Meet Our



Dr. Kately Niemiec-Klimek

Dr. Katelyn has been a member of ABWA since 2012! She joined the board as the programs and professional development chair and publicity chair and now serving as the current President. She has received the emerging leader, vision award, and ambassador award. She has also been named ABWA WNY Women of the Year in 2018 and 2022!

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Melanie Donelson

My name is Melanie Donelson and am happily married to a very supportive and loving husband and we share 7 children together, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 2 furbabies. I’ve been with Tastefully Simple, proudly serving WNY for 8 FUN n FLAVORFUL years! Full time now for 4.5 years after retiring from Corporate America at age 52.  I danced for 40 years and owned my own Dance Studio for 13 years, back in the day!! lol I am a 2 year member of the Tastefully Simple Executive Advisory Committee Proudly serving my 2 year as VP of ABWA


Leslie Fox

As founder of CFO Business Resources, Leslie Fox is an accomplished professional with over 40 years of experience. During her career, Leslie has effectively worked in a variety of industries, in all areas of Accounting and Finance. She has successfully designed and implemented accounting controls and systems for businesses ranging from $1 million in annual revenues to $10 million in annual revenues, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Leslie received her BS from Empire State College and her MBA from St. Bonaventure University.

Brooke McNamara

I am an auditor at Lumsden McCormick and the current treasurer of the chapter. I joined ABWA in June of 2021 officially, but was involved starting in 2019.