New Member Monday: November 2017 Edition

New Member Monday: November 2017 Edition

New Member Monday November

Gilda Bonanno Low ResGilda Bonanno (CT) is Owner of Gilda Bonanno LLP, which helps transform people’s communication and leadership skills, resulting in more confidence, influence and success. She has worked with leading organizations, including GE, Travelers, Praxair, Assa Abloy, Wells Fargo and Yale University, across the globe, and has delivered thousands of in-person programs. Connect with Gilda on her website, blog, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and SlideShare.

anne bonfiglioAnne Bonfiglio (GNY) is Founder and Executive Director for Partnership for Student Advancement, which helps financially underprivileged high school students, particularly minorities, identify and pursue a career path. She was a Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA), with 22 years of extensive experience in Technology. Previously, she managed the delivery and re-engineering of treasury systems and other financial reporting platforms at MetLife. Connect with Anne online.

062817_MadHive_039_headshotChristiana Cacciapuoti (GNY) is Director of Client Success at MadHive, an advertising technology start-up for which she runs account management and advertising operations. Christiana grew up on Staten Island and received her BA from Penn State University. In her spare time, she loves hunting down authentic Italian food in New York City. Connect with Christiana on LinkedIn.

Call final #1_PrintCrop-ret0913Dr. Diane B. Call (GNY) is President of Queensborough Community College. She holds a Doctor of Education degree and two Master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Call was Provost for Academic Affairs Division; Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, C.W. Post, Grad. School of Edu.; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensborough Community College, Dept. of English.

COL_6052_eMicheline DiSibio (CT) is a Health & Lifestyle Business Coach. She graduated from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Finance, and enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, receiving her certification in Holistic Health Counseling from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Connect with Michelina on her website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

joyce falconeJoyce Falcone (GNY) is President of The Italian Concierge, a travel agency which specializes in luxury custom itineraries exclusively to Italy. She began her career as a tour/hiking guide for several US agencies, escorting groups of Americans throughout Italy. Joyce has been selected by Travel + Leisure 2009-2017 and Conde`Nast Traveler 2008-2012 as an Italy specialist. Connect with Joyce on her website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Me (2)Marsha Fried (CT) is a Sales Designer at DEANE, Inc, a kitchen and bath design firm in Stamford and New Canaan, CT. She has worked in the industry for almost 35 years. She is active in numerous industry and community organizations and is currently Vice-Chair of the Darien Chamber of Commerce. Marsha has also taught at Fairfield University, and her published work has won awards. Connect with Marsha online.

FullSizeRender (2)Mary Kazmierczak (GNY) is a second generation Italian whose grandparents emigrated from Frosolone and Avellino in the 1890s. Mary is currently an adjunct instructor and mentor in Community and Human Services at Empire State College. In 2014 she retired from the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany where she worked for 26 years as a consultant and program manager.

diane lynchDiane Lynch (RI) is Director at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and is active in Rhode Island’s food sector and start-up community as a board member of several organizations that work on growing the local/regional food sector and improving access to healthy food, job and business creation in the food sector and food security. Diane also serves as a Commissioner on RI’s Agricultural Land Preservation Commission.

IMG_2375Katrina Notarmaso (GNY) is a Program Associate for Corporate Member Relations at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She graduated magna cum laude from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


Jacqueline Scacco PhotoJacqueline Scacco (GNY) is an undergraduate at Fordham University, double majoring in International Political Economy and Italian Studies. She is also an Operations Intern at Nomura Securities. Jacqueline enjoys learning about her Italian culture and traveling to Italy, as well as cooking and eating delicious food. Connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn.

donna vassalloDonna Vassallo (GNY) is a copywriter and owner of MarketingWorks NY. Prior to founding her company in 1995, she was a marketing manager at American Express Travel and an advertising account manager in her hometown of Boston. Donna has degrees from Harvard University and Holy Cross College. She is an avid traveler and runner who has completed 10 marathons. Connect with Donna on LinkedIn or her website.

head shotRosanne De Joseph Vogel (GNY) is a first generation Italian-American. She holds a Master’s in the teaching of English from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Speech from St. John’s University. Rosanne is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Speech and Theater at Queensborough Community College, and a Certified Listening Professional and lifetime member of the International Listening Association.


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