As a Board we are frequently asked, “What is Fusion?” Often the answer circles back to our mission statement. On a more simplistic level Fusion is about building lasting relationships and positively contributing to the community in which we live.

For the past two years Fusion has been led by Jaimie Sousa. During her term as President, Fusion has seen tremendous growth. Jaimie provided leadership to further our mission, foster relationships with community partners, and increase recognition of Fusion in the Lakes Region and beyond.

During Jaimie’s term as President Fusion has:

  • Officially established itself as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Grown our Board of Directors to seven active and engaged Board Members
  • Hosted or co-hosted 26 networking, social and educational events which promotes the development, engagement and education of future leaders
  • Introduced the Fusion Impact Awards which recognizes members of our community that are leading the way to a brighter future for the Lakes Region and supporting the next generation of our leaders
  • Initiated Fusion’s ThoughtFacuet which encourages public discussion and education on trending local topics
  • Increased event attendance by more than 40 percent from 2014 to 2015
  • Volunteered at six different Lakes Region-based events encouraging civic involvement including the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, Hands Across the Table, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Multicultural Day, and Coffee Fest
  • Donated over $3,000 to area organizations including the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, Gilford Got Lunch, and the Faith Hope and Love Foundation

Please join me in extending gratitude and respect to Jaimie for her loyalty, vision and guidance during her time as President of Fusion.

Jaimie, you have made Fusion stronger during your tenure. You have been a catalyst in building lasting relationships and impacting change in our community. Thank you for your dedication and for all that you have accomplished in your two years as President.


Kara LaSalle, Fusion President