Board of Directors
Kristin Hasley , Executive Director
Kristin Hasley graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Health Sciences and went on to continue her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she received a dual Masters in Public Health and Education. During graduate school, she worked for the University of Pittsburgh as the Project Coordinator for an NIH grant initiative in education for lifestyle modification of patients who abuse alcohol. Later she worked in managed care coordinating a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for children with special needs in improving their access to medical care. Her experience in public health and education brought her to the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, a non-profit organization, where she worked as the Director for Education Services. While there she facilitated remediation programming for physicians who had been brought up on competency concerns. Kristin hopes to lend her expertise in public health from a variety of for-profit and non-profit settings to help children with special needs to have a better quality of life. She is active in her church and community serving on a number of boards and committees to improve the lives of families. Her husband, Daryl, is the Director of Business Development for Armada Supply Chain, and they have three boys: Dalton, Jeremiah, and Aiden.
Rose Morris, Co-Founder, Chairwoman
Rose graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary education. Rose is also the parent of a small child with autism. Rose started her own company in 2009, The Safety Sleeper, after seeing a need to keep her own son safe at night. In 2010, Rose was named one of Pittsburgh's 40 under 40 which honors men and women for their business accomplishments and initiatives.
Beth Machine, Secretary
Beth Machine is currently the Marketing Director for The Safety Sleeper. She has worked as an administrative coordinator in the Family Ministry department at North Way Christian Community for six and a half years. Beth was also an administrative coordinator for several departments at UPMC South Side hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. In both of these positions, she used her expertise in administration, planning and strategy to help these organizations succeed. Beth earned her bachelor's degree in Marketing at Gannon University in 1994. Her experience in communications, marketing and event planning have helped her and her husband, Todd, as proprietors of their DJ business, Affordable Fun by DJ Mr. Machine which they began in 2003. Beth has been working for non-profit organizations since 1998 and she desires to contribute her experience to help families meet their needs and thrive.
Thomas Michael, Jr.
Tom graduated from Allegheny College in 2004 with a degree in Political Science. After college, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Juris Doctorate and a Master's in Business Administration in 2007. During his graduate years, he owned a commercial real estate company as well as a general contracting company. After earning his J.D./M.B.A., he worked for over a year with The Ventura Group, LLC doing investment banking. Today, Tom still owns and operates the commercial real estate company, as well as other businesses. He is the principal attorney of The Commerce Law Group, LLC, which focuses largely on business law. He also started Greystone Capital Advisors, which allows him to pursue his varied business interests. Tom is also currently a board member for a community development corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a tremendous asset to the Board of Fund It Forward, and plans to use his legal and business knowledge to make it a successful non-profit organization.
Vicki Ferrence Ray
Vicki Ferrence Ray is Sr. Director of National Programs for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). She oversees HOBY affiliates and programs for fourteen sites in 8 states, and supervises the Program Department Staff of HOBY International. Vicki is a 1989 HOBY alumnus from Penns Valley High school in Spring Mills, PA. She was a HOBY volunteer for 15 years before becoming a staff person at HOBY International in 2004. Prior to working for HOBY she served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor for Management and Productivity for the City of Philadelphia in then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell's second administration from 1998 to 2000. She then left the public sector to work in the private sector as Director of Planning and Development for Refinery, Inc., a strategic web design and technology company, from 2000 to 2003. Vicki served as a government consultant in Harrisburg, PA on Governor Rendell's Strategic Sourcing Initiative in 2004. Vicki has a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Penn State University (PSU) and a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania (PENN). She is married to Dr. Adam Ray, an emergency medicine physician, and has two small children, Liam and C.J.
Craig Rathmell has worked in the telecommunications industry for over a decade. He also is a deacon and ministry leader at North Way Christian Community working with youth and young adults. Craig has also lead volunteers for several mission trips across the United States. Craig earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management at Waynesburg University in 2004. Being a manager in the corporate sector and volunteer leader with non-profits has helped him gain the knowledge to lead Fund It Forward’s volunteer base. Craig’s experience with his family and the families he’s helped through North Way has fueled his desire to reach out to families of children with special needs and assist them in providing a better environment to grow.