Our Team

Sara Vescio

Executive Director

Sara leads the Center with a vision to create connections and collaborations that support economic opportunities, and programs that drive business growth, for women through all stages of business ownership.

Lynn Rybak

Ignite Session / E-Network

Lynn guides business owners/ professionals to communicate their message within the group as well as in the business community by teaching the skills of effective networking, refining their branding message and practicing sales techniques.

Karen Burke


Besides running the essential “behind-the-scenes” operations of the WBC such as data collection and reporting, event registration and administrative support for the Executive Director, Karen is the first to welcome clients, listen to their needs and guide them to their next step.

LaToya Fonville

Advisory Group: Launch

Within the Advisory Groups LaToya helps our clients within their first year of business and launching ideas phase.

Cheryl Lickfeld

Advisory Group: Grow

Cheryl helps clients to stay focused on their strategic planning and goal setting for business growth.

Karen Sharp-Price

Advisory Group: Elevate

Karen has more than 15 years of Human Resources experience in a variety of industries such as technology, manufacturing, hospitality, health and non-profit organizations.

Connie Campanaro

Advisory Group: Master

Connie is perfectly credentialed to support those larger over $1 Million businesses that may feel alone at the top but still want to develop and stay fresh as a business.

Lisa Churakos

E Network Niagara

Lisa started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age running a family owned restaurant in Niagara Falls. She entered the Tech field, starting off as a data entry clerk for a retail analytics software company, quickly realizing tech was her passion.


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