board of directors
Victoria Arlen - President
Victoria Arlen, President of the Victoria's Victory Foundation created this foundation to help others around the world achieve their victories. While Victoria was living in a physical vegetative state, her mind was very much alive; at that time she made a commitment that if she got her second chance, she would dedicate her life to helping others. As a young woman that trained and worked endless hours to overcome her obstacles with the support of her family and those close to her, she realized the importance of a strong foundation of support and being surrounded by those that believe in you. Victoria has started the Victoria's Victory Foundation as a way to provide others with their own support system so they too can achieve their victory.
Jacqueline Arlen - Vice President
Jacqueline Arlen is Victoria's mother and the owner of Project Walk Boston. Project Walk is an activity based recovery center for people with any mobility related disorders and is based in Stratham, NH. This was a calling put on her heart not only for her daughter but for others who could greatly benefit from activity based therapy. Early on in their journey the Arlen family saw an incredible need for support for individuals within this population not only physically but emotionally. They have planned and spoken about starting a foundation in Victoria's name for years. This is truly a dream come true and an answer to prayer.
Mark A. Clausen, CPA, MST - Treasurer
Mark is the President and owner of Clausen & Company, CPA’s, PC located in Southborough, MA. Mark has practiced public accounting since 1978. He serves as the treasurer of Variety, The Children’s Charity of New England since 1990 and sits on various other non-profit boards.
He has been married to Kathy Clausen for 41 years with one son Tyler. Mark's favorite things to do include spending time with family and friends, hiking, boating and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots..
Adrienne Lawrence- Secretary
Adrienne Lawrence is an attorney who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. She’s a former SportsCenter anchor and legal analyst for ESPN. Before entering sports broadcast, Adrienne represented large companies and high net-worth individuals in federal and state court litigation. Adrienne volunteers with several organizations, serves on the board of Dress for Success-Hartford and is dedicated to advancing victims’ and disability rights. Adrienne is a native of California.
Karrie Eaton - Director
Karrie Eaton has more than 20 years of experience in the marketing and creative field, specializing in the nonprofit sector. Like her fellow Victoria's Victory Foundation Board Members, she is inspired by Victoria Arlen’s journey and is passionate about helping others. She is always ready to embrace a challenge, and in her role as Vice President of Marketing for Granite United Way, she recognizes the importance of working together to improve lives in our community. Karrie resides in Kingston with her husband, Chris, their two daughters, Jenna and Kate, and their golden retriever, Cheddar.
MICHELLE FRASER- DIRECTOR
Michelle’s background was in the teaching profession – she was both a high school and middle school teacher. She retired from teaching when she had her first child.
Her love for children and her desire to make a difference eventually led to philanthropy. She co-founded a charity, Love For Children, and raised over $250,000.00 for Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Love For Children helped children and their families who were dealing with life-threatening illnesses. She and her husband and family are also committed supporters of the S.M. Wright organization, Emily’s Place, and many others.
On Thanksgiving Day 2016 after serving the homeless, Michelle’s entire family was involved in a serious car accident. Her daughter suffered a life-threatening traumatic brain injury.
Currently, Jayden-Faith is working hard every day to re-learn to walk, talk, eat and resume her normal activities. Michelle is intimately aware of how illness, injury and disease can affect an entire family. She has a heart for helping those who cannot help themselves.
Angela Garcia - Director
Angela Garcia is a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. She owns AG Fitness, a functional fitness center and training studio in Stratham, New Hampshire. She has the honor of training a wide variety of clients, from post-rehab, geriatric and chronic illness patients, to recreational athletes, competitive athletes and Olympians. Her passion for this work is fueled by the deep belief that movement and exercise improves quality of life in everyBODY, in more ways than just the traditionally accepted physical benefits. Her life's work is to guide and accompany others on their unique journeys to live their very best lives.
Dawn MacArthur - Director
Dawn is the proud mother of two adult sons and resides in Exeter, N.H. with her husband Rob and two rescued Shih Tzu dogs.
Dawn has always felt the need to give back to her community and has been blessed to be able to do so. She has shared her time supporting family members, volunteering with the local schools, youth sports teams, community based charity organizations and church.
Faced with multiple health challenges over the years, Dawn lives by the philosophy that through faith, love and positivity all things are possible.
Dawn is honored to be a part of the Victoria’s Victory Foundation team and looks forward to helping people around the world achieve their own victories.
Susan Stover - Executive Director
Susan has spent the past seven years running a successful consulting business specializing in non-profit fundraising and event management. As the owner of Stover Solutions, she has helped multiple non-profits develop new programs, expand their marketing presence and increase their fundraising efforts.
Prior to starting her own company, Susan was an accomplished sales, marketing and event professional with expertise in advanced digital advertising. Susan has an extensive marketing and promotions background working with national brands, television and film talent, and large corporations.
When Susan is not behind her computer, you can find her teaching barre classes; she is an IBBFA certified barre instructor with a classical ballet background.
Susan is a board member of the Connor's Climb Foundation, volunteers for End 68 Hours of Hunger and is honored to be the foundation's Executive Director and bring the mission to life.