Sheila Dion is the founder of Erin’s Angels. She has always had a passion for non profit work. Her marketing experience includes working at UNO running the fundraising program at Destiny USA and she is currently the sales and marketing coordinator for Dale Carnegie of CNY. She was inspired to start a charity in Phoenix after experiencing first hand the food insecurity issues when she worked in the food service department for the district. She is an avid volunteer in her community, serving on various boards. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Matt and three sons Thomas, Michael and Johnathan.
Michelle Newvine has recently joined the Board of Erin's Angel's as Secretary. Michelle currently works for the Baldwinsville Central School District as the School Secretary of Elden Elementary. You may also see her in Phoenix moonlighting at the Medicine Place.
Michelle grew up in Fulton and after graduating, attended Herkimer Community College and received her Associate's Degree in Paralegal studies. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Jeff, daughter Makayla and son Carson.
Michelle had been active in the Phoenix Community as a Girl Scout leader for 5 years and also a board member, in several capacities, of the former Phoenix Community Nursery School. The past several years she has been involved in the many extracurricular activities of her son & daughter.
Michelle is excited to take on this new role for Erin’s Angels and working closely with the community for a very important cause.
Jackie Flint has recently joined the Board of Directors for Erin's Angel's. She works full time for The Hartford Insurance Group as the Manager of Claim Practices and recently celebrated her 30th Anniversary.
Jackie grew up in San Francisco, California before planting roots in Central New York in 1986. She moved to Hannibal, NY after marrying her husband Jamie in 2014 where they are raising their daughters Vanessa, Megan and Hunter and son Luke. Prior to this she lived in Phoenix for more than 20 years. Jackie has been actively involved in her children’s activities including The Boy Scouts of America, where her son Luke earned the rank of Eagle Scout, as well as coaching for the Phoenix Pop Warner Cheerleading program for several years.
Erin’s Angels means a lot to Jackie personally. Food insecurity has touched her life both as a child who experienced lean times growing up as well as the precious time she was able to spend with Erin. While there is nothing we can do to change the past, we can do something to help today and in the future. For these reasons, she looks forward to working in this role with an organization committed to filling this much needed gap in our community.
Michele Hawthorne is currently an Insurance Agent for Medicare and is joining Dean Ripley’s Northwestern Mutual Team in Phoenix where she plans to expand her insurance career. Michele has a long history in Marketing, from her former employment as Uno Pizzeria & Grills’ Marketing and Sales Manager for the Syracuse region to holding previous marketing positions at WYNIT and Goetz Dolls. She has served as a long-time member of the Marketing committee for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and was Publicity Chairperson for the Phoenix Chorus and Drama Boosters. Michele is also one of the founding members of the CNY Sensory Processing Support group for parents with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. Michele is a resident of Phoenix with her husband Greg Hawthorne and their two sons, Declan and Jonah.
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