Senior Advisory Council

The Senior Advisory Council is comprised of the adult leaders of the Organization, representing every District and coordinating all State events and functions.

Executive Council:

Kristina Turri: Mrs. Turri is the State Director and Co-Founder/Chairperson of the Triangle Alumni Association. She is also a Past Beloved Queen of Sunrise Triangle #146 and a member the Order of the Eastern Star. She is a physician who specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, taking care of children who are acutely ill and admitted to the hospital. She lives in Putnam County and is married to Matthew, the organization’s unofficial photographer. They have two Triangle boys: Greyson (5) and Asher (3).

Kristina Groff: Mrs. Groff is the current Deputy State Director. She is a past member of Lockport Triangle #128, past Junior Advisor of the Niagara-Erie-Chautauqua District from 2005-2007, and Past State Representative from 2007-2008. She is a proud member of Gasport Chapter #153, Order of the Eastern Star. She is married to Nicholas, a member of Gasport Lodge #787 and they have two future Triangle girls, Amelia (6), and Ava (3). Mrs. Groff is the President & CEO of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. Her work focuses on economic and workforce development and fostering a thriving business community throughout the region.

Marie Little: Mrs. Little is the State Secretary for the Organization of Triangles, Inc. She was not a member of Triangle in her youth, but her daughter joined Triangle at a young age and Mom went along for the ride! She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Gasport Chapter #153. She was elected to serve as the Town Clerk for the Town of Royalton in Niagara County and has been in that position for the past 18 years. Mrs. Little was also elected to the position of 3rd Vice President for the New York State Town Clerks Association. She is married to Scott and they have been blessed with four  granddaughters – Amelia, Audrey, Ava, and Elsie – who keep them very busy!

Laura Ferretti: Mrs. Ferretti is the current State Treasurer for our organization.  She is a Past Beloved Queen of Ionic Triangle #94, a Past Junior Advisor of the Capital District and a Past State Representative.  She is a member of the Eastern Star.  Her husband, John, is a Senior DeMolay and a Master Mason. They are the proud parents of a teenage son, Jack, and reside on Long Island.  Laura is currently a “stay at home mom” but has previously worked as a Staff Accountant for both public and private entities.  She has over 25 years of experience working in general and analytical accounting and finance.

 

Senior Advisory Council:

Allyson Callaghan: Ms. Callaghan is the Senior Advisor in charge of Youth Relations. She is also a Past Beloved Queen of Sunrise Triangle #146, a Past Junior Advisor of the Nassau-Queens-Richmond & Suffolk Districts, and a Past State Representative. Ms. Callaghan is a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is a theatre and film actor, and holds her BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. She also works with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business as their Assistant to Enrichment Programs. She is the proud aunt of a future Triangle Girl, Olivia.

Susan Greenfield: Mrs. Greenfield is a member of the Senior Advisory Council.  She did not join Triangle as a youth, since she was not a resident of New York at that time.  She is a very active member of four chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron multiple times, District Deputy Grand Matron three times, Associate Grand Marshal, and Grand Chaplain.  She is also a very active member of Order of the Amaranth in the State of New York, having served as Royal Matron multiple times, is currently Secretary of Holly Court, is currently Grand Treasurer of the State of New York, and served as Grand Royal Matron in 2015-2016.  She is President and Senior Partner of MTFY, Inc., a tax preparation and bookkeeping business, and is a Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Previously, she was a VP at JPMorgan Chase, in IB Technology / Data Warehouse.  She is married to Barry Greenfield, a Senior DeMolay, and they live in Nassau County on Long Island.  Her hobbies include singing in a Sweet Adelines chorus, Reiki and Tai Chi, interfaith ministry, and she is a very active member in the Hicksville United Methodist Church.

Pamela Melchert: Mrs. Melchert is the Senior Advisor of the Nassau District on Long Island. She is a Past Beloved Queen and associate member of Grace Coolidge Triangle #70. She is currently the Junior Deputy of Sunrise Triangle #146 and says she is very blessed to be able to work with and learn from her Triangle girls. She is pleased to be an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, has served as Matron of Floral Park
Chapter #726 several times and has held several Grand Offices. She is a retired Registered Nurse and enjoys having time to spend with her wonderful grandchildren.

Stephanie Piston: Mrs. Piston is the Senior Advisor of the Onondaga District. She is also a Past Beloved Queen of Rising Star Triangle #69 and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is a construction coordinator for Verizon, Inc and has been working there for almost 30 years. She is also on the State Advisory Council for New York DeMolay, Inc.. She lives in North Syracuse, NY and is married to Ed. They have two children; Zachary (19) and Kaitlin (16) who is currently the Beloved Queen of Bal-On-Sen Triangle #65.

