October 27, 2016

Our Team

October 27, 2016

We have a multi-generational team with expertise in nonprofit, social media, marketing, engineering, and education sectors. We are grateful every day for our community partners, advisors, supporters, and board members who share our value and commitment to giving back.

Gayle Farman

Motivators: Family, doing good, positivity, community need, lifelong learning, inclusion, creativity, teamwork, making a sustainable impact on the world.

Happiest When:  My 100-year-old home is filled with the warmth and laughter of my husband, twin daughters, the people we love, live music, and great food

Extras:  I Love Lucy, (Fake) blonde moments, girls weekends, Broadway, Keith Haring, double faults, James Taylor, speed bag, The Capes, A Cappella, happy tears

Passport For Good’s Founder and President, Gayle Farman, passed away on March 25, 2020. Gayle was diagnosed with cancer in late January 2020, and the disease took her from us far too quickly.

Gayle was a passionate leader, advocate, and champion for inclusion. As a parent of two daughters and an active volunteer on non-profit community boards, she observed that there was no easy solution for students and schools to capture the positive impact in and outside the classroom. To achieve this, Gayle founded Passport For Good in 2015. The platform has provided a digital solution to chronicle, measure, and celebrate community engagement, extracurricular activities, and career development for schools across New York State and beyond.

Before founding Passport For Good, Gayle enjoyed a successful 25-year career as a non-profit leader, focusing on advocacy and resource development for health care, developmental disabilities, long-term care, and behavioral health care. She secured and directed more than $5 million in workforce retraining, emergency preparedness, and quality improvement grants in the health and human services sectors.

Gayle was a force for good in this world, and her way of making everyone feel needed and appreciated touched us all profoundly.

Steve Gonick

Motivators: Trying to leave the world in better shape than I found it, rooting for and helping underdogs, working with people who do not necessarily see talent in themselves, coaching the next generation of leaders, putting my money where my mouth is.

Happiest when: I have a thoughtful conversation with my wonderful wife and daughters, usually at dinner time with a wonderful meal that we prepared.

Extras:  Summers on Long Island, Wine Enthusiast, Ithaca College and Emma Willard School Trustee, NY Yankees and Jets, movies, Gilmore Girls and the Simpsons...but only with my daughters.

Chris Scavo

Motivators: Continually learning, striving to be a better person, believer in servant leadership, creativity, teamwork, making my clients lives better.

Happiest When: At home enjoying time with my wife, playing with our very lovey puppies.

Extras: Live music, craft cocktails, traveling, Mexican food, dart enthusiast, Harry Potter, Dave Matthews Band, Marvel movies, enjoying life any way I can.

Lisa Rudley

Motivators: Advocating for the greater good. Paying it forward. Empowering others to reach for their dreams.

Happiest When: My three children are spreading their wings and experiencing all that life has to offer.  Cycling on the roads of Westchester, especially during the height of the fall foliage. Spending time with old friends and making great new ones.

Extras: Genesis, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Brené Brown, Reiki, and Rocky Road ice cream.

Stephon Sepulveda

Motivators: Passion for learning new things, helping others, and (whether small or large) leaving a lasting impression on the world for future generations.

Happiest When: Spending time with friends and family, listening to music, or going on an adventure.

Extras: R&B music, wine, romantic comedies, art, hiking, rollerblading, and pizza.