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Committee Descriptions

Steering Committee

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

Appointed Members:

Brian Hassett, President and CEO
United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Bryan LaVigne, Director, Administration & Development
Fiscal Policy Institute 

Kirk Lewis, Executive Director
Schenectady ARC 

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.

Program Co-Chairs

Erin Breslin, Director of Marketing and Membership
Capital District YMCA     

Jill Rafferty-Weinisch, Director of Youth Services
Equinox, Inc.

Communications Chair

Michael Weidrich, Director of Operations
Pride Center of the Capital Region    

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Council Chair

John Henley, CEO
Northern Rivers Family Services

More Information

Brandi Miller
(518) 431-1414

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