About Our President

In 2004, when Betsy was just 13 years old, her mother, Mary Ann Wasil, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the next four years, Mary Ann worked tirelessly to start The Get In Touch Foundation, which received its official 501(c)(3) non-profit status in January of 2008.

Betsy was there from the start. At age 17, she was a Founding Board Member. Through her time in high school and her undergraduate studies, she worked alongside her mom at major fundraising events for the organization in Connecticut, California, and Virginia, while also mentoring the Get In Touch Youth Ambassadors.

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2013, with a degree in Anthropology, Betsy accepted a fellowship at a boarding school in England where she taught various subjects and gained a global perspective on economics, health, and women, through her travels when not teaching. This ignited a passion around global health and wellness, which lead her to her graduate studies. In 2016, she petitioned for and earned a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. Her thesis is entitled, “Empowerment Through Decision-Making: Patriarchal Society’s Effect on Women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Mutation.”

Throughout the time Betsy was working on her thesis, she was also working part-time as the Operations Coordinator at The Get In Touch Foundation.  Then, in February of 2016, The Get In Touch Board of Directors voted to have Betsy step up as Acting President to fulfill the duties her mom could no longer tend to, due to her declining health.  Just three months later, after Mary Ann’s passing, Betsy transitioned into the role of President.

Betsy feels as though every step of her life up to this point has prepared her for this role as President of The Get In Touch Foundation and looks forward to carrying on her mother’s mission. Her enthusiasm for this work is inherent and her passion contagious. Betsy’s commitment to The Get In Touch Foundation’s vision of saving lives through global breast health education and advocacy is fundamentally who she is.

About Our President

In 2004, when Betsy was just 13 years
old, her mother, Mary Ann Wasil, was
diagnosed with breast cancer. Over
the next four years, Mary Ann
worked tirelessly to start
The Get In Touch Foundation,
which received its official
501(c)(3) non-profit status
in January of 2008.

Betsy was there from the start. At age 17, she was a Founding Board Member. Through her time in high school and her undergraduate studies, she worked alongside her mom at major fundraising events for the organization in Connecticut, California, and Virginia, while also mentoring the Get In Touch Youth Ambassadors.

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2013, with a degree in Anthropology, Betsy accepted a fellowship at a boarding school in England where she taught various subjects and gained a global perspective on economics, health, and women, through her travels when not teaching. This ignited a passion around global health and wellness, which lead her to her graduate studies. In 2016, she petitioned for and earned a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. Her thesis is entitled, “Empowerment Through Decision-Making: Patriarchal Society’s Effect on Women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Mutation.”

Throughout the time Betsy was working on her thesis, she was also working part-time as the Operations Coordinator at The Get In Touch Foundation.  Then, in February of 2016, The Get In Touch Board of Directors voted to have Betsy step up as Acting President to fulfill the duties her mom could no longer tend to, due to her declining health.  Just three months later, after Mary Ann’s passing, Betsy transitioned into the role of President.

Betsy feels as though every step of her life up to this point has prepared her for this role as President of The Get In Touch Foundation and looks forward to carrying on her mother’s mission. Her enthusiasm for this work is inherent and her passion contagious. Betsy’s commitment to The Get In Touch Foundation’s vision of saving lives through global breast health education and advocacy is fundamentally who she is.

About Our Founder

It all started February 4th, 2004, when Mary Ann Wasil found a lump on her left breast. From that moment on, her life would never be the same again. While her cancer diagnosis was devastating, it was the catalyst to the creation of The Get In Touch Foundation®.

Mary Ann being a mother of three, felt it was important to arm and equip her children with all the information they needed to be informed and strong, just like she was. That meant sitting her two daughters down and teaching them how to do breast self-exams at ages 12 and 13.

