A Time To Be Grateful

By: Advocate Brokerage

Thanksgiving is about the cherished values of family, gathering, and expressing gratitude for the blessings we’ve received throughout the year. In this week’s blog, we believe it’s fitting to provide a platform for a few members of Team Advocate to share their heartfelt sentiments of thankfulness for the past year.

Denise Koslowsky – Principal, Personal Insurance

I am thankful for my loving family, and the special moments we have shared. I so appreciate my work family, and their dedication. So lucky to be surrounded by wonderful, kind, and intelligent colleagues. I am especially thankful for my husband who is my rock and my voice of reason. I am ready to enjoy the holiday rollercoaster and all the curveballs it will throw my way.

Lissette Roman – Personal Lines Manager

I am thankful for life experiences which help my personal and professional growth.  I am thankful for healthy outdoor walks with all the beauty nature has to offer.  I am thankful to work with great individuals and looking forward to some holiday office fun.

Lynn Palma – Senior Client Services Specialist

I am grateful for the support of my wonderful friends and family as I am going through a difficult time in my life with being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.  While I am grateful it has been caught early and I do have a bit of a struggle ahead of me, it is great to know I have so much support from my work family, my husband, and my immediate family.  God bless us one and all for a wonderful Holiday season.

Carol Gramolini – Commercial Lines Manager

I am thankful for the beauty of nature and all it has to offer as well as the loving family and friends to share it with.

Penny Smith – Concierge Services

I’m thankful that we live so close to NYC, and we get to take advantage of all the amazing things the city has to offer…. Our favorites being Broadway, concerts & museums to name a few.  I’m thankful for the love of my family, friends, and health.

Denise DeLuise – Client Services Assistant

I am thankful for my health, my family, my friends & thankful to be spending all the holidays together.

Victoria Brown – Client Services Specialist

I’m grateful for the recipes passed down from generation to generation that are elevated through each generation and excited to see where the next generation will make their mark on my recipes.

Breanne Rispoli – Client Services Assistant

I am thankful for my 3 kids who keep me very busy and entertained all day long. I’m also very grateful for my husband’s hard work every day. He sets a great example for my children to look up to and admire.

Emilia Cumberbatch – Client Services Specialist

I am absolutely thankful for my husband, kids, and family.  I am thankful for the gift of life, God’s grace, friends, and colleagues.   Professionally, I am thankful for the learning experiences to help me constantly improve.

Carl Phillips – Personal Lines Customer Experience Team Leader

I am thankful for my family during this Thanksgiving season being home and healthy.

Rob Roksvold – Personal Lines Marketing Specialist

I am thankful for my friends and family, especially my two brothers who have been there for me through thick and thin.  Also, for my parents who are no longer with us, for always stepping up to help no matter how difficult the circumstances and of course my children Riley (girl) and Patrick.   My uncle used to say you can pick your friends, but you are blessed with your family.  Always gives me a chuckle…

Angie Reyes – Team Leader, Private Client Services

I am thankful every day for my family and my three beautiful grandchildren that came to complete us and fill our home with happiness.

Yvelisse Kiernan – Commercial Marketing Representative

I am thankful for the health of my family. Also, I am very grateful to have my parents with us this year.

Rose Merna-Lavelle – Commercial Account Executive

I am thankful for our wonderful & supportive family, friends, blessed with 6 nieces, 4 nephews, 3 great nieces and a great nephew arriving in 2024 and my hard-working, courageous and dedicated husband.

Akisha Johnson – Account Manager

I am extremely thankful for my health, my family & friends that help make my days enjoyable and pleasurable throughout the year and all the experiences that life has to offer.

June Hodapp – Assistant Account Manager

I am thankful for the love of my fabulous family, wonderful friends, the warmth of the sun, days at the beach and tennis!

Tara Wilson – Marketing Executive

I am truly thankful for God always looking over my family and me.  For my son, who I am so truly proud of the accomplishments he has made in his career and life in general. I also wanted to take a moment to think of all the loved ones lost through the years may they all be celebrating in heaven.

Stacey Maron – Account Services Specialist

I am thankful for my 2 sons and the wonderful supportive friends I have made here at Advocate.  I am MOST thankful for my mom and that she beat cancer!

Colleen Maughan — Account Services Specialist

I’m thankful for the love of family and friends, the chance to start each day anew and the beauty of nature.

Vera Aufieri —  Receptionist

Having good friends and family through good and bad, knowing you can depend on each other and sticking together for comfort and happiness.


What are you thankful for? We would love to hear from you and what things you are thankful for during this season of thanks!

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