Verona Fights Hunger Week

Bio

13 Years Experience in Employee Health Insurance Design and Cost Management.  Worked for major employers including:

  • Pfizer.  Oversaw medical plan and other benefits for 70,000 active employees and retirees, annual cost of $500 million.
  • Aetna.  Chief of Staff for Head of Business to Business Marketing.  Strategic planning, strategic marketing, and budget management responsibilities.

Education

  • MBA, Marketing and Finance - New York University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology - University of Pennsylvania

Key Verona Accomplishments

  • Over $100,000 raised for Library, Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, and Forest Avenue SCA.
  • Successfully advocated for library renovation, bringing it up to modern standards.
  • Verona Fights Hunger Week, 7,000 bags of food collected over 6 years.
  • Through the Juniors, created Grove Street Nature Preserve in partnership with Environmental Commission and Verona Historical Society.
  • Increased Forest Avenue School keystone fundraiser by 70%.

Volunteer Leadership

  • Junior Woman’s Club of Verona.  President, Fundraising Vice President, Treasurer, and member since 2011.
  • Verona Fights Hunger Week.  Co-Creator.
  • Friends of the Verona Public Library.  President, 5 years. Advocated for renovation to bring library up to modern standards; raised $40,000.
  • Forest Avenue SCA. Vice President Financial Strategy.
  • Human Needs Food Pantry.  Trustee.
  • Moms Demand Action.  Essex County chapter leader for gun violence prevention.
  • Moms of Verona/Caldwell Playgroup.  Founder.
  • Our Lady of the Lake Church.  Parishioner.