Mary Ann then wondered how every other girl was learning this potentially life-saving skill, and found that nothing existed. So over coffee and donuts with a friend, the idea of The Get In Touch Foundation and the Daisy Wheel were born. This meant collaborating with medical professionals, hosting focus groups with girls in grades 5-12, and reaching out to local businesses in the community for support and funding of this educational tool that would teach breast self-exams. By striving to put a Daisy Wheel in the hands of every girl around the world, she realized her vision was to save lives through global breast health education.

Mary Ann then wondered how every other girl was learning this potentially life-saving skill, and found that nothing existed. So over coffee and donuts with a friend, the idea of The Get In Touch Foundation and the Daisy Wheel were born. This meant collaborating with medical professionals, hosting focus groups with girls in grades 5-12, and reaching out to local businesses in the community for support and funding of this educational tool that would teach breast self-exams. By striving to put a Daisy Wheel in the hands of every girl around the world, she realized her vision was to save lives through global breast health education.

In 2008, the first 5,000 Daisy Wheels were rolled off the presses, and just about a year later, the Get In Touch Girls’ Program was launched to the world. Mary Ann was launched almost immediately into a new profession, from being a former police officer, model, actress, and working for the Catholic Church, she was now a public speaker, breast health advocate, feminist, and Founder, CEO and President of The Get In Touch Foundation.

Mary Ann was fortunate enough to be cancer free for 6 years, poured her heart and soul into her family, expanded the Get In Touch Foundation, and traveled the world, always spreading her philosophy of choosing joy, every day.

Then in 2012, Mary Ann had a stage-four metastatic breast cancer recurrence, but her commitment to The Get In Touch Foundation and it’s mission never wavered. She always said, “As long as I am here, I am going to spend every single moment educating everyone on the importance of breast health.”

Sadly in April of 2016, Mary Ann passed away. However, her passion, legacy, and life-giving mission live on through her 3 children, and as she would say, her “fourth child,” The Get In Touch Foundation, because every day, HOPE LIVES!

"A Diary Of Healing" Book Cover, By Mary Ann Wasil

A Diary of Healing is Mary Ann’s open and honest account of her intense and meaningful life with breast cancer. Her book is available on Amazon.
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In 2008, the first 5,000 Daisy
Wheels were rolled off the
presses, and just about a year
later, the Get In Touch Girls’
Program was launched to
the world. Mary Ann was
launched almost immediately
into a new profession, from
being a former police officer,
model, actress, and working
for the Catholic Church, she
was now a public speaker, breast
health advocate, feminist, and Founder,
CEO and President of The Get In Touch Foundation.

Mary Ann was fortunate enough to be cancer free for 6 years, poured her heart and soul into her family, expanded the Get In Touch Foundation, and traveled the world, always spreading her philosophy of choosing joy, every day.

Then in 2012, Mary Ann had a stage-four metastatic breast cancer recurrence, but her commitment to The Get In Touch Foundation and it’s mission never wavered. She always said, “As long as I am here, I am going to spend every single moment educating everyone on the importance of breast health.”

Sadly in April of 2016, Mary Ann passed away. However, her passion, legacy, and life-giving mission live on through her 3 children, and as she would say, her “fourth child,” The Get In Touch Foundation, because every day, HOPE LIVES!

"A Diary Of Healing" Book Cover, By Mary Ann Wasil

A Diary of Healing is Mary Ann’s open and honest account of her intense and meaningful life with breast cancer. Her book is available on Amazon.
Buy Now

A Diary of Healing

Christopher Cappozziello tells the story of Mary Ann Wasil in his TIME Magazine photo journalism essay, “A Diary of Healing.”

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A Diary of Healing

Christopher Cappozziello tells the story of Mary Ann Wasil in his TIME Magazine photo journalism essay, “A Diary of Healing.”

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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a talented, diverse, and committed group of individuals who share a common passion for breast health education. Learn about their backgrounds and what they contribute to the organization here.

