15 results for group: volunteers


Chinira Lovick

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.  She looks forward to serving as a Muse in the future. 

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Teresa Casullo

Known throughout the galaxy as the Condom Lady or more affectionately- Mamma Tre. Teresa “Tre” Casullo has been a staunch advocate for equality and reproductive rights for many years. Professionally, Tre has worked for the Utica YWCA and became an Americorps volunteer for 2 years. Tre is currently at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York for 24 years as an Educator and CAPP Director. She has served for 2 years on the Friends of Schenectady Child Advocacy Center as board president. Tre loves to camp, hike, ski, play music and belongs to a fencing club in Troy. She is extremely humbled to have been chosen to serve on the WGGS board and will uphold her responsibilities to the best of her capacity.

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Teri Shanahan

Teri Shanahan is the Accountability Specialist in the Office of Planning and Accountability for the Schenectady City School District. She joined SCSD six years ago after a thirty-three-year career as a Special Education teacher in Nevada, California, and New York. Teri volunteers at her church and seasonally with Toys for Tots.

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Carol Lotano

Carol graduated from Linton HS as well as SUNY Brockport. She taught health at Mont Pleasant High School, then special education for more than two decades at Duanesburg Central School. At Duanesburg CSD, she served on the scholarship committee and others while supporting her three sons in the Schenectady City School District and beyond.

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Monique Wade

Monique's first experience with WGGS was in a high school Girls' Circle. Later, she served as a muse. After working as an EMT at Mohawk Ambulance Services, Monique took a position as one of two Peer Mediation Coordinators for SCSD middle schoolers. Monique explains, "I help students with conflict resolution and weighing their options aside from verbal or physical altercations. I think helping is worthwhile because I vowed to myself to be the person for others that I needed when I was their age. If I can be that shining light of guidance for others, I'm willing to do so." 

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Lakeia Allen Bowman

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.

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Pam Carter

Pam was a previous Muse at Central Park Middle School, and for the past two years she has been a Muse at Oneida Middle School. She will transition to Schenectady High School as a Muse to maintain a connection with her Oneida girls. Pam is active at her church and in the community. She volunteers with the SICM Food Pantry, serves as a Board Member with Safe Inc. of Schenectady County and with the YWCA in Schenectady.

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Kerrie Wolf-Piechota

Kerrie first joined WGGS as a muse during the 2015-16 school year. She serves on several boards and committees in the area. She also volunteers with Community Hospice's Camp Erin and Wave Riders programs, at her church, and in a number of other organizations. Kerrie currently works in development and communications at the YWCA NorthEastern NY.   

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Simone Miranda

Simone Miranda is the Community Learning Center Project Manager at Schenectady City School District (SCSD), where she manages the 21st Century Program. Her goal is to inspire students in the afterschool program to become leaders of the future. She was recently accepted in the 2019-2020 cohort of the Network for Youth Success Power of 3:00 Ambassadors and serves on other Boards in Schenectady County. She currently holds a M.S. degree in Public Administration, B.S. degree in Public Policy and an A.S. degree in Computer Programming.

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Miranda Rand

Miranda has been a passionate supporter of WGGS for more than five years. She served as lead muse at Jessie Zoller Elementary for three consecutive years and now acts as Muse Recruitment Coordinator.

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