The Mommies Network Board of Directors

Heather Fortune, President/Founder
Network Administration
Board of Directors
Heather co-founded CharlotteMommies in 2002 and founded The Mommies Network in 2005. Heather has two beautiful daughters: Caroline Grace and Catherine Elizabeth. She has a B.A. in English Literature. She grew up in Ohio and Pennsylvania and moved to South Carolina when she was ten. Today she and her daughters live in Charlotte, NC. In her free time she enjoys reading and writing. Heather is our visionary and is passionate about reaching out and connecting with our membership and with the world outside TMN. She is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of TMN.
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Sarah Zahrobsky, Director of Chapter Operations
Chapter Administration
Board of Directors
<p>Sarah (mupt02) has been happily married to her husband Joe since 2004. They have&nbsp;four energetic children - Abby ('06), Izzy ('07),&nbsp;Jake ('09), and Caleb ('12). Sarah is mostly a SAHM, but does enjoy the few days a month that she works as a Physical Therapist at a local hospital. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and watching movies with her kids.</p>
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Kelly Buehner, Treasurer
Finance Department
Board of Directors
<p>Army wife and mom to Gavin (8) and Paiton (4)</p>
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Leslie Block, Senior Advisor of Promotions
Promotions & Marketing
Board of Directors
Leslie (blockmom) is woman of many hats and the ringmaster of her circus of life. A full-time homeschooling mommy to 3 kiddos, an ER nurse of 25+ yrs, an Injury Prevention educator/specialist, in addition to maid, gardener,cook, chief bottle washer, butt wiper and wife to her soul mate Clifton. Leslie is the Chapter Manager of her home chapter CentralFoothillsMommies.com, and Sr Advisor of Promotions and Social Media for TMN. She also serves on the Board of Directors with the non-profit .org www.Ed4Ed4all.com . Leslie is a Wellness Advocate with Doterra International and enjoys sharing the power of essential oils. Her passion is helping others,mentoring and inspiring women to be their best, teaching and keeping kids/adults safe. Leslie is an busy social media diva, avid blogger about life, family, parenting, homeschooling, safety, natural health and wellness.
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H. Reese Butler III, Secretary
Network Administration
Board of Directors
<p>Reese Butler founded the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and the National Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE after losing his wife, Kristin Brooks Rossell, to suicide on April 7th 1998. When the federal government tried to take over control of 1-800-SUICIDE by force in 2006 Reese launched a campaign that took on Health and Human Services, the FCC and the Veterans Administration. Reese believed that the government had no business owning much less operating a suicide hotline. On December 3rd 2010 the US Court of Appeals ruled against the Federal Government as having been arbitrary and capricious. The order reversed the FCC ruling and instructed the FCC to return 1-800-SUICIDE to the Kristin Brooks Hope Center. Since 1998 when Reese turned his focus to the prevention of suicide, he has helped launch several other organizations: the National Council For Suicide Prevention, the California Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN-CA), and the Virginia Suicide Prevention Council. Reese serves as member of the Steering Committee of the Iris Fund Alliance. Reese never graduated high school and was a millionaire at age 21. He founded the Connecticut Law Tribune in 1975 at the age of 19. By the end of 1977 he was publishing a daily law newspaper and the Hartford Tribune a daily newspaper of general circulation. He went on to start 20 more newspapers and periodicals over the next twenty years.</p>
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Heidi Fortune, Director
Network Administration
Board of Directors
<p>Heidi Fortune holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Winthrop University. At Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of the Upstate, Heidi wears two hats, one as a development professional and one as an teaching artist. On the development team, Heidi directs the Annual Campaign, serves as an event manager for major fundraising events, creates and manages marketing campaigns, and writes and administrates grants. As a teaching artist, Heidi has developed programming for youth ages 6 to 18 in theatre, flmmaking, creative writing, and music. She currently teaches over 120 elementary age youth each week. Before joining BGCU, she appeared professionally as an actress in theater, flm and television. Favorite roles include: Puck from A Midsummer Nights Dream, Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, Millie from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mary from Jesus Christ Superstar, and Mae from Fool for Love. While working as an actress, Heidi taught private acting and musical theater classes in the New York City area. Heidi lives in Spartanburg, SC with her 5 year old daughter and rock star boyfriend.</p>
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