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Meet the Team Recycling JOY

The Re:JOY Team


Adrienne Browning

Founder & President

I am the owner and CEO of a manufacturing company started by my father-in-law over 30 years ago.  After finding out he was terminally ill and receiving three “no’s” from his children in response to asking if they wanted the business, my father-in-law inquired if I had any interest.  While I hadn’t ever envisioned working in a manufacturing facility, I had thought about owning a business.  Foremost, I had an interest in saving my father-in-law from the heartache of locking the doors to his legacy and laying off his employees. I took the job.


Melissa Chester

Board Member

I have been a Project Manager leading clinical trials in Oncology research for the last 17 years. While the job is often emotionally taxing, I find reward in the potential to turn the devastating cancer diagnosis around for even one patient.  I have always found joy in the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life and have volunteered with the Make a Wish Foundation and the Glass Slipper Project in the past. 


Jim Fenyohazi

Board Member

I am an owner and president of Fabric Renewal, a leading, restoration services provider based out of New Jersey. Fabric Renewal is a purpose-driven business that helps families recover their possessions after a home fire or similar catastrophe. 


The Re:JOY mission is perfectly aligned with that of Fabric Renewal and my national network of Renewal...


Megan Smith

Board Member

I am Senior Director of Community Health Transformation at the Connecticut Hospital Association where I partner with hospitals and healthcare institutions to advance community health.  Previously, I was an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine and in Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Yale School of Public 


Maura Mongelli

Board Member

I spent over a decade working for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.  In various capacities, I worked to ensure that the Department met the needs of all New Yorkers by providing clean and accessible open space and recreational programming.  Through partnerships with elected officials, nonprofits and community groups, we sought to build a sustainable


Judy Pozzi

Board Secretary

I am the Office Manager for a woman-owned small business where, in addition to seeing that the day-to-day functions go smoothly, I was tasked with heading up the company initiative of giving back to the community.  Proudly, I can say I have been able to expand the company’s reach by collaborating with other small businesses to widen our local impact.  


Susie Mehring

Board Member

I’m the owner and founder of Cal Marketing Services, an agency that offers marketing services to small to mid-sized businesses. After spending 15 years working for both advertising agencies and in-house marketing departments within a variety of industries, I decided to embark on my own. I created Cal Marketing Services in 2014 when I realized there was, and continues to be, a real need for marketing services for small to mid-sized businesses.

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