Co-founders

Who We Are

The Alliance for Greater Good has four founders, all of whom volunteer their time, expertise, and passion to achieve the mission of the Alliance. They are all retired and bring years of experience and a broad skill set to the organization.

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Kathryn Garcia

Kathryn is retired from career work in parks and recreation management. Over the course of this work, she served in leadership roles at federal, state, and municipal agencies. She also worked with non-profit arts organizations on membership, fundraising and event planning. A highlight of this work was fostering successful public/private partnerships. She currently enjoys working with the Alliance Co-founders, teaches Yoga classes and is serving on the Rye, NH Planning Board. Kathryn enjoys outdoor activities and travel with her four sons and a growing group of grandchildren.

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Julie Johnson

Julie co-founded the Alliance after retiring from Liberty Mutual, where she led and developed insurance operations. Julie recently served two years on the board of Seacoast Newcomers Club as their Web Manager. She managed the club’s website and created their monthly newsletters. Julie enjoys traveling, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing—all things outdoors. Additionally, she loves coordinating trips with family and friends.

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Lisa Vivinetto

Lisa brings years of experience in corporate training, sales, and marketing to the Alliance. She recently sold the small software company she co-founded and enjoys applying the knowledge she gained in the for-profit world to the Alliance. She is lucky to live in both Portsmouth and Naples, FL with her husband and new puppy.

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Joanne Wolfe

Joanne’s career background was in developing, justifying, and executing budgets in various federal government agencies. She has also served in numerous volunteer capacities over the years, often as treasurer or in other organizational roles. She is excited to have retired with her husband to Portsmouth where both daughters and her new granddaughter live and is especially grateful to be able to give back to the local community through the Alliance.

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