Celeste Lohrenz

Celeste Lohrenz

Board Chair

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Board Member

Celeste Lohrenz is a Vice President and Group Manager for The Milford Bank. She brings over 28 years of banking / financial experience to The Get In Touch Foundation, assisting the Foundation in reaching their goal of global health education and advocacy for young women.

Celeste is a lifelong resident of Milford, CT, who is strongly committed to supporting her community. Celeste’s past and present volunteer roles include youth mentor, Rotarian, Chamber of Commerce member, United Way of Milford – Leader-on-Loan; she currently sits on the board of The Stratford Community Fund and Beth-El Center, Milford. Celeste is a self-proclaimed gourmet cook who enjoys motor sports, golf, traveling, and being tall.

Celeste

Lohrenz

Board Chair
Lucia Aschettino

Lucia Aschettino

Vice Chairman

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Board Member

Lucia Aschettino currently serves as Vice Chairperson of The Get In Touch Foundation Board after serving as Board Chair for two years. She has held roles in information technology e-business and marketing at both Pitney Bowes Inc. and New Haven Savings Bank. Lucia also previously taught at Albertus Magnus College in the New Dimensions Program.

Lucia holds various certifications in health information technology. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Haven with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration from UNH. From 2010 to 2016 Lucia served as Secretary on the CT Permanent Commission of Women Status. She has now transitioned to serving as a board member for the CT Permanent Commission of Status of Women, Education Fund Inc. Additionally she serves on the board of Christian Counseling Family and Life Center, as a Member at Large.

Lucia is the proud mother of two independent successful daughters and knows first hand the impact of breast cancer as her own mother is a breast cancer survivor. Lucia is extremely passionate about working on initiatives that educate & empower young girls and women of all ages.

Lucia

Aschettino

Vice Chairman
Frank Duffin

Frank Duffin

Secretary

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Board Member

Frank Duffin is a partner in Wiggin and Dana’s Corporate Practice Department and is chair of the Trademark Group. Mr. Duffin’s practice focuses on assisting clients in the development, protection and exploitation of their trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary works.

Formerly a Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Duffin practices all aspects of domestic and international trademark law, trade name and domain name matters. Mr. Duffin counsels clients on clearance, procurement, and maintenance of their trademarks, providing strategic planning and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. As part of the global management of client’s portfolios, Mr. Duffin coordinates and oversees all phases of international litigations, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, including proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Duffin also advises clients on enforcement and policing of their proprietary rights, including domain name disputes, coordination of investigations of potential infringers, risk/benefit analysis concerning actions against potential infringers, implementation of effective enforcement strategies, negotiating settlement and coexistence agreements, licenses and other creative methods of resolving conflicts. Mr. Duffin graduated with a B.A. from Central Connecticut State University. He received his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, currently known as Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity.

Frank

Duffin

Secretary
Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago

Treasurer

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Board Member

A Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator for The Milford Bank, Jorge is also an instructor with the Center for Financial Training, and brings a passionate interest in community and collaboration to the board of The Get In Touch Foundation. A resident of Milford, this father of two young children, ages 14 and 10, is committed to community and education. Jorge is the current Vice President of The Boys & Girls Club of Milford, as well as a volunteer with Sterling House Community Center, and a member of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. Jorge is excited to join the board of The Get In Touch Foundation, and looks forward to the growth of the organization as its mission reaches all corners of the globe, “changing the world one girl at a time.”

Jorge Santiago

Treasurer
Wanda Carlson

Wanda Carlson

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Wanda Carlson is passionate about her profession as an Insurance and Financial Services Agent with State Farm Insurance. Wanda began her career at State Farm in March of 1993. She started in Oaks, PA as an Auto Claim Representative. Wanda has had various insurance operation experiences which included being a Life/Health Underwriter in Ballston Spa, NY, and a Human Resources Specialist in Suffern, NY. Wanda is currently a State Farm Insurance/Financial Services Agent in Milford, CT and has owned and operated her own business since December of 2003.

