Get Connected with a WISE Counselor

Knowledgeable. Creative. Passionate.

Meet Our Counselors


Barb Stone

A life-long learner, Barb focuses on helping small business owners gain clarity and the steps to reach what is possible. A trusted leader with an MBA in Operations and Finance from Syracuse University, Barb brings to WISE more than 25 years of experience in various types of manufacturing in Upstate New York. 

Caeresa Richardson

Corporate engineer turned entrepreneur, Caeresa is an adept and creative thinker. She is also warm and gracious. She is most known in the CNY community for her work as a board member of You Can’t Fail, Inc. as well as various other community organizations. 

Lacey Roy-Ciciriello

With a spirit for adventure, Lacey’s passion is to coach individuals through significant changes. You can bet Lacey’s energy and optimism will create an atmosphere of adventure to uncover the hidden potential and opportunities waiting. She has a knack for discovering the underlying barriers and creatively solving simple to complex problems. 

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