Raymond Roche: Mr. Roche is the Senior Advisor in charge of Masonic Relations. Roché was born in Patchogue, New York, and was raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 17, after graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, majoring in Aeronautics, he joined the US Air Force. Assigned to the Aerospace Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) program, he was able to travel extensively during most of his military career. On February 14, 1987, he married his wife Carmen, also of Williamsburg. Three months later they were assigned to his eighth and final duty station at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York. They raised two sons, Manny and Omar and are the proud grandparents of three boys and one girl. Deciding to stay in the area after leaving the Air Force in 1989, he started working for ACS, a Xerox Company in Utica, New York. Unfortunately in 2017, as a result of regulation changes within the Student Loan industry, the company decided to close its doors. Based on his many years of experience in the Call Center industry, he was offered the opportunity to relocate to Connecticut as the Resource Planning Manager for Spectrum Communication’s Sales and Retention Division in Stamford, Connecticut. Becoming a Freemason in 1991, he has served as Master of Roman-Hatheway Lodge No. 223 in Rome, New York four times and as Master of Infinity Lodge No. 00 at the Masonic Care Community in Utica twice. Always willing to jump in, he has served on numerous State and District committees. He was also the Charter Commander of the Battle of Oriskany Masonic War Veterans Post No. 55 and currently is a State Director and Second Lieutenant Commander General for the Grand Post of Masonic War Veterans in the State of New York. Within the Royal Arch, he was Exalted in Doric Chapter No. 193, in Vernon, New York, serving as District Deputy Grand High Priest of the old 18th Capitular District in 2005. He was appointed the Grand Master of the Second Veil in 2007, He was the first Editor of the NYRAM News, the official newsletter of the Grand Chapter of New York, for which he was awarded the Ezra Ames Meritorious Service Medal by Grand Master and Most Excellent Jeffrey M. Williamson on March 4, 2011. At the Grand Convocation in March 2011, he was appointed the Grand Royal Arch Captain of the Grand Chapter State of New York, Royal Arch Masons. In March 2016 he was elected and installed as the Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in New York. During his years in the Grand Line of Royal Arch Masons in New York, he also served as their Youth Committee Chairman, where he and Carmen developed a strong love and dedication for our Masonic Youth and their programs. In 2015 he was instrumental in developing the Order of Deborah Award for the Young Ladies in the Order of Rainbow and our own Organization of Triangles, Incorporate. Later that year he was honored with the first Hero Award by the Organization of Triangles, Inc. during our Biennial Convention. He has been the presiding officer in all the major York Rite bodies and in 2010 was honored with an invitation to join the Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH), serving as the presiding officer of Crusade Priory in 2015. He is also a proud and devoted member of United York Rite College. Within the Scottish Rite, he is a Past Thrice Potent Master of the Lodge of Perfection for the Yahnundahsis Valley of Utica and was very active within their degree team for many years, until moving out of the area. In 2007, he was presented the Meritorious Service Award (MSA) by the New York Council of Deliberation. He is also a member of Ziyara Shrine and Rome Elks No. 96 B.P.O.E. In their spare time, Carmen and Raymond love to travel. He loves reading Science Fiction (Star Trek). He also enjoys riding his Harley 1200L Sportster and was an active member of a Veterans Motorcycle Club for several years in New York. His interests in Veterans affairs also led him to become a member of the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center where he served two terms as the Vice-President of its Board of Directors.

Jennifer Wainwright: Ms. Wainwright is the Senior Advisor of the Suffolk District. She is a three-time Past Beloved Queen of Truth Triangle #31, a Past Junior Advisor of the Suffolk District and a Past Chapter Sweetheart of C.W. Taylor Chapter, Order of DeMolay.  She is also a member of Adah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Outside of Triangle, Ms. Wainwright enjoys music editing and choreography, and has danced and coached for several pro cheer teams.  She is also a former Ms. New York and 1st Runner Up to Ms. North America.  She also enjoys event planning and social media and is currently the administrator of the Suffolk District Facebook and Instagram accounts.Ms. Wainwright is a preschool teacher and mom to a Yorkie named Lola and a six year old “Triangle Boy” and future DeMolay member, Dillon.

Jean Whipkey: Mrs. Whipkey is the Senior Advisor of the Erie and Monroe Districts. She is a Past Beloved Queen of Gamma Triangle and a Past Junior Deputy of Cassiopeia Triangle #202. She is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star alongside her husband Melvin and their 3 daughters. She is a proud mother of 3 daughters, who are all Past Beloved Queens, and proud grandmother to Jillian, Jacob, Owen, AJ, and Finn.

Michelle Whipkey: Ms. Whipkey is a Senior Advisor. She was a charter member of Cassiopeia Triangle #202.  She is a Past Beloved Queen of Cassiopeia Triangle and Past Junior Advisor of the Niagara-Erie-Chautauqua District. She is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron of Betsy Ross Levant Chapter #695. She is a proud aunt to Jillian, Jacob, Owen, AJ, and Finn.