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Women Doing Well has added Holly Carpenter as its newest administrative assistant. A native of Nashville, Holly attended The University of Tennessee, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. Prior to Women Doing Well, Holly worked at Sheridan Public Relations in Nashville, where she gained experience in strategic communications, e-marketing strategy, media relations, project management, crisis management, and more. She enjoys developing each client’s unique voice, and communicating it to diverse customer groups in a variety of traditional and digital settings. Holly is one of three girls. She met her husband in Nashville, at a swing dancing joint and last year they quit their jobs to travel to New Zealand, Australia and Africa. They just moved to Orlando three months ago and are expecting their first child in April.
Igniting prayer and seeing God move in significant ways is what fuels Suzanne Chrisman. She believes in the power of prayer and has a passion to pray for God’s heartbeat of generosity to move across our nation. With more than 16 years experience in prayer leadership, Suzanne has served with organizations such as Moms in Prayer, National Day of Prayer, and National Christian Foundation Colorado as their Chief Prayer Officer. She is a Texas Tech alum and has prior education and experience in hospitality management. She and her husband have three children and currently reside in Kitty Hawk, NC. Suzanne’s purpose statement is “affirming significance.”
Alison supports the Women Doing Well team as a coordinator. Alison graduated from University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Outside of work she enjoys climbing, hiking, and being outdoors. Alison currently resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Chandler.
Tami Kaiser is a strategic and enthusiastic leader, retired from her “first career” as a human resources executive in the hospitality industry. In her “encore career,” she is intent on leveraging her purpose, gifts and experience into work that benefits the Kingdom through civic, church and ministry leadership. She lives with her husband in Orlando, Fla., Tami’s purpose statement is “building confidence.”
Idella spent 32 years with J. D. Edwards (Oracle), a software company giving customers greater control of their business with solutions that adapt to changing business requirements. There she served in various executive leadership roles in areas including customer service, accounting, training, translation and documentation and marketing. In her last position as Vice President, she was responsible for the Customer Advocacy, Global Support Services and Customer Relationship Management teams. She also served on the board of directors of the Independent User Group and served as Chair of the J. D. Edwards Foundation Board. Today, Idella is active in her community and serves on the boards of Generous Giving, Thrive and National Christian Foundation Colorado. Idella is the proud mother of two children and four grandchildren. Her two-word purpose statement is “inspiring joy.”
Kim King served as an attorney and manager in the law department of Exxon Mobil Corporation for over thirty years. She is now pursuing writing and other interests and lives in Houston with her four-legged roommate, Callie. She has served on the boards of various ministries. She loves to learn, write, and teach. Her first book, When Women Give, was released by InterVarsity Press in August 2017. Kim is passionate about helping women fulfill their purpose to the glory of God. Her purpose statement is “bringing clarity.”
Judy Nelson Lewis is a strategic and creative thinker who has worked with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) for 25 years. Her primary work was in publishing and communications for the ministry, specifically as editor in chief of Worldwide Challenge magazine. She was also a special assistant to both Cru presidents in strategic, global communications. Today, she works in communication and donor development for Cru global. Judy lives in Atlanta with her husband Bob and loves to bike and read (not at the same time). Her purpose statement is “embracing significance.”
Ann McKusick has served as a non-profit executive in development and stewardship with World Vision, Fuller Theological Seminary and National Christian Foundation, as a consultant to Christian foundations and ministries through Giving Ventures and as a volunteer board member. She is the founder of World Vision’s national program, Women of Vision, and a founding partner of Women Doing Well, LLC. Ann lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, Richard. Her purpose statement “awakening purpose.”
Pam Pugh is a collaborative and thoughtful leader and is one of the founders of Women Doing Well. She guides charitable organizations in strategic planning and implementation through her firm, Reaching Forward, LLC. She is deeply motivated by making connections in the generosity space to unleash a wealth of financial resources to further the gospel of Christ. Pam serves as Chairman of the Board for Women Doing Well Initiatives. She lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with her husband and has two daughters. Her purpose statement is “expanding territory.”
