Business Strategy Consultant
Amy Fazio has been advancing the missions of nonprofits, small businesses and national organizations for 20 years. As an independent business consultant she is passionate about helping nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs achieve intention, focus, accountability and results!
With a passion for leading systemic strategic and business planning, Amy has an outstanding track record of helping companies achieve growth goals. In addition to working with individual leaders, organizations and communities, she also facilitates workshops and keynote presentations on topics of leadership, change management, fundraising and board development.
She currently serves on the board of Airport chamber of commerce, Beaver Valley Montessori School, and New Brighton School District. She has been named one of Pennsylvania Business Central 2013 Foremost under Forty Leaders; interviewed as part of the National See Women Lead Project. When not consulting, Amy enjoys time with her husband and young daughter. Her extended family spans five generations in New Brighton, PA fueling her commitment to community.
Kelly Burgos Harper is an independent communications consultant and creative services provider who helps small businesses and non-profit organizations to more effectively communicate with their audiences to make stronger impressions, expand reach, and grow revenue. Her core services include copywriting, content development, graphic design, and email campaigns – all aimed at delivering clear, compelling, cohesive messaging, content, and marketing collateral.
With more than two decades in a variety of settings including business and entrepreneurship, non-profit, entertainment, and events, Kelly brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to the table. Her extensive experience in project management, event production, and fundraising – coupled with her uniquely collaborative and personalized approach – provide added value and set the stage for an enjoyable, thorough process for clients and their teams.
Kelly is also a singer, songwriter, and vocal coach, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Denise started her customer service and marketing journey many years ago in the food and beverage arena, with a passion for helping people and giving them the best customer experience she quickly gained recognition in the hospitality industry. Where she became a corporate trainer for several hospitality establishments and hotel chains.
The superior customer service, sales and marketing expertise she developed lead her to an almost 2-decade career in in the insurance industry, were she helped her clients protect their personal wealth.
These have given her the expertise needed for her current role as owner and director of sales and marketing for DDS Web Design LLC. Denise has taken her years of experience in providing unparalleled customer service, sales and marketing expertise has laid the solid foundation you find today in DDS Web Design LLC. Denise has taken her passion for helping people to the next level and now helps businesses and non-profits reach more people, grow their organization and above all make more money!
Lori Melchiorre is a Senior Account Executive for Comcast Spotlight, the local cable advertising division of Comcast. Her job starts by interviewing the business owner or person whose responsibility includes telling their organization’s story to their prospective customers or clients. Using the information gained from the interview along with the most accurate research applied, she can then strategically direct their video ads to reach their target prospects, producing the most effective and efficient results – more customers.
Her professional background includes business development director for a boutique creative firm as well as sales and marketing for a commercial photographic lab. She has been working in the marketing and advertising profession for nearly 25 years.
Since 2001, Tim Pierce, owner and operator of Pierce Media Productions, has been helping businesses tell their stories through the creation of video content for online marketing and television advertising. Pierce Media Productions’ core services include commercial broadcast production and corporate films, as well as short documentary films.
From commercials and video testimonials to PSAs and educational videos – Tim and his team are passionate about delivering beautiful, engaging and effective video content to serve a variety of goals and budgets. His ability to successfully work with a diverse clientele comes from a long history of listening to client needs and enthusiasm for providing personalized service for each project. The talent and technology Tim brings to the table create a collaborative, comprehensive, seamless experience from concept and production to placement and promotion. He and his team are happy to meet clients anywhere in their creative brand development process, whether they have a clear vision for the production or aren’t quite sure where to begin.
Before getting behind the camera, Tim spent the earlier part of his creative career in front of the camera and on stage. A member of both AFTRA and SAG, he has credits with both national and regional commercials for brands like Chevy, Ford, McDonald’s, Roomful Express, Armstrong Cable, and Sony TV.
Denina Bautti-Cascio is founder and owner of Sage Action Consulting. For over 20 years, she has helped individuals, teams, and organizations in the non-profit and government sectors create change, growth, and action. Denina is a skilled facilitator, trainer, planner, and community mobilizer. She has been a practitioner of mindfulness-based activities for over 15 years and is currently on a new, “old” path she started many years ago completing yoga teacher training.
Denina has a passion for her work and brings warmth and energy to her interactions with others. She is light-hearted in her approach, which makes mindfulness accessible to everyone. When not working with clients or on her yoga practice and studies, Denina enjoys spending time in nature or relaxing with family or friends.
To learn more about Denina, visit her website at www.sageactionconsulting.com.
Michael Czerniewski has had a 20 year career in the printing and promotional products industry. His interest in this industry started just a couple of years out of high school. Michael’s first job was with a company, ProCopy Inc, in Moon Township. After only one year he became assistant manager and after three years became general manager. He continues his friendship with the owner of ProCopy to this day.
After ProCopy, Michael started his first company, MTC Printing Services. He operated this company successfully for two years until it was acquired by another firm. While at the acquiring company, Mike was tasked with being the sales manager as well as a sales person. He was responsible for growing the company’s revenues from $200,000.00 to $1,200,000.00 in just three years. As successful as that experience was, Michael had a desire to own his own business again. After five years he went out on his own and started Titan Printing Company.
After a couple years of successfully operating Titan Printing, Michael was once again approached for a merger. The merger was successful. Michael went to work with Multiscope, Inc. He was a salesperson there for three years.
In 2010 Multiscope was acquired by another company. It was at that time Michael approached the owner of Multi Print Media for a position. The rest is, as they say, history. Michael has been the VP of Sales with Multi Print Media since 2011.
Michael also is the current President of the BNI Business Nexus Chapter. He has been a member with that chapter for three years. In that time, in addition to his role as President, he has held the positions of Membership committee, Educational Coordinator and Vice President.
Personally, Michael has a full and rewarding life. He has the opportunity to coach both of his daughters, Brooke (14) and Raegan (11), in softball. He attends his daughter’s cheerleading weekly during the fall months. Michael enjoys running, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. He is always up for a home project, even if it’s something he has no idea how to do.
Michael’s goals professionally are to promote and grow his company. Personally, his goals are to spend as much time with his daughters as possible and help to them grow into young ladies.
Cherie L. Kisla, CPA, MBA, MST is the founder and CEO of Kisla & Associates LLC, CPA. For more than 30 years, Cherie has been helping businesses grow by providing accurate, timely financial information, tax services and CFO consulting. In 2008, she began her own accounting, tax and CFO consulting firm to help even more businesses and non-profits in a meaningful way. More than taxes, we get results!
Cherie is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. She received her MBA from Waynesburg University and received her MST (Masters of Taxation) from Robert Morris University in 2012. She is also a certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor.
She has held senior financial management positions with companies in construction, manufacturing, engineering, and sales & service industries.
Cherie volunteered for various athletic associations and was very active serving her church as treasurer, plays in the bell choir and sings in the choir. She has also served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday school teacher. Cherie lives in Houston PA with her husband Marty and their two cocker spaniels, Gibbs and Abby. She has two adult sons and has recently welcomed a daughter-in-law to the family.
Dave Sinkavich began to design and code websites over 20 years ago out of a need to get information to parent and players of his youth hockey teams. As his interest, knowledge and passion grew for web design he began to study everything he could on the subject.
In 1999 he decided to make this passion his career and launched DDS Web Design. Over the years the technology has changed and Dave has remained dedicated to keeping up with all the latest and most innovative ways to keep his clients at the top of the Google searches and getting them found.
With his vast knowledge and quick response Dave has been servicing his clients with unparalleled customer service for 18 years. Building the reputation of DDS Web Design LLC on its core value of helping businesses and organizations grow through their online presence.