Heidi Markow, Founder & President
Iggy Markow, Co-Founder
After losing her daughter Kimberlee to domestic violence homicide Fairlie wanted to find a way to heal and help others. Most importantly she wants to provide support and funding to children who are in need due to domestic abuse or homicide. Through her own grief and experiences Fairlie brings compassion and empathy to the Beginning Over Foundation, which in turn helps to keep the memory of her daughter Kimberlee Godshall alive.
Lynn Marie Houghton, RN,Secretary
Lynn has a great passion for helping other people so when approached about becoming a board member with the Beginning Over Foundation, she knew immediately she wanted to be a part of it. “In fact Lynn stated, "I needed to be a part of it! I am so fond of Heidi Markow and her fabulous mission to help individuals to begin their lives over by empowering them to walk away from an unhealthy relationship. Although, Heidi has shown that the bond that is shared between sisters is truly an unbreakable one; we all need to be aware and proactive in our families and communities.”
Dawn Bittner, Director of Self Defense
Dawn is the owner of Action Karate in Nazareth. She has a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and is a Certified Rape Aggression Defense Instructor. Her passion is to empower domestic violence survivors by equipping them with the knowledge of self defense options and safety awareness. Dawn’s excitement to build confidence in women and children will be a great addition to our 12 week recovery program and community prevention.
Ashley Stecker, Director of Salon Services and educator with the Cut It Out Program.
After losing her sister Margie to domestic violence Daisy felt the need to honor her sister and to help us meet the unmet needs of families faced with this tragedy.