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.
Rena DeLevie, Chief Operating
Chief Operating Officer of Dress for Success Worldwide, Rena
DeLevie is responsible for enhancing the internal organization
processes and infrastructure, enabling Dress for Success
Worldwide to continue to grow and fulfill its mission, while
also overseeing the external functions of development and
Rena is passionate about the mission to empower disadvantaged
women. She volunteered with Dress for Success Worldwide
as a mentor, speaker and consultant for 8 years before joining
the team full-time.
Prior to joining Dress for Success Worldwide, Rena
Operations Management roles in corporate sectors such as
retail/fashion and finance. In
all her engagements, she successfully led initiatives that
increased efficiency and reduced expenses by improving
department structure, enhancing financial controls and
streamlining processes. Her
success is based on a compassionate approach to business, with
a warm heart towards people, creativity and the process, and a
cold eye on the bottom line.
dynamic and inspiring speaker, Rena has delivered
presentations at conferences, groups and universities across
Rena has a BFA from School of Visual Arts. She has been a
board member for CineWomen NY and a mentor, vocational
counselor and management consultant for Dress for Success
Worldwide and The Vocational Foundation, NYC.
Kelly Beaty, Vice President of
Marketing & Communications
is the vice president of marketing and communications for
Dress for Success Worldwide. Kelly is
responsible for developing and leading the overarching
strategy for marketing and communications, as well as building
our brand, enhancing awareness of our programs and
accomplishments and positioning Dress for Success as a thought
leader on women’s workforce development issues.
Prior to joining Dress for Success
Worldwide, Kelly was a veteran public
relations and communications strategist with a specialization
in corporate social responsibility and crisis/reputation
management. Named one of Atlanta’s “Power 30 Under 30,” Kelly began her career in
Public Relations as an intern at Black Enterprise
magazine in New York and has since
worked for industry leading PR agencies with a client history
that includes Fortune 500 CEOs, government officials, NGO
leaders, celebrities and marquee brands.
As a fun fact, Kelly was featured as a contestant in season 10
of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice and as a “celebrity model”
during spring 2011
fashion week. Dedicated to women’s issues, Kelly is an avid
supporter of Living Water for Girls, a refuge and
rehabilitation center for sexually exploited young girls, and
regularly speaks to women’s groups and conferences nationwide.
Kelly received her B.A. in political science from
Spelman College in Atlanta and
holds a M.A. degree in public communication from The
American University in
Stacy Dieter, Vice President of
vice president of resource development, Stacy Dieter leads all
fundraising activities for the organization including
cause-related marketing, sponsorships, special events,
foundation grants and individual giving.
Stacy’s 16+ years experience in corporate development,
fundraising and marketing spans the healthcare, Internet,
financial, consumer, art and non-profit sectors.
Previously, Stacy worked as director of corporate development
at the Guggenheim Museum and in other development positions at
organizations such as Pacific Northwest Ballet and Feeding
Stacy received her B.A. in English with minors in psychology
and sociology from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
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.
Tiffany Ashitey, Director of
director of special events, Tiffany is responsible for the
support and management of major fundraising events for Dress
for Success Worldwide, including the Something to Share Gala,
Power Walk for Dress for Success NYC, Women Helping Women and
Women in Business: Making Change.
A graduate of
Temple University, with a B.A. in Advertising, Tiffany has
nearly 10 years experience in special events and
marketing/communications, specifically in the media and
non-profit industries. With a passion for mentoring, education
and women’s empowerment causes, she’s served in various
capacities with several organizations.
A native New Yorker, Tiffany formerly served as director of
marketing & communications for an education non-profit and
currently is obtaining her M.S. in Integrated Marketing from
New York University.
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)
Amanda Flott, Director of
Operations - Central Region
Amanda excitedly joined Dress for Success Worldwide as
director of operations - central region in July 2012. Amanda
comes to us with more than 10 years of nonprofit management,
advocacy campaigning and strategic development experience.
Previously, she worked as a non-profit management consultant,
where she focused on building strong, strategic and
sustainable organizations. Working in Chicago for several
years for Amnesty International, Amanda cultivated her passion
for empowering women and made great advances towards ending
violence against and upholding human rights for women around
the world. As the director of operations, she will continue
building the momentum of our Worldwide -Central office,
focusing on securing additional funding streams, recruiting
and retaining a diverse volunteer base and initiating growth
to ensure the Chicago office becomes a center of excellence
and place of best practices for our affiliates.
Amanda graduated magna
cum laude with a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management
from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service
Administration. She also has a B.A. degree in Political
Science & American Studies from the University of Kansas.
Besides being an active member of the Chicago non-profit
women’s scene, Amanda is a regular Bikram yogi and loves any
opportunity to escape the city for an outdoor adventure.
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