Elena has always had a passion for serving those in need and has volunteered with various children’s charities over the years. In 2010 she founded what is now Branches Crew, Inc. Her goal was to create a non-profit benefiting local children and have 100% of donations go directly to the beneficiary. Elena also works as a practicing Physician Assistant, Academic Medical Instructor, advisor and most importantly, a mother. She truly enjoys working with children. Her mission is to increase community support, wellness and resources for children in need so that they have the tools they need to develop into a successful future.
Massimo Borrelli joined the Branches Crew Board of Directors in 2011 as Treasurer. He has a Business and Finance background and is a successful entrepreneur. Massimo has a passion for mentoring children, with his goal being to teach them how to be financially smart as well as providing children with basic resources and knowledge needed to get a solid start in life.
Patricia (Pat) Kubic joined our board in June, 2016. Prior to that, you could call her resume “interesting". She started her career in Human Resources in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds. About 15 years later, she took a hard left turn and became an entrepreneur. She owned and operated her own business for ten years. After she closed her business, she began another new adventure and became a writer. Pat writes a monthly column for four local small and mid-sized newspapers. But included in all those various arenas was the fact that she is grateful for what she has and for the opportunities that were presented to her. And it is that gratitude that propels her to lessen the burdens on families, children and animals.
Sunita has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and is currently working as a Team lead/Architect at Fox Networks Group. She has a passion for learning, solving problems and a zeal to make a positive impact in the world. Sunita is grateful for the blessings in her life that allow her to pursue her dreams, and wants to provide similar opportunities for others to pursue their dreams. She recently completed her MBA from the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) and has a Master’s in Information Systems Engineering along with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Oakland University.
MARY BETH GIORDANO
Matthew has a background in graphic design, computer programming and automotive design. He currently works as an Infotainment Systems Engineer at Ford Motor Company. Matthew has a passion for creativity and innovation, whether through art, music, or technology. He believes that all children should have access to education and should be given the same opportunity to develop their passions. Above all else, he believes in helping those in need. The smallest gesture can make the biggest difference.
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