KeyMembers

Our Key Members are the women who qualify for "Key Member" status by attending a set number of meetings in our last calendar year. Our 2016 Key Members met the attendance requirement in 2015.

Our 2016 Key Members are: Cheryl Fils-Aime, Amy Stillwaggon, Sheila Pearl, Ulana Emerson, Judy Annunziata, Ellen Quimby, & Brittany Johnson

To qualify to be a 2017 Key Member, you need to attend 9 or more 2016 meetings, fundraisers included.

Our directors are Melanie Richards and Criss Ittermann


Amy Stillwaggon

Newburgh Envelope Company

We're so much more than our name suggests!

When you do business with Newburgh Envelope, you deal directly with the family; owners and operators. Our aim is to make you feel like you have just walked into our home.

Our customers become close friends, like family to us - and we appreciate each and every customer that we have the opportunity to do business with. When you have a printing task and need it done right, bring it to Newburgh Envelope Corp! We have been in the printing industry for 4 generations, and are true tradesmen - and women :) We offer quality and dependability you can rely on.

Newburgh Envelope offers a letterpress department, folding services, graphic design and layout services in house to make for a seamless job flow from conception to completion of your printed product.


Ellen L. Quimby

William A. Smith & Son, Affiliated Producer

I grew up on a small family farm on Oregon Trail in Walker Valley, NY, not far from my father’s family’s farm he grew up on, on Jansen Road. I went through the Pine Bush Central School system, starting in EJR, and graduating from Pine Bush High School. I still reside in Pine Bush enjoying all this area has to offer to the fullest.

My greatest joy is being the mother of four daughters, and now the grandmother of Selena & Christopher.

In 1991, I was asked by Bob Collins to join his insurance agency in Pine Bush to learn the business. Bob sent me to classes at OCCC so that I could become a Licensed Insurance Agent in 1993. Although Bob Collins sold the business, I remained with the agency until June 14, 2014. On June 16, 2014, William A. Smith & Son became my new professional home, as an Affiliated Producer.

In the past I also owned & operated a country store, Quimby & Smith, from 2001 – 2011. In 2006, I became a founding member of the Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce, and have served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President until August 2015. After closing my shop, I joined Wallkill East Rotary in 2011, where I served as Secretary, President Elect, and President. I also enjoy serving on the Advisory Board for the Pine Bush High School Academy of Finance, and the Cancer Resource Center of the Hudson Valley.

When I’m not working or serving the community a few of the things that I enjoy are hiking, kayaking, cycling, skiing, painting, cooking, shooting, and doing anything with my girls.


Directors

Melanie Richards

Increase Your Visibility

In 1992, Melanie started promotional products consulting while working for a talented distributor of advertising specialties. Our clients included casinos (Foxwoods), entertainment (Court TV now Tru TV, HBO, Lifetime & WE), financial services (Fidelity Investments, Marsh), human resources (Monster Worldwide), pharmaceuticals (Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis, Schering-Plough) & a wide range of Fortune 100 companies.

To further her passion for helping others, Prisms Promotions was founded in 2003 offering unique gift, incentive and strategic solutions to help you exceed your goals. Increase Your Visibility was a seminar Melanie hosted in 2008.

To help more clients create a distinctive and memorable impression, Increase Your Visibility was founded in 2013. Increase Your Visibility specializes in brand recognition, event management and subtle strategic services. Melanie enjoys helping clients express, excavate and illuminate your differences so new audiences can find your brand, event, store or website without a flashlight.

Melanie serves on the Board of Directors of Safe Homes of Orange County (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year), on their Program Committee & chairs their Fundraising & Marketing Committee. She is a member of the BNI Networking Pros, BNI Hudson Valley ambassador & co-director of National Women's In Network Orange County Day Chapter.


Criss Ittermann

Eclectic Tech, LLC

Criss was bitten by the writing bug at age 11 and while she has made pit-stops at writing non-fiction, poetry, and much more, her first true love and soulmate is fantasy. Being a writer has given Criss an insatiable thirst for psychology, technology, design, publishing, research, and myriad ways of studying the human condition. This thirst has gotten her to holistic workshops, human resource trainings, train the trainer, and life coaching as well as developing technology skills starting with keyboarding at age 15 so she could write her novels on her Commodore-64 word processing application, through to working in the print industry in NYC as a desktop publisher and graphic designer.

Being able to use a keyboard, Criss also spent time in data entry, doing accounting and bookkeeping at a used musical instrument store, programming, and a brief pitstop as General Manager of Userfriendly on 72nd Street in Manhattan. A job as website admin and web server maintainer in Chester NY helped Criss break orbit out of the black hole of NYC and planted her here in the Hudson Valley, where she had always felt called to live.

Criss' business is Eclectic Tech. Criss is a Swiss Army Knife with a wide variety of skills in writing, teaching, designing and publishing. If you're thinking "book" -- don't wait for a sign, Call Criss!