I am sharing my story because I’ve been seeing many beautiful souls take their lives because of people who are mean – even brutal. These bullies do not (or will not) open their minds and realize that words hurt! My mission in life is to help people feel beautiful inside and out. I want to help anyone who is having a hard time understand that one-day it WILL BE okay and you will find your way! You will love life and you will understand why you are important to the world. Everyone is important! You are Worth it! You are Strong. You are Powerful.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Freestore 15104, where surplus and donated goods are received and redistributed to neighbors in need. The Freestore aims to eradicate food and clothing insecurity and has inspired 9 spin off locations and the birth of 412 Food Rescue.
After an early work life of commercial fishing on the east coast, Bridget has had a lifelong career with animals. She started working with Hunter / Jumper horses working for notables such as Tiffany Teeter (Traurig) and Harry Duce, in Bucks County, PA.
Bridget is now back at DeCoverly running the kennel, managing the English Setter breeding program, and overseeing all of the training programs DeCoverly offers. Bridget also teaches retriever training classes in addition to training retrievers for the AKC hunt test program.
Ms. Pennsylvania America 2019 is Dr. Mahima Singh. She is a Dental Surgeon(DDS, BDS), former Dental Director at Volunteers in Medicine in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. She is also owner and CEO of a brand new all natural skincare line- Pink Monkey USA, Junior Diploma holder in Kathak form of Indian Classical Dance & Junior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Vocal. When she’s not volunteering, she’s running around with her four children and two Irish Wolfhounds. Her platform is Oral Cancer and oral health awareness.
Born in 1994, Rose Daniels lived a suburban life in Long Island, NY after facing some hardships in her early childhood. Despite the circumstances, she is a caring, honest, humanist bringing wisdom, humour and creative inspiration.
Sarah is the Founder and Executive Director of Serendipity Therapeutic Riding, a non-profit 501(c)(3) facility located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sarah’s philosophy on life, limits, stumbles, and falls mirrors riding a horse: Chin up, heels down, eyes ahead and never, ever give up!
Dress for Success Luzerne County and Linda Armstrong strive to end generational poverty by teaching women how to work and then how to develop their careers. By helping the women in our community develop their skills, they will become sought-after employees and career-oriented members of society.
Cassandra I. Coleman is a Special Advisor to the Office of Governor Tom Wolf. Most recently Cassandra served as Director of Governor Wolf’s Northeast & Central offices. In this role, she was responsible for intergovernmental and constituency services on behalf of the Governor in 28 counties throughout PA.
My name is Lindsey Sutton. I’m also known as “Mama”, “Mommy”, “Ma! The Meatloaf” (thank my husband for that), and Miss Lindsey. I’m the adoptive mother of two strong willed, amazing children and the Director of Education for The Lands at Hillside Farms. My hobbies include tripping over toys, drinking coffee like it is my sole life force, and guessing what the stains on my clothing are from.
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.