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Meet the dedicated group of people that makes everything possible.


Pasquale & Sherri Falco

 Our Founders

Giving Tree Global was founded by the husband and wife team of Pasquale and Sherri Falco who share a passion for sharing the love and the goodness of God. Pastor Pasquale is a  builder, and gifted stonemason. Much of his work has been displayed in magazines such as Home and Garden and Architectural Digest.  Pastor Pasquale has established and grown two businesses. 

Dr. Sherri serves as our board President, bringing her  experience experience from a variety of leadership positions across the globe.  She is currently employed as a professor at GATS at Family of Faith University and is also lead pastor at the Church of the Resurrection of Christ. She is a Harvard-educated lawyer, with an M.B.A in international business. She also holds a doctorate degree from United Theological Seminary and  is an ordained pastor. She has international business experience as finance manager for Procter & Gamble Germany and Russia. Dr. Sherri's legal experience as  an associate at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett  in New York City.


Allison Lee

Executive Director

Allison is a board member with a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, an M.Ed in International Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an M.Ed in Reading from Lehman College. She is a certified elementary and reading teacher who taught at the United Nations International School before working as an Administrative Assistant at Yo-Yo Ma’s non-profit organization, the Silk Road Project.  She has worked in several corporate and retail organizations before bringing her strong administrative gifts to Giving Tree Global.  She has enjoyed many domestic and international volunteer activities including assisting with mentally challenged adults, restoring medieval castles in France, working at a Haitian hospital and orphanage, caring for children in a Korean orphanage, and organizing a children’s summer camp in Kazakhstan.


Sue Wexler

 Director of Community Outreach

Sue is a board member with over 20 years of leadership experience in Corporate Human Resources. Her career began at Solomon Brothers in the financial services industry. She then spent 10 years at Simon and Schuster working with all levels of the organization managing change and problem solving.  She partnered with the leadership team in benefit plan design, due diligence reviews and in the development and implementation of communication plans.  Later Sue's role became VP of People Services and Human Resource Operations at Revlon where, she formulated strategies, policies and practices and coached both employees and management. 


Susan Deus

Spanish-speaking Community Liaison 

Susan Deus is an immigrant from Perú, who came to the United States hoping for a better future. She spoke no English when she first arrived 20 years ago, but that did not stop her from learning and growing. Since then, she has became a U.S. citizen and works as a Spanish instructor. The path she took as an undocumented immigrant was incredibly difficult,  but Susan was determined to make a change for the better and be an example for others. She has built an amazing life and has raised her children to be bilingual and taught them the importance of speaking two languages. She uses her experience and knowledge to help other people. She loves working with the Hispanic community and giving back to it. She hopes that her story will inspire others to the possibility of building a bright future.

Colin Wexler

Director of Technology and Innovation 

Colin is senior at Fordham University. He uses his innovative business mind to create new business endeavors that help Giving Tree Global adapt to a constantly changing world. He created the Giving Tree Global eBay initiative and has overseen all technology at Giving Tree Global. Colin directed the redevelopment of the website in 2019 and the transition of Giving Tree Global to a more tech-friendly organization. One of his biggest talents is continually implementing new systems to create more efficient practices. 


Sustainability & Finance Consultant

Zach is a senior at Yale University studying economics. His passion for sustainability resulted from his years of food rescue efforts with the  Bread of Life. He spearheaded the Bread of Life Green Initiative, which includes recycling programs for cardboard and plastic waste and fundraising efforts to purchase energy-efficient appliances and reusable bags. Zach has pursued his passion for sustainability through engineering, non-profit consulting, and public policy as an intern to the United Nations. In addition to his many other roles, Zach has been instrumental in establishing new approaches to fund-raising and spearheading economic initiatives. Upon graduation from Yale, Zach will be working at Bain management consulting,