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Our Team

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Cheri Carter

Advisory Group: Grow

Cheri Carter is an accomplished, entrepreneurial business leader with a diverse background in empowering teams to address organizational challenges impacting growth and profitability. Her business experience is multifaceted and spans across many business functions: Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, Marketing and Engineering.

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LaToya Fonville

Advisory Group: Launch

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

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Lena Levine

Facilitator / Mentor:
E-Commerce Business Builder

Lena Levine is a leader in the web design industry with more than 10 years of experience. Lena has worked with Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies on both national and local levels.

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Samantha Long

COVID Recovery Coordinator

Samantha aids in the daily operations of our COVID-19 business recovery programming.

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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.

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Caitlin Tracy

Graduate Assistant

Caitlin is a current MBA student at Canisius. She recently graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Over the past year she has held multiple marketing roles and is currently employed as a Marketing Intern and as the Marketing Graduate Assistant with the Women’s Business Center. In her free time Caitlin enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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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.

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Lindsey A. Zajac

Advisory Group: Elevate / Master

Lindsey A. Zajac is a Human Resources professional turned entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of excelling in fast-paced organizations ranging from a start-up to a Fortune 50 organization. Training and Development, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Succession Planning are Lindsey’s areas of expertise.

The Women's Business Center | Canisius College | Buffalo | New York
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