United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Welcomes New Board Members

February 24, 2014

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, now comprised of 18 leaders. United Way’s Board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization. 
Michelle S. O’Reilly, Certified Public Accountant | O’Connor Davies, LLP 
Michelle S. O’Reilly is a Certified Public Accountant at O’Connor Davies, LLP with fourteen years of public accounting experience. Ms. O’Reilly specializes in auditing not-for-profit organizations, as well as, for-profit organizations in the biopharmaceutical, construction and manufacturing industries, employee benefit plans, and personal and business income taxation. Ms. O’Reilly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marist College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Non-Profit Committee.
Michael S. Rosenberg, Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Special Education | State University of New York at New Paltz 
Michael S. Rosenberg is Dean of the School of Education and a Professor of Special Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz with more than 25 years of experience in his field. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Rosenberg was a Professor in the Department of Special Education and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rosenberg is the co-editor of Teacher Education and Special Education and co-authored five textbooks on various topics in special education. Dr. Rosenberg received his doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University and was a 2008 Fulbright Fellow at Saint Patrick’s College in Dublin, Ireland.  
“As we continue to make meaningful impact in the areas of education, income and health, the thoughtful leadership and expertise that come from these two new members will continue to position United Way as the one organization that brings people, businesses and organizations from all across the community together to accomplish great things,” said Chair of the Board of Directors Steven Howell. Howell is a Partner at Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP and has served on the United Way Board of Directors for 16 years. 
New Board members were nominated for their leadership positions in business, government, or community organizations, their dedication to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s mission, goals and objectives, and their expertise and experience. Selected by a nominating committee of current Board members, the new members are eligible to serve up to two three-year terms.