Board of Directors
Meet Our Directors
President and Chair
Author, speaker, and science and health writer, Mitzi Perdue holds a BA with honors degree from Harvard University and an MPA from the George Washington University. She is a past president of the 40,000-member American Agri-Women, and as a former syndicated columnist, her Scripps Howard column, The Environment and You for almost 10 years was the most widely syndicated environmental column in the US. Her television series, Country Magazine, was syndicated to 76 stations. Currently she is a hostess for EarthX TV, and writes for Trusts and Estates Magazine, Psychology Today, the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents, Wealth Management, and USA Today Magazine. In 2020, she was a guest on more than 60 podcasts. She expects to spend the years that remain to her combatting one of the worst scourges on the planet, human trafficking.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host The HERO Factor Podcast on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, former Fortune 100 CMO, and author of numerous best-selling business books including: The Hero Factor; How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures, Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and is in five business hall of fames including Speaker Hall of Fame, Sales and Marketing Executives, Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Industry Award of Distinction from the National Association of Quick Printers.
As a leading business expert, Hayzlett is frequently cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and c-suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.
Carole Jeanne Voisey
Carole Jeanne Voisey, is the Secretary of the Board for Win This Fight.
She has been an advocate for the marginalized since 1989, working for The Salvation Army. In her 30 years with the organization, she held many executive positions both in Eastern Europe and in the United States. In 2012 she became the Anti-Human Trafficking consultant for the Eastern USA, The Salvation Army Territory. During her time in this position, she was responsible for overseeing Anti- Human Trafficking programs for 11 States. She has lead and been part of innovative educational programs to raise awareness as well as outreach programs that specialize in rescue and healing for victims of trafficking. As a public speaker, Carole has spoken against Human Trafficking in Australia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Republic of Georgia, England and The United Nations.
Carole studied art at TUFTS University MFA, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
She is also the proud mother of four daughters.
Publicist - Mitzi Perdue
Former military spouse Gaby Juergens started Homefront Girl® in her words, “To pay tribute to the other half of the Brave” – our military families. Gaby is a licensed artist with her Homefront Girl® Brand. Creating products and inspirational messages from her own personal experience of having a front row seat during her military life, witnessing selfless service and sacrifice; to showcase with her artwork and writings the world of military life and those who “share their Hero with the world.”
With a portfolio of over 10,000+ designs Gaby’s artwork has been licensed to Enesco, LLC, The Yankee Candle Company, Kurt Adler, TF Publishing, Coveroo ,Craftstone to name a few. Ranging in products from mugs, tote bags, frames, key chains, bracelets all with her trademark style and inspirational writing.
Gaby is always happy when her collections have been a part of giving back to our veterans and families. Her limited edition collection with The Yankee Candle Company debuted May 2015 with a portion going to support Homes for our Troops. Her fabric Collection which included her first quilt Collection “Be Strong, Be Brave, Be There” she was very proud that it was a part of the Quilts of Valor Challenge this year with the proceeds going to the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Her Homefront Girl® Teddy Bears debuted with the first four bears that with every sale a portion goes back to Operation Homefront. Her gift books are available through Amazon and make great gifts.
She spent the better part of 2016 and 2017 fighting and beating stage 3 Breast Cancer, Gaby is committed to being an advocate and support for her fellow warriors drafted into this unexpected battle. As she often says, “I’m no hero…but I lived a lifetime among them.”
In 2019 Cancer came calling again and Gaby has spent the better part of 2020 fighting it again, but that hasn’t stopped her from moving forward with projects she is energized by, to include joining Philanthropist and humaitarian Mitzi Purdue in her Win This Fight campaign to stop Human Trafficking, speaking to women’s groups on moving forward despite life’s challenges and continuing with her brand, Homefront Girl®.
“Everyone serves in a military family,” says Gaby, ” They miss the ‘firsts’ of life’s milestones many take for granted and they make that sacrifice just as much as their loved ones that wears the camo and boots, and, we do so proudly for our nation.”
As a 24-year-old, first-generation entrepreneur, I understand the value of hard work and faith. After being adopted from Bulgaria as a baby, I was given an opportunity to learn and thrive in America, the greatest country on Earth. As part of God’ s plan, I was adopted by a beautiful family in North Jersey (25 miles west of Manhattan) where I began my life at a young age. I always loved sports, and became an All-State baseball player which taught me many life lessons on and off the field. Injuries held me back from my dream of playing at the collegiate level. As difficult as it was not to play baseball in college, I m a irue bd i ever That everythi ng happens for a reason.
At 18 years old I started selling real estate in North Jersey, dosing over 55 transactions by my 21st birthday. Parallel to the growth of my professional career, I managed a restaurant part -time and attended New Jersey City University (where I graduated with a degree in Finance) . During my final weeks at NJCU, I met an adjunct professor by the name of Chris Versace, who is the CIO of Thematica Research, and a Senior Contributor of The Street. He welcomed me to join his efforts in creating an index which ultimately launched on the NASDAQ in October of 2017 which is still listed today under the Ticker: NJCU5OTR. This is an index created to track the largest 50 publicly traded companies in New Jersey & was underwritten by S&P Global. I was responsible for gathering data and creating the weighted formula tracking the CCMpaiSt S overall brandvalue, market cap, operating margins, and employment opportunities.
Laura Thompson, MA, PCC Author, is known by many as a purpose-driven strategic advisor, inspiring leadership coach, thought leader, board director, and former angel investor. Her entrepreneurial spirit to help people and organizations in the public and private sectors succeed worldwide is demonstrated by a can-do attitude, accompanied by wisdom. She’s also an award-winning author, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. Laura considers herself a global citizen having lived as American Expat for two thirds of her life. She studied at INSEAD Business School, Boston University (France), MA, International Relations and International Political Economy, and Simmons University, BA, Finance.
Margo Duesterhaus is President and co-owner of Triple TeQ, a small business that focuses on integrating people, processes and technology to create successful teams, projects and organizations. She has over 30 years of experience in organizational effectiveness consulting, program management and system design and development. She is an avid solution seeker, loves innovation and is passionate about all things that are regenerative. She is a founding member of Transition Howard County and on the Board of Directors for the Community Ecology Institute, both of which focus on creating locally sustainable, healthy and resilient communities. She is excited to be a member of the Board for Win This Fight and working with the many people and organizations that are focused on eradicating human trafficking.