David Grande is the
President, CEO and along with his wife, Angela, co-founder of
Cherished Creations, Inc. In December of 1996, he decided to
fulfill his lifelong desire to "do something to benefit
children" and thus Cherished Creations was formed. A former high
school and collegiate basketball player and now a coach with
over 25 years of experience at these levels, David continues to
make a positive difference in the lives of young adults. The
office of Cherished Creations is housed in the headquarters of
David's company, Vitusa Products, Inc., a food grade chemical
distributor. The staff and resources of the office (postage,
copying, computers, etc.) are generously shared with us.
Doreen Pesce-Whitney is an Associated Director of
Cherished Creations. Doreen holds a BA in Psychology, and her
past experiences include acting as Patient Relations Coordinator
for the Summit Medical Group at the Berkeley Heights, NJ campus.
Doreen supports local communities by acting as a volunteer
member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) in
Morristown, NJ and as a Volunteer Guardian for One-on-One Inc.
in Flemington, NJ. "Doreen's role at Cherished Creations is to
work directly with wish recipients and their family
members/social workers/doctors as she completes the wish request
is the Executive Director of Cherished Creations. She has a BS and an
MA from Fairfield University and is a certified English teacher
and School Media Specialist. After teaching high school English
for 8 years in both CT and NJ, she chose to follow her passion
of helping others by working for her in-law's charity.
Suzanne's role at Cherished Creations is community outreach,
event planning and fundraising.