Jeff Sakwa President
Jeff Sakwa is from West Bloomfield, Michigan. A proud graduate of Michigan State University he has owned and operated Noble Reality since 1984. As a devoted father, Jeff is very involved in his local schools and organizations. Jeff along with Kevin Goldman created Defeat the Label to address the growing concern over the bully problem in our schools and communities.
Kevin Goldman CEO
Kevin graduated from Michigan State University. After earning his C.P.A., he worked as the Controller of an Automotive Supply business for 14 years. He is currently the owner of a mortgage company located in Bloomfield Hills. He serves on the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation Board and is the President of the Michigan Mortgage Professionals Association. He resides in West Bloomfield with his wife, Amy and his sons, Max and Zack.
Jamie Greene Kaniarz Executive Director
Jamie Greene Kaniarz is a native of Southeastern Michigan. After attending Grand Valley State University and the University of Detroit Mercy- School of Law, Jamie found her passion in nonprofit management. Jamie has made a name for herself working in various management positions with several major nonprofits in Metro Detroit. A proud wife and devoted mother of two, Jamie is proud to be part of the Defeat the Label team.
Kathleen Sullivan Program Director
Kathleen is originally from Saratoga Springs, NY but relocated to Michigan in 2011 with her husband shortly after earning her M.A. in Professional School Counseling from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. She is certified K-12 in educational counseling and has been working in education since earning her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta. Kathleen has been working with various non-profit’s developing anti-bullying programming since her arrival here in Michigan.