Board of Directors

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WEDC offers a wide variety of workshops and seminars to hone your business skills. We bring in subject matter experts on topics ranging from marketing to personal financial literacy to hiring and firing strategies.

Executive Committee

President

Barbara H. Van Bergen, CPA

PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

Vice President

Ms. Rita Ramirez

Vice President, Business Development, Mastercard

Treasurer

Stephen Chase, Esq.

Former Business Owner

Secretary

Jacqueline J. Warner, Esq.

Law Offices of Jacqueline Warner

BOARD MEMBERS

Counsel, Edward A. Morgan, Esq., Law Offices of Edward A. Morgan
Ms. Karen A. Campbell CFP, CRPC, Vice President, Senior Consultant, Merrill Lynch
Ms. Amanda Hack, Marketing and Strategy Consultant
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. Ginger Siegel, North America Small Business Lead, Mastercard
Ms. Lisa Tretler, Principal/Founder, Business Boosters Consulting
Ms. Melinda A. White, Senior VP, Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

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.

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