The Steering Committee is made up of the TVNBC chair, vicechair, immediate past chair, the committee chairs and appointed members. This committee is responsible for long-rangeplanning, providing guidance to the overall council and monitoring thecommittees. Committee members focus on promotingthe impact of the nonprofit sector on the region.
Chair: John Henley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Northern Rivers Family Services
Vice Chair: Nikki Caruso, Executive Director
Colonie Youth Center, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair: Brad Shear, Executive Director
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Brian Hassett, President and CEO
United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Bryan LaVigne, Director, Administration & Development
Fiscal Policy Institute
Kirk Lewis, Executive Director
Christopher Marblo, President
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Katharine Briar-Lawson, Dean
School of Social Welfare, UAlbany
Program and Communication Committees
The Program and Communications Committee helps plans and implements programs. Responsibilities include attending committee meetings, brainstorming topics and potential speakers, acting as the point person for a specific program, moderating a program, attending a majority of the programs, assisting with marketing efforts, etc.
In addition to planning the programs, committee members develop marketing strategies and create effective marketing campaigns for each program. Committee members also encourage new memberships and help engage existing members. If you are interested in joining the Program and Communications Committee, please contact the committee chairs.
Erin Breslin, Director of Marketing and Membership
Capital District YMCA
Jill Rafferty-Weinisch, Director of Youth Services
Michael Weidrich, Director of Operations
Pride Center of the Capital Region