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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tammy O’Hara is the VP of Sales & Member Relations in the Southeast for Credit Union Executives Society (CUES). Tammy assists in establishing and executing a strategy to grow and foster relationships with existing CUES members and potential members. She met Carolyn over 5 years ago when a friend, Tracy Jackman, interviewed Carolyn about MWC. Tracy is now a funeral director and reminded me about Carolyn. Tammy primarily attends the Seminole County group but has also visited the Orlando group on occasion.
History of the Modern Widows Club Board of Directors:
On September 11, 2015, four women met for the first time as the beginning of the official MWC Board of Directors… Four extraordinary, heart centered and devoted women, who STILL give it their all in every way!!!
It was symbolic to start on Sept 11, because back then in 2011 and still today, I knew it was very, very wrong to leave widows alone without outreach or community in their greatest time of need. Women in widowhood of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds being there for each other, moving forward and reaching back is vital. Especially as they are challenged with all the ongoing secondary losses in the years to come.