Our Team

Paul Isenberg

Co-Founder and CEO

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.
Experience: Specialties include financial solutions & investment strategies for Trust & Estates, Not for Profits, Public & Private Companies, Private Endowments


As the leader of HOPE Nation, Paul is determined to make an impact in the lives of Families battling cancer. Every day he upholds his late wife Nicole’s vision of delivering Unexpected Amazingness to local Families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Paul Isenberg is the most enthusiastic person you have ever wanted to meet. His passion and dedication for Bringing Hope Home is contagious, growing HOPE Nation with every person he meets. When Paul isn’t providing Unexpected Amazingness, he is spending time with his four wonderful kids: Christopher, Gabby, Christa and Mick, and his beautiful wife Miriam.

A graduate of West Chester University, Paul is a sales and organization leader with over 20 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies as well as small and middle-market companies. His strength as an effective communicator in leading change has resulted in successfully building, restructuring, and transforming organizations.

Amy Forkin Seybold

Chief Operating Officer

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

Amy oversees the day-to-day operations at Bringing Hope Home, working closely with our staff members, outside vendors, volunteers, supporters, and BHH Families. For over 10 years, Amy worked directly with all of our amazing BHH Families and referring social workers through our Family Department until transiting to her current role as COO. Understanding the needs of our Families and how BHH can best support them allows Amy to keep a Family focus on all that BHH does. She keeps the wheels in motion for all of the Amazingness happening at Hope Headquarters.  Amy instantly fell in love with Bringing Hope Home, our mission, and the work we do in the community as our first ever intern. Her mom and dad are both proud cancer survivors! Amy has always had a passion for helping others and has been an employee at Bringing Hope Home since 2011. Amy is a proud new mom, loves the Philadelphia Phillies, and is happiest down the shore at the beach with family and friends.

John Farley

Chief Development Officer

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

John’s experience brings a high level of specialty to our team. His creative and kind nature builds strong and successful relationships with our donors and sponsors, ultimately leading to successful programs for our Families. He works to build relationships with our donors and to expand our development program. Both John’s sister and dad are cancer survivors, so he knows firsthand how difficult cancer can be to a family.

John is passionate about growing Bringing Hope Home’s reach to support more Families battling cancer. In his free time, John likes to spend time with his beautiful wife and adorable sons, as well as running and watching Philadelphia sports teams. John received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University and his Masters in Organizational Leadership with a nonprofit concentration from Eastern University. John has over ten years of experience in the nonprofit field and has worked in different areas of development for the past six years.


Sarah Zargiel

Director of Events

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

Sarah’s organizational skills are key when developing our events. She knows how to mobilize our team, motivate the event participants, and coordinate all the details for a successful execution every time! Sarah is our innovative Director of Events. She is responsible for every aspect in planning and managing our signature events. Her responsibilities include selecting the venue, inviting our guests, organizing the program, setting the budget, and tracking the event expenses. Since May of 2018, Sarah has overseen nine (9) events that has raised over $700,000 for the organization! Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from West Chester University.  She has over 10 years of experience planning events both for non-profit and corporate. Prior to BHH, Sarah worked for Aramark in Marketing/Events in the Higher Education sector. She is a wife and mother of 2 adorable children.

Lindsey Hargett

Marketing & Communications Manager

Degrees: A proud alumnus of the University of Delaware.

Lindsey is our marketing and communications manager. She maintains the look and feel of the Bringing Hope Home brand to the community across all platforms. Leveraging her unique strengths to share our impactful work.

Lindsey graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in communications and journalism. She fell in love with Bringing Hope Home immediately after seeing all the amazing work they do for Families impacted by cancer and knew she had to be a part of the team. Lindsey grew up in Virginia before relocating to the Philadelphia area. She loves spending time with her family and friends, skydiving & traveling.


Brieanne Repp

School & External Events Manager

Degrees: A proud alumnus of Millersville University and Chestnut Hill College.

As the School Programs & External Events Manager, Brieanne collaborates with school and external partners to support and empower them to have meaningful, successful, and impactful fundraising events. Brieanne received her BSW from Millersville University and MS in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College and has close to 10 years of Higher Education Student Affairs experience. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with students in a different capacity, while being able to help families with cancer, a cause dear to her heart, as her mother is a cancer survivor. In her free time, Brieanne loves to sing, craft, and bake!

Judy Swahl

Family Outreach Supervisor

Judy’s enthusiasm and her compassion for helping others is a perfect match for Bringing Hope Home. Her calm and empathic demeanor makes our Families feel at ease the moment they answer the phone. Judy is our incredible Family Outreach Supervisor. In her role, Judy serves as the liaison between Families, supporters, and social workers to make sure our Families have the best experience possible. Judy has been a member of HOPE Nation prior to being a Bringing Hope Home employee – volunteering at various events over the last few years. She immediately felt a deep connection and passion for the cause, the staff, and the positive energy of the organization.

Judy is most proud of raising her two beautiful children Bill and Julia. Judy is married to her husband Bill for over 20 years and resides in Springfield PA. (Go STOMP Team 19064!)


Aimee Padley

Donor Relations Specialist

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

As BHH’s donor relations specialist, Aimee oversees donor communications by putting together donation receipts and thank you letters. She also oversees our monthly giving program, the Light of Hope Society.

Aimee started with BHH as a Communications Intern before graduating from WCU and has stayed with the team ever since because of her strong connection to the organization’s mission. A fun fact about Aimee is that she has a twin sister who is older than her by only 1 minute.

Rachael Murphy

Family Outreach Administrator

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

Rachael is our compassionate Family Outreach Administrator who loves having the opportunity to connect with BHH Families and referring social workers every day. She oversees all aspects of our Light of Hope Family Grant Program from beginning to end and works closely with other members within the family department to ensure a smooth process for all.

While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in communication studies at West Chester University, Rachael interned with both the Events Department and the Family Department at BHH. She is so grateful to have been given an opportunity to stay as a part of the incredible staff and is excited to see what the future of her journey with BHH holds.

Aside from her job, Rachael loves spending time with her family and friends and is also a member of Project Moshen Dance Company in Philadelphia.

Norma Giannini

Family Outreach Administrator

Degrees: A proud alumnus of Illinois State University.

Norma works in our family department making the personal connection between our Families and BHH for the Light of Hope Grant program as well as the Adopt-A-Family program. Norma works as a translator for our Spanish-speaking families to make the process easier for those families. Norma grew up in Chicago and graduated with a BA in Communications from Illinois State University. She has a love of travel and has been to 9 countries and hopes to continue to add to this list. When she is not at BHH or traveling, she spends her time cooking, crafting with her Cricut, but her favorite time is the time spent with her family. Norma and her husband Vince have been married for over 30 years and have 3 adult children, Joe, Nicole and Michelle.

Fran Blanchette

BHH Team Member

Degrees: A proud alumnus of West Chester University.

Almost immediately after retiring from Indian Lane Elementary School in Media Pa., Fran started volunteering her time at Bringing Hope Home.  Over the past eight years, Fran has been a dedicated team member at Bringing Hope Home who connects lovingly with our Families and social workers while answering calls and fielding questions. One of her many joys of working at BHH is supporting the Adopt-A-Family holiday program.  She is truly amazed at the energy and compassion of the BHH team and is proud and honored to be a small part of something so great! During her 29 years as an elementary teacher, Fran taught students in first through third grade.  Spending time with her family comes first, and she considers it a gift.   Fran is an avid reader and walker and enjoys gardening and pickleball.