Board of Directors 2023 - 2024

Jill Cruz - RBWN President

Jill Cruz, MS, CNS is the CEO and Founder of With Your Nature Wellness & Weight Loss.  She and her team help professional women over 40 reach their highest level of health, feel more vibrant, and move through life with confidence and ease.

RBWN Stats:
Member 6 years
Board of Directors 5 years
Current Position President
Previous Positions Executive VP and VP of Membership
Committees Chairperson-Women of Achievement

Simone HoSang - Executive Vice President

Caribbean Food Delights is the leading manufacturer of Jamaican style patties in the USA.  Located in Tappan, NY, and a family owned business founded in 1978 by Jamaican immigrants Jeanette and Vincent HoSang, Caribbean Food Delights is a SQF Level 3 certified plant.

RBWN Stats:
Member 8 years
Board of Directors 7 years
Current Position Executive VP
Previous Positions VP of Marketing
Committees Marketing, Women of Achievement, Programming, Membership

Amanda Gaul - VP Membership

Amanda is an attorney who helps clients buy, sell, finance and lease commercial real estate in New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and in NYC.

RBWN Stats:
Member 5 years
Current Position VP of Membership

Bonnie Werk - VP Community Engagement

RBWN Stats:
Member 5 years
Current Position VP Community Engagement
Committees Programming, Women of Achievement

Cheryl Baun - VP Programming

Cheryl has spent most of her career in the non-profit sector, most recently as Executive Director of the Arts Council of Rockland.  She has served on several nonprofit boards, and currently serves as VP of Programming for RBWN.  After 20+ years in the nonprofit sector, Cheryl recently made a professional shift to the government sector and now works in the Rockland County Department of Economic Development & Tourism, where she helps with business attraction, retention, and expansion in the County.

Cheryl is also co-owner of the Filipino-inspired restaurant Karenderya, along with her husband, James Beard-nominated Chef Paolo Garcia Mendoza.

RBWN Stats:
Member 6 years
Board of Directors 5 years
Current Position VP Programming
Previous Positions Secretary
Committees Programming, Women of Achievement

Donna Johns - VP Marketing

Under Donna’s expertise as owner, promarkdirect’s portfolio of services has expanded from list provider and mail agency to one that offers customized strategic marketing plans along with a full suite of digital and traditional channel components including brand establishment and building, graphic design, mail and email list development, data analytics, print and mail services, and email deployment.  Recognized throughout her career with various awards, she feels it’s the collaboration, relationships and opportunities to give back that has been the most rewarding.  Donna has over twenty-five years of marketing experience and holds an MBA in marketing and IT from the University of Connecticut.

RBWN Stats:
Member 7 years
Board of Directors 1 year
Current Position VP of Marketing
Committees Women of Achievement, Marketing, Strategic Planning

Julie Chitiyo - Treasurer

Julie has twenty years of experience in the financial industry that includes personal banking, management, employee development, customer relations, and business development.  She takes pride in offering various financial solutions to Business Owners, allowing them to focus on what’s important . . . “their business. It’s like getting private client services without the extra costs and qualification requirements.”  In addition to her role as VP, Branch Manager and Business Development Officer, Julie is also a Licensed Investment Advisor.

RBWN Stats:
Member 5 years
Board of Directors 1 year
Current Position Treasurer

Mindy Zlotogura - Secretary

Mindy is an attorney licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.  Her practice concentrates in the areas of Real Estate, Commercial Transactions, Leasing, Business Organization and Trusts & Estates.  Mindy has dedicated most of her professional career to improving the status of women in the courts and society in general. Mindy is a founding member of the Rockland County Women’s Bar Association and served as its president from 1996 to 1998 and again from 2011 to 2013.  She served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York from 2004 to 2005.  In May 2011, the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York awarded Mindy the prestigious Marilyn R. Menge Award in recognition of her valuable and significant contributions to both the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and the Rockland County Women’s Bar Association.  Mindy is an avid knitter, always having at least 70 handknitted sweaters in her wardrobe.

