Meet the board members who dedicate their time, their minds, and their hearts daily to lead our cause out of the shadows and into the light.
TRACY VARANO-garrison, CO-CHAIRPERSON
Tracy Varano-Garrison made the commitment to volunteer with Beauty After Bruises after meeting with a family who suffered inordinate financial crises after years of trying to obtain care for their adolescent child with complex-PTSD, knowing that Beauty After Bruises was going to be her most important mission to date. Tracy currently works for Morgan Stanley in Camp Hill, PA and has served on many charitable boards including the Brush Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Shamokin Area United Way where she was the former President of both boards. Tracy and her husband, Shane, find great joy in their 3 rescue cats, going to the gym, game nights with friends and taking road trips to visit family. Tracy is honored to work as a voice for the voiceless and to bring awareness to the world in a community that is suffering.
THERESA BRICKER, CO-CHAIRPERSON
Theresa Bricker has been a dedicated LPN and Rehab Nurse with Health South since 1984. Teaching patients how to care for themselves following an accident or illness so that they can successfully return home has been particularly rewarding. She and her husband, Todd, have been married for 24 years and have 2 adult children. She is very proud to serve on the Board and to share the mission of Beauty After Bruises both professionally and publicly. Helping survivors get back on their feet and feel a sense of competence again, through the guidance of a compassionate hand, is deeply important to her - just as it has been for her patients in over thirty years of service.
ZANDY BINNER, SECRETARY
Zandy Binner earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science, followed by her Master's Degree in Administration of Justice, at Shippensburg University. She currently sits on the Planning Commission for Carroll Township, York County, and also serves as the township's Republican Committeewoman. In her free time, Zandy enjoys hanging out with her fur babies (pets), staying active in the local community, and teaching ballet classes. Zandy is passionate about Beauty After Bruises and is grateful to serve as a Board Member with a charity that truly puts the care of the community members at its forefront.
JOHN STRAW, TREASURER
John Straw is a graduate of the Dubois Business College with an Associate's Degree in Business Management. After serving more than 15 years in the Customer Service industry he took the entrepreneurial plunge. He opened his own business in the Health and Wellness industry, helping others to achieve their physical wellness goals. While helping people reach their physical peak, John quickly discovered that physical wellness is something so easily sought, but mental and emotional wellness is much harder to achieve and even harder to ask for. John's service on a variety of other local charity boards led him to Beauty After Bruises and he felt an immediate connection to our mission. John brings his knowledge of fundraising and desire to help people feel well again to the Board, and he is a vital asset.
STEPHANIE MOYER, FUNDRAISING CHAIR
Stephanie Moyer is a full-time mother of 5 children and owns her own Health and Wellness business. She is the founder of The 717 Club, a networking group for local small business owners. As a trauma survivor herself, Stephanie possesses a skill set for survivorship that translates into an intense dedication, passion, and commitment to Beauty After Bruises that not just anyone can bring. Stephanie's unique perspective means she can anticipate our survivors' needs and help us accommodate them better. Her ability to empathize deeply, desire to protect fiercely, and her natural gifts as a mother of small children make her the perfect person to chair our fundraising efforts that help us gain the resources we need to distribute amongst our survivors.