Emerging Leaders United

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Emerging Leaders United (ELU) supports growth in the next generation of leaders through professional development, volunteering, and networking.  

ELU's mission is to support United Way's work and foster community engagement with its peers in the Mohawk Valley. ELU members are committed individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in our community.

Anyone between the ages of 21-40 that donates $100 or more annually to United Way of the Mohawk Valley is identified as an Emerging Leaders United Society member.  

ELU Society Member Benefits

- Recognition as an ELU Society member.
- Opportunity to volunteer with other young professionals
- Network with community leaders & United Way MV Board of Directors
- Exclusive ELU eNewsletters
- Access to our social media networking groups for networking
and professional development, including the ELU Facebook group.

Annual ELU Events & Opportunities

Spring Clean-up | Spring 2024

Exclusive ELU Society event | Summer 2024

Fall Clean-upOctober 14, 2023

Hygiene Drive | October 1 - 31, 2023

ELU Steering Committee

Our ELU Steering Committee works directly with United Way staff to plan engagement, volunteer, and development opportunities for members.

Committee Requirements

  • One-year commitment with onboarding bi-annually in January or July.
  • Must be between 21-40 years of age.
  • Live and/or work within Oneida or Herkimer counties.
  • Make an annual donation to United Way MV (suggested $100 minimum.)

Applications are accepted year-round. Review and selection of new committee member applications are completed in January and July.

Questions? Contact Selma Lupardo at SelmaL@unitedwaymv.org.

Travis Rabbers, M&T Bank | Chair
Harrison Zogby, Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig | Co-Chair

Stephanie Copeland, Upstate Caring Partners/Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Holly Gaiser, NBT Bank

Courtney Kahler, Villa Verona Vineyard/Crown Coordination
Timothy Lyon, Empowered Pathways/City of Little Falls
Sarah Militano, Paradigm Consulting, Inc.
Rebeccah Philipson, Update Family Health Center
Ellen Rehler, EWI


Michael Allen
Leanne Allen
Emily Allred
Lauren Arcuri
Shawn Ashley
Marc Barraco
Courtney Bartlett
Sheena Bassett
Ryan Blank
Britney Bleaking
Tyler Brennan
Kristyn Bucciero Beckwith
Sarah Buczek
Kyle Burch
Liz Burke
Maggie Burke
Erika Calvert
Kyle Carbone
Nicholas Cavanaugh
Sarah Charbonneau
Anthony Chiffy
Kyle Coin
Adam Coleman
Kevin Countryman
Dan Damato
Amanda DeBernardis
Steffani DiPierro
Nicole Donato
Raeven Drayton
John Eckmair
Christopher Evans
Kira Fillmore
Erica Flynn
Andrew Ford
Laura Foxenberg
Mattie Fredsell
Benjamin Gabbard
Holly Gaiser
Heather Gates
Tom Gilroy
John Gleason
Hanka Grabovica

Melinda Green
Megan Gymburch
Julie Hall
Alexander Hilley
Deverie Hunt
Lacey Hurwitz
Hailey Hutchinson
Gabrielle Huther
Shayna Huyck
Alma Jasencic
Vincent Jelsomeno
Kaycie Johnson
Kari Johnson
Brandon Judd
Michael Kaczor
Courtney Kahler
Trevor Kalwara
Melanie Kekis
Jamie Keller
Nicole Kirch
Lanae Klingensmith
Christina Koch
Cody Lawson
Dustin Lee
Shawn Lester
Brian Levi
Kaitlin Lopez
Hilarie Lynn
Timothy Lyon
Catherine Manion
Jonathan Manion
Jaime Martin
Gregory Milewski
Julie Miller
Tiffany Mills
Hannah Monk
Christopher Moore
Nicole Morgan
Cassandra Murphy
Scott Murray
Matthew Nicholl
Millie Occhionero

Mackenzie Pereira
Kailee Petrie
Joanna Piccarreto
Shana Pughe Dean
Caitlin Reile
Vincent Reina
Paige Reina
John Riem
Carli Rightmier
Eric Rightmier
Morgan Roller
Laura Roose
Benjamin Roscup
Kaitlin Samel
Liska Savage
Elliott Sharrow
Dmitriy Sidorevich
Ron Sieben
Jelena Siljak
Lucas Simmons
Mark Simon
Cristin Smith
Sarah Smith
Erica Spado
Allen Stalker
John Starczewski
Samantha Steck
Michelle Stoio
Timothy Sydoriw
Michael Szabo
Jillian Szeliga
Sharyn Testa
Tina Tschaar
Katrina Vandermark
Eric Vandeventer
Janisse Velez
Brittany Ward
Tori Warner
Daniel Weber
Brianna Wichowsky
Bethany Williams
Harrison Zogby