Community Impact Committee

As a committee of the Board of Directors of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, the Community Impact Committee establishes funding priorities and invests resources to fulfill our organization's Community Impact goals. This committee of volunteers provides direction as to the allocation of resources in the Community Fund, and measures the results of our funded partner activities. They have been instrumental in the development of our Blueprint for Change, and RFP Process.

Steve Lant
Council Co-Chair 
Member of United Way Board of Directors
Retired CEO, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Debra Bonnerwith 
Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services  
Ava Bynum
Member of United Way Board of Directors 
Hudson Valley Seed
Melissa Gaeke 
Education Council Co-Chair
Marist College 
DeWayne Haygood 
Income Council Chair
Jeff Bank   
Whitney Humphrey 
Education Council Co-Chair
Family Services, Inc  
Mario Johnson 
Health Council Co-Chair 
Nubian Directions
Anthony Mariani 
Cornerstone Family Healthcare
James McGuirk, PhD  
Astor Services for Children & Families
Cristin McPeake 
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Mary Jean Skelly Miller 
The Chazen Companies
Stacey Nelson 
Health Council Co-Chair
Community Volunteer
Marta Newkirk 
Dutchess Community College
Matthew Paquet 
Member of United Way Board of Directors Young Leaders United
Abilities First / Dutchess Community College
Jamie VanDodick  
IBM Corporation 
Christie VanHorne 
Jeanne Wagner 
Child Care Council of Dutchess/Putnam
Community Impact Councils make recommendations and gather information for the Community Impact Committee.