About Us

Hearts to Homes was created in March 2016 to support young adults aging out of foster care from a single agency. Our success in helping these young adults, led to expansion of the program to a second agency in May 2017 and, finally, to the creation of Hearts to Homes as an independent charity in November 2017.

Hearts to Homes is run by volunteers, so that your donations can be delivered straight to our young adults. The strategic use of social media, helps to spread the word of our program and has resulted in donations from across the country and even from international locations. Please help us by sharing our story to your own social media!

Participating Vendors


Thank you to our preferred vendors who support Hearts to Homes by providing discounts, which allow us to purchase over $2,900 worth of household essentials for approximately $2,600. Your donations go much further due to these discounts!

Board of Directors

Greg Arcaro

Greg Arcaro

Greg Arcaro has worked as a city planner in the public and non-profit sectors since 1968. He was the Planning Commissioner and Director of Affordable Housing for the City of Yonkers and, for the past 12 years, has served as the Executive Director of the non-profit Community Planning Council of Yonkers. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Mercy Center in Bronx, the Rotary Club of Yonkers/East Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Library. Greg is a graduate of Holy Cross College and the NYU School of Public Administration (City Planning). He and his wife reside in the City of Yonkers.

Anna Berardi

Anna Berardi

Anna Berardi is the owner of a sub-contracting stone installation company, Berardi Stone Setting, Inc. The company’s projects include the granite paving and benches at the WTC Memorial, the interior lobby and the exterior of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Breast Cancer Center and the interior/exterior of the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle.

Anna has served on the Board of Advisors for Mercy Center in the Bronx, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in economics from George Washington University and a Masters in Education (ESL) from Manhattanville College. Along with her husband, Marco, she has three children: Alexandra, Marc, and Julia. It brings Anna great satisfaction to help the sick and the underprivileged.

Patty Damon

Patty Damon

Patty resides in the Village of Tuckahoe with her husband and their two dogs. She is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties. Prior to embarking on her real estate career, Patty worked in professional and leadership roles of increasing responsibility for 30 years at MasterCard Worldwide, Pepsico, and Nestle. She has a degree in accounting from Mercy College.

Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan is a commercial real estate professional with over 30 years experience in building operations and management. Patrick currently works for the Durst Organization, a privately-held real estate company based in New York City. Patrick serves on the Board of Directors for the Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA), which is an advocacy group for the New York City commercial real estate industry. Patrick volunteers his time running a parish blood drive and has held leadership positions within the Knights of Columbus. Patrick has been involved in fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes and for Alzheimer’s research. Patrick resides in Yonkers, NY with his wife, Jeanne, and is the father to three young adults, Erin, Brendan and Meaghan.

Nicole Grogan

Nicole Grogan

Nicole is Managing Director and Head of National Accounts at DWS, a global asset management organization. In her role, she is responsible for managing the firm’s strategic relationships with leading intermediaries in the financial services industry. Nicole has over twenty-five years of experience in financial services, received her Bachelor of Science at Villanova University and her MBA at Fordham University.

As a resident of New York City, Nicole has always felt it was important to give back to the local community. She previously was a board member of Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, and served as President of the founding board for the Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School in Bronx, NY. Nicole is an active volunteer in supporting St. Joseph’s School – Yorkville. Her interest in supporting Hearts to Homes is rooted in a firm belief that all children and young adults deserve an opportunity to build an independent life for themselves, where they can achieve their personal goals, and lead a happy and fulfilling life.

Arthur C. Lange

Arthur C. Lange

Arthur Lange is the owner of Arthur Lange, Inc., a four-generation, family-owned business focused on high-end renovations. His dedication to exceptional customer service has grown his company into one of the most prestigious remodeling companies in lower Westchester County and the New York City tri-state area. He is a husband, father to four and a graduate of Lynchburg College.

Ameena Makhdoomi

Ameena Makhdoomi

Ameena is a college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and three years of Marketing experience in the wine industry. She is a Class Correspondent for the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut where she attended high school. Ameena has also served on the Junior Committee of Hearts to Homes since 2019 and is currently on the Marketing Committee.

Mary Theresa McCombe

Mary Theresa McCombe

Mary Theresa McCombe is a founding member of Hearts to Homes and the mother of three young adults. She and her husband, John, have supported a variety of charities, including those in the foster care field. Mary Theresa has served on the boards of Iona Prep (New Rochelle), Mercy Center (Bronx), and The AES Crestwood Foundation (Crestwood). A graduate of NYU, a retired CPA with KPMG, and a volunteer fundraiser, she loves to share the story of the wonderful work that Hearts to Homes does.