Additionally Wanda serves as a board member of the United Way of Milford, the Milford Network of Executive Women, the Visiting Nurses Association of South Central CT, and The Get In Touch Foundation. She also participates in the community as a member of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce; member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA); and member of Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities.

Founder, Mary Ann Wasil, was not just a client of Wanda’s, but also a friend. When Wanda’s mother passed away from lung cancer, Mary Ann’s presence was a source of light during this personal hardship

Wanda is a proud wife, mother, and mother in law. Her husband, John, currently works in her agency as the Office Manager. Her daughter, Regina, is living and working in FL. Her son, Daniel, is currently serving in the US Navy in VA on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Daniel’s wife Jessica lives in upstate NY and is waiting for Daniel’s return to civilian life in 2018.

Wanda

Carlson

Board of Directors
Jim Ferris

Jim Ferris

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Jim Ferris was introduced to the wonderful world of Mary Ann Wasil and The Get In Touch Foundation in the Fall of 2012. Jim was the co-coordinator and Emcee of the New York City debut of The Get In Touch Foundation’s Pretty in Pink-Women of Strength- Cocktail Cabaret. A former graduate of St. Joseph High School and Sacred Heart University, Jim is a professional actor currently residing in Maplewood, NJ and performing eight shows a week on Broadway in Disney’s, The Lion King. In a nutshell, “I have never been so passionate about any cause like the objectives, drive and heart of The Get In Touch Foundation. Tell me what you need from me and I will give you magic!”

Jim

Ferris

Board of Directors
Maria Koppy

Maria Koppy

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Maria Koppy's background in Business and Communications has benefited the many clients she served in her years as a Business Consultant, and now in her full-time role as Director of Corporate Development and Communications at Prime Resources, a leading nationwide supplier of promotional products. Maria's strong organizational skills, business acumen and drive contribute to her ability to lend structure and health to organizations. This approach is balanced by her deep commitment to making the world a better place by creating environments where people feel valued, respected and appreciated for their unique gifts and contributions. Her efforts are always complimented by her ability to infuse creativity, craft meaningful messaging and ensure a personal touch.

In addition to her achievements applying herself in the workplace, Maria has served on numerous boards, supported community programming, and contributed countless volunteer hours to causes, primarily focused on youth and in support of the advancement of women and girls.

It was the effervescent passion of The Get In Touch Foundation’s founder, Mary Ann Wasil that drew Maria, her husband Ted, and their two daughters to be supporters of The Get In Touch Foundation. As a Milford family, it is a privilege to share in the ongoing mission of The Get In Touch Foundation, in honor of all daughters, sisters, girlfriends, mothers and women.

Maria

Koppy

Board of Directors
Eileen E.M. Scully

Eileen E.M. Scully

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Eileen Scully is Founder and CEO of The Rising Tides, a global consulting firm that advises clients on making the workplace better for women.

In her 20+ years working in and around the research and advisory field, she has worked with and for an impressive list of companies and clients. In doing so, she has learned from some of the smartest leaders anyone could ever hope to know, and witnessed first-hand the growth of a dynamic and fascinating industry.

She has also had the good fortune to work beside some great leaders, and some fantastic mentors. It is from these individuals that her passion for strengthening the roles women can play in each other’s success grew. As women, not only are the demands on professional lives extending but as our personal lives are continuing to flourish, she believes we need to move closer to a business culture that appropriately supports both. She believes we need to help each other get to a place where the work/family debate is behind us.

In June of 2016, she was honored to be invited by the Obama White House to participate in the United State of Women, one of five thousand global advocates for women and girls. Much of her free time is spent working with these phenomenal organizations: - The Get In Touch Foundation, on whose board she has proudly served since 2010. - The Innovadores Foundation, where she serves as an advisor working with the next generation of Cuban innovators to solve their country's most challenging problems.

