ADVISORY BOARD

Mary’s Giving Fund is deeply dependent on and appreciative of the time and energy of the motivated and engaged volunteers comprising The Advisory Board who are scaling Mary’s Giving Fund’s approach to meet an under-filled need among charitable organizations, one program and dozens of children at a time. Their spirit and enthusiasm to continue and advance the cause of giving back to the children in this world is remarkable and worthy of esteem and praise. 

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Pamela T. Abdalla

Pamela and Mary met 30 years ago when their husbands were attorneys together in Pittburgh. They together joined the Pittsburgh Junior League. For Pamela, Mary has always been "my best friend." Community service is a priority for Pamela. For 15 years she has served the local Pittsburgh Salvation Army family homeless shelter and as a member of the Western PA Salvation Army and the National Salvation Army advisory boards. She established a program providing school supplies for children, and volunteers at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Internationally, she established a service organization in Abu Dhabi dedicated to serving migrant laborers and protecting abused domestic workers. She subsequently founded the first International Advisory Board to the Salvation Army representing the Gulf Corporation Countries. Pamela is a 1990 West Virginia University law school graduate and was a Family Law attorney and Hearing Officer/Master in Family Court for 20 years, after which she moved to nonprofit event planning. Most recently Pamela has embraced acrylic painting as her career. Pamela lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Tarek, and their youngest child, Gabriella, 14. Their two adult children, Alexandria and Omar, live and work in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC respectively. 

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Becky Brinich

In true Mary style, the first time we met, she was helping a neighbor in Whispering Trails. We Became acquaninted carpooling for the boy's confirmation classes at St. Peter's Catholic Church; she also volunteered with the program at the church. Over the years, we continued to see each other and somehow, we started to look alike ... I became her doppleganger. When we joined Tequesta Country Club, I was amazed at how friendly everyone was (and is), but reality was everyone thought I was Mary, whom everyone adorned. In the past, I have volunteered on many boards: PTA, PTO, and currently for my neighborhood HOA. For work, I am the Community Association Manager (CAM) which requires me to attend monthly Board meetings. However, I am most excited about the opportunity to volunteer on a charitable Board that honors Mary. My husband, Mark, and I are both from Pittsburgh. I graduated from Purdue University and worked in occupational health before kids. We moved to Jupiter in 2005 with our two boys Mason and Nicholas. I am an avid gardener, master swimmer, trail runner and recently got back to playing golf. 

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Dianna Craven

Dianna had the pleasure of meeting Mary through the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. WhenDianna became President in 2002, she immediately asked Mary to join the Executive Board as her Community VP. Dianna has spent 25 years in sponsorship sales and marketing for non-profits. She currently works for SunFest of Palm Beach County, one of the largest non-profit festivals in the county. Dianna oversees all Marketing, Promotions, and Pre-Event Revenue, raising over $6 Million annually in cash and in-kind services. Dianna is recognized in her field as one of the 290 event professionals as a Certified Festival and Events Executive by the International Festival and Events Association. A native of Palm Beach County, Dianna and her husband, Robert, have two children, Emily and Paige. Dianna is an active community volunteer. 

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Janine Dubauskas

Janine and Mary met through the Junior League of the Palm Beaches (JLPB) in 2002, where Janine served on Mary’s board while Mary was President.  Janine has worked in a variety of roles in marketing, business development, and international operations  at Florida Turbine Technologies (2016 to 2019, Jupiter, FL), OMR Systems (1997 to 1999, Princeton, NJ), Scudder, Stevens & Clark (1991 to 1997, New York, NY), and State Street Bank (1988 to 1991, Boston, MA). She enjoys playing tennis and currently volunteers for a therapeutic horseback riding program. Janine and her husband, Keith, have three children in high school and college.  Janine graduated from Susquehanna University (BA, English, Selinsgrove, PA).  Janine is a lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to the Period Supply Program and the Career Fair for Trades and Industry.

