Nicole BrosePresident & CEO
Nicole is thrilled to have recently come aboard as President. She is a graduate of Purdue University, with advanced studies from the University of Massachusetts and University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has extensive experience in marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning in the non-profit, corporate, and educational arenas. She founded Creating Caring Communities, a consulting business that assists for/non-profits with their strategic planning – building platforms for success. She has served as Development Director for one of the largest animal welfare groups in the country, First Coast No More Homeless Pets and as Executive Director of the Flagler County Education Foundation, completely re-branding the organization and creating programs to enrich the lives of families. In this capacity she worked closely with Dignity U Wear as an agency partner. Nicole was VP of Business Development for CIC Planning Group and in that position, she oversaw grant development, working with a diverse group of clients that included government and the education sector. In this capacity she helped raise millions of dollars for various clients. In her twenties Nicole focused on non-profits that served marine mammals and environmental issues. This work took her to Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Hawaii, and Cape Cod. Board appointments have included several Mayoral Task Force Appointments, eight years with Big Brothers Big Sisters, George Washington Carver Foundation, Flagler Humane Society and several other animal welfare groups, and the Women’s Health Council. She is currently an advisory board member of Hope to Help Foundation, an organization she helped found. From a young age, Nicole has been active in her community, and involved in many types of leadership roles. Nicole brings a lengthy history of dedicated advocacy to the non-profit sector in two countries and several states. She has a love of horses (owns a rescue horse), enjoys competitive sports and time with her family, as they have a love traveling.
Nicola BarnackVP of Operations
Nicola Barnack joins the Dignity U Wear team as the Vice President of Operations. Nicola brings over 12 years of nonprofit management, with expertise in marketing and communications, development and event planning as well as leadership. While working locally with national organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Lung Association she has launched annual campaigns and branding efforts to advocate for health and human services, education and mentoring. Most recently, Nicola worked with the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center as the Director of Development. Nicola is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She and her husband Josh, have two children, Hayden and Whitney. “After volunteering for Dignity U Wear over a decade ago, I fell in love with the mission of Dignity U Wear. I look forward to sharing my expertise and help to grow support so we can continue giving the gift of dignity to those in need nationwide.” In her role with Dignity U Wear, Nicola will be responsible for operations, marketing and outreach to raise the support needed to fulfill our mission to give dignity to those who need it most.
Barbara TruncellitoExecutive Director of the Northeast
Barbara Truncellito has an extensive background in retail and manufacturing at the upper management level. Barbara was SRVP and a member of the Executive Committee for Macy’s Product Development Division for 20 years. Barbara has also been a Vice President of Product Development for a division of Footlocker. She’s been consulting as well for the past 35 years. Barbara has been with Dignity U Wear for six years and started as Director of Development New York City in March of 2011. In 2012 she was promoted to Executive Director and in 2016, she transitioned to the position of Executive Director of the Northeast. Barbara lives in New York City part of the time, as well as on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. She is a published poet and has authored multiple collections of poetry.
Cheryl EstevezDirector of Agency Relations
Cheryl Estevez is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. Cheryl received her formal education in the public school system in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1994 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Communications from Florida State University. Cheryl also received her Master of Business Administration in 2008 from the University of Phoenix. Cheryl has worked at Dignity U Wear for two years. Cheryl was employed with the Xerox Corporation for 17 years, where she held positions as an Account Manager, Customer Trainer, Systems Support Analyst and Systems Analyst. Cheryl is Green Belt certified and she serves as secretary on the board of directors for her church, St. Paul M. B. Church of Jacksonville. Cheryl has been married to George Gregory Estevez III for 6 years.
Karin BunnellDirector of Procurement
Karin Bunnell met Mr. Henri Landwirth in 2004 when he hired her as Director of Procurement for Dignity U Wear. That day has remained one of the highlights of her life. Over the years, Karin has solidified and crafted amazing relationships with hundreds of apparel vendors who have donated new apparel to Dignity U Wear. Providing new clothing for thousands in need is truly a daily, inspiring opportunity. To have remained with his foundation has been her privilege. Karin’s interests have always been and remain enjoying the fun chaos that having a loving family brings. She has been married 49 years to her husband Dave. They have three grown children, nine grandchildren and two dogs and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in nature, visiting the ocean and going to the theatre and movies. Karin has never met a stranger as she often meets new people and loves to spend time hearing their stories. She even has a Facebook account to keep in touch with those near and far! Karin gives the gift of warmth by knitting afghans, sweaters, and infant hats for newborns. While listening to the oldies, she can be heard singing along. Karin says, “she has the feeling that she has been blessed with the many fabulous miracles that always seem to come my way!”
Jamie MullisVolunteer Coordinator
Jamie has been with Dignity U Wear for over eight years. As the volunteer coordinator, Jamie works with hundreds of groups and schedules thousands of volunteer hours to support the mission of Dignity U Wear. She really enjoys coordinating the different civic, corporate, and faith-based groups to come in and volunteer. Many times she is the first face and voice that our volunteer partners see and hear when they call. After playing league tennis for over twenty years, she retired and hung up her racquet and joined the team at Dignity U Wear. During her time, she has enjoyed getting to know all of our volunteers and has become friends with many of them. She has seen many changes during her eight years, but she is so proud of where we are today and is looking forward to our exciting future. She is proud of our founder, Henri Landwirth, and it is because of his passion to give back that we have been able to provide dignity to many.
Barry HollieSort Room Manager
Barry Lynn Hollie, Sr. spent 30 years in the textile industry as a supervisor with Dan River, Inc. in Virginia. Leading a team of 30+ employees, he oversaw the dyeing, finishing and quality inspection of 2.5 million yards of fabric per week, maintained OSHA safety standards, and utilized his knowledge of industrial textile/ warehouse operations and equipment to train and develop staff. Relocating to Jacksonville in 2006, Barry joined the Dignity U Wear team. He was tasked with directing the daily operation of 10,000 sq. ft satellite warehouse facility–receiving, inventorying, and distributing product–as well as replenishing stock and ensuring the accuracy of orders, $1 million in product monthly, reaching 200+ agencies across the nation. Currently serving as Sort Room Manager, he trains and supervises 1300 volunteers each year, from individual community members to corporate teams, in the inspection and sort of clothing donations. Barry holds a certificate in Business Management. He and his wife Michelle are long-time residents of the Riverside area of Jacksonville; he can be recognized about town by an ever-present Miami Dolphins baseball cap.
Trone EllisWarehouse Operations Coordinator
Trone Ellis is proud Jacksonville native and graduate of Robert E. Lee High School class of 1998. Trone has worked for Dignity U Wear for four years. As the warehouse operations coordinator, Trone is responsible for many of the day-to-day operations such as pulling orders, handling inventory, and receiving shipments of new apparel. Trone believes in the vision and mission of Dignity U Wear and is excited to watch Dignity continue to grow and prosper. Trone leads an active life spending time exercising, performing martial arts and participating in various sports. Trone is married to his beautiful wife Kya and has five children.