SheCAN! Steering Committee
Amanda is an entrepreneur from Buffalo NY, who is living her passion with her business Alford's Angels Dog Grooming & Beauty - Making Grooming a PAWsitive Experience . Her profession allows her to care for doggies & spread happiness to the human & doggy world. Her family is the source of her joy (husband, 2 sons & several fur babies.) Amanda also runs a social group called Girls Only Experience - a platform to have fun girl time, bond, support each other and partake in Vlogs. Amanda is on a mission to spread love and positivity and is a proud member of the SheCAN! Steering Committee and Diversity Team.
Carolyn has called Buffalo home since 1981, and has held a career primarily in advertising sales, with the Bee Publications, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Times Union, and for the past 28 years with The Buffalo News as a Local Major Multi Media Account Representative . She strives to live a life of purpose, passion, enrichment and fulfillment, and was inspired to join SheCAN by the dynamic, diverse and accomplished women who are part of the SheCAN! community. In addition to her role on the SheCAN! Steering Board ,Carolyn volunteers for the Carnegie Art Center and is a former Chair of Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. She's is currently developing womens wellness weekends to include yoga, meditation and hiking. She enjoys traveling the globe with her husband, is an avid reader, a yoga enthusiast and loves hiking, power walking and kayaking.
Linda is a Master Certified Life Coach and Business Mentor who is passionate about helping smart, driven, successful people to get out of their own way and GO BIG in life and business. Incorporating 25 years of corporate experience, more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, and an MBA, with her multiple coaching certifications and diverse life experiences, Linda sits in a unique place to help people unleash the bigness inside and turn dreams into realities. Linda is also a business strategist, an author and a speaker, frequently contributing her experience and expertise to the organization as both a Steering Committee member and as a SheCAN! Expert Presenter. Linda is the proud mother of two U.S. Marines and an amazing daughter. In her free time, you'll find Linda at her piano, in nature, or exploring Western New York (and beyond!) with her Renaissance Man.
As the Managing Partner & Vice President of APA Solutions, Jean helps companies and employees thrive in today's crazy work environment, by leveraging natural strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the last decade, she has held positions as executive recruiter, talent strategist, career reformist and certified behavioral talent analyst. In addition to serving on the SheCAN! Steering Committee, Jean is involved in Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Society of Human Resources, the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Organization and Business Networking International (BNI). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buffalo and a graduate of the Canisius Women’s Leadership program.
Women's Wealth Advocate and Founder of Transitioning Finances, a holistic financial planning firm, Adrienne mentors women through divorce to clarify financial confusion, negotiate settlements with confidence, and move forward with financial security post-divorce. As a Certified Financial Planner, Divorce Financial Analyst and investment professional with 30+ years of experience, Adrienne is committed to promoting women’s financial freedom. Divorced and widowed herself, with years as a single Mom, Adrienne has walked this difficult path and found joy on the other side. SheCAN! help you, too.
Sallie is an experienced executive leader and owner of The Growth Coach of WNY. She specializes in helping business owners and company leaders build stronger businesses without sacrificing work-life balance. Sallie coaches them to take a step back, evaluate their business, think and plan strategically to develop a plan that will work for their business and life. There is nothing more powerful than to help others grow and develop into everything they can and want to be while maintaining work life balance! Sallie is a Certified Business Coach including The Strategic Mindset Coaching Process, Strategic Leadership and DiSC Behavioral Analysis for Selling and Team Dynamics. She is passionate about SheCAN! and is a proud member of the Steering Committee, Fundraising and Sisterhood Program and is committed to the personal and professional development of women becoming the best version of themselves.
Kim has over 25 years of experience in the learning and development space. Her expertise is in organizational development and leadership development with multiple certifications in leadership, behavior and personality assessments. Her passion however, is in helping others grow personally and professionally. She prides herself on being an inclusive leader and finding potential in others. Kim is excited to support the SheCan! Community!
Francie is a passionate healer within her small, intimate physical therapy practice. Her patients say she has “Magic Hands.” She is devoted to her husband, identical twin boys and her dog, and loves anything outdoors. She also a bookworm, loves to learn, and restores everything, big or small. If it can be done, Francie will try it.
Adrianne assists people to show up in the world at their best. She is a leadership influence coach, capacity and grant consultant and change agent collaborating with clients to strengthen their organizations and build healthy, resilient communities. With over 20 years of experience as a leader in higher education, grant writer and administrator, and in the not-for-profit arena, she coaches and teaches small business owners, non-profit organizations, and individuals in the fundamental skills necessary for positive productivity. Adrianne’s approach encourages exploration, strategy sessions and support with ongoing coaching as a consultant. Adrianne has followed her passion for coaching others and leading change to inspire teams and individuals to generate insights to create a healthy, high-performance work environment. Her favorite work includes building compelling narratives to assist organizations in developing grant strategies; crafting action-oriented business plans; and coaching individuals transitioning to leadership positions to exceed their professional and personal goals.
Dana, a Buffalo native, works as a Clinical Pharmacist at Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, an Independent Health Company. She uses her knowledge in pharmaceuticals to help self-funded employers design and manage pharmacy benefits for their employees. When she is not in the office, you can usually find her at the local yoga studio, pursuing her passion as a yoga instructor. Dana’s mission is to inspire women to become the best version of themselves through mindfulness, meditation, and self-inquiry.
Ellen is an Integrative Health Coach certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence. She works with women looking to find easy ways to lose weight by making small habit changes in what they put inside their body and what they do with their body to maximize their overall wellness and be the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. My programs are not a diet - they are a lifestyle change. As a SheCAN! board member, I enjoy planning and participating in programs to enrich the lives of women on a personal and professional level. During the pandemic, SheCAN! was the light that helped me find social and educational programs that stimulated my mind, body, and soul.
Heidi is a Professional Travel Advisor for LXR Travel with over 30 years experience in the travel industry. She is passionate about helping her clients design and plan their own idea of a perfect trip. She believes the most important aspect and reason for traveling are the exciting places to visit and unique cultures to experience, the unique people to meet and connect with, and the memories made. Meeting and connecting with new people is one of the reasons she is drawn to SheCAN! As a SheCAN! Steering Committee member Heidi is excited to share and invite other woman to the community so they can share in the experience.