Wellspring is thrilled to welcome four new members to its 2022 board of directors: Shawn Corp, Carmine DeCrescente III, Audra Higgins, and Lisa Munter.

Shawn Corp is Senior Associate at Balzer & Tuck Architecture in Saratoga Springs, New York. Having received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in 1996, Shawn has spent the bulk of his career designing mixed-use, multifamily developments in Saratoga Springs and throughout the Capital District. Shawn is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Saratoga and formerly served on the Board of The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. He and his wife, Stephanie, are longtime supporters of Wellspring.

Carmine DeCrescente III is the Vice President of DeCrescente Distributing Company. Prior to being named Vice President, Carmine worked various positions within the company. Carmine currently leads all of DDC’s service operations, as well as communications for the company. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining high-level business partner relationships, both internal and external to the company. As a key leader in the organization, he will work to influence new and existing customer partnerships, foster ongoing business growth throughout the organization and work on overall company strategy. Carmine is a member of KEG 6 and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Saratoga. He is a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program and has a level 2 credential with WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust). Carmine resides on the board of directors for various organizations including Wellspring, UPH (Universal Preservation Hall), Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, as well as Discover Saratoga. Outside of work, Carmine enjoys boating on Saratoga Lake with his wife Brianna and their 3 boys.

Audra Higgins is a partner and COO of Simmons Capital Group. Her love of problem solving and engaging with clients gets to be realized every day. In addition to financial and retirement planning, Audra is passionate about working with non-profits in many capacities to have a positive impact in our communities and beyond. After a decade of volunteering and support of Wellspring, she seeks to work with her fellow board members to continue to educate the community about the works of Wellspring and help expand the organization’s outreach.  She also sits as the board chair for Cares of New York, an Albany-based nonprofit leading the fight to eliminate homelessness.

Lisa Munter has spent the past 15 years in the nonprofit sector, volunteering her time to various fundraising committees, events, programs and serving on multiple boards. She is also a Leadership Saratoga Graduate of the Class of 2016. She currently is a board member and past president of The Dake Foundation for Children. Lisa is the President and Founder of Knitt, which is a web based software platform that mindfully connects nonprofits and business donors that will be launched in 2022. When not busy with volunteer work or working on her start up company Knitt, you can find her spending her free time with her husband and two teenage sons taking care of their domestic farm of goats and pigs.

“In our first year in our new building, we’ve already launched many new initiatives, including a podcast, Creative Expressions program, on-site Therapy Dogs, and Conversation Series about the book and Netflix hit, Maid,” says Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk. “Our new board members are impressive additions to our stellar team of board leaders helping Wellspring forge new strategies and innovative ideas to better serve our community.”

Wellspring’s Board of Directors also consists of Erica Fuller, President; Karen Sosler, Vice President; John Pecora, Treasurer; Giovanna D’Orazio, Secretary; Cerri Banks, Jake Behuniak, Margaret Smith Cassier, David Cumming, Andi Dolinsky, Dean Kolligian, and Margaret Roohan.

Pictured from left to right: Shawn Corp, Carmine DeCrescente III, Audra Higgins, and Lisa Munter.