Ally G's Board members
Founder & President
Allyson Genovese- Naughton is a native to Connecticut. Allyson left a successful career holding her series 6, 63 and Insurance licenses in the financial industry, after having a child. She has made it a priority to teach her family the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and has since became a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and an aroma touch therapist.
For the past 10+ years Allyson has coordinated and hosted 30+ charity events annually to benefit Homeless Shelters in CT, St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The American Cancer Society, Various Veterans Programs and several fundraisers for specific individuals in their time of need. Allyson continues her crusade to be an inspiration to others by encouraging them to gain control of their lives, making healthy choices, becoming active and believing in themselves. Her motto is to "Inspiring others to believe in Miracles"
She has also appeared in World Physique Magazine and Poise New England Pageant Magazine, has been a model of fitness wear in the Caribbean Islands, was a frequent special guest on FTNS radio and iHeart radio, has appeared in the movie "The Heat", HBO mini series "Olive Kitteridge", a hip hop music video and TV commercials. Allyson can be followed on her YouTube video blog under “Adventures with Ally G”. She is also the author of From Mom To Fitness Model, available on Amazon. She has earned the titles of WBFF Pro (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Inc.) in 2011, Ms. Tri-State 2014, Ms. New England States 2015, Mrs. Connecticut America 2016 and made the top 15 at Mrs. America.
"I created Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation in order to solidify my commitment to philanthropy and to continue to inspire others to believe in miracles."
Matt Van Ness
Matt Van Ness is the owner and operator of MV Film Productions, a Connecticut based film production company. Matt met Allyson back when she was competing for Mrs. America 2016 and produced all of the video media for her as Mrs. Connecticut America 2016.
Matt is Allyson’s personal producer for their video blog channels and adventures experienced everywhere. MV Films is the official production company for Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation producing all content for the foundation’s media site. Along with all of this, Matt is the vice-president to the foundation working alongside Allyson as her “right-hand man” for everything that this organization does. He credits Allyson and every board member for all of the hard work they do. “I’m so proud to be a part of this foundation and I’m blessed to be able to help give back to those in need all over. I’ve experienced seeing the gratitude, joy and smiles from those receiving donations from Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation first hand and this is exactly what this foundation is all about and why I jumped at the opportunity to join and take on the position as vice-president.”
Matt graduated from the New England Institute of Art located in the Boston Area with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science for Digital Video Production and Audio. He currently resides in Meriden, Connecticut working out of his home-based studio.
Michael is a Connecticut native and an entrepreneur, who owns Americans For Life Financial Services, focused on alternative retirement planning and life insurance in Southington, CT. Over the past ten years, he has expanded his business from life and health insurance to a wide range of retirement services. Michael joined the board back in 2014 with ambitions to give back. He was voted into the officer's position in early 2017.
Now past his collegiate playing career, Michael coaches varsity lacrosse at Bristol Central High school.
"When Allyson gave me an opportunity to join, I didn't hesitate. This has been a great experience helping those in need!"
Tookie Chanya Siboriboun
Born and raised in Thailand, Chanya ( Tookie) had little clue how far she would go-literally and metaphorically. She started out her career working for New Siam Frames and then as an Account Executive for ICC international, an importing company. Both the business and personal relationships she cultivated in these roles made her realize that she loved communicating with people and making sure their needs are met. Despite the prevailing norm of the soft-spoken, and sometimes accommodating, Thai woman, Chanya’s integrity, grit, and humor made her stand out as a strategic businesswoman.
It is no surprise then that when she uprooted herself from Thailand and settled in Southington, Connecticut, she would succeed as the owner of Somewhere in Bangkok restaurant. She honors her heritage through both the food she serves and the service she provides. She reveals the joy that customers have when they taste her food and deeply values the friendships she has made through this enterprise. The restaurant has received the award for Best Thai Restaurant for ten consecutive years.
Now, as a mother of two unruly children, Chanya’s negotiation skills and patience are tested elsewhere. Although she’s thousands of miles away from her home country, Chanya is proud to join the Ally G board to return the kindness and opportunities that she has been granted throughout her life.
Iole Punzo RN,BSN is certified in aesthetics from The New England School of Aesthetics
Education where she trained for over 800 hours in both comfort and medical aesthetics.
She is a graduate of St. Joseph College where she received her BSN in nursing with a
minor in Biology. Iole has been in the medical field for over 20 years of which over a decade
in aesthetics alone. Her interest in aesthetics medicine stems from the many years of caring
and working in the field of ICU/trauma and surgery.