Eileen

E.M. Scully

Board of Directors
Annie Santo

Annie Santo

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Annie Santo is the Vice President of Global Marketing for Guess Watches based in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is a seasoned marketing executive with over 25 years in brand positioning, advertising, public relations, and sales execution.

Annie spearheaded the partnership of Guess Watches and The Get In Touch Foundation in 2014 to raise the awareness of The Get In Touch Foundation's mission on a global level. The professional and personal connection she shared with Mary Ann led to great ideas on how to create a bigger conversation on this life-saving mission. She has a philanthropic passion which includes participation in several non-profit organizations that support health, education, and women’s rights. With a history of breast cancer in her family including her mother who is a 25-year survivor, she is committed to programs which educate others about the importance of early detection and breast health. She is the proud mother of two daughters who she strives to empower as young women who can make a difference. Annie resides in Milford with her husband Ron and daughters Sara and Emily.

Annie

Santo

Board of Directors
Jamie Weber

Jamie Weber

Board of Directors

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Board Member

Jamie Weber is a teacher, mother and supporter of breast health awareness. Jamie became an advocate after her mother died at age 51 shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Jamie’s daughter was born on her mother’s 50th birthday which she saw as a sign to keep the legacy of her mother alive not just for her daughter but for everyone.

Jamie served as a Komen ambassador for several years, spearheading fundraising activities in all the schools she has worked in. After her daughter was taught the Daisy Wheel in her middle school years, Jamie realized she wanted to do more on the local level. She never realized it’s headquarters was Milford!

Jamie wanted to become a member of The Get In Touch Foundation after attending the “Pretty In Pink” Brunch and hearing founder, Mary Ann, speak for the last time. She was touched by Mary Ann’s selflessness even in the face of adversity. However, Jamie wasn’t sure what talents she could possibly bring to the Foundation so she didn’t apply. After learning about the legislation that would be passed mandating that all schools include reaching breast health awareness, Jamie realized she could use her experiences as a teacher and professional development presenter to assist The Get In Touch Foundation in spreading their message in Connecticut schools and beyond.

Jamie

Weber

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a talented, diverse,
and committed group of individuals who share
a common passion for breast health education.
Learn about their backgrounds and what they
contribute to the organization here.

Celeste Lohrenz,

Celeste Lohrenz,

Board Chair

Celeste Lohrenz is a Vice President and Group Manager for The Milford Bank. She brings over 28 years of banking / financial experience to The Get In Touch Foundation, assisting the Foundation in reaching their goal of global health education and advocacy for young women.

Celeste is a lifelong resident of Milford, CT, who is strongly committed to supporting her community. Celeste’s past and present volunteer roles include youth mentor, Rotarian, Chamber of Commerce member, United Way of Milford – Leader-on-Loan; she currently sits on the board of The Stratford Community Fund and Beth-El Center, Milford. Celeste is a self-proclaimed gourmet cook who enjoys motor sports, golf, traveling, and being tall.

Lucia Aschettino,

Lucia Aschettino,

Vice Chairman

Lucia Aschettino currently serves as Vice Chairperson of The Get In Touch Foundation Board after serving as Board Chair for two years. She has held roles in information technology e-business and marketing at both Pitney Bowes Inc. and New Haven Savings Bank. Lucia also previously taught at Albertus Magnus College in the New Dimensions Program.

Lucia holds various certifications in health information technology. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Haven with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration from UNH. From 2010 to 2016 Lucia served as Secretary on the CT Permanent Commission of Women Status. She has now transitioned to serving as a board member for the CT Permanent Commission of Status of Women, Education Fund Inc. Additionally she serves on the board of Christian Counseling Family and Life Center, as a Member at Large.

Lucia is the proud mother of two independent successful daughters and knows first hand the impact of breast cancer as her own mother is a breast cancer survivor. Lucia is extremely passionate about working on initiatives that educate & empower young girls and women of all ages.

