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2016 Phenomenal Women Under 40 Awards

Previous Phenom Award Recipients

Every year, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore honors Phenomenal Women Under 40. These stand-out performers are young, but they're already making a difference in the workplace and where they volunteer.

Please take a few moments to read the biographies of our past honorees.

2016 Phenom Award Recipients
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Heather S. Barberi

For almost 15 years, Heather Barberi has worked in the not-for-profit and financial services field. At the start of her career, Heather held a number of fundraising positions with the American Red Cross-Jersey Coast Chapter, rising to the level of chief development officer. She then joined TD Bank as vice president, Field Marketing. During her seven years in that role she developed localized programming and relevant extensions of corporate initiatives contributing strong strategic marketing vision, brand leadership and business driving initiatives.  

Heather is executive director of the Ocean County College Foundation, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, developing and implementing the strategic fundraising plan for the foundation. She is also a founding member of the foundation’s 100 Women Campaign, dedicated to bringing together women leaders in Ocean County. She is also on the board on the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore's Corporate Leadership Council and its Dancing with Our Monmouth and Ocean County Stars committee.

 

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Allie Cosaluzzo

Allie Cosaluzzo is the oldest of four siblings. Growing up, her parents nurtured here leadership skills by encouraging various entrepreneurial endeavors such as: organizing kick ball games, setting up lemonade stands and orchestrating talent shows that always included her siblings and other children from her neighborhood. During that time, Allie was also a Girl Scout, learning valuable skills such as: teamwork, leadership and contributing to the community; which have helped shape who she is today. As she grew older, Allie also became active in competitive dancing, which reinforced qualities that proved instrumental in her professional career.

Allie is currently an account executive for Townsquare Media. She works directly with many local businesses helping them grow their customer base. 

 

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Jaimie Diaz 

Jaimie Diaz knew from a young age that she wanted to help other people and make a positive impact in the world. She considers herself to be extremely fortunate to be able to accomplish this mission not only through her community service and volunteerism but also in her professional work as well. Jaimie serves as secretary of Soroptomist International of the Central Jersey Coast. Soroptomist International is a global organization made of professional women who promote public service, specializing in promoting the well-being and development of women and children. Prior to her service as a Soroptomist, Jaimie was an avid volunteer for the Grow Up Great Program sponsored by her former employer of seven years, PNC Bank. 

Jaimie is currently a junior loan officer and credit analyst with Grand Bank. She currently helps individuals and businesses as they establish or expand their existing small business through government sponsored programs supported by the Small Business Administration. In her spare time, Jaimie enjoys spending time with family and friends, live music, practicing yoga and salsa dancing.         

 

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Jennifer Godoski

Jennifer Godoski is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a degree in Political Science. She received a minor degree in Women and Gender Studies. Throughout her career she has being closed involved with public service, working with Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Governor Jon Corzine, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. She also previously worked as director of the Division on Women for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; direcotr of surrogate scheduling for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee; director of appointments for the Office of Governor Jon Corzine; chief of staff and deputy commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and associate executive director for Program Operations for The Arc/Mercer.

Jennifer is currently the manager of Policy and Government Affairs for New Jersey Resources.

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Lauren M. Holman

Lauren Holman a wealth of experience in non-profit entities as well as school boards, authorities, libraries, fire districts and HUD funded projects. Her main areas of expertise include auditing, internal controls and forensic accounting. She is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a board member and treasurer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ocean County and a past board member of the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Lauren is the not-for-profit practice leader in the Audit & Attestation Department of Holman Frenia Allison, P.C., a regional certified public accounting firm serving the greater Philadelphia and New York City markets.

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Noelle McNeil

Ninety seven percent of people who sustain a severe traumatic brain injury do not make any appreciable recovery; they are often forced to remain in a hospital-type setting for the rest of their lives. Noelle McNeil defied those odds. In 2005, she crashed at a horse show after the horse she was riding refused to jump. After emerging from a 14-day coma, she was totally debilitated, confused, and barely able to speak, unable to stand, walk, or even swallow. Months of progress led to a lifetime of inspiration and accomplishments. In May 2010, Noelle graduated from Monmouth University with honors and is walking without assistance, driving, and enjoying life. She goes to the gym every day to continue working on balance, coordination, and core strength training, and continues to use exercises and techniques learned in therapy many years ago. 

Noelle is currently a community ambassador for Meridian Neuroscience and regularly visits with the Meridian Nursing & Rehab facilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as the hospital rehab departments where she encourages patients to stay positive and work hard.  She is also a member of the NJ Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

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Kelli Peterson

Kelli graduated from Rutgers College – Douglass College in May 2003 with a bachelor's degree in English and from Montclair State University with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance. Kelli joined Girl Scouts as a Daisy and is now a lifetime Girl Scout member. She sits on the board of directors of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce and actively volunteers with a variety of organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and the South Jersey Food Bank. 

Kelli has worked for Wells Fargo for the past nine years, starting as a personal banker. She is currently Community Bank District Manager for the Camden County District. She is a big fan of the New York Giants and New York Mets. She enjoy running, going to the beach, and hanging out with her nine-year-old puppy, Spencer, and friends and family.

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Catherine Tobin

Catie Tobin graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry, Spanish and microbiology. She uses her acumen to link multiple disciplines in order to protect the ocean. She works closely with educators, institutions, businesses, citizens, volunteers and organizations in grass-roots pollution prevention programs. Using sound scientific principles, Catie facilitates education programs, coordinates outreach and advocates for water quality, sustainability, and water and energy conservation. Programs she oversee include the beach sweeps, student summits, education ambassadors, presentations, and sustainable Jersey and Blue Star.

Catie is currently the marine science program manager for Clean Ocean Action.

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Dr. Tamra Wroblesky

Dr. Tamra Wroblesky became interested in pelvic health physical therapy after her own medical obstacles dealing with severe pelvic and hip pain for over six years. Because she has undergone several surgeries, including two hip labral tear repairs, she is able to offer compassion and a unique perspective to her patients. Before opening her practice, Dr. Wroblesky shared her experiences recovering from pelvic pain on her award-winning health blog “Sky-Circles,” which fostered a community of over 80,000 readers. She is a contributor to Pelvic Pain Explained, a new book recently released on Amazon, and wrote about overcoming her pain and transforming it into her passion and profession. She is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and volunteer for the Section on Women’s Health.

Dr. Wroblesky is a pelvic and women's health physical therapist who co-owns and operates Inner Dynamics Physical Therapy in Ocean, New Jersey. Inner Dynamics is a one-on-one, hands on physical therapy center that specializes in a whole body, whole mind approach. When she's not treating patients, she enjoys mountain climbing and has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Elizabeth M. Trottier, Esq.

Elizabeth Trottier has been a Girl Scout almost her entire life. She joined as a first grade student in 1984. Twelve years later, she earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and became a lifetime member. She served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Trails Girl Scout council from 1996-1997 and attended the 1997 National Girl Scout Convention as a national delegate. In 2000, Elizabeth received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.  In 2004, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a joint master’s degree in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations, While in law school, she studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt learning Islamic Jurisprudence.

Elizabeth is a civil litigation attorney with the law firm of Foss, San Filippo & Milne in Red Bank. She serves on the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Board of Directors and enjoys spending time with her family, her newborn daughter and her two rescue Chihuahuas.