Sheila Dion


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 ,  sales support for Dale Carnegie of CNY and she is currently the marketing coordinator at Ripley, Garlock & Associates in Phoenix, NY. 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 and is the 2019 Non Profit Award winner for board leadership.  She lives in Phoenix with her family.  


Board members

Dean Ripley- President


Dean Ripley is a 1994 graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin with a degree in Government. After graduation, he joined NML as an advisor in his hometown of Boulder, CO.  He moved to Phoenix, NY  in 2002 along with his wife Sherri, his two step children and his daughter.  Dean currently maintains offices in Phoenix and Broomfield, CO. 

Dean’s practice focuses on wealth management and income distribution planning for people approaching and transitioning into retirement, as well as estate planning for successful families and business owners. Dean has received numerous industry and company awards over his career including many years as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (including Top of the Table honors multiple times) and numerous National Quality Awards.  

The service side of his practice aims to work with 200-300 clients, providing comprehensive wealth management, financial planning and advisory services. The planning side of his practice focuses on working with people that have typically never been engaged in a true planning process. Planning work is done under a flat charge arrangement and places a strong focus on financial education and providing clients with clarity about their current situation and their projected financial paths.  

Dean has been married to Sherri for 19 years, and their two step children are working professionally and living nearby after having graduated college. Dean’s and Sherri’s youngest child is a recent enrollee at Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY. 

Dean is on the Board of Directors at Beaver Meadows Golf Club, a founding member of The Waterside Cigar and Bocce Club in Phoenix and enjoys supporting numerous local organizations in his home town. Dean is an avid yet mediocre golfer, loves to follow Denver professional sports as well as University of Colorado and Syracuse University sports, and he enjoys fishing frequently in Canada and the Thousand Islands region of New York. 

Connie DeShaies- VP


Janet Moyer- Treasurer


Michelle Newvine- Secretary


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.


Jim Graham


Jackie Flint



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.


Jennifer Dubovik


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