Frank Duffin,

Frank Duffin,

Secretary

Frank Duffin is a partner in Wiggin and Dana’s Corporate Practice Department and is chair of the Trademark Group. Mr. Duffin’s practice focuses on assisting clients in the development, protection and exploitation of their trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary works.

Formerly a Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Duffin practices all aspects of domestic and international trademark law, trade name and domain name matters. Mr. Duffin counsels clients on clearance, procurement, and maintenance of their trademarks, providing strategic planning and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. As part of the global management of client’s portfolios, Mr. Duffin coordinates and oversees all phases of international litigations, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, including proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Duffin also advises clients on enforcement and policing of their proprietary rights, including domain name disputes, coordination of investigations of potential infringers, risk/benefit analysis concerning actions against potential infringers, implementation of effective enforcement strategies, negotiating settlement and coexistence agreements, licenses and other creative methods of resolving conflicts. Mr. Duffin graduated with a B.A. from Central Connecticut State University. He received his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, currently known as Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity.

Jorge Santiago,

Jorge Santiago,

Treasurer

A Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator for The Milford Bank, Jorge is also an instructor with the Center for Financial Training, and brings a passionate interest in community and collaboration to the board of The Get In Touch Foundation.

A resident of Milford, this father of two young children, ages 14 and 10, is committed to community and education. Jorge is the current Vice President of The Boys & Girls Club of Milford, as well as a volunteer with Sterling House Community Center, and a member of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. Jorge is excited to join the board of The Get In Touch Foundation, and looks forward to the growth of the organization as its mission reaches all corners of the globe, “changing the world one girl at a time.”

Wanda Carlson,

Wanda Carlson,

Board of Directors

Wanda Carlson is passionate about her profession as an Insurance and Financial Services Agent with State Farm Insurance. Wanda began her career at State Farm in March of 1993. She started in Oaks, PA as an Auto Claim Representative. Wanda has had various insurance operation experiences which included being a Life/Health Underwriter in Ballston Spa, NY, and a Human Resources Specialist in Suffern, NY. Wanda is currently a State Farm Insurance/Financial Services Agent in Milford, CT and has owned and operated her own business since December of 2003.

Additionally Wanda serves as a board member of the United Way of Milford, the Milford Network of Executive Women, the Visiting Nurses Association of South Central CT, and The Get In Touch Foundation. She also participates in the community as a member of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce; member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA); and member of Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities.

Founder, Mary Ann Wasil, was not just a client of Wanda’s, but also a friend. When Wanda’s mother passed away from lung cancer, Mary Ann’s presence was a source of light during this personal hardship

Wanda is a proud wife, mother, and mother in law. Her husband, John, currently works in her agency as the Office Manager. Her daughter, Regina, is living and working in FL. Her son, Daniel, is currently serving in the US Navy in VA on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Daniel’s wife Jessica lives in upstate NY and is waiting for Daniel’s return to civilian life in 2018.

Jim Ferris,

Jim Ferris,

Board of Directors

Jim Ferris was introduced to the wonderful world of Mary Ann Wasil and The Get In Touch Foundation in the Fall of 2012. Jim was the co-coordinator and Emcee of the New York City debut of The Get In Touch Foundation’s Pretty in Pink-Women of Strength- Cocktail Cabaret. A former graduate of St. Joseph High School and Sacred Heart University, Jim is a professional actor currently residing in Maplewood, NJ and performing eight shows a week on Broadway in Disney’s, The Lion King. In a nutshell, “I have never been so passionate about any cause like the objectives, drive and heart of The Get In Touch Foundation. Tell me what you need from me and I will give you magic!”

Maria Koppy,

Maria Koppy,

Board of Directors

Maria Koppy's background in Business and Communications has benefited the many clients she served in her years as a Business Consultant, and now in her full-time role as Director of Corporate Development and Communications at Prime Resources, a leading nationwide supplier of promotional products. Maria's strong organizational skills, business acumen and drive contribute to her ability to lend structure and health to organizations. This approach is balanced by her deep commitment to making the world a better place by creating environments where people feel valued, respected and appreciated for their unique gifts and contributions. Her efforts are always complimented by her ability to infuse creativity, craft meaningful messaging and ensure a personal touch.

