Meet Our Team

Our Members

October 31, 1977 - January 1, 2014

Michelle Gordon
Founder
Budgeting Analyst for the Office of Mental Health, State of New York
  • February 2010 to October 2013
  • Responsible for over $100,000,000 Medicaid Budget
Graduated from SUNY Albany in 1999 with a BS in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration.

Kim Borysewicz
President / Treasurer
Kim Borysewicz is a St. Rose graduate with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduating, she began her career in the Accounting Department at KeyCorp Management. She left this position to be a stay-at-home mom. She then began doing bookkeeping and tax work as a subcontractor for different CPA's once her children started school. In 2010, she seized the opportunity to purchase a tax practice and continues to build this business today. Kim also serves as the President/Treasurer for Yes We Can Sir. She was invited to be involved with this organization by the founder, Michelle, who was not only her neighbor but a dear friend as well. Kim was amazed and proud of her friend's courage to want to help others as Michelle was suffering from the effects of cancer herself. Kim's goal is to continue Michelle's mission and make this not-for-profit organization everything her friend wanted it to be.

Kim may be contacted through email: kimb@yeswecansir.org
Donna Schraa
Vice President
Donna Schraa is a mom, grandmother and wife of 40 years. After graduating from Albany High School, she married and was a stay at home mom for her three children until they were of school age. At that time, she obtained a career in the Mortgage Banking Industry where she learned management, communication, organization, marketing and people skills. She was very successful receiving many promotions and awards over a 15 yr. span. Donna decided to leave the Industry in 2001 to be a stay at home grandma providing care to her grandchildren, niece and nephew until they became of school age. She is currently a Personal Asst./Caregiver for a young, beautiful woman living with MS. and Secretary/Events Coordinator for "yeswecansir," a non-for-profit organization founded by her sister in law, Michelle Gordon. Her love for Michelle, family, friends and her desire to help others in need is where her true passion lies. She is dedicated in her efforts to assist in the success of "Yes We Can Sir."

Donna may be contacted through email: donnas@yeswecansir.org
Melanie Schraa
Volunteer Coordinator
Melanie obtained her Bachelors degree in Social Work at Colorado State University. She was hired to be the Volunteer Coordinator for The Harmony House, a program of CASA, Inc in Colorado Upon relocating to New York, she worked with at-risk youth and their families in the Capital Region for 7 years. Currently she is owner/proprietor of a housecleaning business. A career change she decided to endure in order to be home more with her children. A long time friend of Michelle Gordon, founder of YWCS, she often spoke with her in regards to her gratitude for all of the support she received from family and friends during her battle with colon cancer and wondered with a heavy heart what "all of the people with cancer that don't have this kind of support do" Michelle's empathy for those who are faced with a caner diagnosis with little support has been an inspiration to Melanie and has led her to become a part of our organization.

Melanie may be contacted through email: melanies@yeswecansir.org
Shannon Schraa
Health/Photography Coordinator
Shannon worked several years in retail, before pursuing her dream to become a nurse. After moving, a few hard years of school, raising her daughter and having her 2nd child she graduated from Suny Adirondack and is now a Registered Nurse at Glens Falls Hospital. She plans to work on the oncology unit in the future and possibly someday do hospice care. She recently joined our team and is very honored and excited to help this organization grow.

Shannon may be contacted through email: shannons@yeswecansir.org