Executive Board & Board of Directors

SCWBEC Board members are volunteers. We are a working board, who have the best interests of the organization always. The board is comprised of the Executive Board which provides leadership. The Directors work in a teams of 2 in specific areas to accomplish goals that we have set forth for the organization.

Executive Board

Raffelina Cipriano

After 22 years as an office manager Raffelina decided to follow her passion and become an entrepreneur. She feels that  financial education should be taught at a young age. Through her services she prides herself on teaching her ...

Josephine Geraci

Vice Chair
Josephine Geraci is an entrepreneur and mom to three children who have inspired her to create and bring her gLovies product to the marketplace. As the founder and president of My Mom Knows Best, Inc. Josephine discovered ...

Marie Cantone

Marie Cantone is a mutli-faceted, highly results oriented doer who brings her passion for helping people to all of the different facets of her life. Her diverse background and deep experience in the disparate worlds of insurance ...

Peggiann McCoy

Peg McCoy is the President of Peggiann McCoy CPA, P.C.  She has over 25 years of progressive experience in providing quality accounting and tax services to closely held businesses.  In 1998 she began a full time endeavor ...

Board Of Directors

Katherine Cortavarria

Co-Director of Membership
Katherine  Cortavarria graduated as Practical Nurse in 2013, but her true calling has always been to own and operate her own business.  Her passion and love for the business world began early in her childhood because of ...

Alyse Parise

Co-Director of Membership

Kimberly Phyfe

Co-Director of Public Relations
Kimberly is excited to join SCWBEC’s Board of Directors and jump into Public Relations. After photographing the Spring Sponsor Showcase in April and doing a social media takeover, Kimberly has continued to run SCWBEC’s Facebook page, increasing ...

Jean Derespina

Co-Director of Public Relations
After over 30 years in corporate world, life-changing circumstances pointed Jean in a new direction. She rose to the challenge. In 2014, this driven boomerpreneuer founded The Marketing Gig. She drives client engagement by way of marketing ...

Elizabeth Brown

Co-Director of Sponsorship
Elizabeth G Brown is a dedicated professional with over 30 years’ experience in Operations Management and Financial Management and Consulting. She is skilled in communication, training, management, leadership, financial education and mentorship. She began her career as ...

Lisa Albinowski

Co-Director of Sponsorship
Lisa held the SCWBEC Chairwoman position from 2013-2016 and has been an active Board Member since 2005. She continues to support the organization through Sponsorship.   Lisa brings many years of business and real estate experience to her ...

Stephanie Ethe

Co-Director of Strategic Partnerships
Stephanie Ethe offers a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income ...

Jennifer Capezza

Co-Director of Strategic Partnerships
Jennifer Capezza has a diverse background beginning in live theatre production and special events. Transitioning from this to receiving her Master’s of Public Administration from LIU Post to enter into the Non-Profit field to focus on special ...

Betsy Maniotis

Director of Operations
Betsy is the president of Betsy’s Baskets ~ specializing in custom gift baskets, bears, favors florals & home decor items for both corporate and personal use. Betsy’s Baskets was honored in 2013 to be placed in LinkedIn’s ...

Gina Motisi

Co-Director of Professional Development
Gina Motisi Photography is celebrating 36 years in business. It is a full service studio, photographing, All types of portraiture, events, products, and videography. She is passionate about her work and is grateful she is able to ...