Meet the CoveyClub team

We’ve gathered the best and the brightest to bring you a unique site with great journalism, fabulous events, and news you can trust. These are the people who make it happen. And we are very grateful.

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The Team

Leanne Shimabukuro

Strategic Advisor for Community Engagement, Growth, Strategic Initiatives

Leanne Shimabukuro is a strategic advisor and women’s lifestyle enthusiast who specializes in collaborating with leaders of small and mid-sized agile organizations to get laser-focused on their most vital priorities and align their resources to reach their next stage of impact and growth. Leanne’s experience ranges from working in public policy at the White House and U.S. Senate, to supporting leaders of nonprofits, foundations and small companies with strategic planning, launching new initiatives, building organizations and teams, and scaling their impact.

Leanne resides in the New York City metropolitan area with her husband, teenage daughter and finicky Shichon. She is passionate about healthy food, morning routines, podcasts, and beauty and style for the 40+ woman.

Lori Kase

Lori Miller Kase, Health Editor at Large

Lori Miller Kase is a Connecticut-based writer who frequently covers health. Her articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of national publications, including Vogue (where she was an editor), The Atlantic, Brain,Child and the New York Times. She also teaches creative writing workshops for children, and is currently working on a YA novel.

Katie Weisman

Katie Weisman, Writer at Large

Katie Weisman is a lifestyle and fashion writer based in New York. A former editor for Women’s Wear Daily in Paris, she’s worked on both sides of the Atlantic and has written for W Magazine, Town & Country, and international editions of Vogue and the New York Times, among other publications. Married to a Frenchman, Katie is fluent in French and the couple has raised their two children bilingually; she’s unsure, however, which language the family’s dog and cats speak. Though a native New Yorker, she’s an avid New Orleans Saints fan.

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Tish Jett, Paris Correspondent

Tish Jett was Midwest Bureau Chief for Women's Wear Daily and W and a fashion editor for The New York Daily News Tonight and the Detroit Free Press. She became Style Editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris and the last editor of American Elle before it moved to NYC. She married a Frenchman and blogs about Frenchwomen of a certain age and their style secrets at tishjett.com

Dana Hilmer

Dana Hilmer, Covey Reinvention Coach

Dana is a certified coach, positive psychology consultant, speaker and trainer and is passionate about helping women live courageously so they can build their dream and love their life. Dana is no stranger to reinvention herself as “middlescence” is when she finally listened to her heart and stopped “shoulding all over herself” to do the work that she loves today. Dana has been featured on hundreds of radio and television shows across the country and she speaks on topics related to mastering your mindset, optimal living, the habits of success, and creating the life and work you love. Dana lives in Madison, CT with her husband and their three teenage boys. To receive free tips and videos to help you create the life and work you love, go to DanaHilmer.com.

wendy perrotti

Wendy Perrotti, Covey Reinvention Coach

Wendy is a Certified Professional Coach, speaker, and leadership trainer with over 25 years of experience in helping individuals and groups nationwide to affect change in themselves and others. Wendy believes anything is possible when you know what you want and “you’re all in” and she navigated her own successful reinvention when she realized her vision of success had nothing to do with the company she spent years building. Wendy is a sought-after speaker and the author of the forthcoming book, Reclaiming Muchness: Tap in to a Life of Love, Purpose, and Connection. To receive big doses of actionable inspiration, sign up for her Mindful Monday Newsletter at WendyPerotti.com or check out her new podcast, A Glimpse Inside: Moving People from Stuck to Happy.

Jillian Stone

Jillian Stone, Copyeditor

After graduating from Haverford College, Jillian Magalaner Stone went to work at Fodor's Travel Publications, where she edited more than 40 travel guidebooks, including a guide to the United States for travelers with disabilities. She then hung out her freelancer shingle and edited many different works, from self-help to fiction and literary criticism, from books and book proposals to brochures, newsletters, and websites. Born and raised in Manhattan, Jillian now lives in South Orange, NJ, with her husband and two kids.

Justine Kaye Porcadilla, Assistant

Justine makes the trains run on time at Covey. She lives in the Philippines. In 2018, she was awarded a full academic scholarship for her undergraduate studies at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, a Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit university situated at the heart of Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao. Justine is an active student leader who has participated in local and national conferences like the Philippine Scholars' Summit as a delegate representing her university. Justine will complete her Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management in July of this year.