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Meet The Leaders

Chelsea Orefice
Chicktime Springfield Managing Leader
springfieldmass@chicktime.com
413-244-1762

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
If there was one word that could explain why I become a leader for Chicktime, it’d be self-love. It’s a word that took me a while to understand as well as being something I work on every day. A few years ago, I was in an abusive and extremely toxic relationship that left every part of me in shambles. In its aftermath, I found that I was blaming myself for elements that I couldn’t control, and this spiral of negativity prevented me from starting my recovery journey. For a while, I felt completely alone because I was afraid to be criticized for loving someone that everyone tried to warn me about. For a while I felt this loneliness, but that was until I learned of the Serenity Prayer.

 

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.“

 

From that point on, my life completely changed. I went to therapy, sought out various help groups, and finally opened up to my friends and family about my past experiences. With all encounters, I was met with love. Fast forward to present day, I am making great progress with my own self-confidence, I am rebuilding my future and pursuing my goals, and have been in an amazing and loving relationship with a wonderful man. I became a leader with Chicktime because I never want anyone to feel that they are alone or that no one understands the predicaments that they face. I want to promote an environment that allows for self-love and healing to take place.

 

My passions and gifts:
My passions are women’s empowerment, working with others, and learning something new every single day. My gifts are being a good listener, being innovative and creative, and inspiring people to pursue their dreams. 

 

Hobbies and Interests:
My hobbies include playing team sports, meditating, and going on spontaneous adventures! I am open to learning and having new experiences, so my interests are just about everything!

 

Ivana Sosa
Chicktime Springfield Co-Leader
ivanawsosa@gmail.com
413-262-8053
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
I became a Chicktime leader because I wanted to make a difference in my immediate community. I wanted to help shape and change lives of the people around me and encourage them to follow their dreams and passion.
My passions and gifts:
My passion is helping other people, whether its how to solve a math problem or offer advice to make their lives easier. I am also passionate about writing. I think it’s important to have your voice heard whether it’s through the words that you speak or the words that you write.
Hobbies and Interests:
My hobbies are writing poetry, reading, and going on runs.

 

Minelys Sanchez-Vazquez
Chicktime Springfield Co-Leader
minelysvazquez@gmail.com
508-567-9577

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
When trying to choose what picture I wanted to use as my “official” Chicktime picture, I chose the one you see here because it is my favorite picture! It’s a reminder to me that life is too short to not enjoy the little things. This was my first time tasting a Krispy Kreme doughnut and it was amazing. I serve a leadership role with Chicktime because I don’t think that standing back behind and letting things the way they are is the best way to create a safe environment for women and children.
My passions and gifts:

 

My passion is to help people in need and to slowly debunked the prejudices that our society has against people of difference ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.
Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy learning about different cultures, languages, eating and sleeping

 

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Chicktime Springfield:
Volunteer Coordinator- Courtney West
Facebook Manager- Ivana Sosa
Website Monitor- Ivana Sosa
Calendar Manager- Chelsea Orefice
Treasurer- Minelys Sanchez-Vazquez
Rising Managing Leader- Ivana Sosa