"I've been involved with this conference for years, and have never heard a speakers name mentioned so many times..."
Nicole Kamal, MassSTAR Youth Leadership Conference
When I realized how lucky I was to be alive...
and how much time I'd lost, how many opportunities I'd missed, I knew I had to hit the ground running. I had to start living. Everything changed...
"No one could believe that a woman so young, beautiful, and full of life had been through such a traumatic experience. Our participants were so moved and touched by her story that they have asked her to come back and speak again..."
Gail Fortes, Executive Director, YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts
"You gave me the courage to finally leave my abusive relationship. I finally saw what I was going through and realized I deserved more. I hope you realize what a difference you made for me, and I bet so many other students. I can't thank you enough..."
Student, name withheld for privacy, Stonehill College
President and Executive Producer, One Theater Group, Inc.
Board of Directors, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
Chairperson, Southeastern MA Walk to End Alzheimers
Chairperson, Miss New Bedford Scholarship Program
Board of Directors, New Bedford Festival Theatre
Chairperson, YWCA Leading Ladies
SouthCoast Almanac 'Accomplished Woman'
SouthCoast5 Emerging Leader
SouthCoast Woman of the Year Nominee
SouthCoast Serves Volunteer Superstar
YWCA Woman of Distinction; Spirit of Leadership
Miss New Bedford 2009
Miss Massachusetts Top 5 Finalist in 2009 and 2010