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Martha H. Kuhn

Martha and her husband, Bowie (David), met Mary and Tim in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1989.  They are Maddi’s godparents, and way back when, the Kuhn’s and Reynolds's co-hosted the Kentucky Derby Party in Pittsburgh for many years. Martha is currently a real estate entrepreneur, Treasurer of her church and a House Corporation Board Member of TriDelta.  Martha previously practiced corporate and commercial litigation at Siemens Energy, Inc. (1998 to 2008, Orlando, FL), Westinghouse Electric Co. (1993 to 1998, Pittsburgh, PA) and Buchanan Ingersoll (1989 to1993, Pittsburgh, PA). Martha graduated from University of Houston (JD, 1988, Houston, Texas) and The Ohio State University (BS, 1981, Columbus, OH). Martha and Bowie currently reside in Winter Park, FL, and have two children, Katie, a recent college graduate, and Clay, a freshman in college.  Martha is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to The Banquet of Salem.

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Beth Lettengarver

Beth is a friend of Mary’s through her association with The Pine School where Mary served as a parent, a volunteer, and a member of the Board of Trustees.  Beth is the Director of Admission and Varsity Cross Country Coach at The Pine School (Hobe Sound, FL).  Beth, and her husband, Mike, have one child in college.  Beth graduated from Boston College (BA, 1987, Chestnut Hill, MA).

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Debbie Smith Marquardt

Debbie has been friends with Mary since high school, when they were roommates. Debbie also was able to spend time with Mary in college and during their “launch” jobs in New York City after graduation.  Debbie is a consultant focused on business strategy and marketing, following a 20 year career at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH).  Debbie and her husband, Dan, have two boys in college.  Debbie graduated from Northwestern University (MBA, Marketing, 1992, Evanston, IL), Dartmouth College (AB, Psychology, 1986, Hanover, NH), and Western Reserve Academy (1982, Hudson, OH). Debbie is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to the Service Leader and Mentor Give Back Day.

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Ann K.M. McKean

Ann is Mary’s sister. Ann and her husband, Rob, have two children, Paige and Jackson. Ann is currently the administrator for Sheri Nixon Real Estate (Hilton Head Island, SC).  Previously, Ann was in the education field for thirty years, including as the Director of the First Church Nursery School (2014 to 2020, Swampscott, MA), the Director of Highlands Nursery School (2011 to 2014, Melrose, MA), the Child Watch Coordinator and teaching at the preschool at the Andover/North Andover YMCA (1999 to 2010, Andover, MA), and teaching and ultimately the Dean of Students at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Upper School (1990 to 1996, Bethesda, MD). Ann graduated from The College of Wooster (BA, Sports Science, 1989, Wooster, OH) and Western Reserve Academy (1985, Hudson, OH). Ann is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to Leaders in Training.

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Dawn McMullin

Mary and Dawn were neighbors and enjoyed twenty years together in a local book club. Dawn taught for thirty-one years in Palm Beach County, FL. Experiences in education included teaching in a Title One/Chapter One school, training at Johns Hopkins University to tutor and then facilitate a schoolwide Success For All reading program, administration work as an assistant principal, teaching third grade at a International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, and teaching fourth grade students in exceptional student education (ESE) homerooms. Dawn recently retired to enjoy traveling with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Dawn graduated from University of Florida with a specialization in Reading (M.Ed., 1988, Gainesville, FL). Dawn is a lead contact for Mary's Giving fund to the Career Fair for Trades and Industry.

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Claudette Nys

Claudette and Mary met in 2000 and soon became fast friends enjoying the same Whispering Trails neighborhood book club.  Claudette worked in a variety of public relations jobs which included coordinating special events in Washington, D.C. where she worked at the White House and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  She also worked for United Artists on several movie premieres including Hair, The Empire Strikes Back and Raging Bull.  After moving to Florida in 1982, Claudette spent 20 years as a News and Special Events Producer for WPEC-TV 12 in West Palm Beach.  She has been a Guardian Ad Litem, substitute teacher and a tutor. Claudette became a member of the DAR thanks to Mary’s involvement and encouragement. Claudette is currently a realtor and lives in the Jupiter area with her husband, Michael.  They have four children. Claudette graduated with a BA in English from Florida Atlantic University in 1985.  She enjoys reading, tennis, pickleball and especially traveling. Claudette is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to Mary's Reading Nook.

