Kathy Caruso has been with the Partnership since 2003. As Administrator, she is responsible for the management of the organization and the Veterans Business Outreach Program. Her responsibilities include contract and grant administration, coordination of Board activities, project management, marketing, program budgeting, audit compliance, and overseeing the organization’s daily activities. After earning a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Interamerican University, she worked as a production office coordinator in feature film production for major studios. Kathy is a participant in The Leadership Institute Class of 2019. She was a member of Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2011, served on LTV’s Steering Committee 2011-2012, Averill Park Education Foundation Board 2008-2017, VETCON Alliance, and HATAS’ 2018 Event Committee.
Amy Amoroso serves as Program Director for the Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center. She is the initial point of contact for VBOC program clients and is responsible for facilitating and delivering Boots to Business, B2B: Reboot training programs, conducts client counseling services, case management, performance reporting, compliance, serves as POC for stakeholder and collaborative partners, and as moderator for network and outreach events. Amy works closely with VBOC staff in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, program and event planning and marketing to spread awareness of available services. Amy is a board member of the Montgomery County SPCA, UMAC, VETCON Alliance, Stakeholders, NVSBC. She volunteers with the American Red Cross, Veterans Administration and AMVETS Post 35.
Tracy DuShane serves as the Client Services and Program Coordinator for the Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center. She works closely with the VBOC Director with consultation services, delivery of the Boots to Business programs, and referrals to our resource network to help clients achieve their small business goals. Tracy assists with coordination of VBOC programs, training, event planning, travel, outreach activities and marketing efforts. Tracy is a volunteer with Operation Homefront, IAVA and the Wounded Warrior Project. She also assists the University of Albany Athletic Program in their community outreach programs with the VA Medical Center in Albany.