Emerging Leaders United

Emerging Leaders United (ELU) supports young professionals developing both personally and professionally by focusing on fundraising, volunteering, and networking.  

The mission of ELU is to support the work of United Way and foster community engagement among the next generation of leaders 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 Membership Benefits

  • Free exclusive member-only meet-ups and events.
  • Access to free professional development tools, seminars, and more.
  • ELU eNewsletters highlighting our members, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.
  • Access to the ELU Facebook group for networking.
  • Recognition as ELU Society member.
  • ELU SWAG!
Annual ELU Opportunities

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Connect with ELU Society members and stay up to date on events and opportunities! Join our Facebook Group

ELU Committee

United Way MV's ELU committee works directly with United Way staff to plan engagement, volunteer, and development opportunities for members.

Committee member 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 amount of $100 minimum.)

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

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Questions? Contact Carli Rightmier at CarliR@unitedwaymv.org.

Leanne Allen, Human Technologies | Chair
Bernadette Wormuth, The House of Good Shepard | Co-Chair

Erin Cady, United Way of the Mohawk Valley
Tom Caruso, US Navy 
Karina Casaletta, M&T Bank
Jennifer Hagen, Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison Counties
Allison Helmer, NBT Bank
Courtney Kahler, Villa Verona Vineyard/Crown Coordination
Trevor Kalwara, Whitcraft
Lindsey Mandia, Utica National Insurance
Michael Marchio, Northwestern Mutual
Sarah Militano, Paradigm Consulting, Inc.
Travis Rabbers, M&T Bank
Brett Shippee, Affordable Benefit Concepts
Ryan Troy, Gomez & Sullivan Engineers 
Harrison Zogby, Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig

2021

Leanne S. Allen
Aricca R. Arcuri
Lauren E. Arcuri
Sarah E. Armstrong
Sarah L. Atkinson
Hasan Bajrektarevic
Adam C. Baker
Francesca R. Baker
Samantha S. Barnes
James M. Baron
Amanda Barringer
Maksim Max Berkovitch
Alexa N. Biasi
Cathy A. Bowers
Andrew A. Boyd
Zachary L. Boyd
Emerson Brown, Jr.
Kara Bryant
Kristyn L. Bucciero Beckwith
Sarah E. Buczek
John P. Burns
Jennifer R. Bushardt
Brett W. Bushinger
Erin M. Bushinger
Karina Casaletta
Anthony C. Chiffy III
Kelly A. Colantuoni
Adam J. Coleman
Mildred Condon
Keara Connors
Alyse Cooney
Antonio Corchado
Kevin K. Countryman
Amanda M. Daniels-Carroll
Kelly DeDominick
David Dellecese
Amy L. Dineer
Sarah L. Dobson
Lizabeth N. Doherty
Robert Dora
John H. Eckmair
Carly Edick
Samantha M. Edwards
Melissa G. Elsaesser
Mary Carol Evans
Melissa Fernalld
Marissa J. Filletti
Laura Foxenberg
Russell T. Franklin
Mattie J. Fredsell
Deanna R. Furgison
Holly Gaiser
Heather L. Gates
Pragyat Gautam
James Genovese
Chelsey M. Gibson
Tom Gilroy
John M. Gleason
Ryan W. Goux
Hanka Grabovica
Melinda M. Green
Megan L. Gymburch
Jennifer Hagen
Julie Ann Hall
Emily Hansen
Jacquelyn J. Harrad
Tyler A. Havener
Jared A. Henderson
Shane M. Henry

Ryan S. Hocking
Cale A. Hoffman
Jean M. Hogan
Richard A. Hoole
Zachary E. Hurteau
Theresa Jalowiec
Kari A. Johnson
Courtney M. Kahler
Trevor J. Kalwara
Kathleen A. Kane
Yuliya Karpov
Kathryn B. Keating
Melanie A. Kekis
Jamie C. Keller
Jennifer A. Kerr
Andrew O. Kimball
Nicole F. Kirch
Evan H. Laracuente
Sara Laribee
Cody Christopher Lawson
Elizabeth A. Lawson
Justin LeFave
Brian Levi
Alisa L. Longo
Kaitlin Lopez
Halina A. Lotyczewski
Kellee Luley
Lindsey M. Mandia
Catherine A. Manion
Melissa L. Mann
Kathryn A. Mannella
Sarah E. Marris
Karen Martel
Jaime L. Martin
Erin G. Matt
Caitlin M. McCann
James M. McCoy
Tim P. McDonough
Ryan McNeil
Jennifer G. Meeks
Kristen Metzler
Sarah Militano
Julie Miller
Peter L. Miller
Hannah D. Monk
Anthony L. Morrison
Matthew A. Nicholl
Jamie Noble
Ben Nolette
Stephanie Northrup
Michael V. Oakes
Eileen V. O'Conner
Tim J. Olney
Hailey B. Paddock
Heather A. Padula
Corey J. Patrick
Courtney Peck
Christopher M. Penree
Amy L. Perry
Sherry L. Perry
Brendan Pharo-Clamp
Sean M. Phelan
Audrey E. Piccione
Hilarie Pirger
Shana R. Pughe Dean
Abby M. Puleo
Travis Rabbers
Vanessa Rabideau
Brian M. Reese

Caitlin Reile
Paige M. Reina
Vincent M. Reina
Joseph Reith
Heather A. Reynolds
John S. Riem
Eric J. Rightmier
Chelsee Roach
Michelle A. Roberts
Wes L. Roberts
Morgan M. Roller
Ashley C. Rose
Jesse J. Rothburn
Frank C. Sardelli
Krystal Saxe
Zachary T. Scalzo
Michael M. Scheiderich
Michael P. Schmitt
Candace M. Sege
Craig Sestir
John P. Short
Dmitriy Sidorevich
Jillian Smith
Jordon L. Smith
Alexandra R. Smithers
John M. Snyder
Courtney L. Spatto
Barbara M. Stacer
Allen R. Stalker, Jr.
John C. Starczewski III
Brandi C. Staring
Samantha Marie Steck
Carli L. Sterling
Jordann R. Stevens
Michelle M. Stoio
David R. Styles
Maria E. Suppa
Timothy M. Sydoriw
Kristen M. Synakowski
Nicolas L. Tardugno
Matthew John Taube
Sharyn Testa
Kristine A. Theodorakos
Mike J. Tibbitts
Stephanie C. Todd
Kyle M. Tomlin
Nicole Torrillo
Gina L. Totaro
Daniel S. Trociuk
Justiss E. Usborne
Amy L. Van Apeldoorn
Samantha J. Vetrone
Kendra Walker
Tori Warner
Meghan E. Way
Derek J. Weaver
Daniel A. Weber
Jessica V. Weil
Rebecca Wellner
Tanya M. Wheeler
Jean White
Brianna Marie Wichowsky
Bethany N. Williams
Maggie Williams
Bernadette Wormuth
Laura A. Zabek Roose
Andrew T. Zdziebko
Harrison S. Zogby

ELU SPONSORS

Gold Sponsor

M&T Bank

Silver Sponsors

Priceless Inspections, LLC

Indium Corporation