Board of Directors
Term Expires: May 2021
Vanessa joined the Character Council of Hamburg in 2007. During her tenure, she has served as Corresponding Secretary and Media Committee Liaison, as well as overseeing the updating of the Council website. Currently Vanessa holds the position of Secretary, a position that allows her to tap into her creative side by designing promotional materials for Council sponsored initiatives.
Following her Mom’s example, Vanessa is an active volunteer. In September of 2014, she will begin her 19th year as a Girl Scout Volunteer. In addition to being a Troop Leader, Vanessa has also served the Service Unit Team in many capacities, as well as volunteering on Girl Scout Council committees and as a National Delegate. Vanessa currently serves the Service Unit in a support capacity. She has also served the Blasdell PTA as an officer and event chair and has been involved with numerous fundraisers and charitable events including events for BRAINS, a not for profit that raises funds and awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research, the AIDS Alliance of WNY, and Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer.
Vanessa is a graduate of Villa Maria College where she earned her A.A.S. in Retail Management and Marketing and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a concentration in New Media from Empire State College where she was a founding member of the Niagara Frontier Center’s first ever Student Club. She is currently employed by Southtown Teachers’ Center where she uses her skills and experience to help educators, students and the community. Vanessa has four adult children, Brianne, Jessica, Rebecca and Paul Joseph and resides in Blasdell, with her husband of more than 30 years, Paul.