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.  



Volunteer Project
March 2024
Volunteer with Capital District Recovery Center

More details to come

All-Member Meeting
April 11, 2024
Join us on Zoom from 12:00 - 12:45 PM


518 Day of Giving
May 17 & 18, 2024
Volunteer with United Way for 518 Day

More details to come

Volunteer Project
July 2024
Volunteer with CREATE Community Studios

More details to come

Summer Soiree
 August 2024

More details to come

2025 Women United Planning Meeting
September 26, 2024
Join us at The Blake Annex from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All-Member Meeting
October 10, 2024
Join us on Zoom from 12:00 - 12:45 PM


Volunteer Project
October 15, 2024  |  5:00 - 8:00 PM
Volunteer with YWCA of NENY

Giving Tuesday
November 19 - December 3
Fundraise with Women United for Giving Tuesday

Perfect Pitch
December 4, 2024  |  5:00 - 8:00 PM 
Women United's Signature event

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 

Women United 2024 Premier Partner

Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc.

Through Women United’s signature event, Perfect Pitch in December 2023, Working Group on Girls Schenectady (WGGS) received a $10,000 grant from UWGCR and was named the Women United 2024 Premier Partner. WGGS pitched an original program called FRESH (Food, Resiliency, Education, Socialization, and Health). FRESH’s main benefits are educating, empowering, mentoring, and providing sustainable life skills to young women in the Schenectady community. FRESH will be a holistic program including several components: mentorship, leadership, gardening, farm-to-table, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, social-emotional learning, and community service.




Loni Lee

Women United Co-Chair

Loni Lee
Atlas Private Wealth Management

Erin Napoleone

Women United Co-Chair

Erin Napoleone
Choice Physical Therapy

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 

Jess Nolie
Alliance for Positive Health

Liza Ochsendorf
Warren County Department of Workforce Development 

Kate Otis
Arrow Financial 

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 

Melissa Russom
Melissa Russom Strategic Communications 

Stacey Sano 

Holly Schneider Brown

Nancy Sever
Hinman Straub 

Janet Silver
Hinman Straub 

Audrey Stone
Sunmark Credit Union 

Diana Straut 

Debra Sunukjian

Alicia Suarez
Suarez Physical Therapy & UWGCR Board of Directors  

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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