September 15, 2017

Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2018 Announced

Forty-three individuals have been selected to participate in the Leadership Tech Valley program, which unites individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to learn more about themselves as leaders and how to best serve their organizations and community.

Leadership Tech Valley is a program of the Capital Region Chamber. Ten monthly sessions, including opening and closing retreats, are held from September through June, followed by a graduation ceremony. Sessions are themed around various elements of the community to serve as a catalyst for expanding awareness in economic development, community service, diversity, media, education, government, health care and quality of life.

The program also requires participants to attain 16 hours of experiential credit by visiting businesses and organizations throughout the region and to complete a service project to benefit the community.

Anzala B. Alozie, YMCA

Abigail Ayotte, Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors

Kellie M. Baldwin, Austin & Co.

Christina M. Barber, Proctors

Derek V. Bryden, NBT Bank

April L. Castle, Colonie Youth Center

Adam S. Chaskin, Albany Jewish Community Center

Elizabeth Chauhan, Transfinder

Stevie Church, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Jeffrey A. Connolly, KeyBank N.A.

David Cost, Barclay Damon, LLP

Daniel W. Cullen, Workforce Development Institute

Melissa Currado, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

James Dagostino, Dagostino Building Blocks

Scott M. DePhillips, Turner Construction Company

Justin R. Ducharme, Berkshire Bank

Nicolas J. Faso, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna

Daniel P. Fruscio, CAPCOM FCU

Chelsea N. Hanselman, Northern Rivers

Nicole S. Harrington, Capital District Physicians’ Health Pan, Inc.

Aneesa Hussain, MVP Health Care

Kristofer M. Kamburelis, 109th Airlift Wing, NYANG

Jaclyn M. Kelly, Marshall & Sterling, Upstate Inc.

Benjamin S. Kornstein, DeCrescente Distributing Company

Dustin Kudler, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

Jennifer A. Lawrence, Wildwood Programs

Victoria Looby, Schenectady ARC

Charles D. Martin, Rose and Kiernan, Inc.

Christine M. McLear, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Claire E. Murphy, Lemery Greisler LLC

Katie L. Poole, MVP Health Care

Christopher Reeves, Global Foundries

Stephanie A. Ross, Capital District Physicians’ Health Pan, Inc.

Jennifer L. Sanderson, Living Resources

Kenneth Holt Seeber, Berkshire Bank

Lindsay Simmons, Albany High School

Jennifer M. Snyder, architecture+

Dana P. Stanton, Nixon Peabody LLP

Patrick D. Stella , National Grid

Brianna Trexler, Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center

Nathan Q. Van Duzer, M&T Bank

Lisa West, Ellis Medicine

Susan Williams, Center for Disability Services

For additional information, please visit or contact Karen Fox, Director of Education Initiatives, at 518.431.1435 or