Treasured Time Board of Directors

Suzanne Major
Suzanne MajorFounder and Chairman of the Board, CEO
Suzanne Major is a results-oriented marketer with over 20 years of expertise in client and agency-based integrated promotions, interactive and direct marketing disciplines and project management. Suzanne is currently a Project Management Specialist at Prudential, where she acts as the department liaison for company-wide large-scale project implementations. Previously, Suzanne served in the United States Air Force where she specialized in Computer Logistics at the Pentagon. She has worked with the Children’s Miracle Network, Boys and Girls Club, Unilever, Motorola, California Partnership for Long Term Care, Anthem, Norelco and Rubbermaid.

Suzanne’s passion for cause marketing grew stronger after losing a family member to cancer at age 26 and watching a close friend whose husband and 8-year old are battling cancer. She organized food chains, enlisted numerous volunteers, but wanted to do more. She fondly remembers when her grandparents took 17 family members on a cruise for their 65th wedding anniversary in lieu of giving monetary gifts and she will never forget the family memories created on that trip. That’s why she wishes to make those kinds of memories for the families supported by Treasured Time.

Cassandra O'hara
Cassandra O'haraVice Chairman/COO
A native New Yorker, Cassandra fell in love with helping people fairly early in life. A desire to be able to use her knowledge to help others solve issues and learn how to interact with many different types of people prompted her to attend Sacred Heart University, leading her to get her BA in psychology.

Cassandra has been a volunteer EMT, received her CNA certificate in 2010, and works as a surgical tech, as well as manages a Starbucks location in Seymour, CT. Working at Starbucks has enabled her to make many connections and be able to reach out to the community in many different ways, such as participating and aiding in events with Habitat for Humanity, and Susan B. Komen.

In August 2003, Cassandra’s uncle and best friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and passed away in September that same year. He left behind a wife, six daughters, and five grandchildren. Seeing the effect tragedy imposes upon a family, and loosing someone so dear has enabled her to understand the importance of what organizations like Treasured Time can do for those in need.

Anthony J. Truino CFP®, RICP®, CPWA®
Anthony J. Truino CFP®, RICP®, CPWA®
Early in his career, Anthony decided to focus his practice on providing people with a game plan for making financial decisions that work together to help grow and preserve their wealth. This approach evolved to Barnum Wealth Management’s “personal CFO” model which delivers holistic advice and strategic guidance giving you both greater clarity about and better control of your financial life.
Tony works extensively with executives and entrepreneurs addressing both their personal and professional financial needs and opportunities including incentive compensation, concentrated stock positions and lending needs. He also specializes in developing financial game plans for professional athletes at each stage of their career and beyond. His deep understanding of the various components of wealth creation and deployment that are unique to professional athletes helps enable them to enjoy to greater peace of mind for themselves and their families by knowing they have prepared for whatever the future holds.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Barnum Wealth Management, Anthony has built a team of highly experienced, educated, and skilled professionals with knowledge of the various components of holistic wealth management. They follow a demonstrated strategic process that results in integrated advice, efficient and effective implementation, and disciplined oversight. Each game plan is both detailed and flexible, with the ability to adapt as each client’s needs change, new opportunities are created, and new stages in life are reached.

The team is encouraged to be life-long learners and Anthony leads by example. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) professional, the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. He earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation, which teaches investment professionals how to create sustainable retirement income for their clients. He also is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®), which involves mastering the most advanced knowledge and techniques to address the sophisticated needs of high net worth individuals.
His approach has earned Anthony many top honors during his career. While at MetLife, he was named to their Americas (2007-2016), Platinum (2005-2016) and Leaders (2003-2016) Conferences as well as being granted membership in their prestigious Inner Circle. He was named to “40 under 40” honors by both the Fairfield Business Journal in 2012 and Connecticut Magazine in 2011. In February 2013, Anthony became one of the select few to be designated a Registered Player Financial Advisor by the National Football League Players Association. A member of the Million Dollar Round Table, recognized as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business, he has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager in Connecticut. * Anthony was recently named to the Barnum Financial Group Hall of Fame, which continues a decades long tradition of recognizing achievement.

Anthony’s commitment to helping people goes beyond his wealth management practice to the communities where he lives and works. He encourages everyone at Barnum Wealth to commit both time and talent to causes they deem worthy. Anthony serves on the board of directors of Treasured Time, which grants the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses, and of Sacred People, which works to improve the situation of Native Americans with honor, dignity, and new ideas. He is the recipient of a 2018 Gold Community Service Award from MassMutual for his work with Treasured Time.

A graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in finance, Anthony lives with his wife Stefanie and their lovely daughter Chloe Emma in Southport, Connecticut. A member of Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Anthony enjoys golf and tennis and is an overall fitness enthusiast.
*The FIVE STAR Award is granted by Five Star Professional, an independent 3rd party marketing firm. This award is not indicative of future performance or success and stems from nominations by industry professionals in a given market area and based up on objective criteria including favorable regulatory and compliant history reviews conducted by the firm, retention rates and client assets administered.

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Lindsay Provenzano
Lindsay Provenzano
Lindsay is a mom of two young children, who is a caregiver by heart and trade. She works part time as a Post Partum Doula both with Birth Partners LLC and is certified in infant care and breast feeding support.
In 2014, Lindsay was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was an extremely difficult time for both her and her family. At the end of treatment she learned of Treasured Time through a hospital social worker. With her help, Lindsay applied to receive a gift of moments. In November of 2014 her family’s wish was granted and they spent a weekend away to recharge and just be a family! Her children, 5 and 3 at the time got to have fun and not worry about their mom’s health.
Now three years later Lindsay is cancer free and understands first hand what a special organization Treasured Time is and the impact they have on the families who have their wishes granted.
Since 2015, Lindsay and her family have volunteered at many events and even helped create and chair our annual wine tasting event. May of 2017 she became a member of the board. She has a very special prespective having been on both the receiving and giving ends.
She lives in Trumbull with her husband Paul and two children, Joey and Kaylie.
Patti Lavernoich
Patti LavernoichEvents Chair
Patti “retired” from her job as Program Manager at WTNH, Channel 8 and became a full time mom in 1998 when she gave birth to twin girls. Sadly, one of her daughters died at 15 months old. Living with that pain has made her acutely aware of the challenges faced by families when a loved one dies. She never returned to the work force but instead focused on raising her remaining daughter. She spent all of the school years serving as room parent, PTO member, booster club president, and in other various volunteer positions. When her daughter graduated high school in 2016, she was looking for another volunteer opportunity, and gratefully found Treasured Time when she met Founder Suzanne Major.

Patti is a good fit for her position as Events Chair, not only because of her professional background but because of her extensive administrative experience while pursuing her hobby. She has been a member of Sweet Adelines International for 22 years. During that time she has served in many different capacities both in her chorus and at the regional (New England) level. Her eye for detail and organizational skills have helped her to excel as Regional Events Coordinator, Chair of the Regional Convention, Regional Registrar, Chorus President, Chorus Membership Coordinator, and currently as Chorus Marketing Coordinator.

She’s looking forward to helping Treasured Time hold successful events in order to continue to give the gift of moments to our families.

Jenn Moffatt
Jenn MoffattPublic Relations
Jenn has a BS in Corporate Communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She has devoted much of her life to her valley community and volunteer work.

Jenn was on our Board of Directors as the Events Committee Chair beginning in November of 2013. She has recently moved over to the PR Chair position on our Board of Directors.

During her 11 year tenure at Verizon Wireless, Jenn was responsible for developing and executing events and employee recognition for the 800 person call center workforce. In addition to fostering internal employee engagement, Jenn also served as the center’s primary liaison for community outreach: supporting on-site Red Cross Blood Drives; community drives to support local food banks, animal shelters and local domestic violence shelters; Cooked dinner and helped organize pantries at the local homeless shelter; Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program as well as serving as the primary liaison for the center’s support of the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. She was recognized by Verizon Wirelesses’ Executive Leadership Team for her incredible volunteer efforts. Her talents truly reside in her ability to plan and execute both small and large scale events.

Jenn is passionate about mentoring young athletes, on and off the field. Jenn is currently employed by her Alma Mater Derby High School in the Athletic Department. She has been a volunteer softball coach at Derby High School, her alma mater, since 1997 and was recently named the Assistant Varsity Coach.

Several members of Jenn’s family have battled with life threatening illnesses. She lost her grandfather to lung cancer when she was only 12; her aunt has survived 2 bouts of throat cancer; and most recently, her aunt and godmother battled and survived rectal cancer. Jenn’s commitment is to continue her work in a volunteer capacity by helping others facing these same difficult situations.