2016-2018 DYAUSA National Board
President of the National Board
Francesca Pisano is very excited to have been elected President of the DYA USA National Board. Francesca is a graduate of Molloy College and a Dominican Volunteers USA alum. Francesca first became involved in Dominican life at the National College Preaching Conference in 2012 at Dominican University. Upon returning to Molloy, she joined the DYA chapter. While being a part of DYA, Francesca learned a lot about herself and her love of the Dominican Charism. This passion led her to pursue a study abroad trip in Fanjeux, France where she learned more about St. Dominic and the beginning of the Dominican Order. After finishing classes in December of 2014, Francesca had been unsure of her next step in life post-graduation. With some help and encouragement, she applied to Dominican Volunteers USA. Francesca was accepted as a volunteer for the 2015-2016 year. She lived with Sinsanawa Dominicans and 3 other volunteers in Chicago, IL. Her ministry site was a domestic violence agency where she advocated for women and children who were victims/survivors of domestic violence. During this year, Francesca began looking at graduate schools that offered a master’s program in Music Therapy. She found that Illinois State University would be the perfect fit. Francesca decided to take another year off before starting grad school. She currently lives in Chicago, IL at the Dominican Volunteers Alumni house, the Carlos Morales Community, with two other former volunteers. She continues to practice her Dominican faith with her community and by coordinating the Chicago DYA chapter. Most of all, Francesca is thankful to have such a wonderful opportunity as DYA’s National Board President for the next two years. Francesca can be reached at email@example.com .
Vice President for Dominican Identity
Michelle is from Garden City, New York and is in her fifth year of the five-year bachelor/masters program for Adolescent English and Special Education at Molloy College. At Molloy, Michelle is the secretary of the Education Club, the secretary of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, a student ambassador, and an active member of the Molloy College Dominican Young Adults Chapter and campus ministries. Through DYA and campus ministries, Michelle has been a part of various service opportunities including helping with soup kitchens, rebuilding houses affected by Superstorm Sandy, and mentoring at a camp for boys in the Appalachian Mountains. DYA has given Michelle the opportunity to further develop her faith, meet some very inspirational people, and learn what it means to preach in every aspect of her life. She hopes to, along with her National Board team, be able to inspire other young people to do the same. Michelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator for Mission (Vacant Positon)
Coordinator for the Charism
Sean is a graduate of Caldwell University (Caldwell, NJ) with his B.F.A. in Graphic Design as well as a minor in Art History. Sean worked with others at Caldwell University to establish a Dominican Young Adults chapter. Sean was an active member of his campus community who worked in the Admissions Office as well as the Student Life Office. Sean was also an active member in the Caldwell University Campus Ministry program, where he has taken part in alternative winter and spring break trips to Belize and Kentucky as well as Midnight Runs and other service projects on/off campus. Most recently Sean co-curated a gallery entitled “Belize: Beyond the Blue Skies and Clear Waters” which focused on the pros and cons of short-term service trips with photos and reflections from students and staff who have attended the trip. Sean is currently a Dominican Volunteer in the Dominican Youth Movement USA. Sean is excited to serve in the Coordinator of Charism position where he looks forward to keeping the Dominican Family well informed about all the good work that the Dominican Young Adults are doing to spread the Dominican Charism. Sean can be reached at email@example.com.
Coordinator for the Charism
Krystine is a recent graduate of Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY), Class of 2016. While at Molloy she majored in Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science degree. During her 4 year education she was also very involved in the Molloy’s Campus Ministry program participating in many service programs including the Appalachia Project in Kermit, West Virginia, MIdnight Runs, Bethany House Experiences in Hempstead, New York, various soup kitchens in the NY Metro-Area and much more. She has even traveled as far as El Salvador to help serve the children in underserved areas and also Fanjeaux, France where St. Dominic founded the order over 800 years ago to learn its history. Presently she is a registered nurse and is employed in pediatrician’s office in Williston Park, New York while still being heavily involved in Molloy’s Chapter of Dominican Young Adults and the sisters at the Dominican Motherhouse in Amityville, New York. Krystine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.