Lisa AllenLisa Lin Allen

Director of Business Development

Ms. Allen’s desire to help and heal others started when she was in grammar school.  She was raised in a religious home in Rhode Island and her family instilled in her from a very young age that life in every form was the most important thing and should be respected and loved.  Lisa donated and volunteered with several animal shelters and worked with her church to raise money for its less fortunate parishioners.  Lisa worked at several food & clothes banks feeding the homeless and providing warmth during the cold winter months.  In high school she became part of the “Christian Action Program” and she volunteered at a soup kitchen and shelter in South Providence, RI.  She was also a drama major and taught theater craft to children. This was a life changing experience for her as she was exposed to the reality of domestic violence, human trafficking as well as animal abuse.   Her career in investment banking and law has provided her with the understanding and capabilities needed  to raise money and awareness and she has also established relationships over her  career to leverage off of to assist in  building  and sustaining a one-of-a-kind charitable foundation.  She is proud to say that she is the founder and owner of a minority owned women’s business (“MBE”), Northeast Site Solutions (“NSS”), a telecommunications turnkey firm headquartered in Connecticut, which she established in February of 2011.  She has held several Board of Directors positions for local clubs and associations in CT and she presently sits on the Board of Directors for Squam Lakes Condominium Camp Resort in Holderness, NH.

Cheryl SimmonsCheryl Simmons

Director of Fundraising

Cheryl was raised in a large religious family by loving parents who showed their children that giving back was the greatest gift of all, whether working in the soup kitchen or being a Girl Scout leader, the importance of helping others is always important and rewarding.

Cheryl has volunteered at her local food bank, donated supplies to animal shelters and used her graphic skills to help promote Local women’s shelters.  She was a Girl Scout leader for seven years, and coached the youth bowling team for ten years.   Her staunch belief in education  lead her to chair her local Catholic School auction for several years giving her first-hand knowledge   in fundraising.

Originally from Southern California, Cheryl moved to Oregon where she graduated from Oregon State University with a Fine Arts Degree.  She also earned her LMT License and Chiropractic Assistance License.  Her skills in Graphic Design, and Fundraising, and her desire to continue to help others, lead her to other like-minded women.   Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation is her passion — giving to others is her calling.

Denise SaboDenise Sabo

Director of Marketing

Denise grew up in a family were the value of helping others was learned at an early age. Volunteering and giving has always been a priority in Denise’s life, by helping such organizations as H.O.R.S.E of CT, Boston Food Bank, Boys and Girls club of America, French Bull dog rescue network, ASPCA, Local animal shelters and Soup kitchens. She holds a deep love and passion for animals and human kind.  Denise has a passion to help those struggling reach their goals and live a more peaceful life.

Throughout her professional career in the wireless industry, Denise has spent 10 years working with a major wireless provider as a top performing Sales and Marketing Executive.  Denise now brings her marketing experience to Rising Phoenix and is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to make a difference and touch lives.