Our Team


Amanda Fulford

Co-Founder & CEO

LONA was created out of my desire to find practical solutions for women who are suffering.  I believe that all people deserve to live a life of dignity and autonomy.  My dream is to empower women with the skills they need to be self-reliant and independent.


Amy Gragnolati

Co-Founder & COO

I believe in every woman and girl's ability to transform her own life regardless of the hand she has been dealt. I am passionate about creating opportunities for women that embolden them to live their most fulfilling life.


Lauren Porter

Events Coordinator

I believe that empowering women empowers everyone. I joined LONA because I am passionate about helping women achieve their hopes, dreams and desires regardless of their current socioeconomic situation. As the queen of Jordan, Rania al Abdullah, once said, “Educate a woman and you educate her family. Educate a girl and you change the future.” 


Anna Van Tuinen


I have served on LONA’s board since the very beginning and I am dedicated to our mission of providing long-term solutions to women who have had so much taken from them. I believe we can create a powerful change in the lives of so many women when we offer resources and work together.


Alison Jarris

Communications Director 

Every woman deserves the opportunity to pursue her passion, regardless of the socioeconomic situation she was born into. I am passionate about LONA because it provides women with the means to transcend cultural barriers through education, vocational training and a community of supportive.


Tashmin Ali


I am involved in LONA because I believe that every woman has a right to decent employment and self-sufficiency. By providing resources, education and job opportunities for women who need it most, LONA addresses a critical need for exploited women who would otherwise be stuck in a cycle of poverty.