Emerging Leaders United

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.  

join elu

ELU Society Member Benefits

- Exclusive member-only networking opportunities and events.
- Access to free professional development tools, seminars, and more.
- Exclusive ELU eNewsletters highlighting our members, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.
- Access to our private ELU Facebook group for networking.
- Recognition as an ELU Society member.
- ELU SWAG!

Annual ELU Events & Opportunities

Fall Clean-upSeptember 17, 2022

Hygiene Drive | October 1 - October 31, 2022

Exclusive ELU Society event | April 2023

Spring Clean-up | May 6, 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 amount of $100 minimum.)

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

apply click here

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

Bernadette Wormuth, The House of Good Shepard | Chair
Travis Rabbers, M&T Bank | Co-Chair

Leanne Allen, Human Technologies
Tom Caruso, US Navy 
Stephanie Copeland, Upstate Family Health Center, Inc.
Torie Hairston, Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. / Adaya Counseling Services
Allison Helmer, NBT Bank
Courtney Kahler, Villa Verona Vineyard/Crown Coordination
Trevor Kalwara, Whitcraft
Lindsey Mandia, Utica National Insurance
Sarah Militano, Paradigm Consulting, Inc.
Cassandra Miller, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Nicole Nucci, The Pines at Utica
Harrison Zogby, Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig

2022

Leanne S. Allen
Michael P. Allen
Lauren E. Arcuri
Sarah E. Armstrong
Sarah L. Atkinson
Thomas A. Bacon
Adam C. Baker
Samantha S. Barnes
Marc Barraco
Adrian Bartholomeo
Sheena Bassett
Maksim Max Berkovitch
Samantha Bombard
Cathy A. Bowers
Nathaniel A. Brimhall
Kristyn L. Bucciero Beckwith
Sarah E. Buczek
Kyle C. Burch
Elizabeth Burke
Erin M. Bushinger
Erin Cady
Kyle Carbone
Thomas Caruso
Karina Casaletta
Adam J. Coleman
Makenna N. Cooley
Kevin K. Countryman
Allison Cox
Nicole Croniser
Justin R. Crossman
Jennifer A. Damsky
Melissa S. Darnell
Julie Dewey
Kayla L. Dolan
Carlee J. Doxtater
Sean M. Dwyer
John H. Eckmair
Samantha M. Edwards
Alisa L. Eisnor
Melissa G. Elsaesser
Jason Engelhart
Christopher J. Evans
Melissa Fernalld
Kira A Fillmore
Andrew J. Ford
Brant Ford
Laura Foxenberg
Russell T. Franklin
Mattie J. Fredsell
Holly Gaiser
Heather L. Gates
Pragyat Gautam
Tom Gilroy
John M. Gleason
Ryan W. Goux
Hanka Grabovica
Melinda M. Green
Megan L. Gymburch
Jennifer Hagen
Julie Ann Hall
Morgan Hall

Emily Hansen
Jacquelyn J. Harrad
Nicholas A. Heintz
Allison Helmer
Jared A. Henderson
Brenda Hernandez
Deverie A. Hunt
Shayna R. Huyck
Erica Johnson
Kari A. Johnson
Kaycie L. Johnson
Michael A. Kaczor
Courtney M. Kahler
Trevor J. Kalwara
Sean P. Kane
Melanie A. Kekis
Jamie C. Keller
Andrew O. Kimball
Nicole F. Kirch
Lanae A Klingensmith
Sean P. Lambert
Cory A. Lanahan
Cody Christopher Lawson
Justin M. Lefave
Brian Levi
Melissa A. Liggins
Kaitlin Lopez
Halina A. Lotyczewski
Timothy P. Lyon
Jessica Ann Majecki
Lindsey M. Mandia
Catherine A. Manion
Jonathan Manion
Michael Marchio
Jaime L. Martin
Erin G. Matt
Caitlin M. McCann
Meghan McGrogan
Ryan McGrogan
Gregory M. Milewski
Sarah Militano
Julie Miller
Peter L. Miller
Tiffany Mills
Hannah D. Monk
Nicole M. Morgan
Cassandra L. Murphy
Matthew A. Nicholl
Bethany A. Noble
Catrina J. Noffer
Mildred Occhionero
Nathan Olsen
Cheryl A. Palmer
Arthur W. Parmer III
Amanda M. Patterman
Mackenzie B. Pereira
Kailee M. Petrie
Brendan Pharo-Clamp
Sean M. Phelan

Hilarie Pirger
Shana R. Pughe Dean
Travis Rabbers
Vanessa Rabideau
Brian M. Reese
Caitlin Reile
Paige M. Reina
Vincent M. Reina
Joseph Reith
Heather A. Reynolds
John S. Riem
Carli L. Rightmier
Eric J. Rightmier
Amanda J. Roe
Morgan M. Roller
Laura A. Roose
Kristine A. Ross
Kaitlin C. Samel
Frank C. Sardelli
Nichole Scheidelman
Michael P. Schmitt
Billie Jo Sents
Craig Sestir
Elliott C. Sharrow
Nicole A. Shaw
Dennis P. Sherman
James J. Short
Dmitriy Sidorevich
Mark Simon
Breann M Smith
Cristin M. Smith
Alexandra R. Smithers
Amber L. Snyder
John M. Snyder
Erica Spado
Barbara M. Stacer
John C. Starczewski III
Samantha Marie Steck
Kylene M. Stevener
Maria E. Suppa
Jonathan Skyler Swinyer
Timothy M. Sydoriw
Jillian M. Szeliga
Sharyn Testa
Kyle M. Tomlin
Nicole Torrillo
Daniel S. Trociuk
Ryan Troy
Tina M. Tschaar
Brett A. Tupaj
Philip C. Urtz
Katrina Rose Vandermark
Tori Warner
Daniel A. Weber
Tanya M. Wheeler
Edward Y. White
Brianna Marie Wichowsky
Bethany N. Williams
Kaylandra P. Woodside
Bernadette Wormuth
Harrison S. Zogby