ONYA Board 2021
Cheryl Angelidis, Martha Herbik, Allison Hildebrandt
Diane Olivet, Amy Pauley, Diana Perry
Sue Raymond, Erin Van Damme, Sarah Whiffen
Sue Raymond is a retired physical education teacher from Rush-Henrietta. Sue joined ONYA when she learned about ONYA’s mission. Having been involved with girls with low self-esteem and troubled lives, she felt that it was important to support programs that provided an escape from such situations which ONYA’s grants do. Sue feels very fortunate that she came from a loving, supportive family where she was the oldest of seven children. While things weren’t always easy for her family, Sue learned what caring and support can accomplish and felt that by being part of ONYA she could help change the lives of girls and women in the area.
Sue Raymond, President
Diane Olivet, a retired educator, recently moved to Canandaigua from the Southern Tier. She brings experiences from her time in the fields of public education, health education, hospice, political campaigns, and non-profit ventures dealing with the homeless and those who struggle with issues of poverty, obesity and mental health.
She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Ontario County Office for the Aging and is an elections inspector for Ontario County.
An avid reader, Diane also enjoys all types of crafts. She and her husband enjoy time with their four grown daughters and five granddaughters. They live in the city of Canandaigua with their Goldendoodle (Paige).
Amy Pauley moved to the Canandaigua area in 2005. She is the executive director of the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, a non-profit agency located in Newark, NY, that focuses on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and bullying. Prior to this position, Amy was the executive director of the Finger Lakes Community College Foundation and director of development and government relations at FLCC. Amy has been a professional fundraiser for more than 20 years with several positions at non-profits in Pittsburgh, PA. Amy started her career as a medical technician at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Amy has a degree in mathematics from Smith College and a M.B.A. with a concentration in sports management from Robert Morris University.
Since moving to the area, Amy has served on the boards of the Canandaigua Chamber and Bristol Valley Theater and as chair of the Canandaigua ATHENA Committee as well as several state-wide SUNY boards. She is currently a board member of the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum and the United Way of Ontario County where she serves as chair of the community investment committee. In her spare time, she enjoys watching hockey, reading and gardening.
Diane Olivet, Vice President
Amy Pauley, Treasurer
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Born and raised in Canandaigua, NY, Martha Herbik is the Executive Director of the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum. Prior to her current position, Martha taught German in the Newark and Wayne Central Schools for 17 years, at both the middle school and high school levels. Her work with students both inside and outside of the classroom, with programs such as Youth-to-Youth and GAPP, has been especially rewarding.
Martha earned a bachelor’s degree in German from Allegheny College, a master’s degree in German Literature from The Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Nazareth College. She and her husband, Todd, live in Bristol and have three children.
Martha Herbik, Secretary
Cheryl Angelidis was born and raised in Gorham, NY. She spent her adult life working in public accounting in Rochester and moved back to Canandaigua upon her retirement. Cheryl is an avid reader and loves crafts. Cheryl and her husband, Gene, enjoy the Canandaigua Yacht Club and spending time with their daughter, Cate, and their pets. They loved traveling before Covid and hope to return as soon as possible to visiting Europe and the USA again.
She is very active in Literacy Volunteers of Ontario Yates Counties. She served as Secretary/Treasurer with Rochester Youth Hockey League for 15 years and volunteered with the Rochester Yacht Club.
Allison grew up in Canandaigua, graduated from Bloomfield, and now lives in South Bristol. She is the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for the local Habitat for Humanity. She is a Certified Volunteer Administrator (cvacert.org). Allison is active in the community. In addition to the ONYA Board of Directors, she is on the Board of Directors for Canandaigua Rotary Club. She was the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. She is also active in the United Way Young Leaders and Professional Women of the Finger Lakes, among others. Allison's goal is to create lasting, transformational change in the community through the organizations she aligns with.
When not working, Allison will most likely be with her fur kid, hiking any trail she can find (find me in the mountains!), or eating all the vegan food. She also loves to travel and read.
Diana Perry is a lifelong Geneva resident and has worked as a banker for over 20 years in the Geneva area, currently serving as the Community Office Manager of Canandaigua National Bank’s Geneva Office. In addition to her career, Diana is also involved with the Rotary Club of Geneva, Geneva’s Business Improvement District, The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Ontario County.
When not working, Diana enjoys cooking, boating on Seneca Lake, enjoying time with her family, and exploring the beautiful Finger Lakes region.
Sarah Whiffen has been a resident of Clifton Springs for over twenty years. She has a degree in Sociology from Wells College and a Masters Degree from Mansfield State in Early Childhood Education. For close to thirty years she has worked in the field of Higher Education in the greater Rochester area. Since 2002, Sarah has worked at Finger Lakes Community College and is currently the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. Her passion to help young women
She and her husband, Terry, have two daughters and quite a few furry friends at home. Sarah was involved in numerous organizations as her daughters were growing up. The family are die-hard Bills fans and enjoy kayaking and getting together with friends and family at their camp in the Catskills.