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
Marist College
Whitney Humphrey
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   
Nubian Directions
Stacey Nelson 
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 
Jeff Bank
Sarah Anderson
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
Christopher Rosengergen
Ulster Savings Bank
Maureen Tompkins
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.