ABOUT US

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, a group of friends that summered together in Chadwick Beach from an early age, founded the Chadwick Beach Restoration Fund with the hope of raising funds for the restoration of their home away from home.  The group shares a strong passion for the beach that brought them together as children and helped to create lifelong friends and memories.  Chadwick Beach is a small beach on the Jersey Shore, inhabited by both summer residents and full time residents.  During Hurricane Sandy, Chadwick Beach suffered enormous damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.  Through the fundraising efforts of the Chadwick Beach Restoration Committee, the members hope to restore Chadwick Beach to its rightful place as an idyllic beachfront community, providing enjoyment and producing income for the surrounding community. 

The members of the Chadwick Beach Restoration Committee are all volunteering their time and 100%of all proceeds from t-shirt sales and donations will go directly to the Chadwick Beach Restoration Fund.

CHADWICK BEACH RESTORATION COMMITTEE

   Marissa (Frew) Fleishman -  Co-Founder, is middle of three girls of Jeff and Maria Frew.  The Frew family purchased property on Chadwick Beach Island in the early 1950s and has the house and property have remained within the family since.  Marissa has spent every summer in Chadwick since birth.  She is now happy to have a chance to introduce her own two boys to the beach that has given her millions of memories.  She is happily married to Brian Fleishman, owner of Jaydien Network Solutions (designer of the Rebuild Chadwick website) and has two young boys, Brian Jr and JD.  She is a Project Manager for Merck, where she has worked for over 11 years.  She graduated from East Carolina University with a Chemistry major and received her Project Management Master Certificate through Villanova University. 
     Amy Heller – Co-Founder, is the eldest daughter of Richard and Nancy Heller, residents of Chadwick Beach Island. From the age of eight Amy summered in  Chadwick Beach until moving to Manhattan New York, after college.  Amy continues to live and work in Manhattan, where she founded the WGIRLS INC. WGIRLS is an international not for profit 501c3 organization providing underprivileged women and children in local communities, and in times of international crisis  people around the world, with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and the ability to lead productive lives. After ten years on Wall Street, Amy  left the corporate world to concentrate full time on the continued growth of the WGIRLS organization. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Villanova University and is working towards her M.S. in Fundraising Management from Columbia University.
     Erin Earley – Member, is the eldest daughter of Tom and Judy Earley.   Erin and her brother Ryan have spent every summer in Chadwick Beach since they were babies.  Erin’s best friends are the same ones she built sand castles with on Chadwick Beach as a child and were all bridesmaids in her wedding this past September.  Erin is very passionate about animal welfare and works as an Event Manager for the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).  She is also the Director of Operations for Funny for Fido, a bi-annual comedy show that serves as a fundraiser for NYC shelter animals.  Erin graduated from Vassar College with a major in Philosophy and minor in Women’s Studies and she received her Master of Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
     Megan (Healy) Hilly – Member, is the daughter of Bill and Pat Healy, residents of Chadwick Beach Island for more than thirty years. Born and raised in New Jersey, Megan is the oldest of three.  For as long back as she can remember Megan has spent her summers building wonderful memories in Chadwick Beach and in 2008 was married out of her parent’s home on Chadwick Beach Island. Megan is currently a Director of Talent at Thomson Reuters where she manages large scale projects designed to help drive a performance and talent culture. Megan received her M.A in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and her B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University.  Megan was one of the founding members of the “W Girls”, a successful New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for disadvantaged women and children, where she served on the board for five years.  She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband Chris and their son Douglas.
     
   Cathy Yuhas – Member, has spent every summer in Chadwick Beach since she was born. Her parents, Josephine & Pete, have been in Chadwick Beach since the late 60′s. Cathy and her sister, Mary, always loved the Chadwick community, so they bought a house in Chadwick right across the street from their parent’s. Cathy’s mother is the badge checker in Chadwick and her father is an avid crabber. Some of her best memories are crabbing at the bay and sitting on the beach with her childhood friends that are her best friends still to this day. During the off-season, Cathy is a science facilitator at High Tech High High School at the Hudson County Schools of Technology where she teaches Biology and AP Environmental Science. Prior to teaching, Cathy worked at an environmental nonprofit organization that focused on the conservation and management of the NY-NJ Harbor. She is a graduate from Fairfield University, where she obtained a degree in Biology. She also has a Master of Science in Environmental Science from NJ Institute of Technology/Rutgers University- Newark. At NJIT/Rutgers, Cathy conducted research on the salt marshes of the Meadowlands. She still stays current in the environmental field by attending lectures and seminars as well as volunteering her time to monitor the horseshoe crab population along the Raritan Bay. Her love for the environment comes from growing up at the Jersey shore.

THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TIME/EFFORT TO THE CHADWICK BEACH RESTORATION FUND AND WWW.REBUILDCHADWICK.COM

BRIAN FLEISHMAN               WEBISTE DESIGN           JAYDIEN NETWORK SOLUTIONS

JILL KASAK                               LOGO

LUKE STOEFFER                      LOGO                                  LUKE STOUFFER DESIGNS

DANIELLE ROTHWEILER    VENUE                               GOLDEN WEDDINGS

Pictures provided by: Marty DeVoogd, Sean Frew, Dave Levesque, Mike Bley