Board of Directors

Mary Ciammetti | Founder & President

Mary Ciammetti is the Founder of The CTC Wellness Foundation and Don’t Stall, Just Call, an alcohol poisoning education and prevention mission for students and families. In 2015, Mary experienced great tragedy—the death of her beloved youngest child, Christian, a 20-year-old thriving college student. He died from complications of alcohol poisoning due to binge drinking. Through grief, her purpose became clear: Don’t Stall, Just Call was created along with the nonprofit The CTC Wellness Foundation, a 501c(3) that focuses on alcohol education, anxiety reduction strategies and wellness opportunities for students to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices on campus and beyond. Under Mary’s vision, The CTC Wellness Foundation has established an annual scholarship for students at Temple University.

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Mary has presented her powerful Don’t Stall, Just Call mission to over 15,000 people in the last 2½ years in hopes of saving lives. The goal of the DSJC team is to educate. Through an honest, thoughtful and powerful presentation, students and families learn the true dangers of our all-too accepted binge -drinking culture along with the potentially deadly symptoms of alcohol poisoning, thus preventing senseless deaths. The goal is that no other college student will ever be able to say “I didn’t know” what to do in the event of someone showing alcohol poisoning symptoms. The DSJC program defines binge drinking and explains alcohol poisoning symptoms, bystander intervention, refusal techniques and Medical Amnesty policies. Through notes, emails and texts from people who have witnessed our presentations, we have proof that our mission is working and saving lives. Now they will know…

Future goals include amending the PA Medical Amnesty Policy for all underage students, creating a consistent amnesty policy for all youth in the state, as well as introducing alcohol education in the PA State middle school education curriculum. Mary has partnered with the PA Attorney General’s Office as a presenter at Round Table Discussions for PA Higher Education during 2018. She is working diligently with several State Representatives in hopes of creating a safer culture for all young people in PA and beyond.

Mary graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a B.S. in Business and Finance. Ciammetti left her full-time position AP/AR Specialist at League Collegiate Outfitters in 2017 to focus on The CTC Wellness Foundation and Don’t Stall, Just Call. She had been a League employee for 14 years.

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Robert Gervasi

Assistant to the Executive Director

About

I am a graduate of the class of 2021 from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Psychology. I joined the DSJC team in 2019 and have become more and more involved as years progressed. I acted in 2 PSA videos, co-manage the social media platforms, and help to promote the betterment of mental health and overall wellness in the foundation’s outreach. When I am not working for the foundation, you can find me baking desserts in the kitchen, on stage in a musical, or outside going for exercising.

Ashley Ciammetti

Vice President

About

Ashley has a B.S. in Community Health Education and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is married to Mary’s second son Drew, and has a beautiful little girl named Ellie. Ashley joined the DSJC/CTC Wellness team because she believes in the purpose of the organization and wants to help create a positive environment for children to grow up in.

Christine Johnson-Hall

Marketing & Social Media

About

I’m a writer, editor, social media consultant and president of CJH Communications, having started my own business in 2020 after working for 22 years as a writer and editor for the Vanguard Group. I’ve been writing Future of Work stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2021, a welcome return to reporting. Prior to joining Vanguard in 1998, I worked as a journalist for The Morning Call in Allentown, United Press International in London and Trenton, N.J., the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Today’s Spirit in Hatboro. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s Collegewith Mary T. Ciammetti. I am married to John Hall and we have 3 children, Nick, Anna, and Josie.

Dr. Patti DiGiacomo, EdD, MSN, RNC

Board Member

About

She is currently the Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Program of LaSalle University, formerly of Temple University. She earned her EdD in Educational Leadership as well as her MSN from Temple University and a BSN from the University of Delaware.

Julia Miller

Speaker

About

Julia has been an integral member of the Don’t Stall, Just Call team since the summer of 2015. She now speaks with Mary to share her personal story as part of our presentation as well as gives her insight on the board of directors. Julia has spoken to thousands of parents, high school, and college students, and she regularly promotes DSJC to anyone she connects with. She is currently a student in Widener University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program and will graduate in 2023. She hopes that by sharing her personal perspective, the message of DSJC will have a resounding impact on all who see our presentations.

Steve Smith

Board Member

About

Steve Smith is a shareholder in the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Steve handles a full spectrum of services for his clients, including various aspects of business formation, planning, financing and transactions; mergers and acquisition transactions; monetization of assets of municipalities; the private placement of debt and equity securities; and matters involving shareholder divorce and executive and incentive compensation. He also provides counsel to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. Steve is also the board chair of InspiriTec, Inc., a non-profit corporation which provides training and employment, mainly in the contact center and help desk space, to physically disabled individuals. Steve is married to Andrea, who is Christian’s father’s sister, and is a passionate member of the board of DSJC/CTC Wellness, working towards educating our target audience and creating positive options.

Mike Hermansen

Board Member

About

Mike has a B.S in Accounting from Immaculata University and a Masters of Business Administration from DeSales University. The CTC Wellness Foundation and the Don’t Stall, Just Call program are important causes Mike believes in because of the significant influence their message can have on those in high school and college that will lead to lives being saved. Mike brings a strong business and marketing background to the board allowing us to more effectively and efficiently spread our important message.

Jeanie Muldoon

Board Member

About

Young people think they are invincible. They don’t realize that alcohol impairs judgment and subsequently, poor choices and high risks can become common. Misjudgment tragically took the life of my son Chris in the summer of 2015.

Six months after Chris’s passing, Mary Ciammetti was introduced to me by a close friend. I was drawn to the Foundation created in her son Christian’s memory Don’t Stall, Just Call when I understood it’s mission to educate young people and their families about alcohol abuse and the destruction it does to lives. Losing a child is a desolate journey that no parent should ever have to travel. One poor choice can end a life and impact the lives of loved ones forever. Don’t Stall, Just Call saves lives.

Currently, I work as a Finance Coordinator in the Development Office at an Archdiocesan High School in Philadelphia. I am a graduate of LaSalle University with a BS in Finance.