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Founding Board of Directors

Executive Director 
Darrell Wordelmann

Darrell has been the face of Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant for the last 27 years.  Darrell loves the mental and physical challenge that the restaurant business brings.  Darrell has been an advocate for Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years now with the MS Society and MS Muck Run where he was on two committees for multiple years.  Darrell resides in Monmouth County, NJ with his wife Allison and his son Thomas.  Darrell was diagnosed with MS in 2020.

Allison Wordelmann

A former teacher of 14 years, Allison is now a stay-at-home mom since the birth of her son, Thomas in 2020. During her teaching career, she worked for the Union Beach Public School District as a special education teacher. Allison feels fortunate to have worked with such an amazing staff and to have had the chance to teach so many wonderful students. Allison enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and practicing yoga. She loves summer and enjoys spending time at the beach with her son. She is so proud of her husband’s positive attitude toward MS and all he is doing to help others affected with this disease. Allison is honored to be part of the Board and is confident that our work will support those in need.

Board Member
Christina Youngblood

Christina brings invaluable resources to the Treasurer position with her 20+ years of experience in banking, finance, and investments. Balancing compliance and risk management while delivering exceptional customer service is the key to success of any salesperson. These skill sets made it easy for Christina to career transition from banking into packaging and automation sales in 2020. Banking and packaging solutions both require mathematical analysis with one additional “E”: effective, efficient, and ‘ergonomic’. Add a couple of kids, cats, and being a single mom living with MS for over 30 years, Christina strongly believes in the mission of SPMS to positively impact lives. Financial support is one component; educating our MS community on the importance of diet, exercise, and stress management are key factors to mitigating progression of MS. Investing in research to potentially reverse the effects of MS??? That is the proverbial icing on the cake!!

Board Member
Dr. Nora Smith

Dr. Nora Smith is a clinical social worker and obtained her Ph.D. in 1999 which focused on empowering single mothers and children.  She is a retired Professor from Monmouth University where she taught for twenty years as well as directed the Master of Social Work’s Clinical Practice with Families and Children Concentration.  Nora was diagnosed with MS in 2012 and understands the myriad of challenges living with MS can present.   She is filled with compassion for those with MS not only caring for themselves but also their children.  Nora enjoys staying active in her profession, practicing Yoga, spending time with family and walking nature trails with her dog.

Board Member
Maureen Butler

Maureen recently retired from a fulfilling and esteemed career as an educational administrator.  Now that she is retired and has plenty of free time, you will find her at the beach with her family and friends, cooking, spending time with her wife Eva and their two beautiful dogs or in the Pilates studio. Maureen immediately felt connected to the Single Parents with MS Foundation as she was raised by a single mother and had illness in her family.  She has infectious energy and is thrilled to be part of an organization that values the importance of helping as many people as possible. 

Board Member
Bob Wordelmann

Bob has been in various roles with TD Bank since 2003, including Loan Syndications, Credit Risk Model Group, Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, and Operational Resilience.  Bob joined the Operational Resilience in November of 2021 and is accountable for the development and implementation of the TD Banks’s Operation Resilience program.  This includes ensuring a framework is in place to identify, monitor, measure, test and enhance operational resilience end-to-end for essential business services.  Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He resides in Mickleton, NJ with his wife and four children.