Our board members are dedicated to the growth and success of our non-profit women’s business networking group. The board meets once a month. Each board member, with the help of a team, also dedicates approximately ten hours a month to meeting the goals and objectives of her chair. If you have any interest in joining the board or serving on one of the committees, please contact the Board Development Chair at [email protected] or any of our other board members.
Maci Herbert, President
As President, I hold the space at our monthly meetings and represent ConnectW in the community. I support our board as we guide the group forward in a positive direction. Participating on the board is already deepening my connection to, and appreciation of our group, as well as strengthening my own business.
Robbie Bianchi-Pray, LMT, NTP, CGP, Vice President
As Vice President, my main job is to procure new Corporate and Small Business Sponsors, thus generating new opportunities for ConnectW. In addition it is my duty to step in to the Presidents role at meetings if she is not able to attend.
Lisa Sloan, Treasurer
My job as Treasurer is to help ConnectW continue to be a great organization. I provide analysis and recommendations regarding the annual budgets and monthly review reports. Numbers come so much easier to me than people especially when networking or selling are involved. Using my talent for just a few hours a month as part of the Board has helped bolster those areas that were once weak even as I’ve developed such special relationships.
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac., Dipl., Secretary
My position as Secretary involves taking minutes at the board meetings and being the liaison between the board and our venue. Being on the Board has given me an opportunity to deepen my relationships with other Board members while providing me with a broader understanding of all aspects of ConnectW. And the heightened visibility that comes with being a Board member has helped me increase my networking, build more friendships and grow my business.
Lee Anne Hellesto, Board Development Director
The Board Development position is all about recruiting board members as well as team members to help the various board chairs, and then making sure they all have what they need to do a great job. As board development chair I am responsible for cultivating a climate where the organization leaders can work together to serve and grow as individuals and as a group. This is an opportunity for me to use my 5 years of previous experience on the board of this organization in service to grow our organization as well as a chance to get to know the emerging leaders.
Karen Brannon, Business Promotions Director
As the Business Promotions Director, I oversee everything that helps members promote themselves and their businesses, including showcases and table sponsorships. I help you promote your business and yourself by reaching out and learning about you and giving you avenues to market your business through ConnectW. Participating on the board gives me the chance to connect with members on a one-on-one, share my experiences, and learn from others' success and failures. The group helps me be a better ME!
Stephanie Higgins, Community Marketing Director
The Community Marketing Director promotes ConnectW to the community at large in order to attract new members and become a creative, successful marketing partner.
Bobbie Bashian, Membership Director
As the Membership Director I am here for you. My goal is to support you in making professional and personal connections in this wonderful organization of women. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything! I would love to build a team to share ideas and work together to better serve the members. If you would like to be a part of this team, please contact me.
Dianne Porter, Facilities
I have the privilege to make sure we have our meeting places scheduled and available, lining up the food & alcohol for our events, finding a place for Munch n Mingle and all the other little things that help in making our meetings a success.
Melissa Renee Tugmon, Website Director
As Website Director, I make sure the website's content reflects ConnectW's spirit and happenings. I also assist members if they need help navigating the site. Serving on the Board allows me to have a say in how ConnectW is shaped and how it serves its members. I love being on this board!