agent, Amy has gotten additional training and education including becoming a Certified Global Luxury Marketing Specialist, a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, and an Accredited Buyers' Representative. Amy now splits her time between Greater Boston and Southwest Florida, where she services the communities of Naples, Estero, and Bonita Springs. Fluent in French, she loves traveling abroad, cooking, and learning new languages.

Claudia Cruz Sotolongo

Naples Chapter Leader

Claudia Cruz Sotolongo was born in Cuba and immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of 6. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Relations from the University of Miami in Miami, FL. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Hodges University in Naples, FL. She is a licensed Commercial REALTOR® and broker candidate as well as a candidate for the prestigious CCIM designation. She has represented tenants, landlords, investors and sellers in a myriad of commercial real estate transactions. Claudia has always enjoyed taking on leadership roles and enjoys mentoring others as well as community service. She serves with the Rotary Club of Marco Island Noontime and is the Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation representative for the Coldwell Banker Naples Fifth Avenue office. She also serves on the Naples Area Board of Realtors Community Service and Commercial committees. She is proficient in English and Spanish and conversational in Italian.

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.

Meghan Kinsey

Newburyport Chapter Leader

Meghan is owner, lead instructor, and health coach at Motivate.® Barre•Cardio•Nutrition in Amesbury, MA. She opened her business in her hometown of Newburyport in 2015 and moved to a larger space in 2020. Motivate® is truly an extension of Meghan. They are both full of humor, happiness, optimism, and hard work. Neither take themself too seriously. They both love community and relationships and truly believe that true health and wellness is a full body, mind, and soul experience. At 50 years old Meghan finally knows what she is supposed to do with her life. It is to wake up every day as joy-filled as possible and give others the tools to feel the same way. Out of the studio, Meghan has a Masters in Teaching, was a classroom teacher in Chelsea, MA, a Bradley Method® Childbirth Educator, and a former City Councillor in Newburyport. Health is such an amazing gift and she wants the world to have it. To that end, it is her greatest joy to introduce people to the healthiest versions of themself yet!

Corrin Bomberger

Newburyport CHAPTER LEADER

Corrin Bomberger, the founder and owner of Simple Organizing Solutions (SOS), specializes in professional organizing and time management for businesses and homeowners. Prior to her career in professional organizing, she gained a wealth of experience and insight from working in retail, corporate America, a small start-up in the pharmaceutical arena, and in the creative world of the Boston Design Center. Over the years Corrin has seen that everyone has a different set of circumstances. Having a comprehensive understanding of the client’s wants, needs, and personal goals enables her to offer clients a tailored solution, freeing them to focus on what is most important to them. She provides highly personalized services to ensure each client is able to relieve their most frustrating pain point(s). In 2016, Corrin created her LLC and has continued to build her business from referrals. She has built a reputation for her success in helping both companies and homeowners work more efficiently and effectively so they can achieve their professional, and financial goals. On a personal note, Corrin is honored to be nominated and accepted within the North Shore WBL Community. She is married to her best friend and favorite person! Corrin enjoys reading a good book, wine nights with the girls, boating with friends, being a tourist, (may it be overseas or visiting one of the many quaint coastal towns New England has to offer) if the town has a brewery to explore, even better! To learn more about Corrin Bomberger or to say, “Hi,” please visit www.simpleorganizingsolutions.net

Marily Deschenes

Peabody Chapter Leader

When it comes to your mortgage, it helps to partner with someone who takes your success personally. That’s my philosophy when it comes to serving my clients. Few things give me more professional joy than guiding clients through the purchase of their first home or refinancing a property they currently own. On their homeownership journey, you can trust me to be your eyes, ears, and ally. When I am not helping our clients achieve their goals, I am enjoying time with my family and 4 grandchildren. After 30 years in the industry, I still remain coachable and open to whatever challenges come my way.

