New Member Introductions

By Christy Knell
March 20, 2022

For fellow introverts like me, you might come to HudCo and sit and work, browse in Bloomy and Picture Book, and see all the other interesting-looking people around, but breaking through the shyness to chat can be tough. So here’s some background about our newest members to give you something talk about! Go on now, go chat by the Nespresso machine…

Jenna Booher

Resides in: Mount Kisco
Profession & company: Business Psychologist (LinkedIn)
Favorite local business: Mimi’s Coffee House in Mount Kisco
A book you always recommend?
Melody Beattie’s Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself 

Carmela Muzio Dormani

Resides in: I live in the Bronx, NY!
Profession: I’m a sociology professor at Mercy College. I recently launched a consulting and coaching business, marrying my sociology expertise with my experience as a performing artist to help individuals and organizations bring their creative project ideas to fruition. I also produce a podcast called The Millennial PhD, which features lots of great interviews with artists and entrepreneurs! (Instagrammelamuzio.com)
Favorite local business: My husband and I drive up to Ossining about once every two weeks to go to First Village Coffee—so I was really excited to see them featured at HudCo. I also love R Cafe in New Rochelle. It’s all about the coffee shops!
Favorite tip for staying focused? I’m a sometimes fan of the Pomodoro Method—25 minutes on, five minutes off—which is why you’ll see me wandering around the space intermittently.
Fun fact about yourself: I was a professional salsa dancer for years, and I won three World Championships with my team, Huracán Dance Company.

Christina Honeysett

Resides in: Ossining (Westchesterite through and through—grew up in New Rochelle!)
Profession & Company: PR Director at Vital Strategies, a global health organization that works with governments and civil society in 73 countries to help tackle their most pressing public health problems. I’m passionate about helping organizations tell their brand stories and turn impressions into real-world impact. (Twitter, LinkedIn
Favorite local business? Well Collab in Sleepy Hollow! Chryssa Tsakiris is my hero.
How do you stay focused? Coffee! Especially when it comes from First Village… (couldn’t resist a second local biz shoutout!)

Miriam Innes

Resides in: Dobbs Ferry
Profession & Company: Program Manager at Apple
Favorite local business: barre3 and Climbing Wolf
Podcast that you can’t get enough of? Desert Island Discs

Anna Niess

Resides in: Hastings-on-Hudson
Profession & company: Design Director at Slack
Favorite local business: Suburban Renewal
Favorite tip for staying focused:
For fellow inbox-zero folks: Shift+Escape in Slack clears all your unread channels and conversations!