Our Team

Who We Are

Frank Domanico

Founder & President

Frank is the father of five children and a very active member of his church and community. He is dedicated to setting the foundation vision and strategy to improve Mental Healthcare in the U.S. so no other parent or sibling has to live through the tragedy that happened to his son Eric. He brings the drive and persistence from a background of 25 years in high tech startup sales to addressing the epidemic impacting our youth.

Willem Swartzinski

Social Engagement Coordinator

Willem is currently attending the University of Toledo to obtain a B.A in mechanical engineering. He provides assistance to the Eric Domanico Foundation including social media presence, networking, and communications. Willem is proud to support the Eric Domanico Foundation because of his life long friendship with Eric, and his strong belief for mental health awareness.  

Marie Halpin

Advisor

Marie has spent her entire career in Education.  She retired as a Teacher Consultant/Resource Room Teacher from the West Bloomfield School District and recently joined The Roeper School as Coordinator of Learning Support. Marie is also a member of the BeFit Racing Team supporting youth fitness and wellbeing through mentoring and coaching at The Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County.  She is proud to serve on the Eric Domanico Foundation Board and continue her work supporting others in need.

Ashley Elswick

Program Manager 

Ashley Elswick (she/they) is earning a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law while double minoring in Music and Philosophy at West Virginia University. She provides assistance to The Eric Domanico Foundation by doing program managing, social media support, and serving on the virtual board. Ashley is proud to support The Eric Domanico Foundation to honor her best friend’s legacy and serve as an advocate for mental healthcare, and mental health awareness.

Colleen O'Connor

Social Engagement Coordinator

Colleen O’Connor (she/her) is a graduate of South Lyon High School and is currently an undergraduate student at Western Michigan University.

Colleen is incredibly honored to be part of The Eric Domanico Foundation and will be co-managing social media engagement . She hopes to reach as many youth artists as possible and support them and their mental health.

Eric played a huge role in Colleen’s life as her best friend and she is eager to support those struggling through this foundation, in honor of him.

Julian Domanico

Advisor

Julian Domanico is a community advocate in Philadelphia, PA working to advance mission-driven, community-centered work through affiliations with various nonprofit, governmental, private, and political entities. 

As as advisor to the foundation, Julian brings his insight on strategic visioning, operations, and fundraising. Julian joined the foundation because his cousin, Eric, was like a younger brother to him. Eric is sadly Julian's second and the closest person to take their own life within the year. Through the foundation, Julian hopes to channel his passion to make a difference in his and other families' lives. 

Jeff Siegfried

Musical Outreach Coordinator

Jeff Siegfried serves as professor of saxophone at West Virginia University, Eric’s alma mater. Jeff is deeply honored to be a part of The Eric Domanico Foundation, where he coordinates musical outreach, bringing Eric’s legacy to musicians he would have met and audiences he would have moved if he had only had more time. He believes strongly in the cause of mental health awareness and hopes that The Eric Domanico Foundation will serve to improve the lives of many young musicians like Eric.

Meg Domanico Hood

Communications Advisor

Meg Domanico Hood brings more than 20 years of extensive marketing, customer success, and professional sales experience from the technology industry. Meg is one of Frank Domanico’s four siblings and Eric’s aunt. She joins the Eric Domanico foundation as a communications advisor, where she hopes to reach our youth and bridge the gap between resources and mental health wellness for aspiring musicians.

Brian Kachur

Digital Marketing Consultant

Brian is currently earning a B.M. in Music Performance at the University of Michigan. He provides assistance to The Eric Domanico Foundation including web design and management, social media support, as well as other forms of digital media marketing. Brian is proud to support The Eric Domanico Foundation because of his strong values in prioritizing mental health care and awareness.