Featured Second Saturday Leaders

Please meet some of our many fantastic Second Saturday leaders!

Dana Wilson

I’m a big believer in the premise that when something is needed the answer appears. In my life, I have had the joy of experiencing that “mystery” again and again. Divorce, I can say from my own personal experience, is like a club in which no one is glad they became a member.  I recently …

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Richard Coles

I’ve worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years in England and the US, helping my clients to achieve their hopes and dreams. During that time, I’ve seen how divorce can disrupt couples’ plans for their shared future and potentially dash hopes of financial security. Therefore, in 2009, I became a Certified Divorce …

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Scott Small

As a Second Saturday Leader, my mission is to help guide those down a path I’ve already traveled – with the goal of trading fear and anxiety with knowledge, education, and understanding. Millions have gone before us, and millions more will follow. I wish I knew then what I know now and providing this information …

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Julie Johnson

I have always had a penchant for finances, starting with money-handling positions in high school, college and a family business as well as numerous organizations I have belonged to…I have enjoyed “handling the finances” wherever there was a need.  I remember as a little girl being given the “junk” mail by my mother, and immediately …

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Michele Laws

I am a Second Saturday leader because I am passionate about educating people that are considering or going through a divorce  — I want them to feel empowered and secure about the divorce process. I have a daughter named Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as running, painting and new-found enjoyment, …

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Jennifer Yankowsky

I am a Second Saturday leader because I want to use my personal and professional experience with divorce to help others. The divorce process can be scary and overwhelming. I offer women a safe, encouraging place to educate themselves before entering into this major life event. My hobbies include Zumba, shuttling my 2 sons to …

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Jennifer Moore

I am a child of divorced parents with a mother who was not entirely financially savvy and independent. After my parents’ divorce, my mom had to learn financial independence, as well as independence in other areas of life. She is a strong woman and absolutely grew from her experiences, but witnessing her struggles and the …

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Steve Crawford

Having personally gone through the divorce process and also, in my 42 years in practice, watched so many of my clients destroy themselves; the need for education and unbiased information became obvious. When I discovered Second Saturday, I realized that this program is perfect for anyone before, during or after a divorce. We, at The …

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Linda L. Mariani

I have served in the trenches of family law litigation since 1978. I have witnessed the trauma, drama, and permanent damage to perfectly nice people who allow their fear of the unknown and resentments against the other party to transform them from caring individuals to ruthless fighters. I am at a point in my career …

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Kitty M. Hedges

As a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, I have a passion to help women find their voice in the financial arena. As a result, I’ve developed several key mantras over my 20+ years of experience: • There is no such thing as a dumb question • Gaining knowledge is a balm for …

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Hugh Algeo

As a family law attorney and Second Saturday Leader, my role is to educate individuals about the process of divorce and to advocate for my client’s short-term needs and long-term goals. Second Saturday provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and understand what to expect from the professionals that facilitate the process of a divorce. …

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Melanie Johnson

Senior Second Saturday Leader and Director of Educational Outreach Melanie began her career in 2005, where she was President and CEO for her own company, Athena Financial Group, a comprehensive, independent wealth management firm. She is the founder of Divorce Financial Solutions, where she offers professional guidance and expertise required to make an informed and educated …

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Ginita Wall

Co-Founder of WIFE.org and Second Saturday I started Second Saturday thirty years ago in San Diego after I met several people going through a divorce who needed non-biased comprehensive divorce information.  Through our local Second Saturday divorce workshop over the past 30 years, we have helped more than 10,000 people settle their issues in a peaceful and respectful manner and have raised over $300,000 for …

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Michelle Buonincontri

Because of my own less than optimal divorce, I am a stand for families that work, and my participation in Second Saturday as a Leader is my way to impact families and more lives. It’s a way to educate and empower families about alternate divorce resolution models, to support them in understanding that litigation is …

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Mark Flowers

My passion for Second Saturday comes directly from the experience I have had in my own life. My parents were divorced when I was very young, and I grew up in a single parent family. As a young man, I quickly noticed that our family lacked the resources of other families. As a result, I …

