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Our Founders

our designers


Susan (Board Chair) & Jeanene (Executive Director)

After a long workday about 4 years ago, Jeanene and Susan shared a life-changing "aha" moment while looking at some unique gifts Jeanene had made from old fabric and t-shirts. Connecting that to their frustration with the crazy barriers to employment they were seeing among their friends and families with disabilities, Inspired Threads the idea was born. Today, the two co-founders are bringing together over 35 years of combined experience in the disability community, non-profit programming, management and fundraising, and creative change-making to establish Inspired Threads; a vibrant community of equity, opportunity, purpose, and dignity built on providing amazing people meaningful jobs making beautiful things out of fashionable trash.

Our board


Board Member

Jessica is the founder of FabScrap, a total Trash Nerd, and one of our Board members!


Board Member

Mike has spent over 30 years in the corporate world focused on financial management and is excited to be a part of the Inspired Threads journey.  He helps us manage all aspects of finance and is great with a calculator!


Board Member

Robin joined the Board to support the awesome mission and incredible Inspired Threads Team!


Board Member

Karen came to the Board as an Inspired Threads super-fan. Karen is super hands-on, stepping up to make fabric drop-offs, steward our donors, plan fundraisers and work with our designers.

Our Interns



Lauren is a Secondary Special Education and Math major at TCNJ.  Lauren helps us create engaging and inspiring content for our Pinterest!




Kyle is a Secondary History Education and Special Education major at Kean University. Kyle helps us create visual and graphic designs for Inspired Threads!