Cultivating hope & empowerment in young girls


Our Leaders

Barbara Berman, Trustee & Secretary

Barbara, a Certified Professional Organizer®, owns BB’s Clutter Solutions, which she founded in 2007. She understands people’s needs to create order out of chaos and to develop the drive and determination to keep things in order going forward.

Her goals for her clients are simple: To inspire and motivate in order to be more productive and efficient, to feel less stressed so that they are able to devote more time to activities that are more  enjoyable and pleasurable, to save money and time so that they are not continually searching for items they already have and then must go out and buy again because they cannot find them, and to share the emotions that are a part of letting go of things. Barbara works with her clients one-on-one to help them develop their own strategies for staying organized permanently. She is non-judgmental and patient and wants her clients to succeed.

Barbara has a degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She also has over 25 years of experience in the corporate world where she managed service delivery and project teams. The desire to own her own business, in addition to her extensive knowledge in developing and maintaining process improvement initiatives, led her to become a Professional Organizer and to understand how important it is in life to not be cluttered (both with her clients’ physical things and with what is going on in their minds).

Barbara is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, NAPO – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, South Jersey Organizers, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and Special Needs Possibilities Networking Group.

Gary Sapienza, VP, Fundraising and Development

Dr. Sapienza values the relationships he develops with every patient he treats. With his blend of spirit and extensive professional education, Dr. Sapienza excels in the field of implant and cosmetic dentistry, and his goal is to provide every patient with exceptional care and service.

Dr. Sapienza’s passion is helping patients get healthy mouths and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Sapienza is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral lmplantologists. He graduated dental school from Fairleigh Dickinson University, followed by a five-year dental tour as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He is continuously voted Best Dentist of South Jersey and is a recognized dental mentor in the community.

As a member of the Merchantville community, Dr. Sapienza loves treating his friends and family. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Rochelle, and two daughters, Gabrielle and Paige.

Suzy Egan, VP, Treasurer & Finance Chair

With over 20 years of industry experience, Suzy works as a Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor and Chief Compliance Officer for Woloshin Investment Management (WIM).

As a senior member of the WIM Investment Policy Committee, Suzy is integral to the portfolio management of the WIM Models. As the Portfolio Manager, she works side-by-side with Michael Woloshin to select, review, and monitor the performance of the company’s investments in client portfolios.

Suzy earned her MBA in Finance from Fordham University and she is registered in securities.

In addition, Suzy is invested in the community and has served as a volunteer in leadership positions for organizations such as the Parent Booster Club for Shawnee Boys Lacrosse Crease Club, the Medford school district Home and School Association, and eWomen Network of Southern New Jersey. Suzy joined Grace in the Mud’s leadership team after providing a program about investment finance for the GRACE’S summer program.

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Andrew Sundell, Member, Operations & Curriculum Committee

Andrew brings to Grace in the Mud a deep range of valuable skill sets and experiences to support and assist GRACE’s mission. From co-owning a landscaping company, teaching mathematics and then transitioning to the actuarial profession, Andrew demonstrates a strong sense of perseverance and determination in all of his pursuits.

Not only do Andrew’s experiences continually refine his analytical and organizational talents, but they also draw upon his creativity and sense of wonder. All of these make Andrew and integral member of GRACE’s leadership board.

As Chair of GRACE’s Operations committee, Andrews oversees the nuts and bolts that keep the organization functioning and fulfilling its corporate and civic responsibilities.

Andrew earned his B.S. in Mathematics at Rutgers University and is currently working towards earning his credentials from the Society of Actuaries.

He may be reached at [email protected] and 609.230.2095.

John Kane III, Finance Committee

As Treasurer and member of GRACE’s Board of Trustees, John brings years of direct sales and finance experience to the leadership board. As Allied/Veristar’s VP of Sales, John is directly responsible for the development, oversite and strategic positioning of all company field representatives. Through sales, technical talent development and process implementation, John has lead teams to increased sales growth year after year.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Engineering from Drexel University. In addition to his degree, John has earned multiple Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications as well as EPA-608 certification.

John brings his passion for putting his technical and business skills to work toward the challenge of developing new ventures and processes that enhance the lives of the people they serve.

He may be reached at [email protected] and 856.287.5503.