Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of five officers:  President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

President - Laura Templeton

Laura had been a visitor for years to the monthly WBF meetings and finally made the commitment to becoming a supporting member last year for a few specific reasons. The main reason was that she felt that it is her turn to give back to this organization for all of the amazing support and programs they make available to women (and a few smart men.) Laura says, "There are member benefits that are a great perk, but the fact that WBF has helped me grow through their amazing speakers and inspiring board members is the best reason for me to show my appreciation."

As the Founder and CEO of 30 Second Success, Laura helps people effectively communicate who they are in that 30 second window we've all come to know as your elevator speech. Your 30 second pitch is a key part of your networking, and 30 Second Success helps you develop your 30 second pitch that will resonate with your audience and drive business to your door.


Vice-President - Kathy Marcino

Kathy Marcino believes in the power of awareness to create individual and team success, and building a better team through enhanced communication. With 18 successful years of pharmaceutical sales, management and marketing experience, and work as a personal trainer, she offers a uniquely intuitive perspective supporting small to mid-size businesses.

Kathy is certified in facilitating the DISC Behavioral Model, a proven, cost-effective tool used widely throughout the business community nationwide. Through DISC, individuals develop awareness of their own, as well as their colleagues’ behavioral preferences, to gain higher performance and a deeper level of communication.



Treasurer- Judith Quate

After reinventing my life raising a child with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, I decided to take the powerful tools I learned from my dear son and pay it forward in a business.  After I retired five years ago I opened my online business, ScrapperJude Designs.  It took four years to establish the concept of my business along with my brand.  I design mixed media paintings and fiber art using powerful quotes and words within the art to share my inspiration to the world.  In addition I will be sharing my son's life in a memoir which will be published in 2015.

I found WBF through a friend and attended my first meeting a few months ago.  I walked into the room feeling welcomed and immediately knew this is the right place for me to help me grow as an inspiring professional business woman.


Secretary - Mari Carmen Pizarro

Mari Carmen founded Streamlined Health, a company dedicated to serving leaders who, like her, suffered from health ailments that prevented them from being at the top of their game.  

Streamlined Health’s science based approach to fully engaging people’s capacity and skill grew out of over 30 years of experience in the arena of high performance management and coaching.

Mari Carmen Pizarro is dedicated to teaching leaders how to feel continuously energized, look their best and exude confidence that is critical to their sense of well being and inspirational to those around them. 

Mari is an Integrative Health Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer who holds a master’s in business and is a world-class Transformational and Executive Coach.  She is also a board-certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. 


Please contact Laura Templeton at president@womensbusinessforum.org if you are interested in joining the WBF Executive Committee.