Leadership Saratoga, a program of the Saratoga
County Chamber of Commerce, announced its 29th
class of participants.
The group held its opening retreat on Sept. 13
and 14 at Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue
The Leadership Saratoga program selects up to
24 people each year to participate in an intensive
nine-month training program designed to teach
them skills for stronger leadership, group dynamics
and issues facing Saratoga County and area nonprofit
organizations. After completion of the program
participants are expected to volunteer as leaders in
their communities within Saratoga County.
Members of the Class of 2016 are:
Nashua Alexander, (Wilton Emergency Squad),
Jennifer Allen (Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service),
Mark Bellantoni,(Saratoga Springs Fire Department),
Ryan Bouchey, (Bouchey Financial Group,
Ltd.), Paul Budlong (Wellspring), Molly Bush
(Informz), Brian Carroll (Quad Graphics), Nick
DeCelle (William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing &
Cunniff Funeral Homes), Carmine DeCrescente
(DeCrescente Distributing Company).
Ann Dejnozka (Skidmore College), Jennifer
Howard (Stewart’s Shops Corp.), Floria Huizinga
(Town of Malta), Angela LaTerra (Saratoga Convention
and Tourism Bureau), Timothy Maguire
(Saratoga Hospital), Peter Martin (Saratoga County
Board of Supervisors), Elissa Mazza and Christopher
Meyer (Whiteman Ostermand & Hanna),
Lisa Munter and Dawn Sauer (Adirondack Trust
Insurance) Tom Schin (Accustaff), Ian Townsend
(NBT Bank), Marissa Wendolovske (AIM Services)
and Jaime Williams (Franklin Community Center).
In addition to the various sessions they will attend,
participants will also work on group projects
to benefit four area nonprofit groups: Big Brothers
Big Sisters, Moreau Community Center, Saratoga
County EMS Association and Saratoga Foundation
for Innovative Learning.
The Leadership Saratoga program has been in
existence since 1985 and has an Alumni Association
of more than 500 graduates. For more information,
visit www.LeadershipSaratoga.org or contact
program director Kathleen Fyfe at kfyfe@saratoga.
org or 584-3255, ext. 201. Applications for the next
class will be available in April 2016.
Photo Courtesy Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce