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.
Sierra Teater is the Partnership’s Administrative Assistant serving the VBOC Region II staff and operations, and has been working with our VBOC team since November 2018. Her duties include website and calendar updates, creating Constant Contact emails, webinars, social media posts, assisting with planning events and conferences around our Region and with travel arrangements for our Director and staff. She also assists our clients edit/review their business plans, cash flow statements, and loan or grant options. Sierra is currently pursuing her BA in Business Management and has her AS degree in Veterinary Technologies, so she loves working with Veterans and Veterinarians alike!