Executive Committee

Meet our Executive Committee!


Danielle Palermo-Jimenez  

Leader

Danielle recently worked as the Volunteer Coordinator at St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge.  She is a strong advocate for the elderly and combines her love for people with strong organizational and management skills. She also ran her own business, Zen of Organization, where she used her interpersonal and organizational skills to serve her clients. She previously served as  Project Connect Coordinator at LDA Life and Learning Services where she developed programs for individuals with a variety of different needs and learning styles as well as community outreach. Throughout these volunteer and career experiences, Danielle has been able to fundraise successfully, create and increase in-kind donations to help support organizations, plan and execute conferences and events on a large scale.

Danielle and her husband Hiram are proud residents of Webster and together are raising their 5 children. 

Danielle is very excited to engage her civic duties as the Leader of the Webster Democratic Committee.  She would like to continue her journey of impacting others in a positive way and welcomes this opportunity to be an active part of her community.

 

 


Ginny Contestable  

Co-Leader

Originally from Buffalo NY, Ginny Contestable is a life-long Democrat who moved to Webster in 1986. She is a Communications/English graduate of Niagara University and recently retired from her position as a Senior Documentation and DITA Author at Xerox Corp.

Ginny has two adult children, Michelle and Dan, who graduated from RL Thomas.

In addition to being on the Executive Team of the Webster Democratic Committee since 2017, she is a member of the West Webster Ladies Auxiliary where her son was an Explorer and she was an active Board member of the Ladies Hibernians for many years.

Joining the Webster Democratic Committee is an action Ginny took to help support democratic candidates locally, and work together with other like-minded neighbors to share democratic values.


Joanne Nania  

Deputy Leader 1

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Joanne has been a Webster resident since 1981.  She and her husband, Mark, raised their two children Jessica and Joe, here and both are graduates of the Webster school district.

Joanne holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from RIT, and a B.S. in Business Management from St. John Fisher College.  She had a long career in the electronic components industry, serving in leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Supply Chain Solutions.  After her retirement from the industry, she has returned to school, with the hope of entering the legal profession.

Joanne is an active volunteer with several food pantries in Webster, and was inspired to join the Webster Democrats after having attended the 2017 Women’s March in Washington.  She hopes to support Democratic candidates across the town and county, and to promote the values of inclusiveness, equity and tolerance that are at the core of the Democratic party.


Richard Kendrick  

Deputy Leader 2

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Richard Kendrick is a retired sociology professor who taught for 25 years at SUNY Cortland where he also founded and directed the Institute for Civic Engagement. He and his wife, Marcia, moved to Webster from Syracuse in 2015 to be closer to two of their three children and three of their seven grandchildren. Richard has been volunteering with the Monroe County Democratic Committee (MCDC) starting in 2016, and he joined the Webster Democratic Committee and the Strategic Communication Committee of the MCDC in 2017.


Pam Mauro 

Treasurer

Pamela Mauro returned to WNY after living in the Midwest for more than 30 years. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS where she helped create and served as president of the W.U. Legal Assistant Association. Her career as a paralegal included many years with the Federal Bankruptcy Trustee and working for a private law firm.

Ms Mauro also has many years experience in retail management and is currently employed at Verizon wireless in Webster.
She attended the Women's March in Washington DC in 2017, and was inspired to become involved to support the Democratic party locally. She chose to move to Webster in 2017 partially due to the "Midwest" feel of a smaller town (and her grandchildren are here!)
She joined the WDC upon its reboot in 2017 and is dedicated to supporting the committee and the community.

Jennifer Birdsong-Ng 

Secretary

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Jennifer Birdsong-Ng is an actively engaged Webster resident who, along with her husband, is raising 3 children in the town of Webster.  Jennifer has an Associates in Sign Language Interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor's Degree and teaching certifications in the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary Social Studies and Special Education grades 1-12 at SUNY Brockport. She obtained her Masters Degree in Education at St. John Fisher College. Jennifer has been employed as a high school Special Education and Social Studies teacher going on 15 years, teaching US History and Participation in Politics and Economics, educating and motivating the future generations of young people to get involved, be engaged and to recognize that the only way to improve our society and all of our lives, is to vote, act and stand up when needed. Jennifer has been a registered Democrat since registering to vote at 18 and has chosen to live in Webster and promote the values of the Democratic party. She is a member of the Webster Central School District PTSA, a representative of the Webster Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Athletic Review Committee (PROSAR), a new participant in the Women's Club of Webster and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and is our secretary.  Jennifer is a strong advocate for children, working families, diversity and social equality and awareness.   

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