Elizabeth has an array of public relations and marketing expertise through her extensive experiences in Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado and New York. Upon settling in Greenwich, CT, she led a real estate development business of building and selling single family homes.
Elizabeth now devotes her time and talents to philanthropic causes and raising her family. She is an active volunteer. Her service includes involvement with World Vision, Fairfield County Chapter Co-Chair and Greens Farms Academy Advisory Council where she is now on the Board of Directors. Elizabeth served on the Parent Association Board of Stanwich School with the role of President in her last year and was an Elder of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich. In 2015 she became a founding board member of Project Blessing, a long-term initiative of Stanwich School that has built a water system and community school in Rwanda. Elizabeth’s passion for global justice compelled her to launch PEHT in 2015.
Elizabeth graduated from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband Robert and their four children, six dogs, two cats and ferret (RIP RIKKI).
Jamie Manirakiza, has over 10 years of experience in the field of anti-human trafficking. Primarily she held several key roles with The Salvation Army. Her longest position was in Greater Philadelphia as Director of Anti Trafficking for the New Day to Stop Trafficking Program. Most notably, Jamie helped to start a drop-in center for women victimized by the commercial sex industry in 2010, incorporating models of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the Sanctuary Model ® for trauma informed care. Jamie also helped to open a residential program for survivors of sex or labor trafficking who were victimized as children or adults in the Greater Philadelphia region. In 2018, Jamie transitioned to work as the Territorial Anti Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for The Salvation Army Eastern Territorial Headquarters in New York. As Territorial Anti Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, she developed, implemented, evaluated, and supported the ongoing growth of direct survivor service programs and coalition building on a regional scale. Jamie has developed effective anti-trafficking programs for survivors who were labor and/or sex trafficked of all demographics, minors and adults, domestic and foreign nationals in her career. Jamie is a adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s Human Trafficking Certificate Program and has consulted on crime victim services for a number of national organizations on promising practices and a trauma informed care.
Jamie is a founding Board of Advisor member for the Villanova University School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Jamie received her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Licensed social worker.
Beth brings her accounting and finance expertise, interests and skills into her work and service to others. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant for Coopers and Lybrand with positions in Boston and Chicago. She then became an Accounting Manager and Assistant Corporate Controller for two large corporations in Los Angeles.
Beth has served over ten years on the Parent Association Boards of her children’s schools while dedicating her service to numerous school committees. She has also volunteered as treasurer or administrator with multiple nonprofit organizations within Greenwich.
Beth graduated from University of Vermont with a BS in Business Administration. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband David and three children.
Susan has worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions, including a leadership position as Program Director of the American Heart Association.
Susan is an active member in her community. She has volunteered at the Americares Free Clinic for the past 25 years. She also serves on the Board of Women of Vision/World Vision of Fairfield County. She is currently the Co-Chair of their Domestic Projects and previously served as Chapter Chair for 2 years. Susan is also involved at her church (Congregational Church of New Canaan). She is committed to serving those whose voices have been silenced — in particular, vulnerable women and children.
Susan holds a BS from the School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. She is a 28-year Darien, CT, resident, where she lives with her husband, Joe and three children.
Nina actively volunteers in a variety of organizations, sharing her skills and vocation through her service to others. For the past 15 years, she has been a Women of Vision Board Member (volunteer arm of World Vision), serving as Child Sponsorship, Education and International Trips Chairs. Nina also served as Senior Deacon and a Hiring and Personnel Committee member at Stanwich Congregational Church, as well as serving on the Executive PTA Board at Parkway School.
While at Fordham, Nina worked as an intern at New York Hospital in White Plains and the Paine Whitney Clinic in New York City. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a human resources professional at Bankers Trust Company.
Nina has a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. She is raising her family in Greenwich, CT.
Scott Abry is currently a Founding Partner and President of Imprint Holdings, a National RIA with the objective of creating a platform that is radically transparent and disruptively priced. Scott brings 32 years of experience in business as a Managing Director and Partner at Oppenheimer and Co., Director of Business Practices, Director of Business Development at Smith Barney and Director of Product and Field Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley. He founded and served as President of Abry Advisors, a national executive recruiting and consulting firm. Prior to Imprint, Scott was the CEO and Founding Partner of Steward Partners Consulting Solutions and a Member of the Board of Directors of Steward Partners Holdings. Scott is leading the effort to launch investment advisory and wealth management firms nationwide based on a “Culture of Caring”, putting clients first and inclusive of all employee ownership. He has helped launch and grow three Christian Advisory firms that focus on Values Based Investing solutions for their clients.
Scott is an active community volunteer, serving Westhill High School, American University and as a Facilitator at the Den for Grieving Kids. Scott is an Elder at Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank NJ serving on the Missions Committee, the Outreach Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Scott holds a BS in Finance and International Business from American University. He lives in Rumson NJ, with his wife of 33 years, Christine, they have four daughters and a grandchild.
