Initially a mainframe programmer, Barbara glommed onto HTML when personal computers arrived, taught it at a community college, and used it to build the first JPus and findaJP websites. Barbara cherishes all the friends she has made from CT, MA, NH and VT via the JP Association. With the launch of the new findaJP/JPus website, she is transitioning day-to-day matters to her daughter, Loretta. Barbara remains a steady force, supporting activities and providing guidance to ensure that FindaJP’s personal attention to its members continues.
Loretta is excited to take on the family business. Her experience providing comprehensive program design, implementation and evaluation with Parasol, LLC will be put to good use, building upon FindaJP/JPus’ strong foundation and growing its reach. Dedicated to social justice, Loretta co-founded B Stigma-Free, a national non-profit promoting inclusion and respect of people with differences. Married by a JP, she and her husband Arkadiy have two teenagers. She is on the Fairfield Connecticut ethics commission and its school climate committee, and she leads the area’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) affiliate.
First as family member (she is another daughter) and then as business consultant, Sarah gives administrative support to the new findaJP/JPus. Founder of paellapans.com, importer of specialty cookware from Spain, she was previously a reporter (The New York Times) and editor (Fine Cooking magazine). Married in 1997 by a Justice of the Peace in her parents’ Connecticut backyard, Sarah lives in New York with her Spanish husband and two daughters.
Education & Program Director
When she signed up to attend the first JP Conference in 2005, Bettie volunteered to make nametags for everyone. The next year, she ran a workshop on appropriate pay for JPs, aptly named “Are You Worth the Broccoli?” In subsequent years, she enticed renowned wedding planner Peter Merry to speak at our conference. She launched the Association’s Facebook group, where she is always a source of wedding wisdom. On Facebook and in person, Bettie is a mentor, friend and support to JPs everywhere.
When Cindy officiated her first wedding, she experienced a familiar feeling. Prior to becoming a JP, she was an obstetrics nurse, and soon realized that the feeling was the same: a humbling sense of honor to be a part of a life-changing event in a couple’s journey. Today she combines her love of writing with her desire to help couples by contributing a monthly blog post that provides tips and trends on relevant ceremony topics. Cindy lives and works on the beautiful NH seacoast with her husband Rick and Bichon Poo Maddison.
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