Board of Directors 

The NYSCAA Board of Directors is made up of dedicated individuals from NYSCAA member agencies. Most board members are Executive Directors of local CAAs and others are key CAA staff.


  • Maureen Abbott, President - Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
  • Diane Hewitt-Johnson, Vice-President - Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
  • Amy Turner, Secretary - Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Diane Cooper-Currier, Treasurer - Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.


  • Shelly Bartow, Delaware Opportunities
  • Neenah Bland - Albany Community Action Partnership
  • Mike Bobbitt - NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Lesley Gooch Christman - ACCORD Corporation
  • Renee Hungerford - Community Action of Orleans & Genesee
  • Nicole Laurin - JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties, Inc.
  • Eric Poulson, Nassau EOC
  • Charles Quinn - RECAP
  • Greg Richards - Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO)
  • Laura Rossman - Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.
  • Tina Sharpe - Columbia Opportunities, Inc.
  • Tanya Shalor- Opportunities for Otsego
  • Elizabeth Spira - Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County
  • Amy Turner - Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Nancy Turo - PEACE, Inc.
  • Jerome Underwood – Action for a Better Community, Inc.
  • Denis Wilson - Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Tina Zerbian - Connecting Communities in Action