Meet Team Equivity
Born and raised in New York City, Kat graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 2010, and while her passions remain in writing and editing, she now works largely in social media and content marketing. On a given day, Kat can be found blogging, creating and editing marketing content, proofreading client work, and curating clients’ social media presence. Additionally, she manages the editorial calendar for Equivity’s blog as well as our social media profiles. Working as a virtual assistant for several years, Kat also acts as an executive assistant for C-level professionals as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs performing a variety of tasks including scheduling, travel planning, event coordination and bookkeeping.
Executive Assistant Ninja
When Ruth joined our team, she already held plenty of experience as a virtual support pro. She’s also worked for the U.S. Army and the American Red Cross, coordinating complex projects and bringing diverse teams together. Her skills as a coordinator are unmatched, and when it comes to record keeping, budget monitoring, expense reporting, salesforce assistance, and travel arrangements, we know she’ll come through for our clients and get the job done.
Julia joined Equivity in early 2016. An experienced legal professional, Julia has worked as a legal assistant for the US Attorney's Office, legal secretary for two law firms and as a paralegal for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization offering programs and services for wounded US military veterans. At Equivity, Julia works on a wide variety of projects including transactional deals, family law, specialty projects and client services management. Julia earned her degree in Microbiology with a minor in English from Montana State University – Bozeman.
Human Resources Superhero
Jenn is a human resources generalist and HR blogger who became Equivity’s HR Coordinator in 2017. In addition to on-boarding new hires, Jenn handles full cycle recruiting and Company-wide HR procedures, from performance evaluations to training manuals and HR metrics. With over a decade of HR experience, Jenn contributes regularly to HR blogs across the industry. She holds an M.A. degree in American Studies and an HR Management certificate from CSU Fullerton, as well as her PHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute of America.
With a BA in Marketing, a Masters in Graphic Design, and over 18 years of success in commercial and consumer applications, graphic designer Michelle brings invaluable insight and advertising experience to our team. She’s a passionate expert who supports her Equivity clients with high-level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Social Media Marketing, Google Ad Words, Email Marketing, and Content Development. She’s enthusiastic about exploring new opportunities and helping companies grow their bottom line.
Straight from the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Angella Rae Lucisano brings her passion for open spaces and big ideas to her marketing projects, and her clients reap the benefits. She believes in the raw power of enthusiasm and she won’t walk away from a concept, launch, rollout plan or customer relationship until she gets it right. She loves what she does! And we couldn’t be more excited to have her on our team.
After graduating from UWF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Marketing, Sara worked for The National Graduate School of Quality Management based in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Now she’s a one-person marketing department, performing tasks in virtually every area of marketing including design and copywriting for brochures, print ads, and digital media. She also drafts press releases, blog posts, newsletters and social media posts, and she can edit, proofread and coordinate message delivery to internal and external audiences.
Executive Assistant Hotshot
Nicole serves as a licensed mobile notary and a legal administrative assistant, and since joining our team here at Equivity, she’s provided a wide range of services for our clients. She’s become a trusted and valued resource, both for her administrative skills and for her outstanding sense of leadership and organization.
Heather excels in all aspects of marketing and marketing communications. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2003, she launched her career and began developing and strengthening her expertise in B2B, marketing strategy, and direct sales. If you’re looking for ways to increase your brand awareness and expand your company’s digital footprint, Heather can help you reach your goals.
Systems Administrator Expert
As a seasoned Salesforce Administrator and Business Analyst, James knows how to provide complex project management support. He graduated from Framingham College in 2007 with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Mathematics, and since then, he’s played key roles in a wide range of projects including sales operations support, software implementation, vendor selection, marketing, and customer automation.
Du'Ana is a passionate and tech-savvy legal professional. She has over 15 years' experience in the legal field ranging from her role as a legal assistant at various law firms, and 10 years as a paralegal in San Francisco Bay Area law firms. Prior to joining Equivity, Du'Ana was a Paralegal for the Northern District of California. She has a wide range of expertise including litigation and transactional work. She does everything from e-filing, case preparation and management, drafting and reviewing legal documents and much more. Du'Ana has a BFA in Music and Sound Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
We recently welcomed a new paralegal to our team and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board! Preea has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida, and has experience in a variety of specialties from civil litigation to probate, criminal law, worker’s compensation and bankruptcy. She supports our clients from her home base in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Executive Assistant Wizard
Thea uses her BA from California State Northridge and her MBA from the University of Seattle to handle the diverse needs of her high-profile clients. Prior to joining Equivity, she served as the Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Senior VP of MED3000/McKesson, where she handled financial analysis, reporting, travel arrangements, and scheduling. She’s a capable project manager who thrives under pressure! Thea navigates virtual tasks and environments like the true expert she is.
