ONYA Board 2023
Cheryl Angelidis, Cynthia Hamann, Martha Herbik,
Diane Olivet, Amy Pauley, Sue Raymond
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.
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.
Susan has been volunteering her time since she was 11 years old when she volunteered at a skilled nursing facility in her neighborhood filling and delivering water pitchers. Moving onto Girl Scouts, she was involved with achieving badges and selling cookies! She loved being able to earn prizes for the number of cookie boxes sold, she was the Highest Seller one year in the 80’s for the Central PA Region with something like 2500 boxes! "I definitely won all the prizes!
(I also had to deliver all those cookies😵💫)"
She has continued throughout her life being the “helper”. In college as part of her national fraternity for women Alpha Xi Delta, Susan continued to volunteer for their causes as well as hold several offices on the Executive Board, (Vice President, Recording Secretary, Historian), she was the House Food Steward, the House Chef (cooking daily for 60+ sisters) and also the Recording Secretary for National Panhellenic Council during her college days.
Moving into life after college, Susan volunteered as a substitute Montessori Teacher, while also holding a full-time evening Social Work position at Rochester General Hospital (RGH). While at RGH, she co-chaired the ED Holiday Project for 8+ years adopting up to ten families a season! Susan worked in Child Psychiatry and finished her career in Chronic Dialysis, retiring from healthcare in 2007.
As Susan's children entered school she volunteered as the “Room Mom” for many years coordinating all activities within the school year.
Now that Susan's children are grown, she has filled her time with getting a charcuterie catering business [BOARD at the lake] off the ground, but it was also time to find other activities where her skill set could be utilized. Having a background in Women’s Studies from Syracuse University, where she worked full-time in a Women’s Health Clinic while achieving her Masters Degree, ONYA seemed like a good fit given it's Mission Statement!