BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A native Staten Islander, Pam currently resides in South River, New Jersey with her wife Susan and fur babies, Maxie Marie and Jack James. Fundraising and giving has always been a passion and way of life for Pam, something which feels natural to her. So, in October of 2017, after suffering the devastating loss of one of her nearest and dearest friends, Lisa Arbus, Pam immediately knew she was about to begin the journey to help the Staten Island community while keeping her girl “Leela’s” memory alive, working closely with a team of Lisa’s family and friends to form the non-profit Live Like Lisa Foundation.
Chief Operating Officer
Harry Arbus was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. He is the loving father to four beautiful children, Hailey, Michaela, Alyssa, Robert and one fur child, Tobias. He is also the proud grandpa of Alyson and Lisa Marie. Harry claims that his most noteworthy life accomplishment is his marriage to Lisa Arbus.
Alyssa Bruno (née Wilday), was born and raised on Staten Island, where she currently lives with her husband Chris and three children Alyson, Lisa and Christopher, and their two fur babies, Duke and Jeter. Alyssa graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor's in education, she is currently a Physical Education teacher at New Dorp High School. In her spare time Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family and coaching at New Dorp High School. Alyssa is the loving daughter of Lisa, and she knew that after her mom passed away, creating this Foundation with her mom's family and closest friends was something that would keep her mom's memory alive forever.
Jamie Baratta (née Walsh) was born and raised on Staten Island, where she currently lives with her husband and their loveable pup! Jamie is a graduate of the New York Career Institute, where she studied Stenography and has been a Court Stenographer in the New York County Family Court since 2016. Prior to her stint at Family Court, Jamie worked in the grand jury at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys relaxing at home, online shopping, reading, editing transcripts and watching courtroom drama series’. Lisa was Jamie’s Godmother and Jamie says the thing she learned most from Lisa is “Not to sweat the small stuff!”
Kevin is proud to be a part of the Live Like Lisa Foundation, which was formed in honor of his sister-in-law, Lisa Arbus. Kevin said, “Lisa had a great presence, a great passion for life, and keeping that alive is very important, she would be very proud of us.” Kevin has previously served on non-profit boards of the Elevator Conference of New York and the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. He is a long-time and current volunteer and board member for the Staten Island Little League.