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


Betsy Maniotis


Betsy is the president of Betsy\'s Baskets ~ specializing in custom gift baskets, bears, favors ...


Katherine Cortavarria

Vice Chair

Katherine Cortavarria, from a young age, has been a purpose-driven individual with a heart of ...


Alyse Parise



Peggiann McCoy


Peg McCoy is the President of Peggiann McCoy CPA, P.C.  She has over 25 years ...

Board Of Directors

Dinorah Rosich

Director of Public Relations

Founder of Dinorah’s Creations. Dinorah has 15 years of experience and is recognized for her incredible and creative talent for making custom handmade invitations for all occasions. She graduated from SUNY Delhi with AAS in Computer Info. ...

Jennifer Firpo

Director of Membership

An entrepreneur with an explicit idea of what advertising and marketing should be, it was sheer dissatisfaction resulting from what most of the industry offers that drove her to start this innovative agency. A mover and shaker ...

Kelly Schumacher

Director of Professional Development

Raffelina Cipriano

Co-Director of Business Development

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 ...

Lisa Albinowski

Co-Director of Business Development

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 ...

Zehava Schechter

Director of Compliance

Zehava Schechter, Esq. concentrates her private law practice in Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation; Real Estate law; and Contracts and Business formation.  She is admitted to the Bar of New York (1989), Massachusetts (1989), and Israel (1993). Zehava ...