Natasha Ragusa

Peabody Chapter Leader

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Capital Region, PA

Julie Webb

PA Capital Region Chapter Leader

Julie Webb is Vice President and Director of Risk Services for MPB Financial, a division of Mid Penn Bancorp. In this role, she oversees the firm’s insurance practice. Julie has over 15 years of industry experience holding various leadership positions during that time. Most recently, she was the Regional Vice President for a large insurance agency network with responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic territory. Prior to that, she managed a regional sales and service location for GEICO. Julie holds her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and majors in finance and marketing. She serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Classroom Teacher for Junior Achievement. She lives in Hershey with her husband, two children, and Goldendoodle.

Meghan Eirkson

PA Capital Region Chapter Leader

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Alanna Vose

Portland Chapter Leader

Alanna Vose is a Practice Management Consultant for Rectangle Health, a payment solutions company exclusive to the healthcare industry. On a daily basis, she prides herself on helping doctors offices innovate by implementing payment technology as our world operates in a more digital environment. She was born and raised in the Midcoast area of Maine and attended the University of New England in beautiful Biddeford Maine majoring in Applied Exercise Science. She participated on the women’s basketball team where she contributed to 4 straight conference championships and even met the 1000 point mark. Outside of work, you can find her on the golf course or boating with friends during the warmer months and at the mountain skiing during New England’s snow season. Alanna is passionate about helping others and exciting to bring this chapter to her local community and assist other women build their business!

Kristen Tripp

Portland Chapter Leader

Kristen Tripp is a lifelong southern Miane resident with a passion for serving her community. Kristen graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a business finance degree, and is currently working on her Masters. Kristen is a local entrepreneur that wears many hats. She is the owner/operator of the DaVinci Experience Science and Arts Summer Day Camp head quartered in Falmouth. After working in the insurance and finance industry for the last five years, Kristen has created a life/financial coaching business called DaVinci Life Design. Kristen is very active in her church community and holds a part time job as the Christian Education Administrator at the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC. Kristen lives in Portland with her husband, dog, and chickens. When Kristen is not working on her various careers, she enjoys working in her gardens, lobstering, hiking, teaching her dog agility, and singing and playing the piano at coffee houses and for her church.

Katrina Kowalski

Portsmouth Chapter Leader

With over 15 years experience in public accounting, Katrina’s passion is working with the “every day people” that want to not only understand their taxes but want some assistance with tax planning as well. She is a Double Falcon, having received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and her Master’s Degree in Accounting Information Systems from Bentley University. Katrina also has a facebook group called PowHER Up Your Financial Future which was created as a safe space for women to discuss financial issues. Along with being a co-leader of the Portsmouth, NH chapter, Katrina stays busy as a girl scout leader, treasurer for Soul Models and is also active in the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Katrina grew up in Vermont and now lives in Stratham, NH with her husband, two daughters and yellow lab. In her downtime she loves a good book to read, her peloton and yoga.

Linda Porter

Portsmouth Chapter Leader

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 Chapter Leader of the Portsmouth Chapter of Women’s Business League, and working with Katrina Kowalski, 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!

India Hall

Prince George's County Chapter Leader

Meet India Hall, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) turned full-time Real Estate Professional. India was in the Corporate Accounting arena for about 23 years, some of those years overlapping with Real Estate. Now, with over 18 years of professional real estate experience, millions of dollars in residential real estate sales, and many satisfied real estate clients, India Hall, also known as The Ultimate Realtor®, has developed an expansive reputation as one of the top real estate professionals in the state of Maryland and Washington, DC. India is a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies and Accounting. India has a Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC®) from Keller Graduate School of Management. India is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) certified by the Center for Specialized Realtor Education, a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®) certified by the Real Estate Business Institute, and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certified by the National Association of Realtors. India serves sellers, buyers, investors, and developers in residential real estate. India provides the highest level of client service and business integrity to her clients to include educating her clients and getting results. She is a master of her craft. India is also Founder & CEO of The Ultimate TEAM, a Top Producing team of innovative, full service, real estate professionals who encompass both luxury and traditional real estate sales. The Ultimate TEAM takes its clients, home buyers and home sellers, from Consultation to Post-Closing and offer a Five Star Real Estate Experience in the process. The Ultimate TEAM educates their clients so that they can make the most effective decisions for their lifestyle. India Hall and The Ultimate TEAM would love to serve you for your residential real estate needs.

