Meet the Celebrating One Team
Helping people has always come naturally to me. I feel a strong sense of empathy for those around me which often comes from a place of personal experience.
Throughout my life, many times I have felt alone and misunderstood. Different periods had different challenges (being a pregnant teenager, single mom, go through a divorce, have no place to live and many more) I often lack encouragement and support.
My life changed because I didn't give up.
It suddenly became obvious to me the importance of celebrations to help encourage others to keep going. Not just the standard milestones like birthdays, but the mundane, every day, the extraordinary achievements, the small steps forward that people take.
The mission of Celebrating One is to seek out those who have been overlooked, those who have achieved great feats of emotional, physical, spiritual strength. These are the people we celebrate and encourage, and we do so with gestures large and small.
I invite you to see those people in your life who need to be lifted up and honored. Send a card, buy a cup of coffee, call just to say hello. Even better, nominate them to be recognized and motivated to keep moving forward by the Celebrating One team so they know they are not alone.
I am so grateful for all those who took a moment to celebrate and encourage me when I needed it most. This is what drives me to show others how important it is to give encouragement each day which can change someone life like it did mine.
Jurgita Fumo, Founder
Meet Our Board
Cynthia is one of a founding member’s of Celebrating One and has been involved with Celebrating One from conception.
The concept of bringing joy and the desire to help others has inspired me to be a part of Celebrating One. I am honored to bring all my talents including business consulting for the benefit of this organization.
Nissa Rinaldi is a Professional Counselor licensed by the state of Ohio.
I believe in the mission and vision of Celebrating One! I truly enjoy helping individuals
uncover their strengths and reach their potential with the collaboration of Celebrating One
Rena has worked as the Controller at TRIAD Architects since its inception 20 years ago. She is also on a mission to inspire healthy living around the world by representing the Juice Plus+ Co. for the last 3 years. Rena is a member of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, New Albany Woman’s Network and Church of the Resurrection. She participates in many philanthropic events for educational foundations, homelessness, and recently became the Volunteer Coordinator for Celebrating One.
Trista's career has been focused on personalized medicine to help patients with cancer determine treatment options, as well as help family members with their inherited risk. Trista is so excited to be a part of the Celebrating One organization as the Founder came into her life at a time where she needed help... needed support... needed guidance.... needed reassurance that things were going to be ok. Trista wants to make sure that others going through tough times has this same support. Celebrating One is that organization and Trista is thrilled to be part of it!
Stephanie Page is Head of Community Outreach for POINT (a volunteering app!)
I'm passionate about C1 mission - every single person deserves to feel loved and celebrated and believed in. While I LOVE big, institutional changes (I studied public policy in college), it's equally (if not more so!) important to focus on individual people.