Trailblazing Women of 2017
ninth Trailblazers Awards Luncheon, on Friday, March 10, 2017,
the Women's Fund of the Capital Region will honor three
outstanding Trailblazing Women of 2015:
Ann DiSarro, consultant on aging and former director of Senior Services of Albany;
Maggie Fronk, Executive Director of Wellspring ; and,
Beth Miller, Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Resource Center (WERC).
These women will be honored for their generosity, spirit and leadership in blazing trails to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community.
Consultant on aging and former director of Senior Services of Albany
Ann DiSarro spent decades serving the community, devoting more than 25 years of service to Senior
Services of Albany. Prior to joining Senior Services, DiSarro served as the director of Title V
employment programs for the City of Schenectady. Since her retirement in 2006, she has worked as
a consultant for a long list of Albany organizations that serve seniors and serves on a number
of non-profit boards.
Executive Director of Wellspring
Maggie Fronk has been the executive director of Wellspring since 2002. She has more than 30 years of
experience working with vulnerable populations including: the mentally ill, individuals with HIV/AIDS,
homeless families, and domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. She serves on the Office for
the Prevention of Domestic Violence Advisory Committee by appointment under Governors Pataki, Spitzer,
Patterson and Cuomo.
Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource
Elizabeth Miller is the Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource
Center (WERC), one of 13 centers throughout New York State that help Displaced Homemakers find
employment. Her passion for the Center started more than 20 years ago when she was hired as
the Training Coordinator, developing the employment network still used today. In her current
position, she is responsible for all of WERC’s operations and ensuring the overall success
of the agency. In addition to her accomplishments with WERC, Miller has more than 20 years
of experience as an active community member and volunteer.