Kelly Schwark

Kelly is an artist, photographer, blogger and, most importantly, a mom.  She joined us as our social media manager.  As such, you can find her on on Facebook,  Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Instagram. For more information, please go to Kelly's website:

Social Media:

Howard Sydell

Howie has been in the industry for over 20 years as a Multi-Media Producer/Videographer. Experienced with Digital, Audio, Film and Television Broadcast formats with Traditional and New Media background in television, radio, film, video, documentary, audio, interactive and emerging technologies.
You can find him at Linkedin andVimeo.  


Sharon DeLevie

Sharon was the MC at the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015.  She did such a fabulous job, we've asked her to join us again at TEDxTarrytown!

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.  


Master of Ceremonies:

Food and Beverage:

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.   Copyright © All rights reserved.

Ina Helfand

Ina has been in the catering business for over 30 years.  We are happy to have her coordinating our meal and snack choices.

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.

Technical Help:

Caleb Gleit

Caleb Gleit is a incoming freshman 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.

Pamela Barkley

Pamela gave a talk at  TEDxTarrytownWomen. Her talk may be found here.  Pamela enjoyed her experience as a presenter, and wants to help others have that same experience.  She has agreed to help us in the marketing area to help make that happen.

Our Team:

Laurie Forman

Laurie is also new this year to our TEDxTarrytown team.  She is interested in helping speakers get their unique ideas heard.

Speaker Committee:

Melissa Baer

This is Melissa's second TEDx Event.  She previously organized the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015.

Marketing and Public Relations:

Alan Berkson, chair                                  

Alan previously gave a talk at the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015.  His talk may be found here.  Alan enjoyed it so much, he agreed to chair our committee and cultivate and mentor speakers at TEDxTarrytown!

Debra Phillipes Drattell

Debra gave a talk at  TEDxTarrytownWomen. Her talk may be found here.  Now that Debra has given a TEDx talk, she wants to help others do so.