Meet Our Board

Mary Lou Bozza -

Mary Lou Bozza

Mary Lou Bozza is currently the Director of Development at Haley House, a feisty non-profit with a soup kitchen, affordable housing, social enterprise cafe and urban farm. Previously, Mary Lou served as a teacher, campus minister, and youth minister after studying theology at Boston College and receiving her MDiv. from Yale Divinity School. Mary Lou is also a founding member of Faith in Action with El Salvador (FACES), a volunteer-run non-profit supporting grassroots work in El Salvador, where she lived and worked. Mary Lou was excited to join the board in 2018 as a way of supporting the inclusive, transformative mission of Sacred Threads.

Katie Gordon -

Katie Gordon

Katie is a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School studying and exploring new forms of community building and meaning making outside of religious institutions yet rooted in spiritual life. She is one of the founders of Nuns & Nones, a national movement that brings together Catholic Sisters and spiritually diverse millennials. With a background in interfaith organizing, Katie is committed to building bridges across traditions, particularly breaking down boundaries between the sacred and the secular.

Michele Ryan -

Michele Ryan

Michele is a former CPA. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Her focus is developing a publicity plan, sharing inspiring posts while using the benefits of social media. Having attended a Sacred Threads’ Speakers event at just the right time in her life, Michele was inspired by the very thoughtful but very simple presentation.

Sylvia Simmons -

Sylvia Simmons

Sylvia had a career in Higher Education as an administrator and faculty member. She currently is a consultant and a volunteer and board member for several non-profit organizations. Sylvia is an advocate for the mission of Sacred Threads knowing Sacred Threads has transformed individuals in so many ways on their path to seeking a spiritual life. Sylvia joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and serves on the Governance Committee.

Sandra Tollos -

Sandra Tollos

Sandra Tollos, MA, recently joined the Board of Directors after 20 years of high visibility sales and marketing experience. Sandra previously had her own business, The Emerging Woman, where she offered women techniques and tools for creating confidence with style during life’s many challenges. Sandra is honored to serve on Board after helping them with their start in 2009.

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