Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President, Ms. Barbara H. Van Bergen, CPA, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Vice President, Ms. Rita Ramirez, Vice President, Business Development, Mastercard
Treasurer, Mr. Stephen Chase, Former Business Owner
Secretary, Ms. Jacqueline J. Warner, Esq., Law Offices of Jacqueline Warner

BOARD MEMBERS

Counsel, Mr. Edward A. Morgan, Esq., Law Offices of Edward A. Morgan

Ms. Karen A. Campbell CFP, CRPC, Vice President, Senior Consultant, Merrill Lynch
Ms. Redina Hembree, Founder, Redina Home Staging and Redesign and King's Southern Delight
Ms. Nancy Kessler, Founder, Memoirs Plus
Ms. Carolyn Mandelker, President/CEO, Harrison Edwards, Inc.
Ms. Toni Ann Rufeh, Founder, Rufeh Associates
Ms. Jaqueline Schinnerer, Senior VP, Business Acquisition Manager, Wells Fargo
Ms. Ginger Siegel, North America Small Business Lead, Mastercard
Ms. Lisa Tretler, Principal/Founder, Business Boosters Consulting

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITAE

Hon. Cecile D. Singer, Principal, Cecile D. Singer Consulting, Former NYS Assemblywoman, WEDC Founder, Director, Hudson Valley Bank
Ms. Shirley Phillips, Former Vice President Westchester Community College and Former Executive Director of Westchester Community College Foundation

Women's Enterprise Development Center

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and MWBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. Our overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.