Board of Directors 2017-11-30T05:43:38+00:00

Meet Our Team

Cassie Yde
Cassie YdeBoard Chair
Cassie is President of The Television Syndication Company, an entertainment company. Her life changed when her husband, business partner and best friend Bob, passed away on December 18, 2006 after a long batter with melanoma. Three years ago she found herself sitting at the same table with MWC Founder, Carolyn Moor, at a documentary premiere. As Carolyn shared her story and told Cassie about her work with forming MWC, Cassie new they were kindred spirits.
and that she would be involved in MWC.
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Carolyn Moor
Carolyn MoorExecutive Director
Carolyn Moor is a professional residential interior designer, Modern Widows Club 501c3 nonprofit Founding Director and a global leader in social innovation, education and advocacy for widows. The grassroots idea for Modern Widows Club was born in 2011 and started in Carolyn’s home by mentoring two widows. She’s spearheading and inspiring a new generation of widows to become empowered mentors, leaders and advocates making a positive impact on local communities globally. She has been featured in many media outlets as she is a subject matter expert in bereavement, grief, resilience, growth and empowerment for widows.
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Renee Burke
Renee BurkeBoard Secretary
Renee is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Mt. Dora, Florida and is married with 2 wonderful sons. Renee’s passion for Modern Widows Club stems from her connection with the Founder Carolyn Moor. As a 17-year old senior in high school, she started helping with Carolyn’s two daughters. She lived with Carolyn as her full time nanny and saw first hand all of the challenges and heart ache that Carolyn experienced… also seeing the progress she made year after year.
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Linda Neuman
Linda NeumanBoard Treasurer
Linda is the President and founded Neuman & Company, P.A. in 1997. She has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and is very passionate about her work. She has been married for 35 years and has two grown sons. Linda met Carolyn shortly after she became widowed in 2000, and have helped her navigate her accounting. She knows how valuable an organization like MWC is for widows and their extended family and with many widowed clients.
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David Pilcher
David PilcherBoard Member
David has represented clients throughout Central Florida focusing on estate planning using trust, wills and other documents to provide solutions tailored to the needs of each person or family. He currently practices full time at Bogin, Munns and Munns. He was drawn to estate planning at a young age and continued that course until receiving his juris doctorate. It is often the case that he meets clients when they have just lost their spouses and are facing a great number of uncertainties in their life. He has seen a huge difference it makes when those clients have a good support network around them and are able to reconfigure their lives to deal with the loss. He looks forward to serving Modern Widows Club and provide assistance for widows and their families. 
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Joanne Fink
Joanne FinkBoard Member
Joanne Fink, award-winning calligrapher, author, designer & inspirational speaker, spent most of her career developing products for the gift, stationery, craft & faith-based industries. Joanne’s best-selling Zenspirations® books, have inspired people around the globe. In 2011, Her husband of 29 years died unexpectedly of a heart attack, just two days before their son’s 12th birthday. Joanne began journaling as a way of getting through her loss, and included excerpts from her journals in her illustrated memoir, When You Lose Someone You Love. She also co-leads the Seminole County Chapter & hosts monthly MWC meetings in her home.
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Tammy Ebright
Tammy EbrightBoard Member
Tammy Ebright of Kansas City, Missouri is the mother of two great kids, Dakota 14 and Hunter 9. She works as a successful Mortgage Loan Officer and Branch Manager for Eagle Home Mortgage. In November 2012 Tammy’s husband of 9 years passed of a sudden heart attack. Since then she has focused on raising her beautiful son and daughter and living her journey towards recovery and healing. She found Modern Widows Club in December of 2012 and joined her local chapter. She served as the co-leader in Kansas City from 2015-2017, and until recently, served as the Director of Fundraising on our Board of Directors.
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Nancy Spence
Nancy SpenceBoard Member
Nancy has had a diverse career in higher education, business and the nonprofit sector. Volunteering and giving back have been the cornerstone of her personal philosophy. Nancy was married for 15 years to Jerry and they have a daughter adopted from Russia. Following her husband’s unexpected death from a very rare and invasive form of testicular cancer in 2010 she wanted to do something to help widows learn to live fully again. She sought out different groups and ultimately found MWC and felt an immediate connection. She began the Northern Chesapeake Chapter in April 2016. Nancy is now remarried to Michael and she is focused on a future that is built on the foundation of her past but crafted with a new vision for living that captures all the wonderful possibilities ahead.
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Hank Varnell
Hank VarnellBoard Member
Hank has been a design client of Carolyn Moor since 2001. He has followed MWC from the inception and is impressed with its progress. He recently joined the board to work in the area of fundraising and bringing in new resources for us to grow and expand our exposure in the business world. Hank and his wife, Margaret are Ambassadors for our Los Angeles chapter and have developed a relationship with chapter leader, Jen Johnson.
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