Savvy Women's Alliance Board
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Kristi Marsh Savvy Women's Alliance Founder
Jen Gorke President
Jeanne-Marie Parker Treasurer
Lisa Branagan Secretary
Cindy Luppi Director of Nonprofit Relations
Cindy Luppi is the New England Director of Clean Water Action. She has worked with Clean Water Action since 1994, helping to coordinate a number of coalitions and community-based efforts to reduce pollution and promote a cleaner, more sustainable economy. She sits on a broad range of steering committees and boards, from national chemical reform efforts to local grassroots groups including HealthLink and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. Among other clean energy and climate initiatives, she coordinated the Northeast Clean Power Campaign which successfully pressed for clean-up of the region's biggest industrial polluters, the oldest and most polluting coal and oil-fired power plants in New England. She represents Clean Water Action on the Green Justice Coalition which is dedicated to stimulating green jobs creation in growth sectors such as energy efficiency and providing pathways out of poverty in low-income communities of color in Massachusetts. She also acts as a senior strategist and steering committee member for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national effort dedicated to replacing toxic chemicals in personal care products with safer alternatives. Prior to her work at Clean Water, Cindy coordinated the Cree Speaking Tour for Massachusetts Save James Bay and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic.
Supporting her mom through an 8 year battle with lymphoma has cemented her determination to prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals wherever possible.
Diana Alexander Director of Content
Angel Santos Burres Director of Enrichment
Skeptical. That's how Angel describes herself. For years, she had judged her four vegan cousins from the sidelines, and thought surely one, in particular, had drunk the tofu Kool-Aid. If store-bought and conventional products and food weren't good for us, how could it possibly be sold in the stores? Angel says she needed to be hit over the head with a sledgehammer, which came in the form of breast cancer. Rather than being ecstatic after her "cure" like her friends and family were, Angel was terrified. What if cancer returned? What if she didn't survive this time? She found answers in Kristi's book, Little Changes, and has not stopped sharing what she's learned since. Angel has spent 20 years working for a non-profit and public education organization in a myriad of roles.
Monica Fernandes Director of Organizational Development
From Lisbon, Portugal, Monica Fernandes is a true renaissance woman: Wellness Advocate for doTERRA International, essential oils educator (Evolution Essentials), Reiki Master Teacher (Evolution Reiki) and author.
She holds a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications and is also certified in Integrated Energy Therapy and Environmental Stress Management. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, the Pi Delta Phi Honor Society, founder of the Nomad Writers Group and a past chairperson of the Women's Success Network.
Monica is serving on the Board of the Savvy Women's Alliance as Director of Organizational Development. She lives in North Attleboro, MA, even though she now has three passports and they're all legal!
Michelle Fitzgerald Director of Events
Hannah Gardner Director of Enrichment
Amanda Griffith Director of Public Relations
Amanda applies her broad experience and customer insights to create effective strategies and tactics that deliver results for Savvy. She has mastered the art of public relations and content marketing to deliver valuable, relevant and consistent subject matter and has earned the respect of a large, trusted network of journalists and editors in the healthcare and technology space. Amanda has leveraged her expertise in healthcare and health IT across several accounts over the years, including Heath Tech Hatch, Hello Health, IQMax, HeathEdge, National Health IT week, DoctorBase, Wolters Kluwer Health, Sharebale Inc, IMI Healthcare, eClinicalWorks,
Amanda discovered Savvy after reading Little Changes and meeting Kristi and the rest is history! Amanda is excited to apply her expertise to help Savvy grow and succeed.
Trina Lavoie Director of Chapter Culture
Trina is a mom to a dynamic duo always ready to keep her on her toes. Her passion beyond family is educating others on safer alternatives to what we use in our homes, on and in our bodies and how our choices affect the environment. Trina realized she couldn't be the only one finding it difficult to read labels, research ingredients and truly find a safe solution.
Trina's passion became a full-time mission in 2012. She began sharing and educating others and found a solution in Pure Haven. She currently teaches others how to do the same, taking this mission across the country. She also educates through her group, Talking
Katie Mowatt Director of Chapter Development
Beth Newberry Director of Chapter Culture
Beth began her nontoxic journey when her son was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome at 10 years old. She is currently a team leader with Pure Haven essentials. Prior to sharing her love of nontoxic products with Pure Haven, she held board positions on the Tourette Syndrome Association of Rhode Island, The Woonsocket YMCA, Common Cause of Rhode Island and the Junior League of Rhode Island. Beth is a past President of the Junior League of Rhode Island and still serves in a volunteer capacity at Central Congregational Church in Providence as Stewardship Chair and as a Deacon.
Beth lives in North Smithfield, RI with her husband, Brian. They have three children, Diane (20), Liam (17) and Aidan (13). In her free time, she enjoys yoga, travel,
Beth runs the Providence chapter of Savvvy with co-Ambassador Trina Lavoie.
Kat Peters Director of Brand Relations
Kat is a high energy, positive soul who is passionate about uplifting other's spirits as well as health, Mother Earth, nontoxic foods, and products. She struggled with thyroid issues and Type I diabetes for a number of years. Sick of being sick, she worked with a holistic coach to turn around the inflammation in her body, became vegetarian, reduced gluten and eliminated dairy.
Its been challenging for Kat's 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter to get on board because of all the marketing and big brands, but she's determined to prevent her kids from having two autoimmune diseases like her. Kat strongly believes if kids learn habits of mindfulness with positive affirmations and an attitude of gratitude, they will build resilience and coping skills to help them navigate life. Good habits will give you inner peace and optimal health.
As Savvy's Director of Brand Relations, Kat will highlight brands that appeal to our members, provide affordable options, is accessible to many, while simultaneously reducing exposure to harmful ingredients. Supporting brands that are leading the way moves all of us towards a healthier and safer world. We like to call this the new-mainstream norm.
Erica Schveighoffer Director of Charitable Outreach
Erica has been interested in eco-friendly living since she took an environmental studies class in college, but for many years she mainly read about it always thinking “I should be doing more of this”. She started to incorporate what she had learned into her life after her children were born with both food and chemical sensitivities. She had been buying organic food but had not put much thought into the other products she brought into her home until she read the book “Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. This was a huge eye-opener and helped her to be more conscious of what type of items she was bringing into her home. It can still be a struggle for health, convenience, and affordability, but she attempts to keep everything in balance.
Erica has always felt passionate about helping others. As Savvy’s Director of Charitable Mission, her goal is to bring awareness of the risks of harmful chemicals found in personal care products, food, and our environment, as well as showing ways to incorporate a non-toxic lifestyle to those who are underrepresented in the eco-conscious movement.