MEET THE TEAM
FOUNDER & CEO
Anastasia Gavalas founded Wing It Project in the Spring of 2013. As an educational specialist and advisor, the spine of her work centers around leadership and diversity. She believes that children who are given the chance to tap into their individual strengths and beauty can transcend circumstances and reach their highest potential. Creating a nonprofit that connects socially-conscious organizations and children-in-need helps build communities of empowered people around the world. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Leadership and Administration, National Multicultural Education Certification, Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bachelor of Science in Bilingual and Elementary Education. She lives on the east end of Long Island with her husband and five children.
Dr. Helen Kanellopoulos
Dr. Helen Kanellopoulos is the Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education in the Freeport Public School District, New York. She received her Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. John's University, Certificate of Advanced Studies, Educational Administration from Long Island University, Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts in English from Molloy College.
Sandy Steele started her career as the Vice President and Director of Global Internal Marketing Communication at Alliance Bernstein, a leading investment management firm. She combined her international business experience with a lifelong passion for style to form Luxe Home Design Inc. She holds a CPE in International Business and Finance from New York University, BS in Finance from St. John's University, and a Paralegal Certificate from LIU.
SOCIAL MEDIA & INITIATIVES
Cynthia Lin currently works on building our global social media platforms and initiatives. Additionally, she supports our outreach to volunteers and connects with youth interested in service work. She uses her technology, video editing and artistic skills to expand our reach for global collaborations. She is a Summa Cum Laude 2021 graduate of Southampton High School and studies at Yale.
Danielle Anderson holds a Master of Science in Taxation and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and began her career at the prominent firm of Markowitz and Fenelon & Bank LLP. She ventured out to start her own firm last year with much success. Her strong knowledge of business and accounting in the nonprofit arena helps her serve our organization with regards to financial advisory strategies and operational management systems.