Lead Team Members

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Eileen Berlanti

Board Member
Eileen is an SCSD school social worker who began facilitating girls circles in 2015. She is currently facilitating two girls' circles at the high school level, an experience she says has been extremely rewarding.

Lakeia Allen Bowman

Board Member /Former Muse
Lakeia served as a Muse at Central Park Middle School and currently works as a mental health counselor for SEAT (Social Enterprise and Training for 16-24 year old out-of-school youth). Lakeia grew up in Schenectady, and her dad was Schenectady City Councilman Joe Allen.

Chinira Lovick

Board Co-President
Chinira is the Development Coordinator at Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM). She first got involved with WGGS when she served as a panelist for the Pushout Documentary Event in 2021.  She helped run a Girls' Circle as a Muse at the high school during the 2021-2022 school year.

Cathy Lewis

Board Treasurer

Cynthia Farmer

Board Member
Cynthia has served as a Muse and is very passionate about working with the youth of Schenectady. She believes strongly in serving her community and is very involved, serving as Treasurer: Schenectady NAACP Branch; Chairperson: Schenectady NAACP Branch Education Committee; Chairperson: Reactivation of the Schenectady NAACP Branch; Chairperson: Higher Education Services Corporation Affirmative Action Advisory Committee; Staff Representative: Higher Education Services Cooperation Bureau of Collection Control Advisory Committee; President of the BOD: Chocolate Thunder Marching & Dancing Band Youth Development Program, Inc.; Council Leader: Division 355 PEF.