Board Members of CoLoKi Inc.
Executive Director, Liz O'Shaughnessy is the founder and executive director of Coloki Inc. She formed the
non-profit after learning about the plight of the day laborer from her
experience as a volunteer at the Freeport Trailer Hiring Site. Liz is passionate about working together, not only to help the hardworking laborers who utilize the trailer but to pass a common sense immigration reform that benefits everyone.
Chairperson, Vicki Clacherty has always been an active volunteer with a strong interest in helping people and when she was introduced to the trailer, she knew it would be a perfect fit. The combination of a tight-knit group and the ability to see the immediate difference she could make amongst the Trailer community was right up her alley. She is a marketing professional at Random House LLC by day, and helps with trailer events and fundraising efforts by night.
Treasurer, Bill Scrima has been a Suffolk County Police Officer since 1995. He has worked in Brentwood, Central Islip and Wyandanch. An immigration-related trip to Oaxaca, Mexico inspired him to become involved with the Freeport Trailer.
Vice chairperson, Beth Tomao has been an active volunteer for various groups since she was young. The drive to volunteer continued when she went to college where she devoted her time to helping underprivileged community members on a weekly basis as well as coordinate campus events at her school. With the experiences and skills she gained from these roles Elizabeth is able to apply them to organizing and fundraising efforts to help the Freeport Trailer.
Jenny Marcotrigiano first learned about Coloki when her son Chris made a pot of soup to bring to the trailer. She was so inspired by the good this organization did for its members that she wanted to become more involved. A former teacher, she has been teaching ESL to the men for the past 3 years. Being a part of the Freeport Trailer family has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
Rev. Scott A. Ressman is currently the Pastor and Teacher at United Church of Rockville Centre in Rockville Centre, New York. Following a visit to worship by several of the men who use the trailer’s services, Scott was moved to take a more active role with CoLoKi. The congregation has become a supporter of the trailer as well. Scott is concerned with justice issues surrounding the immigrant and day-laborer community, as well as other vulnerable populations. Prior to coming to Long Island, Scott worked as the Minister for Worship, Music, and Liturgical Arts at the national setting of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an accomplished musician and a published composer.