Our Team

 
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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.

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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.

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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.” 

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Anna Van Tuinen

Secretary

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.

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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.

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Tashmin Ali

Treasurer 

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.