Our Board of Directors

Elizabeth Weber, Founder and President
In 1992, while serving as Contract Administrator for the City of Boston Law Department, Elizabeth found a powerful home-based business. She became an Independent UnFranchise® Owner with Market America, Inc. and successfully built an ongoing income in excess of one million dollars per year while helping many others achieve their financial success. With her new prosperity, Elizabeth’s passion for helping people in need who cannot help themselves has become a reality. Elizabeth has devoted her time, energy, and heart to “The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands Inc.” since she founded the charitable organization in October 2000.
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Lisa Gray, Director
Lisa lives in Norwell, MA with her husband, Ken, and their children, Jenna and Evan. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since the charity’s inception. “When Elizabeth asked me to help with her new foundation, I realized that this was an opportunity to be involved with a charity on a much more personal level. My journey with The Weber Foundation has been incredibly rewarding. It’s a wonderful way to give back to others and to thank God for the many blessings He has given my family and me.”  

Lisa received a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University. She was a Certified Financial Planner with a Quincy, MA financial planning firm for several years prior to starting a family.  Lisa is active in many local charities and has served as a Director of the Norwell Women’s Club for two years. When not busy with fundraising or her home-based business, Lisa enjoys traveling with her family, golfing, and boating.

Alice Zinkevich, Director
Born and raised on Cape Cod, mother of two children. World traveling as a hobby managed to enlighten her to the needs of others. Business owner for 37 years. Involved in fund raising throughout her career. Instrumental in providing medical help and dental equipment to Honduras C.A.A member of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce and the owner of her own Internet Marketing - Product Brokerage Co. I started with The Weber Foundation from the inception as a volunteer.  Today it is an honor to serve as a Board of Directors.

Marika Merva, Director
My name is Marika Merva. I came to the United States many years ago from Czechoslovakia escaping from a Communist regime with the goal of building a better life for my family and me. Through the years, I realized how fortunate I was to be living in a country that supported my dreams via the wonderful people I met along the way.  I met Elizabeth Weber at her first benefit event and at that time joined the Weber foundation as a volunteer.  Being part of the Foundation made me realize how much of a difference I could make in someone’s life and it became my passion to help others.  After five years as a volunteer, I was asked to join the Board of Directors.

Deborah J. Jones, Director and Clerk
Deborah has been involved with many aspects of The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands, Inc. In addition to being a former member of the Board of Directors she has been an Event Director for “Angels on Foot” Fun Walk/Road Race, a program designer for the Helping Hands Spring Ball, and a Vice-Chair and Advisory Board member of Helping Hands for Heroes.

Deborah has an extensive background in sales and marketing and owns her own home based business. She has worked with the Florida State Attorney General’s office as an advisor and taught courses at Brevard Community College in Florida and at the Boston Center for Adult Education.  She has been involved in fundraising for The Service Club of Andover and also ran for Massachusetts State Senate in the Second Essex and Middlesex Districts in 2004. 

“I am very excited about returning as a board member on this incredible foundation.  I have been very fortunate in my lifetime and the opportunity to once again become directly involved with helping people in dire need is something I am very passionate about.  The fact that the funds raised do not pay for any administrative costs is very important to me.  This means the monies donated go directly to those people that need it the most.”

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