Leadership and Board

The Button & Zipper Leadership Team and Board of Directors is a diverse and committed group of local business and community leaders who support the mission of Button & Zipper: To serve as a coat drive to support low-income, homeless, and at-risk youth individuals and families, and other vulnerable populations stay warm during grueling winter months by alleviating the burden that other non-profits carry to run their own coats and jackets collection drives.


Executive Director | Ira Coleman

Director of Operations | Nancy Coleman

Board of Directors


Chairwoman | Kelly Davis | Owner and Founder, Anchor In

Secretary | Nancy Coleman | Director of Operations, Button & Zipper

Treasurer | Michelle Schmuhl | Sales Operations Manager, TransNational Payments


Carrie Torres | Account Relationship Manager, Asbestos Abatement 

Joe Nigliazzo | Education Specialist and Spanish Teacher, Wayside Elementary 

Brian Storer | Senior Channel Sales Manager, Honeywell


Button & Zipper does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. 

Button & Zipper is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.