About Us

WNY helps inspire, engage, and empower women so they can meet the challenges of our changing world!

At WNY you’ll find an supportive community of like-minded individuals. We’re passionate about encouragement, education, and connection, providing a platform for you to grow both personally and professionally. You’ll have access to inspiring events, valuable resources, and the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with fellow female entrepreneurs. Join us today and discover the power of collective strength and endless possibilities!

Meet the WNY Board!

Aysa Urich


As President, I help organize themed luncheons, our annual Shop for a Cause, member education programs, and highlight local non-profits. I enjoy blending my passion for events and giving back to our local community. It’s what makes WNY so special!

Outside of WNY, I work at WellSpan Health as a Senior Communications Specialist and manage our community sponsorships. Since joining WellSpan, I’ve reconnected with the York Revolution (my first job out of college) through the WellSpan Park partnership. I’ve facilitated community-wide health education presentations, including blood pressure screenings and hands-only CPR training at local events. I’m passionate about health education at every age.

I grew up in West York and now reside in Dover with my husband, two kiddos, and our dog. When I’m in ‘mom mode,’ you’ll find me coaching my kids’ t-ball team with my husband, traveling, baking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

I can’t wait to welcome you to WNY!

Deb Wilkins

Vice President

I am passionate about connecting with the YWCA program, where we empower and uplift students by providing scholarships to further their education. My involvement in this meaningful initiative supports our group’s commitment to education and personal growth. As Vice President, I am dedicated to supporting the President and other board members.

I am a seasoned entrepreneur with a 30+ year journey with Pampered Chef. I initially embarked on this path to be a stay-at-home mom. Little did I know that this decision would lead me to incredible opportunities, flexible hours, and the chance to travel and make new friends.

In my downtime, I love spending time with my six grandchildren. We bond over cooking (of course), playing games, and watching movies together. I also enjoy going to the beach and relaxing with a good book, surrounded by family and the soothing sounds of waves.

I am honored to serve as the Vice President of WNY! Join us as we celebrate education, creativity, and the joy of building meaningful relationships.

Helen Hoover


As the Secretary, I ensure effective communication within the Board by taking minutes at each meeting. I then distribute the minutes to all Board members, which provides transparency and accountability.

Professionally, I represent Melaleuca – The Wellness Company, which specializes in over 400 healthy and safe products for home and personal care. Before my involvement with Melaleuca, I worked at Pitney Bowes and Natural Awakenings magazine.

I am married and have a wonderful stepdaughter (and family) who live in South Carolina. Spending time with them (especially my grandson, who turns 8 in October) brings me joy! My husband and I have a Christmas tree farm. In the spring and summer, our love for gardening extends to vegetables and flowers. You’ll also find me skiing, reading, and spending time with family/friends.

Join me at WNY. I look forward to helping you make new connections.



Angie Dietz

Program Director

As the Program Director, I curate engaging and insightful experiences for our members. From securing speakers to attracting sponsors for each meeting, I am dedicated to creating enriching events that empower and inspire.

Beyond my role within the group, I am a Financial Advisor and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Trusted Wealth Advisors, LLP. My expertise in financial matters allows me to bring a unique perspective to our networking community, offering guidance and support to fellow entrepreneurs.

On a personal note, I find immense joy as a mom to my children, Victoria and Izaac. I share my life with a significant other, Gordon. I cherish moments spent with my close-knit circle of girlfriends.

One of my favorite places to unwind is the river where I grew up. In my downtime, I enjoy traveling, reading, and golf.

I am honored to create meaningful moments for our members, and I look forward to welcoming you to WNY!

Brittany Honaker


As the Treasurer for WNY, I’m responsible for tracking funds and providing comprehensive financial reports.

Professionally, I am the operations manager at First Capital Fibers, a scrap paper processor located in York, PA. In this capacity, I oversee various departments, including production, trucking, HR, accounting, and maintenance. My dedication to efficient management extends from my professional responsibilities to our networking group.

Outside work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening, kayaking, fishing, camping, or skiing with my husband. But my favorite downtime activity is feeling the breeze while riding my motorcycle. I am actively involved with our blended family. My five step-children and three step-grandchildren keep me busy, and I cherish the time we spend together.

I look forward to meeting you at WNY!

Kelsey Hartman

Reservation & Facilities Coordinator

As the Reservations & Facilities Coordinator, I manage the registrations for our monthly meetings and ensure that events run smoothly at the venue. We want our monthly meetings to allow our members to grow their business connections and friendships.

When I’m not working on WNY details, I’m busy managing my own business, Saving You Time Virtual Services. I provide administrative, creative design, and HR services to small businesses.

Even more important than my business role is my role as a wife and mom. My husband, Joey, and I have been married for five years. We are proud parents of two little boys, Jackson and Hudson. We love going on family outings. I also enjoy refinishing furniture, trying new recipes, decorating, and organizing our home.

We invite you to check out WNY at our upcoming meeting!

Abby Fishel Membership Director of WNY

Abby Fishel

Membership Director

As Membership Director of Women’s Network of York, I am responsible for managing membership, and providing a “face” to current members and those in the community who have questions about joining WNY.

Professionally, I am a local Realtor with Keller Williams where I have helped countless clients and families achieve their real estate ambitions. My love for education (I am a former teacher!) and passion for helping others has allowed me to experience great success in real estate.

Undoubtedly, my most important title is “Mom.” I was born and raised in York and am proud to reside here with my two children, Carter and Kennedy. My children keep me busy, motivated, a little crazy, and humble!

With an extroverted personality, I enjoy socializing- I am always ready for a coffee or lunch meet up, networking event, or anything in the community. On the flip side, I take great satisfaction in spending time alone. I am an avid reader, enjoy going to the gym, and spending time on mental mindfulness.

I highly encourage you to join us for a WNY meeting! I am so proud to be a member of this networking group and the women who I now call friends.

Theresa LaCesa

Past President

As the past President of our networking group, I am dedicated to supporting the Board and the organization. In my previous three terms as President, I focused on creating a nurturing environment where women entrepreneurs could thrive. Being a part of this incredible group for 15 years has allowed me to witness countless success stories fueled by encouragement, education, and connection.

Outside of WNY, I’m a Sales Director at Mary Kay. My goal is to empower others and build strong, independent leaders within the company. My husband and I were high school sweethearts, and we’ve been married 32 years. You’ll find us enjoying our newfound empty-nester status, embracing our freedom to travel, and spending a little more time on the golf course. We’re also passionate about sports and enjoy cheering on the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Red Sox.

I grew up in York and am passionate about my local connections. I look forward to welcoming you to WNY!

Welcome to WNY: Your community of support, growth, and encouragement as you live out your purpose!