Jonvoana Evans

Prince George's County Chapter Leader

Jonvoana “Von” Evans aka Life Coach Von has been passionately mentoring and life coaching for over 15 years. For 20 years, her career was focused on excelling and obtaining certs in the IT Industry, helping others successfully navigate their lives became her priority and purpose and would not be forgotten in the shadows. The appetite for inspiring transformation always tended to propel to the forefront! With her coaching, she has had countless success stories of clients learning to embrace their journey, transform their mindsets, and excel in their career and personal goals. As a Certified Life Coach, she is dedicated to empowering women, normally referring to them as “queens’, by providing the best products, services, accountability, and resources available. While taking pleasure in being a wife, a mother, a momager, multi-business owner, amongst a host of other things, she understands the importance of being F.L.Y (First Loving Yourself). Nonetheless, she is committed to instilling this one important principle into all her clients, “I can give my best when I have it to give.” In addition to her 1:1 coaching, Life Coach Von has hosted various group sessions, webinars, conferences, and retreats teaching the importance of a positive mindset and how with the power of thought, their lives can be changed. She is also the host of her new video podcast, FLY Queen FLY, while also appearing as a guest speaker on various podcasts, webinars, radio shows, virtual and in-person conferences.

Nikolai Blinow

Providence Chapter Leader

Nikolai Blinow helps burnt-out, workaholic women in business slow down and create the work/life balance that they crave, without sacrificing their success in the process. She is a life coach and licensed mental health counselor (Rhode Island). Her clinical training is in motivational interviewing, which focuses on how to find the inherent motivation within each of us, and dialectical-behavioral therapy, which teaches concrete strategies to balance self-acceptance and change. She founded a free support community for burnt-out women in business, which can be found at bitty.com/burnout2businessboss.

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 Moore

Reading Chapter Leader

Dianne Moore 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.

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.

Susan Tripi

Sudbury Chapter Leader

As a Women's Empowerment Coach, Susan supports women dealing with unexpected life transitions, (such as divorce, a career change, etc.) who are finding their way and shaping a new life for themselves. Susan inspires women to view challenges as opportunities to learn and grow while defining life on their terms by living in alignment with their purpose and values. With a heart for social justice, Susan’s passion is to engage in the work of advancing women's equity and opportunities, both domestically and abroad. As a former nonprofit fundraiser, executive, and leader, Susan made it her life's work to address inequality in gender bias, income, housing, education, and consumer patterns that explore the intersection of gender+ culturally constructed barriers that prevent women's advancement. Susan is THRILLED to take on the role of Chapter leader to expand the impact of the WBL in Massachusetts. Let's link arms and inspire one another to new levels of personal and professional growth.

Jessica Miller

Sudbury Chapter Leader

Jessica Miller is CEO of Jessica Miller Coaching, a money and mindset coaching company that works with highly-driven female entrepreneurs and business women who want to have it all - their time, their freedom, and a thriving business that makes consistent income, without sacrificing everything important in their life to get it (including their sanity).After a serious health crisis and the feeling that she was meant for something more, she decided to change her life drastically and walk away from a successful 16 year corporate career to start her own business coaching business. She is passionate about helping others lead their best life, own their time, find vehicles to make significant income, and to grow in ways they never thought they could.

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.

