BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 – 2017
Leon Drogy – The Robert Treat Hotel, Mansion at Colonial Terrace
Leon Drogy has been instrumental for the growth of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. The entire Drogy family has a special place in the hearts of FOJ as they were able to donate office space to the Foundation for several years. Leon has helped obtain donations for the FOJ Angel Walk and annual Gala, as well as being a Master of Ceremonies for the event. Leon is serving his second term on the Board of Directors.
Leon is married to wife Rona, with two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Jamie, with their eldest attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Maria Wainwright – Wainwright Financial Solutions
Maria Wainwright is the founder of Wainwright Financial Solutions LLC, a company that provides financial consulting and bookkeeping services to small businesses.
After getting her MBA and spending more than 20 years in the financial and banking industries, she opened her company in 2002. Maria has brought her vast experience and knowledge to each client, ensuring they have the help that they need to be successful. Maria has helped to ensure FOJ has complete transparency through annual audits which has allowed FOJ to become a Platinum GuideStar Participant.
Maria is married to John and has two children, Grace and Jackson.
Andy Walsh – AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill
Owner of AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, Andy Walsh is a valued friend of the Foundation, Murphy Family (Andy is Taryn’s Godfather) and member of the Yorktown community. Andy has attended several adoptions that he helped to facilitate using his connections in the sports world. Andy’s skills in management and business development have aided FOJ to a secure place in the pediatric cancer awareness domain. Andy is serving his first term on the Board of Directors.
Patrick Murphy – Murphy’s
As a local business owner and entrepreneur, Patrick Murphy is a smart addition to the Friends of Jaclyn Board of Directors. Patrick plans to help facilitate more local fundraisers that can help to ensure the growth of FOJ as well as spread awareness for pediatric cancers. Pat is Jaclyn and Taryn’s uncle and has been with the family throughout their entire journey. Pat is serving his first term on the Board of Directors.
Pat and wife, Marijo have 3 daughters, with their eldest attending Temple University.
As the saying goes: Behind every great man is an even better woman; Lynda Murphy is a perfect example of this. Lynda is, first and foremost, Jaclyn and Taryn’s mom, Denis’ wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a teacher, among other things. Lynda helps to ensure that Friends of Jaclyn is staying true to its core values which include love, support and friendship. Lynda acts as Vice President and Secretary of the Foundation.