Monday, September 15, 2014

Patty Fusco named the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region Inc.’s Resourceful Woman of the Year

Troy, NY- Patty Fusco, President and CEO of Fusco Personnel, Inc will be honored at the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region’s Resourceful Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy.

Having just celebrated the 20th anniversary of her firm's founding the end of April 2014; Patty truly epitomizes the definition of not only a truly resourceful and accomplished woman, but is also a remarkably caring and giving woman in and beyond her community. Her professional life has been dedicated to matching women with the right employers, and despite her rigorous professional demands, she has always found the time to keep helping the community in both social and economic endeavors.

In addition to Patty, 24 other women will be honored at the Resourceful Women’s Luncheon. Honorees include:

Woman of Inspiration: Wilhemina Hicks

Education: Stacy Pomeroy DraperRensselaer County Historical Society; Marion Roach Smith,

Management: Sharon DiLorenzo, Capital District Community Gardens; Lisa Lagon, Jaeger & Flynn Associates; Theresa Moroukian, Mosaic Associates Architects; Ann Neilson, D.P.E., The College of Saint Rose; Colleen Ryan, Preservation League of New York State; Angela Scesny, Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd.; Nicole Stein, SEFCU

Front-Line: Anissa Hochberg, 3M; Kasey Laboy, Repeat Business Systems, Inc.; Renee Price, Hoosick Valley Contractors Inc.

Entrepreneur: Chris Galeo, Stiletto Salon; Denise Horan, Integrated Management & Sales Consulting; Nancy Keenholts, The Country Trunk

Philanthropy/Public Service: Erin Crotty, Audubon New YorkKimberly Sanger Jones, E. Stewart Jones Law Firm; Linda O'MalleyOakwood Community Center

Emerging ProfessionalMeaghan Carroll, MS, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood; Julie ClancySiena CollegeBrandi Miller, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce

Health and Human ServicesTammy J. LaBrake, LCSW, Boss It Back; Marie MaxwellGreene County Mental Health

The Resourceful Women’s Luncheon awards were established in 2000 to recognize and honor those whose community and professional pursuits advance the empowerment of women, a core value of the YWCA-GCR’s mission. The luncheon strives to honor everyday women that make a difference in their work place, community and beyond. These accomplished, energetic, and committed women represent the spirit of determination we hold dear at the YWCA-GCR.

All proceeds from the Resourceful Women's Luncheon will benefit the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Women come to the YWCA-GCR in times of crisis, for safe and affordable housing, victim advocacy, help with addiction, job training and career counseling, and case management. We give women and women with children a second chance and a fresh start, by providing temporary and permanent housing combined with 360° of Support in order to empower them to be able to achieve their goals and maintain self-sufficiency. Our supportive services are available to and are utilized by community members through My Sister’s Closet, Jamison-Rounds Ready For Work Employment Training Program, Jamison-Rounds Ready for School Program, our Food Pantry and Weekly Community Meal. In addition, we provide Homeless Prevention and case management services toRensselaer County residents facing eviction.

 We invite the public to help us honor these amazing women. General tickets are $50.00. For more information; contact Malissa Pilette-McClenon at (518) 274-7100, or

About the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.: Proudly founded in Troy in 1883, the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. is the area's largest provider of supportive housing for women and their children. The YWCA-GCR is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For more information, visit and like us on Facebook

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