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image of a compass Trailblazing Women of 2017

At the 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.

Ann DiSarro Photo of Ann DiSarro
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.

Maggie Fronk Photo of Maggie Fronk
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.

Elizabeth Miller
Photo of Elizabeth Miller Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC)

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.