Board & Governance

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors that consists of 13 elected community volunteers; 2 voting members appointed by the Orleans County Legislature, and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Orleans County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, prioritizes educational programs and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes and other services that we offer the residents of Orleans County, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCE-Orleans is delighted to have active and diverse Board of Directors and Program Committees, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!

Board member contact information

Last First Email Address
Mrzwyka Amanda mandzie05@yahoo.com
Welker Zack zacherywelker@gmail.com
Iniguez Jose jiniguez.lff@gmail.com
Oakes Chris christopher@lynoakenfarms.com
McCann Megann megan.mcann@ny.nacdnet.net
Kast Cheryl jctkast@aol.com
Doty Ben cariedoty@yahoo.com
Flansburg Chris chris.flansburg@bcagtech.com
Sidonio Joe upsc@rochester.rr.com
Pollard Amanda apollard57@icloud.com
Bedard Kevin kbedard51@gmail.com
Seal Natalie nataliebseal@gmail.com
Seielstad Marlene marsmail@rochester.rr.com
Eick Bill bill.eick@orleanscountyny.gov
DeRoller Kenneth ken.deroller@orleanscountyny.gov
Mooneyhan Renee rls476@cornell.edu

Last updated August 13, 2021