Our Team

The Housing With Hope Team is made up of leadership, staff and volunteers dedicated to providing our elderly loved ones with opportunities to feel safe, connected and valued in the places they call home.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Housing With Hope, you can contact us here.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Anthony Fasolas

Founder / Executive Director for Housing With Hope

Founder, Housing with Hope Foundation, New Jersey

Anthony’s powerful experience with his own aging loved ones fueled his determination to create Housing With Hope, and he brings a drive and sense of compassion to all he does within the
organization.

Anthony Fasolas is a retired law enforcement officer, volunteer firefighter, and volunteer EMT with a 25-year record of service. In addition to these roles, Anthony has over 30 years of real estate investing experience which serves him well as he collaborates with the Housing With Hope team and those they serve.

Growing up, Anthony was greatly influenced by his grandmother, who emigrated from Greece to help raise him and his siblings. Her unselfish dedication to their well-being and her desire to help them become compassionate members of society are the sources of some of Anthony’s greatest memories.

As the children grew older, they spent less time at home with their grandmother. This was when, as Anthony recalls, his grandmother became far lonelier and more isolated. Her days grew long, lonely and isolated. Because she’d moved to the U.S. later in her life, she didn’t know the language nor have the means and confidence to leave the house on her own. As time passed her isolation caused a decline in her mental and physical state. The decline meant that Anthony’s grandmother would eventually be placed in a nursing home.

With his parents and relatives in their 80s and 90s, Anthony is all the more dedicated to the mission of the organization. And so, at the beginning of 2020, the team set forth their plan to improve the future for aging adults through the Housing With Hope Foundation. As the founder of Housing With Hope, Anthony is dedicated to making it possible for more older adults to enjoy and thrive in their golden years.

A Letter From Our Founder

“Looking back, I now realize my passion for helping the elderly started in my early teens from spending time with my grandmother. She had been living with us since I was a young child and would take care of my me, my sisters and my cousins while our parents worked during the day. As we got older, more time was spent with our friends, at work, and after-school activities than with her. As a later-in-life immigrant from a small village in Greece, she didn’t speak any English and was limited in her mobility. So, she became isolated during the day. The varying degrees of loneliness she felt daily struck me deeply.

My grandmother has since long passed, and in recent years, I’ve been witnessing those same varying degrees of loneliness and isolation with my own parents, elderly relatives, and parents of friends who choose to remain living at home. After years of hard work and taking care of others, the elderly deserve to enjoy their Golden Years to the fullest without facing such devastating feelings as isolation and loneliness.

My vision for Housing With Hope Foundation is to honor our aging loved ones and to provide social activities and programs where the elderly can meet, interact, and live fulfilled lives with purpose and joy as active and valued members of the community. Housing With Hope exists to give all of our older loved ones a chance to make their Golden Years their best!”

Anthony Fasolas,
Founder / Executive Director for Housing With Hope

Volunteer Advisory Board

Cher Krumins-Beens

Volunteer Director of Strategy & Development for Housing With Hope

Cher Krumins-Beens is the founder of CKB Marketing + Branding which provides strategy and growth services for small business owners. CKB specializes in mindful business practices and believes that mindful planning, mindful relationships, and mindful growth are the pillars of developing a sustainable and successful business model.

She has over 20 years of experiences in nearly every aspect of marketing including advertising, communications, digital media, public relations, direct mail, research, and sales. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures, small businesses, and solopreneurs. Her diverse background gives her a unique understanding and perspective when it comes to strategic positioning and decision making.

She is a results-orientated marketing partner that provides not only strategy, but also the ability to implement programs in every capacity of marketing. She is truly a CMO for hire that helps entrepreneurs keep up with the demands of marketing their small businesses.
As Director of Strategy & Development for the Housing With Hope Volunteer Advisory Board, she will chair the strategic planning process and assist with development and execution of selected programs. Additionally, Cher will research emerging trends and present business, marketing, and/or fundraising opportunities to the company's executive leadership team. She and Gina Marie Mattei of Revelation Creative share not only marketing expertise, but the commitment to improve the lives of seniors in the community. Joining forces allows them to best position Housing With Hope for continued success through thoughtful and engaging marketing campaigns that raise awareness and encourage those who have the room in their heart and the ability to give and contribute to the powerfully impactful mission of this organization.

