Martha, is the president and founder of foliage retrievers service dogs. She founded FRSD after learning that despite having multiple debilitating chronic illnesses and a diagnosis of ptsd, she was ineligible for a service dog from most organizations.
As Foliage Retrievers Service Dogs grows, Martha hopes to begin to serve more underserved disabled individuals interested in receiving a service dog.
Papazian has over 20 years experience in foreign exchange trading and investment advising as well as corporate finance and asset-liability management. She previously served as Senior Vice President at Silicon Valley Banks and Vice President at Fleet Capital markets at Fleet Bank.
She was also a lecturer in the executive education program at Harvard University. She currently serves as Managing Director, Mucci Capital Markets Lab at Merrimack College where she launched three student managed investment funds as well as designs and teaches innovative finance courses. She is also faculty advisor of student research in the areas of ESG, Green bonds, and Cryptoassets.
Mary has been in Retail Banking for 25 years working with Small Business and Retail customers. Mary and her husband Walter, moved to Weare, NH in 2005 and started Meriwhite Labradors. They bred and trained puppies until 2009. Drawn to the wonderful temperament of these great dogs Meriwhite Labradors wanted to provide well-trained, healthy pups with the right personalities that would become a beloved family members. In discovering the noble cause of Foliage Retrievers, it became a natural fit to remain involved in ensuring the right dog is provided to the right person.
Nick is a pulmonary and critical care clinician who was on the faculty at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he also had an NIH-funded lab studying the biology of lung injury and fibrosis. Over the last 12 years Nick has lived in California working in the pharmaceutical industry at large and small companies leading new drug development efforts across a range of diseases that have included sickle cell disease, eczema and lung fibrosis. Nick has had a life long connection and love for dogs; personally having grown up with Collies and German shepherds and professionally with the West Highland terriers who develop lung fibrosis quite similar to humans. The mission of bringing healing, comfort and hope to people in need is a shared passion with Foliage Retrievers.
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Cheryl McIntosh has over 25+ years of combined experience in human resources in both established and start-up organizations, in addition to various sales / business development roles within the building solutions arena and energy services sector across multiple vertical markets.
Cheryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Salem State University and a Master’s Degree in Applied Management from Lesley University. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing competitive tennis & soccer, doing local community volunteer work, and officiating weddings (Justice of the Peace). Cheryl resides in Lynn, Massachusetts with her husband, Rob, and their two daughters, Meredith & Emily along with their 12-yr old West Highland Terrier- McAdoo. Having always had a deep affection for dogs throughout her life, Cheryl not only brings this affection and real-life work experience to Foliage Retrievers but also her passion for helping other women through canine support systems.