Staff & Board
The staff and volunteer leadership at the Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation are dedicated to leveraging the fight we all face as our loved one fight the battle for their life to end suffering and death from cancer.
Brian A. Flaherty
President & Founder
Mr. Flaherty has over 19 years of experience in the areas of Medical Staffing, IT Contractor Placement, Executive Staffing ITO, and BPO. As of now, he is COO at Global Strategic Business Process Solutions Inc. In 2003 he founded the Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation and presently serves as President
“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; Another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed”
Together they have two wonderful young boys whom they take with them to all DMF events. Christina is also a childbirth educator, birth doula, and Certified Lactation Specialist.
Ken is also a certified sommelier and runs his own small enterprise of private intimate wine tastings. Like Brian, his journey on this path began with the loss of his mother. He has been active in various charities along the way but has been solely focused on the Denise Marie Memorial Foundation for the last decade.
He has a passion for helping everyone reach their goals has fueled him to continue his education and obtain several certifications. Jim and his wife have three awesome children and an adorable and silly golden retriever named Murphy. He is one of the founding members of the Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation.
Since 1996, Frankie has focused his career on assisting others in their accounting and finance careers. Frankie was a nationally acclaimed instructor with the Becker Conviser Fox Review course where he taught since 1994. Frankie’s dedication to the Denise Marie Flaherty Foundation comes from his firsthand experience as a cancer survivor.
Andy and his wife Debbie and have been a major sponsor of various DMF events for many years. In addition to being a DMF board member, Andy is also an active member of The St. Vincent De Paul Society. Andy lives in Toms River with his wife and two children. He is an avid golfer and loves the beach!
Jennifer has spent the past four years working on marketing and experiential programs including sampling initiatives, media events, corporate hospitality and multi-market consumer events. While Jennifer is a strict rule follower, she loves finding loopholes to bring the most challenging events to life.
Dr. Tim Beshel
He is the owner of Beshel Chiropractic Center in Graham, NC. In his spare time, Tim truly enjoys helping others through his volunteer work. In addition to serving on our board of directors, he is currently involved in 12 other non-profit or civic groups giving back his time.
Heidi J Benjamin
Ohio Event Coordinator & Board Member
NJ Event Coordinator
Erin is married to her wonderful husband Steve and together they have 3 sons. She is passionate about community service, also serving as the President of the Toms River Education Foundation.. In addition, she serves her community at a local food bank weekly. Erin loves reading, immersing herself in professional development and centering herself through yoga and mediation.