It has always been her goal to preserve a sense of dignity and confidence in someone while
healing their physical injuries. Her passion has led her out of the clinical setting and into the
home. “I have had the chance to help give someone back their life in the ICU now I can aid
in restoring their confidence and love for life.” Whether it be through feeding the soul with
massage or implementing treatments to remodel a scar, she has always dedicated herself
to helping a client reach that goal.
Iole Punzo is certified in the use of several lasers for skin resurfacing, pigment, laser hair
removal, and vascular lesion therapies. She is certified in performing several aesthetic
injectable treatments such as vein therapy, neurotoxins, and dermal filler administration. She
has assisted many clients in developing medical and surgical plans of care for any
aesthetic concerns boosting confidence and dignity.
Iole is devoted to her clients and well being. In doing so she has kept skin blogs and written
several skin related articles keeping her clients updated and informed of the latest. She is
also a board member for The Esthetic Coalition of Ct which is responsible for creating the
educational curriculum for esthetics leading to licensing in Connecticut. She has been a
medspa owner/ operator in the past and is currently working as the Aesthetic Nurse Specialist for Dr. Ronald S. Jurzyk of Advanced Dermatology Center and his team of skin experts. "It is an honor and a privilege to work with such an incredible team.
Pamela Contreras is the owner and lead makeup artist of KiSSandMaKeUp, a bridal and special event hair, and makeup company. As an entrepreneur and business owner, Pamela’s motivation comes from helping others. Before becoming involved in the beauty industry, Pamela joined the Navy and served our country for six years after high school. After receiving an honorable discharge Pamela pursued a degree in Sonography and became an Ultrasound Tech.
After a rough childhood, Pamela’s choices led to where she is today. She didn’t let her circumstances define who she was. She has always worked hard to better herself in education, discipline, and providing for her family. As a mother and wife, achieving the most out of life and having a positive influence on others is her top priority. Being a part of Ally G’s Everyday Angels was her way be to help others in their time of need. She is excited to be apart of the charity foundation and is ready to make a positive impact.
Carol is a life long CT native, happily planted in Plainville with her husband, two adult children, and three loyal pups. On a daily basis, Carol finds it very rewarding working with Connecticut’s veterans who are in need of housing and other resources.
In addition to working with veterans, she and her daughter, Dana, own Lashed LLC, an eyelash extension salon located in Plainville.
Carol is excited to be a part of Ally G’s Everyday Angels. Having known Ally for over 30 years, she has great respect for how passionate and energetic Ally is about the foundation. “It’s a privilege to be a member of the foundation’s board and I look forward to digging in deep to help those in need, whatever their circumstances.”
Born and raised in Connecticut, Donna’s background includes a wide variety of experiences.
Much of her career was spent in the corporate world where she was a Web Developer serving clients such as CitiBank and General Motors, Executive Assistant in a fast-paced Fortune 500 company and Operations Manager and Director of Finance for a growing consulting firm. Prior to her corporate career, she taught accounting at a business school.
Donna has always felt compelled to give back to others. “I’ve always had a passion for helping people and getting my family involved in charity events whether it be volunteering with Habitat for Humanity or donating time and resources to local philanthropic groups and causes. Each year at Christmas time our family participates in a random act of kindness. Joining Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation allows me to take that passion to another level.”
She resides in Plantsville with her husband Bill and daughter Ava. She’s a stepmom to Emily and a doting dog mom to her much-spoiled pug, Brady. She’s an avid football fan and has been a die-hard Patriots fan all of her life.
Donna is so excited to be a Board Member and focusing her charitable efforts with Ally ‘s Everyday Angels Foundation.
Martin is from the UK and our first International board member.
As a Graphic Designer for over 30 years he brings a wealth of experience to us and helps us with all our marketing requirements, he is also a SEO Specialist (Search Engine Optimization) which helps search engines especially Google to rank your website for your chosen keywords, improve rankings, maximize exposure, gain new clients and increase profits.
Martin is a giver and loves being part of Ally G’s Everyday Angels as he can give us the professional edge we need to stand out.
Jr. Board Members
Reese is 10 years old and in 4th grade. Her favorite things to do include reading, cooking and traveling with her mom. She has a dog named Walter, a cat named Lucy and 2 older sisters Madison and Mckenna.
Reese has a passion to help others and runs charity drives in her school to help local animal shelters with supplies they need and is currently working on a drive to help the Homeless.
Reese has joined Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation to help with the initiative of getting more kids involved in helping their local communities.