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Stefanie Fleisig O'Connor

Mary and Tim were the first to welcome Stephanie to Pittsburgh when she arrived as a newlywed (to Tim's friend Dan O'Connor) in 1994. Throughout their many years of friendship, Mary and Stefanie shared an interest in the kind of hands-on volunteering that directly affects the local community. Stefanie has served on the board of Battle Creek, MI-based Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) for nearly a decade, and is currently Board Chair. CIR delivers arts, wellness, life skills, and other essential programming to adults with special needs. Stefaine is excited to apply what she has learned from CIR to child-centered initiates that align with Mary's Giving Fund's mission. a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in English Literature, Stefanie has worked for more that 25 years as self-employeed marketing communications writer on behalf of both large corporations and smaller non-profit organizations. She currently resides in Southwest Michican with Dan. Their son is building a career in music marketing, and their daughter is a software engineer in New York City. 

Stefanie is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to the Therapeutic Arts Enrichment Program.

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Marlynn Orlando

Marlynn has known Mary's husband, Tim, since they were kids and went to high school together.  Marlynn met Mary when Tim and she started dating and was instantly impressed by her intellect, grace, and warmth and over the years, admired the woman Mary became and those she inspired.  Marlynn has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and recently retired in the summer of 2021.  Marlynn has also volunteered for numerous charities and organizations and has always held a passion for helping others and seeking projects and work that positively impact her community and greater good.  As a new retiree, Marlynn was looking for a new nonprofit to lend her time and expertise, so when Tim asked her to join the team, she enthusiastically agreed.  Marlynn has a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University and an MS in Counseling from West Chester University.  Marlynn is a life long tennis player, a newly frustrated golfer and a lover of all outdoor activities. Marlynn is the lead contact to Mary's Giving Fund to the Summer Academic Enrichment and Dinner Program

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Suzanne Payson

Suzanne met Mary and Tim when they first moved to Florida and Suzanne was working with Tim in the law department of Ocwen Financial Corporation. Years later they became neighbors when Suzanne and her husband Chas moved to Whispering Trails. After working with Tim at Ocwen, Suzanne spent 18 years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. She retired in 2018 and has devoted her time the past four years to Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where she served as Secretary for the Theatre Parents Association and President of the Dance Parents Committee, as well as volunteering for the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation and Dance Theatre of Florida. Suzanne is originally from Tennessee. She graduated from Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1989 and from Emory School of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1992. She moved to Florida in 1993 after meeting her future husband, Chas. Suzanne and Chas have two daughters, Olivia, a senior musical theatre major at the University of Oklahoma, and Catherine, a freshman ballet major at Indiana University. As a new empty nester, Suzanne is looking forward to working with Mary’s Giving Fund to continue Mary’s legacy. Suzanne is the lead contact for Mary's Giving fund to the Apiary Program.

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Shannon Sheehan

Shannon grew up in the same hometown as Mary in Salem, Ohio, and has been the best of friends with her sister Annie for over 50 years. Shannon attended Western Reserve Academy, UMass Amherst, and graduated from Ohio University in 1989. While being a stay at home mom and wife to her husband Dan was her life long ambition, she learned to have an entrepreneurial spirit in order to be home to raise her two children. In 2000, she and her college friend started, Joluka, a denim jacket business. The custom denim jackets were professionally manufactured and sold to boutiques nationwide. Joluka was a sponsor for The Breast Cancer Research foundation and the "official" denim jacket of the Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grammy's in 2001. She was also a 2 Star Director with Southern Living at Home and grew a sales team of 150 consultants nationwide. Currently, Shannon is a real estate agent on The Sheri Nixon Team for Keller Williams on Hilton Head Island and an Area Manager with Arbonne International. 

