Michele Campanelli-Erwin. President and Founder
Michele Erwin has a successful career in the Fashion Industry, having worked for notable fashion houses, such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. After her son was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and experiencing the difficulties of traveling with a Wheelchair she knew something needed to be done. Taking her business acumen and passion for projects she embarked on the journey of getting wheelchairs crash tested for commercial flight and created All Wheels Up
Dream Destination: Italy and Africa
Alan Chaulet. Vice President
Alan is an aspiring Entrepreneur and Inventor fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He graduated from Bentley University in 2013 with a Management Degree. Alan is the founder of Badass Ability which is an ambitious media, consulting, ecommerce, and technology startup dedicated to helping those with Disabilities.
Alan is very active in the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Community and currently serving in the first Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Adult Advisory Council. He was the Honored Hero in the first MDA Team Momentum Half Marathon in Boston and hopes to accomplish a lot of Disability Advocacy.
His responsibilities include the All Wheels Up website and technology needs.
He knows Accessible Airplanes allows Airlines to tap into an untouched market of millions of customers and that it will dramatically increase their profits as well as that of the entire Travel industry
Dream Destination: Paris
Dennis Ploeg. Head of EU
My name is Dennis, I am Dutch and wheelchair bound by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science in Media Information & Communication obtained at Amsterdam University. Specializing in editorial and media production for television. Dennis is on behalf of All Wheels Up responsible for Europe.
Before I joined All Wheels Up I started in 2012 an online petition on Change.org with 5600 signatures. All the encouraging stories I saw in the comments from signers all over the world gave me hope. I made a wheelchair place investigation report in 2014.
In 2010 I wanted to go by plane to New York, sadly that dream was cancelled. Once in 1998 when I could stand on my legs our hoist was damaged during a flight, when that would happen now it would be a disaster because without hoist I can’t be lifted. We did not dare to take a flight, especially my parents disliked it due to the time and energy to hassle, the additional stress and the many acts such as lifting from chair to chair.
Dream Destination: South Africa and Brazil
Tamie is a self-proclaimed jack of all interests and trades. Having graduated from Rowan University in 2004, she obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating, she decided to share her understanding of grammar by tutoring kids K through college prep in English and Essay Writing. She did this for 3 years while also taking online courses in Graphic Design. With her specialty in Photo Restoration, eventually she opened up her own home-based business called Sepia Studio. In between restoring people’s cherished memories, she also tapped into her love for animals by volunteering online with Best Friends Animal Society. Throughout these many interests and career choices, one thing that never changed was her love for travel. So it was only fitting when the opportunity to become a travel agent fell into her lap. And so today, she is happily working as a travel agent for an agency called Enchanted Memories Travel.
In spite of her lifelong physical limitations due to Muscular Dystrophy, Tamie grew up fortunate enough to travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth — including Italy, to visit family. Unfortunately, as her disease has progressed, it has become increasingly difficult and unsafe for her to travel in recent years. And while she loves making other people’s travel dreams come true and travels vicariously through them with each trip she helps plan and book, she has a dream and vision for the future of air travel – a future that does not exclude those with a severe disability. As a member of All Wheels Up, Tamie is excited to help make that dream a reality.
Dream Destination: Santorini, Sicily and Paris
Claudine Campanelli- Secretary
Claudine has extensive experience in school management, managing the HR benefit of Montessori schools for an international IT company. She has extensively traveled for both professional and leisure purposes. She opened the first full day corporate Montessori school that including infants and toddlers in Australia and India. Claudine has been a member of several boards serving young children and advocating for quality early childhood education. She was president of Suffolk AEYC, the local affiliate chapter of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) from 2009 – 2013. She is currently the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) representative for NY State Montessori Alliance. She is a lecturer and presenter both nationally and internationally, specializing in early childhood and Montessori education. She is currently a doctoral student at LIU-Post. Her favorite travel experience was staying in a tree house during her travels to Mount Rainier.
Dream Destination: Maldives and Amalfi Coast, Italy
Tinamarie Duff- Treasurer
Tinamarie has over 20 years of experience in various marketing and sales roles. A New York native now living in New Jersey; Tinamarie has worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 18 years. She currently holds a position of Associate Director, Value Health and Population Marketing. Tinamarie has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business. Her therapeutic area of expertise is Immuno-Oncology with a focus on population health and real world evidence
She is the mother of two smart and active children that keep her busy running from a lacrosse field to a fencing match or girl scout event. Tinamarie enjoys volunteering and in addition to AWU she has a passion that brings her to volunteer at a medical clinic and orphanage in Haiti.
Dream Destinations: Fiji and British Columbia