WHO WE ARE
Angel in the Sky is a non-profit organization that was established in 2016. It was started in loving memory of Christopher T. Skelton, David Arthur Colameco, and Debra Pal with the sole purpose of “shining a light on suicide awareness” through prevention, education, and the power of music. Suicide is a leading cause of death, and we at Angel in the Sky are dedicated to showing those affected that there is help and hope available. Not only do we want to save lives, but we want to stop the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health through these actions.
~ EDUCATING the public about suicide prevention and mental health.
~ ENCOURAGING those that have been affected or lost someone to suicide.
~ EQUIPPING those that are struggling with proper help and resources.
~ EMPOWERING communities to take a stand against suicide.
We believe whether people are suffering from mental illness, addiction, bullying, etc. “suicide is a permanent fix for a temporary problem” and is 100% preventable. Learn more about Angel in the Sky by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
MEET THE TEAM
CEO & FOUNDER
Briana Domenica is a Nashville recording artist, singer-songwriter, inspirational keynote speaker, and suicide prevention advocate. She was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts and raised in south Florida. She started performing shortly after she could walk and talk. By the time Briana was seventeen, she knew music was her destiny. Her musical performances include singing at Carnegie Hall, in Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot, Love in Action, and Heart for Recovery. Music has also taken to places she never could have imagined having toured Prague, Vienna, Poland, England, Holland, and Belgium for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has devoted herself to her music career releasing multiple projects like Shine, Testimony, and her latest album, Warrior in Me. The songstress loves writing songs and signed a publishing deal with Song Rocket music. Every time she puts pen to paper, she gives listeners a piece of her heart and a look into her soul in hopes of inspiring others through the universal language of music. However, after losing several loved ones to the choice of suicide, including her oldest brother, she became equally passionate about suicide prevention and awareness. In May of 2016 she founded Angel in the Sky in an attempt to turn family heartache and tragedy into something good and help others who are struggling with life’s pains and stresses.
Susan Colameco was born and raised in Massachusetts. Graduated from Tech-Age Business School in 1976. After graduating worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as Administrative Assistant to three of the Vice Presidents until 1983. In 1984 she moved to St. Thomas Virgin Islands where she worked as the Director of Convention Services and the Assistant Food and Beverage Director of Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef for 11 years. Following her time in the Virgin Islands, she moved to Florida where she co-founded Colameco & Associates, Inc. a broad based consulting firm specializing in the hospitality and the organic food supply chain industries. They are Independent Sales Representatives for Wellshire (a National vendor for Whole Foods) and Garrett Valley both of which provide organic and ABF further processed poultry, beef, and pork items. They also represent Colameco’s (ABF Salamis) and Elda’s Kitchen (organic and non-GMO dressings and marinades). Susan works full time as President and CEO of the company. She sang in the choir at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach, Florida for many years. She also served as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Currently, she splits her time in South Florida with her husband Tom and in Franklin, Tennessee. They had three children, but lost their oldest son David to suicide in 2007. Since losing her son Susan has been contributing her strong business background in Sales and Marketing to Angel in the Sky as President and Member of the Board.
Tom Colameco was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After completing a stint in the military, the Vietnam Veteran completed his college education getting a BA in Economics. He is the co-founder of Colameco & Associates, Inc. a broad based consulting firm specializing in the hospitality and the organic food supply chain industries.The company’s clients include Wellshire (a National vendor for Whole Foods) and Garrett Valley, both of which produce organic and ABF further processed poultry, beef, and pork items, Colameco’s ABF Salamis, and Elda’s Kitchen which makes non-GMO dressings and marinades. Before devoting his work fulltime to Colameco & Associates, Tom served for 20 years as Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Frenchman’s Reef, a luxury beach resort in the Virgin Islands and one of the largest resorts in the Caribbean. His other endeavors include Adjunct Professor Lincoln Culinary Institute – Restaurant Management, President, and COO USVIHost Internet Gaming, LLC, and DAB International Services, importers of fine wine and spirits. Tom has written or co-written numerous business plans and developed restaurant concepts from inception through construction to grand opening “turnkey” projects. He resides in South Florida with his wife, Susan. They had three children. Their oldest son David died by suicide in 2007. Now, Tom is lending his extensive business background as Board Member and Vice President of Angel in the Sky.