Shereen is a civil rights attorney at Children’s Rights, a national nonprofit committed to holding governments accountable for the health and safety of system-involved youth, including youth impacted by child welfare, juvenile justice, education and health care systems. Prior to joining Children’s Rights in 2019, Shereen spent the duration of her legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served as an Assistant General Counsel for The School District of Philadelphia, primarily representing the District in special education matters and as a Child Advocate Attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she provided direct representation to children involved in the child welfare system. As a Child Advocate, Shereen also represented victims of human trafficking in Philadelphia's Juvenile Human Trafficking Court. Before her work in the nonprofit sphere, she was a Commercial Litigation and Family Law Associate at a Philadelphia law firm.
During and after law school, Shereen devoted a significant amount of her time to community service and pro bono work. She earned a J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2009 and received her B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Duke University. Shereen devoted a number of years to the Duke Alumni and Duke Black Alumni Associations, in various Board positions.
Shereen lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two sons and volunteers with the children's ministry of their church.
Susie Copley currently works as Marketing Project Manager for PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. She has 15+ years of industry experience in areas as diverse as aviation, B2B insurance, petrochemicals and financial services.
Her volunteer experience includes several positions related to her children’s educational institutions, as well as serving as the Communications Director for The Partnership which collaborated with the Larchmont/ Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force. Additionally, she served on the Selection Committee to Identify Candidates for the Mamaroneck School Board.
Susie holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in International Finance from the University of Houston. She lives in Stamford, CT with her three children and her beloved golden retriever and her cat.
Julia is a Consultant in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., working to analyze the cost-effectiveness and optimal allocation of nutrition interventions at the country and global level. Past research topics include the inter-generation impact of HIV/AIDS, health program evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis. She also served as a research associate at the Population Council and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.
Julia holds a BA from Emory University, a PhD in Health Economics from Yale University and an MPA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT, with her husband and five children.
Elise is a devoted whole person coach and experiential marketing consultant. As an innovative and collaborative project director, focused on empowering individuals and building connected teams, she has extensive experience with an array of organizations, programs and brands.
Elise is particularly engaged in matters impacting the elderly, women and children. She was a 2018 speaker on aging at ACI’s National Women Health Conference. Current volunteer involvement includes Marketing Committee for New York City Parks Foundation; Committee Member of St. Jude Hope and Heritage Gala, Parish Council President at the Church of the Virgin Mary.
Elise is an Executive and Organizational Coach through Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program. She is currently studying integrated nutrition and somatic, mindful practices. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and looks forward to bringing a dog into her home.
Julie began her career serving children and families as a school psychologist working both as a private consultant in Connecticut, and in the New York School System. Julie then decided to devote time to raising her three children, and two dogs.
For over a decade, she has served in a variety of leadership roles in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Currently, she is a mentor, guiding spiritual development for team leaders. Julie also serves with Person to Person in the mobile food truck. She enjoys her online business and is leading women’s retreats to the Caribbean. Julie is on the Board of Directors for the National Charitable Endowment, which provides donors with the most efficient, flexible, and cost-effective models in the market space. She has coordinated small groups and raised awareness and educated the public with LOVE146, a non-profit working to end modern day slavery.
Julie lives in Darien, CT, with her husband, Dominic and their three children .
Jo is the Global Head of Product Oversight at Bloomberg, LP where she has been employed since 2000 and has held a great number of management and global leadership positions. In her current role, she utilizes her vast management, technology and financial markets experience to solve customer issues across all of Bloomberg's product suites. Throughout her career, she has been tasked with development and operations of new strategic product and business groups.
Jo is passionate about helping youth achieve their goals. She is an active mentor with I-Mentor, Bloomberg Start-up Programs, and serves as the Bloomberg Training Corporate Coordinator for Girls Who Invest. She and her husband are raising their boys with a focus on service. They spend time volunteering as a family at the Common Pantry, Bloomberg Philanthropy events and with their trained therapy dog at many nursing homes on the Upper West Side.
Jo has an MS from Fordham Graduate School of Business where she is an Adjunct Faculty Member. She serves as a Eucharist Minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish and is Board President for the Hermitage Condominium Association. She lives in Manhattan with husband Jim, their two sons and their dog, Lucky.
Sharon currently serves at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Her deep knowledge of the sex trafficking landscape, and her compassion for those living in profoundly difficult circumstances will be invaluable as we focus on creating a long-term residential recovery program.
Sharon survived 50 years of human trafficking, domestic violence, and addiction. She now lives in Connecticut, pursuing a life free of addiction, misery, and trafficking. Sharon was first sold into human trafficking by her mother at the age of six. She left New England as a young adult, spending 28 years on the streets in Miami. Sharon returned to Connecticut and "God restored my life". This month she celebrates five years of clean and sober living. Sharon actively supports young women on the streets and will assist PEHT as we begin street outreach to victims in our area.