Our Team

Marjorie Bostwick (Phoenix), Founder & President. 
Marjorie is an author and award-winning speaker. She founded The Forgotten Women Project because of her own experience with abuse. She believes in the power of art to heal and empower. She studied Sociology and Gender Studies at University of Central Florida, and is a member of LEAD Scholar National Honor Society and FemFeshional’s of Orlando.

 

 

 

Russell Kupke, “Russ,” Vice-PresidentRuss is a Community Corrections Officer with Orange County with a range of experience working with domestic violence victims. He comes with a willingness to help women in crisis, and a passion to see real change in the cycle of violence. We are lucky to have someone from his field and background with a heart for service.
Russ is also a UCF graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice. His role as vice-president will be to support the President of the board in all capacities. Please help us in welcoming Russ!

 

 

 Kim Crayne, Secretary. Kim lives in Deland Florida, with her husband and 4 children, a cat and a dog. She is an artist and studied at various colleges in California, namely, UCSD and Chaffey College from where she got her degree. She has previously exhibited some of her work and taught art to children. Mostly she creates props and sets and costumes and performs for theatrical productions. Currently, she is the artistic director and production designer for costumes and set builder for the theater group Positively Florida. She is passionate about collaboration and humane systems on all fronts: social, political and personal. She enjoys being a human being, especially amazed at our species diversity, creativity and finds the most important characteristic of humanity is our compassion and the most endearing is our sense of humor. She is thrilled to be on the staff for the Forgotten women project which has been very helpful for her healing and recovery from PTSD.

 

Marissa Smith, Treasurer. Marissa lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her dog Soka.  She is the owner of WordSmith Editing and Writing Services. Currently Marissa also works for the Collier Group as the Assistant to the Regional Community Manager.  She has a passion for investing and loves reading. Marissa is a gamer and uses her time in the virtual world to relax.

 

 

 

Hannah Plazarin is a Director as part of our Campus Committee. We are pleased to have Hannah, this UCF Senior at the Rosen College bring her strong organizational and public speaking skills to our organization. She is a LEAD Scholar participant and served on Student Government as Vice-President. She is a bit of an adventurer that loves kayaking, hiking, and skydiving. For fun she enjoys reading and running.

 

 

 

 

Claudeline Joseph is a Director as part of our Campus Committee. She is a rising junior at UCF majoring in psychology and minoring in non-profit management. She plans to become a social worker and work in the non-profit sector advocating for victims of domestic violence and those suffering from hunger and homelessness. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, sleeping, reading, and watching Netflix.