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Our People

Meet the people behind our mission.

Our founders

Inspired by their grandmother, founders and sisters, Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart vowed to support women and have since built a legacy of empowerment, transforming thousands of lives with Fresh Start’s mission. Learn more about our founders and the passion that brought our organization to life.

Our boards

Fresh Start is honored to benefit from the expertise and leadership of three boards: the Executive Board of Directors, Auxiliary Board, and Men’s Board. Learn more about the impressive cohorts dedicated to supporting our mission.

Our staff

Meets the talented people dedicated to advance Fresh Start’s mission: empowering women to succeed.

The Fresh Start Visionaries

Join us in thanking and honoring the Visionaries–over 80 individuals, families and organizations who have each cumulatively contributed $100,000 or more to Fresh Start. Throughout our 30-year history, Fresh Start Visionaries, together, have invested more than $42,000,000 to advance our mission.

More than just a job.

Working at Fresh Start is an opportunity to support women in the community on their journey to self-sufficiency. We’re looking for enthusiastic, caring people to join us in this mission and make a difference every single day.