Moms Helping Moms, a diaper and baby supply bank located in Plainfield, NJ, is pleased to announce the addition of New Providence resident Amanda Marano to its Board of Directors. Amanda, along with three additional new Board members, Julianne Cherry, Theresa Cowing, and Brian Denyeau, will engage in actively leading, shaping and supporting Moms Helping Moms strategic growth. Amanda Marano brings over 15 years of expertise in media and advertising sales to the board. She has worked with major advertising brands to develop partnerships with some of the world's leading and business and news brands from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The New Yorker and The Economist; and most recently joining the New York team as an Account Director for Business Insider. Amanda, her husband, Pat, and their two sons, live in New Providence with their rescue Lab. Amanda states, “I am excited to work with a cause near and dear to my heart, and be able to help utilize my relationships with brands and the media world to help Moms Helping Moms expand their reach within the NJ community.”
Julienne Cherry serves as the Director of Agency Relations at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey overseeing 1000 feeding programs across eight counties in NJ. Julienne holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Kean University. Julienne has been a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority since 1997. She currently holds the position of Health Fair Chair for her local chapter, Eta Omicron Zeta. Julienne is active throughout Union County providing service to residents in need to help close the gaps of the underserved.
Theresa Cowing is an entrepreneur and a product management consultant. She began her career on Wall Street, working in asset management for JPMorgan. After having her first child, she made a career shift and now helps companies build consumer-facing digital experiences that save parents' time. Theresa graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering. A New Jersey native, Theresa is active in community initiatives focused on education and the environment. She is a member of the Summit Area YMCA Learning Circle Advisory Council, as well as Summit Green Schools team.
Brian Denyeau comes to Moms Helping Moms with more than 15 years of equity research, transaction advisory and strategic financial communications experience. He is a Managing Director at ICR, a leading strategic communications firm, in its technology investor relations group, where he specializes in working with public and private software companies. Prior to ICR, Brian covered application and infrastructure software at CIBC World Markets, AG Edwards and Oppenheimer & Co and served as a buy-side equity analyst at Hurley Capital. Brian is as a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of The York Street Project, a Catholic charity in Jersey City providing housing and educational services to underserved women, children and their families. Originally from Ridgewood, NJ, Brian graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in economics.
Founded in 2011, Moms Helping Moms provides low–income children with essentials like diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, strollers and more. Each year, Moms Helping Moms distributes more than 300,000 items to local families throughout New Jersey. To learn more, or to donate, please visit momshelpingmomsfoundation.org.