Women United

Women United


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Women United is a group of energetic, passionate, and philanthropic women empowered by UWGCR to make a true impact in our community. The members mobilize change by investing in, advocating for, and creating programs with a mission to drive equity and excellence for all women and children.  


International Women's Day
Save the date - March 8, 2024

More details to come.


Why Engage

  • To make a difference in your community 
  • To build relationships with business and community leaders 
  • To have a voice on policies impacting women, children, and families 
  • To be a philanthropist 
  • To develop and create impactful programs 


For more information or questions, email Women United

Women United Benefits

$500 Annual Commitment

  • Ability to serve as Chair through a nomination process  
  • Ability to serve as Committee Chair through a nomination process 
  • Name and Company Name on the website 
  • Member Spotlight on social media 
  • Receive member discounts on Women United ticketed events 
  • Opportunity to attend exclusive Women United events 

Erin Napoleone

Women United Chair

Erin Napoleone
Choice Physical Therapy

Yolanda Caldwell

Women United Immediate Past Chair

Yolanda Caldwell
The College of Saint Rose

Advocacy Committee Chairs

Kate Otis
Arrow Financial 

Alicia Suarez
Suarez Physical Therapy & UWGCR Board of Directors 

Experience & Events Committee Chairs

Loni Lee
Atlas Private Wealth Management

Jess Nolie
Alliance for Positive Health

Nonprofit Partnership Committee Chair

Melissa Russom
Melissa Russom Strategic Communications 

Women United Members

Rebecca Atwell
National Grid 

Melissa Basiuk  

Suzanne Beczak  

Chantelle Botticelli
Grand River Solutions 

Donna Bradbury
Siena College 

Lynn Bradley
M&T Bank 

Michele Brinkman 

Odaysia Burton-Garland
Pulse Career Solutions 

Jennifer Cassidy

Tiana Chapman
The College of Saint Rose 

April Clas
Callanan Industries

LaVonda Collins
The Legal Project 

Katrina Consiglio
Wells Fargo Advisors

Maria Decker
Maria's Cafe 

Allison Demetriou

Kylie DeWeese
General Electric & UWGCR Board of Directors 

Erin Donahue
South End Children's Cafe 

Katie Doran
Teal Becker & Chiarmonte 

Kristen Doyle
Morgan Stanley

Denise Edwards
The College of Saint Rose 

Christina Fairnacci-Roberts
Head Heart Hands Consulting LLC 

Emily Farrell
Ellis Medicine 

Cassandra Farrugia 

Stacey Fitzgerald
National Grid 

Angela Fosmire
National Grid 

Sarah Giacomini
NYS Office of Information Technology Services 

Christine Galeo
Grit + Grace Salon and Boutique 

Deborah Glover
National Grid 

Andrea Hanley
The CDL Schools 

Veronica Hanley
Bank of America & UWGCR Board of Directors

Diane Hannahs 

Paula Haskell
Environment One 

Samantha Hicks
The Baby Institute 

Candy Huff

Robbin Jorgensen
Women Igniting Change 

Meghan Keegan
Public Employees Federation AFL-CIO & City of Albany Common Council, 9th Ward 

Kira Kenyon
National Grid 

Angela Kimball
Courtyard by Marriott - Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor

Kara Koenig
Thoroughbred Advisors

Regina LaGatta
Hudson Valley Community College 

Brandi Landy
MVP Health Care

Nicole Leggieri
Healthy Alliance 

Jean Leonard
Proctors Collaborative 

Julianne Lewis
C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios

Andrea Lord 

Maura Mack Hisgen
Union College 

Kristen Mahan
Wells Fargo Advisors

Kate Manley 

Sara McDonnell
The Rosenblum Companies

Chana McIntyre
Grand River Solutions 

Liza Ochsendorf
Warren County Department of Workforce Development 

Sarah Pechar
Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Meg Pennisi
Wells Fargo Advisors

Samantha Phillips  

Erika Ries 

Camerine Robinson
VQuest Consulting LLC 

Brittany Rosato
National Grid 

Rhonda Rosenheck
Author & Poet 

Stacey Sano 

Holly Schneider Brown

Nancy Sever
Hinman Straub 

Janet Silver
Hinman Straub 

Audrey Stone
Sunmark Credit Union 

Diana Straut 

Debra Sunukjian 

Lauren Trunko
YWCA Northeastern NY 

Jyll Vanderhoef
Mirbeau Hospitality Services LLC 

Tallis Warren
Audubon International 

Angie Weber
The Food Pantries for the Capital District 

Saru Zvoma 




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