Lori M. Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is an operations management consultant for non-profits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, song-writing and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter. Her purpose statement is “imparting wisdom.”
Donna Schumell’s greatest joy comes from helping women to reach their highest potential and to experience abundance in work and life. As the CMO of Redefining Wealth for Women, she has elevated the wealth and leadership capabilities of women and men in industries within the corporate world, small businesses, and entrepreneurial enterprises. Donna’s approach is tactical, practical and heart-focused. Her style is direct, humorous, and results-focused. She and her husband Bill live in the booming metropolis of North Lake, Wisconsin. They have one cherished son, Josh. Donna’s purpose statement is “inspiring hope.”
Mary serves as Generous Giving and Women Doing Well’s Event and Program manager and is responsible for the planning and execution of our national and regional events. She joined the team in 2012 after 10 years of spa management and event planning. She is passionate about bringing people together for transformational experiences. Mary and her husband, Bryan, live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with their three children where they enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in the nature around them. Her two word purpose statement is “Liberating Greatness”.
Lacie Stevens is responsible for interacting with givers and facilitating events. Lacie served as a financial advisor for 23 years, advising clients on how to grow and use their wealth wisely. Most recently, she was a part of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. In 2007, Lacie attended her first Generous Giving event where she discovered her passion for the message of generosity and her increased joy in giving and serving. She volunteers with Joni and Friends, as a praise and worship leader. Lacie resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with her two sons. Her purpose statement is “igniting joy.”
Mary Tomlinson is a high-energy motivator who is passionate about encouraging individuals and implementing change. With over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience, including 18 years at Disney, she has a real-world perspective on what is achievable in business and life. As president of On-Purpose Partners, Mary works with businesses, non- profits and government organizations and with individuals from many walks of life, helping each achieve greater purpose and focus. She lives in Wake Forest, N.C., with her husband and is a happy Grandma to two granddaughters. Her purpose statement is “inspiring hope.”
Emily brings a variety of skills to the Women Doing Well team. With a background in marketing, non-profit fundraising and entrepreneurship, Emily brings 10 years of experience to the communications and marketing team. Emily also serves as Director of Communications for Generous Giving.
Her adventures prior to joining Women Doing Well / Generous Giving include serving as partner and CMO of an NYC-based financial start-up and working as Associate Director of Generosity at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. When not creating content, or cultivating generosity, you will likely find her traveling, enjoying the outdoors or searching for a perfect cup of coffee. Emily holds degrees from University of Oxford, UK (MBA, 2013) and Princeton University (Behavioral Decision Making, Psychology, 2006).
For the past 25 years, Julie has been a visionary strategist and communication specialist. After graduating with a degree in journalism from Boston University, she landed the highly competitive job as an NBC Page in New York City, the same year she became a follower of Christ through the ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. She spent 13 years as a start-up team builder with Priority Associates, a ministry of CRU, and helped launch Revolve, a national tour and conference for teenage girls, which attracted over 38,000 attendees in its first season. In her role as President of Women Doing Well, she gets to engage her passion for women and leadership with her purpose “cultivating change.” Julie and her husband, Gary, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their daughter, Ella.
Janice C. Worth is President of Anushka, Inc., and has had numerous entrepreneurial endeavors including international retailing and mass marketing on QVC and Infomercials. In 2004, she sold her companies to Advanced Aesthetics Inc. and served as Senior Vice President and Director of Aesthetic Market Expansion. Today, her spa business includes a facility in the Palm Beaches, and a consulting business, which runs country club spas. She is on the board of Generous Giving and the National Christian Foundation New York affiliate, Global Ambassador of the We Want More Ministry, as well as the advisory board of New York City RUF Ministry and involved with Redeemer City to City. She has a a son in college and her purpose statement is “expanding territory.”