Circle of Directors

MEET THE 2017-2018 circle OF DIRECTORS

Our circle is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with a passion for assisting women entrepreneurs. Our mission is to provide a positive networking environment to promote entrepreneurship as a viable business option for women. Circle members have a variety of business experience, and work on a volunteer basis to serve the organization.

We are devoted to providing the best experience for our members; if there is any way that we can improve your experience please let us know by sending an email to


Jaz Villemaire, Lead




Julia Lucio

Webinista and Visual Dazzler, Julia is a Knowledgeable Marketer who owns and operates a full service advertising and event planning agency, VersaCore Tech Designs, since 1994. Over the years, VersaCore has served over 300 small businesses like yours and has created thousands of logos, flyers, brochures, websites and other promotional material.

Julia also co-owns The Seeker Newspaper, Cornwall’s weekly dose of positive news, where she serves as Managing Editor.

Wife of American Political Activist John Lucio, and mother of 5, Julia is a strong woman who has various interests and is heavily involved in her community. She is an instrumental part of many of many of Cornwall’s most famous events. You’ll find her behind the scenes at many Art Exhibitions, at the International Women’s Day Show, The Very Big Christmas Show and of course, at Ribfest.

She sits on the City’s Cultural Committee, on the board of directors of Women Entrepreneurs of Cornwall and Area and is also a member of the Optimist Club of Cornwall.


Lorraine Driscoll

I empower women and children to overcome the limitations of brain & body disorders like ADHD, reading disorders, autism, over-eating, anxiety and more through an approach that combines therapeutic nutrition with brain integration therapy.

After completing a Masters of Science in Teaching degree, I taught in the public school system for over a decade. Early in my career, I was faced with auto-immune and mental health issues. This motivated me to heal the root cause and led to further training as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. More recently, I was inspired to seek training in neuroplastic learning to holistically address many of the learning challenges that I had witnessed in the education system, but was unable to implement in the day-to-day classroom environment.

My unique approach is both holistic and scientific. I focus on healing the brain-gut connection through bio-individual nutrition therapy and then utilize internationally recognized neuroplastic brain interventions—Integrated Listening Systems and Read-On. These interventions stimulate the brain to re-organize and re-pattern so that it can function in a more interconnected and efficient way.

My program, Your Best Brain & Body Weight-Loss, fosters sustainable eating habits by merging the principles of body ecology weight-loss with eating psychology so that women can heal both their metabolism and their eating mindset.

There is no magic bullet solution, but I believe there is always opportunity for each person to achieve optimal brain & body function. My mission is to empower women with the knowledge to support brain-body healing by restoring the basic practices that were once routine wisdom to maintaining the optimal health of the family.

I love watching my clients witness the profound healing and empowerment that can occur when they take an active role in their brain and body health!


Abbie Parks, TREASURER