In addition to her achievements applying herself in the workplace, Maria has served on numerous boards, supported community programming, and contributed countless volunteer hours to causes, primarily focused on youth and in support of the advancement of women and girls.

It was the effervescent passion of The Get In Touch Foundation’s founder, Mary Ann Wasil that drew Maria, her husband Ted, and their two daughters to be supporters of The Get In Touch Foundation. As a Milford family, it is a privilege to share in the ongoing mission of The Get In Touch Foundation, in honor of all daughters, sisters, girlfriends, mothers and women.

Eileen E.M. Scully,

Eileen E.M. Scully,

Board of Directors

Eileen Scully is Founder and CEO of The Rising Tides, a global consulting firm that advises clients on making the workplace better for women.

In her 20+ years working in and around the research and advisory field, she has worked with and for an impressive list of companies and clients. In doing so, she has learned from some of the smartest leaders anyone could ever hope to know, and witnessed first-hand the growth of a dynamic and fascinating industry.

She has also had the good fortune to work beside some great leaders, and some fantastic mentors. It is from these individuals that her passion for strengthening the roles women can play in each other’s success grew. As women, not only are the demands on professional lives extending but as our personal lives are continuing to flourish, she believes we need to move closer to a business culture that appropriately supports both. She believes we need to help each other get to a place where the work/family debate is behind us.

In June of 2016, she was honored to be invited by the Obama White House to participate in the United State of Women, one of five thousand global advocates for women and girls. Much of her free time is spent working with these phenomenal organizations: - The Get In Touch Foundation, on whose board she has proudly served since 2010. - The Innovadores Foundation, where she serves as an advisor working with the next generation of Cuban innovators to solve their country's most challenging problems.

Annie Santo,

Annie Santo,

Board of Directors

Annie Santo is the Vice President of Global Marketing for Guess Watches based in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is a seasoned marketing executive with over 25 years in brand positioning, advertising, public relations, and sales execution.

Annie spearheaded the partnership of Guess Watches and The Get In Touch Foundation in 2014 to raise the awareness of The Get In Touch Foundation's mission on a global level. The professional and personal connection she shared with Mary Ann led to great ideas on how to create a bigger conversation on this life-saving mission. She has a philanthropic passion which includes participation in several non-profit organizations that support health, education, and women’s rights. With a history of breast cancer in her family including her mother who is a 25-year survivor, she is committed to programs which educate others about the importance of early detection and breast health. She is the proud mother of two daughters who she strives to empower as young women who can make a difference. Annie resides in Milford with her husband Ron and daughters Sara and Emily.

Jamie Weber,

Jamie Weber,

Board of Directors

Jamie Weber is a teacher, mother and supporter of breast health awareness. Jamie became an advocate after her mother died at age 51 shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Jamie’s daughter was born on her mother’s 50th birthday which she saw as a sign to keep the legacy of her mother alive not just for her daughter but for everyone.

Jamie served as a Komen ambassador for several years, spearheading fundraising activities in all the schools she has worked in. After her daughter was taught the Daisy Wheel in her middle school years, Jamie realized she wanted to do more on the local level. She never realized it’s headquarters was Milford!

Jamie wanted to become a member of The Get In Touch Foundation after attending the “Pretty In Pink” Brunch and hearing founder, Mary Ann, speak for the last time. She was touched by Mary Ann’s selflessness even in the face of adversity. However, Jamie wasn’t sure what talents she could possibly bring to the Foundation so she didn’t apply. After learning about the legislation that would be passed mandating that all schools include reaching breast health awareness, Jamie realized she could use her experiences as a teacher and professional development presenter to assist The Get In Touch Foundation in spreading their message in Connecticut schools and beyond.