Executive Assistant Superstar
As a Virtual Assistant with 12 years of experience, Alice supports business owners with specific projects and provides general daily assistant coverage. She designs presentation material, manages Excel spreadsheets, and organizes Google online documents. She also handles cold calling, business development, and social media network management. She can develop a CRM database system, maintain a business calendar, and process expense reports like a pro. We count on her for her broad-based expertise, and her clients do too.
Katie graduated of California State University-Northridge with a degree in Journalism-Public Relations, and she’s spent much of her career working in minor league baseball overseeing community relations and marketing. As the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for the Lancaster JetHawks, a High-A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, she oversaw website content and management, social media content and campaigns, email blast writing and distribution, and the coordination of all outside marketing.
John is a multimedia digital marketing expert who specializes in YouTube advertising and video production. When he's not wowing clients with video content, John works on a wide range of digital marketing areas including SEO, content creation, Wordpress, Adwords, email marketing, and social media. John resides in New Jersey and has a bachelor's degree from the Catholic School of America Arts and Sciences.
Executive Assistant Wizard
As a tech-savvy, highly skilled bookkeeper, Grace knows her way around invoicing, bank reconciliation, payroll and Quickbooks. She spends her days handling records, preparing financial statements, and making sure her clients are fully compliant with federal and state financial regulations. She also excels in customer service, data processing and relationship management.
Executive Assistant Ace
As a highly organized Chief of Staff specializing in hospitality, travel and tourism, Shanna brings more than nine years of experience to our team. She’s a strategic planner, a project manager, a process designer, and a PR and crisis control pro. With her MBA and a BA from Hardin-Simmons University, she can be trusted with your calendar, your budget and the future of your growing business.
Executive Assistant Rockstar
Kim isn’t just an expert Virtual Assistant; she’s an iPEC certified Professional Achievement Coach with more than 18 years of experience in complex administrative business support, human resource processes, talent management, project management, and event planning. She supports her Equivity clients with high-level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, iLife and WebEx, among other platforms, and if there’s a task she can’t handle, we haven’t seen it yet.
Executive Assistant Mastermind
After graduating from the University of North Carolina with a BA in Sociology, Kara launched her career as a legal assistant, later becoming an account manager and then beginning an ongoing 12- year tenure as a corporate administrator for a commercial development company. Her excellent business judgement and relationship building skills support her clients and move her teams forward.
Erica is a litigation paralegal with eight years of experience. She brings a well-rounded multidisciplinary approach to research, problem solving, and legal advocacy. She handles a variety of litigation work including propounding and responding to written discovery requests, drafting demand letters and briefs for arbitration, and legal research in personal injury matters. Additionally, she spent two years with an Oregon legal aid agency assisting a mostly pro per clientele in domestic violence restraining order matters. Erica holds a BS and an MS in Biology from the University of Oregon.
As an Advanced NALA Certified paralegal registered by the Florida Bar and a licensed title insurance manager in Chicago and Naples Florida, Maria supports clients who manage law firms, serve as attorneys, or need legal support for their growing businesses. She obtained her paralegal certification from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, and since that time she’s specialized in marital and family law, legal writing, appeals and mediation in the State of Florida. She’s a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants and she can provide a wide range of support, from document review to notary services.
Jennifer is a marketing expert with a wide ranging background specializing in graphic design, email marketing, web design, content writing, social media and PPC advertising. Basically, she does everything! Jennifer lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area and earned her Bachelor’s degree from UT Chattanooga in Communications.
Kiah has nearly 15 years of experience as a Litigation Support Specialist and Paralegal. She specializes in civil litigation, legal research, case management, client interfacing and deposition and trial development work. She has worked in multiple law firms and as a litigation specialist at the Office of the Attorney General in Baltimore. Kiah holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations from Lincoln University.
