Alison LaFerlita Executive Director since September 2013
Alison is the public voice and representative of Mom-mentum, speaking at and attending conferences, serving on leadership and advisory boards, and talking with the media. She works with the Mom-mentum Board of Trustees, Corporate Committee, and other volunteers to ensure that Mom-mentum serves its mission, and she’s actively involved in planning and hosting events. You’re likely to find her at our annual Womens Leadership Conference, the Mom-mentum Mile for Mothers Walk, and national Mom-mentum Conferences. Alison also writes grants, raises money, and manages our budget.
She comes to us with over 18 years’ experience in non-profit and association management where she implemented and developed innovative programs that enhanced member experience and support, grant support and empowerment opportunities for all communities she served. Her experience details a dynamic leader with a proven track record in organizational change, program integrity, operational effectiveness and fund development.
Alison’s leadership style demonstrates the following characteristics and skills which she models and demonstrates for her staff and the community at all times:
Leads with Integrity
Takes calculated risks
Her core values include accountability, responsibility, integrity, humility, dedication, creativity and fairness. Her experience has taught her that the organizational culture must permeate these values from top to bottom.
Alison holds a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from Long Island University.
Prior to her working at Mom-mentum, Alison was a member of the Southwest Nassau and Long Beach Library Centers. She is married with two sons, ages two and four.
Things I do outside of work include travel, biking, hiking, photography, entertaining, reading, decorating and lots and lots of family time.
Director of Administration and Finance Email Marianne
Responsibilities Marianne provides financial and administrative support for Mom-mentum. She has worked in the financial world for most of her life starting in Banking and progressing to Accounting and Bookkeeping. Recently, Marianne has taken on additional responsibilities processing all memberships and assisting with Mom-mentum events.
Marianne’s History with Mom-mentum Marianne joined Mom-mentum (formerly the National Association of Mothers' Centers) in 2010 as a Bookkeeper. She began her journey in the nonprofit community over 10 years ago and over time has developed a strong sense of devotion and appreciation towards the way nonprofit organizations continue to improve the quality of life for women and children. Marianne feels strongly that if you believe in yourself you can and will make a difference in the lives of others.
Something Personal I am the mother to 3 grown children—2 sons and a daughter. As parents, my husband and I have cherished watching them grow into wonderful young adults. One of our sons is in the Navy, the other in Finance, and my daughter is on her way to becoming a Nurse. The time I spend with my family is the most precious to me. In addition to spending as much time as I can with my husband and children, I love cooking, watching cooking shows and gardening.