Our Board

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Don Tharp

[Executive Board Mango] Don is the founder and president of Hudson Financial Advisors. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys outdoor activities with his family – wife Shelly, to whom he’s been married since 1984, and three adult children, Bridget, Zac, Tiffany and their families. He enjoys inviting friends and clients to the family’s seventeen acre respite on the bank of the Allegheny River in Tionesta, Pennsylvania for rest, rejuvenation and adventure in the Allegheny National Forest. Like the work he brings to his clients, Don is goal-oriented. He focuses on life in four areas: 

  1. Core Goals: The priceless aspects of life that include health, happiness, family, peace of mind, love and faith.
  2. Experience Goals: Knowledge, education, traditions and adventure within family, business and community.
  3. Financial Goals: Creating wealth for the Tharp family so it can grow and be enjoyed for multiple generations.
  4. Contribution Goals: Giving to others of time, talent and treasure. Most financial contributions are made through the Tharp Family Foundation which is a donor advised fund of the Hudson Community Foundation.

Don is passionate about the financial services industry, which he entered in 1985. He earned a Master of Science in Financial Services from the American College in 1993. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®).

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Francesco Digiannantonio

[Executive Board Mango] Francesco DiGiannantonio “fd” builds bridges from one place to a better place! He is passionate about making life better… for all!  fd is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH and has Master’s Degrees in International Political Economy & Development & Public Policy & Administration from Fordham & Columbia Universities in New York City. He worked for NGO, Non-for-Profits, Private, Public, Small & Large, Mature & Start-ups… Organizations of All sizes & types.  Since leaving a large metals company in July 2013 as CFO, he has worked for several varied organizations on Consulting or Interim CFO/Executive roles... fd led Finance Transformations for two Large Global Manufacturing Organizations that resulted in significant creation of Shareholder & Stakeholder Value.  He has held positions of increasing responsibility with multiple globally recognized organizations and is trained as a GE Six Sigma Quality Black Belt with a  Passion for “Customer” Facing Success!  He is married with 4 Children & 2 dogs! 

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Lisa Turkalj-Painter

[Executive Board Mango] Bio Coming soon

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Bob Gillingham

[Executive Board Mango] Bob has a passion to give back to the Community that has been so good to him and his family. He's the owner of Gillingham Ford and has been teaching financial literacy for over 40 years. Last year he was able to teach over 1500 primarily high school students in 15 different high schools.

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Oscar Wahltinez

[Executive Board Mango] Oscar is a partner engineer at Google. He holds a master's of science in computer vision and machine learning, and strongly believes in the value of bringing technology and education to everyone as the main source of empowerment for the present as well as the future.

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