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Gina Sitaras

Gina and Mary bonded and began a close friendship through their neighborhood book club.  Gina is a native of Minnesota and currently lives in Jupiter, FL. Gina recently returned to Nova Southeastern (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) to pursue a graduate degree in mental health counseling after working in the field for several years. Gina graduated from the University of Minnesota (BA, Economics, 1985, Minneapolis, MN) and then worked for the USDA (Washington, DC) and University of Florida (Davie, FL). Gina and her husband, Louis, have two children, Tony, a wealth manager in Maine, and Peter, who attends law school at the University of Miami (FL). Gina loves cooking, traveling, and reading. Gina is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to Mary's Table: Poised for Success

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Carolyn S. Stone

Carolyn’s friendship with Mary began at The Junior League of the Palm Beaches where she was President in 2004-05 and Mary served as her President-Elect prior to her presidency in 2005-06. Together they charted a strategic plan to focus on improving the welfare of children. Carolyn is a native of Palm Beach County and has over 25 years of professional experience in government and higher education.  Currently, Carolyn is the Director of Business Development and Operations (Town of Palm Beach, FL), and previously was the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, FL), leading a nationally recognized NCAA DII program. Carolyn and her husband, Ed, have two children in college, Jack and Luke.  Carolyn is thrilled to have been selected to serve on the Advisory Board of Mary’s Giving Fund to both honor her dear friend whose life was spent serving others and to continue her legacy of improving the lives of children. Carolyn is the lead contact for Mary's Giving Fund to Healthy Healing Harmonies and Westgate Elementary Program Curriculum, Materials & Supplies.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Robert E. McArtor

Chair and President

Bob is Mary's father.  Bob practiced family medicine (1970 to 1980, Salem, OH) and both directed family medicine residency training programs and served as Chairman of the Family Medical Department at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (1980 to 1992, Rootstown, OH). Subsequently, Bob served as Chief of the Family Medicine Department at the Maine Medical Center, an independent academic medical center (1992 to 1995, Portland, ME), and was appointed Chief Medical Officer of MaineHealth, a 12-hospital integrated health system (1995 to 2018, Portland, ME). Bob completed his internship and residency training at Duke University (1966 to 1968, Durham, NC), served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps (1968 to 1970, Seoul, South Korea), and graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine (MD, 1965, Durham, NC), University of Michigan (AB, Pre-Med, 1961 and MPH, 1984), and Salem High School (1957, Salem, OH).

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William P. McArtor

Vice President

Bill is Mary’s brother. Bill and his wife, Dawn, have five children, Emma, Mei, Leah, Sarah, and Norah. Bill is the Chief Operating Officer for Chappell, Smith & Arden, a plaintiff’s law firm (2018 to present, Columbia, SC). Bill previously worked in healthcare for 12 years beginning as a financial analyst at St. Vincent Charity Hospital (2005 to 2006, Cleveland, OH) and subsequently at Providence Hospitals (Columbia, SC) where he served as Manager of Decision Support (2006 to 2010), Special Assistant to the President (2010 to 2012), and Assistant Vice President of Operations (2012 to 2017). Bill graduated from Kent State University’s College of Business Administration (MBA, 2001, Kent, OH), Excelsior College (BS, 1996, Albany, NY), and Western Reserve Academy (1985, Hudson, OH). Bill is also a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard (1992 to 1997).

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Timothy J. Reynolds

Treasurer

Tim is Mary’s husband and Maddi's and Ryan’s father.  Tim is a Managing Director of von Braun & Schreiber Private Equity Partners GmbH, a private equity fund-of-funds (2000 to present, Munich, Germany).  Tim previously practiced corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions law at Ocwen Financial Corporation (1997 to 2000, West Palm Beach, FL) and Buchanan Ingersoll PC (1992 to 1997, Pittsburgh, PA).  Tim graduated from Vanderbilt University (JD/MBA, Finance, 1992, Nashville, TN), Dartmouth College (AB, History, 1985, Hanover, NH), and Nether Providence High School (1981, Wallingford, PA).

