• HVYP Leadership Bios

  • Stefania Riccitelli Stefania Riccitelli

    Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Stefania could never imagine being a part of a more beautiful and thriving area! After graduating Mount St. Mary College, she began working for Rhinebeck Bank in Poughkeepsie, where she currently serves as the Digital Marketing Coordinator. In her role, Stefania evaluates different technologies to create and implement marketing campaigns in order to optimize the bank’s digital presence. A member of HVYP since 2018, Stefania joined the Advisory Council in 2019 as co-chair of the Special Events Committee.

    Aside from HVYP, she is involved with First Friday Poughkeepsie, “Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes” hosted by Family Services and the Mortgage Business Association. You can usually find her by the water, on a hike or spending time with her family and friends. Stefania is an avid believer in not only contributing to the continued success of her local community, but also creating innovative and lively ways of doing so. Life’s meant to be fun, not work!

  • Brittany Cataldo Brittany Cataldo

    Born and raised in Beacon, New York, Brittany has devoted herself both personally and professionally to Dutchess County. Upon graduating from Mount St. Mary College in 2017, Brittany began working for M&T Bank, where she currently manages the Millbrook Branch. As a Branch Manager, Brittany focuses on developing, strengthening, and growing local businesses. She assists with Credit Management, Protecting What’s Important, and enhancing one’s financial picture. Currently, Brittany is studying for her MBA at Marist College to further assist her clients.

    A primary focus of Brittany and M&T Bank is community involvement. Brittany serves on the Foundation Board for the Anderson Center for Autism, along with their PR Committee. She serves the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Professional Development Committee member and co-chair for the HVYP. Brittany proudly graduated from Leadership Dutchess and the Career Achievement Program in 2019 and was honored as a Forty Under 40 award recipient in 2021. Brittany has been an Auction Committee Member for the American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” event since 2021. She also spends her time as the President of the Women’s Interest Network resource group for M&T Bank and has been a member of this steering committee since 2017. In her free time, Brittany enjoys collecting vinyl records, spending time with her family, and home renovations.

  • Shelia Bogan Shelia Bogan

    Home is where the heart is, so Sheila returned to Wappingers Falls after graduating from St. Michael's College in Vermont, where she earned her B.A. in Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts. In her current role as Senior Account Executive at Impact PR & Communications, Sheila manages and executes PR campaigns on behalf of clients in the nonprofit, professional services and lifestyle sectors.

    Formerly a Community Development Manager at the American Cancer Society, Sheila continues to be actively involved in the community. She currently serves as the co-chair of HVYP’s Membership and Communications committee, is an active supporter of the Dutchess County Out of the Darkness walk (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) and a proud member of the Leadership Dutchess class of 2019. A recipient of the 2019 Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award, Sheila was honored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce for her professional achievements and dedication to the community. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys traveling, spending time with family, seeing live music and volunteering.

  • Devan Cleary Devan Cleary

    A life-long resident of the Hudson Valley, Devan Cleary grew up in Rhinebeck and has a Financial Services business with the Hodgkins Agency, in the heart of the city of Poughkeepsie. Devan is an active member of the community and volunteers on several of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s committees, including HVYP, which he has been involved in for several years. Devan also serves as the executive director for a Hudson Valley based networking group called PNP (Professional Networking Powerhouse) and in his free time enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether that be watching a game together, a cookout or a night out. Devan has recently found a passion for friendly competition at Spartan races as well as helping fundraise for local non-profits at these events.

  • Justin Semke Justin Semke

    A lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, Justin grew up in Poughquag and graduated from Northeastern University in 2014. As a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, he has been helping clients plan for their futures for over five years. Outside of the office, Justin is heavily involved in the LaGrange Sunrise Rotary (President 2018-2019) and co-chair of the Membership and Communications committee for HVYP. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, hiking, exploring the Hudson Valley and visiting family.

  • A self-proclaimed “Valley Girl,” Jasmin Nicole Davis was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, and prides herself on her personal and professional commitment to the Hudson Valley.

    A graduate of Arlington High School and Long Island University, Jasmin holds her BFA in Public Relations, and minored in Broadcasting. After earning her degree, Jasmin returned home to Dutchess County to begin her professional career and served as the assistant marketing director for the Poughkeepsie Galleria for 4 years. Most recently, Jasmin was appointed by city of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison to serve as the City Chamberlain. In her role, Jasmin is responsible for the record keeping and vital statistics for all City of Poughkeepsie residents and works closely with the Common Council.

    Committed to giving back to her community, Jasmin serves on the advisory council for the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, currently as the co-chair of the Special Events Committee. Additionally, she dedicates her time as an active member of the Board of Directors for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Development Committee and proudly graduated from The Chamber Foundation Inc.’s Leadership Dutchess program in 2019. Jasmin enjoys international and domestic travel with her mother, spending time with her siblings and nephews, enjoying live entertainment such as concerts and musical theater and, of course, shopping.


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