Liz Carey, Executive Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Information
The executive vice president of affiliate
relations & information technology at Dress for Success Worldwide, Liz
Carey oversees the overall health and governance of the organization’s
Since coming to Dress for Success in 2004, Liz has increased
communications with affiliates and improved the support and materials provided to
them by the Worldwide office. She has implemented systems that allow the
Worldwide office to evaluate the accomplishments of its members and to track
growth in a number of areas on an annual basis. New policies relating to the
accountability and transparency of affiliate operations have helped strengthen
the organization as a whole.
By overhauling the application process
for new affiliates, Liz has ensured that candidates are better
informed about starting and managing an affiliate of Dress for
Success and the expectations of Worldwide. The
organization's new programs are stronger and more effective as
a result of the revised procedures.
Liz has managed both the re-design of the organizational Web
site, which has enhanced Dress for Success’ presence on the
Internet, and the creation and launch of an Intranet site for
affiliates that offers resources and communications tools.
Under her leadership the annual affiliate leadership
conference has become an increasingly valuable experience for
affiliates. By recruiting well-known and respected
expert speakers to present on a range of topics, Liz has
ensured that the affiliate representatives who attend gain
additional skills and information that will help them sustain
and grow their programs more effectively.
Liz graduated magna cum laude from Skidmore College
with a B.A. in English literature. She has also studied literature,
Shakespeare, French and gender issues at the graduate level.
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Liriano is vice president of marketing and communications.
From the pages of
Vogue to the stage at Madison Square Garden, Eunice’s expertise in
marketing, public relations and special events continues to
evolve. Eunice began her voyage at Vibe Magazine working in
special events. She
ventured into sports working with the NBA’s and NFL’s talent
on targeted marketing programs that expanded brand visibility.
She lent her talents to Steve Madden Ltd. where she served as
Marketing and Special Events Manager.
Eunice was influential in creating strategic alliances
between Steve Madden, media entities, international
celebrities and musicians. From the Verizon Ladies First Tour
featuring Beyonce and Alicia Keys to MTV's Video Music Awards,
Eunice continued to expand all Madden’s retail extensions,
elevating brand awareness and increasing revenue.
At LeSportsac, she oversaw all communications as Marketing/PR
Director for the iconic handbag company. She was instrumental
in further developing and strengthening strategic partnerships
for the brand while seeking out and executing added value
programs, targeted consumer programs and strategic event
sponsorships. She increased the brands international footprint
overseeing all Stella McCartney for LeSportsac, marketing and
public relations strategies, special events and retail launch
initiatives in London, China, Mexico and France.
Eunice comes to Dress for Success from for Wilhelmina Artist
Management, where she served as senior marketing manager
overseeing all celebrity fashion and beauty partnerships. Her
talent roster while there included: Olivia Palermo, supermodel
Coco Rocha, Gloria Estefan, Estelle, Natasha Bedingfield and
A graduate of Hunter College with a degree in
Media/Communications, Eunice volunteers in her spare time in
her community as an advocate for breast cancer and public
Vice President of Workforce Development
vice president of workforce development, Angela Williams
oversees the overall execution of all Dress for Success
programs, including ideation, implementation, budget
management, reporting and tracking, and quality assurance.
Angela began her career at Dress for Success Worldwide in 2009
as the New York program director and was promoted to director
of east coast operations in 2010. Under Angela’s
leadership Dress for Success programs consistently surpass
organizational goals, provide optimal delivery of
client-specific services, and develop into seamless
programmatic roll outs to our affiliates worldwide.
Angela’s most fulfilling experience is the coordination of the
Success Summit, a 3-day women’s professional development
conference. Under her leadership
participants unveil many accomplishments, gain valuable tools
and resources to focus on their professional development,
establish networking circles and become advocates for change
in their communities. Every year the Success Summit provides
the platform to create the impetus for change across the globe,
and in every Dress for Success affiliate, a leader is
Angela is an esteemed nationwide presenter for the New York
State Recreation and Park Society. She holds the rank of fifth
degree Black Belt in the combined arts of Taekwondo and
Shodokan and holds many national kumite titles.
Angela earned her B.A. and MS Ed in
education from Lehman College in New York, is
recognized by the Golden Key Honor Society and has
participated in the Ascend ThinkXChange
hub at the Aspen Institute.
Reena De Asis, Director of
Operations - West Coast
De Asis is a community connector with over 12 years of
experience in the corporate, agency and non-profit sectors.
She has championed corporate social responsibility, strategic
alliances and organized socially conscious campaigns and
the Dress for Success Worldwide – West director of operations,
Reena is enthused to build an empowerment-based team who will
awareness of Dress for Success Worldwide - West as a center of
excellence with exemplary programming, strengthen the
organization’s brand and build strategic partnerships.
Previously, she was the director of marketing for Causecast, a
company focused on employee engagement via workplace
giving/volunteering/disaster response/CSR and the director of
marketing and corporate relations for L.A. Works, a HandsOn
Network volunteer action center.
She graduated cum laude
with a B.A. in Communications: Public Relations with a minor
in Human Services and a certificate in Non-profit
Organizational Leadership from California State University,
Reena is a contributor for
The Huffington Post
and Maria Shriver’s Web site. Her work has been published on
Elephant Journal and
The Women’s Conference.
She is a recipient of the President's Volunteer Service and
YWCA’s Women of Achievement Silver Medallion awards. As an
advocate for empowering women, children and the underserved
populations, she is an active and hands-on volunteer. When
she's not volunteering, Reena immerses herself in live music,
writing, the healing arts or embracing a lifestyle of health
Lastly, she’s a firm believer that “[w]hen women are
empowered, whole families benefit, and these benefits often
have ripple effects to future generations.” (UNFPA)
Sue Lewis-O'Halloran, Regional
Director of Australia & New ZealandSue
Lewis-O’Halloran joined Dress for Success Auckland as the
executive manager in 2007 and was hired by Dress for Success
Worldwide in 2009 for the role of regional director of New
Zealand and Australia, the first position funded outside of
New York. Her first priorities were to open up Australia,
which now has three affiliates, and to continue building New
Zealand, who has grown from five to six affiliates. Sue also
manages national and trans-Tasman partnerships while growing
our brand and profile.
One of her key accomplishments was brokering a national
Memorandum of Understanding with the NZ government that will
enable affiliates there to serve more women in need. She has
also established a trans-Tasman Advisory group of key business
women and men, leaders in their particular fields, who provide
advice and guidance to her and her colleagues. In 2010 she
organized the inaugural Regional Conference for New Zealand
and Australian affiliates.
A passionate volunteer, Sue has been president of the Junior
League of Greater Vancouver and a board and executive member
of many non-profits in Vancouver and now in New Zealand,
including the University of BC Women’s Resources Centre, the
Vancouver International Children’s Festival and the H.R
MacMillan Space Centre. She was Coordinator of Special Events
and Protocol for the royal visit to Vancouver of H.R.H. the
Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry; and Coordinator
of the World Affairs Dinner with Lee Iacocca, Chairman of
Sue was nominated for the YWCA’s “Women of Distinction” Award
and featured in articles on Vancouverites: “Local Heroes” and
“Our City’s Honour Roll: People Who Made a Difference.” She
studied Arts, majoring in English and Sociology, at the
University of British Columbia and Hotel Management and
Accounting at the BC Institute of Technology. Sue lives on the
Coromandel Peninsula in NZ, with her “kiwi” husband Clive and
visits her son John and family in Canada as often as