Board of Directors
A board member is a member of a governing board of an organization having supervisory powers, and oversight, voting rights and delegated responsibilities that are agreed upon.
Project Help’s board of directors are not the same old stuffy, boring board members most people think of as board members. Project Help has a diverse board, are crazy creative, and feed off of each other’s brilliance. They meet once a month and have calls or committee meetings from time to time between monthly board meetings.
The board is always looking for great new talent. If you think you have what it takes to do this exciting and rewarding work, call Sandy, Executive Director and chief cook and bottle washer at 973-875-2068
Jeremy Curcio, GySgt, [Retired], Vice President
Gunnery Sergeant Jeremy Curcio entered the Marine Corps in June 2004 and retired December 2019. He served as a flight crew member, Operations Manager, Financial Manager, OSHA Safety Manager, Martial Arts Instructor, and a Career Recruiter/Sales Manager. He has also studied Business Management at University of Maryland University College and is working towards his MBA at Temple University.
Jeremy is an expert at networking through community outreach and negotiating between military and private sector organizations, which will bring value to Project Help’s mission.
Jeremy has been with Project Help from the beginning - sharing the same drive, passion, and long-term vision as the Founder. Jeremy’s view: “this country’s approach to taking care of our military has improved drastically since his grandfather served in the Battle of the Bulge and his father in-law served in Vietnam”; yet there are still so many gaps to be filled and Project Help will not rest until that mission is accomplished!
Jeremy is happily married and has three sons (and a fourth on the way!) that are all equally Patriotic and selfless; they are proud to be a part of the Project Help team as well! The family is also heavily involved in the scouts, where Jeremy is an assistant leader.
Jeremy can be reached at Jeremy.ProjectHelp@gmail.com.
Jennifer Dahl Domaracki, Director of Marketing, New Jersey
Formerly a teacher in Jersey City, NJ, Jennifer now resides in Sussex County with her husband and two daughters. She was given the “Mary Scarpula Award” for outstanding community service from her lake association where she acts as a committee and board member. Jennifer hopes to instill a love of community service in young girls as the co-leader of two Girl Scout troops.
As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Jennifer has experience and compassion for the effects that combat has on our veterans. She is committed to giving back to the men and women who served for us.
Karen Reinertsen, Vice Treasurer
Karen has been a government employee for the past twenty years and prior to that operated a family owned restaurant in Bergen County. In her free time she loves to cook and participate in “craft sales”. Although from Hudson County, she resided in Bergen County and now lives in Sussex County with her husband. She has three grown children and six grandchildren and stays active in her community with Girl Scouts and volunteering.
Karen was married to a Vietnam veteran and has a brother who served as well. She has seen the good and bad of the Vietnam War and the impact it had on society. She is now dedicated to helping veterans and their families through her service with Project Help.
Brent a long time resident of Long Valley, NJ is recently married and currently resides Hoboken with his bride, Anna. He is a financial advisor based in Saddle Brook, NJ.
From being an Eagle scout to playing basketball for a national championship team, he loves to be physically active. He graduated college with dual B.S. degrees and has worked in several sales positions.
As a true patriot, Brent wanted to serve in some way to help our military / veterans and found Project Help to be a great match. He joined the Project Help team in June of 2019. Giving back is very important to him and helping veterans is high on his list of where he wants to serve.
Judie McFarland, Secretary
Judie is a long time resident of Sussex County, where she raised her two sons and enjoys her three grandchildren. Her husband was a Vietnam veteran and suffered some of the residuals of Agent Orange and other issues.
Judie has been a registered nurse for the past 50 years. As Judie’s nursing career progressed, she realized that serving seniors was her calling and was the Director of Nursing in the continuum of Long Term Care for over 25 years. She also held the office of President for the New Jersey Association Directors of Nursing Administration for the past 8 years and was named Nursing Director of the year by both the New Jersey and National Association in 2004.
As the widow of a disabled Vietnam Veteran, Judie has a special interest in helping veterans. She is a believer of paying it forward to our Veterans as a way of thanking them for their sacrifices in war.
Kyle Mitchell, Director of Operations, Florida
Kyle Mitchell is a former CPL in the United States Marine Corps. He is passionate about photography and graphic design and began putting his talents to work early in the foundational stages of Project Help.
Being a New Jersey homegrown along with being in the military himself this issue lies deep in his roots. He has worked under his grandmother Sandy Mitchell but with a new chapter opening in his life, he moved to Florida where he will also be leading a new team of volunteers. Leading the Florida Team attached to Project Help he aims to reach the widespread homelessness population in Florida along with any other struggling veterans in the area.
Michael Coelho, Director of Marketing, Florida
Michael is a graduate of Grand Valley State University receiving a bachelor of business administration in marketing. Growing up, he has always had a heart for the less fortunate looking for and thinking of ways he could help others. When Kyle Mitchell, a very close friend of his and one of the original founders of Project Help, approached him with the idea of helping him expand Project Help into Florida he was eager to jump at the opportunity.
Michael now hopes to use his education to establish Project Help as a strong and viable resource to any veterans in need in Florida. In his spare time, Michael is a musician and aspiring actor and one day hopes to use that platform to bring attention to many other issues and hopefully make a lasting impact on the people around him for the better.
Erica Carmichael, Vice President of Operations, Florida
Erica Carmichael is a former LCPL in the United States Marine Corps. Always having a spot in her heart for those less fortunate Erica has always given back. With her military background, the issue of struggling veterans in America is one she doesn't take lightly. Erica aims to help spread awareness of the issue along with working hand in hand to help benefit those going through tough times.