When asked why she has decided to commit her time and energy to Housing With Hope, Cher stated, “Growing up I saw firsthand the importance that a community lends to our elderly. My grandmother lived with us my whole life, and I got to witness how her health and emotional wellbeing would shift any time she had a reason to socialize. Staying engaged with a community outside our home gave her purpose and a sense of belonging. And truth be told, when Abuelita was happy, the rest of the family was happy. My goal is that by supporting Housing With Hope, I am able to give that gift of emotional wellbeing and happiness to other families.”

Gina Marie Mattei

Volunteer Director of Marketing for Housing With Hope

Gina Marie Mattei is President of Revelation Creative, a full-service strategic consulting firm. RC specializes in digital and print omni-channel marketing, design, packaging, and project management. She assembled her team of graphic and structural designers, content strategists, project managers, web developers, and partners across all forms of brand visualization and production to best fit the needs of her clients. She herself is an award-winning marketer, having the honor of being recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best Marketing and Communications Professionals Under 40 by the New Jersey Ad Club and as a Top 100 Marketing & Advertising Leader by MARsum.

She lends her talents to the Housing With Hope Volunteer Advisory Board to propel our organization’s mission forward through thoughtful engagement campaigns that encourage those who ‘have’ to give back to help seniors thrive in our local communities. Joining forces with Cher Krumins-Beens of CKB Marketing + Branding, these two professional powerhouses combine their marketing know-how to broaden the reach of Housing With Hope and increase awareness about the organization. Their ultimate goal is to inspire commitment in others to join in this mission to improve lives for senior citizens.

When asked why she has decided to commit her time and energy to Housing With Hope, Gina Marie stated, “As a child of two hardworking parents, I had the honor of having my grandmother provide my childcare growing up. We formed an unbreakable bond with many cherished memories. Her unconditional love is something I keep in my heart to this day. The moments we shared were absolute treasures. I moved back to New Jersey from graduate school in Virginia many moons ago so that I could be with her as her health flagged in her later years. I held her hand as she transitioned from this world to the next. It breaks my heart to know that there are elderly members of our community who live independently, but without the help and support they need to live out their Golden Years to the fullest. For this reason, I passionately support the work that Housing With Hope does to bring smiles, love, joy, and, yes – HOPE to those who have raised us.”

Michael W. Purce

Volunteer Director of Fundraising and Sponsorship for Housing With Hope

Michael W. Purce is a Senior Managing Director in the Tax Services group of IQ-EQ in the Americas and works closely with private equity, various hedge fund, and investment partnership clients on projects involving tax compliance, consulting, and due diligence work. Mr. Purce has been practicing corporate and partnership taxation since 2005. Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Mr. Purce was employed as a tax accountant for a “Big 4” firm as well as a top 15 national accounting firm, where he spent 11 years as an integral resource for staff and department development. Previously in his career, Mr. Purce has extended himself as a coach and mentor to the company’s up and coming professionals through developing and teaching various continuing education classes on tax topics that affect the Alternative Investment Industry. His clients ranged in a variety of asset classes including real estate, banking, insurance, loan origination, technology, healthcare, and financial advisory. Throughout his career, Mr. Purce has been very involved with several charitable activities, including Tuesday’s Children and the Boomer Esiason Foundation, as well as being excited to work with Housing With Hope. Mr. Purce received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University in 2006.

Beginning in 2019, Mr. Purce has lent his time in a fundraising capacity to Housing With Hope. Through his experience in non-for-profit work, he has been able to leverage experience and successes in the area of charitable giving to help drive efforts.

He looks forward to helping advance the organization’s fundraising efforts through initiatives and corporate outreach in the tri-state area.

Regarding why Mr. Purce has decided to volunteer his time to Housing with Hope, he had the following to say: “Some of my fondest memories as a child were having the ability to spend time with my paternal grandparents due to their proximity to where I lived. Unfortunately, that was not the case with my maternal grandparents, who resided in rural upstate NY. There came times when having a family member around for support and care was difficult and the ability to provide that care became of utmost concern. Through the initiatives that Housing with Hope is providing, no elderly person should be left wondering when their next interaction with a loved one or volunteer will occur.”

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