Caroline Telfer

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Caroline, our newest board member, has worked for over 20 years in housing at NYS Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) as a Program Assistant.  She has a two year degree from NYC College of Technology.   Caroline serves as an altar counselor at Love Gospel Assembly in the Bronx, NY.  At her former church, Caroline served as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 

Her interests include, actively working with people from different backgrounds towards common goals at work, church and in her community.  Caroline frequently attends local community meetings, rallies and hearings.    She recently participated with other WOW! supporters in the Women’s March in NYC.  Caroline serves as WOW’s  Intercessory Prayer Team (WIT) NYC prayer coordinator.  She recently became a WOW! board member and serves as chaplain.

Caroline is a loving mother and grandmother.  In her spare time, she may be found at an exercise class, testing new recipes, reading or traveling to visit family and friends.  Caroline is not shy about initiating a conversation with strangers about her Christian faith.

Amy Fortunato

Amy is a 30-year resident of Smithtown. She is a compassionate community leader and is running for Town Council. She has developed a working relationship with various boards, associations and residents within the Smithtown community. Her desire is to listen to the needs of the residents, help bring fiscal responsibility, keep tax under control and focus on water quality and traffic safety.

She and her husband Joe have 3 adult children. She graciously showers her 2 granddaughters with love which is her favorite pass time. She is a pastor and holds an MA from NY Theological Seminary and a BA in Marketing. She spends down time at the beach, gardening, traveling, watching Broadway shows and movies.  

Angie Li

Angie is currently a MSW student at Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. Outside school, Angie directs a peer tutoring program, connecting American born Chinese with recent Chinese immigrants to learn from each other and build relationships. Before she found her calling to the social work field, Angie was a secret shopper, Chinese interpreter, English tutor, and financial research analyst. She enjoys traveling and dog watching.

Wayne Vaughan

Wayne Vaughan is a lifetime resident of Brooklyn, NY.  He is married to Cassandra D. Vaughan.  He has served churches in various roles including Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, youth advisor, Men’s Ministry President, Christian Education Coordinator, Evangelism outreach ministry member and as the church Chief Financial Officer.  He is the author of two books, The Student Success Plan: Living and Growing Your Faith Through the College Years and Keeping Your Church Alive: Advice for Pastors, Leaders and Active Members.

Wayne has a BBA in Statistics from Baruch College and an MBA from Columbia University.  His experience includes corporate, nonprofit and government positions.  He currently works for the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services as a Training and Reporting Manager and helps city agencies to achieve the training needs of their staff.  Wayne also teaches a class he developed called Personal Financial Management

Grace May

Grace is the Executive Director of WOW! and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at William Carey International University.  She teaches and preaches and delights in showing how God has raised up women in the Bible to lead. She most recently wrote "Appreciating How the Apostle Paul Champions Women and Men in Church Leadership" in The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership (2016).  Along with a host of sisters and brothers -- past, present, and future -- she is devoted to seeing sisters soar. Email: grace@womenofwonder.us.