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Sheryl Parks

As a Second Saturday Leader, I am able to provide information, creative options, and support to empower individuals considering or undergoing a divorce. My passions include both education and service to others. I hope to help reduce the stress and provide the ability to make decisions that will provide long-term security and a bright future. During stressful life …

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Amy Winchester

Within minutes of learning about the Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, I applied to be a Workshop Leader. Why? Because I went through my own divorce nightmare and I know how emotionally, mentally and financially challenging the divorce process can be and I want others to know, I am here and I can help them through …

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Douglas Donald

The reason that I am a Second Saturday Leader is that I want to help women who are going thru divorce to get a fair settlement and survive financially. A fair settlement is not just fifty percent of the assets and no maintenance. Second Saturday has offered us a forum to help educate participants. Only …

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Christine Healy

I became a Second Saturday leader because I had a friend going through a divorce who had never handled the finances and was overwhelmed during her divorce.  I guided her through the process which gave her great comfort and clarity during an incredibly tumultuous time.  I realized there are many more women in her situation …

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Jean M. Biesecker

Jean Biesecker, a family law practitioner for over 30 years with a dual degree in law and Social Work, has a family law and dispute resolution practice primarily serving clients in Montgomery and Chester counties. With over 20 years of experience and training in mediation, Jean now devotes her solo practice entirely to non-court, dispute …

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JoAnne Little

It is so rewarding to share knowledge. What comes as second nature and from years of experience is like the holy grail to those who are facing the very challenging process of divorce or separation. It is very for enriching to provide knowledge to those who seek it and appreciate it. I love speaking and …

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Nadia Shokohi

With over ten years of experience in the financial services industry, Nadia is a well-established and highly regarded wealth manager. She works alongside clients to help them identify, progress toward, and pursue their most meaningful financial and life goals. Nadia’s mission is to provide women with the knowledge and tools they need to face the financial …

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Michael Einhorn

Over the years, I have found that the most important element I can provide when I speak to someone is peace of mind. It might come from just listening, providing a financial solution or educating a client on a financial topic. When someone joins one of our seminars, our goal is to make sure they …

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Heather Gottlich

As a Second Saturday Leader, I work with women who are the main decision makers for their families. My own mother was overwhelmed with the decisions she needed to make when my father passed away, like paying the bills, balancing the volatility of the market, understanding her statements, organizing estate planning issues, and figuring out …

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Andrew Hatherley

I am a Second Saturday Leader because I think it is very important to educate everybody, women particularly, about divorce. Divorce may be the largest financial transaction of your life, yet it often takes place during a time of often intense emotions, a time when we don’t think straight and can make very bad decisions. …

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Stephanie Milosavlevski

I enjoy the opportunity to help women in my community through a very difficult process. As a divorcee myself, I understand the challenges that these women face on every level. I find this workshop to be a great way to educate and empower women to make the best decision possible for themselves and their family. …

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Rosemary Frank

At first, doing Second Saturday was not a burning need or desire for me. It began as a business strategy, pure and simple. Then it became part of who I am, what I do, and what I stand for. I help people who need it. Now I am humbled by the gratitude and appreciation expressed …

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Luana Mobley Corral

A week before my 15th wedding anniversary my husband announced that he didn’t think he wanted to be married anymore. Nearly 3.5 years later, we were finally divorced. That journey gave rise to the founding of Crossroads Consulting of South Florida, Inc. I wanted to help people prepare for life after divorce. My goal in …

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Laura Boedges

I’m a Second Saturday leader because I live to serve others. It’s crystal clear to me that divorce just doesn’t have to be as destructive as it can be when it’s handled the traditional way, in the courts. There are so many other options! And, the workshop gives women the information they need to get …

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Kitty Bressington

Hosting the monthly Second Saturday workshops is a logical extension of our work here in Rochester to improve the overall financial literacy of the women in our region. So many women simply don’t know their options, what to watch out for, and how important it is to have a team to support them through the …

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