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.

Lloyd Major
Lloyd Major Board Member, Treasurer
Lloyd Major is a Certified Public Accountant with his own practice in Seymour, Connecticut. Lloyd received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from James Madison University and a Master of Science Degree in Taxation from Seton Hall University.

His thirty plus years of diversified accounting and tax experience include three years as a senior accountant at Weidenbaum, Ryder & Co., and eight years as a manager at N.L. Fish & Co, where he served as the firm’s director of financial statement quality control. In 1996, Lloyd converted his part-time tax and accounting practice, established in 1985, into a full-time CPA practice.

Lloyd currently handles a wide variety of accounting and tax matters for his clientele. These include corporate and personal tax preparation and planning; bookkeeping and payroll services; financial statement preparation; and employee benefit and retirement planning. Services are tailored to meet the individual client’s specific needs.

Coleen Fitch
Coleen FitchSecretary/Implementation Coordinator
Coleen Fitch is a stepmom and mom whose passion is injury prevention and educating parents about keeping kids safe, especially in the car. She is a former EMT and 911 Dispatcher who, since 2006, has worked as a full-time civilian employee for the Trumbull Police Traffic Division, and is the owner of Little Riders LLC, a child passenger safety education and installation service started in 2009.

Coleen is a long-time Valley resident and volunteer, and learned about Treasured Time as it was being conceived. She began as an event volunteer for the organization, and as she learned more about the beautiful families they were helping create memories, she was hooked. She joined the Board in January of 2016, and serves as Secretary. In early 2017 she took on the additional role of Implementation Coordinator, and now plans some of the trips for our families as well as overseeing the team planning the others. Her favorite part of serving these families are the messages and pictures she receives from them while they’re on their trips and after they return.

She lives in Derby with her husband, her 11 year son (also a Treasured Time volunteer) and their dog Scooby.

Anthony J. Truino
Anthony J. Truino
Early in his career,Anthony decided to focus his practice on providing clients with a framework for making integrated financial decisions that work together to grow and preserve their wealth,both in the short-term and for generations to come.Over the years,he has worked with a select group of clients who value the focused attention, detailed insight and extensive knowledge that are hallmarks of his practice.

To best serve the needs of his clients,Anthony has brought together a team of highly skilled, highly experienced professionals with specific areas of expertise that work together to provide comprehensive wealth management capabilities. They collaborate with each client to create personalized solutions tailored to their unique situation.

Anthony’s process begins with discovery and goal setting to uncover and clarify what each client wants to achieve. Utilizing his team and a host of internal and external resources,he develops a program that enables his clients to manage and grow their wealth. He and his team work closely with their clients’ other advisors, including their attorneys and accountants. This holistic approach,combined with highly personalized service and cutting edge financial management tools,has earned Anthony a number of top honors from MetLife including the Chairman’s, President’sand Leaders Conferences and membership in the prestigious InnerCircle.It was also the catalyst for the creation of Barnum Wealth Management,a financial services firm focused on serving a select group of affluent individuals and their families as well as key executives and their employees.

A major component of Anthony’s approach is to educate and empower clients to make informed decisions about often complex issues. As part of that commitment,Anthony does considerable work with PlanSmart®,an educational program encompassing a range of financial topics offered by MetLife to employees of major corporations. Anthony offers this program to corporate executives,focusing on topics that address the issues and opportunities presented by their multifaceted compensation and benefit structures.

Anthony’s commitment to working one on one with people in support of their goals extends to his work in the community. He is on the board of directors of FoundationforLife,a non-profit that has supported hundreds of organizations working to better the lives of those in need throughout the community.

Anthony has been awarded two prestigious “40under40”honors bytheFairfieldBusinessJournalin 2012 andConnecticut Magazinein 2011.In February 2013,Anthony become one of the select few to be designated a Register Financial Advisor by the National Football League Players Association.He has also been named a Five Star Money Manager in Connecticut* and is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, recognized as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

Anthony is a graduate of CentralConnecticutState University with a degree in finance and has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™certification.He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Stefanie and their lovely daughter ChloeEmma. A member of Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Anthony enjoys golf and tennis and is an overall exercise enthusiast.

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.