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 Elevated

Nikki Palladino

Virtually Elevated Chapter Leader

Nikki has been helping clients protect and preserve their assets in her position as Senior Trust & Estates Paralegal for a combined total of 25 years. Not too long ago Nikki decided to broaden her services by becoming a Real Estate Agent/Advisor, which also allows her to offer a wider range of real estate serves for those looking to buy and/or sell! Will and Trust creations along with Real Estate protection, & planning are just a few of the services she provides clients seeking proper estate, probate and real estate services. Born and raised in Winthrop by the Sea, Nikki made her way to Revere in 2004 where she resided for 17 years before recently purchasing a home in Lynnfield where she now resides with her beautiful daughter Angelina and Goldendoodle Penne. In her "free time", she enjoys gathering with family & friends, cooking, exercising and can often be found walking or running Lake Quannapowitt.
Helping people is Nikki's true passion. With Nikki's abundant legal understanding and enormous empathy she is the exact person you want on your side to assist you in achieving your estate goals. Her experience has given her the knowledge needed to understand the emotions that can be sparked from these types of estate matters and has the knowledge, poise & know-how to navigate these situations. Whether you are looking to put an estate plan in place, are personally buying/selling real estate or need assistance with a probate estate which is a more complex matter, Nikki is the next number you should dial!

Candice Hodgson

Virtually Elevated Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Virtually Empowered

Stephanie Moore

Virtually Empowered Chapter Leader

An entrepreneur, wife and mother, Stephanie has had many roles. After 25 years in the corporate compliance world it was time for a change! Stephanie joined the direct sales industry with Color Street. A company that has globally patented 100% dry nail polish strips. With two grown daughters this new adventure has provided her the ability to travel and work from anywhere at anytime! Stephanie’s passion is helping other women reach their full potential. Stephanie is a native of York, ME and currently resides in Sarasota, FL with her husband Kevin. They are the parents of two grown daughters, Alexandra and Kara.

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.

Nichole Chapais

Waltham 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.

Rachael Pawlik

Wells Chapter Leader

Dragonfly Photography is a creative photography service that documents life's moments from the proposal to weddings to newborns to head shots to birthday parties to senior photos. I love capturing all of your life's most treasured times with a creative eye while having fun and making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I am a firm believer in making the most out of every day you are given. Life is too short to not pursue your dreams and find your happiness. So that is what I have done. The two things I love most about my job are, getting to be a part of someone else's most intimate part of life as I document it for them to share with their family and friends. My other favorite part is when my clients become my friends or they already are! Family is everything to me! My large family uses any excuse to have a party and celebrate. So I feel right at home at weddings. Dragonfly Photography's home base is Wells, ME but services Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. If your wedding is out of the area I am always excited to travel.

Wendy Irish

Wells Chapter Leader

As the co-owner of two cafes and a full-service catering company, Wendy Irish is a successful entrepreneur in the culinary and events industry, leveraging her mixology credentials, business acumen, and sophisticated style on behalf of brides, corporations, and families from the north shore of Massachusetts to Maine’s southern coast and western foothills. The premise of the operation, appropriately named For The Love of Food and Drink, is that business success comes when you love what you do. And love it she does. Whether putting the finishing touches on the presentation of a specialty cocktail at one of her two Wells, Maine cafes or working over the course of 12-months with a bride on the wedding of her dreams, Wendy thoroughly enjoys getting to know guests and clients, with a particular knack for creating events that truly portray their personality and style -- and that have everyone delighting in customized menus that make each event (and each bite!) feel totally unique. For the Love of Food and Drink is the vision of Wendy and her now-husband and amazing cook, Bill Irish, who met in the early stages of dating and instantly knew they had to combine forces. The rest is history, as they say: The husband-wife duo has successfully expanded from a small mixology and catering company offering backyard weddings to an events planning company and two cafes that, together, employ more than a dozen people and offer a full range of services. The co-founder of her local chapter of the Women’s Business League, Wendy prides herself in collaborating with fellow business owners who also leverage what they love, and has a legacy for cultivating both mutual business partnerships and friendships through genuine connection. When Wendy is not running events with clipboard in hand, she enjoys playing in her flower garden, nurturing her house plants, basking in the sunshine -- and bringing together family and friends over (you guessed it) food and drink.

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.

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 investment 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!