Deborah is a detail-oriented Certified Paralegal with over 20 years of litigation experience, a proven track record of effective assistance to attorneys and 31 years of extensive office administration experience. She doesn’t miss a detail, and her in-depth knowledge of local, state and federal court rules will keep your documents in order and your casework on track.
Executive Assistant Master
Cristina is a Rutgers grad and an accomplished executive assistant with over six years of experience reporting to C-suite and upper-level managers. In addition to serving as a trusted professional gatekeeper, she can handle document preparation, research, calendar management, and any imaginable administrative challenge. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your growing responsibilities, put your trust in Cristina. She’ll take the weight off your shoulders so you can focus on your business.
As a certified paralegal, Marla cite checks briefs at all levels (state, federal and appellate), and reviews documents for compliance with BlueBook standards and local rules. She also reviews citations for accuracy and applicability of the laws cited. She has experience with California state cases in several jurisdictions, both district and appellate, and she’s familiar with California Rules of Style. On the IP side, she registers trademarks and assists in trademark litigation, including cite checking briefs and trial preparation and assistance.
Executive Assistant Maestro
With a BS in Management and Information Systems from Queens University, Louise launched her career in 2012 as the Executive Assistant to the Global COO and Global Head of Execution for Barclay’s Bank. Since then, she’s gone on to serve as the executive assistant to highly influential banking executives and operations directors for global organizations. Now she works for our clients, handling schedule management, expense auditing, contract invoicing, report preparation and more. If you need it done, Louise can do it. Nothing stands in her way.
Executive Assistant Specialist
If you’re looking for a hyper-efficient, highly experienced bilingual executive assistant with a long track record of successful event planning, bookkeeping and brand management, look no further than Denise. She can handle every task you send her way, from complex travel planning to employee paperwork and vendor correspondence. Remove items from your busy plate and put your trust in Denise. She’ll handle the nuts and bolts and help your company grow.
Angela is not just a superstar certified paralegal, but an executive assistant as well! Her diverse background includes the financial sector, legal industry and in government roles as well. Angela earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine, University and lives with her family in Southern California.
Ashley truly is a superhero. Whether it's website design, event management, content creation, social media or SEO, there's no marketing specialty she hasn't mastered. In addition, Ashley is a Client Experience Manager for all Equivity's marketing clients. Ashley earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.
Executive Assistant Dynamo
In addition to her work as an expert executive administrative assistant, Mary also has a diverse background as an Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Salesforce admin, and with some sales support, HR and marketing to boot! Whatever you need, Mary's got you covered. Mary has a BA from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Executive Assistant Expert
Rochelle is an executive assistant with a diverse backgound. When she's not assisting C-level executives, she can also do business development and digital marketing. Rochelle earned her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.
Executive Assistant Hotshot
Wendi has an expertise in a wide range of specialties including executive assistance, bookkeeping, event planning, office management and marketing and sales support. She's done everything from providing administrative assistance, to being a business owner! Wendi earned her Bachelor's of Science from Old Dominion University.
Mellissa is a creative strategist with a background in brand building, business planning, digital marketing, advertising and marketing communications. Mellissa holds in Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management from Colorado Technical University, and a Masters of Science in Journalism from University of Kansas.
Molly has wide-ranging expertise that spans from Administrative Assistance, Legal Secretary and Paralegal work. She's worked in small businesses, mid-sized law firms and educational organizations. Molly earned her Bachelors of Science from Pennsylvania State University, and Masters of Science from Radford University.
Virtual Marketing Assistant
Daina is a creative marketing and design professional with more than fifteen years of industry experience working across multiple sectors including commercial real estate, restaurants, technology and the outdoor lifestyle. Her experience spans digital, social, client, B2B and B2C marketing strategy, digital and print project management, event management and account management. She is an expert in graphic, web and UX/UI design. Daina has a Bachelor's degree from Ramapo College, and a Masters degree from West Virginia University.
Virtual Marketing Assistant
Creative and energetic Digital Marketing professional with technical background and design experience. She excels in e-commerce, graphic design, web design, branding and marketing strategy. Lamia holds of Bachelor's of Science degree from UMass Lowell.