Community Impact Volunteer Councils

Recognizing the value of inclusiveness and the perspectives, opinions, and experiences of the broadest possible cross section of people, there are community councils for each of the three key areas of impact: education, income and health. United Way invited members from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to join our efforts. We spoke with parents, students, and volunteers, we invited the community. And we engaged retired educators and experts from each of our key areas to give us insight from the field. Below are the core volunteers that work alongside us for Community Fund investing.

Education Council

Melissa Gaeke
Co-Chair 
Marist College
 
Whitney Humphrey
Co-Chair 
Family Services, Inc
 
Ed Broderick
Community Volunteer
 
Kevin Carr
IBM Corporation
 
Kimberly Fragetta 
Head Start, Astor Services for Children & Families
 
Maureen Jagos 
Chester Library
 
Patty King 
New Hope Community Center
 
David Mancari 
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
 
Kathleen O’Keefe 
Mount Saint Mary College 
 
Lauren Owens 
Middletown and Newburgh Healthy Families
 
Karolyn Thompson 
Leadership Orange
 
Chris Valdez 
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
 
Rachel Wilson 
Orange County Youth Bureau
 
Rachel Wilson 
Orange County Youth Bureau
 

Health Council

Mario Johnson   
Co-Chair
Nubian Directions
 
Stacey Nelson 
Co-Chair
Community Volunteer
 
John Bradley
Vassar College
 
Megan Deichler   
Helmsley Charitable Trust
 
Siedha Holmes   
Price Chopper
 
Bob Legacy   
Holy Trinity
 
David Lehman   
Metal Container Corporation
 
Valerie Litt   
Access: Supports for Living
 
Lisa Massarelli   
Community Volunteer
 
Steven McLaughlin   
Action Towards Independence
 
Dominique Mills   
Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange & Sullivan
 
Andrew O’Grady, LCSW-R 
Mental Health America of Dutchess County
 
Sarah Salem
Dutchess Outreach, Inc
 
Income Council
 
DeWayne Haygood 
Chair
Jeff Bank
 
Sarah Anderson
RBT CPAs, LLP
 
Christopher Czerwonka 
State University of New York Albany / Hofstra University
 
Norva Marvullo 
Wappingers Central School District
 
Kristina Patsalos 
Orange Works!
 
Valerie Paul 
Community Volunteer
 
Jesse Sarubi 
Cornerstone Family Healthcare
 
Nadine Sheehan
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union 
 
Fay Williams
Youth Advocate Program
 
Veterans Council
 
Solomon Chouicha
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
 
Cindy Coughlin
Peoples United Bank
 
Peg Graham
The Culinary Institute of America
 
Tom Lawrence
Poughkeepsie Public Library District 
 
Kate Macaluso
Adelphi University
 
Tarsha McNeil
Community Volunteer
 
Nelson “Eddy” Rivera
Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
 
Adam Roche
Vet2Vet
 
Christopher Rosengergen
Ulster Savings Bank
 
Maureen Tompkins
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.