The Twigtale Twelve - Allison Lefrak

The Twigtale Twelve - Allison Lefrak

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Allison Lefrak works as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission where she focuses on issues of privacy and data security. Previously, she was the Litigation Director at a non-profit organization that sought to promote compliance with human rights norms through domestic litigation. Allison spent ten years in private practice, most recently at Reed Smith LLP. She served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Welton Curtis Sewell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Katy Tanghe

The Twigtale Twelve - Katy Tanghe

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Katy Tanghe is married to Mike and mother to Lily, Henri and Mary. She spent 16 years working in public relations for both large companies and small non-profits. She and her family currently reside in Del Mar, California and enjoy traveling, playing Headbanz, and chasing each other in the surf.  

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The Twigtale Twelve - Betina Chan-Martin

The Twigtale Twelve - Betina Chan-Martin

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Betina Chan-Martin lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 5-year-old daughter and she is currently seven months pregnant.  Prior to her pregnancy, she was an avid runner, swimmer, foodie, photographer and movie-goer.  She loves exploring the intersection of product, user experience and technology to solve real-world problems. Her current passion is in parenting and education tech.  She runs product at Twigtale, and moonlights on her own iPhone App, UrbanBib (www.urbanbib.com) which helps families discover and rate local kid-friendly restaurants. 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Ashley Williams

The Twigtale Twelve - Ashley Williams

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Most recently, Ashley Williams is starring alongside Jim Gaffigan in the TVland comedy “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” The show is about a husband and wife trying to raise their five kids in a New York two-bedroom apartment. The comedy draws inspiration from Jim’s real life and also airs on Comedy Central and Spike. It has been picked up for a second season.

 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Sitinee Sheffert

The Twigtale Twelve - Sitinee Sheffert

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Sitinee Sheffert is wife, mom of 4 wonderful children and the founder of Giving Artfully/Giving Artfully Kids.  Prior to having children, Sitinee was a research analyst at UnitedHealthcare and a Project Manager and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.  It wasn't until she had children that she discovered she had a love for being creative.  This passion led her to build a website to connect crafters with volunteer opportunities and then an after-school program that teaches children about philanthropy. 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Patricia Sasser

The Twigtale Twelve - Patricia Sasser

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Patricia Sasser is a Dean of Students at a Connecticut boarding/day high school where she works specifically with the junior class, facilitates student leadership training, and is heavily involved with diversity and inclusivity work. Prior to working in education, Patricia was an Associate Producer at ESPN in Bristol, CT. Patricia also defines herself as a third-culture kid (aka Foreign Service brat) having grown up living in Washington DC, Nigeria, Haiti, and Niger during her elementary and middle school years.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Cathy McLain

The Twigtale Twelve - Cathy McLain

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Cathy McLain currently resides in Tblisi, Georgia (formerly part of the USSR) with her husband and many animals. She founded the McLain Association for Children, a non-profit that serves special needs children in the area.   Cathy is the proud mother of three children (including Twigtale's co-founder, Carrie Southworth), as well as grandmother to four very special grandchildren.  

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The Twigtale Twelve - Lara Hoffman

The Twigtale Twelve - Lara Hoffman

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Lara Hoffman is the wife of Nishad Chande, co-founder of Twigtale. She has spent much of her career working at organizations focused on homelessness, indigent defense, and social justice.  While currently on medical leave to fight breast cancer, Lara normally works as a trial attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Los Angeles. 

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