Meet Our Team
It is our deepest honor to be of service to you, enhance your journey and to make the world a better place. If you would like to connect with any of our team members, please contact us here.
Katie is a health care consultant who discovered her passion for environmental health while earning her graduate degree in public health. As a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, she is passionate about protecting our planet and ourselves from harmful toxins. Katie's own experience with cancer has also strengthened her resolve to educate herself and others about the risks of toxic exposure. Her other passions include travel, her beloved Boston sports teams, and pizza.
Katie began working with Savvy Women's Alliance as a volunteer and is thrilled to be in her second year on the board where she focuses on chapter development and improving the chapter experience.
Ari's passion for the environmental sciences began in her first year of college while studying computer programming. It took one mandatory environmental science class and one nutty professor,
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.
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 has recently taken on the position of Function Manager at a local restaurant in Dedham. As a mother to three children (two teenagers and a twenty-one-year-old), one of which has been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Michelle has always been one to research ways to keep her family safe and healthy. A long-time friend of Kristi’s and a constant learner, Michelle is a huge supporter of Kristi and Savvy and took on the role of Savvy’s Director of Events to help find exciting and creative ways to spread the word about Savvy’s mission. Michelle’s personal goal is to continue to learn more about living gluten-free to help her son with his new health challenge.
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, athenahealth, Patient Keeper, McKesson's Practice Partner, Zarb Consulting, Levitate and Misys Healthcare.
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.
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, reading and knitting.
Beth runs the Providence chapter of Savvvy with co-Ambassador Trina Lavoie.
Kat is a high energy, positive soul who is passionate about uplifting
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 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.