For Immediate Release March 21, 2002
SIX N.J. RESIDENTS ELECTED TO
GOALS FOR LIFE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Six New Jersey women have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the non-profit organization Goals for Life, Inc., founded by three novice soccer-playing moms. Goals for Life is dedicated to supporting worthy causes directly affecting women and their families, through events and activities inspired by women's sports.
The six new Board members, who will serve two-year terms, are Heath Shelby of West Orange; Audrey Razgaitis, Barbara Martoglio, and Beth Albert of Montclair; Jennifer Marquardt of Convent Station; and Kathleen M. Lee, Esq., of Caldwell. They join the three original members of the Board of Trustees: Goals for Life founders Lisa Ciardi of Montclair, Melissa "Minnie" Evans of West Orange, and Venera Gashi of Glen Ridge. Each has one year left in her two-year term.
This year, proceeds from Goals for Life fund-raising activities will be donated to the "In the Pink" Breast Cancer Early Detection and Education program at Saint Michael's Medical Center' in Newark. Among the events scheduled are a Sports Memorabilia Auction at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls on Saturday, April 27, and the second annual Goals for Life Women's Charity Soccer Tournament on Saturday, June 8, at Essex Countyís Brookdale Park.
Heath Shelby, an interior designer with Nancy Heath Betke Interior Design, is a member of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark; serves on the Montclair Art Museum's Volunteer Council; and is president of the Llewellyn Park Ladies Association Board. She is past-president of the Arts Council of the Essex Area, the Montclair Arts and Cultural Alliance Board of Trustees, and the Montclair Art Museum's Volunteer Council and is a fundraising volunteer for several Essex County non-profit associations.
Audrey Razgaitis, a freelance art director, is a former president of the Watchung School PTA. She currently volunteers in her childrens' schools, soccer teams and scout troops. A college volleyball athlete, she began playing soccer in 1999 and currently plays in the women's open league in Montclair.
Barbara Martoglio, president of Goals for Life, is a social worker and executive director of the Montclair-based nonprofit Life Management, Inc., which administers programs for the elderly and social services to residents of affordable housing in Essex County. She is assistant coach for the Blue Blasters, a U-9 girls travel team, and is the Kids Safe coordinator and a board member of the Montclair United Soccer Club. Martoglio began playing soccer in 1998 and plays in the women's intermediate soccer league in Montclair.
Beth Albert, a freelance public relations consultant, a former PTA president at Bradford School in Montclair, currently serves on the PTA board and is a volunteer writing coach at Rand School. She is the manager of the Montclair Vipers U-12 boys travel soccer team. Albert began playing soccer in 1998 and currently plays in the women's intermediate league in Montclair.
Jennifer Marquardt is a member of the fundraising committee of COPE (Cooperative Outreach, Prevention and Education), serving Montclair, West Orange, and Verona. She has done volunteer work for the Chester PTA, the Foundation of the Chesters (which supports Chesterís schools), the Woodland School, and the Woodland Fire Department Ladies Auxilary.
Kathleen M. Lee, an attorney at Vinick & Docherty, Esqs., in Roseland, has volunteered her services as legal consultant to Goals for Life since its inception. She is a volunteer coach in West Caldwell with the Caldwell Recreation Program. Born and raised in Bloomfield, Lee has played soccer since childhood and currently plays in the women's open league in Montclair and the Garden State League.
In addition to founding Goals for Life, Lisa Ciardi started the adult women's soccer movement in Montclair in 1998 and currently plays in the women's open league. She has done fundraising for the Union Congregational nursery school in Montclair.
Minnie Evans spearheaded Goals for Life's organizational and fund-raising efforts in its inaugural year and currently plays soccer in the women's open league in Montclair. She is a Montclair Art Museum volunteer.
Venera Gashi, a volunteer in the Glen Ridge schools, also volunteers for the Albanian American Woman's Organization, which helps women and children in Kosovo, and Albanian immigrants adjust to life in the United States. She plays soccer in the women's open league in Montclair.
Media Contact: Beth Albert @ Goals for Life - 973.429.9950 or 973.783.8072