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Speaker Committee

Nonnie Balcer

Linda Viertel

​Jen Ross

Social Media

Stessa Peers

Set Designer

Volunteer Coordinator


Open position

Lisa Osherow

Lisa previously gave a talk at  TEDxTarrytownWomen. Her talk may be found here.  Lisa is interested in bringing new ideas to the TEDxTarrytown arena.

Elisa Bruno-Midili

Passionately rebellious,  Elisa crafts the real estate industry with individual style and taste. Whether creating collaborative partnerships or brand strategy she digs deep to uncover details. A conscientious contributor and community connector with a message and a mission. Lover of nature, yoga, food, mother to Alexandra and Veronica, wife to Ron.
Artist...chef...photographer...blogger. A promoter and supporter of marketing through social media and the internet. Co-founder/Creative Director, Cafe Realty.

Kimberly Marcus                                 

Stage Manager

Laurie Forman


Laurie Forman

Open position

Linda Walter

Linda Walter, LCSW is a Psychotherapist who has a Private Practice in White Plains, NY.  She specializes in Short Term Therapy, Marital Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Rapid Resolution Treatment.  

Nancy Larrabee

Nancy is a resident of Tarrytown and has been a public librarian for 23 years.  She enjoys reading fiction, watercolor painting, and local history. As an avid and enthusiastic fan of TED having watched over 125 talks! she feels TED is great way to find motivation, inspiration, and a global understanding of who and what impacts us all. 

​​​Brad Szollose (pronounced zol-us),

is a globally recognized Leadership Development Expert who helps businesses and organizations dominate their industry by tapping into the treasure of a cross-generational workforce. Brad's keynotes and workshops have transformed a new generation of business leaders.   He shares his management strategies within the pages of his award-winning, international bestseller Liquid Leadership.
As a TEDXTarrytown Alumni Speaker who graced our stage in 2016 with his talk The Age of Radical Disruption, Brad will be volunteering as a speaker coach for some of our speakers this year.  

Caleb Gleit

Caleb Gleit is a rising sophmore at American University. He is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Fine Arts Student award from Sleepy Hollow High School, and is a avid graphic designer, photographer, and creator.  He was our technical help at the 2016 TEDxTarrytown event.

Technical Director

Sharon Kirschner

Sharon attended the TEDxTarrytownWomen event and enjoyed it so much, she offered to help with the TEDxTarrytown event this year.  We are grateful for Sharon's expertise in advertising and production.  


​​Open position

Video Curator

Alan Berkson                                 

Alan previously gave a talk at the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015.  His talk may be found here.  Last year Alan chaired the speaker committee but this year here has agreed to use his business expertise to help acquire sponsorships.

Open position

Speaker Coaches


Open position

Marketing and Public Relations

Speaker Coaches

Open positions

Graphic Design

Kimberly Marcus

Kimberly gave a talk at the TEDxTarrytown program on July 12, 2016.  Her talk may be found here.  Kimberly found she was inspired by the event and wanted to become more involved.  She attended TEDxFest

April 24 - 27, 2017 in Brooklyn New York, and agreed to lead the TEDxTarrytown 2017 team.                                  

Melissa Baer

This is Melissa's third TEDx Event.  She previously organized the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015 and the TEDxTarrytown event on July 12, 2016.  

Audience Engagement

Our Team

Lisa Osherow

Lisa previously gave a talk at  TEDxTarrytownWomen. Her talk may be found here.  Lisa is interested in bringing new ideas to the TEDxTarrytown arena.

Allison Fine

Allison Fine is among the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers and strategists on networked leadership. Over the past ten years, she has written three books, keynoted conferences around the world, and coached hundreds of organizations. Her particular expertise is in developing efforts that combine the power of personal relationships with the scale of social media to enable efforts to grow exponentially. She is the author of Matterness: Fearless Leadership for a Social World, the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, and co-author of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit. She writes an advice column for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, On Becoming a Leader, and serves on the boards of NARAL: Pro Choice America Foundation, and Civic Hall Labs.

You can view Allison's TEDxTarrytownWomen's talk here.