JULIA'S BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION

5 Sicomac Road

Number 13
North Haledon, NJ 07508
PH: (973) 304-4732

info@juliasbutterflyfoundation.org

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 Our Team 

EXECUTIVE BOARD
 

CHRISTINE CALLAHAN

President

“We are proud of the work we are doing, as we are not only fulfilling a need in the community, we are fulfilling our dear friend Maureen’s dream, one child at a time.”

 

Christine has been an active volunteer for most of her life. She holds a BA in English and serves Skidmore College, her alma mater, in a leadership position, and has served as a member of the Wyckoff School’s PTO and the St. Elizabeth School Community. Her professional background is based in advertising and marketing, and Christine has fundraising experience with many organizations, including St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and The Jr. League of Bergen County. Christine is a Board Member of the PJ Callahan Foundation and the mother of 3 girls.  

DENISE MITCHELL

Vice President / Treasurer

“We are happy to be able to help these families. The assistance we provide helps reduce the stress of the family and hopefully allow the family to sleep a little sounder at night.”
 

Denise  has served her local community for over 20 years through a variety of volunteer organizations including West Bergen Mental Health Care, The Junior League of Bergen County, the Ho-Ho-Kus PTO and the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Denise is a Vice-President in the Marsh and McLennan Professional and Cyber Liability Center of Excellence. She  has previous experience in Corporate Trust, Real Estate and Landscape Design. Denise and her husband Glenn have raised four children in Ho-ho-kus. 

CATHERINE BREFACH NEWMAN

MSN, RN, EOL Doula / Medical Director

“I believe in “quiet philanthropy” which is doing a worthy job to help and /or improve the lives of others without the fan-fare, and I truly feel like this is accomplished daily in all the work we do together and individually as members of this foundation.”

 

Cathy learned volunteerism from her mother at a very young age and has been serving the community since she was a teen.  She is committed to organizations that help women and families which is evidenced by her service to the various boards she has been involved with, including: The Junior League of Bergen County; Children’s Aid and Family Services; Baby Basics; College Club; Women-to-Women International as well as many professional nursing organizations. Cathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College and holds a Masters in Science in Parent-Child Nursing from East Carolina University.  She is the mother of 3 children. 

MARIA MUDRICK

Development Director

“It is profoundly humbling to be associated with Julia’s Butterfly Foundation.  The requests we receive and fulfill are so relatively simple compared to the huge impact they have on the families affected.”


Maria’s professional background is in Advertising, most specifically in Business Development.  She has served in many leadership positions within the Wyckoff PTO system, including a two-year term as President.  Maria holds a BS in Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Montclair State  University.  She is the mother two children.

ELIZABETH CULTRARO

Secretary

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HONORARY BOARD

 

Kelly Bommer

Tina Evans

Carol-Jeannete Jorgensen

Florence Marino

Irene Jones Pensec

Eva Smith

Colleen Staff