RBWN Stats:
Member 5 years
Board of Directors 4 years
Current Position Secretary
Previous Positions Treasurer

Phyllis Rosenthal - Scholarship Chair

There are so many adjectives that describe me, for I have had a very diverse background.  First as an educator, then a counselor, and now as an interior designer.  My uniqueness stems from all of the above.  Therefore, I named my business “Decorating Counselor.”
It is my belief that your home is a reflection of who you are.  Therefore, I work with the personalities and needs of my clients to create environments that are not only beautiful, but also provide a sense of calm and balance.  Helping people make positive changes in their home and work environments is my expertise.

RBWN Stats:
Member 17 years
Board of Directors 2 years
Previous Positions Secretary
Committees Membership, Scholarship

Amy Kanarek - Board Member

Amy designs and handcrafts elegant, unexpected, one of a kind and limited edition custom beaded jewelry.  Primarily from natural stones, glass beads, crystals and freshwater pearls, Amy’s designs take you seamlessly from everyday casual, to professional, to black tie!  When you need a gift for yourself, or someone you love, Amy Kanarek Designs Artisan Jewelry is at-the-ready to help.

RBWN Stats:
Member 5 years
Board of Directors 1 year
Current Position Board Member

Emily Dalamangas - Board Member

Emily is the founder of On the Map Marketing LLC, where she collaborates with brands, agencies, and publishers writing about B2B technology and advertising/marketing/sales.  On the Map Marketing LLC provides copy and content writing, sales enablement, and copy editing services.  Emily spent 20 years in marketing for leading media companies, supporting the advertising sales teams at Reuters, Condé Nast, Hearst, and Crain Communications.

RBWN Stats:
Member 1.5 years
Board of Directors Current
Current Position Board Member
Committees Marketing

Sharon Martini - Board Member

Sharon Martini has been with Meals on Wheels Rockland since 2013.  Her role for the agency is Director of Development and Community Engagement.  In this role, Sharon creates and implements strategies to further the organization’s goals and to fund their current and future programs for Home Delivered Meals and Senior Centers.  Sharon is charged with making community and corporate connections for both short and long-term endeavors, and is the founder of numerous collaborations that have benefited older adults, cancer patients and those who are food insecure.  Her passion for the Meals on Wheels mission and her knowledge of and compassion for their clients’ needs goes a long way in meeting or exceeding development objectives.

Previously Sharon was Director of Home Delivered meals, where she ran the day-to-day operation for the Home Delivered Meal Program covering Volunteers, Social Work and Transportation. Sharon has achieved success in recruiting and retaining hundreds of volunteers, and running special programs such as Blizzard Boxes and the Mutts and Meows Pet Pantry. Sharon’s past professional experience was in operations in the fields of home health care and corporate-level restaurant management with a Fortune 500 company.

Sharon serves on the Rockland Business Women’s Network Board of Directors and is graduate of Leadership Rockland Class of 2017.  Sharon is also extremely active in the community and volunteers with the scouts, local schools, and other organizations.  Her contributions and passion for community has been recognized by PTA lifetime award, George H.W. Bush Points of Life Award for family volunteerism and the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award.

RBWN Stats:
Member 4 years
Board of Directors 1 year
Committees Programming

Tatyana Kochergina - Board member

Tatyana spent two decades in the corporate financial industry before deciding to follow her passion for making a mindful impact on people’s lives.  Having experienced the stress and challenges of a demanding career while also being a mother, she developed expertise in stress management and maintaining balance.  Through yoga and other healing arts, she found the harmony she needed to achieve the balance and freedom she craved.  In 2010, Tatyana began teaching wellness programs part-time, and after realizing her dedication to wellness could guide her clients full-time, she established Balance with TK in 2017.  With compassion and deep insights honed by years of experience, Tatyana’s mission is to instill in her clients the belief that ‘Health is Your Greatest Wealth’ so they can reach their highest potential in both their personal and professional lives.

RBWN Stats:
Member 2 years
Board of Directors 1 year

Janet Levitt - Immediate Past President

Have you had your life insurance looked at in the past 5 years?  Your family situation has probably changed and you may need less or different coverages.  Please let me make sure that your loved ones are protected.

RBWN Stats:
Member 13 years
Board of Directors 10 years
Current Position Immediate Past President
Previous Positions President, Executive VP, Programming VP, Secretary
Committees Women of Achievement