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THE BOARD

THE BOARD

THE BOARD

The Dare to Run board consists of nonprofit professionals, campaign consultants, business leaders, activists, and local political leaders. 

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RACHELLE SUISSA

Founder and President

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Rachelle received her Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City in 2017.  Prior to that, Ms. Suissa completed a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Government from Brooklyn College in 2010.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s and Gender Studies from Pace University in New York City in 2008.  She was currently elected to her third year as President of the Board of Dare to Run, Inc.  She also currently sits on the Junior Advisory Board for the Leopold Schepp Scholarship Foundation Event Planning Committee. 

              

Rachelle has worked in the education, nonprofit, and government sector.  She taught as a Professor of American Government and Global Politics for three years at CUNY Brooklyn College.  She also worked as the Manager of the Quality of Life Innovations Program for Working in Support of Education, a research competition for NYC High School Students in which they select a quality of life issue, generate a research proposal and come up with an innovative solution to the proposed issue.  The finalists in the competition received scholarships to attend college.  In addition to her work in the education sector, Ms. Suissa has also worked with nonprofits such as the Henry Street Settlement and Project You, Inc in the capacity of program coordinator and outreach director to advance their mission of youth employment, education and adult literacy and training. 

 

Rachelle is committed to the mission of building the pipeline of female leaders across the country and believes in the power of women to change their communities through public service.   Prior to founding Dare to Run, Ms. Suissa served on the Board of the Brooklyn-Queens Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), both as President from 2006-2013 and as Vice President from 2005-2007.  She attend State and National NOW Chapter meetings and served as a delegate for the organization on behalf of her chapter; she also coordinated events to promote community engagement and built up the chapter's presence significantly on social media.  Ms. Suissa has also volunteered with organizations including NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the Young Women’s Leadership Network.  In addition, Ms. Suissa oversees the activities of the board of Dare to Run, the recruitment of volunteer instructors for the training program, recruitment of participants to complete the training program, as well as monthly events, board meetings and social media campaigns and visibility for the organization.  Currently Rachelle serves as Site Lead Supervisor for the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. 

       

Ms. Suissa currently resides in South Brooklyn with her husband and 1 year old son where she has lived for the past 34 years. 

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JOSEPHINE BOSCO
Secretary

Josephine is a passionate health care advocate with nearly 20 years of nonprofit  experience. She has worked with youth, train-the-trainer women infant and children programs, and on tobacco control/addiction work in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. Prior to working in the nonprofit field, she utilized her marketing skills in various positions in corporate America such as The Economist and several large New York City advertising agencies.

 

Josephine actively participates in community service activities and is a member of several policy and leadership committees. Josephine holds a Masters degree in Human Services Leadership from St. Joseph's University. She enjoys taking on new challenges and learning sports, including bocce, and currently resides in Brooklyn with her family. 

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Amanda Goodall
Board Member

Amanda Goodall is an executive resume writer, leadership advisor, and strategic consultant with over two decades of transformative experience across diverse industries. As the founder of The Job Chick, she has empowered more than 25,000 clients worldwide to align their potential with the right career paths, catalyzing individual and corporate growth on a global scale. Amanda has trained 2,000 executives, from prestigious organizations such as Deloitte, Google, Meta, Cisco, Tesla, Nvidia, Goldman Sachs, and McKinsey, elevating their career trajectories.

During her tenure as Super Writer Girl, she developed compelling stories, speeches, and presentations for high-profile individuals and corporate events, delivering powerful messages that engage audiences and elevate brand profiles. Her impressive client roster includes HBO's Joshua Kessler, Bing Howenstein, and Grammy Award winner Sean Paul.

 

Amanda's expertise extends to developing and executing strategic PR and media campaigns for a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government and military leaders, and innovative startups. Her efforts have significantly increased brand awareness, and driven measurable results across various mediums, including print, digital, and social media, effectively engaging target audiences for notable clients like Back Joy, Christensen Yachts, Trumps Best, and Progressive Auto. Amanda is also a co-founder of Goodall Aviation, navigating the elite market of private and commercial jet sales while offering bespoke luxury travel counsel to discerning clients.

Focused on shaping the future of work, Amanda is currently spearheading research on AI's transformative role in the job market and is founding a company to promote innovative AI workforce technology that tackles existing challenges and unlocks new professional frontiers. Her forthcoming book will address critical issues such as ageism and the executive life in an increasingly dynamic corporate landscape.

She consults companies as a startup advisor and joined as a mentor at StartUpNV in 2024, sharing her wisdom on a wide range of topics, from leadership and personal branding to talent acquisition, leaving an indelible mark on the founders she guides along their entrepreneurial journey. She is proud to have been recognized among JobScan's Top Job Search Experts to follow on LinkedIn.

Amanda Goodall is known for her boundless energy and motivational spirit—and of course her iconic pink hair. After traveling for several years, she lives in Las Vegas with her Brit husband of 20 years. She is a mother of six and a bonus mom to three, exemplifying the essence of leadership both at home and in the professional sphere.

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