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Kelly Leahy Catricala

a graduate of the Sage Colleges, Albany is the Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of a family owned business in Clifton Park,Catricala Funeral Home, Inc. Kelly served as Treasurer for the Saint Ambrose School Home School Association for four years and was active in fundraising efforts for the organization. Kelly is a Charter Member of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Kelly is employed as Director of Client Relations/Office Management at a CPA firm in Clifton Park, where she resides with her Husband Eric, their two dogs, Little Jack, and Cooper ( Cocoa Puff), and their four Cats Mittens, Bailey, Simba, and Elliott. Kelly and her husband Eric, are the proud parents of Kaleb Joseph, who is a Junior at the College of St. Rose studying Psychology.

Alice Roberson, PH.D.

Dr. Alice M. Roberson is a 23-year employee of the State of New York. She has served as the statewide Program Director of New York GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) for New York State Higher Education and currently, as Project Manager for Contract/Vendor Management at the New York State Education Department on the Race to the Top grant. She has also worked in private sector at Solomon and Solomon, P.C. a local law firm. During her tenure as the Program Director of New York State, she was instrumental in the fiscal and programmatic management of a $21 million grant. She brings those skills to her new role with the State Education Department to assist in the management of their $700 million dollar Race to the Top grant.  She has served as a council member of the local chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators (1995-2005), Middle States Regional Council of the College Board (2010-2013), Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, in the Capital District Area (10/2012-present), and a member of the International Association of Law and Policy (2010-2011).  She is a proud alumnus of Albany High School (1984) who received her Bachelors in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College (1998), Masters in Public Administration from Sage Colleges of Albany (2008), and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University (2011). Alice has often dreamed of being a writer and has published book of poetry (Precious Moments, 1988). She has various interests but nothing more important than encouraging and working with at-risk youth to prepare them for college and career. Alice is currently raising her 12-year old niece jointly with her mother. 

Michele Korkemaz

a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, Michele studied secretarial sciences and is the proud mom of Julia Kyrie, Michele is first a wife and mom and loves quiet time with her family and close friends.  Michele works as a legal secretary at Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna, one of New Yorks States largest law practices located in Albany, New York.


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