Maura Liptack McMahon

Maura Liptack McMahon

Maura McMahon lives in Eastchester, NY with her husband, Chris. They are parents to two daughters, Emily and Casey. After a marketing career with HSBC and American Express, Maura has been an active volunteer, bringing her marketing, communications and leadership skills to her community. Maura served on many of Eastchester’s PTA Executive Boards, helped form the Maria Regina HS Alumnae Association and the Eastchester Alumni Association, is a founding board member and Secretary of the Eastchester 5K Run, and serves as Vice President of the Eastchester Beautification Foundation. Maura is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Greg Spero

Greg Spero

Greg Spero is a consultant in the financial services industry and is the Board Treasurer for Hearts to Homes. Greg has served as a Client Services Officer at BNY Mellon and was the Executive Director of Mutual Fund Operations at Morgan Stanley and Legg Mason. He brings over 30 years of extensive experience in strategic partnership development, client services, innovative operational and business strategies, automation and workflow optimization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception and resides in Maryland with his wife, Betty, and two sons.

Debbra Stolarik

Debbra Stolarik

Debbra Stolarik is Counsel for Deloitte LLP, and has served in a similar role for child-focused organizations including Sesame Workshop and Scholastic Inc. Prior to her work with Hearts to Homes, Debbra served for nearly a decade on the Board of Advisors for Mercy Center, the BAFTA scholarship committee, and the Boards of the American Constitution Society’s New York Chapter and Friends of the Nyacks. She resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dan Suzuki

Dan Suzuki

Dan is the portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, LLC and a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Barron’s. Prior to joining RBA, Dan worked at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Global Research. Dan holds a BS in economics from Duke University and is and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder. He and his family reside in Westchester County.

Jeremiah Perez-Torres

Jeremiah Perez-Torres

Jeremiah Perez-Torres is a criminology doctoral candidate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. He is a professor for several undergraduate courses and outside of the classroom his work centers around the study of terrorism, war, propaganda and de-radicalization. He has worked for and contributed to several law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Erie County Crime Analysis Center. Jeremiah is passionate about serving the people and creating a more just system. As a former foster youth he is particularly interested in making sure foster kids succeed and have everything they need to survive, live and thrive. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and dad to his pup Chance and cat Mowgli, he loves to give back and is excited to be a part of and contribute to the great work that Hearts to Homes is doing.

Christina Murray Trizano

Christina Murray Trizano

Chris is an entrepreneur and has owned and operated over a dozen companies the past 35 years. She is a Licensed Customs Broker with over 35 years experience in the supply chain and logistics industry. She founded American Cargo Express, Inc. in 1988, a global logistics provider with offices worldwide, and in 2017, merged the operations with OAI Global where she remains on the executive team as the Director of Compliance. Chris also manages a real estate portfolio with both commercial and residential properties nationwide.

Chris serves on the Board of Directors at the Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle. Chris was the recipient of New Jersey’s 50 Best Women in Business in 2012 and recipient of New Jersey’s Women of Influence in 2013. She has volunteered for several youth organizations and coached cheerleading, lacrosse and softball for more than 10 years. Chris received her B.A. from SUNY Albany. She resides in Eastchester, NY with her husband, Rick, and is the mother to four grown children. Chris is excited to be a part of Hearts to Homes that offers support to young people aging out of foster care.

Diane Vezza

Diane Vezza

Diane Vezza has been a long-time member of Annunciation Parish in Crestwood, NY. As an active member of the Parish she has worked to help those in need. She has been actively involved in Christian service as well as fundraising for Annunciation, Midnight Run, The Sharing Community Soup Kitchen, My Sister’s Place, Mercy Center, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services and Hearts to Homes.

Todd Wood

Todd Wood

Todd Wood is a partner with Sustainability Partners. He is a senior member of the investor relations and business development group. Todd has over 20 years of Wall St experience. Prior to Sustainability Partners, Todd worked at J.P. Morgan, Hambrecht & Quist, Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn and Tudor Pickering and Holt where he held various roles in sales, trading and business development. His volunteer activities include coaching youth football for the Riverside(Greenwich) Gators, on point squash(Charleston, SC). Todd resides in Connecticut with his wife, Cortney and is the father of one daughter. He is a graduate of Boston College where he captained the football team under head coach Tom Coughlin.