About

Proficient Team of Go Beyond Greatness

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Ashley Knox, MPS

Executive Director
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Ali Abbruzzi, MA

Mindfulness Yoga Instructor
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Victor Blinov

Intern
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Tiana Figeroua

Intern
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Sophie Rhind

Intern
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Shayanne Guzman

Intern
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Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference.

– Mac Anderson

Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference.

– Mac Anderson

Go Beyond Greatness Inc. Advisory Board

Is a long time advocate in education serving on a variety of not-for-profit boards for over 25 years including Center for Creative Education, TMI Project, and a previous trustee of the Kingston City School District Board of Education. She is known for her collaboration between arts and education with a commitment to supporting new initiatives in public school education for higher achievement and student success.

Clearwater’s Environmental Action Director since 2000, was formerly the Recycling Coordinator/Educator for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency for more than 10 years and a registered Critical Care Nurse for 22 years.  She holds an AAS in Nursing, a BA in biology (pre-med) from SUNY/New Paltz, and completed course work toward a Masters in Environmental Sciences at Bard College.  A lifelong environmental professional and community activist, Manna got her start as an organizer as a teenager in the 1960s in the Civil Rights movement.  She avidly supports collaborative land use planning and problem solving.  Working to promote sustainability practices and climate solutions, she teaches communities how to integrate environmental preservation, economic prosperity (based on quality of life indicators), and social equity using effective communication.  Manna also serves as Ulster County Legislator from District 19, Towns of Rosendale and Marbletown.

Is a former public school teacher and principal. She is a long time transformation trainer/teacher/author/healer who has spent more than 30 years in various holistic healing modalities. Nancy maintains a private practice of energy healing and spiritual counseling. She is a consultant and trainer for organizations, schools, and government agencies throughout the United States.

Is a former teacher, educational administrator and Vice President of a community-based organization in Ulster County.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over 30 years experience in developing and implementing vocational rehabilitation and psychiatric rehabilitation treatment services.  Helen has served on County and Statewide advisory councils with a focus on mental health and workforce development and on not for profit boards including the YWCA and Raising Hope. Currently she is a Consultant specializing in workforce training, grant writing and policy development and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NY StateWide Senior Action Council.

is a retired 46-year public school career educator, with a variety of instructional, supervisory, and managerial experiences. He has served in New York State public schools from 1974-2020, as a middle school/high school English teacher, as a junior-senior high school principal, and as Superintendent of Schools, including as Superintendent of the Rhinebeck Central School District from 1998-2020. Joe is a successful and respected school leader, consensus-builder, and innovator. He also serves as a SHV Senior Fellow, addressing sustainability, climate change, and other current environmental concerns in collaboration with students, educators, community members, and business leaders, and also chairs the Village of Rhinebeck Autism Supportive Community Committee.