SheCAN! Steering Committee
JoAnne was born in Lyon, France and relocated to Buffalo, NY in 1973. She began her career with Merrill Lynch in 1981, now serving as a Senior Consultant. Over the years, she has made a difference in the lives of her clients by working with them to develop and implement customized wealth management strategies. JoAnne is at a place in her life where she wants to pay her blessings forward by mentoring others. She has reached a point in her career where she has experience and knowledge, and it’s her turn to pass it on.
Amanda is an entrepreneur from Buffalo NY, who is living her passion with her business Alford's Angels Dog Grooming & Beauty - Making Grooming a PAWsitive Experience . Her profession allows her to care for doggies & spread happiness to the human & doggy world. Her family is the source of her joy (husband, 2 sons & several fur babies.) Amanda also runs a social group called Girls Only Experience - a platform to have fun girl time, bond, support each other and partake in Vlogs. Amanda is on a mission to spread love and positivity and is a proud member of the SheCAN! Steering Committee and Diversity Team.
Carolyn has called Buffalo home since 1981, and has held a career primarily in advertising sales, with the Bee Publications, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Times Union, and for the past 28 years with The Buffalo News as a Local Major Multi Media Account Representative . She strives to live a life of purpose, passion, enrichment and fulfillment, and was inspired to join SheCAN by the dynamic, diverse and accomplished women who are part of the SheCAN! community. In addition to her role on the SheCAN! Steering Board ,Carolyn volunteers for the Carnegie Art Center and is a former Chair of Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. She's is currently developing womens wellness weekends to include yoga, meditation and hiking. She enjoys traveling the globe with her husband, is an avid reader, a yoga enthusiast and loves hiking, power walking and kayaking.
Linda is a Master Certified Life Coach and Business Mentor who helps smart, driven, successful people, like you, to get out of your own way and GO BIG in life and business. Incorporating 25 years of corporate experience, 10 years as an entrepreneur, and an MBA with her multiple coaching certifications and diverse life experiences, Linda sits in a unique place to help you unleash the bigness inside of you and turn dreams into realities. Linda is also an author and a speaker. Her experience and expertise are a beautiful addition to the SheCAN! community. In addition to sitting on SheCAN!'s Steering Committee, Linda frequently contributes to the organization as a SheCAN!'s expert presenter.
Lisa is a Senior Marketing Manager for Chairside Direct Restoratives at Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Prior to Ivoclar Vivadent she has worked for M&T Bank and Ingram Micro. Lisa has recently received her master's degree in Organizational Leadership and is dedicated to making a difference in her role at Ivoclar Vivadent as well as in her community. Lisa is also a supporter of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the White Whisker's Dog Sanctuary. Lisa has recently received a scholarship to attend 28 Hours for Me, an immersive learning experience for emerging women leaders.
Ashley Kay is the Marketing Director of SheCAN!, as well as a Brand Strategist & Visibility Coach for creative women. She holds a Master's degree in Education, Bachelor's in performance and studied marketing at the World Coach Institute. She is a published author and has appeared as a featured speaker for the Business Systems Summit and Life Mastery Foundation. When she isn't awkwardly writing about herself in the third person, she can be found spending time with her son and husband, indulging in young adult fantasy fiction and reliving her on-stage-glory days singing into a hairbrush -- very, very loudly.
As the Managing Partner & Vice President of APA Solutions, Jean helps companies and employees thrive in today's crazy work environment, by leveraging natural strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the last decade, she has held positions as executive recruiter, talent strategist, career reformist and certified behavioral talent analyst. In addition to serving on the SheCAN! Steering Committee, Jean is involved in Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Society of Human Resources, the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Organization and Business Networking International (BNI). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buffalo and a graduate of the Canisius Women’s Leadership program.
Kaitlyn is an Exercise Physiologist & Nutrition Consultant, and she loves talking to women about their own wellness and provide tools they can use day-to-day to make life healthy, successful, and enjoyable. As a former competitive dancer, Kaitlyn now gets her performance spark as a Zumba Fitness instructor. When she’s not working up a sweat or communing with this fabulous SheCAN! group, Kaitlyn loves watching sports and reading historical fiction. She is ALWAYS smiling and a ray of sunshine to the SheCAN! Board!
Richa moved from India to Buffalo this Feb 2020, and has been serving SheCAN! as an intern and volunteer since March. She is an Engineer who has worked for 4 years with Groupon and Amazon and is now getting her masters at UB this year. Richa is SheCAN!'s youngest Steering Board member, is cordial and friendly and a strong believer in building relationships through networking. She acknowledges that SheCan! is just the right platform for network building and meeting like-minded individuals.
Women's Wealth Advocate and Founder of Transitioning Finances, a holistic financial planning firm, Adrienne mentors women through divorce to clarify financial confusion, negotiate settlements with confidence, and move forward with financial security post-divorce. As a Certified Financial Planner, Divorce Financial Analyst and investment professional with 30+ years of experience, Adrienne is committed to promoting women’s financial freedom. Divorced and widowed herself, with years as a single Mom, Adrienne has walked this difficult path and found joy on the other side. SheCAN! help you, too.
Kim has over 25 years of experience in the learning and development space. Her expertise is in organizational development and leadership development with multiple certifications in leadership, behavior and personality assessments. Her passion however, is in helping others grow personally and professionally. She prides herself on being an inclusive leader and finding potential in others. Kim is excited to support the SheCan! Community!
Francie is a passionate healer within her small, intimate physical therapy practice. Her patients say she has “Magic Hands.” It’sShe is devoted to her husband, identical twin boys and her dog, and loves anything outdoors. She also a bookworm, loves to learn, and restores everything, big or small. If it can be done, Francie will try it.
Dana, a Buffalo native, works as a Clinical Pharmacist at Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, an Independent Health Company. She uses her knowledge in pharmaceuticals to help self-funded employers design and manage pharmacy benefits for their employees. When she is not in the office, you can usually find her at the local yoga studio, pursuing her passion as a yoga instructor. Dana’s mission is to inspire women to become the best version of themselves through mindfulness, meditation, and self-inquiry.
Heidi is a Professional Travel Advisor for LXR Travel with over 30 years experience in the travel industry. She is passionate about helping her clients design and plan their own idea of a perfect trip. She believes the most important aspect and reason for traveling are the exciting places to visit and unique cultures to experience, the unique people to meet and connect with, and the memories made. Meeting and connecting with new people is one of the reasons she is drawn to SheCAN! As a SheCAN! Steering Committee member Heidi is excited to share and invite other woman to the community so they can share in the experience.