Moureen Wenik, Acting Executive Director
Moureen joined the FIRST staff in 2007. Her 25 years of nonprofit experience with the YMCA, in multiple program areas, contributes to successful development and delivery of programs for the diverse group of members at FIRST. She is passionate about helping the members of the ichthyosis community through the regional support network, FIRST to Know calls, Patient Support Forums, and contact through email and telephone. Moureen is available to answer your questions, connect you with another family and help you navigate living with ichthyosis. Moureen spends her off time with her family, and volunteering in her community.
Lisa Breuning, Director of Operations
Lisa joined the FIRST team in September 2007, after nearly ten years of raising her two children. From 1988 to 1998, Lisa also worked as Office Manager and Women’s Division Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Bux-Mont Regional Office. She joined FIRST as an Administrative Assistant and is currently Director of Operations. Her duties include managing and maintaining FIRST’s database of members and associates, overseeing all of FIRST's financial aid programs, as well as maintaining all website content. During her free time, Lisa enjoys working in the garden, reading, Sudoku and attending her children’s school and sports activities.
Jill joined the team at FIRST in February 2018. With her 15 years of experience working as Executive Assistant, she has supported every level of management, from Managers and Directors to Presidents and CEO’s of various reputable companies. Jill has had a number of volunteer experiences with Habitat for Humanity, the Human Rights Campaign, and the American Diabetes Association. As Program Coordinator she will be working with the support volunteers and be involved with the programs for FIRST members. In her spare time, Jill loves to read, watch Netflix, and take outdoor walks.
Victoria joined the FIRST team in February 2018. From 1988 to 2015, Victoria worked as a Legal Administrative Assistant and/or Legal Assistant in various law firms in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Since 2015, she is also currently employed part-time as Operations Manager to a Financial Advisor. Victoria will be responding to member's online inquiries, answering phones and other administrative responsibilities. During her free time, Victoria enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, hiking and billiards.
Jasmine joined the FIRST team in February 2018. In 2014, she graduated from Immaculata University with a Bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising. Her two years working as a Fashion Stylist at BCBG Maxazria bought her to the conclusion that she was interested in a more fulfilling career, which is what bought her to FIRST. In addition to working for FIRST, she also works part time at TGI Fridays as a Server. Jasmine joined FIRST as the Community Outreach Coordinator,she will be working with members to help with events and coordinating Ichthyosis Awareness Month activities. Her hobbies include spending tons of time with loved ones, watching movies, and relaxing.