My role at Family Reach is: As Family Reach’s Affiliate Manager, I’m responsible for maintaining the organization’s existing relationships with all affiliate partners and managing all of the tasks and activities. This includes all contract coordination, facilitation of weekly calls, communication & follow-up, impact reporting and trouble shooting. I also manage the stewardship of each Affiliate Partnership, ensuring continued growth and expansion on an as needed basis. In addition to my Affiliate Manager responsibilities, I provide support for all of our events, our peer-to-peer programs, and manage our New Jersey Office operations.
Family Reach inspires me because: Of the yearlong struggle my sister Kristine faced during her battle with cancer. Despite facing her own challenges, she thought of others before herself. It was through her vision that our eventual mission was born. The strength, wisdom, selflessness, and compassion she exemplified during her 27 years on this earth will resonate with me forever.
The most unusual thing I’ve done for my job is: As one of the original Family Founders, I’ve been a part of a number of grassroots fundraisers, events, and initiatives. One project that sticks out in my mind is collecting loose change from a fountain in the middle of a mall, bringing it home, cleaning it, and sifting through it on some blankets in the backyard with my kids and parents, counting it, and taking it to the bank for deposit. Charities actually do benefit from all of that change at the mall!
When I’m not at Family Reach, you can find me: At the beach with my family, at the baseball field with my son, at home with my family watching movies or playing Wii, reading with my daughter, or on trips with my buddies. And at the gym, but not as often as I’d like!
Most people don’t know that I: Like to cook.
If I could spend the day with one person, past or present, it would be: My sister Kristine.
One item I’d like to check off my bucket list: Zip-lining.