Debbie Sardone • President/Founder

Debbie Sardone is America’s Top Cleaning Expert. Debbie owns, is the Founder and President of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, Inc., in Lewisville, TX. Debbie is an author, professional speaker, and top cleaning business consultant. She is well acquainted with the needs of women and is touched by both clients and employees experiencing the devastating effects of cancer. After being inspired by fellow cleaning business owners while speaking at a national conference, she formed the foundation in May 2006.

Debbie Richter • Vice President

Debbie Richter is the Director of Human Resources for Murata, Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturing company. She has an MBA from Texas Tech University, a BBA with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of North Texas, and over 20 years of experience in the human resources field. “I feel very honored to be given the opportunity to serve on the Board of Cleaning For A Reason, and to be able to make a worthwhile contribution to women who are dealing with cancer,” says Debbie. Her love of working with people, as well as her business experience, makes her a valuable asset to the Board and to the foundation.

Sharon Cowan

Sharon Cowan, CBSE, is the former Chairman and CEO of a successful regional commercial and residential cleaning company. Sharon’s commitment to the foundation takes on a special meaning as her mother was a victim of breast cancer. Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and has a diverse background including education, teaching, retail merchandising and business management. She currently provides global business consulting for the service industry. She has been a guest lecturer and two-time award winner for BSCAI and a speaker for ARCSI. Sharon has served on the Board of Directors for the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce and is also an adjunct faculty member at Indian River State College.

Caroline Huffman

Caroline Huffman was most recently a Director at Sage Healthcare/ Vitera Healthcare Solutions, where she was responsible for the development/implementation of robust, sustainable Voice of Customer programs and strategic corporate/community outreach. Also, Caroline worked in several leadership capacities during her five plus year tenure at the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Caroline developed, launched, and led the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, a new paradigm of care for cancer survivors, which achieved international recognition. In addition, Caroline had a 25+ year professional career, which includes having been an oncology social worker, Director of Case Management at a 400 bed tertiary care teaching medical center, Director of Family Services with a large non-profit hospice, and a high school teacher. Caroline has two Master’s degrees, one in education from East Texas State University and one in social work from the University of Pittsburgh (PA); her undergraduate degree is from the University of Oklahoma. Also, Caroline was trained and certified at Southern Methodist University’s, Edwin L. Cox School of Business Executive Management Program.  Caroline is a graduate of Leadership Texas.

Steve Sardone

Steve Sardone has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Florida Bible College and is a retired Police Officer from the City of Plano, TX. He served in the City’s investigative division, SWAT unit, and Firearms Training. Steve currently owns and operates The Clean Team Catalog and the brand. Steve is also Chairman of the elder board at Grace Bible Church of Corinth, TX. Steve’s objective and analytical perspective is a valuable asset to the Board.

Carla Pruett

Carla Pruett is a seasoned veteran of the housecleaning industry having worked for Buckets & Bows Maid Service, Inc. in Lewisville, TX, for more than 20 years. Carla has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue. Carla’s field and administrative experience in the housecleaning industry makes her a perfect fit for serving the foundation’s partners and clients through her position on the Board.

Colin Bishop

Colin Bishop is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Maids International, a leading residential cleaning company with more than 160 franchise partners serving over 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities.Prior to assuming the leadership of The Maids International, Mr. Bishop was Executive Vice President of Development with The Maids International. During that time, Mr. Bishop owned a The Maids franchise in Omaha, Nebraska from 1993 until 2009. In 1991, Mr. Bishop became President and Owner of Bishop Group, Inc., The Maids Regional Ownership in states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois (excluding Chicago metro area), Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Wyoming.

Bob Stahurski

Bob Stahurski has been actively involved in the sanitary supply industry for the past 25 years. Since 1986, Bob has served as President of NYCO Products Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer. He is also the co-founding member and managing partner of ChemBlend International LLC, a strategic alliance of specialty chemical blenders in North America. From 1996 to present, he has served on ISSA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, serving as ISSA’s Vice President and President-elect in 2008 and 2009.

Maria Martindale • Secretary

Maria Martindale graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a Sr. Vice President and leads the Texas Region for Accretive Solutions. She has over twenty years of business experience across multiple industries specializing in Accounting, Finance, Audit, Technology and Business Transformation initiatives in consulting and executive search solutions.

Debbie Saviano

Debbie Saviano loves People • Travel • Teaching • Adventures and Social Media! She enjoys showing Others HOW to Use LinkedIn to Build their Business by using LinkedIn.

Social Media is one of the most valuable Tools a Business can use to Promote their Business and Debbie shows Business Owners How to take full advantage of the Possibilities.

Debbie started out her 1st career driving a yellow school bus and retired after being a Principal of 5 campuses. Talk about “Connections and Relationships”!
Debbie Speaks around the Globe and Navigates the Virtual Highways, showing others how to Connect – Engage and Relate to those they Serve.

Steve Michaelson

Steve served as Chief Operating Officer of Enherent Corp., a publicly held custom software development firm serving the insurance, financial services and capital markets industries. Under Steve’s leadership Enherent’s development centers located in India, Barbados and the USA achieved certification by the Software Engineering Institute/Capability Maturity Model. Prior roles at Enherent in included Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Chief Information Officer where he was honored with the CIO-100 Award. Prior to his tenure at Enherent, Steve served as Chairman & CEO of Computer Management Resources, a company he founded in 1989 that became nationally recognized experts in software solutions for the route distribution industry, growing to over 125 consultants and eventually being acquired by Enherent in 1997. Steve as served as the Chairman and CEO of USA Finance, a rollup of Specialty Finance Companies.

Dennis Costa, MD

Dennis J Costa, M.D. specializes in hematology and medical oncology. He is board certified in internal medicine and oncology and on staff at Texas Oncology, Flower Mound.
He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin; residency in internal medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center; fellowship in hematology/medical oncology completed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, part of Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.
Dr. Costa is a member of the Society of Air Force Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2009, D Magazine elected Dr. Costa as one of the best hematology oncologists in Dallas.

Non Voting Advisory Council

Jim Hodge

Jim Hodge, with more than 30 years of experience in inspiring gifts of significance from philanthropists, is best known for his work with donor-centric, values-based, and inquiry-driven philanthropy. He is responsible for the Principal Gifts Program at Mayo Clinic and works with benefactors who contribute gifts of $1 million and more to the clinic. He has been labeled as a “reflective practitioner” by the top-ranked Center of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, an individual who melds the latest theory and research on philanthropy with insightful and practical advice for today’s philanthropic practitioners. Jim is a frequent national lecturer, author, and award-winning professional in philanthropy who brings to his talks a deep sense of reverence for philanthropy and our profession. He has received the Mayo Excellence Award for outstanding service to patients and staff of Mayo Clinic, the Mae Berry Award for Service Excellence, and the Mayo Excellence Through Teamwork Award.

Stephan Sardone

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