I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the board members of project left behind. Although we are currently a small organization, I believe that we have the right people in place to effectively manifest the change that we seek to create. Annotated below is a brief introduction to the four members of the board, whose task is to fulfill the ambitious mission statement of Project Left Behind.
I’ll begin with an introduction to myself. My wife Danielle and I co-founded project left behind. It’s been a dream of ours since we adopted our first son Gregory from the Ukraine in 2002. I am the proud father of two adopted boys from theUkraine. Although the process was scary, uncertain,and emotional, it has proven to be the most impactful part of my life. I cannot imagine how empty my life would be had we not adopted our two boys. I have a B.A. in Political Economy and an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University in New York. I’m a huge Fordham fan-very proud to be an alumnus. Fordham reinforced the value system that my parents taught me growing up and was a stabilizing and challenging force in my life. I am a Naval Officer, currently in the Naval Reserves. Although not exactly conducive to family life, I am honored to serve my country and to be a Naval Aviator. My day job is selling medical devices for Amplatzer Medical Corporation. It is the best job I’ve had since leaving the Navy, permitting me to directly and positively impact patients lives. I am serving as the executive director and treasurer of Project Left Behind. Creating project left behind is a fulfillment of a dream for my wife and I. Thank you for being a part of it.
Danielle LiVolsi is my wife and the co-founder of Project Left Behind. She is serving as the secretary. Danielle is an entrepreneur, the founder of JagRma LLC. Her initial product launch is NuttZo, an organic omega-3 multi-nut butter. She is the best chef I know,creating incredibly nutritious and delicious meals on a daily basis. NuttZo is one of her many popular creations. NuttZo is a proud supporter of Project Left Behind. In her prior life, she was a very successful Sales Executive at a radio station in San Diego, CA. She is also a graduate of Fordham University in New York, receiving her B.S. degree in marketing. I credit Danielle with being the driver for adopting our children from the Ukraine. She is a leader who stands up for what is right and in defense of those who cannot help themselves. I am proud to call her my wife.
Sue Farinacci is Danielle’s bestfriend and former co-worker. She will serve as an officer and voting member on Project Left Behind. Sue has a B.A. degree from Stephen F. Austin University and is the proud mother of 3 great children. In her prior life, Sue was the National Sales Manager at the same radio station in San Diego that Danielle worked for. One of Sue’s greatest strengths is collaborating with Danielle on ‘out of the box’ solutions to whatever problems we’re currently facing. She is as much of a driver as Danielle, and is a trusted advisor and true friend. I trust her implicitly and greatly value her input. She is an essential member of the team that will help Project Left Behind fulfill its mission statement.
Teresa Poulos is my sister and one of the most caring people that I know. She will serve as an officer and voting member on Project Left Behind. Teresa has a B.A. degree from Western Connecticut State University and currently resides in Orlando, FL. She is a Human Resources Executive who also serves on the board of another 501c3 non-profit organization. Teresa was sought out to serve on the board because she brings to the team creative solutions for accomplishing our mission statement. Like the other three members,she is passionate about helping orphans and maximizing Project Left Behinds’ ability to assist orphans throughout the world.
You can be assured that the four of us will work diligently to assist orphans around the globe. This is our passion. We are all non-paid volunteers with a strong desire to help those orphans who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in very difficult circumstances. I am profoundly humbled by your interest and trust in us to carry out our mission statement. Welcome to the journey of our lives.