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Meet the Founder

FELICIA
RAYE DINY

MY STORY

My desire to help women struggling to find independence after surviving domestic abuse is personal. I have experienced the stress, trauma and anxiety associated with abuse. These experiences have had an enormous influence on my dedication to helping other women. I have overcome many obstacles to become the successful, confident woman I am today. I firmly believe every woman should be given opportunities to rise above their circumstances and have a safe and comfortable home for themselves and their children. My goal for Felicia‘s Donation Closet is to provide the basic necessities for women who are on a path to a new and hopeful future.

BOARD MEMBERS

Ryan Olson

I have been motivated by a desire to help others from a young age. I am fortunate enough as an adult to be in a position where I am afforded the opportunity to give back in the ways I see most beneficial. My strong work ethic combined with my dedication to help others is why I choose to be involved in Felicia‘s great cause.

Jamie Hagenow

For the past decade I have had a passion for giving. As a small business owner since 2013, I have had the pleasure of serving people in my community and their pets. In 2017 I was a founding member of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats and I continue to preside as a board member. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. The combination of my education and experience has helped to shape my ability to be both a leading and supporting force in the advancement of human decency. I am honored to be a part of Felicia’s dream  to empower women and their families struggling from domestic abuse. 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Brenton Harris

Growing up in a Single Parent Household I witnessed firsthand how hard my mother worked to put food on the table, clothes on our back, and apartments to live in.  Through hard work, determination, and an amazing support group, I was able to overcome some obstacles and am blessed at this point in my life to be able to assist people who face similar situations I did during my youth.  I currently own and operate an Insurance Agency, with offices in Prairie du Sac, Poynette, and Waunakee respectively, which allows me the opportunity to be a part of Felicia’s Donation Closet.  I am truly honored to assist in our mission as we create a positive change for the lives of as many women and children as possible.

Kelly Diny

I have been in the banking and mortgage industry for over 25 years mainly in the Dane County area. I have been an active volunteer in the past for Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, VetConnect, and most recently I have fed the homeless once a month thru The Friends of State Street & The Beacon for the last 6 years. My goal is to help define and balance organization directives and leadership from my extensive past experiences with volunteering to maximize productive partnerships by encouraging “a boots on ground” philosophy. I am proud to be a part of an organization that can help remove the stigma and secrecy of those suffering from domestic abuse and strengthens the community circle of support for women and children.

Marcia Sokol

I have worked in the Verona Area School District for over 20 Years. Working with students makes you aware and understand how important a safe home is for a child’s well being. Without stability at home, many students tend to fall behind in academic and social development. Volunteering and giving to others has always been very important to me. Being a part of Felicia’s Donation Closet is a great opportunity for me to give back and help support women and children in the community, who are starting over with new goals of a positive life for their families.

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