InfluenceHER Capital Region

Episode 16: 2020 Notable Moments

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker reflects on the notable moments of 2020.

Episode 15: Becky Daniels

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker interviews CAP COM Federal Credit Union Director of Community Engagement Becky Daniels.

Episode 14: Kara Haraden

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker interviews Capital Region Aquatic Center President Kara Haraden.

Episode 13: Janet Abrahamson

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker interviews Janet Abrahamson of Joy US Foundation. Watch the episode and tell us what brings you joy?

Episode 12: Tiffany Orner

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker connects with Tiffany Orner, U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Episode 11: Catherine Hover

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker connects with Catherine Hover of Palette Cafe in Saratoga Springs and Schenectady, N.Y.

Episode 10: Yana Krmic

InfluenceHER Special Edition: Megan Baker virtually connects with New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists Vice President Yana Krmic during National Nurses Week, May 6 – May 12, 2020.

Episode 09: Elizabeth Hunter

InfluenceHER: Megan Baker virtually connects with Elizabeth Hunter of the American Cancer Society.

Episode 08: Andrea Como 

InfluenceHER: Ovarian cancer survivor and advocate Andrea Como speaks with Megan Baker about her journey and advocacy. Andrea uses her voice to inform and inspire women battling this cancer.

Episode 07: Dottie Pepper 

International Women’s Day 2020: Host Megan Baker sits down with LPGA Golfer and Broadcaster Dottie Pepper for a special episode. Hear what Pepper has to say about growing up in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Episode 06: Roslyn Cardish

Host Megan Baker sits down with Roslyn Cardish, director of strategic engagement & partnerships for the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, to discuss her path to success and managing a work-life balance.

Episode 05: Kim Siciliano

Host Megan Baker sits down with Kim Siciliano, executive director of the YWCA Northeastern New York, to discuss how she got involved with the YWCA, her goals as executive director and the mission of the organization.



Baker’s Dozen with Dorinda Medley

Dorinda Medley dishes on favorite designers, drinks and more in this InfluenceHER Baker’s Dozen.


Episode 04: Kristi Gustafson Barlette

Kristi Gustafson Barlette joins host Megan Baker for a conversation on the balancing act women play as both mothers and professionals, how her career as a journalist has evolved and how her ’20 Things’ series has become a hit in the Capital Region.


Episode 03: Lisa Elovich

Host Megan Baker chats with Lisa Elovich, founder of One With Life Organic Tequila. Together, they discuss career changes, finding a purpose through the calm in life and claiming the 99% peaceful and 1% wild in your life.  In addition to their fruitful conversation about embracing life’s changes, the two taste some tequila and rifle through the entertaining Baker’s Dozen.


Episode 02: Taylor Rao

Megan Baker sits down with Taylor Rao, co-founder of Two Buttons Deep, a local news and entertainment website taking the Capital Region by storm with fun and interesting stories. Taylor and Megan discuss the origins of Two Buttons Deep, fashion trends in the Capital Region and beyond, and the value of local partnerships.


Episode 01: Denise Dubois

Megan chats with Denise Dubois, owner of Complexions Spa in Albany and Saratoga Springs. We dive deep into how she got her start, to the challenges of running not one but two successful spa and salon locations in the Capital Region for more than 30 years, and creating her own skincare line due to launch in late 2019.