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Ann K.M. McKean

Secretary and Assistant Treasurer

Ann is Mary’s sister. Ann and her husband, Rob, have two children, Paige and Jackson. Ann is currently the administrator for Sheri Nixon Real Estate (Hilton Head Island, SC).  Previously, Ann was in the education field for thirty years, including as the Director of the First Church Nursery School (2014 to 2020, Swampscott, MA), the Director of Highlands Nursery School (2011 to 2014, Melrose, MA), the Child Watch Coordinator and teaching at the preschool at the Andover/North Andover YMCA (1999 to 2010, Andover, MA), and teaching and ultimately the Dean of Students at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Upper School (1990 to 1996, Bethesda, MD). Ann graduated from The College of Wooster (BA, Sports Science, 1989, Wooster, OH) and Western Reserve Academy (1985, Hudson, OH).

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Madison M. Reynolds

Assistant Treasurer

Madison (Maddi) is Mary’s daughter. Maddi is currently an Inventory Control Analyst with vineyard vines, LLC (Stamford, CT). At work she also volunteers as a member of the vineyard vines Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2020-Present) and Social Committee (2018-Present). Additionally, she served as the professional mentor to the vineyard vines Human Resources Intern during the Summer Intern Mentoring Program (June-August 2021). Outside of work she's an Alumni Interviewer for Skidmore College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business in 2017. Previously she was an Active Member Volunteer with the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk (2018-2019, Darien, CT) where she served on the Membership Activities Committee, and was a New Member Volunteer with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches (2017-2018, West Palm Beach, FL). During her time with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches she served as the Operations Lead for the 'Kids in the Kitchen' food education event at the Florence DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club (February-April 2018) and was awarded with the New Member Action Award of the Month (April 2018) for outstanding service and contributions. Maddi also graduated from The Pine School (2013, Hobe Sound, FL) where she partook in a variety of student-led organizations and volunteer opportunities.  

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Ryan T. Reynolds

Ryan is Mary's son. Ryan is a Project Manager in the Content Protection and Enforcement Department for the Recording Industry Association of America (Washington, DC). Ryan graduated from Southern Methodist University (BS, Mathematics, 2019, Dallas, TX) and The Pine School (2015, Hobe Sound, FL).

FORMER MEMBERS

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Dena Rhys

Dena and Mary met at The Pine School (Hobe Sound, FL) where their four children attended high school, where they served together on the Board of Directors (2010 to 2012), and where they thereafter became and remained constant, close and devoted friends.  A native New Yorker, Dena graduated from Hofstra University (BA, [major], 1982, Hempstead, NY) and lived and worked in NYC as a sales and marketing analyst for Datability Software Solutions, Inc. and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.  Settling in Tequesta, FL (1998 to present) with husband, Adam, and their two children, Michael and Lindsay, Dena is currently consulting for 3-J Productions, LLC, a talent booking agency (Ft. Worth, TX) and volunteering locally with Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County Food Bank, and NIK (Nutrition in Knapsacks). 

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Michelle Shearouse

Michelle and Mary met in a neighborhood friendship group and discovered that they shared a similar inspiration to serve the quality of life for children.  Michelle has served in leadership and committee positions for small local nonprofits for over 40 years, which include fiscal responsibility, communications, system flows, capital campaigns, and marketing.  Michelle’s professional experience includes residential lending in banking with [company] ((city, state])and substitute teaching.  Michelle graduated from [college] (BSA, Finance, [year], [city], [state]).  Michelle and her husband, Jay, have two grown adult sons, Joseph and Eric.  Michelle enjoys outdoor activities, adventure travel, reading, boating, and the challenges of change and improvement.