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Who We Are

Our Mission Statement:

Women for Women exists to mobilize compassionate women to support our sisters in need 
by equipping women both locally and globally to not only survive but to thrive!

Executive Board:

Jennifer Thompson, Board Chairman

 

Jennifer has been married to her husband Brent for nearly 25 years. They have two children, a son who is a college freshman and a daughter who is entering her senior year of high school. Currently, Jen is employed with the Town of Huntington in the Youth Bureau and also serves on several Youth Boards in the community. Jen serves as the Chairperson at Women for Women. Jennifer’s passion and vision for serving Women for Women lies squarely on supporting women to live freely, to support women so that they can thrive in their life circumstances and to find their passion and make their unique mark on our world. 

Michelle Santiago, Treasurer

 

Michelle is a wife and mom to two children. Recently, Michelle began homeschooling her daughter, and her son serves as a United States Marine. She has a background in social work as well as child and family services. Serving as the treasurer at Women for Women, Michelle is always so encouraged by people’s generosity toward the mission. Michelle’s advocacy stems from the knowledge that supporting women who are enduring hardships or in crisis increases their chance of long term success – not only for her, but for her family and for generations to come. Michelle’s great passion is bridging the gap between women in need and available resources to help them thrive.

Lauren Marlow, Secretary

 

Lauren and her husband have two children, a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. Her work as a project manager for an ICT company has prepared her well to serve as the WFW secretary. For many years, Lauren felt overwhelmed by the needs around her and felt unsure of where her focus should be. What she loves about Women for Women is that she gets to help so many wonderful organizations that do great work to equip women. Whether WFW is supporting a woman around the world or across the street, Lauren is passionate to create change and bring hope. Gathering compassionate women who want to give generously and educate themselves about the needs of women has been such a joy for Lauren, and she especially loves working alongside her daughter as she serves on the youth board.

Youth Board:

 

 

Emily

Emily is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with a BA in English, and she currently works as an assistant office manager for a construction company. She felt burdened by all the injustices in the world throughout high school and college, but struggled to find concrete ways to make a real impact. She is grateful to have found a niche in WFW, serving alongside so many compassionate and eager ladies. She is always eager to shine light both on pressing needs and the awesome organizations that address them. Emily is a firm believer in the power of empathy, and is especially passionate about advocating for the needs of the marginalized and oppressed.

 

Katherine

Katherine is a junior at LIM College in Manhattan, majoring in Fashion Business, and newly employed as the sample coordinator for the Steve Madden kids department. She enjoys spending time with her family, working (yes, actually!), and recently launched her own line of face mask chains. She joined the WFW Youth Board to help make a positive impact in women’s lives all across the globe. Katherine is passionate about WFW’s mission to raise awareness about global and local needs, and hopes to impassion others.

 

Lauren

Lauren is currently a senior at Northport High School, and she is committed to row and study at Stetson University next fall. She plans to study medicine because she has always felt called to help others. Lauren is so excited to be part of this organization, and so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others around the world.

 

Stephanie

Stephanie is a senior in high school, and currently employed at her home church, Island Christian. She loves horseback riding, the beach, and traveling to visit family. She enjoys working with WFW to help support women from her community and all over the world. Working with her fellow youth and executive board members is both a joy and a pleasure, and she is excited about the changes WFW is making to better the lives of women everywhere. Stephanie is most passionate about supporting pro-life movements, and hopes to make a change in our society in regards to abortion.

 

Eva

Eva is a home-schooled seventh grader. She has played basketball since she was about 7, and it is still one of her favorite things to do. She is glad to be a part of WFW because it allows her to help raise awareness for women living in difficult situations. Eva loves being involved in something that makes real changes in the lives of women and girls.

 

Emma

Emma is a home-schooled seventh grader who enjoys singing, listening to music, traveling, and martial arts. WFW is very special to her because it gives her the opportunity to make a difference. Though she is young, she knows that change needs to happen now. She is especially passionate about ending the cruelty of domestic violence and supporting survivors. Emma wants every woman to feel loved, supported, and cared for, and she enjoys working alongside the youth board, executive board and WFW members to do just that!