Our Advisory Board
The WISE Women’s Business Center Advisory Board is a group of powerful, professional women in the Central New York
VISION: The WISE Women’s Business Center (WBC) seeks to significantly accelerate the pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities by women from all walks of life both nascent and established in Upstate New York. A representative number of clients served by the WISE WBC must be socially and economically disadvantaged. The WISE WBC will provide assistance to women entrepreneurs in the areas of finance, management, marketing, and other areas defined in the annual Work Plan. The annual WISE Symposium will continue as the premier WISE event.
MISSION: Encouraging prosperity in women entrepreneurs through education, leadership and community outreach to resources.
Meet the Advisory Board (members)
The 2017-18 Advisory Board includes:
Kathryn Adams, Cognos Performance Consulting, Inc.
Berenice Bonilla, Bérica Agency for Purposeful Branding
Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling, Just the Basics Financial Literacy
Alexandra Condon, Willow Communications, Inc.
Alyse Holstein, hpg partners, llc
Madelyn Hornstein, Dermody, Burke + Brown CPAs, LLC
Farah Jadran, News Channel 9
Wendy Meyerson, Natur-Tyme
MaryAnn Monforte, Syracuse University
Judith Mower, J.C. Mower Consultants
Peggy Ogden, Peggy Ogden LLC
Judith Seinfeld, Heritage Management Company, LLC
Laura Serway, Laci’s Tapas Bar
Kim Townsend, Loretto
Gwen Webber-McLeod, Gwen, Inc. (chairperson)
Jessica Windhausen, KeyBank
Briana K. Wright, Hancock Law Offices
Lisa Ziankowski, National Grid
Meet the Advisory Board (staff and ex-officio)
The 2016-17 Advisory Board also includes:
Terry Brown, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship (staff)
Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady and Quintessence Media (ex officio)
Cathy Pokines, U.S. Small Business Administration (ex officio)
Rachael Stanton, U.S. Small Business Administration (ex officio)
Joanne Lenweaver, WISE Women’s Business Center (staff)
Alexandra Waterbury, WISE Women’s Business Center (staff)
Lindsay Wickham, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship (staff)